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Mirai Nikki (TV)

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #2912
Popularity: #16
Members: 376,423
Favorites: 12,580
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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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Episodes  26 / 26
Aired  Oct 9, 2011 to Apr 15, 2012
Status  Finished Airing

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mirai Nikki
Alternative version: Mirai Nikki
Side story: Mirai Nikki (TV): Ura Mirai Nikki
Sequel: Mirai Nikki Redial

Characters & Voice Actors

Amano, Yukiteru
Amano, Yukiteru
Togashi, Misuzu
Togashi, Misuzu
Gasai, Yuno
Gasai, Yuno
Murata, Tomosa
Murata, Tomosa
Deus Ex Machina
Deus Ex Machina
Wakamoto, Norio
Wakamoto, Norio
Mur Mur
Mur Mur
Honda, Manami
Honda, Manami


Hosoda, Naoto
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Abe, Masashi
Episode Director
Hoshikawa, Takafumi

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Mar 13, 2015
This is my first review of anything ever so I hope you will enjoy it. This review may contain spoilers which I'll try to label with this [spoiler alert] brackets. This review is subjective, though I'll try to make it a little objective too. And I'm sorry for writing part of "story" in "characters" section.

Mirai Nikki was actually the first anime I've ever watched (not counting the Pokemon which I didn't recognise as anime and watched it ages ago) and now it is one of my favourites. Why have I actually end up watching it? It was around November last year, and on some read more
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Nov 21, 2014
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 read more
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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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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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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. 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
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. 
reportRecommended by Progeusz
Users with cellphone in a survival game aiming for the top to be granted supremacy. 
reportRecommended by pyroblage
Both of these Anime deal with notes that fortell things. On one side, you have a strong male lead who writes the death futures, on the other side, you have a weak male lead who sees his own future predicted and his possible death. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both series will have you cheering on morally ambiguous or even psychopathic protagonists in violent confrontations. There's a bit of (usually dark) humour and exploring relationships between characters, including romantic subplots. Also, pink hair. 
reportRecommended by iscaela
Both anime center around a set number of people who are forced to play a game of killing one another in order to achieve a goal. 
reportRecommended by hope_assassin

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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