English: The Future Diary
Synonyms: Mirai Nikki, Mirai Nikki (2011)
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2011 to Apr 15, 2012
Producers: FUNimation EntertainmentL
, Kadokawa Shoten
, Kadokawa Pictures Japan
, The Klock Worx
, 12 Diary Holders
, Sakura Create
23 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company
Score: 8.251 (scored by 204132 users)
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SynopsisThis psychological thriller, based on the manga written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno, is about Yuki, a loner who's not very good with people. He prefers to write a diary on his cell phone and talk to his imaginary friend, Deus Ex Machina – The God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is more than a figment of his imagination when he makes Yuki participate in a battle royale with eleven others. The contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future, each diary possessing unique features that give it both advantages and disadvantages. Within the next 90 days, the contestants must try to survive until there is only one left standing. The winner will become the new God of Time and Space.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Mirai Nikki
Alternative version: Mirai Nikki
Side story: Mirai Nikki (TV): Ura Mirai Nikki
Sequel: Mirai Nikki Redial
Characters & Voice Actors
Mirai Nikki or The Future Diary is a fairly popular anime and is usually hated or loved by people, rarely do I see people go for the average opinion. An anime that became known for the famous yandere Yuno; if there's anything about anime that you've seen she's probably one of them.
For an anime heavily based off survival and the reliance of others this anime quickly goes from slow paced to fast pace with action happening mainly every episode. I usually stray away from the survival genre for it's lackluster consistency to stay with the original idea and theme of survival. Being the popular anime this is, it's definitely one that deserves more credit than it gets, sure it's not perfect, but it's also not terrible, it may not be the very best thriller, but it's definitely better than some.
Starting off the story you're introduced to Yuki, a boy who generally sits by himself and likes to keep a diary of what he observes. We get introduced to Deus Ex Machina and he gets thrown into a battle royale to determine the next heir for his throne. With a total of 12 participants and all blindly hiding their identity, he gets a sense of despair and fear for what's happening. A new situation and world has been brought to him, kill or be killed. With that being stapled into the story, there are some episodes where the anime strayed off from the whole aspect of survival and took it down a notch which ruined the feeling it was trying to give off earlier.
Overall the story actually may seem pretty obvious but has many layers covering others and uncovering them throughout the story. To say this anime is predictable is true in some sense, but in some other aspects it's completely off and made one of the reasons why this anime as good as it can be. It's unpredictability gives it that extra level of cliff hanger and sense of awe in what may happen next. It's not just in one story where there's plot twists, this entire anime has plot twists in the character emotion, to the entire concept of the anime being twisted, it's all one big combined twist that may seem confusing at first, then gets answered... only to be left with a confusing ending.
They introduce the idea of Future Diaries or Mirai Nikki. They're basically their main weapon of attack and is what guides each character further into the tournament and survival. There's different types of diaries which vary depending on the owner and help different situations that spawn from this battle. While this whole concept is initially really good, the anime throws it into something that seems as if it's just an aesthetic for the owners, for some characters the diaries are their main weapon and are really useful, while others just die off quickly without making any good use without their diary whatsoever. Dairies are the main lifeline of the owner and if they get destroyed, the owner is considered dead for good, there's no re-spawning after the game is over. It brings in a whole concept of making the most out of the diary, yet it never explored the idea of them.
Being a battle royale focused on 12 characters the diversity is there, but again, it's not fully explored and you have characters that are more developed than others. While some characters are introduced later into the story and some right at the start, the relationships between them are some of the most interesting interactions i've ever seen in any anime. The trust and distrust between them just switch so constantly to make the story more awkward. Mainly following Yuno and Yuki, you still do have some side characters like the other 10 members left to participate and compete. While only two or three of them were even remotely developed, the whole aspect of character development was thrown out the window-except for the main two.
To start off you have Yuki, a normal boy who is just thrown into a new world. Possibly the worst partner you could have in any situation, he's cowardly and very VERY indecisive with what to do at any given moment. He's easily fooled and often trusts too easily. He's probably the most annoying character out of everybody honestly, from his bipolar actions to random confidence boosts for no reason, he goes from someone you can relate to in some sense, to a puppet being manipulated by others. To say he has no good points would be rather rude, but he didn't really prove to be much throughout the entire series.
Secondly you have Yuno, a girl who is introduced as the love interest to Yuki and his stalker. She's someone who can't be fooled or tricked due to her quick-witted mind and experience. Her back story is fairly well rounded and made sense to how she came to be the person she is. While her reasons for doing certain things may be irrational, but they all mean well, to protect Yuki at all costs. She's probably the most committed girl i've seen from going as far to do anything for him and sacrificing a lot to get nothing in return. She's basically the pants in the relationship and drives the story forward.
The other characters aren't really developed enough except for maybe Number 9, but that would spoil a lot in the show so i won't go into detail for that. Yuki's friends that he makes throughout the show are going to appear and reappear, but whenever they show conflict starts. As I said earlier Yuki has some serious trust issues and it brings conflict that you don't expect or conflict that just seems suitable for what's happening. Some side characters being introduced are actually more developed than some characters that are meant to be important, which was a big let down, but a huge up for the characters that did get developed.
