Naho, an eleven-year-old girl, lives with her father and her two-year-old brother Jun. Her mother died after giving birth to Jun, so Naho has to take care of young Jun at home. Understandingly, this situation is frustrating to little Naho. A girl of her age would be dying to go out and play with friends, but because of Jun, she has to give priority to her duties.
One day, a bizarre man, wearing a long coat and with a big suitcase in his hand, turns up in front of Naho. He introduces himself as "Kotaro the Dreamball Dealer" and tells Naho he can take her to a dreamland away from her everyday life. But after this encounter, strange phenomena begin to happen to Naho.
Now Naho is having fun with her friends, and several different worlds come and go before her eyes. Then she finds herself with his father and mother, only the three of them again... But as she starts feeling anxious, the next moment she finds herself wandering into Jun's dream!
Naho is confused. What would she ask to Kotaro? What does she really desire from the deep of her heart?
I found the title intresting, so I decided to watch it, that it was a pretty unusual story is figured, occuring to the title.
So, a Dream Sphere Dealer and his Dream Sphere Creator (which is a ugly rat who poops out the sphere's.) find that this girl, the lead character takes life way to serieus, so they decide to pay her a visit and let her go through some various dreams she can have thanks to the sphere's.
That's actually the story, how it goes. Naho has a lot of ...doubts about things in her life, about her baby brother, the way she thinks of her late mother. Through various dreams she finds out that she would rather forget her mother, this would make living with her father and babybrother easier.
Once decided dreams (from her brother and herself) collide and start to collapse, they (the dealer, his petrat and Naho) need to escape out of the dreams. Now this is all just great, the end is to be foreseen even before the movie starts, but it's still a funny story.
The art is pretty cool too, normal, and yet some weird things. Sometimes I disliked how they drew several expressions, but that doesn't happen to much, the sound's okay too I guess.
About the characters itself, Naho is a teenage girl who has doubt about things in her life, she's going through a rough fase (self-proclaimed by her.) etc, basically one of the normal teenagers, her baby brother is a baby that just can't do anything else but mess everything up and whine, but then we get the intresting one's. The dealer and his pet. The Dealer looks like a shady character once introduced, and well, he is. He's ugly, has a weird grin and his voice-actor makes him even more shadier. Which is good, he's supposed to be shady. His petrat is cool too, he makes the dream sphere's containing dreams by just thinking it and shitting it out, he also has a bad temper and smokes.
Although it's a special and it just takes 24 minutes to watch it, it's pretty enjoying. My thoughts, when it ended, were that they could've made a cool movie out of this idea, I don't think that will happen, but it would've been better as a movie then as a special, that's my opinion at least.read more