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    Mirai Nikki

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:04 pm

    What are you scheming?"
    "An interesting game."

    Mirai Nikki (literally Future Diary) is a dark manga about the asocial Yukiteru Amano, who obsessively keeps journals. One day, he finds that his imaginary friend Deus Ex Machina, the lord of time and space, has made his cell phone diary able to predict the future. After getting over the initial shock of having a supernatural cell phone, Yuki enjoys his newfound powers until he comes across a diary entry stating his exact time of death...

    After taking out his would-be murderer, Yuki is invited to a gathering with ten other people, where Deus explains that they are now in a Battle Royale for the position of God. Some of the diary holders have personal reasons to claim the throne; others are psychotically insane. And soon enough, young Yuki finds himself without any true friends or allies aside from the curiously Yuki-obsessed participant, Yuno Gasai...

    The common traits of all twelve diaries are as follows:



    • All diaries predict the future. Each diary does so in a different fashion, based on how the owner used it before they were selected.
    • Each owner is assigned a number from 1 to 12, and until their identity is discovered by the other owners, is only referred to by that number, Yukiteru, for example, being called the '1st.'
    • The diaries can take any shape or form, but the most common by far are cellphones.
    • Should a diary owner do something differently or influence events so that the results turn out differently from a diary prediction, the diary changes accordingly. In short, the futures set by the diaries are not set in stone.
    • Most importantly, a diary is its holder's future. If it is damaged beyond working order by whatever or whomever, the diary's owner will cease to exist.


    Mirai Nikki also has two spin-off manga. The first is Mirai Nikki: Mosaics, focusing on the ninth diary holder Minene Uryu and expounding on several of the minor characters. The second is an Alternate Timeline spin-off, Mirai Nikki: Paradox, in which Aru Akise replaces Yuki as the main character.

    The manga was licensed by Tokyopop, and released in the United States as Future Diary; 10 of its 12 volumes were released before the US branch of the company went under. An animated adaptation aired between October 2011 and April 2012 with a pilot OVA released beforehand.

    A new live action drama called Mirai Nikki: Another World began airing in Japan on April 1st, based in alternate world featuring a familiar plot but with a new cast of characters. Most are expies of the original characters with some differences. Arata Hoshino takes Yuki's place, a Lazy Bum of a college student who has no interest in his future. That is until he receives a limited release cell phone from his friend Rui Moriguchi which happens to have the Future Diary's powers. Now stuck in his own survival game, with his own version of Yuno for company.

    Compare and contrast Death Note, which also features a "notebook" as a centerpiece. Also compare and contrast "Kamen Rider Ryuki" which also features a "There Can Be Only One" style royale amongst 13 individuals. See also Devil Survivor, for the counterpart "Laplace Mail".


    Definitely not to be confused with Yume Nikki.

    So Ive never watched it, but It sounds interesting. How many people here would recomend it?


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    Re: Mirai Nikki

    Post by Ruby on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:24 pm

    Yuno is an idol for all Yandere in the universe.
    I worship her.


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    Re: Mirai Nikki

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:28 pm

    Queen wrote:Yuno is an idol for all Yandere in the universe.
    I worship her.

    I had seen her picture years before I heard of the show Smile I can already tell she's going to be insane isn't she?


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    Re: Mirai Nikki

    Post by Dawn on Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:27 pm

    Jordan-The Manamancer wrote:
    So Ive never watched it, but It sounds interesting. How many people here would recomend it?
    It's really popular, so a lot of people. Though I watched all of it, I can't say I would unless I know someone would like it.

    Jordan-The Manamancer wrote:
    Queen wrote:Yuno is an idol for all Yandere in the universe.
    I worship her.

    I had seen her picture years before I heard of the show Smile I can already tell she's going to be insane isn't she?
    You know how to guess the "insane" people. =o


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    Re: Mirai Nikki

    Post by Raine on Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:45 pm

    Please, we all know who the true star of this show is, THE GREATEST F***ING MAN SINCE KAWORU~

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    Re: Mirai Nikki

    Post by Magic Man on Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:55 am

    Mirai Nikki is a great suspense thriller. It shares some character traits with shows like Evangelion (^Kaworu and Akise for example) and physical/psychological warfare to keep everyone on their toes. I'd say only a handful of the characters are likable, but this show is one of those that proves you don't necessarily need likable characters to tell an awesome story.


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    Re: Mirai Nikki

    Post by Rodrigo on Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:45 pm

    Someone has watched and loved it.

    That ending... I mean, the last 3 episodes. Holy crap.


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