Typically for anime with action, art is a huge factor that can make or break a show. This show does pretty well with the art and detail given into the scenery. Every character does have their own unique structure and design to them; no one is similar, yet no one is standing out from the rest of the pack. To say the art is bad would be rude from the detail given to the littlest things from clothes to the diary themselves. The diversity in the art styles for the diaries such as a scroll, or a radio is quite unique which I liked about this. Though it's nothing spectacular, but is nothing to derail since it gets the job done at the end of the day. Combined with the soundtrack this anime has, it's nothing great either, but nothing bad. The voice actors are pretty well chosen for the characters they play and really do quite well to give off their personalities.
Overall I think this anime isn't near perfect nor isn't near terrible. It's probably the most consistent survival game i've seen in the sense of story, but no where in the characters is it consistent at all. They're all really well planned, but just went nowhere with their development and use in the story to just push it forward and end faster. The story is fairly interesting, if you're not watching for dialog or script. They fall flat in that aspect, but concept wise it's all good. You have big diversity to like in this show, but also a big group of flaws to point out. It's one that tries to be something it's not, but still manages to be okay. I'd recommend this to anyone who just needs something to watch or likes something with unexpected twists, or people who just want to hear a girl scream a name the entire anime, that's cool too. read more
Notice: this review will contain a few spoilers. I'll mark them but if you haven't watched this yet, proceed with caution. Sorry about that.
Survival games have always been one of my favorite kinds of stories. I just love them. So naturally, when I heard about Mirai Nikki's premise, I was greatly looking forward to it. Unfortunately, after an excellent first episode, this series began to get worse and worse; by the end of it all, it had become nothing but a huge disappointment.
Let's begin with the positive aspects of this show. The art and animation in Mirai Nikki are, for the most part, rather good, but nothing very impressive. As for character designs, it's pretty hit-and-miss. Some characters look OK, while others are so ridiculous it makes the anime seem/feel less serious than it should be, which is NOT a good thing for a thriller/mystery.
The music is great. Most of the tracks are somewhat memorable and fit their scenes well. The OPs and EDs are also very nice, with the first OP being particularly awesome. I never skipped them. Voice acting-wise, everyone does a solid, consistent job, except for Yuno's seiyuu. I'm sorry, but her voice was annoying and hearing that infamous "Yukki!" every god damn minute was painful.
Now let's get to the bad stuff. While the premise is amazing, the story & script are very poorly written. Thing is, Mirai Nikki is a shounen trying (and failing) to be a seinen; thus, it lacks the maturity and depth needed to handle the kind of story it offers. Many questions are left unanswered, some of the writing choices are just plain stupid, half of the characters have a very low IQ and, for a mystery, there aren't that many twists, and those the anime DOES have are often predictable.
The whole concept of using Future Diaries to outsmart opponents in deadly, tense battles is BARELY explored, plus the battles themselves seldom involve complexity. When you've got tools as powerful as those, you'd think there'd be gambits just piling up on each other, but no. Many battles are over within a minute and are so basic it's insulting. Speaking of insulting, this show has a nasty tendency to have its world just forget about some of the big events related to the diary holders. Normally the media would be all over a series of bombings, massacres, etc... but here? Nah, it's just Tuesday again. It's astonishing how everyone can easily get away from anything.
Another problem with this anime is its bad habit of throwing in bits of humor in the middle of serious moments. It really kills the atmosphere and it's not funny. Even in the more lighthearted scenes it's not funny. Since we're talking about the atmosphere, have I mentioned that some details in crucial moments are overlooked, which obliterates the immersion? Empty hospitals, incompetent cops, silent bystanders...it's the little things that can make or break the mood. A shame, really, because the anime IS able to create a good, creepy atmosphere at times (ex.: the end of episode 3).
Remember what I said about there being a lot of predictable twists? I kinda lied. The biggest twist in the whole story, which unfolds in the last few episodes, took me by surprise. Did it make sense? Well, yes, at least until the anime began to blatantly make shit up on the spot. Did it answer a few questions? For sure. Did it raise even more questions - most of which remain unanswered - and present to us an INCREDIBLY STUPID twist later? OH YES.
Now for the worst part of it all. The characters. If you're already angry at me, stop reading because I will not be gentle.
For starters we have the male protagonist, Yukiteru (or just Yuki). This guy. Let me tell you something about this guy: he might just be one of the worst written characters I have ever seen. No hyperbole there. Not because he's a wimp 95% of the time - I can understand why. No-one normal would stay frosty after being dragged into a survival game full of maniacs. So why is he so bad then? It's because he's absurdly inconsistent. Most selective memory of all time, gullible when not paranoid (never with the correct timing), ability to forgive that defies common sense and, later on, he can't even settle on a personality (which seems to run in the family). Worst part is, his personality shift happens suddenly; he gets almost no development for 18 or so episodes then BAM! complete 180. If you're going to change a character's attitude, make sure it isn't baffling and that it sticks.
