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Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha | A Tsundere’s life is a hard one.

Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha” or The Dreaming Boy is a Realist definitely does feel like a normal romance comedy. What was intriguing to me was that episode one and two didn’t really feel like two different episodes but one episode that they decided to split into to because they didn’t want a very long first episode for a romance, comedy.

Wataru Sajou, who is deeply in love with his beautiful classmate Aika Natsukawa, approaches 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 from 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 can’t get their feelings across and both think their love is unrequited!

Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha

I’ll be honest, I am not sure whether or not this anime will turn out to be anything special. I think it’s going to be pretty mediocre, but who knows really? Sajou is a weird person because he’s known through his high school for constantly following Aika around, confessing his lover for her only to be denied.

However, one day he realizes that he will not get anywhere with this so he decides to give up. Instead of constantly pursing her in the hopes that something will change, he decides to stop chasing and to treat her as a normal individual. Sajou decides to supporting Aika from afar.

Which I believe is very reasonable and realistic. I guess you can say that the dreaming boy is a realist. Good one isn’t it!?

I don’t know what this story will entail, but I assume it’ll be about Sajou convincing himself that he’s not good enough; while Aika grows ever more frustrated and upset with the distance that continues to grow between them. Personally I am leaning towards Sajou’s side simply because I always find it hard to get behind a tsundere, especially during the beginning stages of the anime.

That’s when they’re the most misunderstood and are unbearable. So one can assume that as the episodes progress we see this tsundere trope fall by the end of the anime. But until then we’re just going to have to put up with it as viewers.

All that being said, the point I’m trying to get to is that my first impression of “Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha” wasn’t all too great. I mean I like Sajou because he speaks his mind while being upbeat about it. But there’s definitely something that’s missing, maybe it’s because so for episodes one and two have been about Sajou’s sudden decision to stop following Aika, allowing them to live their lives without being a nuisance.

Furthermore, the anime has already introduced a classroom’s worth of characters and their importance in the story seem to very. But I think that throwing everyone in within the first 40 minutes is a questionable at best because that’s a lot of information to take in any given time, especially when you’re trying to figure out everyone’s purpose.

For my sake though, I hope that Rin Shinomiya (this person we see the most in the second episode) doesn’t get pushed to the side if Sajou and Aika ever realize their feelings for one another. I dislike it whenever the presumed ‘best girl’ or the person you’d root for the most gets absolutely crushed emotionally. Nothing makes me more upset than that.

I can definitely see this story being one of those anime where you can picture the male character with everyone. Let’s just hope it’s anything remotely entertaining.