Genre: Fantasy/Slice of Life
Studio/Creator: JC Staff/Norie Yamada
Distributor: Sentai Filmworks
No. of Episodes: 12
Suggested Age: 7+
My Review: 8/10
Summary: Yume is a girl who moves to Tokyo from the suburbs to be taught by Masami Yamada, a trained wizard, in order to obtain a mage’s license.
Review: I know what you’re thinking after reading the summary: this sounds similar to Kiki’s Delivery Service. Yes and no. It’s the same scenario, just a more modern setting. And yet it actually works, mostly because Yume actually gets to do elaborate magic.
The animation is great and I really liked the relaxed feel of the story. There were no villains, no wacky adventures. Just a pleasant story with nice pacing that was only slightly slow.
If you like Kiki’s Delivery Service, I highly recommend this series.
Sub/Dub: I only watched the original sub.
Music/Score: Very pleasant. The opening theme was beautiful.
Violence: (1/10) Just magic-based stuff.
Related Media: This is based on a manga that was originally published in the US by Tokyopop, but that company has folded. There’s also a series called Someday’s Dreamers II: Sora, which has a similar setup.