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Yume Tsukai

When people dream, they express their utmost desires and emotions within the confines of their mind; but when their strong emotions cross the border into reality, the dream can turn into an uncontrollable nightmare. Touko and Rinko are sisters known as "yume tsukai" (dream users), and their job is to take care of these nightmares. Using toys as weapons, the girls must both destroy the nightmare and return the dream to its rightful owner before the nightmare does any sort of serious damage. Have no fear, Touko and Rinko are here! (Source: Anime-Planet)

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Start Date9th Apr 2006
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Popularity Rank5195
Rating Rank7003
Age RatingPG
Age Rating GuideChildren
SubtypeTV
Statusfinished

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A Holiday From Dreams

Satoka Sagawa has had demonstrated that she cannot allow her mourning for her boyfriend Satoru Jissouji to impair her performance as a Yume Tsukai against a nightmare but also knows that she has to put her boyfriend's demise into some kind of healthy perspective; to this effect, she writes a letter to Touko signaling her intention to visit Tokyo in search of assistance with something. While Touko takes the exhibitionist color scheme on Satoka's jet and Satoka's excitement in stride, a none-too-amused Rinko takes it upon herself to explain Satoka the historical origins of the Yume Tsukai along with their armaments whose dormant forms are as children's toys and asks that her seniority be acknowledged instead of being behaved toward as a child. Hajime arrives in time to introduce himself as Rinko is leading Satoka to the main house oblivious to Satoka's true reason for being in Tokyo -- a clue of which Touko picks up when Satoka races off after Hajime unwisely demonstrates the mechanics of the Dream Cyclone. Meanwhile, Satoka is about to collapse into despair when Rinko's arrival galvanized by Hajime's insight as to the depicted location becomes the preamble for an exciting adventure through the city demonstrating that Rinko can be just as mischievous as any normal-powered little kid her age when she leads Satoka through a construction site under the nose of its burly foreman that ironically becomes the deus ex machina for the girls to reach their destination. Rinko is quite incensed to ultimately find that Satoka's motive for the mad dash through town is to buy snacks from a store whose dusk consumption is to commemorate a promise made before Satoru's death but acknowledges that a strong bond was formed between the two.

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May These Memories Disappear

The traditional nuclear family has demonstrated itself throughout human history that it is the fundamental building block of society; while this dynamic has a record of being constructive, the consequences for the obverse have far-reaching devastation as a girl named Wakaba has demonstrated when her parents constantly lash out at each other with such ferocity that Wakaba wishes to no longer exist as she begins her school commute. Meanwhile Touko and Rinko are using their home commute to exchange perspectives of their previous job when they come across a boy named Kentaro using a rather dubious method to discern Wakaba's status; after a »Whoa, hold your horses!!!« intercession and some teasing from Rinko, what Kentaro and the two Yume Tsukai find is no laughing matter -- Wakaba enveloped inside an egg that is reversing the effects of Wakaba's actions during her lifetime. Desperate for Wakaba's survival, Kentaro races off to find Wakaba's parents with Rinko right on his heels in a bid to intercept the nightmare and prevent its rampage through time all the way to Wakaba's first day of grade school only to be one step behind the whole time. Rinko's observation that Kentaro himself has some memories of Wakaba along with Touko having figured out the mechanics of the whole situation which has come to a head becomes the ultimate skeleton key by which the nightmare is neutralized; as an ancillary bonus, Wakaba successfully attains her first kiss while her family government works things out in a rational and mature fashion.

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I have now found my new most underrated anime ever; here's why... Story: When people dream, they express their utmost desires and emotions within the confines of their mind; but when their strong emotions cross the border into reality, the dream can turn into an uncontrollable nightmare. Touko and Rinko are sisters known as "yume tsukai" (dream users), and their job is to take care of these nightmares. Using toys as weapons, the girls must both destroy the nightmare and return the dream to its rightful owner before the nightmare does any sort of serious damage. Have no fear, Touko and Rinko are here! (Source: Anime-Planet) Pros: I really like the premise to this, it seemed like an interesting concept and they really ran with this one! The designs for said nightmares look pretty cool and original IMO and the reasons behind the nightmares are realistic and believable. The main characters are all likeable. Touko is the calm and mature one, always thinking ahead, however she gets tired and lazy real easily and sometimes lets her sister take care of the problem instead, but when danger really calls, she'll be there to help those in need. Rinko is the eccentric super elementary school girl with attitude and helps keep her onee-chan in check. However she doesn't think before doing and can be aggressive at times. They got real personalities that we have and there interactions are really nice to watch and follow. The others are Hajime, the aloof nutball who likes Rinko and has a big heart (but not a big brain), Sataoka, a shy and timid who joins the Yume Tsukai to avenge her boyfriend, and Misako, the serious but friendly aunt and the one who stays behind to perform back ups in case the others are in a dire situation. For a 2006 anime, the animation is very nice to follow, even though it can get a bit repetitious at times but they don't over do it. The music is really good and the songs are fitting for the show it represents. Imagery doesn't fit always or looks good but its fine nonetheless. I also really enjoy the development the characters go through later on in the show which I won't ruin it for you guys for obvious reasons (be prepared, cause when the dramatic stuff hits, it hits hard); the voice work also helps with this which is always a plus. Cons: The side characters, while not bad, are pretty forgettable compared to the main ones since they don't get as much screen time, but this is only 12 episodes and its better than having to forcefully shove the characters in there for no given reason and rush things (I'm looking at you ***Save Me Lollipop***), which is what I had trouble with in the climax: the set up is fantastic but there wasn't enough time to fill and the final battle had to be too quick. Sigh. Also the first few episodes can get formulaic and the dialogue can also be repetitious but it changes later on in the show...some episodes aren't that great either and have some pretty poor endings (final battle is also anti climatic in some way, IMO) :S Art also needs to get used to, I mean seriously what is up with Rinko's eyes? Overall: This is a wonderful anime and is now the most underrated show I have ever seen. If you like magic, comedy, drama, and fantasy done right in 12 episodes, then I can't recommend it enough. And as always, thank you for reading my 42nd review~

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