Apple shares a review on Mirai Nikki (JP anime).
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I have never written about any anime before because usually I don’t have the time to watch any anime, or if I do, I don’t have any time to write about it. ^^”
Well, anyway, since I’m so free now, and I’ve just finished watching a rather exciting anime, I want to share with you what I’ve been watching and I hope you will watch it and discuss it with me. I’ve been pestering all my friends to watch it so that I can have someone to talk to about what they think. Hahaha!
Mirai Nikki æªæ¥æ¥è¨
(æªæ¥Â mirai = Future; æ¥è¨Â nikki = Diary)
Firstly, this is not a kawaii anime. (If you want to watch a nice kawaii anime, may I recommend you Yumeiro Patissiere? You won’t regret it! ^^)
When I first read the synopsis for Mirai Nikki, my first thought was, “Is this like Liar Game?” I love Liar Game!!! And yes, in a way, it’s like Liar Game because there is a ‘game’ where there can only be 1 winner!! The ‘contestants’ are chosen by a God, and they have to outsmart each other to be the winner. The winner gets to be this God’s (Deus) successor.
The protagonist is a middle school student (14 years old), Amano Yukiteru. He is a loner, and I thought he was quite a loser too in the beginning of the anime. He is scared of everything, and he’s always updating his diary from his phone. He records his observations about everything in his diary.
When he goes home, he imagines another world. This other world has a God and his servant, and Yukiteru will soon discover that this world is not his imagination.
Anyway, Deus (the God’s name) gave his diary a new ability! His diary will now record future events. At first, Yukiteru was thrilled because he felt like a winner in life, knowing everything that will happen before it happens. However, when he learned that this meant that he was chosen for a game battling against other players, he really wanted out.
It’s a game of survival. Every participant in the game wants to win, because who doesn’t want to become God? It’s assumed that when you become God, you will rule the universe. You can do anything you want!
Also, even if you don’t want to become God, you wouldn’t want to die playing this game, would you? Because if you lose, you literally disappear from the face of this earth.
Yukiteru is such a loser though, and in the first few episodes, you may slap your forehead, thinking how he’s so damn lucky to be winning against other players again and again without any honest effort. He’s really one lucky dude because from the very beginning, he has someone who wants to protect him, and that’s the prettiest girl in his class, Yuno Gasai.
Here’s one thing about Yuno Gasai: She makes the anime so fun to watch! Haha!
She’s crazy! She loves Yukiteru and is his number 1 stalker! Her diary is a ‘Stalker Diary’ (Ok, I forgot the exact name for it, but anyway, every participant has a different kind of diary). Her diary records everything about Yukiteru (whom she dearly calls ‘Yukki~~~!’)
I love Yuno because she’s so crazy. She allows no one to come between her and Yukiteru, and readily kills anyone who is a threat to her love or to Yukiteru. She’s pretty too, and for some reason, she has many scenes where she strips to her underwear. -__-” I think that’s some kind of fanservice for the guys, although I always wonder at some scenes if it’s necessary that she has to strip to her underwear.
But my favourite character of all is Akise Aru. Firstly, he’s really handsome, and he’s a big contrast to Yukiteru who can get annoying at times because he cries a lot (Yukiteru, not Akise).
He’s also a great friend. And I love the sound of his voice. He’s really cool!!
Ok, this is my attempt at writing a review for this anime…I don’t want to give away spoilers. The plot is very interesting and every episode is a cliffhanger! It’s not so clever and difficult like Liar Game or Deathnote, but because every character is a little bit warped, you will wonder about the stories behind them. If human psychology is your thing, you will love this.
The anime is also fast-paced. No boring moments. Sometimes a lot of blood, but it isn’t that gory to me. After watching it, it reminds me of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni somehow. So if you like that anime too, I’d recommend watching this one.
This anime, like most popular ones, has also been made into a Live Action one starring Okada Masaki and Gouriki Ayame. I’m quite happy that Hongo Kanata is acting the part of Akise Aru (ok, the equivalent actually. The live action has a different story and characters’ names have been changed). I was still wondering if there’s a human version of Akise Aru! And to be honest, Hongo Kanata is my definition of cute guy!! I love his face so much!
Part of the reason why this anime hooked me so much is I wanted to know how the story would end. There are surprising twists in the anime and it’s really very exciting to watch!
Have you already watched this anime? Did you like it? Or, is this the kind of anime you will watch?? ^_^
This post is written by Apple, and although she enjoys watching anime with dark themes, she also enjoys the cuter things in life.Â Check out her Happy Girls Cute FoodâsÂ blogÂ and âlikeâ herÂ Facebook pageÂ if you do!Â Â Â