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Much like earlier anime I've seen like Seraphim Call and Sentimental Journey, Diamond Daydreams is a collection of separate stories focused around several young women facing different ordeals in their lives. Unlike the two titles I mentioned though, Diamond Daydreams is bogged down by its fair share of issues that effect its overall quality for me. |
Rather than devote focus purely on the central female character of each story, Diamond Daydreams tries to incorporate focus on supporting characters for the female lead of each story arc. The problem with doing them in this way is that with only two episodes to devote on each of the female lead characters, there isn't much time to fully flesh out the connections that these supporting characters have with the female lead in many of the stories leaving said characters underdeveloped.
In addition, the choices in musical selection during tense or self-reflecting scenes felt questionable for me as either said insertion wasn't necessary or it did not match the mood that scenes were trying to give off. In particular as Devil Doll pointed out, the OP musical choice felt way too energetic and happy for the somewhat somber mood that the series was consistently trying to pull off.
Also like Devil Doll, I felt that the stories with Kyouko and Shouko were the best developed out of the six stories as there was enough time to get fleshing out of the characters as the situations faced by the two characters were nowhere as complex as what the other four character stories tried to pull.
However with the show's issues in musical choices and fleshing out of its characters for many of its stories, Diamond Daydreams made for a mostly mediocre watch due to making story developments for its female leads too complicated to properly flesh out in just two episodes a piece.
Last updated Sunday, May 15 2011. Created Sunday, May 15 2011.
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[Score: 70% = "Watch+"; recommended non-fantasy episodic school romance: Boys Be, Hatsukoi Gentei]
These shoujo stories are mild dramas, narrated from the respective heroine's perspective, painted in pastel colors, with average animation (insert my usual ranting about walking characters here) and music (see above for the songs), characters looking similar to those in Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto, using rather simplistic concepts and lots of clichés; so it's the specific episode story and development of events that have to save the day.
Six stories are being told:
Last updated Wednesday, September 01 2010. Created Thursday, July 07 2005.
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