This is classic. The entirety of this manga seems to almost be a parody of it's parent story, "Mirai Nikki".That being said, you probably don't want to read this until you've gotten pretty far into the original. However, in this version of the amazing story is changed immediately at the beginning.
It's good, but nothing much has changed. It's all the same art and models from Mirai Niki, so if you liked that, the art won't throw you off to this manga.
I know, I know, The real Yuno is nowhere to be seen, but it's a small price to pay for taking out Yuki for a smart, badass main character like Akise Riku, right? O.K, so Yuno was (arguably) the best part of the original manga, I think you will come to accept Riku as an awesome replacement for the both of them. Also, if you like Murumuru in Mirai Nikki and you think she didn't get enough screen time, then this is for you!
I REALLY like this alternate world. It's funny, intense, and all around awesome, missing nothing but Yuno. If you are a fan of the original, you'll find the way it parodies itself to be incredibly funny. On the other hand, if you have never read the original and are for some reason reading this, you'll find yourself scratching your head, saying "Huh?" This is a very enjoyable side story to a great manga.
A must read - even if you aren't really into the original story, for a number of reasons:
1. It's easy to understand
2. You can't really go wrong with five chapters
3. The entire approach to the story is very different
MaruMaru has destroyed Yuno before the story kicks off - no Yuno present has put Yuki in emediate danger.
Whilst work has been put into place to bring Yuno back and restore a critical Yuki, MaruMaru and Akise replace the two leads.
This story is simply a case of the same scenario's witnessed in the begining of Mirai Nikki, only very different characters put into place to deal with these set-up.
A vast contrast to the original, were we are use to the; out-of-place innocent that is Yuki and the, one-girl-army that is Yuno progressing threw danger. Within this story, we have Akise; a smart boy who's genuienly interested in the situation he's now in and isn't too worried about his own safety, aswell as the supernatural, problematic-yet-sensible MaruMaru who's pretty independent as a main.
Futhermore, this story, despite being just five chapters, manages to utilise those characters who, for obvious reasons, weren't allowed a great deal of attention within the original story.
The art is fine, it's what we're use to in Mirai Nikki - the scenery isn't too special and the character design is a tad basic, but the characters styling stands out and they all look different.
I realli enjoyed this personally, more so then the original story.
The set-up of this lacked the idealism what is pretty much needed within this story; not simply because this main isn't 'part of the game' but because the main isn't the type that comes along too often in shounen's - sure we get the odd few smart leader types, but not too many are; very social, intouch with their feelings, 'career' motivated and generally humble.
I also liked the fact that dispite this manga being short, there was a begining, middle and end, also, this story does have some stand-alone qualities; you don't need to complete or even enjoy the original in order to follow this - you don't even have to reach the half way point really?
If you have ever picked up the Mirai Nikki series, no matter what you think of it, this is must!
A good, well written story that without a doubt deserves a series of anime specials of it's own.read more
To be very honest, I expected something a lot better.
I'm going to start with the Art:
Which for me is the best part of this manga. I of course loved the original manga, since the art is just about the same of course i liked Paradox's art as well.
Here we have an alternate universe where, something happens and Yuno is removed from the game, murumuru inserts her self into the game as yuno, yuki almost dies and Akise Aru is implanted in to save him. The story has a lot of differen't aspects like a more enjoyable outcome for most Diary Users.
The story is a bit ridiculous. I know this is just an alternate universe type thing but geez man Taking YUNO(almost) completely out of the story is stupid. It was never about Akise Aru no matter how much you wanted it to be about him. And fuck...Murumuru inserting herself into Yunos life that was so retarded.
Since the story is relatively short there isn't a whole lot of character development. I liked the whole Tsubaki and Akise panels, and the hinted couple of them. I don't like murumuru. I thought she was cute before but she just annoying.
I heard a lot of hype about Paradox. It was supposed real good. I didn't know that it was from Akise's POV tho. But as you can tell i didn't enjoy this very much. It was a rather sad let down. Akise as a smart bishounen detective, with a slight questionable nature was okay. I liked his slight yandere appearance. But Murumuru brought the entire thing down.
Would i recommend this? sure i would. If you like the AkisexYuuki pairing. Or just like the character Akise Aru in general. Be forwarned though, Murumuru taking Yunos place is rather unsettling.read more