The Second is dead and the Gasai Yuno in the third world finally gets to live a happy life with her loving parents and friends from school. But there is still an empty place in her heart — it seems she has forgotten a person really close to her but simply cannot regain her memories...
EDIT, 13/06/2014. This is a old review. It was also my first. I am leaving it here for nostalgia's sake. I may remaster it because the grammar here is horrific. Thanks for reading!
This will be a review for Mirai Nikki Redial and WILL contain spoilers.
Mirai Nikki Redial is about a few seconds over 30 minutes long. This OVA seems to focus mainly on Gasai Yuno as well as other loved characters. In this OVA, we see almost every character living a happy life, apart from Eleventh who plays the roll as a villain of comedic value and Eighth who we do not see.
Redial is not anything of great status on it's own. However, after watching Mirai Nikki, it was extremely refreshing to hear all the wonderful voices of wonderful characters.
I have always asked my self a question about Mirai Nikki. Is Yuno really insane? To answer that question for myself, I think not. She is just a shy girl who wants nothing more than Yuki's love. This is proved by her strong will to remember. In the first few minutes of Redial, she turned to see Akise and thought it was Yukiteru.
I see this as two halves. The first half of Redial was a beautiful part of various scenes containing small hints of fanservice, which can always be nice. It also serves as a comedic use in which we see many funny moments between characters like Mao and Twelfth.
The second half focuses on a more serious subject and seems to be main point of Redial. Yuno is trying to reach of certain person. She does not know whom she is trying to reach until she regains her memories due to receiving something from Murumuru.
The story ends nicely with Yuno finally finding Yuki and re-uniting beautifully. The last few moments really got me when she said she wanted to see the stars with him.
After all those good points, there is one bad thing about Redial. It left me wanting to see more Mirai Nikki and left me in a sad mood.
In conclusion, Mirai Nikki Redial is definitely worth the time and achieved many thing. Happiness, Sadness, Laughter. Redial made all those things happen.read more
Perhaps you wanted a better conclusion, perhaps you're a completionist. Whatever your reason may be for watching this OVA, you will soon find that you were mistaken from the start. Mirai Nikki is not only filled with betrayals, but it is betrayal in and of itself. This OVA is its final betrayal to you, the hapless viewer.
So, this OVA kicks things off with that camera girl groping the tomboy girl's breasts at the beach. Every anime needs at least one filler episode at the beach filled with fanservice, right? How foolish we were to think this could be an exception! Meanwhile, Yuno is feeling something is missing in her life. She has flashbacks of Yukiteru and she has an inexplicable longing for him.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold it! Not the damn plot holes again!
1. This is world 3. World 3 Yuno. In the story's timeline, her parents are still alive and she has thusly never met Yukiteru. This is the Yuno who was going to be murdered and replaced - the whole fucking basis of everything.
2. She should not have any memories of world 2's Yukiteru. They have nothing to do with each other and they never spent any time together!
3. There is a Yukiteru in world 3. Why wouldn't there be? Seriously, what the fuck? Why did they just write him off? If she feels like she's forgotten anyone, it should be him, not the Yukiteru she could not have possibly met! Yuno 1's memories are confined to Murmur's red crystal - there is no reason why they should be leaking into Yuno 3's head.
Overall, this is nothing but fanservice and a convenient happy ending for world 2's Yukiteru (while disregarding um... everything else). Not just ecchi type fanservice, but simply fanservice in that it shows us all of the characters throughout the series for the sake of letting us see them. Uh... except for that punk with the pompadour, for some reason they excluded him even though he was one of the only decent characters. It seems he is also no longer in a relationship. Why? He was supposed to meet his girlfriend what, like 10 years ago? How did changing the events of 2 years ago change that at all? Seriously.
This OVA adds nothing to the series - it basically only cheapens it further. Whoever said THIS OVA IS AMAZING is obviously biased. Turn back before it's too late. )-:::
Mirai Nikki Redial? Let's just Mirai Nikki Hang Up Since I have Call Display.read more
You won’t be blamed if you come into redial with a bit of hesitation, whether you enjoyed or hated the original series, the fashion in which it concluded didn’t leave much in terms of stones unturned that viewers might be too curious to unearth. Redial however could leave you pleasantly surprised.
Redial takes place in the 3rd world following the end of the series. A girl named Gasai Yuno experiences a sense of Déjà vu from most things around her and faintly recalls fragmented memories that she doesn’t know of and someone whose face she can’t seem to remember, Kingdom Hearts-esque stuff. There is an amicable paradigm shift in redial, gone are the future diaries and plot twists, redial take a more subtle approach and focuses on the characters. Redial takes most of the characters from the original and realizes them in very interesting fashion.
Most characters in the original were yes, a bit over the top a times, but one thing it did very well is memorability, the characters were crazy and just over the top enough that most would not be forgetting them anytime soon. Redial embraces this heritage so well and uses it to weave a very interesting side story. Redial shines the most when showing us what became of them, the various situations and sometimes friendly or goofy personalities to some of the more serious characters is sure to leave most people with a smile on their face. The writers of redial were of course aware of some of the writing issues in the original and it was a bit funny here to see them make several parodical remarks about it throughout the show.
Whether you enjoyed or hated the original, redial gives a cute and interesting look at some of the more subtle moments the original wasn’t able to realize, it’s a nice short side story that’ll certainly leave all parties satisfied.read more