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Someday's Dreamers

Apr 15, 2011

Someday's Dreamers is really an anime that works. It works in a way no other anime could work. It is a symbol of exactly what an anime should do. Sure, it's not the best one to do this, but it works.

Story: What I like about the story, and what works about it, is its slice of life. It just really connects. It asks us questions about what should we do in the situations presented. What would we do. If this "special power" actually existed, would those who have it deserve it. How would they use it. Stuff like that. It all applies to life. The actual story doesn't get overshadowed though. The story presents these slices of life though itself. And it just works like that. The story itself works into something bigger than you would have expected from watching the first few episodes.

This story isn't perfect though. For one, there are times when it uses typical shojo conventions to progress. It still works, but it could have been at least a bit better at this. The second thing that harms the story is there are also times when something feels out of place, or over the top for no reason. And then, there is the double edged sword. How slow-paced it is. While how slow paced it is works in its favor at telling you the story, it can get a little grating at times. Once you get into it, you can't really get out until it's all over, and how slow it is, this could be seen as forever. While it has it's flaws, the story is worth watching.

Characters: The characters in Someday's Dreamers are life-like. They are what makes the slice of life a slice of life. These characters are people that have their good and bad times, and are completely relate-able with the situations that they are in. It gives us a sense of something to grasp and hold onto and learn from. While these characters do that, they to have their problems. First, some of the characters can be hard to related to at first, or really at all though out the series. You may or may not find something from some of the characters. Not all, but enough to lower it a little. Then there are some characters that can be annoying at times as well. This isn't that bad though. After all, we all have someone annoying to deal with in life, and this just portrays that aspect. Still, they could have been a little less annoying. Finally, the biggest problem with the characters, you know how I said that there are times it's over the top? This is mainly the characters fault. So, why did I bring it up in the story? Well, the characters have affected the story in a negative way, and that's what makes the characters not as good as they could have been. But, they are still good.

Art: The animation was OK to say the least. While it is not an eyesore, it didn't seem like it was as good as it could have been. It didn't seem natural enough. I think that if some more money went into this, the art could have been a spectacle. But, it's just OK. It's not bad, just OK.

Sound: The dub voices are great. they work really well. There only problem is that sometimes they over-acted the part and made it over the top. Now the OST. That is freakin' amazing. It works perfectly for the story, and makes it even better. It's just simply amazing. It works and sticks with you. It is just wonderful.

Overall: While it's not one of the best anime out there, it is worth watching, and maybe watching again. I'd be willing to watch it again. This anime is just simply a slice of life that applies to life, while still being its own story. It does have its flaws, but, you'll be able to recognize that the good outweighs the bad in this situation. 8/10

8.5/10 story
6.1/10 animation
9/10 sound
8.4/10 characters
8.3/10 overall
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