“Siscon Idol” Light Novel Adapted into Manga, Rascal Does Not Dream
The official Twitter page for the manga versions of Hajime Kamoshida’s Seishun Buta Yarō (Rascal Does Not Dream) lightweight novel series announced in the last month of the year that Jun Miyazaki is converting the Seishun Buta Yarō wa Siscon no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of a Siscon Idol) book into a manga on Kadokawa’s G’s Channel portal. The inaugural chapter was launched on the last Christmas Day.
IT’S A DOUBLE BIND?! Sakuta is thrilled to have an opportunity to finally reconnect with Mai, but instead, he is confronted by a stranger who resembles her. It seems that Adolescence Syndrome has decided to revisit Mai and has compelled her to switch bodies with Nodoka Toyohama, an up-and-coming showbiz personality…who is also Mai’s half-sibling! With no immediate solution in sight, each sibling is forced to assume the other’s identity and try to navigate their respective lives as smoothly as possible. The problem is, it seems Nodoka is busy with something else than just adapting to Mai’s routine…
Rascal Does Not Dream of Siscon Idol represents the fourth book in the Seishun Buta Yarō lightweight novel series.
Manga versions of the fifth and sixth books came to life on G’s Channel on the last day of April.
Previously, three other manga adaptations were made based on the first three books of the light novel series.
Tsugumi Nanamiya was responsible for illustrating the Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai manga, which was published in Kadokawa’s Dengeki G’s Comic magazine from 2015 to 2018 spanning two volumes.
Tsukumo Asakusa illustrated the Rascal Does Not Dream of Petite Devil Kohai manga, which was published in Dengeki G’s Comic from 2018 to 2019 spanning two volumes. Tsukako Akina is recognized for the Seishun Buta Yarō wa Logical Witch no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does not Dream of a Logical Witch) manga, which was published on Kadokawa’s ComicWalker site from August 2020 to May 2022 spanning two volumes. Yen Press published the first trio of manga in English.
The TV anime based on the light novel series, named Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai), made its debut in Japan in October 2018 and comprised 13 episodes. The anime represented the story up to the fifth novel volume. Aniplex of America streamed the series on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and other platforms.
The anime motion picture that represents the the sixth and seventh light novel volumes in the series, named Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yume-Miru Shōjo no Yume wo Minai), was premiered in Japan in June 2019. Aniplex of America and Funimation Films screened the anime in the United States.
The sequel anime project Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid project represents the eighth and ninth novels in the series: Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out and Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid.
Kadokawa published the first novel in Hajime Kamoshida’s series, titled Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai), in April 2014. The novel series is being issued in English by Yen Press.
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