Ranked #345

Mirai Nikki (TV)

Alternative Titles

English: The Future Diary
Synonyms: Mirai Nikki, Mirai Nikki (2011)
Japanese: 未来日記

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2011 to Apr 15, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:00 (JST)
Studios: Asread
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 8.161 (scored by 310,490 users)
Ranked: #3452
Popularity: #13
Members: 492,795
Favorites: 16,272
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Synopsis

Mirai Nikki is focused around the main character, 15 year-old Yukiteru Amano, who is a bit more submissive than your average teenager. Yukiteru even has a habit of conversing with imaginary friends through his cellphone, in a record he calls his diary. Despite Yukiteru's lack of social skills, he inadvertently gets thrown into a relationship with Yuno Gasai, a very passionate girl of similar age that attends his school. The characters' impending collaboration is forced by the take-off of the story's setting theme, a survival game.

Yukiteru and Yuno confront their connection and contemplate working together in the midst of this survival game upon being connected to each other in an interesting and subtlety disturbing way. There are 12 total combatants, including Yukiteru and Yuno. They are all given special diaries that possess unique powers to assist the individual regarding their survival chance. This survival game is conducted and monitored by God himself and the winner shall ascend to his throne, becoming the universe's new one-and-only god. There is but one victor. Who will be this world's champion? Watch as these combatants fight for survival and a chance at godhood.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Gasai, Yuno
Gasai, Yuno
Main
Murata, Tomosa
Japanese
Murata, Tomosa
Amano, Yukiteru
Amano, Yukiteru
Main
Togashi, Misuzu
Japanese
Togashi, Misuzu
Uryuu, Minene
Uryuu, Minene
Supporting
Aizawa, Mai
Japanese
Aizawa, Mai
Akise, Aru
Akise, Aru
Supporting
Ishida, Akira
Japanese
Ishida, Akira

Staff

Hosoda, Naoto
Hosoda, Naoto
Director
Nagura, Yasushi
Nagura, Yasushi
Sound Director
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Abe, Masashi
Abe, Masashi
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(26/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 Sign Up
Sign Up (サインアップ)
Oct 9, 2011
2 Terms of the Contract
Keiyaku Jouken (契約条件)
Oct 16, 2011
3 Early Predicament
Shoki Furyou (初期不良)
Oct 23, 2011
4 Handwritten Input
Tegaki Nyuuryoku (手書き入力)
Oct 30, 2011
5 Voice Memo
Voice Memo (ボイスメモ)
Nov 6, 2011

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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Seeyounextweek
Sep 13, 2013
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, read more
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Zarny
Oct 25, 2012
This is the first anime review I've ever written, so hopefully everything will turn out ok. Any feed back would be appreciated as long as its constructive ;)

This review won't contain any spoilers.

What would you do if you had something that told you the future? If you already had all the answers for an upcoming test, or knew how to avoid bully's on the way home from school? What about if it told you were going to die?

Mirai Nikki is a brilliant mix of a Psychological Thriller, Action, and Romance. Yuki is a boy who gains the ability to read the future read more
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ihateeveryone
Jul 26, 2012
I'm going to tell you all a story. Once, there was a man. A man who loved trains. This man loved trains so much that every year or so he would put different things on the train and send it off for other people to see and enjoy. Sometimes he would put fruit on the train, othertimes he would put toys. All to see the end result that his precious train would deliver.

One day, said man decided to put as many fucked up things that he could find on this train. He put razors, cyanide, bombs, and even decided to mix in some sweet things read more
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Fate25
Nov 7, 2011
I basically had went to the trouble of signing up an account for myanimelist.com just to write this positive review for Mirai Nikki after watching episode 5.

Like the synopsis said this is a psychological thriller, with murders, gore, sins and some demented killers.

However unlike most thrillers the story is extremely good, the characters are all very unique, each with deep, well developed personalities that are slowly revealed to the viewer as they watch more and more episodes of the series. Its a mechanic that makes shows very addictive to watch, just like how you want to spend more time with your date as they read more
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Anime: Btooom!
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