oh this is fun i love this! totally gives off anime vibes like your last work and i love the setting. like others said, this gives off inuyasha and nurarihyon no mago vibes lol (while caught in a reverie reminds me of the persona franchise)
i like daisetsu but tbh i personally prefer isamu! well, i'm probably just being biased 'coz he's the one i want to romance the most but..... i think having someone who already knows the MC from their "past" life would be better. and lol like as said earlier in the thread, daisetsu is kinda reminiscent of anime NPCs who are new and instantly get killed.
either way, i love YUGEN! keep up the good work!!