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An anime television series based on the manga Yumekui Merry was announced in the September issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine. Produced by J.C. Staff, the anime series is directed and written by Hideki Shirane, and music composition by Keiichi Oku. The anime series aired in Japan on theTokyo Broadcasting System between January 7, 2011 and April 8, 2011, later rebroadcast on the Mainichi Broadcasting System, Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting, RKK, and the satellite channel BS-TBS. The opening theme for the anime is "Daydream Syndrome" by Marina Fujiwara while the ending is "Yume to Kibou to Ashita no Atashi" (ユメとキボーとアシタのアタシ?, "Dreams and Hopes and the Me of Tomorrow") by Ayane Sakura. Both artists belong to the Japanese musical ensemble and dōjin circle, IOSYS. The anime has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks under the title Dream Eater Merry.


Yumeji Fujiwara, a young male student like any other, gained the power to see the aura of other people's dreams, and is able to predict what kind of dream they will have the following night, after an event that occurred 10 years ago. Since then, he started to have weird dreams with cats following him for an unknown reason, where he learns thanks to the boss of the cat army, John Doe, that his body is needed to access the real world. One day, as he was about to come back home after his errands, a mysterious girl falls on top of him. This girl, called Merry Nightmare, is actually a dream demon (夢魔muma?), who's searching for a way to come back in her world. As Yumeji decides to help her, the gate to the world of dreams opens again, this time in full daylight. She appears in the daydream world and wards off the Dream Demon "Chaser John Doe" looking for an answer to how to get back to her world. It seems as if John Doe knows something about Merry. Meanwhile, an evil dream demon named Pharos Hercules is leading other dream demons to make humans into their vessels in order to raise an army, killing those that oppose him which causes humans to lose sight of their goals and ambitions.

Episode List

Ep1 title
Dream Reality

Tsumi Naki Heion
#01 January 6, 2011
Yumeji gets pulled into John Doe's daydream, only to be saved by Merry Nightmare.
Ep2 title
Dreams and Hopes

Yume mo Kibō mo
#02 January 13, 2011
Yumeji brought Merry to his house, but at night she decides to leave.
Ep3 title
From Beyond the Dream

Yume no Mukō Kara
#03 January 21, 2011
Yumeji goes to search for Merry. He finds her but they encounter a dream demon named Ichima.
Ep4 title
Dream Eater Merry (Episode)

Yumekui Merī
#04 January 28, 2011
Yumeji and Merry encounter another dream demon named Chris Evergreen.
Ep5 title
Astray in a Dream

Yume no naka de asutorei
#05 February 4, 2011
Yumeji and Merry go shopping, while they were there, they encountered another dream demon called Engi.
Ep6 title
Dream Encounter

Yume Kaikō
#06 February 11, 2011
Merry and Yumeji go home, but Yumeji was wounded in the dream world by Engi. When Yumeji collapses, he meets John Doe once again who explains to Yumeji what is happening.
Ep7 title
Dreams, Swimsuits and the Color of the Sea

Yume to Mizugi to Umi no Iro
#07 February 18, 2011
Isana's father takes everyone to the beach. There a small boy and his dream demon get attacked by Mystletainn.
Ep8 title
Dream Corridor

Yume Kairō
#08 February 25, 2011
Yumeji went to the clinic where he meets Yui and Engi ?
Ep9 title
Disturbed Dreams

Yume Midarete
#09 March 4, 2011
Yumeji and Merry discover that Isana has become a vessel of a dream demon.
Ep10 title
Not Waking from a Dream

Yume Kara Samezuni
#10 March 11, 2011
Yumeji and Merry ask Engi for help, while Chizuru tells Yumeji that Isana is in danger.
Ep11 title
Protectors of Dreams

Yume no Moribito
#11 March 25, 2011
Yumeji and Merry encounter Mystletainn and her vessel Ijima, who decide to retread for the time being.
Nightmare (Episode)

#12 April 1, 2011
Yumeji, Merry, Engi and Yui decide to battle Mystletainn. The final battle is about to begin.
Dream Again

Yume Futatabi
#13 April 8, 2011
Merry and Yumeji defeated Mystletainn, saving Isana's dream.