Then we have our female protagonist, Yuno, the main source of yandere-ness, fanservice and body bags. THE poster girl of Mirai Nikki, to the point where she may be more popular than the show itself - just look at how many favorites she has here at MAL. The creator knew of this, so s/he made her the most complex character in the whole cast and genuinely fun to watch. Unfortunately, that complexity only really shows up in the last few episodes, so until then she's pretty much a one note character - crush, kill, Yukki!. Moreover, the yandere trait eventually wears off, meaning she can get kinda annoying afterwards, even with all the carnage she provides. If it cannot wear off for you, then Mirai Nikki will be considerably more entertaining. Either way, Yuno was a hit-or-miss character for me.
The supporting cast - Yuki's friends and the other diary holders - is where it gets ugly. Out of the former group, the ONLY truly memorable character (and, might I add, one of the few characters in this anime that I liked) is the intelligent Akise. His personality and abilities are a perfect match for this kind of story, which is a shame because he didn't get enough screen time. The other three, despite getting some things accomplished, end up being inept at almost everything, to the point that Akise pretty much has to carry the team.
As for the other diary holders...just where do I begin? For starters, they're pretty much all insane or very dangerous individuals, except for maybe 2 of them; that alone raises a pretty important question: "why did Deus even consider letting one of those crazy bastards be his successor?". Another problem is that some may as well have "fodder" written on their foreheads: most don't even last for three episodes, plus they're lucky if they get a mediocre, unpolished back story full of cheap shocks to make you feel bad for them.
*SPOILERS PRESENT IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPHS* What kills me is that some of the diary holders are such piles of stupid writing it's absurd. I mean, one of them is a 5-year-old kid who's just as messed up as the others, somehow has access to stuff like toxic gas and who can formulate rather elaborate plans. Another is the mama bear of an orphanage composed of people who are willing to erase anyone for her - dressed as ninjas, no less. Yet another is a blind Power Rangers fanatic who dresses up as an eyeball (and who can somehow bring dolls to life. Never explained!) to fight crime. Remember, this anime takes itself seriously.
There's also the eleventh diary holder, the Hitler wannabe who gave Deus the idea for the diaries. Since the anime never even tries to further explore such an important character, allow me to ask some questions: how did he (or any of the diary holders) meet Deus? Why did Deus even listen to this obviously crazy man? Why future diaries, and not some kind of superpower? By the way, why is Deus decaying? What is MurMur's origin? Why did EVERY ONE of the diary holders only gun for Yuki? The questions pile up fast once the characters are taken into consideration.
Was there not a single diary holder that I liked? The answer is yes. That would be Minene, the ninth, the series' resident internationally wanted terrorist (at the tender age of 18. Seriously). She was pretty awesome and likable for most of her screen time, which made watching her turn into a textbook tsundere even more painful. And let's not talk about her ABSOLUTELY STUPID role in the final marathon of twists. *SPOILERS END HERE*
What about enjoyment? Believe me in this one: if you pay attention to the writing, Mirai Nikki will be painful. The mountain of questions, the absurd decisions that some of the characters make, etc...you just won't get a lot of breaks after the first few episodes. So what if you employ the good ol' "turn off your brain" strategy? It probably won't be all that enjoyable either. As I've said before, this is a shounen trying to be a seinen. You can just FEEL it try. And fail. I don't know about the rest of you, but that really kills the experience for me.
In conclusion, Mirai Nikki is a huge disappointment. Its messy story and weak characters are simply not fit for the genre it belongs to. Even if the art was OK, even if the soundtrack was great, even if the anime has its moments and holds the potential to be enjoyable should one ignore the writing issues, it simply does not live up to the hype. I'm probably gonna get lynched by its fanbase; however, I don't really care. I'm done. I needed to get this out of my system, and there it is.
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Both series have a young protagonist who is given/discovers he has an unusual power and is required to fight similarly powered people to survive. Both have similar art styles and rather stylishly violent action on top of its inherent moral dilemmas and pervasive air of desperation.
As soon as I started watching Mirai Nikki, I noticed a big similarity to Deadman Wonderland. In both series there's a strange girl that will do anything to protect the boy, both have everyone playing a life or death "game" where you either kill or be killed, the characters are very similar, and in both the main girl is yandere.
There are many other little details that make them similar, but so far those have been the biggest similarities I've seen. I felt the same sort of feeling while watching both of them, aswell. Despite the fact that the art is quite different, they're very much alike.
There's a style of horror in them that I don't see in many animes, which makes one a must watch to anyone who liked the other!
same theme and similar characters but different setting.both have a main character with a weird girl in bizzare situations in a weird world and both have violence ...
The principal caracters are in a ''game'' where they have to kill each other. Some want to participate, other have to fight against their will. Ganta and Yuki are quite similar, they are both weak at the begining and become more stronger through the story. They both are protected by a strong girl...
Very, very similar to Deadman. If you like one you are almost guaranteed to like the other.
The atmospheres of both shows are extraordinarily similar, possessing a common darkness and near-constant suspense. Deadman Wonderland tends to be a bit flashier about the gore, but both are undeniably gory. Both have supernatural elements to them, and the protagonists of both appear eerily alike at certain times (Ganta and Yukiteru, and Shiro and Yuno, respectively). There is also a common theme of survival, and, sometimes, being forced to cruelty and murder in order to continue living, as well as deception. The main characters are never quite sure who to trust, and they suffer greatly if they put their trust in the wrong hands.
