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 travelling. 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.
Then 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.read more