Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai – First Impressions (Episodes 1-4)

What’s it about? Sakuta can’t help but stare as Mai Sakirajima, the famous teen actor walks around the library in a bunny suit, but bizarrely, he’s the only one that does. Mai suffers from a strange affliction called Adolescence Syndrome. It this particular version no one can see her. Sakuta is determined to help her, being no stranger to Adolescence Syndrome himself.

What are your first impressions? This anime, despite its long and absurd name, is spectacular. The weird afflictions plaguing various students seem to be physical manifestations of the mental anguish and isolation of a school’s atmosphere. It’s bizarre and incredible all at the same time. Sakuta is an interesting character and has some of the best lines. His relationship with Mai is fun, as she likes to torment him at every possible opportunity.

Favourite character so far? It has to be Sakuta, mostly for his comment about his lewd thoughts being a million times worse than Mai could imagine. He just seems to end up in the worst and funniest situations. After just four episodes, I can’t wait to see what else he gets up to.

Who do you want to see more of? I really enjoy Sakuta’s interactions with Futaba, the sole science club member. It’s really interesting to see her applying science concepts to the Adolescence Syndrome, something clearly she does not believe in.

Are you going to continue watching? Absolutely. This is one of the reasons I kept watching seasonal anime after diving into it last season. Just trying to watch everything has opened up numerous anime series that I would never have watched if I was sticking to bingeing shows. I love it when a show surprises me, and this one blew me away.

10 Comments

  1. This one was definitely surprising and yet in a great way. I absolutely love the dialogue and the characters just keep getting better.

    • Yeah, the interactions between the characters are really good. I love how frank Satura is and how much Mai loves to torment him.

  2. This is tied with Golden Kamuy as my anime of the year. Though this weeks episode wasn’t as solid, this show is doing too much right. Can’t wait to dig into this show when it’s done

    • I’m bingeing then in blocks of four so should be catching up soon.

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  4. I’m glad I didn’t torture myself with having to wait weekly for episodes.
    I actually finished the anime in a single day.

    Also, if you don’t mind me asking, do you store your images on Pinterest?
    Is that why I see the “save” button pop up when I hover over your images?

    • Yeah, it was hell! I did end up watching the last 5 back to back, which was a good idea.

      No. It’s a plug-in that makes any image on my site pinable, creating a link back to my site.

    • Gotcha, was curious about that thanks.

    • I need to get better at pinning all my images. Want to find a way to automate it, if it’s possible? Plus I need to add some portrait images which are better for Pinterest.

    • Yeah I know that some people upload their images to other sites and then use them in their posts from there, so they don’t use up their own website storage, which is what had me curious about pinterest.

      Considering I just figured out connecting my blog to Twitter last week, I have a long way to go haha

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