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: 6.631 (scored by 6854168,541 users)
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Ranked: #62262
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Popularity: #1552
Members: 147,808
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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.

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

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Opening Theme

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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)


Apr 16, 2024
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 ...
Sep 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Imagine Oregairu with shittier writing and a 10th of the artistic and animation quality. That’s Yumemiru. Whether or not that appeals to you really depends on how much you like the witty/psycho-social analysis style of romcom.

This was truly a difficult one for me to rate because on one hand, I did actually enjoy the show for the most part. It started slow, but picked up after a few episodes and had some genuinely interesting social scenarios in which the MC found himself needing to help other people. But it’s frustrating because it squandered a lot of potential, was poorly paced and focused on some ...
Sep 18, 2023
In short:
Good setup ticked all the boxes that is need to be ticked for a decent psyhological romcom, could have been good i feel like if care was put into it. ChatGPT dialogue, weird animation, convoluted and compliacted characters. Story lines start up and go nowhere, bad message story-wise. I mostly watched it because tsundere interactions. Its mostly about a tsundere having stockholm syndrome towards her ex-simp.

In long:
The story's key points can be summarized in the initial episodes where the two main characters, or MCs, first interact. During this time, the girl begins to experience feelings of loneliness and sadness as the boy ...

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