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Mirai Nikki  
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Description
Yukiteru "Yuki" Amano is a loner who never really interacts with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space, and Muru Muru, Deus's servant.
However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is real when he makes Yuki participate in a battle royal with eleven other people. Within this "Diary Game," the contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future, with each diary having unique features that gives them both advantages and disadvantages.
The rules of the game are simple: the contestants have 90 days to find and kill all the other contestants, and the last one standing will become the new God of Time and Space

Type
Manga

Related Series
Mirai Nikki Redial (Sequel)
Mirai Nikki: Mosaic (Side Story)
Mirai Nikki: Mosaic Keshi (Alternate Story)
Mirai Nikki: Paradox (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
Дневник будущего
未来日記
บันทึกมรณะ เกมล่าท้าอนาคต
미래일기
Diário do Futuro
Future Diary
Pamiętnik Przyszłości

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Ala Atra
Anonymous Spore
Dai San Gen
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Latest Release(s)
c.59 (end) by Hox (1331d ago)
c.58 by Hox (1362d ago)
c.57 by Hox (1393d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 12, Chap 59 (11 pages before manga's end)

User Reviews
Mirai Nikki by dantd95

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12 topics, 129 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1656 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.17 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 13th 2014, 7:36am PST

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Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen A (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
JManga (Defunct)
Tokyopop (10 Volumes - Defunct)
VIZ Media (Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #476 increased(+35)
Monthly Pos #590 increased(+18)
3 Month Pos #576 decreased(-4)
6 Month Pos #546 decreased(-29)

List Stats
On 2756 reading lists
On 1414 wish lists
On 3486 completed lists
On 186 unfinished lists
On 452 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Future Diary/Mirai Nikki Gets New Redial Manga/Anime Episode 605 days, 23 hours, 14 minutes ago
Why did it end like that? 710 days, 0 hours, 6 minutes ago
Mirai Nikki-> anime or manga? 803 days, 5 hours, 2 minutes ago
How closely does the anime follow the manga? 889 days, 2 hours, 2 minutes ago
why the ecchi tag? 1009 days, 12 hours, 22 minutes ago

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An unorthodox style of retarded.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by flyingrobots
April 14th, 2010, 1:44am
Often labeled a poor man's Death Note for its attempt at a pseudo-psychological mind game involving text mediums with supernatural powers, but that's about as far as the comparison goes. Where Death Note nearly drowned under the slogging weight of its superfluous logical labyrinths, Future Diary is wafer thin and fast-paced. With the exception of the brilliantly unpredictable lead female, the characters of Future Diary are one-note cardboard cut-outs with barely a pretension of background or motivation. Nothing within the story seems to hold any intrinsic weight beyond an excuse to push the lead toward his next confrontation. The action sequences are totally contrived and every plot twist seems calculated just to give the author somewhere to take the story for a few chapters.

However, in spite of these shortcomings (and in some cases because of them), it's a brisk and entertaining read. Nothing in the story can be taken seriously without a boulder of salt, and the sheer amount of flying-by-the-seat-of-the-pants bullshittery actually becomes endearing once you've accepted that there's nothing more to be found. Every lazy corner cut by the author is actually just another several chapters of mush you're being saved from slogging through, and the pages simply fly by when you've got a good backlog going. There's a million and one things to call out and make fun of (Why is Ninth, a 20-something Japanese woman who grew up in peaceful Japan, a terrorist bomber? Why is the mayor of this city a white dude? Why is Eighth shaped like the Pillsbury Doughgirl?) so taking potshots is easy fun, and while sometimes it can be so stupid that you wonder how the author can possibly be making this in all seriousness, the fact that it's so consistently entertaining despite itself is a vote in its favor.
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It is intentional.   
Rating: N/A
by HeartHunter
March 2nd, 2010, 9:09pm
Yuki seems like a wimp in this manga... but I think it is intentional..

Anyways his diary is pretty much useless so you can't expect miracles. Whats more he only recently start shredding part of his shell, thus much dependent on Yuno and allies.

And I don't see any wrong being dependent on someone else, as long as he is not self-handicapping. Its purely survival.

