Yumeria

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Yumeria
Yumeria NA DVD V1 FrontCover.jpg
Artwork for the front cover of the North American release by ADV Films of DVD volume 1.
ゆめりあ
Genre Harem, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Magical girl
Game
Developer Namco
Genre Visual novel
Platform PlayStation 2
Released April 24, 2003
Anime television series
Directed by Keitaro Motonaga
Studio Studio Deen
Licensed by
Original network TBS's BS-i satellite broadcasting network
English network Anime Network (North America)
Original run January 8, 2004March 25, 2004
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
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Yumeria (ゆめりあ?) is a manga series and a PlayStation 2 video game created by Namco. The video game and manga were both initially released in Japan in 2003. Studio Deen produced a 12-episode comedy, adventure, anime television series broadcast on TBS in Japan in 2004. The series was originally licensed in North America by ADV Films who initially released the series in three English language DVD volumes in 2005 and 2006.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Tomokazu Mikuri, the main character in the game and anime, turns 16 years old and has led a dull life without girls. On the night of his birthday, he dreams of a strange world in which he sees a young girl in a blue outfit fighting against an unknown enemy. Tomokazu has a strange, unknown power which seems to "power up" this girl, who has fallen into his arms. She uses this "power" to repel enemies, the alien race known as the Feydooms, who are attempting to break through the dream world and take over the real world.

Waking up, Tomokazu is amazed at his dream's realism, thinking of his strange power and the mysterious girl who fought off her enemies. Rolling over, he is shocked to see the girl from his dream, Mone, in bed next to him. Soon Tomokazu, his classmate Mizuki Agatsuma, Mone, Neneko, Nanase, and her sister Kuyou enter the dream world Moera to destroy the Feydooms and save the world.

Media[edit]

Game[edit]

Yumeria (ゆめりあ?) is a Namco video game released by Namco in Japan for the PlayStation 2 on April 24, 2003. The game was never released in an English version or licensed for distribution outside Japan.[2]

Manga[edit]

Yumeria (ゆめりあ?) was also adapted into manga series illustrated by Katsura Yukimaru and published by Media Works. The series was published in the manga Dengeki Daioh in 2003. A related manga series, Yumeria 1/2 (ゆめりあ 1/2?), was published by Media Works in the manga Dengeki Daioh in 2004. Neither manga series was ever released in English nor licensed for distribution outside Japan.

Anime[edit]

North American release[edit]

The series was originally licensed and released in North America by ADV Films. ADV Films also produced the English language version initially released in three DVD volumes beginning in 2005 and in two complete DVD collections in 2007 and 2009. In 2013 Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North America, released a complete DVD collection of all twelve episodes of the ADV Films English version and posted the series (English only) on the Anime Network online streaming site.[3]

  • Yumeria - Into the Dreamscape (DVD 1), episodes 1-4, release date: 2005-10-11[4]
  • Yumeria - Tossing and Turning (DVD 2), episodes 5-8, release date: 2005-11-22[5]
  • Yumeria - The End of a Dream (DVD 3), episodes 9-12, release date: 2006-01-03[6]
  • Yumeria - DVD Complete Collection (Thinpak) (DVD 1-3), episodes 1-12, release date: 2007-01-09[7]
  • Yumeria - Complete Collection (DVD), episodes 1-12, release date: 2009-03-17
  • Yumeria - Complete Collection (DVD), episodes 1-12, release date: 2013-11-12

Reception[edit]

Yumeria - Into the Dreamscape (DVD 1) (2005) was reviewed by Theron Martin of Anime News Network and assigned grades from "D+" (story) to "B+" (art) [8] Chris Beveridge of Mania.com assigns a grade of "C+" overall[9] and Tim Henderson of animefringe gives it a "3" out of "5".[10]

Yumeria - DVD Complete Collection (Thinpak) (DVD 1-3) (2007) was reviewed by Bryan Morton of Mania.com and assigned an overall grade of "B-".[11]

Yumeria - Complete Collection (DVD) (2009) was reviewed by Chris Beveridge and assigned an overall grade of "B-".[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ADV October Releases". News. Anime News Network. August 2, 2005. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Yumeria PS2". IGN. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Adds Yumeria, Divergence Eve Anime". News. Anime News Network. July 4, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ Houston, Don. "Yumeria - Enter the Dreamscape : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video". DVD Talk. Internet Brands. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  5. ^ Houston, Don. "Yumeria: Tossing and Turning : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video". DVD Talk. Internet Brands. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  6. ^ Houston, Don. "Yumeria Vol. 3: End of a Dream : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video". DVD Talk. Internet Brands. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  7. ^ Douglass, Jr., Todd. "Yumeria: Complete Collection : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video". DVD Talk. Internet Brands. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  8. ^ Martin, Theron (October 7, 2005). "Yumeria DVD 1: Into the Dreamscape". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ Beveridge, Chris (October 15, 2005). "Yumeria Vol. #1". Mania. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ Crocker, Janet; Fay, Shannon; Henderson, Tim; King, Patrick; Luscik, Joe (December 2005). "Anime Briefs". Animefringe. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ Morton, Bryan (April 19, 2007). "Yumeria Complete Collection (Thinpak)". Mania. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ Beveridge, Chris (June 19, 2009). "Yumeria Complete Collection". Mania. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 

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