Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha

Title:Yumemiru Danshi wa Genjitsushugisha
The Dreaming Boy Is a Realist
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Notables: Animation - Studio Gokumi
Wataru Sajo considers himself a pretty ordinary male high school student. If he has any unusual characteristic, it would have to be the way he is percieved as a 'sort-of stalker guy' because he has always pursued Aika Natsukawa, a girl who he worships as a Goddess. Aika, however, has always spurned his advances and treats him as nothing but a nuisance. Then one day Sajo abruptly abandons his pursuit of Aika and decides that he will be content to 'support' her from afar. This is inexplicable to everyone else in the class, and contrary to what one would expect even Aika may not be pleased with this sudden turn of events.

12 episodes
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:4691#628]
(One episode watched):

Early in episode one, Sajo almost gets hit by an errant soccer ball (see above). It misses, but some bizarre chain of events is triggered, including some sort of sphere that is created out of thin air and expands to encompass the entire earth. But none of the characters are aware of it. What was the deal with that? Did some supernatural event take place which has altered Sajo's mindset without his realizing it? That is, does this event somehow transform him into a 'realist'? Or, was it all a joke to describe what a big deal Sajo's change of mind represents? No explanation is provided, but surely one will be forthcoming, right? From this point onwards, as far as I could tell, Sajo has virtually become a different person as he drops the one goal that had always driven him. But without any sort of an explanation, it wasn't all that interesting. He gets involved in another girl's plot to use him as a new boyfriend to make her old one jealous, but I couldn't have cared less about that when what I really wanted was an idea of WTF was going on with his personality change. Surely we'll get some sort of shocking revelation before this opening episode is over, won't we? But it just ends, with Sajo vowing yet again to 'support' Aika as if he were an Idol fan. Without any hint that any sort of answer will ever be provided to us, this was seeming like a very boring show. As always, Aika obviously wants Sajo to keep stalking her, because what fun would a show be if the girls didn't do what the guys wanted? After the inexplicable (lack of a) conclusion, I said to myself 'Dammit, what was the deal with that?'

Last updated Wednesday, July 19 2023. Created Wednesday, July 19 2023.

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