(wikipedia) aka Mahotsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto
(TV Tropes) is a fairly lightweight TV series, but pleasant enough for what it is. At 12 episodes Someday's Dreamers
also has the virtue, and the vice, of being short.
I remember being attracted to it by the frankly gorgeous pastel artwork on the box set. The artwork does mostly match the tone of the show, and the sound track is also very pretty. The fascinating video clip for the closing track Under The Blue Sky
is one of the extras (watch for the counterclock in the linked clip).Someday's Dreamers
is an urban fantasy of sorts with mages running about in modern day Tokyo, and subject to modern day bureaucracy. So the main character is a 17 year old apprentice mage Yume Kikuchi who has come to Tokyo from the country to complete her training and be certified as a master mage.
The story has been quite tightly adapted from a manga, and I feel it was too
tightly adapted. The episodes in the middle disc feel particularly forced in their resolutions, and lack emotional resonance as a result.
In contrast the final story arc flows a lot more naturally over the last three episodes. Someday's Dreamers
is a pleasant enough coming of age story
, with a slice of life
feel, but not much more than that. Recommended for light viewing, and easy listening. :)