Many aspects of Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai have perplexed viewers, but the concept of Shoko Makinohara is unquestionably one of them. The stunning Shoko first appears as an older high school student, then as a much younger girl before returning to her senpai role.
Many fans wonder if the ‘Shokos’ are the same girl, as both young ladies possess identical names and uncannily similar appearances, or if the older one is just a fabrication of Sakuta Azusagawa’s mind, as Futaba suggests. Season 1’s ending left more questions to unpack than answers, as fans are left to determine for themselves the true nature of Shoko’s existence.The stunning Shoko first appeared to Sakuta on Shichigahara Beach wearing a Minegahara High school uniform, ready to comfort the distraught stranger in his time of need. Sakuta’s sister, Kaede, has been hospitalized due to a violent case of Puberty Syndrome, and his world was simply falling apart. For some reason, he opens up to Shoko, revealing the deepest fears in his heart to a complete stranger, and receives the most comforting and encouraging words as a result.