Ranked #322

Mirai Nikki (TV)

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2011 to Apr 15, 2012
Season: Fall 2011 to Winter 2012
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.191 (scored by 272,984 users)
Ranked: #3222
Popularity: #13
Members: 435,101
Favorites: 14,094
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This 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.

(Source: FUNimation)


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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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Sep 13, 2013 2:47 PM
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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Oct 25, 2012 5:34 PM
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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Jul 26, 2012 8:57 PM
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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Nov 7, 2011 1:49 AM
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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