These shows are far from being copies of each other, but they both demonstrate multiple commonalities and similarities and divert greatly from most anime even in their own genres, making them rare finds for the fans of this type of anime. If you enjoy one of these two shows, you’ll most likely enjoy the other, as well.
Similar from the very first episode - main boys are very similar, main girls too - sweet&deadly, both contains some kind of survival game and are kinda bloody. Also, both aren't very good
protagonist is a scared cat, some mentally deranged girls protects them but the guy also makes effort to be a hero, violence, released around same time.
Young, silent protagonistis drawn against his will into an unusual game for life and death. And strange girl follows him. And both titles are pretty bloooody.
Both are dealing with deadly games.
In both, there's a strange girl that will do anything to protect the boy. It's also unknown why the girl wants to protect the main boy so much. Both have everyone participating in a survival game. Lots of kill or be killed situations. There's gore scenes in each. They both offer the same kind of suspense for the viewer.
Both are intense, bloody and engaging shows that center around survival. Shiro and Ganta's relationship is very similar to that of Yuno and Yukkitteru-- both female leads have the dominant personality, mixed with mystery and more to them than meets the eye. Similar art between the two. If you enjoyed one, you will enjoy the other, guaranteed.
A boy finds himself involved in a game in which participants need to fight each other, and a girl helps it survive
1. Both have the same setting of modern day Japan
2. Feature weak-willed boys who eventually become hardcore through various hardships but maintain their humanity
3. Lots of gore, plot twists, and other messed up stuff
4. Has a female character who constantly saves the boy and is hiding secrets from him
Overall amazing animes really worth watching
Very similiar vibe, main characters are pretty much the same. I feel that Mirai Nikki is a combination of Higashi no Eden's cell phone game and Deadman Wonderland's theme and atmosphere.
- They are both involved in a game in which they risk their life.
- The main boy and girl characters are VERY similar, with the girl being crazy about the boy.
- The main boy protagonist is a coward and got in the situation because someone set him up or he has to do it.
Really similar yet different, you'll probably like DWL if you liked Mirai Nikki in the slightest.
it's both about survival...a whiny main character a crazy female chick and other characters that try to help him
Deadman Wonderland is a dark series where the protagonist is in very real danger and could die at any moment in a high-stakes 'game'. It's a lot more bloody than Mirai Nikki, though to me, they share similar themes and concepts.
A survival game, a mysterious girl helps him, both have very similar feelings.
Mirai Nikki has a similar feeling to Deadman Wonderland. Both involve a 14 year old boy in a survival game fighting for his life. Also, the main girl in both animes appear to be crazily in love with the boy and is constantly looking out to protect him from danger. Both shows are violent (DW is more violent).
Oh God, these two series. You just can't help but think about Mirai Nikki when watching Deadman Wonderland as well as vice versa. Let's break this down here and see what they have in similarities:
1) Both series has a weak protagonist (at first) that gets their life turned around forever after the pilot episode as well as special circumstances. The main protagonist in both series then meets a young girl who has an interest in him.
2) Both series main female protagonist at first seemingly playful has a darker side to themselves as well as a holder of many secrets.
3) In both series, it's all about power and nearly every one where its usage is essential to survival.
4) Both series contain psychological themes that is presented both physically and mentally with some thriller like endings.
5) Both series contains drama, action, as well as gore presented in various ways to portray the reality of the characters' survival/deaths
6) Both series contain supernatural elements
Overall, both Mirai Nikki and Deadman Wonderland are two series that should be watched only if one enjoyed the other and vice versa, at least to some extent.
if you love watch deadman wonderland , may be you love this anime to
Both revolve around death. Both have similar protagonists, and even the partners of the protaginists. Both carry similar concepts about survival.
I haven't watched the other recommendation yet, but it does resemble Deadman Wonderland A lot.
Both are a nightmare survival game, filled with blood and gore.
Both have the main character as a shy boy.
Both main characters have a girl that has strong emotions for the boy.
Both the girls are extremely strong and take anyone and anything that targets their crush, no exemptions or thoughts about right and wrong, if you touch their crush you'll be torn to pieces.
Both are about games of survival between a group of people.
Both have an underdog male protagonist with a powerful female protagonist
Both have blood
Both anime have sort of wimpy character who just gets thrown into a survival game. They both have a dark feel to it. They both have really impacting story with cool characters and fun animation.
Your average wimpy teenage boy, thrown into a game of life and death. Turning his life upside down. Accompanied by a psychotic girl that only cares for him. Yandere for short. With all this to stand by, both anime are precisely the same.
Same atmosphere and greatness of story.DW is less Grus-um and more happyish you could say
Both girls love the main character and both girls have like a split personality were there nice normally, but when something happens they go INSANE
Same as in Mirai Nikki there is a lot of fighting in both of them, but in Deadman Wonderland the characters have powers (that involve minipullating their blood into some insanely cool weapons
•both have the strategic/determined to win streak in the main protagonist,
•both have a weak/pitiful/too nice, young boy, which he is partnered with a powerful, motivational young girl which has the intent to kill, while she keeps secrets
•both is given a power, that they have to win to survive the 'game' by killing off every other supporting character
•both have lots of blood, twists, and wicked laughing
•both show the characters mentality as they kill others for survival, in which their personalities change throughout the show, toughening up as the plot/story develops.
