Yuno Gasai lives a normal life as a first-year in high school. She gets along well with her parents and even has a small circle of friends. However, she cannot help but feel as if someone is missing from her life, someone so important to her that it was as if she had lived another life trying desperately to stay with them.
After a class trip to the beach, Yuno returns home; but in the middle of the night, she receives strange messages from a voice only she can hear. The voice informs her of the person she is desperate to meet and that she must find him. Soon, she finds herself in a mysterious realm, her only goal being reunited with the person she cannot remember. Though obstacles stand in her way, Yuno will stop at nothing to meet her beloved once again.
EDIT, 13/06/2014. This is a old review. It was also my first. I am leaving it here for nostalgia's sake. I may remaster it because the grammar here is horrific. Thanks for reading!
This will be a review for Mirai Nikki Redial and WILL contain spoilers.
Mirai Nikki Redial is about a few seconds over 30 minutes long. This OVA seems to focus mainly on Gasai Yuno as well as other loved characters. In this OVA, we see almost every character living a happy life, apart from Eleventh who plays the roll as a villain of comedic value and Eighth who we do not see.
Redial is not
anything of great status on it's own. However, after watching Mirai Nikki, it was extremely refreshing to hear all the wonderful voices of wonderful characters.
I have always asked my self a question about Mirai Nikki. Is Yuno really insane? To answer that question for myself, I think not. She is just a shy girl who wants nothing more than Yuki's love. This is proved by her strong will to remember. In the first few minutes of Redial, she turned to see Akise and thought it was Yukiteru.
I see this as two halves. The first half of Redial was a beautiful part of various scenes containing small hints of fanservice, which can always be nice. It also serves as a comedic use in which we see many funny moments between characters like Mao and Twelfth.
The second half focuses on a more serious subject and seems to be main point of Redial. Yuno is trying to reach of certain person. She does not know whom she is trying to reach until she regains her memories due to receiving something from Murumuru.
The story ends nicely with Yuno finally finding Yuki and re-uniting beautifully. The last few moments really got me when she said she wanted to see the stars with him.
After all those good points, there is one bad thing about Redial. It left me wanting to see more Mirai Nikki and left me in a sad mood.
In conclusion, Mirai Nikki Redial is definitely worth the time and achieved many thing. Happiness, Sadness, Laughter. Redial made all those things happen.
Perhaps you wanted a better conclusion, perhaps you're a completionist. Whatever your reason may be for watching this OVA, you will soon find that you were mistaken from the start. Mirai Nikki is not only filled with betrayals, but it is betrayal in and of itself. This OVA is its final betrayal to you, the hapless viewer.
So, this OVA kicks things off with that camera girl groping the tomboy girl's breasts at the beach. Every anime needs at least one filler episode at the beach filled with fanservice, right? How foolish we were to think this could be an exception! Meanwhile, Yuno is feeling
something is missing in her life. She has flashbacks of Yukiteru and she has an inexplicable longing for him.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold it! Not the damn plot holes again!
1. This is world 3. World 3 Yuno. In the story's timeline, her parents are still alive and she has thusly never met Yukiteru. This is the Yuno who was going to be murdered and replaced - the whole fucking basis of everything.
2. She should not have any memories of world 2's Yukiteru. They have nothing to do with each other and they never spent any time together!
3. There is a Yukiteru in world 3. Why wouldn't there be? Seriously, what the fuck? Why did they just write him off? If she feels like she's forgotten anyone, it should be him, not the Yukiteru she could not have possibly met! Yuno 1's memories are confined to Murmur's red crystal - there is no reason why they should be leaking into Yuno 3's head.
Overall, this is nothing but fanservice and a convenient happy ending for world 2's Yukiteru (while disregarding um... everything else). Not just ecchi type fanservice, but simply fanservice in that it shows us all of the characters throughout the series for the sake of letting us see them. Uh... except for that punk with the pompadour, for some reason they excluded him even though he was one of the only decent characters. It seems he is also no longer in a relationship. Why? He was supposed to meet his girlfriend what, like 10 years ago? How did changing the events of 2 years ago change that at all? Seriously.
This OVA adds nothing to the series - it basically only cheapens it further. Whoever said THIS OVA IS AMAZING is obviously biased. Turn back before it's too late. )-:::
Mirai Nikki Redial? Let's just Mirai Nikki Hang Up Since I have Call Display.
*This review contains spoilers for the main series of Mirai Nikki*
Plot holes - A gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story's plot, or constitutes a blatant omission of relevant information regarding the plot
I’d like to draw attention to the latter half of the definition, now what qualifies as blatant omission of relevant information?
For me to consider something as a plot hole, there has to be a blatant omission of relevant information, and said omission has to pass two tests, not just one, but both.
1. Information essential to the story’s outcome has been omitted.
2. There is
no plausible explanation for the event that had its relevant information omitted.
Now there is a reason why the word blatant was chosen, the reason is because a simple omission does not count as a plot hole. As long as a plausible explanation exists, it is not a plot hole. Mirai Nikki Redial does not contain plot holes and it also does not leave the viewers short of theorycrafting opportunities.
Redial also explores some interesting themes like love by using a world that mirrors the ideal dream world in which Yuki was trapped in in the prequel, with Yuno being the one trapped in the “dream world” this time. In the prequel, Yuki was able to break free of the illusion due to his love for Yuno, and in Redial we get to see something similar happening through the eyes of Yuno.
We get to see more detail of the changes caused by Yuki in the 3rd world as well, how the diary owners in the 2nd world would have behaved if they didn’t become diary owners. I especially liked how we were given closure in regards to Akise’s feelings for Yuki. Not knowing who to trust has been one of the issues for Yuki in the prequel. With Yuno proving herself to be reliable time and time again, and having been through thick and thin together, despite multiple setbacks in their level of trust, Yuki eventually chose to believe Yuno instead of Akise towards the end of the prequel, which was ironic because she was actually the one tricking him. Having feelings for Yuki as well, Akise felt somewhat betrayed and resents Yuno for what she did to Yuki. Despite that, Akise was able to come to terms that Yuki has chosen her over him.
The OVA wraps up with a very nice ballad that accurately portrays the mood of the scene before it. I only wished that they showed more relevant scenes while playing the OVA instead of the random scenes we were shown.
Despite having way more casual content than it should, Mirai Nikki Redial makes up for it with substance in the second half. So, if you have just finished watching the prequel, definitely do give this one a go, especially if you are a fan of the prequel!