Yumekui Merry

Dream Eater Merry

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Alternative Titles

English: Dream Eater Merry
Synonyms: Yumekui Merry
Japanese: 夢喰いメリー


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: 6.931 (scored by 5690656,906 users)
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Ranked: #40572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1337
Members: 127,548
Favorites: 269

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Yumekui Merry begins with Yumeji Fujiwara, a seemingly average high school student. But ten years ago, Yumeji gained the ability to see the dream auras of other people around him. This ability allows Yumeji to predict what type of dreams people are likely to have next. The dreams of others may not be a mystery to Yumeji, but his own dreams have recently left him puzzled. In dream after dream, Yumeji has been pursued by an army of cats lead by John Doe, who claims he needs Yumeji's body to enter the real world.

These strange occurrences get stranger when Yumeji meets Nightmare Merry, a dream demon seeking to return to her own world. Using his powers, Yumeji decides to assist Merry in getting back home. But Merry's very presence in the real world means that the barrier separating dreams and reality has been broken, and not all of the dream demons intend to come to Earth peacefully...


As the source material was still ongoing at the time, the Yumekui Merry anime 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, the manga artist who created the source material, Yoshitaka Ushiki, made a statement on his official Twitter expressing his disappointment about the director's comment.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakamura, Shinichi
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Yume to Kibou to Ashita no Atashi (ユメとキボーとアシタのアタシ)" by Ayane Sakura (佐倉綾音)

May 18, 2011
Archaeon (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 19, 2011
DangoSage (All reviews)
So what are dreams?
"a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep"
Pfft.. Don't just give me the definition from the first thing you googled...

Anyways, Yumekui Merry, or "Dream Eater Merry is an anime based on a manga by... Christopher Nolan??? Hah, I wish, but then the story would get more complicated than it is.

In fact, the anime series was directed by Shigeyasu Yamauchi, produced by Hideki Shirane and written by Ushiki Yoshitaka.
Yeah, I know all of you Nolan fanboys (or girls) are going like, "YEAH!! Christopher Nolan was director, producer and writer but the japanese needed 3 guys to make a show about dreams.."
Well read more
May 8, 2011
shuffleair (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 5, 2012
imjustjk (All reviews)
There are many ways to interpret the definition of a dream. Is it the manifested world of our imaginations? Is it the parallel world that we live in while we sleep? Or is it the final goal, the end of the path that all of our goals and motives lead to? Yumekui Merry implicitly engage us in an intriguing tale of dreams; of dreams that are reached and dreams that are shattered. Of friendship and contracted promises, and of betrayal and wily deception. Yumekui Merry narrates a scenario that can be enjoyed by all people alike, by people with dreams that may have come true, read more

Recent News

Anime Director's Regret For Failure of Yumekui Merry Disappoints Manga Author

Mangaka Ushiki Yoshitaka posted on his twitter that he was disappointed to read a report of director Yamauchi Shigeyasu's talk session about Yumekui Merry. In t...read more

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Yumekui Merry

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Yumekui Merry

According to their official website, Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that they have licensed Yumekui Merry. Sentai Filmworks has not specified when and how th...read more

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