The Dreaming Boy is a Realist

Alt title: Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsu Shugisha

TV (12 eps)
3.392 out of 5 from 2,032 votes
Rank #8,829

Sajou Wataru, who is deeply in love with his beautiful classmate Natsukawa Aika, is continuing to approach her without getting discouraged while having dreams about their mutual love. However one day he woke up thinking "I am not really fit to be together with someone as good as her, huh..." Upon realizing this, Wataru started keeping an appropriate distance towards her, much to Aika's surprise. "Could it be that he hates me now...?" Did his intentions slip by her because she was getting impatient after arriving at the wrong conclusion!? This is the start of a romcom revolving around two people who just cant get their feelings across and both think their love is unrequited!

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5/10In 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 prepares to depart, leaving her to face the world on her own. As their interactions become less frequent, she gradually comes to realize just how significant he was in her life, acknowledging the profound impact he had on it. This early phase of the story stands out as one of its most poignant moments, even though the two MCs only cross paths two or maybe three times within each episode.However, this touching connection is short-lived, as it quickly takes a different turn during the job arc. Here, the boy encounters two other girls and embarks on the journey of building his, let's say, extensive harem. During this time, he shares no meaningful interactions with the girl from earlier, and she, unfortunately, doesn't take any proactive steps to bridge the gap between them. In fact, the entire summer passes without them crossing paths, which is a significant departure from the essence of a romance anime, where the heart of the story typically revolves around the evolving relationship between two central characters.This sudden shift in focus, as the boy's attention diverts to other characters, ultimately detracts from the core of the anime, leaving a noticeable absence of the romantic connection that initially drew viewers in.The standout character here is Sajo, the main protagonist. He doesn't fit the mold of the usual nerd or the enigmatic, attractive figure that appeals to every girl. Rather, he comes across as an ordinary guy who most people can identify with in some aspect, barring the fact that he has stalker tendencies, which I'll choose to overlook. As for the remaining characters, they tend to fade into the background, offering little of note and displaying rather unremarkable personalities.The only reason, i dont go below 5/10 is because the final episode was very very good.

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