Ranked #1506

Mirai Nikki

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mirai Nikki OVA, The Future Diary OVA
Japanese: 未来日記


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 9, 2010
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Asread
Source: Unknown
Duration: 8 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.511 (scored by 52,802 users)
Ranked: #15062
Popularity: #442
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Middle school 2nd year, Amano Yukiteru, is a boy who has problem making friends. He thinks of himself as a bystander and will always write down everything he sees in a cell phone diary.

Tormented by solitude, Yukiteru began to imagine things like a friend called Deus Ex Machina who is apparently the Lord of Time & Space. Seeing Yukiteru's miserable state, Deus gives him a new ability. His diary will now record events that will happen in the near future. Yukiteru is then forced to participate in a game which the winner will become Deus's successor.

A short OVA that was bundled with the limited edition of the eleventh volume of the manga.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Gasai, Yuno
Gasai, Yuno
Murata, Tomosa
Murata, Tomosa
Amano, Yukiteru
Amano, Yukiteru
Togashi, Misuzu
Togashi, Misuzu
Uryuu, Minene
Uryuu, Minene
Aizawa, Mai
Aizawa, Mai
Deus Ex Machina
Deus Ex Machina


Hosoda, Naoto
Hosoda, Naoto
Nagura, Yasushi
Nagura, Yasushi
Sound Director
Yousei Teikoku
Yousei Teikoku
Theme Song Performance
Itsuki, Yui
Itsuki, Yui
Theme Song Lyrics

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"The Creator" by Yousei Teikoku

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Dec 9, 2010
This OVA isn't as bad as people are making out to be. In fact this is less of an OVA and more of a trailer presenting some scenes from the first volume of the manga and showing what it would look like in anime form.

After watching this I can say that it looks fantastic.

From a story perspective this OVA was really confusing. A first timer may understand about the future diary and not a whole lot else. However this OVA were different scenes made to sorta tell a story, not really the whole thing. If an actual anime was made it would be read more
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Dec 9, 2010
What can I say about what amounts to a 8 minute sizzle reel to an anime adaptation that may or may not happen. Not much. But here we go.


Yuno sounds okay. She's a little high pitched but she'll do

Yuki sounded alright

Uryuu was perfect

Music was decent

ED was kickass


The Length

Yuno barely appearing or doing anything that we've come to love her for

The animation made the characters look chubby

Deus looks terrible in CGI

That's pretty much all I can say. Hopefully a future anime adaptation will be in the future. One that's good and not......this soul shatteringly disappointing.
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Mar 26, 2012
The Mirai Nikki OVA is a short, eight minute OVA that was bundled with the eleventh volume of the manga on December 9th, 2010. (My birthday – a coincidence? Hahah! …Not the year, of course.) It basically takes a bunch of random scenes from the first volume of the manga and shows how they would look in animation form. I was actually rather pleased with the scenes they depicted, since they were very accurate (almost word-for-word) with the manga.

For those of you who don’t know what Mirai Nikki is, it means “Future Diary” in English. It’s about a boy, Amano Yukiteru, who isn’t very interested read more
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Oct 8, 2015
I'm going to say what everyone already knows. This looked like an animation and concept test. Much like how marvel studios leaked a concept animation for Deadpool.

So when I watched this particular OVA I was doing it to clean up loose ends with the series. (Like I do with all series).

Watching it right off the back I could tell it was a trailer or a concept test footage.

However if you are wanting to get into the series I would suggest watching this first, (there are spoilers, but they are very mediocre and don't really ruin anything).

It was also a reminder about read more
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Why didn't Yuno and Yukki stay in the third world together? Who cares if the second world would've been destroyed?
BuhDuhZN - Dec 7, 2015
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