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.

    Priceless.

    • 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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  • ;(
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 02:05 PM)
    I hate it when manga and anime “cheat” fighting chereographics by showing a single image of people bleeding without letting us see how they were injured!!!
  • ;(
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 02:04 PM)
    Anyone reading Assasination Classroom?
    Because I call bullshit on Nagisa 4-person killing in one panel!!!
    These kids are using M16 rifles! These are maybe not too heavy of an object but they’re still very hard to hold in one hand not to mention while running like that and shooting a bunch of times and how the recoil will make the gun “jump” away if you don’t hold it with both hands!!!
  • ;(
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 02:04 PM)
    Why doesn’t this work?
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:50 AM)
    Still would have preferred dorohedero adaptation than gangsta though but I can dream…
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:46 AM)
    Reading over the impressions post for Ranpo, reminded me, has anyone read the Junji Itou take on that story?
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:43 AM)
    …crap, that post went on a lot longer than I was planning it to. Got a bit excited over the series. =P
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:41 AM)
    Ha, yes the characters are unique aren’t they? How often do you see a deaf gangster.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:40 AM)
    I would lying however if I said I wasn’t keen on that Worick fella though and the prostitute girl.
    I am hoping that the series will go more into their relationship with her.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:38 AM)
    I think this could be the best of the season and I’m glad it’s being covered on here and thanks for putting me onto it with that season preview/first impressions post.
    Where the scans left off was a frustrating cliffhanger =<
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:38 AM)
    I’d worry about the anime, there might be a chance of censoring later on (although so far that isn’t an issue) and the anime is only 12 episodes long so that’s a problem right there. After a good opening chapter I did feel it took me a little bit before I fully got into it.

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