Posted by psgels on 15 March 2012 with categories: Mirai Nikki

Apologies for the delay. There are times when I’m just a bit lazy with my entries. In any case though, the second half of Mirai Nikki has proved to be much more entertaining than the rather boring first half, and especially the final quarter of the series is without a doubt the best part of it.

Ninth’s death was really sappy, but it worked pretty well when Ninth suddenly started to relate to Yukiteru and realized the similarities they had. Oh, and I also love how the saves in this series have a mind of their own: out of their own volition they close off to protect Yukiteru, they only grant access to the makers (including their daughter) and even if you’re similar to said daughter you can get in. Again I’ve unfortunately been spoiled about the reason why, but the death of Eleventh was still very satisfying.

What I do like about Mirai Nikki is that, while it’s not the best of the season, it actually will end well. It waited until the manga was finished and allocated enough episodes to do it. With three episodes left and what seemed like the major antagonist Eleventh gone, I’m pretty excited for the final three episodes.

I do wonder, though: why is Akise in favor of making Yukiteru the next god, when he still has Eighth? I mean, he said that Yukiteru had a valid reason for bringing back his parents and restoring things to normal… but can’t eighth do that as well? He seems to forget that Yukiteru also has the makings of a psychopath and is incredibly emotionally unstable. I’d rather trust eighth, to be honest.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

11 Responses

  1. seventh biscuit says:

    Elevenths expression was priceless.

    Now I am curious as to how the final 3 episodes will lay out. I have no idea what they are going to do now that all threats are gone save the world being devoured by time balls.

    Also I’m glad to hear they actually waited for the manga to finish instead of going for a different ending.

  2. dene323 says:

    5 episodes more

  3. michelle says:

    Akise’s a homo, don’t you remember? He has a thing for Yukiteru. Lol yeah, but seriously.

  4. Oroboros says:

    Eleventh: Boring. No climax at all.

    Eleventh suddenly hears the vault unlocks and spots the Second.
    Eleventh dies like a bitch.


    • Cholisose says:

      Got to say, I was really surprised at just how suddenly Eleventh was killed off like that.
      And that look on Yuno’s face peering into the vault was terrifying.

  5. Endon says:

    I’m not so sure about this ending well. There are three to five episodes left, so if they go anime-original, it should be fine. But if they try and follow the manga, they are going to have some problems. This episode ended at chapter 47. There are 59 chapters.

    • Oroboros says:

      Should be fine because Episode 21 just went through 4 chapters, and 20 went through 4.5 chapters. So the remaining 5 episodes will not have to burn through as many chapters (12 remaining).

      • Endon says:

        Ah, okay. No problems then. I haven’t really been doing much more than reading psgel’s posts, so I wasn’t sure about the number of chapters per episode right now.

  6. Anon says:

    The reason for Akise’s fixation on Yukiteru should become clear in the next episode. I don’t know how I think about the ending, to be honest, even after reading it three times, so I’m not sure I can say the anime will end well… but for sure it should end like the mangaka intended.

  7. Ebod says:

    I think they made it less apparent in the anime compared to the manga, but yeah, Akise has a major crush on Yukiteru.

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  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 29. 2015 03:25 AM)
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 28. 2015 10:22 PM)
    @Aidan: it does seem like you’ve actually seen Xavier, in which case I’m impressed. Didn’t think you had it in you.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 28. 2015 09:35 PM)
    Speaking of errors, can anybody else open Evil Genius Scanlations page? I keep getting a gateway error. I know there should be a new Berserk on there but some force is keeping it from me. This is messed up.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Nov 28. 2015 05:38 PM)
    @Bam, Easy. 404 not found
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 28. 2015 05:45 AM)
    It takes a true magnificence to propose such a grand question as: What dot life?!
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 28. 2015 05:42 AM)
    @Kaiser: the show does vary in quality, but for the first season they generally crank up the insanity with every episode until a very remarkable season finale where Xavier faces his worst enemy.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Nov 28. 2015 05:40 AM)
    @Bam: Oh in symphogears case, I certainly laughed but I wasn’t supposed to.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Nov 28. 2015 05:39 AM)
    @Bam: While it didn’t always work, that first episode of renegade angel was amusing, I particularly liked the part where he went on about Aids being invented.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 28. 2015 05:22 AM)
    and don’t be fooled by the simple graphics, the crudeness is completely intentional.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 28. 2015 05:21 AM)
    @Kaiser: as far as Xavier goes I implore you to download and watch the first episode to get the gist of it. That show is the pinnacle of absurdist and meta humor. It’s strangely adored within the animation circles, getting very high praise from the industry, but it’s very dense and bizarre so people either love or hate it. If you’re anything like me it might become one of your most beloved shows.

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