While I consider Yume Nikki the game as one of my favorite video games ever, the manga is an atrocity. The way the characters are portrayed don't match the way they react within the game at all. The story of the manga seems to be completely out of place due to the genuinely dark nature of the game. The art is quite an eyesore, the characters have no mouths, Madotsuki always has her eyes closed in a very irritating way, and the surrealistic nature of the game is not captured at all in the manga. The art is so bad, that it is hard not
to laugh at. I was eager to see what kind of story could be made with the material that the game provided and I ended up being incredibly disappointed. The game had no dialogue in a show don't tell sort of manner, while the manga foolishly fills the entire story with poorly thought out dialogue that ruined the haunting atmosphere the game always excelled in. The story is flimsy at best in the manga because it seems that they didn't want to include too much information about the world, but also decided that it was important not to add a story anyway. This leaves the story feeling like it lacks the depth one would look for and it was better off not having a story to begin with in order to maintain how open to interpretation the game was. The manga should have had either a fleshed out back story or no story at all. I consider Yume Nikki the video game to be one of the most atmospheric, disturbing, and artistic games out there. The manga doesn't live up to that praise in any way and it is one of the worst things I have ever seen. Also, for anyone who claims that the manga could never capture the spirit of the game, read Yume Nikki: Anata no Yume ni Watashi wa Inai. In conclusion, I would definitely recommend avoiding this manga for fans of the game.
As fan of RPGMaker game, i was excited to know that Yume Nikki has it own manga.. The story itself is about a girl who always dream about same things, and someday she decided to exploring her dream..
Story: 8 / 10
In-game, there has no actual plot, just explore her dream. But in manga adaptation, there has actual plot. I didn't expected that, but that is good things.. Although it has actual plot, i little bit disappointed that as story go on, because Yume Nikki lack exploring things..
Art: 7 / 10
In my opinion, the art style well fit together along the
story.. The art and drawing will leave us impression that the main character trapped in creepy place..
Character: 6 / 10
You can found at least 4 main character in Yume Nikki manga, but it lack supporting character (ex: monsters, person, etc). The main character has it own personality and purpose, but the supporting character isn't mentioned too much..
Enjoyment: 7 / 10
I'm not always usually read any manga. I enjoy this manga, but I not enjoy it as much as the game.
Overall: 7 / 10
Overall, it just average.. Not much happened in manga adaptation. If you played the game before, you might wanna read this manga.. If you never played the game before, i will suggest you to play the game before to know "what's going on" in this manga. If you insist to not play the game, and directly want to read the Manga adaptation, i will not recommend it to you..
It was 2014 when I got to know about indie games, "Anonymous people that make games that are not financed by any company" or more or less that way I understand the concept. Some time later, spending the internet of my cell phone for watching bored Tops, I found one that listed the indies games: And that's when I met Yume Nikki: "A hikikomori girl who travels to the world of dreams when she goes to sleep ". The curious thing is that his genre was "LCD" that, as far as I know, was an older videogame that I will not talk about because that
is not the case. When we enter the world of dreams, we realize that there is no objective in the game; and the closest thing to that was finding some powers called "Effects." Most of them were useless.
In each world we enter, inside the mind of the protagonist, we will meet unique characters and some will take us events, from the strange to the terrifying. By the way, some effects play a role in that. This game, that when I met him did not know it was a very popular game among indie games, sadly it has not had an update for eight years, leaving us with an ending that has led to many interpretations by the people who came to it. to play.
Now, this manga version, which is said to have been authorized and supervised by the original creator, shows us a very summarized and generic perspective of what happens in the game; with characters whose personality in the game does not seem to fit into what we thought they were in their original work. The story seems more childish and does not generate the air of anxiety and darkness we have when we move our character.
Art is absolutely terrible (The only good thing is the background): The person who drew it, thought it was great to imitate each pixel of the game, that included that our protagonist had no mouth and her eyes were always closed. The story is not in depth and not even all the characters and events that happen in the game appear. I understand that Yume Nikki does not have a linear history and everything that happens in it does not make any sense, unless we decide to interpret it. But that does not mean that the manga should literally follow the same steps in the game. That is to say, I mean that the idea was to try to deepen the story of the character, why these events happen, why there are the characters and the end that we most longed to know. But this was a waste of time.
And let's not talk about the unnecessary text that occupies the whole manga.
In conclusion, Yume Nikki (As now i'm a fan of indies games, including this one), if it was really authorized by the author, surely he tried to find an excuse to not continue updating the game since 2010. This video game is one of the most restless of those who open the view, but this manga remove the credit for more than ten years that this game takes, and that many people have played in order to decipher the mysteries of it. I do not recommend reading it.
This would be so much better if there was no dialogue. The way Madotsuki looks is kind off, and wonky. The backgrounds however look alright, and a nice representation of the game, so that makes it worth at least skimming through.
The only way I got any enjoyment of this is just to ignore 100% of the text.