Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Episode 3: Snuggle Bunnies

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Episode 3

Sakuta and Mai may very well have become my favourite couple this year during this episode. It isn’t that they are actually overly sweet on each other, though there are definitely those cute moments and I particularly loved Mai helping Sakuta catch some sleep and letting him know he’d done enough (okay, technically she drugged him so there might be some sort of issue there). No, it is just the atmosphere around the two of them and the way their dialogue flows back and forth with an ease and comfort that just makes them a pleasure to see together and to listen to. The give and take in the dialogue and in their actions just creates a beautiful chemistry that makes this episode a fairly solid third episode despite a few minor niggles along the way (please stop letting the characters run, they aren’t good at making it look like they are actually moving forward).


Outside of just how great spending time with this pair of characters is, this episode gave a very satisfying, if slightly cringe-worthy, conclusion to the mystery of Mai’s disappearance. There’s enough emotional tension built up and while you could get quite critical of Sakuta’s solution if you wanted to be really jaded about the whole thing, or if it just didn’t emotionally work for you, I really loved the moment finding it the perfect cap to three episodes I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Episode 3

But, that leaves us with the problem of the rest of the season. None of us really knew what we were getting with this show and the whole bunny-girl thing put me off looking for information about the title so I’ve really been flying blind. While I thought they would stretch this mystery out longer, I’m really glad they didn’t and there’s still plenty to wonder about as it is quite clear Mai’s isn’t the only case of weird things happening. And, the anime does point a direction for the rest of the season.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senapi Episode 3

The introduction of a new mystery to solve. After the Schrodinger’s Cat theory this time they have suggested we’re moving on to Laplace’s Demon which could be interesting but at the same time makes me wonder if we’re going to connect these stories together in a meaningful way or whether they are going to turn this into a series of cases the main cast just kind of deal with for a few episodes. Either option is fine, but to be honest I’m kind of going to want more Mai and Sakuta.

Here’s hoping the rest of the season can be as solid as the first three episodes have been.

11 thoughts on “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Episode 3: Snuggle Bunnies

  1. There chemistry is a joy to watch. Even the awkward cringeworthy stuff leaves me grinning from ear to ear.

    I think the main story is what happened to Sakuta, which I think we’ll find out more as he helps others with their own problems. I’ve only seen four so far.

  2. I must confess to feeling a bit disappointed when it seemed this arc has come to an end. I thought it would be a show long story – instead it appears to be akin to Amagami SS and have Sakuta work with a different girl every three episodes. :-/

    But this also has promise to address a number of different issues this way so I’ll still give it a go! 🙂

    1. While I was surprised, I was also happy they didn’t just drag it out for the sake of it and they did give the story a solid resolution. If worst comes to worst with this show, the first three episodes will always be a solid story on their own and worth watching.

  3. Absolutely loving this series, and I hope that the following story arc is just as good. It would be an absolute shame if they front-loaded all the good stuff and just tread water for the next part.

    I still hold to my view that we are watching a Japanese version of a “Garden State” like movie, but it is still probably the strongest anime of the year, aside from Golden Kamuy. Really interested in seeing if they can keep that momentum up.

    1. I’m kind of hoping it isn’t a Hyouka situation where after the first mystery is resolved it all just kind of meanders about. Some people really liked that, but for me after they got through the first bit and then just found other cases to solve it all just kind of lost me.

  4. I really loved this episode too. The dialogue and chemistry between these two is just so heartwarming. I was surprised a bit by the fact that the mystery was resolved already: so I am wondering what the show has in store for us the upcoming weeks. Oh and I agree with the running movements lol: that does look a little bit awkward 😂😂
    Overall though for me this is still the show of the season: something I never in my wildest dreams would have expected when I first heard the title for this 😊

    1. Yeah, with the exception of the running this anime has been pretty great to watch, the dialogue has been fantastic and I really have enjoyed the characters and the first mystery. Hoping that whatever they introduce next week can hold up as this has been my favourite anime so far this season.

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