... Last updated on March 3rd, 2010, 7:40am
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what a waste   
Rating: N/A
by hello!
March 2nd, 2010, 7:06pm
when I first read this, I thought it was a great entertaining story with awesome crazy characters and alot of potential. After finishing up to the 49th chapter, I can't help but feel this was instead destined for 4chan's /b. Utterly illogical, random, stupid and utterly deus ex machina events, as well as simply out and out wtf? (and not in a good way) This manga has made me laugh, sometimes hard. Unfortunately, I don't think that was the intention...
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pretty good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Ace-619
January 1st, 2010, 3:24pm
the story is just awesome it makes you keep guessing whats going to happen next. i also like the female lead yuno she is kinda crazy (literally) but you cant help but love her character however the same cant be said on yuki he just pisses me off it he is a total pussy, it took sometime for me to even get used to him but overall this is a good read it comes as highly recommended
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Predictable Generic Insanity   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
December 19th, 2009, 4:47am
If you're looking for nuanced characters whose actions are dictated rationally, turn away. Mirai Nikki's concept is one that has a strong hook promising suspense and intrigue, but the author instead opts to create characters so predictable illogical it ends up being a bloody mess without point. The narration is scatterbrained and so out of touch, the plot is turned irrelevant and secondary to whomever can conjure the most insanity. Mind you, this isn't though-provoking, unique insanity; it's insane for sake of insanity for shock value because the author lacks the ability to make the characters interesting otherwise. When compared to other mangas that feature a deadly design game, such as Battle Royale, it lacks empathy thus even though the characters may be psychotic, they are boring.

Still if you seek buckets of blood and crazy people doing crazy acts of violence, you'll a kick out of Mirai Nikki. Just don't expect any thought process.
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Great   
Rating: N/A
by tsunade666
December 13th, 2009, 11:57pm
at first I was going to drop it due to yuki. His my most hated main character ever that I have read. But due to yuno I barely managed and get to the great part.
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Interesting premise   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by charsiewpau
October 17th, 2009, 9:23pm
I picked up this manga by recommendation from friends. I think it's a great read if the reader is looking to analyze (or over-analyze) character relationships and motives for their actions.

But one thing I do find interesting in this manga it the drive of each character as they seek to obtain their objectives. The characters' manipulative and cognitive skills are brought to light and serves to be the main attraction (to me at least) when I am reading this anime.

Apart from that, some of the characters are pretty forgettable and are probably elements the author conjured up to advance the plot line.

With a title like that, I wouldn't be surprised if suddenly, a new character pops out and ends the story by relieving the protagonist of his contract or awarding him with 'a second life' of sorts.

Still, it is not a dull read if you like to give a bit of thought on the motives and the way the characters exploit situations and relationships to achieve their motives. If reading casually, readers would likely be put off/confused by the characters actions, as the story doesn't really explain the reason for their actions immediately after the fact (or before, in some cases).

... Last updated on October 17th, 2009, 9:26pm
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incoherent   
Rating: N/A
by boomstick3000
July 28th, 2009, 1:14pm
Story skips all over the place, main character is unlikable, and the female protagonist, while more interesting than the main character, is overrated in other comments.
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The real thriller   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 2wcp
July 9th, 2009, 9:14pm
Imo, this is a much compelling thriller than death note. The psychological factors are there, but with less dialogue and more action.

After reading some comments here, it's kinda true that the main reason that this series is so exciting is just because of one, mysterious and deep character. However, I'd say that the character is so damn good and that's sufficient to make this manga a worth read.

Highly recommended by me, a Death Note fan
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Mirai Nikki   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by jaggie
June 12th, 2009, 10:54am
The world is filled with good Ideas for the different mediums society presents to us.

The premise of Mirai Nikki seems ideal for a manga format, Highschool kids with powers that can predict the future from various prespectives and they have to kill everyone in order to "win" the "game".

It's a nice freshening idea but the author is to stuck to the rules imposed by the genres it follows and clearly doesn't know how to handle the potential of its own idea.

The story is meshed with the typical love story and one sided characters, predictable plot twists and the visual information is nothing more than poor. The author could explore the psychological side of each character and make it more of a mental manga like death note but no..he drives himself constantly into mindless action scenes that seem so forced from the beginning.

The main character is a cheap imitation of Shinji Ikari but with no background or charisma to be so.
The only trump of the manga is Gasai Yunno a character so insane, so unpredictable, so pragmatic that is just fun watching her make the weirdest (but best) decisions in the worst situations.
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