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The Story Needs Some Fire In it

  • Feb 6, 2007
The second volume starts with the 3rd character Kyoko Asahina who is an aspiring college filmmaker. Kyoko's main problem is that she is trying to one up her previous film that actually won an award at a film contest the year before. Because of this she carries a nasty attitude and is almost impossible to work with or be around period. She wants everything done perfectly and she doesn't care who she hurts to do it. One day during shooting Kyoko notices some things about her lead actress like her showing up late. Instead of talking to the girl Kyoko gets into an argument immediately and looses her lead actress and after a while she looses her entire cast and crew.

The fourth character introduced is Suomi Kitano who was a greatly acknowledged figure skater. Suomi suffered from an injury that could end her career. You would think it was already over as she searches to find herself and think about why she started skating before returning to the ice. While out and about she runs into a boy who's down at the moment and even better doesn't recognize whom she is.

The first volume of Diamond Daydreams is no doubt intriguing because it shows stories with little interruptions of comedy or even the normal things you'd expect not just from anime but a story in general. The first volume showed a little bit of promise but also a sign that the upcoming DVD wouldn't have what it takes to keep someone's interest after the next set of stories. Basically what I'm saying is that Diamond Daydreams might not agree with my mind because a female would be able to fall deeper into its story because I know this show is aimed at girls. Then it could be another reason why volume 2 isn't holding me and that's because it is boring and repetitive of the previous stories.

There is no action in the story to keep you from falling asleep or a will burning inside you to see the next episode because you feel you have to see what happens next. You don't say to yourself I need to know what's going to happen between Kyoko and her buddies but instead "When is this episode going to end". The story always gets prolonged by the wasted minutes of staring off at diamond dust and the boring flashbacks and foreshadowing of the character. The constant use of the sad slow music is getting played out also. I think Diamond Daydreams had potential but lost it. Another writer with a bit of fire alongside with whoever is currently writing it wouldn't have hurt the series. I'm not saying the series needs any kind of Fan Service at all but it needs some style to it. All I can say is the series may work for some and maybe I'll give volume 3 a look to see if the stories get better but if your looking for a story like this that is more entertaining I suggest you check out Boys Be..

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The stuff of dreams is a cloudy haze -That is, until one comes true. Kyoko Asahina is an aspiring young filmmaker. To create compelling and meaningful stories and capture them in a beautiful and engaging way has become her only goal in life. It is her passion – and she will stop at nothing to make it happen. In pursuit of her dream, she spends her college days obsessed with her craft and otherwise neglecting everything else around her. As her intensity for directing grows, so does the rift between Kyoko and her closest friends and colleagues. She has begun to lose her touch for the intimate world around her; and unfortunately, that is exactly where a true master of cinema draws their inspiration. Suomi Kitano was born to be on the ice. Graceful and strong, she always commanded her skates to glide with seemingly delicate ease. Even as a child her talents were emerging. She and her friend Hannah often dreamed of winning tournaments and sharing medals and accolades as they grew up. But, that was a long time ago. Suomi’s prime is fading and she and Hannah have drifted apart over the years. Life has moved on – leaving their dreams behind. Then, opportunity strikes. It appears Suomi may get the chance to perform again and return to carving up the ice. A flood of memories take her back to her humble beginnings, to her training, to her wonderful friend Hannah, and to a promise made long ago.
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Genre: Animation
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2006
Runtime: 100 minutes
Studio: Adv Films

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