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Future Diary, Volume 1 (Future Diary #1 )

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,506 Ratings  ·  113 Reviews
High school 2nd year, Amano Yukiteru, is a boy who has problem making friends. He thinks of himself as a bystander and will always write down everything he sees in a cell phone diary. Tormented by solitude, Yukiteru began to imagine things like a friend called Deus Ex Machina who is apparently the Lord of Time & Space. Seeing Yukiteru's miserable state, Deus gives him ...more
Paperback, 195 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by TokyoPop (first published July 21st 2006)
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D.M. Dutcher
Nov 30, 2012 D.M. Dutcher rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
This is a review of the series, I've read up to volume 8 or so.

Yuki is a slacker who keeps a diary on his cell phone. One day he is selected by a godlike being called Deus to take part in a game. In this game everyone has a diary, and that diary can predict the future in some way. It's pretty cool, except for one thing.

All the diary holders must fight to the death. Last man standing becomes God.

But Yuki isn't alone. A pretty, cheerful girl named Yuno Gasai who has a crush on him. She will help h
Aug 26, 2015 Samanta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me sigue gustando más el anime, tiene más color y más acción. Pero me sigue encantando la trama.
Jun 25, 2010 Susan rated it really liked it
Still on that elusive search for a Deathnote read-alike? You can add this series to your short list. If you were to mix up Deathnote and Hunger Games in a pot, you'd come up with Future Diary. Instead of Shinigamis (death gods) wreaking havoc in the human world, the tangled web of is spun by Deus Ex Machina, the god of Time. He targets 12 cell phone diarists and gives them a tech upgrade they never saw coming. Their diaries now tell the future--up to 90 days ahead of time, and each diary has its ...more
Mar 18, 2015 illias rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Future Diary was simply amazing. It has the complete package of the Feels.

If you are a fanboy of psycho girlfriends or a strong female lead, you will certainly like this manga.
Lucy Li
Apr 22, 2015 Lucy Li rated it really liked it
This series was recommended by my friend who likes to read A LOT so I decided to give it a shot after 1 year.
Future diary ( also know as mirai nikki) is one the most amazing manga that i have read and wouldn't forget for a long time. The series is about a boy called yuki who is weak,powerless and not so intellllgent but can read HIS future though his cellphone known as the future diarys but not his death. At first it seemed to be a great deal but he had to pay the price sooner or later. There w
Poe Wilson
Aug 08, 2015 Poe Wilson rated it it was ok
Real rating: 3.8/10
Manga/GN rating: 5.8/10
Mirai Nikki opens with a flimsy premise that one has to turn off their brain to accept. The lead character has no redeeming qualities to speak of making it a real chore to turn the pages as one is apprehensive of bothering to learn more about this waste of space. The one saving grace in this farcical tale is the bizarre character Yuno, her drifting between what one would deem as sanity and her obvious insanity is the one factor that keeps you reading. Sh
Apr 23, 2016 Zala rated it really liked it
[The rating and review refer to the whole series.]
Yasiru (reviews will soon be removed and linked to blog)
In many ways a very brave series, at least in facade, with the suspense maintained till almost the very end. Comparisons to Death Note are inevitable, but the key difference is that this story concerns characters ill-suited to power over fate by anyone's measure. There's some similarity to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya as well, but again the characters are often case studies in psychological disorders.

In the two main protagonists (of whom, be warned, the male is rather whiny- but at least is
May 11, 2015 Yesenia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es un 4.5, hubo una escena con uno de los diarios que estuvo muy descabellada, pero me gustó mucho la idea del Dios Deus ex machina, quiero conocer más de la historia.
Aug 04, 2009 Barry rated it really liked it
For those that think mangas are simply glorified comics, they have not actually pick one up and read it. I picked up Future Diary on a whim, and I'm glad I did. It fits into the story line of a survival game where the plays have to kill each other. This time though the players have diaries that tell them the future. So far, it is a interesting concept, since each characters diary has a different perspective of the future and different information, and the characters themselves, fitting into the ...more
Aldilla Inas

My favorite thing?
They're messed up!
But you can't help but love them together.
There was one scene where I seriously hated Yuno because of her craziness, but then a few chapters after that I liked her again.

