Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha (The Dreaming Man is a Realist), a rom-com light novel, will be getting an anime in 2023! A teaser was also shared, revealing the cast and staff of the anime. This is also a joint animation project of Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ. There are also character visuals that give us an idea on what they look like!
Aika Natsukawa is a very beautiful girl whom Wataru Sajou had fallen in love with. He approaches her without shame, despite how much he pines for her. That is until he became insecure, and believed that he is actually not enough for someone like her. He then distanced himself from Aika, which she notices. This is because she happens to reciprocate Wataru’s feelings too. Wataru’s distance led Aika to think that he may have started hating her. This conclusion led to a rollercoaster of emotions and misunderstandings between the two.
Watch the teaser here:
The teaser showed Wataru talking to Aika willingly, although the latter seemed embarrassed about it. Aika is the type who could be a tsundere who does not show her true feelings on the get-go, but her blush gives it away. As they navigate their way through their feelings, they get to encounter more people along the way. At the same time, they struggle to admit their feelings for one another.
Here are the cast and character visuals below:
- Wataru Sajou – voiced by Naoya Miyase
- Aika Natsukawa – voiced by Akiho Suzumoto
- Kei Ashida – voiced by Yumiri Hanamori, known for playing Ai Hayasaka in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Nadeshiko Kagamihara in Laid Back Camp, and many more
- Kaede Sajou – voiced by Mikako Komatsu, known for playing Maki Zenin in Jujutsu Kaisen, Seishirou Tsugumi in Nisekoi, and many more
- Rin Shinomiya – voiced by Kaori Ishihara, known for playing Tiese in Sword Art Online, Suzuna Ayuzawa in Maid-Sama!, and many more
Yumemiru Light Novel Background
Okemaru authored Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha on an online novel website, Shousetsuka ni Narou! (Let’s Become Novelists!) in 2018.
Hobby Japan is publishing the work into a paperback and digital version, releasing the 1st volume in June 2020. As of August 2022, the 7th volume is available. Mizore Saba is credited for the illustrations of the light novel.
Yumemiru Manga Background
The light novel started its manga serialization on KADOKAWA Shoten’s Shounen Ace. The 1st volume was published by KADOKAWA in September 2021. The 2nd volume followed suit in March 2022. The 3rd volume will arrive in November 25, 2022. Yoshikita Popuri is the manga creator.