Dreaming Boy is a Realist seems to have Mediocre Characters, Will it be worth your time?

Dreaming Boy is a Realist seems to have Mediocre Characters, will it be worth your time?

The Dreaming Boy is a Realist is a rom-com anime series based on the light novel series of the same name by Hikaru Nishida. The series follows the story of Wataru Sajou, a high school student who is deeply in a one-sided love with his classmate Aika Natsukawa for a long time. But Aika rejects him each time he confesses, and each time he returns with renewed determination to succeed the next time.

This cycle continues until one day, he is suddenly hit on the head with a soccer ball which seems to alter his brain chemistry and free his brain of the delusions he was building around himself. Suddenly, he feels enlightened while thinking about what he has done for the past year. His lovesick brain becomes realistic and he starts to distance himself from Aika.

Dreaming Boy is a Realist seems to have Mediocre Characters, will it be worth your time?
Aika and Wataru | Image courtesy of Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ

Everyone around him, especially Aika could feel the change in him as he became more nonchalant, which leaves Aika completely shaken and unprepared. And so begins their story of unrequited love and misunderstandings as they try to navigate their feelings for each other while also dealing with the realities of high school life.

Dreaming Boy is a Realist Release Date

The theatrical release of Dreaming Boy is a Realist is all set for the Summer of 2023, approximately around the 4th of July.

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.

Cast and Characters

We have the list of the first five cast members that were announced alongside their characters who are central to the storyline-

Dreaming Boy is a Realist seems to have Mediocre Characters, will it be worth your time?
Wataru | Image courtesy of Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ

1. Naoya Miyase as Wataru Sajou (Main Male Character)-Initially, he appears to be a clingy guy to Aika. But after waking up to reality, he starts to show a laid-back attitude and a mature side of him. He ceases to be the source of laughter and entertainment in his class and tries to stay away from any unwanted attention.

2. Akigo Suzumoto as Aika Natsukawa (Main Female Character)-Aika is an adorable, diligent, and friendly girl and is well-liked by her classmates. She often comes off as harsh when dealing with Wataru but is actually kind and caring. She finds it hard to bring herself to be interested in matters of love and hence keeps a distance from it.

Dreaming Boy is a Realist seems to have Mediocre Characters, will it be worth your time?
Aika | Image courtesy of Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ

3. Yumiri Hanamori as Kei Ashida-Kei is a classmate and friend of Wataru. Being the best friend of Aika, she constantly teases Wataru about his dedication and one-sided love towards her which often leads to a lot of bickering between the two of them.

4. Mikako Komatsu as Kaede Sajou– Kaede is the elder sister of Wataru. She is a 3rd-year student and vice-president of the student council at the same high school as him. Like all younger siblings, Wataru begrudgingly obeys her orders from household chores to chores in the student council.

Dreaming Boy is a Realist seems to have Mediocre Characters, will it be worth your time?
Wataru and Kei | Image courtesy of Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ

5. Kaori Ishihara as Rin ShinomiyaRin appears to be a mature and dignified cool beauty and is respected and looked up to by her colleagues and juniors. She is quite reliable and responsible in regard to her duties which she carries out with a confident and strong-willed personality. 

Is It Worth the Watch?

Dreaming Boy is a Realist seems to have Mediocre Characters, will it be worth your time?
Aika and Wataru | Image courtesy of Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ

Drawing a close parallel with Rental Girlfriend, this anime is a must-watch for everyone who is a fan of tsundere characters and a harem-like plot. While the characters may seem a bit lackluster and familiar, it should not be a factor holding you back from giving it a try.

As of now, broadcast information has not been shared yet but as always, we are expecting Crunchyroll to stream the anime.

Dreaming Boy is a Realist is your typical high-school romantic comedy anime that focuses on multiple love interests and the complexities of dating in your teenage years. And if that happens to be right up your alley, do give it a watch!

 

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