The popular light novel, The Dreaming Boy is a Realist, is finally getting greenlit and it will hit the screen in the summer of 2023.
The story follows a delusional boy, Wataru Sajou, who chases his crush, Aika Natsukawa, every day. When he gets hit by a ball, he comes to his senses. He realizes that he is only an average high school boy while Aika is the most beautiful girl in school.
Understanding his position, he chooses to distance himself from his crush. Unknown to him, his change in attitude shakes Aika to the core. It is the beginning of the rom-com story between two individuals who believe that their love is unrequited.
Before watching, what can you expect from the anime? We’ve gathered information related to the anime. Let’s dive in!
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The Dreaming Boy is a Realist Release Date
The Dreaming Boy is a Realist Release Date
Countdown to May 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM (UTC)
The anime was first announced by Publisher, Hobby Japan on November 18, 2022. They launched the official website for The Dreaming Boy is Realist revealing the main cast, staff, a key visual, and a PV.
Not only that list of information, it also stated that the anime is set to premiere somewhere in 2023.
On February 22, 2023, the official Twitter account confirmed that the series will have a session at the upcoming AnimeJapan 2023 in Pony Canyon Booth. That’s when they announced the exact broadcast schedule.
It turns out that fans won’t have to wait that long to watch this anime, because this anime will premiere in the summer of 2023. The exact date is still TBA.
Five cast members were revealed from the first announcement. They are:
- Naoya Miyase as Wataru Sajou
- Akigo Suzumoto as AIka Natsukawa
- Yumiri Hanamori as Kei Ashida
- Mikako Komatsu as Kaede Sajou
- Kaori Ishihara as Rin Shinomiya
Looking at the lineup, two of the main cast members, Naoya Miyase and Akigo Suzumoto, are considered newcomers. They both started their career in 2022 and 2019 respectively. On the other hand, the rest of the cast is already experienced in their field.
The Dreaming Boy is a Realist Release Trailer
The second PV was released on March 26, 2023, at AnimeJapan 2023 event. Compared to the first PV which was released on November 18, 2022, there is almost no difference in the second PV in terms of information, visual, and dialogue line.
Only a few frames are added in the second PV without revealing the opening song which has been announced on December 26, 2022. It is confirmed that the VA for Rin Shinomiya, Kaori Ishihara, is performing the opening song for the series.
Kazuomi Koga (Rent-a-Girlfriend) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi (Kiniro Mosaic) and AXsiZ (Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood), while Mihiko Yokote (Masamune-kun no Revenge) is handling the series composition.
Miyabi Ozeki (Kiniro Mosaic) is responsible for animating and drawing the character design. Sataka Ryouhei (D4DJ) is composing the music under the supervision of Takakuwa Hajime (Rent-a-Girlfriend) as the sound director.
The Dreaming Boy is a Realist Story
Wataru Sajou is deeply in love with his classmate, Aika Natsukawa. He approaches her endlessly for a year. His persistence is so strong that he is not getting discouraged after getting rejected every time.
But, all changed when a soccer ball hit his head. Suddenly, he feels enlightened while thinking about what he has done for the past year. His flowery brain is wilted and his mind becomes realistic.
When he looks in the mirror, he realizes that he is an average high school student. When he realizes his position, he starts to distance himself from Aika.
Unknown to him, the change makes Aika completely shaken. She now thinks that he has enough after getting rejected many times.
The beginning of a rom-com revolving around two individuals who can’t get their feelings across and both think that their love is unrequited!
The Dreaming Boy is a Realist News
The Dreaming Boy is Realist, Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha in Japanese, is a Japanese light novel series written by Okemaru and illustrated by Saba Mizore.
It began its serialization on the self-publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro in December 2018. Then, Hobby Japan licensed the series and started to publish the first volume in June 2020 under the HJ Bunko imprint.
The manga was adapted from the light novel series in March 2021. Popuka Yoshitaka drew the manga and published it on Kadokawa Shonen’s Shonen Ace Plus website.
The chapters are compiled into the manga volume and started to be published in September 2021. As of November 2022, there are three volumes sold in Japan.