English: Future Diary
Published: Jan 26, 2006 to Dec 25, 2010
Score: 8.331 (scored by 18867 users)
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drama mystery romance supernatural
SynopsisMiddle 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 whose winner will become Deus' successor.
Related MangaAlternative setting: Mirai Nikki: Paradox, Mirai Nikki Redial
Side story: Mirai Nikki: Mosaic
Adaptation: Mirai Nikki (TV), Mirai Nikki
One of the most interesting and best supernatural mangas around right now I'd have to say. It starts with what seems like a high school manga with what seems to be psychological elements but soon turns into a supernatural survival where anyone could be a possible enermy and trust becomes a hinderence.
The plot is great and the art is good but what really get you sucked in is the characters of the 12 diary holders, including the two main characters and the battle scenes between the diary holders. Though these aren't typical battle scenes of swords and the like you usually see, rather these are battles of smarts and stratergy with thier future diaries as weapons and "followers" as thier soldiers. Also, one gets a feeling that the main characters are not at all invincible and have just as much chance as getting killed as thier opponents, though Yuno, stalker of Yuki and the 2nd diary holder is a monster even among the sadisctic murderers that are the 10 other diary holders.
The characters of the manga vary, from the cowardly and self loathing Yuki to the manipulative and complex 4th diary holder Keigo Kurusu. It seems as though each diary holder has had life problems making them the way they are, although some are not revealed and each has a reason for killing the others and becoming God and many seem almost psychotic. Yuno the 2nd, is one of these who is obsessed and devoted to protecting and saving Yuki. She's not at all effected by killing others except him and has incredible battle capabilities. However Yuki, the main character is quite the opposite. Too scared to fight, dosn't have much skill or strength and trusts too much in other people. Thier future diaries in a way reflect them as Yuno's diary consists only of the future events surrounding Yuki, and Yuki's consists of much information on the future but none about himself.
I gave the manga an overall 10 simply because I genuinly think it's one of the best supernatural mangas around with complex characters and plots, it leaves the generic and bland like Shonen mangas in the dust.
This manga tells the story of Amano Yukiteru, a social outcast who records everything he sees in his cellphone. Out of desperation, he has generated an imaginary friend to accompany him, Deus Ex Makina, the lord of time and space. Deus, who sympathize with the boy decided to give him the his cellphone's an ability to foresee the records that he will make on the future. Little did Yukiteru know, that comes great power, comes another eleven Diary Holders(people who have the ability to predict the future) who can do the same thing. To Yukiteru's dismay, this is the beginning of a horrific game.
And to top it all off, each diary holder has a different prediction of the future.
Yuno, Yukiteru's mentally demented stalker, has the prediction to see what happens to Yuki in every ten minutes and the rest(dont wanna spoil it).
If you wanna get a better idea on what Mirai Nikki is, then think of it as the offspring of Battle Royale and Death Note.
Mirai Nikki is a genuinely chilling dissection of how willpower can alter fate itself.
In my opinion, Mirai Nikki emphasises how small the characters are and how oppressed they are within their surroundings. It tells us how trust is even better than predicting the future, as the future is not always what it seems to be.
This is no ordinary shounen, but one that aspires to be an epic, and it definitely is for the genre. It is the overall experience of, Mirai Nikki, however, that makes it such a great manga. The slow pace at the start is actually an asset, because it gradually grows momentum as Yukiteru discovers the real reason behind the future diaries, until the manga totally takes off in it's main premise and turns into a fun house of horrors.
It is deliberately paced, but endlessly creepy, horrifying manga. Suspense is a key element in the manga. There is a sense of walls closing in, something approaching, getting closer and closer. An atmosphere of deep foreboding emanates from each diary holder, unaware of what each identity and motive are, it is disturbingly stirring for both Yuki and the reader.
The art is not really appropriate to the cold and oppressive mood this manga intended it to be but then again, so as most horror manga's. The style is vagrant, it can convey the situation very clearly and the captions are simply oozing with palpable texts. The suffering of each diary holder is also depicted exemplary not to mention the bloody good morbidity.
Mirai Nikki is also very much thought-provoking. It is also a manga not easy to forget, and proves that when done well enough, and with a great deal of care, a horror, psychological manga can rise to a plane all its own. This manga is still publishing and so far, it hasnt lost its touch......yet.
