''Dream Hunter Rem'' is a series of MagicalGirl {{Original Video Animation}}s by Creator/AnimeR from 1985 about a green-haired supernatural detective who enters other people's dreams and fights the demons who cause nightmares. It started out as a hentai one-shot, but when the producers realized that audiences actually enjoyed the plot, they re-released the first episode with the porn scenes cut out and continued the series with two more episodes. There was also a second series called ''New Dream Hunter Rem'' released in 1990.

This page is for the non-hentai series only.

Surprisingly, Rem's brought back for a crossover game called ''VideoGame/SuperHeroineChronicle''.

!!This series provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Rem kicks butt for a living with a sword and gun.
* BleachedUnderpants:
** It started out as {{hentai}}, but was retooled into {{ecchi}} after the first episode.
** Averted in the manga series ''Dream Hunter Rem XX''
* CrashIntoHello: How Rem meets Youko.
* {{Delinquents}}: Rem runs afoul of a gang of female delinquents in episode 2. Unusually, one of them wields a knife.
* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: Rem's gun uses these.
* FashionDissonance: Rem's leotard-and-legwarmers outfit is straight out of TheEighties.
* GirlishPigtails: Youko.
* HeadlessHorseman: Episode 3 features one of these from feudal Japan.
* LaserBlade: Rem uses one in the dream world.
* LoveTriangle: Kidou the psychology student and Enkou the Buddhist monk both compete for Rem's attentions. Though technically it can be counted as a love square since Elizabeth is also vying for her affections.
* MagicalGirl: A very early example of the MagicalGirlWarrior sub-genre.
* MeaningfulName: [=REM=] refers to Rapid Eye Movement, which people exhibit when they dream.
* {{Meganekko}}: Rem, when she's at school.
* NonHumanSidekick: Rem's cat and dog sidekicks, Alpha and Beta, who help her out during fights.
* PantyShot: In keeping with the ecchi themes, Rem gets a few of these during fight scenes.
* PrivateDetective: Rem's profession.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Whenever somebody's getting possessed by a demon, their eyes turn red.
* SerialKiller: Professor Shinigami has the same powers as Rem, but he uses them [[YourMindMakesItReal to kill people]].
* ShowerScene: Rem gets one.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Rem's warrior outfit in the dream world is basically a ChainmailBikini with {{Nude Colored Cloth|es}} for the top half.
* SwallowedWhole: When Rem sees that a dream monster is about to devour her, she purposefully dives into its mouth, avoiding its [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily rows of sharp teeth]], and slices it apart from inside its throat.
* TalkingInYourDreams: Rem's main power.
* TransformationSequence: Rem has a very brief one.
* WarriorMonk: Enkou is the Eastern variety.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Rem's is green and Youko and Yukari both have lavender hair.