The upcoming anime movie Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid, which is due to hit Japanese theaters on December 1, has revealed a full trailer. This is part of the sequel anime project for the Rascal Does Not Dream light novels.
The movie is being made at CloverWorks, with Sōichi Masui helming the project as director. The person who both supervised and wrote the script is Masahiro Yokotani. The tasks of character design and chief animation direction were done by Satomi Tamura. All of them have previously worked in this franchise.
For those lucky enough to attend, there will be an advance screening November 26 located at the Shinjuku Wald 9 theater in Tokyo. Members of the cast will be there.
The previous Rascal anime movie, Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out, was released in Japan last June. During its opening weekend, it came in fourth place at the box office. Before that was the movie Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl, and there is also a TV anime series that adapted some of the light novels.
Yen Press publishes the original light novels, as well as their manga adaptations. It gave this description for The Rascal Does Not Dream of a Knapsack Kid light novel:
March has arrived, meaning there’s only one month left in the third term. Mai’s graduation has come and gone. This might be a time for change, but that isn’t nearly enough to explain why Sakuta meets a little girl who looks just like Mai did when she was a child actress. Before he can even begin to unravel this fresh mystery, his father calls. Their family hasn’t lived together since Kaede was bullied. Two long years later, their mother says she wants to see her daughter. What’s changed, and what’s stayed the same? There’s only one way to find out…
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