MIRAI NIKKI: FUTURE DIARY Spoilers!
released OUT NOW! 2011- 2012 | 15 | Blu- ray/ DVD
Director Naoto Hosoda
Cast Misuzu Togashi, Mai Aizawa,
Norio Wakamoto, Tomosa Murata
After some strong horror anime recently – Attack On Titan, Tokyo Ghoul – it’s time for some schlock to balance them out. Step forward Mirai Nikki, whose interesting first episode makes the show briefly look like another Death Note, before it goes bloodily bananas.
Yuki, a withdrawn Japanese schoolboy, keeps a diary of his daily life on his mobile, and confides in his imaginary friend, a god. However, the god is actually real, and starts sending Yuki phone entries from the future; they allow Yuki to dodge a serial killer, for example. The bad news: the god is also sending messages to 11 other people, and he wants them all ( including Yuki) to kill each other. Last one standing will take the god’s place.
So far, so intriguing. Then it goes berserk, with mad school bombers, perverted death cults, punctured eyeballs and plenty of crazy cute girls. A lot of it’s just stupid, but at times it’s genuinely funny – especially when the show brings in Yuki’s broadminded mum and a killer toddler. Sure, it lives down to anime’s worst stereotypes, yet it’s often guilty, gory fun.
Extras None. Andrew Osmond
Death Notes – books which “let you kill people” by writing their names – were banned for real in some Chinese cities.
Autocorrect: can be an absolute arse.