•both are similiar in which its a survival game with blood, twists, and the protagonists are personality wise the same.
Both are dark and violent death game anime centered around a young, yet fairly innocent boy and an eccentric young girl.
The two animes are a litte heavy and with a bit of gore action. (Spoil Alert) One of the main characters in either one of them is a girl with a disturbed split/bipolar personality. Another similarity is the fact that in either one of the plots, the characters have to forcely kill or fight each other.
Both series revolve around a forced "survival game" of sorts with prominent themes of trust and betrayal, and involve an inexperienced young boy and a mentally abnormal love interest that protects him. They also have a central theme about becoming strong through the destruction of innocence.
Both have frequent bloody violence, mild fanservice, a large cast of odd characters, and an overall "twisted" feel. However, Deadman Wonderland is more action-oriented and Mirai Nikki is more psychological.
Both have a young protagonist that recives unusual power,and must fight other opponents with the same kind of power,similar art style,nice story and lots of gore~~
Both involve a game to the death, and both involve a yandere. Though in this case, Mirai Nikki takes both to the extremes. If you enjoyed the thrill and suspense from Deadman Wonderland, you'll most definitely crave for Mirai Nikki.
Very similar male protagonist, dark themes, very unpredictable, great consept.
The MC is somewhat useless but grows some balls later on. The main female heroine in both animes have a somewhat similar relationship with the MC
When I first saw Deadman Wonderland, my first impression told me: Hey, I've seen something like this somewhere before.
Both animes are set in a 'futuristic' supernatural fantasy world, featuring a 'strong' female protaganist and 'weak' male protaganist who struggles to overcome the shock of sudden change in their life.
Personally, I prefer Mirai Nikki over Deadman Wonderland. Deadman Wonderland is too straightforward and shallow, it lacks the deep, thrilingl, filling plot/storyline and the strategies and the conspiracy that Mirai Nikki offers. Also in Mirai Nikki, the male protaganist's battle for his change in life is more evident.
If you enjoyed this anime, i guarantee you'd definitly love Mirai Nikki.
Both have a weak male lead who is dragged into a deadly survival situation where he meets a strong female lead who is always protecting him.Both male leads get stronger in mind and body as the series progresses and both series have tons of blood and violence.
Wants to protect each another at all cost.
To sum it up, Deadman Wonderland is a not-as-good version of Mirai Nikki.
both have gore and similar survival aspects. they also have two developing male leads which are covered by the more stronger yet unstable female counterparts
Both animes have many people that controll some sort of power, for Mirai Nikki its the future diaries and for Deadman Wonderland its the branch of sin. They both have a main male character whos afraid and not ready for the power they hold, have a female character following them, both are competitions to the death.
The male protagonists start off as whiny, nervous wrecks once they're thrown into life threatening situations and against impossible odds, but eventually grow some balls.
Both have a main character that is a pathetic and whiny cry baby, as well as a horribly annoying love interest.
Also violence and crap.
Both are hards. However it is hard to explain in English. I totally love both main girls.
I can fell the same sensation of reality and the same emocion when I see both.
Both main characters start out pretty weak and after a while get the hang of things as they move along in the twisted fate that was cast upon them.
Both are almost the same, a survival game of life and death. Even the characters are much alike. Overall if you are looking for an anime with thrill and excitement and bloody, I recommend to watch them both.
Same artstyle, the main characters are basically the same person, and very similar story. If you like one you'll like the other, because they're the same show, pretty much.
because both of them have as background a Survival Game
The gory wonderfully whacked out setting is a pure pleasure. Also the main heroins in both are complete yanderes
Deadman Wonderland is like Mirai Nikki but better. It's like Akira but better. It has the same dark and bloody aspect with twisted personalities and interesting back stories and an archetypally cute girl for a young boy who suddenly finds uexpected powers, but like gasai yuno, shiro is so much more than she seems.
both have main characters that are weak and are either romantically involved with or friends with a yandere that fight and defend them, both are survival tactic animes (i.e. you have to fight to survive), and both have awesome supporting characters that befriend the protagonist and help them in some way (uryuu minene in mirai nikki, senji kiyomasa in deadman wonderland)
One of the MCs is Yandere. The other MC starts out as a major "Beta" male but grows to become braver as blood, death and time passes by. These are two main things they have in common, but they both also have the "kill or be killed" kind of plot. Blood will be spilled, and if you're into that kinda thing, you will be into this.
Both are bloody anime and have similar characters (Yuuki - Ganta; Yuno - Shiro). The story of both anime talks about a group of people who have to kill each other. The relationships of YuukixYuno and GantaxShiro are similar.
both involve a life threatening 'game' of sorts , where the main character (school boy) is thrown into it unwillingly & is accompanied by a female companion who feels she must protect him.
As many of you above I too go for this same crazyness, not too much of my favourite as plot and telling style but still too many similarities with characters to miss this one out!
Both have crazyy crazyy bitch to kick HIS ass !!
Stomachable amounts of gore, good stories, main character pushes away female character
Both shows plots revolve around survival of the fittest. Both main characters are forced down a path that pushes them deep into the insanity of their lives that they must live and survive in.
