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Characters: Yumekui Merry

A list of characters from the Manga and Anime series Yumekui Merry. Many characters have yet to be covered, this page Needs Wiki Magic Love.

Yumeji Fujiwara

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (JP), Blake Shepard (EN)

A fairly average guy, except that he has the power to see into people's dreams. His encounter with the mysterious Merry Nightmare changes that, and he vows to be her companion, and to help her find her way back to the world of dreams. It's hinted that he and Merry have met somewhere before, and because of his abilities and potential, Chaser John Doe speculates that he may be Not Quite Human.

Tropes associated with Yumeji:

Merry Nightmare

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (JP), Hilary Haag (EN)

Merry Nightmare is a Dream Demon that has severe amnesia. She knows who and what she is (she's a Dream Demon, and for some reason a very powerful one), but she doesn't know how she got from the dreamworld to our world, or why she's stuck here. She is unlike others because she has her own manifestation in the human world. Her only hope of finding a way home is to hunt down other Dream Demons in our world, and to find them she needs Yumeji's help. Yumeji has labeled her with the title "Yumekui Merry," or Dream Eater Merry.

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Isana Tachibana

Voiced by: Ai Kayano (JP), Brittney Karbowski (EN)

Isana is a childhood friend of Yumeji's, a fellow member of the Writing Club, and harbors strong feelings for him. She lives with her father and works at the family-owned Maid Cafe. She quickly befriends Merry, and it is hinted that she and Yumeji met her at some point in their childhood.

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Takateru Akiyanagi

Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana (JP), Chris Patton (EN)

Another member of the Writing Club, reflected in his odd habit of composing haiku at random moments, often with completely mundane subjects. As the only other male member of the club, he is shown to be good friends with Yumeji, and there seems to be a budding romance between him and Saki. He's also the unwitting host to the Big Bad Pharos.

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Saki Kirishima

Voiced by: Mariya Ise (JP), Shelley Calene-Black (EN)

A close friend of Yumeji and Isana and a fellow member of the Writing Club, she seems to be fascinated by Yumeji's ability to see into dreams. She is quite confident and outgoing most of the time, but notably becomes rather timid when she's alone with Takateru, who she is hinted to like.

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Mei Hoshino

Voiced by: Natsumi Takamori (JP), Emily Neves (EN)

President of the Writing Club, and unwitting host to Chris Evergreen, one of the first Dream Demons that Yumeji and Merry encounter. Chris appears to her as a pen-pal who she only knows through text messaging. She dreams of becoming a novelist.

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Yui Kounagi

Voiced by: Tomoko Akiya (JP), Luci Christian (EN)

Yui is the vessel of the Dream Demon, Engi Threepiece, but unlike possessed persons seen thus far, her relationship with her Dream Demon is a sisterly one of mutual respect. Yumeji and Merry first meet Yui at the supermarket, and soon discover that there is more to her than meets the eye (unless it's Yumeji's eye). There are several jabs at her inability to cook, for which she has been labeled "Magical Chemical Cooking" for her foods' severely distinctive and lethal tastes.

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Engi Threepiece

Voiced by: Aya Endo (JP), Shannon Emerick (EN)

The first benevolent Dream Demon Yumeji and Merry meet. She is blinded by revenge towards Hercules, the Dream Demon that brought her older sister Patty there and ended up killing her. For this reason, she came to the real world, where she met Yui Kounagi. She is currently inhabiting Yui's consciousness, with her permission. She wields (several) swords and eventually befriends Yumeji and the like.

Tropes associated with Engi:

  • Action Girl: And how! She's one of the toughest fighters around.
  • The Big Girl: Definitely a powerful fighter, although she's not as good as Merry.
  • Cute Monster Girl: She is an angelic knight.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Triangular pupils.
  • Heroic Albino: She has pale skin and white hair.
  • Hunter Of Her Own Kind: Unlike Merry, she has no way to send Dream Demons back to the dream world, and she has learned to kill Heracles' underlings in cold blood, although she tries to avoid this now that Merry is around.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Shaped like wings.
  • It's Personal: Her vendetta against Heracles.
  • Lady of War: Is very kind and polite to anyone she's not trying to kill.
  • Prehensile Hair: Not just shaped like wings, it can actually be used as wings!
  • Revenge Before Reason: After the battle with the twins, she's pretty much hellbent on killing Heracles even if it means her vessel's life and having to fight her friends. She gets better after Yui calls her out about it.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is very long and shaped into a pair of wings.
  • Sharing a Body: With Yui.
  • Storm of Blades: Can replicate her sword multiple times to this effect.
  • Sugar And Ice Girl: Displays shades of this.
  • Sword Beam: One of her signature techniques.

Chaser John Doe

Voiced by: Joji Nakata (JP), Chris Ayres (EN)

A mysterious cat-like Dream Demon that first appears to Yumeji through a recurring dream, having taken an interest in Yumeji and his ability. He is very powerful and owns an impressive army of other cats, which manifest into female kemonomimi during battles. His intentions and loyalties remain unclear, and he refers to himself as an "ally of truth", but he has nonetheless become something of a mentor figure to Yumeji. He currently inhabits the body of a black cat in the real world.

