Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Yumekui Merry

Yumekui Merry, english title: "Dream Eater Merry"
Aired Winter 2010
13 regular length episodes
Genre: Supernatural action shounen.

Now the information is over with, here is my "review" of this anime.

The Beginning
This anime starts out like a lot of other anime like it, random encounter with "supernatural" being, in fact this encounter includes her falling on top of the MC, another cliche...
After their encounter some action dreamy stuff happens and the dream girl who doesn't know why she's in the real world, Merry, saves our MC Fujiwara Yumeji.

The Rest
The anime continues with Yumeji wanting to help Merry get back to the dream world and generic anime stuff happens. (See image, regular old walk-into-girls-bathing scene.)
There's some more fighting and it introduces more characters and even includes some plot, oh right, there was a plot after all.

The Plot (Some spoilers)
So the plot behind this anime is that "people" from the dream world have been traveling to the real world and taking humans as vessels by force or by choice. These dream people are called muma and if they die, their vessels dreams get destroyed, thus becoming a goalless person (Can't be too bad). So Merry wants to go back to the dream world but she can't because stuff (one of the many plot holes). Thus Yumeji decides to help them and fighting and stuff etc. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, Yumeji has to power to look through his fingers in a loop and see random floating coloured orbs inside people, useful... However this does become useful as vessels will be detectable to him.

The "Ending" (Spoilers)
So, at the end of episode 13, the anime ends. Strictly this is an ending but it was honestly horrible. So yeah okay, they defeated the big bad muma and everything was happyish. I was really hoping for an ending that actually solved some problems and actually finished the anime, but I suppose they left it open for a sequel, and regardless of my negative sounding review, I enjoyed watching this and would easily watch a second season.

To Conclude
You may now be thinking after reading this review that this anime was actually bad and I disliked it, however that is incorrect. This review is harsh and treats the anime as though there will be no second season. The only time I found this anime stupid was at the very end (I think this greatly influenced this review) and all throughout it was otherwise very enjoyable.

The characters were great, the plot was interesting, the day to day stuff was nice, the pacing was eh, I didn't mind it. Sure it was rather generic but it was also unique at the same time, in a way I can't exactly explain though.

Score:  7/10
(Would be better if not for that ending)

So check it out and enjoy watching it, but be prepared for a let down at the ending. I'll be waiting for news on a second season.

28 comments:

  1. may check it out, heard some rave reviews in the past. glad to see an honest one here .

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  2. Great work! I love the blog style!

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  3. Hey i like these kinds of super natural things am surely gonna check it out...

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  4. Loving the bass guitar on the right!

    Cool review!

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  5. Nice review, even though I'm not a very avid anime fan I'll check this out.

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  6. Ohh, this looks like a great series.

    Thanks :) I will add it to the Que.

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  7. Ill probably pass this one lol.

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  8. very detailed review mate :D might give it a shot if you don't post something better by the time I finish with exams :)

    /Tresni

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  9. I think I'll check this out. Thanks for the review

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  10. "See image, regular old walk-into-girls-bathing scene" Really? They're still doing this?! C'mon Japan!

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  11. I appreciate the review, though it doesn't sound like the best anime. I think I'll skip this one, but let us know if you find any super good ones!

    Following for interest

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  12. seems like something i can get into.

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  13. This is a great one. I love this series. Good choice!

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  14. bass guitar is really heavy there nice review

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  15. nice review, I look forward to some mecha stuff though

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  16. i think 7/10 is right on..

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  17. Yeah the ending is terrible

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  18. Great review! I skipped reading "The ending" since I might just watch this!

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  19. love you theme plus layout man!

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  20. The picture you chose to represent the anime kind of freaks me out, but other than that, it doesn't sound like something I would watch to be honest...

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  21. look good, may actually check it out
    +followed

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  22. Very nice blog! I love the background! I can't say that enough.

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  23. hmmm, I'm still looking for something new.

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