Yumekui Merry

Dream Eater Merry

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Synonyms: Yumekui Merry
Japanese: 夢喰いメリー
English: Dream Eater Merry
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2011 to Apr 8, 2011
Premiered: Winter 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.901 (scored by 6251162,511 users)
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Ranked: #45842
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Popularity: #1599
Members: 136,182
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High school student Yumeji Fujiwara has the ability to see people's dreams. Despite the visions never appearing clear or concrete, he is able to predict them by sensing the person's "aura." Normally, this skill is a fun trick to play on his classmates, but Yumeji only ever sees himself having the same nightmare every night.

To his surprise, the nightmare continues in the middle of the day even before Yumeji has fallen asleep. The unexpected event was triggered by a dream demon—an inhabitant of the world of dreams who wants to use Yumeji's body as a vessel to fully enter the real world. However, Yumeji is saved by the timely arrival of Merry Nightmare, another dream demon who can somehow physically manifest without a host and is instead trying to return to her own realm.

As more dream demons continue to push into reality, it is up to Yumeji and Merry to fight back against the invasion before everyone's nightmares materialize.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


As the source material was still ongoing at the time, Yumekui Merry received an original ending. The director of the series, Shigeyasu Yamauchi, made a comment during an official talk session saying that he had regretted how the anime adaptation had turned out. Following this announcement, original creator Yoshitaka Ushiki made a statement on his official Twitter expressing his disappointment about the director's comment.

The series was released on Blu-ray and DVD as Dream Eater Merry by Sentai Filmworks on March 27, 2012.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tanaka, Junichirou
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
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"Daydream Syndrome" by Marina Fujiwara (藤原鞠菜)


Jun 19, 2016

I had heard of the name of Yumekui Merry on several boards around the internet about a year ago. I had never really looked into it or even read about it in the aforementioned boards. But, the name somehow just stuck with me.

Then, a couple of days ago, a person I know recommended this anime to me after I had asked for a random recommendation meeting the criteria of ‘it just has to be interesting’. Well, I just watched it and his suggestion really delivered. That was just that, though. Yumekui Merry is only interesting.

Now is that a bad thing? Definitely not. ...
Jan 10, 2016
Mixed Feelings
13 episodes of this anime didn't give this anime justice. The story was pacing well until it gets to one of the middle episodes. It returns to regular pacing until towards the end. Everything is rushed and you weren't given enough time to process what was going on. They had trivial stuff in the anime that I felt were teasers, as if they were going to have a back story or explanation them, but none at all. The main character was also VERY stereotypical MC at the very end. The concept of this anime wasn't widened out enough for us to call it a great, ...
Nov 20, 2020
"There really are no hopes or dreams."

The tagline is Merry Nightmare's famous catchphrase, and it hold true to the source material. In the world of Yumekui Merry, dreams and reality are one and the same. Originally created by a 東方Project dōjin artist (known for creating the somewhat-famous comic, "Advent Cirno"), the story has a fresh take on the Japanese lore of dream demons, known as muma (夢魔); and the trickling string of fate that ties them to the entire human race!

⚠️ This review has light spoilers ⚠️


This series starts off strong, with the introduction of Jōji Nakata's character, "Chaser" John Doe! This character is enigmatic ...

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