You know what?
It's not Yuno nor Yuki that I liked.
It was the both of them
Nov 09, 2015 Skinneejay rated it liked it

Future Diary is a fascinating anime. It's unstable, always about to fall for cliches yet never doing it. It refuses to follow any pattern but creates its own terms. Even when it went full retard, it kept playing by its own rules. It's filled with interesting ideas and odd characters, but nothing gets the development it deserves.

The first volume shows some of the series' strengths, but not the main one. The volume drops immidiately into the action, dropping a few hints about the characters but no
Apr 29, 2015 Lysiane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A friend guided me towards the anime in first place which I devoured and got totally addicted to. The story is unbelievably well put and take you off guard on so many points that I couldn't remember them all. So imagine my excitment when I found the manga series in the public library next door! As always I'm not too convinced with the french translation of it that was avaiable (but hey better than nothing!) which has a tendency to always "vulgarize" mangas and make the translation more for teena ...more
Yoda Bor
Jan 06, 2016 Yoda Bor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J’étais tombée sur le premier tome de cette série complètement par hasard lors d’une Japan Expo parisienne et je ne regrette pas du tout cet achat.

Le thème général peut sembler familier et ressemble un peu à Battle Royale. Mais il y a en plus ici l’inconnu des adversaires et de leur pouvoir.

Chacun possède son chronographe propre et les avantages qu’il procure sont différents pour tous. Par exemple, celui de Yukiteru est très détaillé mais ne le concerne que très peu alors que celui de Yuno prédi
I don't think that I've had any other manga recommended to me quite as many times as Future Diary, so when I saw that it was only three dollars a volume, I decided to see how it was. I didn't know at all what to expect, so it was more interesting than I expected, even if, to me, the whole thing screamed Death Note in terms of tone. The art seemed unremarkable, but pretty solid, and the concept is interesting enough that I'm curious to see where this goes. As of this volume, I'm not hooked into a ...more
Feb 29, 2016 Nikol rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: рпи, 2016-read, manga
This is a review of the whole series (vol 1 - 12):
This started off okay, and I decided to stick around, despite the two pathetic leads. I really don't understand the hype surrounding Yuno. Let's not even talk about Yukiteru, who is an absolute idiot (up to the very end). The ending is ridiculously stupid and nonsensical; I cannot even form words to express my disappointment. Granted, some characters were interesting, hence why I finished this horseshit - 9th and Nishijima were the main reasons w
Jun 03, 2015 Rachel added it
Shelves: books-1-12
This dark anime is filled with violence and death. Though it is exciting, young Yuki keeps a random diary of what he observes around him, keeping himself distant from the rest of the world. He does have some imaginary friends who keep him company. One of his friends is the god of space and time called Deus ex Machina. Deus ex Machina asks Yuki if he wants to play a game and when Yuki says yes he wakes up the next day with his diary telling him what is going to happen that day. Yuki finds that he ...more
Jul 06, 2010 Casey rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars

I recommend this for Death Note and Hunger Games fans.
Mar 19, 2010 Jazz rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
There are 12 volumes, so this is not an endless series (good). I like the element of mystery and the idea of a future diary is very interesting, however reading a 12-volume manga that revolves around a killing game doesn't interest me that much (I guess I'll watch the anime to find out what this series is really about ;)).

