Warning: This anime is rated Age 17+ it seems, it's not a cute anime for kids ^^ It contains a lot of murders, blood, nudity and is twisted in many ways. You are warned =P
Genres: action, drama, fantasy, horror, mystery, psychological, romance, thriller
Themes: absurdity, assassins, betrayal, conspiracy, crime, death, future, gore, revenge, survival game, tragedy, yandere
Plot Summary: Yukiteru Amano (Yuki) is a loner who never really interact with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is not a figment of his imagination but real when Deus makes him a participant in a battle royale with eleven others. Within this "Diary Game", the contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future with each diary having unique features that gives them both advantages and disadvantages.
Is it a love anime? A funny anime? Don't let some images fool you!...
...because it gets bloody and crazy
Let's try to avoid major spoilers in the discussion or use the spoiler tag
I heard about it some time ago like it was a bit similar to Death Note so I finally decided to check it and I watched the anime recently. Have to admit I expected a much more "normal" story but it got quickly twisted. I think the story could have been better at some point by using the diaries powers but most of the time it was pretty easy/boring. I think the story could have been much "smarter" but nonetheless using the cellphones to tell the future is a very intersting concept.
The main character is... well honestly I found him annoying most of the times, never can make up his mind and is weak or maybe it's just me. Of course it's part of the story and his personality ^^ Then there is...
- Yuno... Yeah... Well let's just say I didn't expect what was coming with her lol . An interesting character to say the least! My thoughts about her always went to "awww she is adorable!" to "omfg kill that crazy psychopath ffs!"... "awww she can be so nice"... "don't trust her she is crazzzzzzzzzzy"... "wow that's sexy why must she be such a psycho"... ^^ But in the end she is what made the story and it was interesting
The others characters were good too, lots of surprises.
What surprised me the most is the end, not sure exactly...
- when things start to get out of hand but I was expecting a much more "normal" ending and not this crazy snowball effect with dimensions travel and all but I was a pleasant surprise, it gave the whole story a deeper meaning and was not just the kill fest with a winner in the end. I mean obviously Deus is the god of space and time but I wasn't expecting world 1, 2, 3 ^^
Murmur is awesome
All in all it was a lot of fun and liked it, did not regret watch it even if I still wonder how they can come up with such twisted things lol
The OP/ED songs are good and suit the anime well IMO. Here they are if you want to check them, OP 1, OP 2 then ED 1, ED 2:
Anyway just wanted to see if some people have seen it and what they think ^_^
To finish a funny meme I found while searching some images lol. Only funny if you know the meme and watch Mirai Nikki obviously =P :