Sentai Filmworks announced its latest anime acquisition today with Someday's Dreamers, based on the manga by Kumichi Yoshizuki and Norie Yamada, which was published in North America by Tokyopop.
The 12-episode series originally aired in 2003, and is directed by Masami Shimoda (Boys Be, 11 Eyes, Polyphonica), with character design adaptations by Michinori Chiba and Nobue Yoshinaga. The synopsis, via Sentai's release:
When can flunking a spelling test cause major problems? When you’re learning how to use magic, of course! And that’s exactly the situation fifteen-year-old Yume Kikuchi finds herself in when she travels to Tokyo to begin her apprenticeship as a licensed magic user. Unfortunately, Yume’s a country girl in the big city for the first time and there are a lot of new-fangled ideas to get used to. Like her new mentor, Oyamada, turning out to be a man instead of the expected woman! Add to that the fact that Yume’s not really very confident about her abilities to achieve her goal of a magic license and she might just jinx herself into failing! It will take a lot of helping hands from her equally challenged fellow students and even more aid from her teachers if she’s going to succeed, but in the end, the most important lesson she’ll learn may not even be about spellcasting. The process of growing up and discovering what lies inside your own heart is the most wonderful magic of all in SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!
Sentai Filmworks will release Someday's Dreamers digitally through many outlets "soon," with a DVD release planned for spring 2012.