English: Future Diary
Synonyms: Mirai Nikki OVA
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 9, 2010
Duration: 8 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)L represents licensing company
Score: 7.171 (scored by 21313 users)
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Dec 9, 2010
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 much more coherent. Speaking of which, the parts that were shown were faithful to the manga almost perfectly. Once you realize which scenes they are animating, they are all pretty much identical word for word.
Art and coloring was very good as well. What I saw was animation that was on par with Highschool of the Dead and The World Only God Knows. Yuki looked fine and they did a good job with his facial expressions. Yuno did look a bit strange but we barely got to see her. People complain that her breasts are too small but if you compare the scenes from the anime to the manga she's about the same. The only real trouble spot was the CGI used for Deus. It's clear they didn't have the budget to do better but if this series got turned into a full project it would get a bigger budget and in the process look much better. In other words this can be fixed.
Voices were alright. I personally have no problem with Yuno's voice. Honestly we saw too little of her to really tell but in the end if she really is that bad they can hire a different actor if they make it into a full series. Other voices were fine and most characters sounded how I expected them to.
Overall the OVA gave me the feeling that Mirai Nikki should give. It was a little creepy with action and suspense.There is definite potential for an excellent anime here, no questions asked. All the flaws are easy to fix. Once they iron out the kinks this will be a masterpiece. Asread has made good anime before like Shuffle!, and Ga-Rei-Zero. Both series were good. Have some faith. These guys know how to make a good anime.
Dec 13, 2010
8 minutes. Mirai Nikki is over 58 chapters long and the producers only have 8 minutes of action time? What is even the point of making the OVA if all you have is 8 minutes? There is no point at all.
The story, was fair at best. You can't fit a 58 chapter manga into an 8 minute OVA and have everything in there. It never explained anything and the only reason I knew what it was talking about was because I read the manga. It was poorly set up and didn't cover any of the actual story.
The art was again, not very good. For today's anime, I was disappointed with the effects. The anime style was great, and the characters were well done, however... Deus... oh Deus... I'm having a blast from the horrible CGI past where everything looks out of place and fake. It was not done well. If they had just made Deus without the crappy CGI it would have been a lot better.
The sound got on my nerves, the ending credit music was a little too dramatic for the horrible storyline, because the watcher wouldn't know what happened. It would have been better if it was silent. Yukiteru's voice was nothing special... Why would it need to be, he was a bland character to begin with. Now... Yuno Gasai... couldn't they have found a better voice for her? It's too high-pitched and doesn't suit her personality. If they just brought it down a bit it would be MUCH better.
What character? There wasn't enough TIME to fit any characters into the story. By the end, you'd have to watch it again to realize what the character's name was! It was poorly done, even considering the ~sarcasm~ amazing time allotment.
What is to enjoy in 8 minutes? I have said it again, it left me hollow and it basically put shame to Mirai Nikki. What watcher would want to read Mirai Nikki if they saw the OVA before they read the manga? I know I wouldn't.
Overall this OVA was fair. It gave me the feeling that I was watching a trailer for something to come, like a movie commercial. And unless something is coming, then it will definitely leave me disappointed. read more
Mar 26, 2012
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 in many things. The one thing he does like to do is record daily events in his diary in his cell phone – he calls himself an “observer”. He also has an imaginary friend, aptly named Deus Ex Machina. One day, Deus decides to make Yuki’s cell phone into a “Future Diary” (Mirai Nikki) which records his future for the next consecutive ninety days, as if Yuki had already made entries for them. At first, Yuki thinks he is the only one with this mysterious diary, until he has a near-freakish encounter with Gasai Yuno, the most popular girl in his school. Suddenly, Yukiteru is plunged into a dangerous survival game where having your cell phone broken or destroyed means that you yourself will die as well.
Getting back to the OVA, it’s quite obviously aimed at people who actually read Mirai Nikki, which makes sense considering that it was bundled with volume eleven. As stated before, I was pleased with the OVA in general – the scenes were adapted accurately, the animation was pretty good, and the seiyuu were good as well. I’ve always imagined Yuno’s voice a little deeper for some reason, but it’s passable as well. The only thing I’ll nitpick at is that Deus’ CGI looked a bit weird, but that’s really all. All in all it is a good OVA for the manga, although I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who hasn’t actually read it before. In all honesty, it seems more like a long trailer than an actual anime episode (which is what it was probably meant to be, anyway). I really do hope that Mirai Nikki gets a chance to become a full-fledged anime series, since it has a lot of potential and, judging by the OVA, it’d look pretty good, too. And with the manga having just ended, I hope that an anime series is in order.
(Coincidentally, as I post this review, the anime is nearing its end.) read more
Dec 9, 2010
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
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.
Dec 10, 2010
Story - 5/10 - The story is basically the first few chapters from the manga. You quickly get briefed about the phones and then its like a time skip form one point to another missing out vital details that's in the manga. But seeing as it is only 8 mins long it couldn't be helped.. But without reading the manga you probably didn't have the foggiest what's going on.
Art - 8/10 - I actually really really really liked the art in this, And the fact that they made Deus with CGI gave him this.. godly feel like that he was something "more" than the 2 dimensional Yuno and Yuki was. Some people didn't actually like that they did this with him, But I did.
Sound - 8/10 - Basically knowing that YUI did the song at the end gave it the 7/10, Other than that the music in the actually OVA was fine, Nothing bad, But nothing "outstanding". But what boosted it up was I think they picked the perfect voice actors to play Yuki and Yuno, I feel like they did a great job and they sounded exactly as I imagined them to!
