Yume kara, Samenai

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Can't Stop Dreaming
Japanese: 夢から、さめない


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 26, 1987
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genre: RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 36 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 4.481 (scored by 10731,073 users)
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Ranked: #131552
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Popularity: #11037
Members: 2,289
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Episodes: /1


Student Takao is inexorably drawn toward Sao despite class rumors that she has appeared in a porno movie.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fujii, Takao

Sasaki, Nozomu


Yamazaki, Tetsuya


Ootaki, Shinya

Kawahara, Sunao

Sano, Ryouko

Amagase, Koyuki



Inoue, Osamu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Sano, Ryouko
Theme Song Performance
Tomizawa, Kazuo
Key Animation, Animation Director


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Ending Theme

"Yume kara Samenai (夢からさめない)" by Ryouko Sano (佐野量子)


Oct 25, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Very few people seem to have watched this anime. I had to watch it wthout subs because they did not seem available. Either way, this is not an outstanding show; it is pretty short and the story is fairly simple. On the positive side, we get to experience SHAFT before head-tilts and some pretty cheesy 1980s music.

I honestly think the anime is too short ot merit a review, but I found it interesting enough to guide people to watch it. It's refreshing to see the changes in anime since the 1980s. Imagine being asked to smell coffee beans in a perfume shop to recalibrate ...
Nov 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
A floaty piece of fiction. A youthful story of a few students still growing up. A small event of romance told in a few sentences.

Amidst images of youthful sakura blossoms and tranquil music, the sun of nostalgic time passes through the cells animating our characters and their world. Boy meets girl on a hot summer day. When a new school year begins they find themselves in the same class and their connection happens. But the girl excluded by the rest has a dirty rumor to her name. The protagonist must find the answer to this casual enigma among the palpitations of the love of his ...
May 13, 2016
Yume Kara, Samenai is a single-episode OVA, and also a SHAFT work. To be more precise, this is SHAFT's first-ever original work. Despite being founded in 1975, SHAFT didn't get around to actually making their own original anime until Yume Kara, Samenai in 1987, but they did work on animation as a subcontractor in the years preceding Yume Kara's release. This OVA is one of the lesser known SHAFT works, so much so that you've probably never heard of it before you clicked on this page. Suffice it to say, there are no English subtitles for this work. If the synopsis has piqued your interest ...


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