Anime 53632 Yumemiru Danshi Wa Genjitsushugisha

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 夢見る男子は現実主義者
English: The Dreaming Boy is a Realist


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: 6.621 (scored by 5175451,754 users)
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Ranked: #59572
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Popularity: #1737
Members: 122,662
Favorites: 805

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Opening Theme

"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)


Oct 7, 2023
The Dreaming Boy is a Realist is a hilarious and heartwarming anime that tells the story of Wataru Sajou, a boy who used to stalk his crush Aika Natsukawa, and Aika, who starts to fall for him after he stops his obsessive behavior. The animation is great and the voice acting is excellent, especially by Naoya Miyase and Akiho Suzumoto, who play the main characters. The anime is full of funny situations, adorable expressions, and romantic sparks, as well as some drama and misunderstandings. It is a refreshing and enjoyable anime for fans of the romantic comedy genre, and I recommend it to anyone who ...
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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