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Anime / Mewkledreamy

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From left to right:
First row: Peko, Kotoko, Su
Second row: Maira, Mew, Tokiwa
Third row: Rei, Nene
Fourth row: Yume, Asahi
Fifth row: Yuni, Hagi, Tsugi, Haruhito

"Mewkle! Twirling! Mewkledreamy!"

Mewkledreamy is a 2020 Magical Girl anime series created by Sanrio and JC Staff based on the character franchise of the same name.

One day, in Miracle Dreamy Kingdom, the kingdom above the sky, the queen and her worker fairies were working on plushes that were designed to be "Dream Partners", but then, one of them, Mew, fell from the sky, and landed in the hands of recently new middle schooler Yume Hinata. Together, they are able to enter the dreams of others and collect dreamy stones.

In December 4th, 2020, a second season of the show was announced, titled "Mewkledreamy Mix!".


This show provides dreams about:

  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Maira's mother died on her 11th birthday.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Yuni gets called different names occasionally, such as "Wani" or "Bumi".
  • Always in Class One: Yume and all of her friends are all in class 1-1.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: First a giant octopus, then a giant robot, and there may be more Monsters of the week like this in the future.
  • Birthday Buddies: Asahi and Haruhito were both born on November 15th.
  • Bishōnen: Aoi the teacher. The background tends to turn into sparkles whenever he's doing his usual poses.
  • Bland-Name Product: In episode 9, Yume and Dream Q go inside a store named "15-jugo".
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Yume, Hana, and Kaede.
    • Or, if we're talking main characters only: Yume, Maira, and Tokiwa.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Maira and Peko like doing this sort of comedy.
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  • Brainwashed: Happens to Haruhito in episode 24.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In episode 10, when Yume is upset about there being less exciting things thanks to the rain, Maira comments on the fact that she looks tinier and more poorly drawn.
    • Later on in the same episode, when Maira faints after trying (and failing) to get a picture of Haruhito while he's stuck in the fangirl crowd, she suddenly starts to look like some sort of white blob to the point where Yume questions if that's even her anymore.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Should anyone find out about Mew talking, she'll become just a normal plush. She doesn't seem to be affected by animals, though, since she can be with Q just fine.
  • Came from the Sky: The dream partners are met by their owners like this.
  • Cardboard Box Home: Yuni, Tsugi and Hagi lived in one until The Nightmare Queen gave them a new house to live in.
  • Catchphrase: Maira and Peko's "A-pon!".
  • Cheer Up Episode: In episode 16, Yume feels sad about not being able to see Haruhito on the tennis club anymore, so her friends try to cheer her up before Yuni uses a black abyss on her.
  • Childhood Friends: Yume and Asahi are not just childhood friends, but also childhood neighbors.
  • Christmas Episode: Episode 36, where the gang has a christmas party.
  • Collector of the Strange: Yume's dad is a rock collector.
  • Comedy as a Weapon: Episode 8 has Peko beat the Monster of the Week by freezing them using his cold puns.
  • Crappy Carnival: Yuniversal Land.
  • Dancing Theme: The ending theme "Tokimeki Collector".
  • Does Not Like Spam: Yume hates cherry tomatoes.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: In episode 19, Yume gets a dream where Morimura confesses to Asahi, which happens later in the episode.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Kotoko recieves lots of letters from girls in her locker. There's like a mountain of them.
  • Evolving Credits: Starting with episode 13, the opening starts to feature Tokiwa, Nene and Rei.
    • Starting with episode 27, Asahi and Rei appear more frequently than before, due to their promotion to main character.
  • Faceless Masses: This show uses stars with human faces as background characters.
  • Fashion Model: Maira is a very famous "Ichi-mo", which is a nickname given to models starring in the Petite Strawberry Magazine.
  • Friendly Ghost: Ponkichi, the ghost in episode 18. Unless you guess his name wrong, that is...
  • Fun with Subtitles: The fansubbers sure love to reference the "no thoughts head empty" meme whenever they get the perfect chance to.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Kotoko is great at inventing robots and leads the computer club at school, which consists at starting up robots and programming.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: Su's glasses can be used to see black abysses, as well as rewinding to previous events.
  • Got Me Doing It: Nana, Yume's cousin, borrows Yuni's "-nyui" once she gets possesed by a black abyss.
  • Halloween Episode: Episode 29, which involves a costume contest.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: In episode 5, Kotoko tries to convince Kotokoto, possesed by Yuni's black abyss in her dream, to return to his original self.
  • I Owe You My Life: The reason why Yuni serves The Nightmare Queen is because she is the reason why he's alive in the first place. Tsugi and Hagi also owe their lives to Yuni, for the same reason.
  • I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: In episode 4, Yuni says that the protagonists should introduce themselves before him, but then Tsugi and Hagi say "just like Yuni says".
    • Yuni himself does it in episode 22, after explaining how did he mess up the school:
      Kotoko: But why were you aiming for Yume-chan's class?
      Maira: She's right. Why were ya lookin' through the shoe rack, class, and changing room?
      Yuni: Tee hee hee hee hee... I can't just tell you that a new stuffed animal has already been picked up by someone, can i-nyui?
      Tsugi: Don't say it so carelessly-tsugi!
      Yume: What?
      Yuni: I also can't tell you that the one who picked him up is a boy you're all familiar with-nyui.
      Hagi: Don't tell them everything-hagi!
