The Future Diary (OT)
Title: The Future Diary (Mirai Nikki)
Author: Sakae Esuno
-Tokyo Pop (Former)
-Viz Media Entertainment
Overall Score: 9.5/10
Welcome all to OTAKU FRIDAY! Today we review another Shonen psychological drama. The Future Diary, The Future Diary revolves around a group of twelve people who all write their own individual diaries. The Diaries reflect each persons job or personality, but never did they imagine that their lives would change forever and that their greatest power and weakness lay within their diary.
So, What's It about!?
Yukiteru "Yuki" Amano is a loner who spends most of his time writing a diary on his cell phone or talking with his imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space; and Murmur, Deus's servant. One day, Deus gives Yuki a special diary, mentioning something about a game. Strangely, Yuki's new diary has entries in it spanning the next 90 days—entries about the future that come unnervingly true. Deus, revealed to be the not-so-imaginary God of Time and Space, then forces Yuki to participate in a battle royale with eleven other people, each of whom also has a diary that can predict the future in some unique way. The rules of this "Diary Game" are simple: the contestants must try to find and kill all the other contestants before the world ends on Day 90, and only the last one standing can prevent the Apocalypse and become the new God of Time and Space.
* I usually go for these stories because i'm really into putting a group of people together and seeing who would actually play into the sick game. Along the way we get to see every characters back story and reason for becoming god and let me tell you it is nothing less of a Physiological Drama we have the good guy who is pushed against the wall in order to save his own. The misunderstood people who had no other choice but to feed into other peoples cruel intentions, and the innocent which the game has corrupted. The overall story has some major twist and turns that will keep you reading, and also some very sad stories that just keep you turning the pages.
Review Me !
I really loved this story and the bond the two protagonist shared. The two protaganist relationship wasn't so much of a romantic relationship, but one of mutual need. The Future Diary was a whole new world for me because I've never read something so twisted as in a crazy, what the h*** is going on way. This story goes much deeper than your average manga with great character growth and a bond achieve for each character. This story faces many psychological as well as physical issues like domestic violence, evil cults, corrupt politicians, terrorist acts ,and psychotic emotionally damaged people. I really loved this story, but I wouldn't have a thirteenth year old reading this I would say older teen. If your looking for a great action packed manga this one is for you and is highly recommended.