In between finding aliens, visiting host clubs and getting freaked out by killer lolis, I’ve been trying out more and more anime and there’s no shortage of new ones to try this season. And so, after downloading the mass OP/ED release by Nipponsei, I got attracted to a particular song, Yume Meikyuu ~Hikari to Yami no Dance~, because of the gothicness and mysteriousness of the song and the vocals.
Therefore, I decided to get the anime to try, thinking that if it’s shit, at least I can enjoy the 1:23 mins of the OP. Thankfully, I had a pleasant surprise on watching Yumetsukai, and found it to be actually pretty good.
First off… definitely would be the *seiyuu* <3. Ayako Kawasumi and Aya Hisakawa in one series?!! That’s already worth the entrance fee a hundred times. A quick check on ANN after that reveals even more <3<3<3 for me, as, lo and behold, I saw Noto-sama’s name on it.
Next off… the setting is done pretty nicely, with a dreamy feel to it, fitting the theme of the show nicely. The characters themselves are quite appealing, and I laughed at the end when Touko mentioned eating ochazuke(which has been quite a joke subject among my friends thanks to Shizuru) and Rinko saying she wants to drink Darjeeling First Flush. Not to mention that the character designs are pretty cool, and I think I’m in love with Touko :).
Notable mentions include their *Tensou* sequence, which I was scared of involving nudity, but then it turns out to be one of the best henshin sequence, having no nudity involved and them changing in to miko outfits. I seem to have developed a sort of miko obsession recently. Others include the sad hints that Touko gives us about her dad and numerous occultish mentions.
Hopefully, Yumetsukai would continue on being this good… now… on to the next episodes :).