Mirai Nikki – Futur Diary (Review)

Genres: Action, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Mystery, Shounen


What is it about?

Lonely high school student, Yukiteru Amano, spends his days writing a diary on his cellphone, while conversing with his two seemingly imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina, who is the god of time and space, and Murmur, the god’s servant. Revealing himself to be an actual entity, Deus grants Yukiteru a “Random Diary,” which shows highly descriptive entries based on the future and forces him into a bloody battle royale with 11 other holders of similarly powerful future diaries.

With the last person standing designated as the new god of time and space, Yukiteru must find and kill the other 11 in order to survive. He reluctantly teams up with his obsessive stalker Yuno Gasai (who also possesses such a diary), and she takes it upon herself to ensure his safety. But there’s more to the girl than meets the eye, as she might have other plans for her unrequited love…

What did I think?

Well, if you don’t know what a yandere character is, this one is the one to see. At first I liked it a lot, the whole story is fascinating. Phone diaries that can predict the future, a game to the death, a chance to become a god,… And to top it all of a yandere girlfriend that puts the ‘psy’ in psycho. I liked the suspense, the plot twist and the weird romance.

However, the anime was too long. I felt like at the end they were just dragging it out. After episode 17 or so I actually started to get bored, they could have moved the story along a bit faster. Weirdly enough, even though the story started to go very slow, some parts felt rushed. It’s like halfway through the anime, the writers were lost about what to do, or they just didn’t care anymore.

Overall it was a good anime, but it could have been an amazing one if they’d put in a little bit more effort towards the end.

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