I am deeply impressed with the scare it gave me and even the meticulous but sometimes over the top, psychological warfare of the Diary Holders. I recommend it to anyone who wants either horror or psychological without reservation. read more
Same deal, different setting. Characters are pretty similar.
Both twisted, freaky and both will totally rape your mind.
also both very violent with lots of blood and body parts flying all over the place... :P
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.
betrayal, hate, death and friendship
different setting story so similar.
Both Mirai Nikki and Deadman Wonderland have the same kind of themes, but are just put in a different setting. Definitely what I consider two of the most unique series being published at the moment, especially within the violent-supernatural genre.
If you liked Mirai Nikki, you may want to check out Deadman Wonderland.
The protagonist Ganta is thrown into a bizarre and hectic situation and quickly has to figure out how to keep alive.He is also helped out along the way by a girl named Shiro, who posseses strange abilities and a mysterious past. Both of these series are chocked full of action and suspense; and plenty of crazy and entertaining characters that keep you wanting more. Deadman Wonderland is definitelya worthy read.
Wimp has to take part in dangerous and unfair game where loosing results death.He is accompanied by mystery girl which protects him any way she can
deadman wonderland has the same art style as MN and the plot twist and turns as much. hehe nice guys all of a sudden get dragged into another world but this all happened of what they were currently doing and the past. both the female leads turn out to be cold blooded killers.
Dark plots with weak lead male characters whose only strengths are the women they lean on.
It's hard not to see the resemblance with these two. A wimpy 14 year old stuck in an unpleasant situation with a strange girl. Both girls appear to be friendly to the protagonists but seemingly carry some kind of secrets/ulterior motives. Oh and both shows are violent.
if you love watch deadman wonderland , may be you love this anime to
Basicly the same setting, and the girls in both manga are very similar.
Both are written by the same authors.
The female protagonists are both insane to begin with. The male protagonists however have different powers, Eiji has complete control over everything and everyone within a certain area which expands as he covers more ground, its name: World Domination(Because when he has explored the world he will control everything). Their personalities are similar in some senses but Eiji is still a lot less cowardly and as the story progresses he will probably become more determined just as Yukiteru did. The female protagonist is completely nuts just like Yuno, although in a completely reversed fashion.
-Same manga-ka, meaning greate similarities such as identical art.
-Both female protagonists, Yuno and Rin, are yanderes skilled at combat and serve as the male protagonist's companions. Personality-wise, they're incredibly similar, though there are slight differences in their interests. You'll see.
-The concept in both mangas is very much similar to a game, being administrated by a certain force that grants its "participants" power (Deus Ex in Mirai Nikki, Daisy in Big Order).
-Eiji > Yukiteru. The protagonist in Big Order is not a wimp. He has the power to fend off for himself and does not depend so heavily on others, unlike Yukiteru.
Both series are from the same author, while MN is completed, Big Order is still ongoing up to chapter 3. The stories are similar with people get "special power" from "God" and also the characters. Eiji from Big Order has similar outlook with Yukiteru, however, he is much better in personality. Rin is exactly the 2nd Yuno, very cute but insane.
Both are from the same creator, also the main characters look the same.
Both by the same author, Big Order is shaping up to be a spiritual successor of sorts, with a leading duo of an withdrawn guy (although Eiji from Big Order seems a lot more badass) and a psycho girl, and themed powers (precognition in Mirai Nikki, wishes in Big Order).
Even the first few chapter in both manga series are likely to remind you of each others' series respectively. And of course, that's normal since the same person worked on both the stories and artwork.
Both Yuno Gasai (from Mirai Nikki) and Rin (from Big Order) also have similarities in their appearances as well as their yandere like personalities. The male protagonist in both manga also has their lives changed forever after meeting the main female protagonists.
Both manga contains action and super power themes as power is what dominates the characters.
Both manga has similar themes and concepts and in fact, some of the other supporting characters that are present makes the stories even more complicated.
Both series has a mystery like atmosphere and also has thriller like endings to keep readers at their seats.
the same author with mirai nikki . similiar main character , and also a psychotic killer girl . you will love this :D
The protagonists are very much similar. The reason why is different, but both the females try to protect the males. Both male protagonists are thrown into a situation where their lives are threatened constantly. To top it off, the art, writing, and plot styles are very similar.(They are made by the same author)
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