At the Crunchyroll Expo on Sunday, Aniplex of America announced that it is collaborating with Funimation Films to screen Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yume-Miru Shōjo no Yume wo Minai), the anime film based on Hajime Kamoshida‘s Seishun Buta Yarō light novel series, in theaters in the United States and Canada. The film will screen in the United States on the 2nd and 3rd of October, and on the 4th and 5th of October in Canada. Ticket sales began on September 6.
Here is the trailer than Aniplex has released:
The film opened in Japan on June 15, and debuted at #7 in its opening weekend. The film earned a cumulative total of 373,520,090 yen (about US$3.43 million) as per AnimeNewsNetwork quotes.
Aniplex of America screened the United States premiere of the film at Anime Expo on July 7.
Aniplex of America describes the film’s story:
In Fujiwara, where the skies are bright and the seas glisten, Sakuta Azusagawa is in his second year of high school. His blissful days with his girlfriend and upperclassman, Mai Sakurajima, are interrupted with the appearance of his first crush, Shoko Makinohara. For reasons unknown, he encounters two Shokos: one in middle school and another who has become an adult.
As Sakuta finds himself helplessly living with Shoko, the adult Shoko leads him around by the nose, causing a huge rift in his relationship with Mai.
In the midst of all this, he discovers that the middle school Shoko is suffering from a grave illness and his scar begins to throb…
The film featured a returning staff and cast, including:
Director Sōichi Masui
Scriptwriter: Masahiro Yokotani
Character designer: Satomi Tamura
Musical composer: fox capture plan
Animation production studio: CloverWorks.
The movie adapts the sixth and seventh light novel volumes, Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yume-Miru Shōjo no Yume wo Minai and Seishun Buta Yarō wa Hatsukoi Shōjo no Yume wo Minai (The Young Pig-Rascal Isn’t Dreaming of a First-Love Girl).