Someday's Dreamers Lesson 2: Power of Love
In episode 5, "An Apron and Champagne," a young girl runs away from home, and her mother and Yume must find her—without Yume using her magic. In episode 6, "I Want to be a Mage," Kera reveals his deep, long-standing desire for a Special Power; his desire is exacerbated by a dying child from the orphanage where he grew up. In episode 7, "The Mage Who Couldn't Become a Mage," Yume meets an apprentice, Inoue, who's having his own difficulties with magic; Yume realizes becoming a mage isn't inevitable, even for someone with a Special Power as great as hers. In episode 8, "Enormous Power in the Name of Love," Yume's fellow apprentice, Angela, finds herself falling in love with Inoue against her will, and as a result wreaks magical havoc on Tokyo—havoc that may be irreversible.
What's Good: Excellent art; good characterization; fine soundtrack; gorgeous binanshi.
What's Bad: Lack of focus.
DVD Features: Bilingual audio (English and Japanese 2.0 Dolby Digital); English subtitles; three Japanese television advertisements; Geneon previews; reversible cover; limited quantity bonus collectible postcard.