Tropes associated with John:

  • For the Lulz: Occasionally acts this way, such as having Yumeji treated by Cat Girl nurses and pretending to be surprised when Yumeji complains.
  • Hero Antagonist: He debuted invading Yumeji's dreams in an effort to take over his body. He later settled for a cat.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Word of God says it's a cross between a saw and a guillotine.
  • In the Hood: Never takes his hood down.
  • Large Ham
  • Meaningful Name: Like all Dream Demons. He is a nightmare of pursuit ("Chaser"), of being stalked and hunted by a faceless menace ("John Doe") for an unknown reason, across a cityscape that feels familiar but subtly shifts and changes so you're never quite escaping no matter how hard or long you run. It's also meaningful that he is one who hunts after the truth, as a "John Doe" is a pressing question of identity, a mystery needing an answer. He's compelled by his nature to embody his name in many possible ways.
  • Noble Demon: He's surprisingly helpful when it counts.
  • Petting Zoo Person: He's apparently an anthropomorphic cat.
  • Seeker Archetype: Refers to himself as an "ally of truth".
  • Sharing a Body: With a cat.
  • The Smart Guy: A key source of information to the group.
  • Stealth Mentor: All those attacks on Yumeji were actually to prepare him for what was to come.
  • Unusual Ears: The things poking out of his hood.
  • White Mask of Doom: Always wears one.

Pharos Heracles

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (JP), David Matranga (EN)

The main antagonist and a very powerful Dream Demon. Very little is known about him, except that he is rallying fellow Dream Demons with the apparent intention of occupying the human world and supplanting the human population. John Doe speculates that this is probably not the full extent of his plan. His human host is Takateru, a close friend of Yumeji's.

Tropes associated with Heracles:

  • An Axe to Grind: His weapon is a massive battle axe.
  • Big Bad: Apparently. Though not the only one
  • Disk One Final Boss: He takes up most of the antagonist spot for most of the manga. However he turned out to be a pawn to Bigger Bad who was just loaning Pharos his power.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Seems to be perpetually present.
  • Dark Messiah: Falls somewhere between this and The Antichrist.
  • Evil Laugh: Is very fond of laughing maniacally.
  • Frozen Face / Perpetual Smiler: A cartoonish black-on-white jagged-mouthed grin.
  • Implacable Man: He can tank a lot.
  • Jerkass / Kick the Dog: Yeah, not like it wasn't completely obvious from the start, but after he takes over Takateru completely, he rubs Yumeji's face in the fact that, by keeping his promise not to use his "dream vision" on Takateru, Yumeji essentially let Pharos completely take over his host. Then he taunts Engi about how weak her sister was, stating that his fight with her was boring to the extreme.
  • Light Is Not Good: Frequently associated with light motifs.
  • Meaningful Name: Pharos is the name of several historical lighthouses, including the great lighthouse of Alexandria. He's a dream of guidance, signaling others in their travels. But he's also a dream of flame (as lighthouses had to be lit by fire) and is a consuming destroyer who wishes to burn brighter. "Hercules" is the most obvious part of his name - he is a nearly godlike warrior, impossibly strong and dangerous to have as a foe. And also, as the original Hercules served others in his trials and only became a demigod, so is Pharos not the true greatest power and instead turned out to be the Dragon rather than the true villain.
  • No Sell: Ignores Engi's Storm of Blades attack like it was nothing.
  • Visionary Villain: Although he's carefully avoided telling his underlings his true purpose, this guy has a clear idea of what he wants to achieve and how he'll go about it. Said goal is to alter the conscious world so that Dream Demons can exist without host bodies.
  • With Us or Against Us: His general approach to recruiting.
  • We Will Meet Again: His parting words to the main characters after they defeat him. Ironiclly he's killed by another antagonist upon returning to the dream world.

Maze Landsborough

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (JP), Greg Ayres (EN)

A notable recurring antagonist, and an underling of Heracles, whom he serves under with pride. While not the biggest direct threat and notably cowardly, his tricks and creations can be quite dangerous on their own. Merry has sent him back to the Dream World.

Tropes associated with Landsborough:

  • Cyclops: He only has one eye and when in control of his host closes one eye.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: He knows better than to enter the fray directly when he's much more effective at a distance. Later attacks Yumeji while he's developing Lucid Gadget, and even lampshades it by stating that only TV characters give their opponents the chance to prepare. It doesn't do him any good in the end, though.
  • Demonic Possession / Grand Theft Me: Unlike some of the more benevolent Dream Demons, he completely took over his host's body without permission. This eventually caused him trouble, since a host personality not given freedom once in awhile is liable to surface at exactly the wrong moments.
  • Dirty Coward: Once Merry and Enji get past his tricks, he's an easy target and most likely would've kicked his ass long ago. It's only because of his human host that they lay off from destroying him. Too bad for him, Merry found a way around this problem and locked the gate to their human hosts.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: His pupils resemble the Tick-Tack-Toe symbol.
  • For the Evulz: Enjoyed screwing with his host's everyday life and generally acting like a jerk.
  • Human Shield: Used his host — more specifically, his host's hopes and dreams — as a shield; having become the embodiment of his host's dreams, killing Landsborough would leave his host an empty shell.
  • Meaningful Name: Uses his power to trap people in a maze.
  • Monster Clown: Both himself and his mooks.
  • Squishy Wizard: By his own admission. Still claims to be tougher than ordinary humans, but Yumeji isn't an ordinary human.

Chain Noir

A Dream Demon who faithfully serves Heracles, she operated through the body of a very young girl named Minato, who Yumeji and Merry had previously saved from another Dream Demon. She works alongside Maze Landsborough to take down Yumeji and Merry, but they both end up getting sent back to the Dream World. She is portrayed as sadistic and wears revealing clothing, for which she is usually remembered.

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