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Mirai Nikki (Manga)

Mirai Nikki

Alternative Titles

English: Future Diary
Japanese: 未来日記


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 59
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 26, 2006 to Dec 25, 2010
Authors: Esuno, Sakae (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Ace


Score: 8.211 (scored by 27670 users)
Ranked: #5202
Popularity: #24
Members: 49,034
Favorites: 3,426
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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 whose winner will become Deus' successor.

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Related Manga

Alternative setting: Mirai Nikki: Paradox
Side story: Mirai Nikki: Mosaic
Adaptation: Mirai Nikki, Mirai Nikki (TV)
Sequel: Mirai Nikki: Redial


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Gasai, Yuno
 Deus Ex Machina
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Amano, Rea

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Sep 14, 2008
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.

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Oct 19, 2008
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 read more
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Jul 16, 2013
Okay, now, I know I'll certainly get a lot of people who'll dislike this right now only for the low rating. But holy potatoes, this manga is one of the most overrateds I've ever seen. And with this I hope I can get someone not to waste their time reading the manga Mirai Nikki (or Future Diary, whatever you want to call it).

Now, let's begin the review. Well, first of course I'm going to say what I think about the story, and there's not much to say about it really. It isn't good, it's far from that. The manga had everything to be very good, read more
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Dec 11, 2011
What is the recipe of making a successful manga? If you ask Esuno Sakae, the answer should be like this – mix Death Note and Battle Royale (or Gantz), then add some Neon Genesis Evangelion and throw in some anime/manga clichés, and as a result you will get Mirai Nikki.

This manga follows the story of Yukiteru Amano, an unsociable, reclusive middle-schooler, who has no friends (practically another Shinji Ikari) and therefore only observes the life from the side not participating actively in it. The only joy he has in his worthless life is talking to imaginary God – Deus Ex Machina. However, it appears that read more
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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...
Both psychological thrillers are about people forced into a "kill or be killed" kind of survival game. Where the characters are forced to question their own morality.
Both series deal with a teenage protagonist given an unusual supernatural tool in an otherwise ordinary world and the moral dilemmas, mind games, and fights for survival that ensue.
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.
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Both have Time/space/end of world themes and an item that it focuses on. similar start plot about a group of selected players forced to fight each other. Psyren has more of a superpower setting but both still have great action. Protagonist and heroine are almost opposite of each other.
Dal Young - a MASTER at taking from other popular titles - used Mirai Nikki for 'inspiration', in this instance.

We've got the play-or-die situation, a useless & naive male lead and the love-love yandere that's the only reason he's able to remain alive. And instead of thanking her, he continues to place both of them in life-threatening danger whilst spouting goody-goody nonsense. (This description works for both series, no?)

The differences? An infinite number of players (not reliant on mobile phones) and 'angels' that suck souls outta people in order to set the game of death in motion, in Re:Birth.

Recent News

Next Project of Mirai Nikki Announced ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
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