Character - 6/10 - I feel like they did do a good job with Yuki, with getting out how needy he is of Yuno and how.. "weak" he can be and also how lonely he was within the 8 minuets, The let down was that they didn't show the "Real Yuno" If you dont know what I mean you probably haven't read the manga!
Enjoyment - 8/10 - I asked my friend to watch this OVA and give me opinion on it as well seeing as he hasn't read the manga. For me being a fan of the manga I really enjoyed seeing Yuno and Yuki and everyone animated and hearing a voice to them too. It also felt nice and refreshing and nostalgic like watching a recap of the first chapters, So I really enjoyed this OVA. As for my friend, He gave it a 5/10, He enjoyed it as well, But as expected he didn't have a freaking clue what was going on.
Overall - 6/10 - Considering everything I think a 6/10 is a fair choice, It was a good ova especially seeing as it only had 8 mins, BUT it felt too rushed and it is a bit too confusing for new people who haven't read the manga. But other than that they did a great job! read more
Aug 11, 2012
Mirai Nikki OVA is essentially a preview/condensed version of the first episodes of the TV series. In short it was suppose to serve as the introduction to one of the best series of last year.
I say suppose to as it did not do a good job.
What it managed to do in eight minutes was introduce the protagonist Amano Yukiteru, the basis of the story and give us a peek of what was to come.
Normally that would be fine but it lacked what made Mirai Nikki such a big hit. Killing, blood, mystery and the Queen of Yanderes, Yuno.
Yes, as intricate and interesting as the story goes it is incomplete without Yuno. With little about her in this OVA, viewers are either misled, unconvinced or oblivious to Yuno's murderous and insane antics.
It's just not right to start the series believing Yuno as "normal".
Now the OVA did show off the stellar animation and the perfect backdrop of music but being as condensed as it is, it's hard to follow and even confusing.
If you really want a taste of Mirai Nikki just watch the first episode of the series. However if you're like me up at four in the morning with nothing better to do but to watch the OVA of a series you've already seen and loved, then by all means watch this OVA. read more
Jul 5, 2011
In summery don't bother watching it because this "OVA" is basically a redundant trailer for the real thing. Watch the real TV show not this because the real series is good for all its worth.A good OVA would be the Mirai Nikki: Mosaic or even Pandora for that matter. read more
Jan 27, 2012
In my honest opinion this is more of a preview or a commercial than anything else. Scenes switch so fast without any explanation that it is next to impossible to tell what is happening unless you have watched the show like I have. In fact, it appears they squeezed the first 2 episodes into this 8 minute long ova. So if you think about it this is just pretty much an 8 minute long trailer.
So overall I rate this trailer a 3, simply because I feel this wasn't meant to be watched as anything other than a preview; if it was the actual anime adaptation I would have given it a 1. It does serve its purpose as a preview though and I'm sure if you were a Mirai Nikki fan before October 9, 2011 this might have been cool to see, but today it serves no real purpose. read more
Dec 10, 2010
I'm to lazy to even write the story plot but its already written in myanimelist to that's taken care of. anyways lets begin my crappy review shall we?
Mirai Nikki or (Future Dairy) in English is one of my most favorite mangas in the series if you haven't ever read the original manga then, you'll be confused as hell on whats going on. first of all its not really of much an OVA most OVAs are usually at least 20-30 minutes long but for the Mirai nikki OVA its more like a really long trailer. Even though there wasn't much music I already can say its well orchestrated. They, even had a ending song and its very excellent! they should use the song for ED If Mirai Nikki gets turned into an Anime. The characters are what I expected to act like Yuki always acts nervous and intimidated and for Yuno we haven't get to see her yandere side of the trailer. All we could really see is that she loves him but I still realizes its her. And like the two people below me say, Deus looks like crap I mean I can tell its him but the CG is pretty bad, a little to much CG is perhaps correct. If the studio had the budget and time I bet they could make Zeus look good but as for now, no. The voices suit all the characters just fine except for Yuki's while it is acceptable I just can't help but think his voice sounds to young I kinda expected him to have a much more deeper voice but, meh. But overall I really liked the OVA to all the Mirai Nikki fans out there I know you crave more of the series and this OVA may not satisfy all of you but has sure has for me. Its so powerful that it just draws you even more of the series to be turned into a official Anime. I have been a Mirai nikki fan for sometime now. If you want to support the series I suggest you buy the Manga that's been published by TOKYOPOP it well probably bring it closer to be turned into an Anime series.
I do have a suggestion on the off-topic note Mirai Nikki has a game for the PSP
its basically a visual novel with a original character exclusivity for the PSP unfortunately everything is in Japanese and is mostly text based so it will be hard to enjoy the game but if you are really good in Japanese and can read it then you'll probably get a full enjoyment of playing the game. It has a original character and a original story or so the trailer claims if you are a die hard fan of the series then buy the game!
this has been my crappy review thank for reading. read more
Dec 12, 2010
It feels really rushed. Almost no time is given to get to know the characters, (that goes double for Yuno who I was looking foward to seeing). All of a sudden things are happening and anyone who hasn't read the manga (which is awesome!) is left in the dust.
If they intended to make an anime out of this I hope the pace is slowed down a lot. In my opinion this story should be told in about 50-80 episodes. read more