Mirai Nikki (TV)

The Future Diary

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mirai Nikki, Mirai Nikki (2011)
Japanese: 未来日記
English: The Future Diary
Spanish: The Future Diary
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2011 to Apr 15, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: asread.
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, High Stakes GameHigh Stakes Game, PsychologicalPsychological, SurvivalSurvival
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.401 (scored by 12106481,210,648 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22812
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #34
Members: 2,007,894
Favorites: 30,605

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Yukiteru Amano is a shy middle schooler who regularly keeps track of what he does in his daily life by writing down all of his activities on his phone—a digital diary. Despite having no friends at school, Yukiteru is frequently seen talking to his supposedly imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina, the god of time and space; and Deus' servant, Mur Mur.

One day, Yukiteru wakes up and discovers that certain events of his day are preemptively displayed on his cellphone. While initially dismissing it as a coincidence, he slowly realizes that the incidents written in his phone actually take place in the near future. After spending the day benefiting from this new asset, Yukiteru learns that his classmate Yuno Gasai possesses a similar diary.

As the two team up to defeat an odd pursuer and head back to their respective homes, Deus Ex Machina explains that they—alongside 10 other contestants—have been drawn into a survival game whose victor will become the deity's successor. With no other options, Yukiteru and Yuno must use their cellphones—now called "Future Diaries"—to survive this unforgiving battle royale.

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Mirai Nikki also spawned a live-action television show with a different plot from the manga and anime, as well as a visual novel.

Episode Videos

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hosoda, Naoto
Nagura, Yasushi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Kyouki Chinden (狂気沈殿)" by Yousei Teikoku
1: "Kuusou Mesorogiwi (空想メソロギヰ)" by Yousei Teikoku (eps 2-14)
2: "Dead END" by Faylan (eps 15-26)

Ending Theme

"Happy End" by Faylan
1: "Blood Teller" by Faylan (eps 1-14)
2: "filament" by Yousei Teikoku (eps 15-26)


Oct 25, 2012
This is the first anime review I've ever written, so hopefully everything will turn out ok. Any feed back would be appreciated as long as its constructive ;)

This review won't contain any spoilers.

What would you do if you had something that told you the future? If you already had all the answers for an upcoming test, or knew how to avoid bully's on the way home from school? What about if it told you were going to die?

Mirai Nikki is a brilliant mix of a Psychological Thriller, Action, and Romance. Yuki is a boy who gains the ability to read the future ...
Feb 20, 2012
Mixed Feelings
You know, having a future diary for myself would have been ideal for my viewing of this anime, so that I would be warned of how nonsensical and down right retarded the anime gets, which is a shame because I happen to have been enjoying the bloody fun so far...

STORY: Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) is, for lack of a better way to describe it, fucking nuts. A psychogist would be laughing at this mental breakdown of a plot, but I got to be fair, I do enjoy this anime to a certain degree, but it's the crazy sharp turns it loves to take is what ...
Sep 13, 2013
Notice: this review will contain a few spoilers. I'll mark them but if you haven't watched this yet, proceed with caution. Sorry about that.

Survival games have always been one of my favorite kinds of stories. I just love them. So naturally, when I heard about Mirai Nikki's premise, I was greatly looking forward to it. Unfortunately, after an excellent first episode, this series began to get worse and worse; by the end of it all, it had become nothing but a huge disappointment.

Let's begin with the positive aspects of this show. The art and animation in Mirai Nikki are, for the most part, rather good, ...

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