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Anime Director's Regret For Failure of Yumekui Merry Disappoints Manga Author

by dtshyk
May 30, 2011 9:41 PM | 100 Comments
Mangaka Ushiki Yoshitaka posted on his twitter that he was disappointed to read a report of director Yamauchi Shigeyasu's talk session about Yumekui Merry. In the report, Yamauchi confessed that he failed to wrap up the story of the anime. He said, "I don't understand the concept of 'moe' well and couldn't direct the action scenes well. I thought slow actions might be suitable for moe anime, but it was not a good idea." Ushiki felt sad to know that the anime director considers the Merry anime a failure.

Sources: Ushiki's tweet, Fan's report of Yamauchi's talk

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The show is good..it is not super awesome but it's good. Maybe because i read so much bad stuff about anime and started to watch it with low expectations..and turn out to be nice show....it is just that ending...if there is not going to be 2nd season they could at least make proper ending with, let's say, whole series of 24-25 ep-s...more character development, more action and cool ending = awesome overall! ..no?

Dec 3, 2012 1:51 PM by klaudio

jmal said:
Chiibi said:
I loved this anime and think all you haters are insane.o_O
Is there anyone who hates this who DIDN'T read the manga first?

I really liked the show for the most part, and Merry is a godly-tier character design, which is pretty much why I ended up importing it.

But there are two glaring flaws that really bothered me: 1) terribly disjointed and awkward action sequences and 2) a really bad, rushed ending. Everything else was so good that it really bothers me that it performed so poorly in these areas.


I didn't really see anything wrong with the action sequences and I expect that kind of ending when the manga hasn't ended yet and the show is 13 episodes....

Are you including the director as an insane hater?

Uh........sure? But lawl, why even direct something you hate!? If you really hate something, you can't possibly put your all into that project....which is why when people ask me to draw characters I hate, I always go "No, sorry, I can't." XD

its kinda suck anime

There's nothing that makes it a "suck anime". -_- btw you have "suck grammar"

Jul 13, 2012 6:32 PM by Chiibi

I feel bad for the author. To hear even the director thinks the project is a failure has to hurt badly. If anyone should express confidence in it, it should be the director.. even if they don't feel so, they shouldn't say so publicly. :/

Jun 28, 2012 9:02 AM by Emmrys

Since this thread resurfaced I'm going to recommended the manga to everyone again. It's just so full of bro-ness. Merry and Yumeji actually brofist from across panels! and John Doe brofist Merry's feet till she flies over the bad guys and lands a kamen rider kick on the mini boss. And they often team up with their broness to fight bad guys. They also play video games like true bros! BROS BROS BROS. Did I mention bros? Because the manga is full of it.

Jun 28, 2012 8:55 AM by dankickyou

kurizenT said:
No need to do second season its kinda suck anime
I prefer to do nothing than to watch this suck anime

I don't think "need" is determined by your personal tastes. They don't "need" to not do one any more than they "need" to do one because someone else likes it.

It all comes down to money, and presumably Merry didn't make enough with its low sales.

Jun 28, 2012 7:50 AM by jmal

ChitOKun said:
So, um... No second season?
Such a pity, not that I enjoyed the plot, but I need more Merry and the Visuals. Totally worth watching.
Guess I need to read manga now.


No need to do second season its kinda suck anime
I prefer to do nothing than to watch this suck anime

Jun 28, 2012 7:40 AM by ExoticNeeds

Chiibi said:
I loved this anime and think all you haters are insane.o_O
Is there anyone who hates this who DIDN'T read the manga first?

I really liked the show for the most part, and Merry is a godly-tier character design, which is pretty much why I ended up importing it.

But there are two glaring flaws that really bothered me: 1) terribly disjointed and awkward action sequences and 2) a really bad, rushed ending. Everything else was so good that it really bothers me that it performed so poorly in these areas.

Jun 22, 2012 11:53 AM by jmal

Chiibi said:
I loved this anime and think all you haters are insane.o_O


Are you including the director as an insane hater?

Jun 22, 2012 11:40 AM by Anime_Name

I loved the setting, the characters and the idea behind this work. However, I do not often get disappointed, but when I do, i'm kinda pissed. The fault probably could be found within "money". Re-doing the last part of the anime (I don't fucking need a happy end if the story isn't over at all yet) would improve a lot. And I really care about this particular work.

Jun 22, 2012 11:22 AM by Nacroma

I loved this anime and think all you haters are insane.o_O

Is there anyone who hates this who DIDN'T read the manga first?

Jun 20, 2012 10:56 PM by Chiibi

good i wasnt the only want who tought this anime sucked ~_~

Jun 16, 2012 8:40 AM by Saybarnet

kisami said:
i don't get the reason why certain anime do not follow the manga. perhaps to prevent repetitiveness of people who have already read the manga but the route they went was terrible. the manga progression was so much better it would have been fine to just go with it....

MOE? i didn't really get that from the anime.


i KNOW! i never once thought of moe being in the anime, but if you think about it, the donuts might have something to do with it.


other than that, the OP song was really awesome!

Jun 10, 2012 9:50 AM by supermegasonic

dankickyou said:
The anime may not be up to par, but the manga is great. Everyone is a BRO, and I mean EVERYONE
Note that only one of the main characters is even a dude. The other major male character is a cat. Difficult circumstances to pull a bro mood out of, but apparently it's possible.

Really, though, I'm gonna avoid that director from now on. The adaptation was a travesty and he didn't even blame it on something that makes sense. Like the budget or maybe the writer. Invisible trombones, seriously?

Jun 10, 2012 7:48 AM by Nyuu3

Twilight-Sparkle said:
Damn, and I was gonna watch this anime. But based on these posts, it might be a while before I get to it now..

The anime may not be up to par, but the manga is great. Everyone is a BRO, and I mean EVERYONE

Jun 10, 2012 7:00 AM by dankickyou

Damn, and I was gonna watch this anime. But based on these posts, it might be a while before I get to it now..

Jun 10, 2012 6:38 AM by Solo-Maro

Just remake the damn anime following the manga.

May 20, 2012 1:04 AM by DefenderHowl

I was really try to put it on dropped.xD!~

May 16, 2012 7:56 AM by ExoticNeeds

Interesting... An anime director dont know the word MOE!

Apr 2, 2012 8:44 PM by MasterPogi

Still watching it just making it my rainy day show. It's not bad but I Di like it.

Apr 2, 2012 6:01 PM by Setsuna200

im just starting it, but i will see if this really did fail.

Mar 26, 2012 12:42 AM by SnowWind

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