I Should Never Have Had a Dream

I Should Never Have Had a Dream is an anime episode of Robotics;Notes that was released on 03/01/2013
Chaos erupts at the Robot Expo as Misaki starts destroying robots left and right. Meanwhile, slowly, but surely, Kaito begins to learn the truth behind everything.

Plot Summary

Kaito tackles Toshiyuki
Kaito tackles Toshiyuki

Toshiyuki's gun shots did not hit Misaki, and Kaito tackles Toshiyuki. Akiho chases her older sister, and while Kaito struggles to hold down Toshiyuki, Toshiyuki tells him that Misaki will activate the Kimijima Reports. In the expo, Misaki deactivates the robots, and the six legged robot starts destroying the robots. Akiho notices the Exoskeleton robot is heading towards the Gunbuild. She begs Misaki to stop, but the Gunbuild robot is cut in half at the torso. Kaito finds Akiho suffering from a spasm, and Kaito starts suffering from the Elephant Mouse Syndrome. Elsewhere, Misaki exits the purple Exoskeleton robot and suffers a mild headache.

Toshiyuki reveals the truth
Toshiyuki reveals the truth

Outside, Kaito stares a large tower, and Akiho informs him it's the grand obelisk. He asks Sumio to keep an eye on Akiho. In the hospital room, Airi hears someone knocking on song, and the Kagome, Kagome song plays out in Airi (AI) voice. As Kaito is looking around, Toshiyuki throws a briefcase and explains about Noah's Ark. Noah's Ark is an EM wave irradiation device that produces AR-like illusions. Kaito notices Toshiyuki is injured. He explains that the propaganda caused the worldwide panic. Meanwhile, Misaki debriefs the soldiers about the operation. When Kaito suspects Toshiyuki is behind this, Toshiyuki corrects him and explains that the Committee of 300 was assisting Kou Kimijima who had conceived Project Atum. He states that he had made an epiphany and concluded that Kou Kimijima used these reports to ward suspicions away from him.

Ken'ichiro is captured
Ken'ichiro is captured

At JAXA, Misaki knocks out Ken'ichiro with the butt of her handgun. As Kaito runs, Toshiyuki explains that the Misaki they saw at the Expo is an AR illusion. At the Expo ruin, Kaito finds Akiho sobbing over the remains of Gunvarrel. Akiho confesses that she has been afraid that Misaki would never acknowledge her. She tells Kaito that she shouldn't have a dream. Upon hearing Akiho's words, Kaito walks away and goes to play KILL BALLAD. He tells Akiho that he will see Misaki because he and Akiho are tricked by her. He states that he does not want him or her to be outdone by Misaki. Suddenly, Mitchi drives his van and instructs them to get his uncle. He tells them about the Chofu airport.

Kimijima appears
Kimijima appears

At Frau's home, she finds a connection and truth behind the propaganda. Then, a soldier subdues her from behind. Nae informs one soldier that the two men at the airport are knocked out, and she attacks and knocks out the two soldiers. Over at the Chofu airport, Kaito realizes that S_Braun that Toshiyuki was referring to is Nae. Before Kaito's group board the airplane, a girl's voice sing the Kagome, Kagome song is heard. Kaito and his company see Airi walking towards them. Airi fires at them, and she informs Kaito that he already knew who's controlling Airi. Kou Kimijima states taht he used Airi as a test subject to achieve transplanting someone's memory in a network. Kou explains that he is immortal due to being in the network.

Points of Interest


The following quotes are from the HULU subtitle script, timestamps are approximate.

Akiho: "Yeah. I was always afraid... I was afraid I could never, ever catch up to her after she said I'd never be more than mediocre. I was afraid she'd never acknowledge me for as long as I lived... I never should've built any robots. I never should've tried to catch up to my sister. I never should've had a dream. "
— Explaining her fears to Kaito


  • Japanese Name: "Yume nante, Mota Nakareba Yokatta" (夢なんて、持たなければよかった)
  • Opening Theme: "Houkyou no Messiah" by HARUKI
  • Closing Theme: "Topology" by Kanako Itou

Characters & Voice Actors

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Kaito Yashio ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryohei Kimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Akiho Senomiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yoshino Nanjo ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Toshiyuki Sawada ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shinichiro Miki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Misaki Senomiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kikuko Inoue ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sumio Nagafukada ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tetsuo Kanao ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Airi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rie Kugimiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ken'ichiro Senomiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mitsuhiko Nagafukada ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Youji Ueda ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Nae Tennouji ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ayano Yamamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kou Kimijima ( x ) ( x ) ( x )


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Kazuya Nomura Director Kazuya Nomura is the director of the Robotic;Notes anime series.
5pb (creator) Original Concept 5pb is a company that published and created Robotic;Notes visual novel game that spawn an anime and manga adaptation.
Kanako Itou ED Theme Song: "Topology"
Haruki OP Theme Song: "Houkyou no Messiah"


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