Yumekui Merry – Review
Yumekui Merry, or Dream Eater Merry, is a bout a boy named Yumeji who has a very odd relationship with his dreams. He constantly dreams of being attacked and chased by cats, and is able to fortell what someones dream will be the next night. As he struggles to understand his abilities his comes into contact with Merry, a self-proclaimed former resident of the Dream World. However, Merry has amnesia, which turns the series into on of those “mysterious past” type shows, and the story progresses as you would expect; gradually coming into contact with other residents of the Dream World, and discovering more about who and what she is.
Most everything from the story, charcters, and sound are definately above the curve. No characters are too generic, the story creates a decent fantasy world, and all the actors preform fine. But in Yumekui Merry, the artwork is what it’s all about.
The character designs themselves are UBER moe, which can be very decieving if things like that turn you of from a show. The art of this show trully shine in the dream sequences themselves, and it honestly seems like thats where 50% of their budget went. The worlds in which the “Daydreams” take place is are absolutly beautiful, and are all very unique and different from one another. It’s been a while since I’ve actually seen artwork done quite this well in a series like this, and I constantly waited in anxiouty for the next dream scene to see what cool new world they artists would come up with next. The animation also greatly improves in these sequences, and everything moves gracefully and fluidly.
While the story and characters are definately a step above the status quo, the artwork is the true reason I have enjoyed Merry as much as I have, and I personally believe if it wasn’t so beautiful, I would have given this a much lower score.
- Story – 7
- Art – 9
- Sound – 6
- Character – 7
- Overall – 7