The short story of volume 1:
What if you could have a diary, that would tell you the future? That would be pretty useful. Yukiteru Amano is a lonely Japanese schoolboy, whose on
Klara Woodson
Feb 28, 2015 Klara Woodson rated it liked it
Ehrm, sì, ecco: ricordate quando ho detto che la mia infanzia è stata caratterizzata da un dodicenne psicopatico che uccideva la gente per trovare la sua ragione di vita? Ecco, diciamo che questo sarebbe il prodotto perfetto per quell'infanzia. Spesso accusato di essere solo una scusa di appassionare i lettori con 'tette e sangue', Future Diary (anche detto Mirai Nikki) è l'esemplare perfetto per introdurvi ad un po'di sano manga splatter. Dodici esseri umani vengono selezionati come candidati a ...more
Jul 06, 2014 Eva rated it it was amazing
If I had to compare this series to anything, I'd say it's sort of like the Hunger Games in modern Japan - but just about everyone is an axe-crazy psychopath who can tell the future.
The god of time and space needs a successor, so he chooses twelve people in Japan who keep diaries and gives those diaries the ability to tell the future. The last one alive is the new ruler of the universe.
But, wait. The situation gets worse. The main kid, an introverted, generally helpless high school student named
Jan 05, 2015 Christina rated it really liked it
Yukiteru Amano has always been a bystander. He has no life, no friends, and nothing better to do but keep a diary of his surroundings each day. Although, Yukiteru has one friend that is in his head. He can call upon him whenever he wishes-- his name is Deus ex Machina. But could there be more to Deus than meets the eye? Deus is a supposed God of Time and Space, therefore, if he is a God of such can't he live in many persons' imaginations? All the secrets of the future are slowly revealed as the ...more
Apr 18, 2013 Zack rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
I've read all 10 volumes.

Deus ex machina controls time. He is dying. He needs a successor. 12 Players get a diary that predict the future and use them to kill each other. At a point each gets a "dead end" notice. A check-mate. Theoretically the one who should survive is the one who is most skilled in controlling time or cause and effect by doing what he can in his human form. When he gets the god-Power he should do a good job.

Main character: desperately wants friends but avoids people and declin
Eleonore Rigby
Mar 26, 2012 Eleonore Rigby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
In der Welt von Mirrai Nikki geht es um die Zukunft. Um die Zukunft, die man mittels Tagebüchern beeinflussen kann, die von japanischen Jugendlichen gerne auf dem Handy verfasst werden. So macht es auch der Schuljunge Yukiteru Amano, den von allen Dingen eigentlich nur eines interessiert: sein Tagebuch. Die anderen finden das natürlich reichlich komisch und es wird über Yuki getratscht, weil er sich ganz offensichtlich von ihnen zurück hält. Das er dadurch langsam aber sicher zum Außenseiter wir ...more
Osvaldo Bautista
Apr 30, 2013 Osvaldo Bautista rated it it was amazing
Amano Yukkiteru a 14 year old 2nd year middle school student who has problems making friends, he keeps a diary on his phone believing himself to be a bystander of the world happenings he writes whatever happens around him. His only friends are imaginary one of the is Deus Ex Machina the lord of space and time who turns out to be not so imaginary. Deus tells Yukkiteru of a game he's planing after gifting his phone with the ability to tell the future. Yukkiteru's joy is quickly brought to an end ...more
Osvaldo Bautista
Apr 29, 2013 Osvaldo Bautista rated it it was amazing
Amano Yukkiteru a 14 year old 2nd year middle school student who has problems making friends, he keeps a diary on his phone believing himself to be a bystander of the world happenings he writes whatever happens around him. His only friends are imaginary one of the is Deus Ex Machina the lord of space and time who turns out to be not so imaginary. Deus tells Yukkiteru of a game he's planing after gifting his phone with the ability to tell the future. Yukkiteru's joy is quickly brought to an end ...more
May 14, 2013 Anne rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-manhwa
I have read half of the whole manga volumes and I have watched the anime version. The anime adaptation stuck faithfully to the manga, but I would note that the latter is more extreme in most aspects. Made-up gods aren't new in the manga scene, but still Mirai Nikki managed to pull it off quite well, even portraying the deity as weak and vulnerable.

Amano Yukiteru held traces of the usual shounen male leads in terms of characterization. While Gasai Yuno as well is similar to a few heroines, she i
Nov 08, 2012 bakanekonomama rated it liked it
Another survival games story. But this time, u won't get a lot money or wealth. U'd be God. Sounds tempting, huh?

Masih terpengaruh dengan animenya nih. Sejak awal Yuno emang udah bakatnya jadi psycho deh.. Nih salah satu buktinya..

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Dan si Yukiteru. Idih najong amit-amit jabang bayi. Nggak demen banget deh sama cowok begitu. Lembek. Cengeng. Pengecut. Anti sosial. -___- Nggak ada bagus-bagusnya sama sekali. Ffuhh

Baca manganya murni karena penasaran abis nonton animenya sampe beres. E
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