The Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Volume 12 release date is on December 9, 2022. There will be a special edition of the new light novel released by Japanese publisher Kadokawa.
The official title of Seishun Buta Yarou Volume 12 is Rascal Does Not Dream of My Student (Seishun Buta Yarou wa My Student no Yume o minai). The title of each light novel is a reference to the female character that’s the focus of the book’s plot.
The last light novel, Seishun Buta Yarou Volume 11: Rascal Does Not Dream of a Nightingale, was released way back on December 10, 2020, so Aobuta fans have been waiting for almost 2 years to the day.
Historically, two books came out each year after the series first started, although author Hajime Kamoshida took a break in 2017. But then progress on the light novel series stalled out for 2 years beginning in 2020.
It’s never been announced whether the COVID pandemic was a factor in delaying Kamoshida’s progress or whether the writer was simply busy with other projects. In 2017, Kamoshida wrote the series composition and scripts for the Just Because! anime. In 2021, he was also the scriptwriter for the Tawawa on Monday 2 anime.
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl anime sequel announced
The Aobuta anime series hosted a live streaming event on the morning of Saturday, September 24, 2022. During the event, it was confirmed that a Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai anime sequel project is planned.
Studio CloverWorks will return to make the sequel. It was also recently announced that the studio will be producing the My Dress-Up Darling Season 2 anime TV show.
While the format has not been announced yet, it’s been confirmed that light novels Volume 8: Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out and Volume 9: Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Girl will be adapted into an anime sequel. Thus, it’s possible the sequel could be Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai Season 2 or Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai movie 2, although the latter seems more likely.
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Season 1 adapted the first 5 light novels.
- Volume 1 Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai: Episodes 1-3
- Volume 2 Rascal Does Not Dream of Little Devil Kohai: Episodes 4-6
- Volume 3 Rascal Does Not Dream of a Logical Witch: Episodes 7-8
- Volume 4 Rascal Does Not Dream of an Idol With a Sister Complex: Episodes 9-10
- Volume 5 Rascal Does Not Dream of a House-sitting Little Sister: Episodes 11-13
The first Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai movie was officially titled Rascal Does Not Dream Of A Dreaming Girl (Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai). The 2019 film adapted light novels Volume 6: Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl and Volume 7: Rascal Does Not Dream of His First Love.
Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai manga compared to the light novel series
The Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai light novel series is being created by author Hajime Kamoshida and illustrator Keeji Mizoguchi. Kamoshida’s debut work in 2007 was Saga of a World Without God, but he’s better known for his light novel series The Pet Girl of Sakurasou.
Each book in the Rascal series has a title unique to the story. First started in 2014, the series is up to Seishun Buta Yarou Volume 11: Rascal Does Not Dream of a Nightingale as of December 10, 2020.
Starting in 2016, Kamoshida teamed up with manga illustrator Tsugumi Nanamiya to begin serializing the story. By the time the anime’s first season aired in 2018, the Seishun Buta Yarou manga was only up to Volume 3. As of July 2022, manga Volume 6 had adapted up to the story of light novel Volume 3: Rascal Does Not Dream of Logical Witch.
In 2020, Yen Press finally announced the official English translation for both the light novel series and the Bunny Girl Senpai manga. The English light novels will be up to Volume 10 as of March 21, 2023, while Volumes 1 through 4 of the English manga were released as 2-in-1 omnibus editions in 2020 (each adapted story had its own manga volume). There are also fan-made translation projects for both mediums.