Yen Press just announced that they would be publishing the official English translation of Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai. The light novel (Japan's version of the Young Adult genre) is a comedy about a high school student who discovers he's the only one who can see a famous female schoolmate. A minor celebrity with a television career, she's in the process of becoming invisible and possibly disappearing altogether. Since no one could see her, she decided to just walk around in a bunny outfit, just because she could. He decides to help her. Since he's the only one who can see and hear her, she doesn't really have a choice. As he discovers more about her to uncover the key to the mystery, they become a classic bickering rom-com couple.
The high school rom-com is written by Hajime Kamoshida and illustrated by Keji Mizoguchi and is now available in print and digitally.
Yen Press also announced the launch of the novel earlier today on Twitter.
Want bunny girls in your library?
Here's a look at the printed copy of the Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai light novel! pic.twitter.com/jsu02LWIN9
— Yen Press (@yenpress) April 23, 2020
The series inspired a hit anime adaptation, which currently streams on Hulu and Funimation.com, as well as a bestselling manga series and a live-action feature film that was released in Japan last year.
The official synopsis of the book reads thus:
"Out of sight, out of mind!
Bunny girls do not live in libraries. This is simply common sense. And yet, that's
exactly where Sakuta finds one in the wild. More bewildering is who the bunny girl is: Mai Sakurajima, a girl one year older than Sakuta, famous at their school for her acting career even though she's currently on break. To top it all off, it seems like no one else in the library can see Mai at all, no matter what she does or…wears. Wanting to find out more about this mystery and maybe get a little closer to this beautiful upperclassman in the process, Sakuta launches an investigation to discover why an unforgettable bunny girl keeps becoming totally invisible."