Random Curiosity

Yumekui Merry – 13 (END)

「夢ふたたび」 (Yume Futatabi)
“Dream Again”

Warning! This impression contains maximum rage! For the faint of heart, please do not read on! If you liked the anime and do not want to see it being torn apart, please do not read on! You have been warned.

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 13 (END)"
April 8, 2011 at 1:40 am Comments (152)

Yumekui Merry – 12

「夢縁」 (Muen)
“Nightmare”

You know, it might have been a good idea if all this information about Mistletainn was given last episode, perhaps somehow during the battle, a little flashback here and there. Maybe then when Mistletainn retreats, it wouldn’t look like she had ADD.

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 12"
April 2, 2011 at 12:46 am Comments (27)

Yumekui Merry – 11

「夢の守り人」 (Yume no Mamoribito)
“Protectors of Dreams”

Why wait?

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 11"
March 27, 2011 at 1:33 am Comments (27)

Yumekui Merry – 10

「夢から覚めずに」 (Yume Kara Samezuni)
“Not Waking from a Dream”

So hold on, remember when Merry destroyed a couple demons way back in the early episodics, and their vessels continued about their days? I’m not sure why I didn’t think of this last week, but did J.C. Staff just contradict the main plotline with their own original material? Or at least, create some poorly thought out suspense?

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 10"
March 12, 2011 at 7:59 pm Comments (39)

Yumekui Merry – 09

「夢乱れて」 (Yume Midarete)
“Disturbed Dreams”

Yumekui has had its ups and downs more often than your local roller coaster, though the ups were never really past the height of kiddie rides. No thrills you see. However…

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 09"
March 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm Comments (29)

Yumekui Merry – 08

「夢回廊」 (Yume Kairō)
“Dream Corridor”

Yumekui Merry has everything, plot, movement, charming characters, and an end goal in sight. So why is it so bereft of excitement? Is it the subject matter? The problems raised? The plot itself? Just me?

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 08"
February 26, 2011 at 3:24 am Comments (43)

Yumekui Merry – 07

「夢と水着と海の色」 (Yume to Mizugi to Umi no Iro)
“Dreams, Swimsuits and the Color of the Sea”

This wasn’t nearly as fanservice oriented as I thought, and the show earns massive respect in that regard. Imagine that, actually using a beach episode to develop a main character.

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 07"
February 19, 2011 at 3:07 am Comments (24)

Yumekui Merry – 06

「夢邂逅(かいこう)」 (Yume Kaikō)
“Dream Encounter”

Now, pay attention here. We’re going to have two separate boxes okay? Now take the cat girls and put them in your left box. I know it’s hard, but put them in there, we’ll get to them later. Yes, because today, the story makes a move.

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 06"
February 11, 2011 at 5:50 pm Comments (44)

Yumekui Merry – 05

「夢の中でアストレイ」 (Yume no naka de asutorei)
“Astray in a Dream”

Relative to the show only in itself, this was one of the best episodes so far.

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 05"
February 5, 2011 at 1:55 am Comments (54)

Yumekui Merry – 04

「夢喰いメリー」 (Yumekui Merī)
“Dreameater Merry”

“Why do you care? Why do you want to help me? Why am I so important to you?” Why oh why indeed. I know, how about, “because if I don’t, there would be no story!” This works also, “because you’re a girl!” Or “because my powers happen to help your goal, so why can’t you just understand and stop being so effin’ tsundere?” Yeah. That works.

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 04"
January 29, 2011 at 1:14 am Comments (46)

Yumekui Merry – 03

「夢の向こうから」 (Yume no Mukō Kara)
“From Beyond the Dream”

With a little thought, I suppose I could have seen that Yumeji’s near useless power of seeing dream colors through the hole of an “a-okay” sign would be the red string to tie with Merry. It’s also a little funny how he believes in fortunes, and goes around showing kids his own fortune telling act. He’s also a bit of an artist. What can I say, the guy’s pretty awesome.

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 03"
January 21, 2011 at 6:12 pm Comments (25)

Yumekui Merry – 02

「夢もキボーも」 (Yume mo Kibou mo)
“Dreams and Hopes”

While I know people are going to be disappointed with the lack of navel this week, you’ll get development instead, explaining a little bit more about the situation, and introducing a slew of new characters.

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 02"
January 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm Comments (37)

Yumekui Merry – 01

「夢現」 (Yume Utsutsu)
“Half Asleep & Half Awake”

Hello ladies and gents. Look at Madoka, now back to Merry, now back to Madoka, now back to Merry. Sadly, it isn’t Merry, but if you ignore the Shinbou and SHAFT and purely look at the story, it could be like Merry. In all seriousness, they’re obviously both completely different shows. However, one thing does link them, and that is the theme of dreams. Dreams can make interesting concepts, and if you’ve never imagined such a thing, a certain movie proved it can be quite the plot device. Yumekui’s spin on it might not be as mind bending, but dreams becoming reality can be a scary thing.

Continue Reading "Yumekui Merry – 01"
January 7, 2011 at 12:26 am Comments (84)