I see so many recommendations for Mirai Nikki I dont have enough facepalms for it. I spend hours ( days even ) to search for something similar and the only thing I found was deadman wonderland. Dont believe other recommendations for the love of god ^^
Mirai Nikki is an excellent anime that has a storyline well-crafted and that makes you hate a character after you come to love them and then hate them again. At the end of the episode it leaves you wanting more, to see more and to know more. It has a little comedy bits, jokes here and there that really add to quality of the series but mostly is a psychological thriller that is rich in bloodshed and warped love story’s.
Both focus on gore-fests and shock values to amuse the viewers, and horror fanatics alike. The art style is similar too, and the main males have personality traits that are in common with each other. Both shows have a good survival feel to them, and characters that have mental issues. The only difference is Deadman Wonderland feels more unfinished than Mirai Nikki.
Both anime have main characters that are suddenly faced with a situation of life or death, accompanied by a girl with a dark secret.
-Both main characters start off as innocent students and have a power thrust upon them
-Both can't grasp how to use their power
-Both MC are protected by a strange female character
-they are both manipulated by a "higher power" to play a game of survival with others
-diary owners are similar to deadmen in that are chosen and can both be created on will
in mirai nikki. the main characters are very alike. they are both wimps who man up at the end of the film. they both develop a deep connection with the viewer. if you liked deadman wonderland, chances are you will like mirai nikki too. they are both gorey and have a similar cast. both have great plots with few plot holes.
+Both MC are weak
+Both are about survival
+Both protagonist are protected by a girl
+Both shows have a lot of blood and gore
Both Series involve survival of a weak main character and a strong girl protecting him.
It's almost the same thing. The main character begins from being and ignorant dipshit with a normal life and then all hell breaks loose.He meets a girl with mental issues who he actually has met before and she is way stronger than the main character.And someone loses an eye.
Character development is very fast paced from wimpy to hero. They are both gory and darker, but also have some comedic aspects to it. Mirai Nikki is more a comedy where as Deadman Wonderland is more a thriller/horror. Both star a yandere character, as defined by the anime community. Strong females. Both are highly recommended.
What I truly found similar with those two anime of confirmed distinguish topic is not only how the genres of blood, gore, dark, horror and devotion of hopes pops out from their veins to your eyes but how the interactions and reflections of the characters and the atmospheres of these anime links them together has pairs of pillars. The two main characters and protagonists of these series (Yukiteru and Ganta) have so much in common I would say they are the same. As well as for the support characters with almost same order or position in the scenario.
Main Characters start off weak and pretty hopeless. But they both start to build confidence further into the anime. Both have lots of murders with plenty of blood. Both MCs have a supporting female lead. And they both revolve around a twisted game where the MCs are forced to murder the other "contestants".
These two shows are similar in that they are quite dark shows, focusing on teenage characters as they are overcome with a similar issue (that means life or death for them) and follows them as they deal with the issues, with many sympathetic side-characters dying along the way.
In Mirai Nikki and Deadman Wonderland both main characters get caught in a game about life and dead. The story differs as in Mirai Nikki one must become a God and in Deadman Wonderland they must survive in the sick games of the prison owner. Deadman Wonderland however is only half finished, for the full story you can continue with the manga.
Both anime are survival death games. While Mirai Nikki lets players use personalized Future Diaries, Btooom! gives them specific types of bombs.
Mirai Nikki has supernatural elements while Btoom stays on real side.
Main characters are incredibly dumb but Btooom!'s MC at least doesn't care about ethics that much which makes him more interesting.
Both Anime focus around a game that the members are competing against to win a prize. The problem... both games involve killing other people in order to win. The main characters of both Anime doesn't want to kill people either, which in itself is another problem.
Both shows involve intense survival games. In Mirai Nikki, players in the survival game use diaries that can somewhat accurately predict the future to be the last player alive. In Btooom, players use bombs to ensure that they survive. Btooom has more psychological elements to it, but they can both be considered psychological horror.
-Both animes are about receiving or meeting a third party to supply you with powers to fight in a survival game, and aim to defeat the opposing parties to win the game.
-Both contains romance, and is gorey
Both are survival games where a certain number of people have to fight against each other. While in Mirai Nikki a cellphone is used to guide the characters, in Btooom! it's used a radar located in the participants' hands.
Both involve survival where the players try to kill each other and both the winners are granted freedom.
Mirai Nikki & Btooom! have the real-life game to play . The male charaters at first are scaredy cats later on they become braver .
Although i haven't seen past ep 2 of Btooom, it turning out to be a 'survival of the fitness' type of anime - like Mirai Nikki. The first similarity i saw between the two anime were that each candidate are given objects and have to learn to use them to survive. In Mirai Nikki is was a future diary (in the form of a mobile phone or a scroll), in Btooom they are given a type of bomb. The similarities continue with the amount of bloodshed, explosives, stabbings and a deep history of the characters which has shaped them into the characters they are at the beginning of the anime.
Both anime have the setting where you have to kill others to survive.
Both anime involves playing a game of survival and whoever becomes the winner gets to survive. In the anime, many people's true nature were shown; their cruelty towards other people. The female lead falls in love with the male lead and assists him in surviving.
