Yumeria anime review

Yumeria anime review
On his 16th birthday, Tomokazu Mikuri had a realistic dream where he sees a girl battling a giant floating monstrosity. When he wakes up, he is surprised that the girl is actually sleeping next to him... Whenever he sleeps from now on, he ends up back at the dream world, and more and more people that he knows keep showing up there too. He finds out from a mysterious masked woman in the dream world named Silk that they are fighting against one named Faydoom, and he is the one who provides the powers to those girls so that they can fight these monsters. And so it goes.

I don't practice Yumeria
I ain't got those dreams at all
If I met a dozen girls like that, I, I'd smack them all

Welcome to Yumeria, also known as Anime Girls Are Easy. Where lecherous schoolboys run free, and ...

Okay, that's enough.

I am sick and tired of these trashy goddamn harem shows. Yumeria is the latest in a long line of sordid anime that appeals to the basest instincts of the Japanese otaku, attracting them like flies to honey with its barrage of vapid, cute girls and the occasional "awkward situation" that ends up with Mikuri copping a feel on someone. Usually a very underage someone.

Settle down, Beavis.

This is seriously substandard material, folks. Yumeria features some stunningly stereotyped characterization, and worst of all, features Mone, who, like Chii in Chobits and Nyuu in Elfen Lied, can only speak her own name in an infantile manner, like a Pokemon in the body of a 12-year-old girl.

Except that Chii and Nyuu have alternate personalities, and the portrayal of Mone is so irritating, I may never get the chance to see if she learns to articulate beyond the level of a toddler before destroying my television in sheer frustration.

So what do we really have here? We've got Mikuri leering and groping at schoolgirls in technicolor leotards, half of whom are seriously underage, and the other half who are quite possibly blood related (EW?), and when he's in the "real world" he's leering and groping and he's not the only one because there's a teacher who's rather open about his Lolita complex.

Sure, the Faydoom are threatening to kill the whole cast and destroy their world, and frankly, I wish they'd succeed. There is no depth at all to the drama, and even the action scenes are overshadowed by lame physical "ecchi" comedy. You get the feeling throughout this show that you're really watching a bootleg of Tenchi Muyo ... it's just THAT bad. Sadly the Faydoom are little more than an excuse to get all those "hot girls" in tight outfits, and it just feels unnecessary, contrived, and embarrassing.

What's sad is that the action scenes are actually fairly decent, but y'know, with all the thigh shots, ass shots, skirt shots, panty shots, I can't call Yumeria's content remotely decent at all. It doesn't help that the sound is about as loud as this show's color palette -- Yumeria is a veritable assault on the senses.

With its infantile humor and generally low standards, this is a nightmarishly stupid series. Sure, I like pretty girls and pretty colors, but Yumeria is pretty awful.

Better than review, is a Trailer video of: Yumeria. Watch it now:
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