Future Diary aka Mirai Nikki

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How do you find the next anime that you are going to watch? Sometimes I just scroll through genres that I am in the mood for on crunchyroll and I usually get lucky and find something good.

When I came across “Future Diary” I was listening to a anime playlist by Pellek and the opening song really grabbed at me. After a quick google search I was on my way to watch the first episode of “Future Diary” probably the first time I watched a darker and more graphic anime.

This anime is not for the faint of heart. I wish sometimes I could recommend it to more people. There is a lot of violence and graphic scenes so if that isn’t for you I understand. The story telling is what grabs me.

In this anime the characters are given future diaries in which they can predict the future in their own unique way. Their goal is to kill off the other future diary users and be the last one standing. (This is by the same writer that has a new anime out this fall called “Juni Taisen:  Zodiac War,” you can see the similar theme).

One of the things I love is that all the diaries have benefits and weaknesses that the other diary users need to figure out in order to win. The ending is not predictable but it can be seen as somewhat unbelievable. I was willing to put aside my disbelief and go with the flow of this anime.

There are rich and diverse characters that you root for and some that you wish will die and I think that is what makes this a strong anime. I’ve always been a fan of strong characters.

There are great moments where that make you go, “Whaaaaaat did I just watch?” That can be good and bad, like I said before this does get violent if you haven’t gotten that from the premise that they have to kill each other.

This is my first review so I don’t want to spoil too much of the anime. Let me know what you think? Any other darker anime recommendations? Let me know!

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I guess you could say that I was slow in coming to the Anime frenzy that is happening now in the United State. I was pushed into Anime by a guy I was dating and I was forced into watching my very first Anime series which was “Cowboy Bebop”. I’ll admit that I enjoyed the story but I didn’t really want to watch anymore anime. Then I meet my doom, in the form of “Full Metal Alchemist” not brotherhood which I would later watch and enjoy even more.

That series was my gateway drug into the world of anime and the stories they told. I do watch a lot more new anime than old, but I’m starting to finally get in some of the classics.

I moved from only liking to watched dubbed to now I prefer subbed. It is a slow dark rabbit hole dear anime lover, but your life will be enriched by the stories of anime that are unique and amazing.

My hope for this review site is mainly for me to look at the anime I watched and not be overly critical but to understand that overall the anime was enjoyable so it wasn’t a wasted effort. I think sometimes we forget to just enjoy things, but that is a different post.

If you somehow have stumbled here even with all the blogs in the interwebs I hope you enjoy my musings and maybe even find yourself a show that you will love!

Happy anime watching!