It's all about survival and games in both of these series.
In Mirai Nikki and Btooom!, the theme of survival horror is present and there are the "players" who fights for their lives. The main protagonist meets a female protagonist who both happens to be gamers in the series.
There is violence. There is blood. There is emotions. There is drama. Then, at times, there seems to be a little hope..
also very bloody and gory with a lot of crazy characters
People compete against eachother in order to survive (or in this case to not get killed)
a lot of sick stuff and twisted stuff, just like in btooom!
These two anime are similar because the characters are in constant life or death situations and it's all about surviving until the very end.
same thing here, but instead of them not being in a game they played, in mirai nikki the game starts by a being who got bored and wanted to see it so he can be intertained.
Generic survival game anime.
If you enjoy the idea of multiple characters fighting to the death with the aid of an inanimate object as your tool, whether it's a bomb or a cell phone. This is your anime to watch ^^
Both series are about a survival game forced on the main character.
While you use cellphones in Mirai Nikki which predicts the future there are radars in the participants' hands which locates the enemy.
Both anime are about a Battle Royale where random people are chosen to kill each other. This is either to become the next God (Mirai Nikki), or to simply stay alive. (Btooom!) Both anime are very well put together and are interesting from start to finish. In any case there will be a lot of deaths, lots of exciting moments and blood will be flowing, no matter which of these anime you choose.
In both anime a survival game takes place and the main character starts being a coward and ends up risking his life for friends.
-Both tells about characters forced to killing each other.
-They have to kill another people, or theirselves will be in DANGER.
Both anime revolve around the the characters playing a survival to the death game against others players resulting in a prize. The players were all pushed into the game under their will and the only way out was death. In Mirai Nikki, the players used a diary to help them that could tell about the future, and when the diary breaks they die. In Btooom, the players use different kinds of bombs and have a use radar to locate the characters They are both full of blood, killing, betrayal,companionship ,and romantic scenes.
Both have the thing which is survival of the fittest in this so called life or death situation game
- Both Need To Compete.
- Both Need To Kill Others To Survive.
- Characters From Both Anime Has Dark Past.
Both survival based, very good story lines and enjoyable characters. Btooom! is a must see if you have enjoyed Mirai Nikki.
almost same .. kill or die
Though Btooom! has bombs instead of supernatural phones that predict the future, like Mirai Nikki, they both revolve around survival as a theme and are about ordinary(ish) people that have to kill each other as per the rules of a game that the main protagonists are forced into playing.
Both main characters are socially withdrawn, reluctant to kill, and they fall in love with the lead girl (although you'll see that Himiko's and Yuno's personalities and roles are quite different).
Both also feature an interesting cast of characters ranging from cunning to crazy.
If you enjoyed either series, you will enjoy the other.
Both anime are survival death games. While Mirai Nikki lets players use personalized Future Diaries, Btooom! gives them specific types of bombs
Mirai Nikki, and Btooom! both are survival games, the contestants in must fight to the death. In Btooom they are given Bombs that are called BIM's, they are given different type's of BIM's and a scanner each. In Btooom! you have only a Limited amount of BIM's the only way to gain more is by killing a contestant your self and take their BIM's. Similar to Btooom's BIM's and scanner in Mirai Nikki the contestant is given a future diary, they are varied like the BIM's in Btoom!, the future diaries predict the future but your future can change from other diary owners having it also work like the scanner in Btoom!. Both Mirai Nikki and Btoom!
are darker shows, you get to see how people react and struggle when their life is completely changed and placed in a alien like environment, both shows are also
worth the watch!
This is my first recommendation that i have written I hope it was helpful and not a waste of your time, have a good one.
Reality game. Both anime has similar plot, where MC forced in a game that he can kill or killed.
If you enjoy watching BTOOOM!, I very recommend this anime
Both are survival anime. There's also romance between the male and female protagonists who work together to win the game. People also lose sanity in both anime. Both anime are also have pretty cool and gory deaths.
Btooom! and Mirai Nikki (TV) have the same psychological feeling to them. They both have people turning on, betraying, and allying each other. They are very similar since both anime feature a survival "game". If you liked one, you would most likely like the other.
Both are about people trying to make it out alive in a survival game.
Both protagonists are socially withdrawn at first, but slowly develop self confidence and become more outspoken throughout the show.
They are the same except in this one all you need to live and get back home is you have to kill 7 people. This is based of a game where you have to use bombs there are tracker bombs, timers, fist contact, dark hole, trap, and smoke acid bombs. The bombs are like the diarys in this anime. There is a love interest. There are 30 ish people playing the death game. Hope this help you thanks for your time.
Survival, trust, and competition, a death match game involving competitors to frag people to complete or escape the game. As the quote says when in this dangerous situation; 'It's every man for himself." This can be a quite the challenge for the main male character, not by a death game, but also a female character is added in their life who mostly help and escape this death match. Expect some plot twist, romance, and strategies that they will use throughout the show.
Btooom takes place on an isolated island where competitors frag other people to escape. Mirai Nikki uses a phone to tell future events and uses it as an item to fight competitors.
