Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha

The Dreaming Boy is a Realist

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Japanese: 夢見る男子は現実主義者
English: The Dreaming Boy is a Realist
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2023 to Sep 19, 2023
Premiered: Summer 2023
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.621 (scored by 5186851,868 users)
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Ranked: #59582
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Popularity: #1734
Members: 122,840
Favorites: 807

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Wataru Sajou is infamous in his school for persistently seeking the attention of his crush, Aika Natsukawa. His usual day revolves around shadowing her and confessing his undying love at every turn. However, a moment of epiphany leads Wataru to relinquish his childish behavior and face the reality that she will never return his one-sided feelings. He distances himself from Aika and spends his newfound spare time with his friends and in the company of other lovely girls.

As Wataru moves on, Aika starts approaching him in unusually suggestive ways—making him question whether giving up on his love was the right decision after all.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha was released on Blu-ray in three volumes from November 22, 2023, to January 24, 2024.

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"Paraglider" by Kaori Ishihara

Ending Theme

"#Yume wa Mijikashi Koi Seyo Otome (#夢は短し恋せよ乙女)" by Aika Natsukawa (CV: Akiho Suzumoto)


Nov 10, 2023
Let me start with where this review comes from. I can't stand the "will-they-won't-they" romcoms. What is this anime? Yes, a psuedo "will-they-won't-they" romcom. I also hate tsundere to my guts. Hell, they make my skin crawl. Who is the FMC? Yes, a damn tsundere. What do I hate even more than tsundere? Self-insert simp MCs. Who is the protag here? Yes, exactly, your avarage joe self-insert simp. So, as you can see this anime ticked all the checkboxes which could make any show a candidate for the "my most hated anime of the year" award. Why did I watch this then? Well, this summer ...
Nov 22, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This anime is a poor man's version of OreGairu, but it started with such a promising premise.

The main character, the eponymous dreaming boy who became a realist, decided to stop simping for a girl so nakedly because it was weirding her out and made him out to be a total creep, so he will just simp from a far. This was a great move from him, because it allows him to interact with more people and develop as a more complete person instead of simping the girl for the entirety of high school.

However, this anime sabotages itself with the generic animation and uninspired ...
Nov 14, 2023
While searching for a rom-com you somehow stumbled upon this show right here. Did you think you have found a romance where MC loses determination trying to hook up with his crush and moves on in some unique manner ? Well you ain't getting that here.

The only good thing about this show is it's concept. I was quite tempted to see a show about a character that goes through a drastic change with some sweet romance on top, but it seems one expects too much from 6* show.

Excluding concept everything else is garbage. The final ship just suddenly bloomed from one episode to another, arcs ...

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