Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto ~ Natsu no Sora First Impressions

Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto ~ Natsu no Sora or better known as Somedays Dreamers Summer Skies is a sequel in spirit to the original Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto (somedays dreamers). I’ve only watched Someday’s dreamers (I’ll use its english name since tha kanji is unbearably long) quite recently and I’ve been thinking of writing a series review of it but since I’m already doing a first impressions post on this season of it, it’ll have to wait.

Now, a little background info for those who’re unfamiliar with this series. As with the first season, Somedays Dreamers is focused on the life of a mage trainee and her interactions with things around her as she completes her training. The concept of magic in this anime is very realistic and non-imposing, meaning that it’s basically the norm in society. I’m not so sure about this season but I’m guessing that they’ll be following that same formula.

While the art of the original Somedays dreamers was nothing special, I could tell even by the first episode that the art directors we’re trying out something new. All those who were alert might have realized that the backgrounds of most of the scenes are still pictures. The only thing animated is the characters themselves, proprs and the occasional cloud (which I think they’ve animated really well).

This season boasts of a solid soundtrack which goes a long way in enhancing the serene atmosphere of the rural farm lands of Hokkaido as seen in the first episode. The main attraction, in my opinion, is the opening theme, fly away by thyme ( who also did the opening from to-loveru, which I really loved too) which is just a stunning piece of soft rock; perfect for this series.

Anyway if you haven’t guessed yet, I found the first episode of Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto ~ Natsu no Sora to be a real breath of fresh air. Perfect for those looking for something to relax to this summer season. I’m also seriously considering taking it up once Vampire Knights is done, we’ll just have to see how that goes.

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4 Responses to “Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto ~ Natsu no Sora First Impressions”

  1. Shin Says:

    Photoshop Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto more like. I don’t know, the first episode didn’t really do it for me, probably due to how mundane it was.

  2. issa-sa Says:

    It would’ve been interesting if the artists used Paint instead XD
    I really liked how the magic was really placed in the background of the story instead of forcing it in our faces like some shows would… This point goes out the window in the 2nd episode though, but I’m already following the show, so there 😛

  3. rroknedaj Says:

    Shin
    Hmm, maybe its not something you would want to watch while bored. xD

    issa

    Like the first season, this one did a pretty good job of normalizing the magic. At least until the middle episodes though. xD

  4. blissmo Says:

    It’s good, but that’s about it. The pictures are nice too 😀

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