If you're looking for an anime in which the characters are placed in a survival game and this anime
Kill or be killed, that's the number 1 rule in both of these animes. But Btooom has less bloodbath scenes than mirai nikki. And i recommend to read chapter 51 of Btooom after watching the anime.
Both Anime focus around a game that the members are competing against to win a prize. The problem... both games involve killing other people in order to win. The main characters of both Anime doesn't want to kill people either, which in itself is another problem.
They are both anime about surviving in a game that they were forced into. If you liked Btooom!, you're sure to like Mirai Nikki.
[x] Characters driven to insanity
[x] Survival Game
[x] Mature themes
[x] Action by Reaction
Watch Mirai Nikki if:
You want to follow a male lead that acts more human-like. You want a colourful cast of side characters that each have their own complexities. Interested in more of a science fiction-feel. & would like to know a good definition of a yandere character.
Watch Btooom! if:
You want a survival game to follow more of an online video game. Don't mind character development via flashbacks. Would like to see more crazy than normal people. & would like a main character that isn't a "wiener".
Both have a "deathmatch" element and focus on eliminating your opponents using your wits and unique power (Mirai Nikki) or equipment (BTOOOM). Both are psychological and full of action and suspense! Mirai Nikki and BTOOOM both have a romance element and good character development. Both are "must sees" for any lover of action, strategy and psychological anime!
- Both survival death games
- Both have a female protagonist who loves the MC
- Both contain a dark plot
-Female protagonists have different personalities
- Mirai Nikki is more supernatural, where as Btooom is more realistic
- Mirai Nikki has more Bloodlust
- Btooom is more about the two main MCs romantic development, where as in Mirai Nikki its more about the female MC obsessing over the male MC
Both are survival games. The contestants must kill each other in order to win the death game, and in return they are rewarded if they win. Both series have a lead male and female protagonist that work together.
Both are real life game , only the strong survive.
They're both survival anime.
They're both romances at heart, with the two leads getting together.
They both have very unique and memorable characters.
And they're both pretty damn enjoyable.
Overall, Mirai Nikki has better plot twists, and Btooom! is a tad more realistic with respect to the psychological damage that comes with a death game, but if you liked Mirai Nikki, I'm positive Btooom! will keep you wanting more.
A survival game. The MC is thrust into a dire situation. The only way to survive, is to play the game...
In both series the main characters participate in a survival game.
In Mirai Nikki their tool to win is their diary and in Btooom! their bombs.
Both series' are blood spilling action genre, with bits of ecchi scenes in some episodes.
Both series' main male protagonists fights for survival in order to accomplish their wish.
while the main female protagonists differ from each other, one is can kill mercilessly while the other fears men and somehow hesitates to kill.
Both series' story revolves on survival and trusting on one.
The main character in both, Btoom and Mirai Nikki, are stuck fighting against other humans. There's betrayal, violence, and a lot of murder in each. However, in Btoom they're stuck on an island whereas in Mirai Nikki the whole world is their playground to kill the other players.
both main characters have very little social life's and are forced into a game where they have to fight people to the death .at the start they don't know its a game of death .in both anime they resist the game and chose not to play it. but the other contestants force there hands and they must change to survive .in both shows the characters get a heads up on the enemy's . movements in btooom its a raider and in mirai nikki it the future dairy's .each person has there own advantages btooom different bombs in mirai nikki it different dairy's . this gives each person a unique tactical advantage .the only real difference is that in mirai nikki the main character is scared needs protection and in Btooom the main character usually ends up protecting people ........ that and mirai nikki has a psychotic love interest .you know the best part of that show. but aside form that basicly mirai nikki is a scifi version of btooom.......and if it helps the main character in btooom considers doing bad things to the main love intrest ... :/ BTOOOM's still good watch it. not as good but. watch it mirainikkibetter ............................................................................ WHY WOULD YOU READ ALL OF THIS ...................................................... WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE . IM CLEARLY WASTING TIME YOURS AND MY OWN ... bye :)
Both Mirai Nikki and Btooom!, have the survival game aspect in them. Both also give the players in the death game, powers. In Mirai Nikki, Future Diaries, and in Btooom!, bombs. Btooom! is slightly better than Mirai Nikki, in the fact that it has a slightly more tolerable main character, and is more of a mature anime. Plus, it doesn't have as many Plot Holes.
In both animies the main character and a girl have to fight in these survival games! While Btooom is on a deserted island, Mirai Nikki take places in a city. Both the main characters at first are reluctant to kill people, but realize they are going to have to, to survive.
Both anime have a game of death theme in which a female and male protagonist work together to survive and win the prize.
Similar story line, people who are stuck in a survival game and are trying to win. The main characters spend lots of time together and get to know each other better... So on..
Opening Theme#1: "Kuusou Mesorogiwi (空想メソロギヰ)" by Yousei Teikoku (eps 2-14)
#2: "Dead END" by Faylan (eps 15-26)
#B: "Kyouki Chinden (狂気沈殿)" by Yousei Teikoku (Blu-ray and DVD)
Ending Theme#1: "Blood Teller" by Faylan (eps 1-14)
#2: "filament" by Yousei Teikoku (eps 15-26)
#B: "Happy End" By Faylan (Blu-ray and DVD)
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