  • Instant Fan Club: Sugiyama has one. What's crazy about it, however, is that it somehow counts as an actual school club!
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Yume and Mew must travel other's dreams to collect the dreamy stones that are corrupting them.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: This accent is spoken by Maira, due to her Kyoto origins, and Peko, simply because.
  • Live-Action Adaptation: Inverted, before the anime debuted in April 2020. Between December 2017 and January 2018, Sanrio created three live-action shorts starring Mew from their Japanese Youtube channel.
  • Love Triangle: Asahi is in love with Yume, who is in love with Haruhito, who may or may not like Yuri.
  • Meaningful Name: Yume means "Dream".
    • Peko's name comes from the word pekopeko, meaning "very hungry", referencing to the fact that he can get hungry unlike Mew.
  • Mistaken for Romance: In episode 15, Morimura asks Asahi to accompany her to the festival. He refuses, due to other things. However, he finished them earlier than he thought and went to the festival with Yume once she offered. Mori became so upset after finding out. Granted, Asahi does have a crush on Yume, but they're still not a couple.
  • Oblivious to Love: Asahi's dream pictures a Yume dancing and laughing happily at the beach, a thing that clearly points out to him having a crush on her. Yume herself doesn't seem to realize this, however. Although, she eventually starts developing a crush on him too.
    • Kotoko doesn't even know which kind of "love" the multitude of love letters she gets refer to. And when a mind-reading robot she made said Erito had feelings for her, she just ignores it.
  • "On the Next Episode of..." Catch-Phrase:
    Yume: Next time, let's go with Mew-chan...
    Mew: ...into the world of dreams!
    Both: Twirling! Mewkledreamy!
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: Sorry, but if you're not a dreamy mate, or your dreamy mate isn't Mew, then you cannot use Dream Synchro.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Whenever someone acts extremely strange compared to how they are, it must be the work of a black abyss.
  • Piggyback Cute: Asahi gives one to Yume at the end of episode 10, where she falls asleep on a rainy night.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: After being concerned about what'll happen to Mew after getting all the dreamy stones, Yume starts having nightmares about being told that Mew will "graduate from being her dream partner", and in episode 38, she becomes reluctant to use the Mewkle Stick and purify the black abyss until Mew talked to her about it.
  • Quest for a Wish: Once Yume fills the dreamy box with dreamy stones, she'll be granted a wish.
  • Recurring Dreams: In episode 13, Tokiwa gets this same dream about being trapped in an endless videogame. Nene reveals at the end that it was caused by the anxiety of moving into a new place.
  • Robot Buddy: Kotoko has KotokotoNote , her first robot.
  • School Clubs Are Serious Business: Welcome to Ichigo Junior High, where even fan clubs are considered normal school clubs!
  • Serious Business: Maira and Peko freak out whenever they imagine a duo (or trio) that could be a formidable comedy foe, even though said duo isn't into comedy.
  • Shared Dream: Kanta and Kenta, Tokiwa's little brothers, frequently have these, as seen in episode 21 where they have the same dream about fighting a kappa.
  • Shout-Out: In episode 3, in the flashback where Maira auditioned for the model applications, she can be seen doing the "SHEEEH" pose from Osomatsu-Kun.
    • In episode 13, there’s a scene where Haruhito is seen reading out loud in the english class. This is the line he reads in the book:
      Haruhito: There are places I remember, I’m on the outside, looking inside, what do I see? Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
    • There's a scene in episode 19 where Yume catches a submarine. Said submarine's design contains various references to The Demon Girl Next Door:
      • The label has the number "56562", Momo's house's password.
      • You can see Yuko's horns at the top.
      • And heck, the person inside it sounds like Yuko herself!
    • In episode 23, when Yume's gang asks why did Hana, under the effect of the Black Schema, decide to quit manga, she says that contests are "muda muda muda muda!".
  • Sixth Ranger: Tokiwa and Nene take this role starting with episode 13.
    • Asahi and Rei who, despite meeting in episode 20, don't really join the gang until episode 25.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Jewelpet and Onegai My Melody, Sanrio's previous Magical Girl series starring cute talking animals.
  • Spoiler Cover: The second visual of the show includes Haruhito in his dream world form.
  • Successful Sibling Syndrome: Akihito has always been better than Haruhito every since they were little, despite Akki being the youngest, this makes Haruhito always try his best to beat his level.
  • Terrible Trio: Yuni, Tsugi and Hagi.
  • The Matchmaker: In "A Big Fight At School Camp!?", Kaede tries to set up Wakaba with Asahi. Turns out she was setting her up with the wrong person, since Wakaba liked Shouhei.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Maira loves milk.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: Subverted once in Episode 19, since Asahi was looking for her, Yume had to stop the transformation before he saw anything.
  • Unperson: In episode 41, the Monster of the Week created by Yuni's Yunicchi abyss was causing chocolate and Valentines Day to be erased from existence. Luckily, Asahi was able to stop it in time.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: The shock of seeing Suu speaking caused Kotoko to faint and turn into a robot in her dream.
  • Valentine's Day Episode: Episode 41.
  • Verbal Tic: Mew's "mya".
    • Yuni has "nyui", while Tsugi and Hagi have their names as tics.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: A one-time example. In episode 41 Asahi dressed up as a girl so he can give all the unpopular boys Valentines day candy and that way make the Monster of the Week dissapear.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Mew is scared of dogs.

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