Our protagonist Haruka has been given the gift of precognition. He's led an ordinary life so far, without really giving question to his special ability. However, one day, he foresees someone close to him die in an accident while traveling. It's only after he sees this insufferable vision that he gathers the determination fight against the future, but... in such an unthinkable way. What will the future hold after Haruka rises up against a fate that's already been decided...? The curtain rises on a serious series that you can't judge just by reading the title!
This was a classic case of good idea, terrible execution. It is a pseudo harem with 5 girls and the main character as the guy, but it doesn't get much into romance or ecchi.
Story (4/10): The story was spastic. It starts off with a fun harem promise of 1 guy trying to date 5 girls to stop their deaths and the death of his sister, and a interesting story gimmick of precognitive dreams. The MC is motivated and skilled, and rapidly gains the attention of the first girl, and they hint romantic interest. Similar case with the second and third one.
they rapidly drop 90% of the romantic part of the harem. Then the story proceeds to off the deep end, with murderous mascots with freddy powers to kill in dreams, mysterious dream doctors, robot suits, and magic dream powers. In the end, it is a happy ending, but a rushed ending, and feels like tying up loose ends by soaking them in superglue and bundling them together.
It loses all coherence and just goes for action, and characters and plot are just thrown aside. The third girl's plot arc is thrown aside for contrived intrigue, and has little romantic harem interest, and the 4th and fifth girl barely get a plot arc, and their characters are left undeveloped and shallow. The villains feel like they don't know what the f*** they want to do, either. Overall, after the second girl, the plot kicks in, and the story collapses.
Art (4/10): I mean, it was OK most of the time, but occasionally head sizes, body proportions, and facial quality were so inconsistent that sometimes I felt like the main character had a gag face during the normal parts of the story. This was especially true towards the end.
Character (4/10): Don't judge the initial characters as the standard, this manga is exemplary at the art of going downhill. The MC started off strong. He had a strong sense of justice, an interesting power to see the future, and didn't lack any confidence. The first girl was a rich girl, but spirited and fun (and decidedly not a tsundere, unlike the norm for rich girls), with a fun bad cooking gimmick to add more character to her, and she likes to help the MC. The second girl was fun, with a interesting transformation from a simple looking but hard to read girl to an energetic idol, and she could gather animals to her like a disney princess.
Now remember all those things I just told you? Get rid of half of them. The main character loses confidence, becomes less passionate, and his dream powers become less useful. The first girl rarely ever uses her money for anything from the end of her arc onward. She never cooks ever since the first time. She loses her energy and becomes a background character for the MC. The second girl only uses her disney gimmick like twice, and she never transforms into the idol version after her arc.
On top of that, all characters introduced after the character arc are shallow and undeveloped. You have a cut and paste yakuza daughter who can call for backup, and little to no personality, and she rarely uses her backup. You have a feisty mech using girl, whose powers are largely unexplained, and feisty is about all the personality she has to her name. And the fifth girl... WAIT THERE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE 5 GIRLS! WE'RE MISSING ONE! Yeah, the fifth girl never shows up in the story at all, which was very mysterious to me.
As for the other characters, we have the sister, who is pretty boring until she gets a twist... whereupon she's boring and unlikeable. Then we have a mysterious doctor, who can access dreams... and they reveal... she's a doctor who can intervene in dreams! Yeah, that's pretty much the plot twist. And then you have a girl who gives the MC things that intervene in dreams... and it's revealed... she made things to intervene in dreams! Yep. Advanced plot twists.
As for enjoyment... 4/10. It would be 5/10 for most of the story, but it would be 2/10 for the end. I'll compromise.
Overall, I bet you can't guess... I give it... 4/10, because that seemed to be the number of the day. Can't recommend, because it feels like watching dreams get crushed, almost the same feeling... as if your childhood idols died in a car crash.
The premise and the first few chapters were interesting and had me thinking that this was about to get good. But then all of a sudden it seemed like the chapters started to lose all coherence and it became pretty confusing. The story didn't flow well at all, some of the scenes felt forced, and the ending was unsatisfying. The characters had a lot of potential to become memorable, but I feel that their stories weren't expanded upon enough and because of that they seem quite dull. Maybe this would be different if there were more chapters.
I guess it
has some entertainment value, but I wouldn't recommend this aside from a way to waste some time.
First of all, I only got attracted to this manga is the "harem" on the title and genre. As fan girl of harem animes, I was not convinced...anyway
I agree with the other reviews, the manga started off interesting then became fucked up. Not like in "School Days" but very confusing,makes you skip through the conversation and find something eye-catching. The comedy was okay, the school life genre was off. This should be named the Sniffing Dreamer with Ducky and Friends TxT!
The problem of the story about its characters is that some... they got introduced then at the end they didn't matter. Even one of
the five poets wasn't even introduced, and I thought Hokujou and the other will get some action too. But I can't blame them, there's the title of support characters too.
To think that I considered it rushed? I don't know what's better, to take time and do something entertaining yet supports the plot or rush it to get on with. I even checked if I was about to finish it so I can go on.
But the manga was not that bad, it was unique in its own way (idk, for me I guess?). You can learn a thing or two about dreaming, common sense, the brain, or how dangerous a mascot could be.
Seriously I just saw this in a "Manga Similar to Minamoto-kun Monogatari" (I recommend <3) but only got dissatisfied.