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 6276762,767 users)
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Ranked: #46022
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Popularity: #1628
Members: 136,883
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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


Yoshikawa, Atsushi
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Daydream Syndrome" by Marina Fujiwara (藤原鞠菜)


May 18, 2011
They say that variety is the spice of life, but if that's true, then why is there such a lack of it in anime and manga? Part of the problem stems from the fact that there seems to be a certain number of themes that can be considered the "bread and butter" of the industry, but the subject of dreams is surprisingly not one of them. This is more than a little odd as Eastern folklore is littered with stories about dreams, and one has to wonder why such a rich and varied theme tends to be ignored.

So what is a dream?

There are those who ...
Apr 10, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Watching Yumekui Merry was like riding a jeep down a long, bumpy road spanning several steep hills. When it was good, it was pretty compelling. When it was bad, it was almost impossible to slog through. Though the good outweighed the bad enough to not make me dread the next episode.

Now, I don't expect anyone was especially thrilled to see another show that used every shounen trope to its fullest extent, with a bland male lead, an unstoppable and infuriating lead villain, and a plucky tsundere sidekick.

The story, which isn't properly divulged in the synopsis, is as such: Yumeji is your standard shounen protagonist ...
May 8, 2011
When Yumekui Merry started at the beginning of the Winter 11 season I felt it was going to be good show. It had an interesting art style, the characters were likable, and the production was done by JCStaff. An animation studio that I adore for making previous works such as Kaichou wa Maid-sama and the Index series. But something went wrong. Everything fell apart by the end. Plot holes, ruined characters, inconsistent art, and one of the worst finales I’ve seen in a long time. And, yes, I have seen a LOT of anime.

Animation wise, Yumekui Merry had an interesting approach during the dream ...

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