* Introduction *

Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto is a manga written by Norie Yamada and illustrated by Kumichi Yoshizuki, consisting in two volumes originally published by Kadokawa Shoten.
The title literally means "Things important to a mage" but after the series was made into an anime the latter was renamed Someday's Dreamers, which has become its international title.

It is a charming story of magic, compassion and personal growth, set in an "alternate-reality" present-day Japan, in which magic does exist and mages are officially recognised by the State in their profession, instead of having to hide their powers from the public.
Here we meet Yume Kikuchi, a shy teenage girl who is an apprentice mage, as she travels to Tokyo during her summer holidays to go on an apprenticeship under Masami Oyamada. As the story unfolds, Yume will meet several people who need help from her magical powers, and, through a lot of trials and errors, she will learn the rules and regulations of the magic profession, as well as what's really important to know in order to successfully help others and become a licensed mage.

The manga, in its original run, comprises only two volumes, published in 2002 and 2003, whereas the derivative anime is made of 12 episodes broadcast in Japan in 2003.
The manga is actually a seinen manga, being originally serialized in Comic Dragon; however, thanks to its themes and graphic style, it has been marketed internationally as a shoujo manga. It is a delicate and sentimental fantasy story suitable for all ages, featuring pastel colours and a lovely soundtrack in the animated version.

Upon the success of the original story, both authors released two spin-offs (not actual sequels because they have different protagonists) published between 2004 and 2006 and in 2008 respectively.

Anime Official Site : Yume Mahou.com (archived from WebArchive.org - the site was active from 2002 to 2007 and later its domain was purchased by a reseller.)
Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto © 2002 Norie Yamada & Kumichi Yoshizuki / Kadokawa Shoten. All rights reserved.