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.
Story: 7 (Nice idea but drop the power ranger stuff)
Art: 3 (I've seen better art off in cheap hentai)
Sound: 5 (Nothing to wow you but nothing to hate)
Character: 4 (permanent cross-eyed loli's are bad)
Enjoyment: 6 (Defintiely aimed for children)
Overall: 25/50 = 5.0 (Only for shrine maiden fans)
Well what can I say about this anime that's not been already said. One thing you'll notice is that there is a 5/10 overall score for this show. It's also quite a forgettable series with such a short time and poor cast of characters, this is one of the weakest shows i have ever seen. Kind
of sucks since this is the first anime series I have seen in a while. But that wont really factor in for the whole score, yet.
The real gist of the story is a team of shrine maidens operating in an antique toy store try to save the world from "bad dreams." All that is fine and dandy and i don't even mind the quirky weapons that they carry, but what really killed the show for me was the added power ranger element. With super weapons and cheesy transformation and power up sequences, it all started to go down hill for me. On top of that, despite being only 13 episodes, it becomes repetitive fairly quick. I felt a weird unbalance between the drama and the action. At times, fights would end in under a minute, at other times fights would take half the episode and the monsters didn't have any difference in power.
The characters of this show was pretty forgettable. No love or hatred for the characters ever came forth when i was watching this. Even though they try to sexualize the lolis with garters and upskirt shots, it really felt like an afterthought. I did manage to laugh at a few jokes considering there is an effeminate lolicon that was usually at the butt of the jokes. Also, considering these girls are supposed to be cute, they all also looked very ugly. A large part of it was because of their eyes.
It's most likely the creator's art style, but I just couldn't get over how ugly the characters were. A permanent cross eyed loli didn't appeal to me and im sure it wont appeal to most audiences. It did appear that they tried to make this show look good with all the small details like all the toys in the toy store, or the high frame rate during action scenes. But in the end, the art just feels poor and unpolished.
With a poor cast of characters and an unpolished art style, its too much burden for this show considering that the story actually isn't that half bad. Maybe if they took this series a little more serious they could have had a hit. Unfortunately, they would rather aim this toward the younger audience and leave many things unexplained. I'd recommend this only to the hardcore shrine maiden fans.