Someday’s Dreamers (2002) – Connection and Mishaps

In a contemporary world where people accept and isolate the existence of magic, Yume uses her magic to help many people. She met many people with all kinds of requests. There is a young kid whose stiff legs and dreams of wanting to become a famous soccer player. There is a grandmother who just wants to wait for her daughter who died long ago. And there is a group of kid who only wants to go to the moon with a teacher they have known for a long time. Yume granted all these requests with her magical power. It leads all of her magic and these people to learn about life and what it means to be magical for Yume.

Everything seems normal in this universe and the story in this manga set in more a contemporary world. It’s more like a modern-day where normal people and magicians live together. They all accustomed but not a few also they isolate each other. The magic in this manga is more of a controller or government where they see everything. However, they help everyone with their requests. These people have anything to do with their life and the magical.

For Yume, a 17-year-old girl, she just wants to help others and try to change the magical stereotypical if they aren’t bad people. Yume always tries to break the restriction rule, but all that needed is happiness for him and others. Because of that, her parents gave her a mentor so that she would learn more about magic and how the world works. All Yume needed to be was only supporting other people who worked hard. And she wants to help them to achieve their dreams. For Yume, that’s how to be a mage.

“Someday’s Dreamers” isn’t your usual type of thing where there is a world between good against evil fighting each other. This manga, although unoriginal with supernatural things, doesn’t rely too much on such cliches. The story focuses more on Yume as she encounters many problems in many different situations. It’s a story where the protagonist is developing even though the story has to do with other supporting characters. She learns that magic isn’t everything and there will be a mage who uses their abilities badly. This is a manga about understand other people. There is a motive where a person can be cold, not open or even evil.

Because of Yume’s ability and nature, everyone around her began to change. “Someday’s Dreamers”, if you can already guess it from the synopsis, is a slice of life. To summarize, each chapter focused on Yume who tried to connect. With someone who still thinks magic is a bad thing or with someone who can’t forget his past, she connects everything. Every chapter covers a different story but there is also a certain arc where certain characters tell its stories besides the protagonist. The character also is a little bit realistic regardless of the character design is somewhat similar to most shoujo manga. And yeah, this is a shounen manga.

The art style is nice, gorgeous, and beautiful for a supernatural story in a contemporary world. It’s cute and sometimes neat as well. Besides the design characters are similar to shoujo manga, we have many things with the story. With the help of beautiful scenery, you don’t have to see and comprehend something in common. Instead, you witness something different though much of the story just consists of Yume and her connection to other people. The variety of tones of the story also varies. Above all, you always get emotional, charming, touching, hearing, sadness, happiness, everything.

“Someday’s Dreamers” is a decent manga, a light nice recommendation yet nothing special for a lot of people but it’s another enjoyable manga to read on. It’s not bad and not that good either. In contrast, if you don’t want to read the manga, there is an anime adaptation too. Either you want to watch or read the manga, it’s up to you. However, this is a sweet spectacle for me with not much serious or complexity tone. It’s just something that you always get in most of anime and manga yet it doesn’t seem cliche.

3.5 out of 5 stars.

Salman Al Farisi

An Indonesian who loves to watch and read everything. A literary student who likes to write about reviews and essays on Crackdown Review. But, I just wannabe critics who love arthouse than anything.

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