Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Yumeria Complete Collection|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Tomokazu Mikuri is your typical high school loser, but all that changes when he begins visiting an alternate world through his dreams-one in which he is transformed into a hero of destiny imbued with strange powers. Only ... more »
Life Sucks, Then You Dream
Hajime Takai | Virginia, USA | 04/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yumeria is a 12 episode (300+ minutes) series that follows Tomokazu Mikori, your basic loser who admits that he is a pervert. On his 16th birthday, he falls asleep, only to enter a world where he meets Mone, a young girl who will alter past and future events. It is now up to Tomokazu to save those he cares about from the Faydoom, evil creations in the dream world that are trying to invade the waking world. If he fails, all will be lost and the future devastated. Whats a 16 year old, perverted-loser to do?
The series was pretty good and I found that the trailor that I viewed before I bought it didn't do the series justice. Yes, Tomokazu is a pervert in the series, but not to the extent that the trailor put him as, being as some people understandably don't like perverts. The story also reminded me somewhat of the Matrix in that it spans two worlds, where an event in one will affect the other. This is also one of those series where you have to watch in order to understand everything that is going on and as this story style, as previous reviewer put, "sucks you in". Even with a complex storyline, the pieces do fit in an easy to understand way (once you see it), like with me I caught myself saying "Oh that's why so and so did such and such". The story also makes indirect, outside references to other anime series such as Sailor Moon and Sister Princess, these two being ones that I could pick out right away.
Character design and special affect design was outstanding. I would go as far as to say that the people who worked on these affects are some of the best, if not the greatest, from what I've seen so far. The characters were cute, and if not, then visually appealing in that they catch your eye. The designers who worked on the characters also deserve some recognition because I could not find one character, and this includes stand-in characters, that did not look fantastic.
Keep in mind that the series does focus around a kid that is a bit of a pervert so there are some sexual references and hardly any nudity, if you would consider these few parts nudity. As with other series that I've seen that involve such topics, it works with the series and just adds to the comedy.
Overall, the series was filled with laugher(alot of it I might add)and jaw dropping action that literally made me keep watching. As I said with the Maburaho review, this is another series that could have been made longer because the story is so good and detailed that people would have kept watching. For anyone that is looking for another addition to their collection or beginning a collection, this is a must have. Do not waste time in trying to get it.
Plenty of Fan Service
WayneXtreme | Indianapolis, IN USA | 03/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Meet Tomokazu Mikuri, an average everyday boy leading an average everyday dull life. Then his 16th birthday comes and is yet another dull day in his life, but when he goes to sleep, he finds himself in a strange world. After looking around, he sees a giant monster and a little girl with wings doing battle with one another. The girl falls from the sky and Tomokazu saves her and using a power (that's currently unknown to him) recharges the girl so she can defeat the monster.
Upon waking, the girl from his dream is laying in bed with him. Tomokazu has inherited a special power, and that power is to save the everyday world and the dream world from fierce monsters made from the dark thoughts and feelings of people; bent on destroying both worlds. Tomokazu with Mone (the girl from his dreams) as well as childhood friend Mizuki, Kuyou, Neneko/Neito, Megumi, and a mysterious person known as Silk to defend both worlds from destruction. But they can only defend both worlds while they are asleep.
I'll leave my little preview at that because I don't really want to give away too much of the story for those who are interested in purchasing this anime. I picked this up at a special Best Buy event because I thought that it sounded pretty cool and I must say that it's not bad, it's actually quite funny and pretty cool. One of the wildest characters in the show has to be Tomokazu's teacher, who seems to have a thing for "lolitas" especially Mone (don't worry, other than pervish behavior nothing sexual happens) There's plenty of comedy packed into these 12 episodes especially between Tomokazu and his teacher, but there's also plenty between Tomokazu and the girls as well.
Overall, to me this was a great anime, very fun and entertaining as well as suspenseful, the show seemed to "suck me in" and I was practically on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen in their battles or what kind of insanely funny thing was gonna pop up next."
Mone Monene Mone...
Charles Stuckey | Florida | 02/08/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I won't repeat the storyline. The animation is good and the characterization is as well. (Even if a little generic). Worth watching in either the dubbed or the subtitled version. Dubbing is very good, keeping the spirit and humor of the series. I'll say it's not spectacular, but it is above average. Voice acting is excellent, especially "Mone" who manages to convey her meaning throughout the series with only the word mone as dialog. It was worth the price."
Yumeria: Complete Collection
Thomy L. Smith | Denver, Colorado United States | 01/01/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yumeria: Complete Collection While it wasn't exactly what I thought it was it was still good. The art work is very good and the story arc is not bad. I would have appreciated better development of the story however. I have the feeling that they tried to include every thing in to short a space and it would have benifited from more or longer episodes. Overall I would recomend it as an evenings pleasant entertainment."