U.S. screenings open on October 2, 3; Canadian screenings on October 4, 5
Aniplex of America announced during its panel at Crunchyroll Expo on Sunday 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 October 2 and 3, and in Canada on October 4 and 5. Advance ticket sales begin on September 6.
Aniplex of America is also streaming a trailer for the film.
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).
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, and 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).
Sources: Press release, Aniplex of America‘s Crunchyroll Expo panel