Tuesday, April 12, 2011

[Ended] Yumekui Merry: The Critical Divine Intervention

When a story corners itself, the most uncreative tool of all for any story writer to resort to is the "love and hope conquers them all" solution where pure will power for no reason would just influence and change the laws of universe in their own favor. As soon as any story starts doing that, all my respect for that story is gone.

Grant it this is some story about dreams, something that pure will power might actually be able to change. But throughout the series, they've been adamant on reenforcing the concept of how rules in this dream universe just doesn't bend. So when it became clear that the final strike is to be done by the strong will power of someone wishing something into existence, I almost just turned it off and tossed it away right there right then.

As much as I like the early part of Yumekui Merry, it fell out of my favor fairly quickly, mostly due to the slow development of...anything. It literally felt like a battery ran out of juice after the first couple of episodes that the rest of the series is just barely hanging on for dear life.

Final Scoreboard:

Drama: 79 (So so)
Comedy: 73 (Not that great)
Action: 80 (Mediocre)
Art/Animation: 85 (Good)
Sound/Music: 81 (Eh...)
Character: 76 (Typical)
Plot: 79 (The force of pure will power)
Ending: 80 (Doesn't feel like an ending)

Re-watch value: 20 - No reason to

Overall: 79 - Mediocre all the way

Recommendation: Even though Yumekui Merry got some favorable opinion early in the season, it vanished fairly quickly. If you ask me, I'd say it's probably not worth your time unless you're out of stuff to watch.

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