Good morning people! BlackStar here and today is Thursday, meaning that it is once again time for my weekly anime reviews! The reason I'm not starting off right from the bat is because I give you guys a warning. The following anime is very violent and will possibly scar you for life. If you have a weak stomach, or you don't like to see multiple people get murdered by a cute pink-haired chick, I advise that you leave now. You have been warned. Now, ANIME REVIEW POWER ACTIVATE!
Mirai nikki (Future diary)
This is Amano Yuuki, average high school student and a wallflower (as what he calls himself) He tends to make himself isolated from the group at school, not having much friends in life and being just himself.
This is Amano's cell phone, which he uses as a diary to record the events of things around him, leaving himself out all the time. He loves this thing and never wants anything bad to happen to it.
This is Deus Ex Machina, Amano's "imaginary friend" who turns out to be the God of time and space.
Now, onto the main plot. Amano visits Deus Ex Machina once a day everyday and tells him about his day, not knowing that 11 other people are doing the same. Little does Amano know that he's competing in a Hunger Games- like game where each "player" has to kill the others to become the new God of time and space. Each "player" shares one thing in common: they each record some kind of daily record of their life. If the record is destroyed in anyway, the "player" dies.
Amano doesn't know this until he meets Yuno Gasei, a fellow classmate and his stalker. Yes. Stalker. S-T-A-L-K-E-R.
(She's known as a Yandere, one of those people who appear normal but is actually a crazy b**th.) Anyway, she saves Amano's live in the beginning of the "game", confessing her love to him.
(Okay, enough with the characters!) Each player has a future diary, each with it's own version of the future. Amano's diary tells exactly what's going to happen, and Yuno's diary tells everything that may or may not happen to Amano. Each diary is created by how the player usually record. But, when a diary entry says the words "Dead End", that means the player might die if they can't divert the situation. (I know, it's messed up.) When the diary is destroyed, or even hit by that matter, the player dies.
Now, I've only watched up to episode 13 of the series, and I have to rate it upon that. The artwork is unique, mixing with 2-D and 3-D for Deus Ex Machina. It's one of those animes where you have to watch it from the beginning or else you will get lost off the spot. This anime has many twisted characters, ranging in ages from a 40 or 50 year old man to a 5 year old boy. You probably wondering "How bad can a 5 year old get?"
This bad. Yes, this was actually in the anime! It's like if Anna from the movie Frozen was a psychopathic serial killer!
Moving on, the music that goes with the anime is kinda off. I mean, the opening theme is all rock and roll (and a little twisted), but the ending theme is kinda off. Music will come in and at certain situations that don't need music. And when it does, it's the wrong tone of music.
The voice actors of the show are great. This is one of the view animes where the words actually match the Japanese mouth flab, so I give it an A.
And then there is the relationship between the characters. Amano and Yuno have the most noticeable in the series, going from stalker and person getting stalked to dating each other. Yuno goes from friendly girlfriend to b***h-I-will-kill-you-if-you-touch-my-man mode whenever Amano's in trouble.
And last but not least, the way the story flows. As much violence as this show has, It isn't straight violence. There are episodes that are just relaxing, episodes where something bad starts, leaving you at a cliffhanger, and episodes where the situation plays out. I'm not sure if even I could make it out alive.
All and all, I give this anime....
Well, that's all for now. The english dubbed and subbed versions are available online, just don't use YouTube. I recommend kissanime.com. It's the source I go to. Well, this is BlackStar, logging off.