Posted by psgels on 17 April 2012 with categories: Mirai Nikki

So with this we’ve gotten all of the endings of the past season. And it’s pretty weird indeed. At the very least, I’ve got to praise the creators for delivering a solid and climactic ending. This episde was fun, and also had a ton of character development. It was a bit cheesy when Yuno stabbed herself, but heck: she’s crazy, and this episode had far bigger question-marks.

First of all, I’m not sure whether I missed this or not, but the way in which Eleventh changed everyone’s future, was an explanation given of why he knew now that he Mirai Nikki project would fail? There’s also the question of Murmur’s intentions: was it ever revealed what she wanted anyway? I mean, she had captured the Murmur of the world anyway and eventually would have continued to e the assistant of the new God.

The strangest part however, was the sequel hook. I mean, I knew beforehand that Mirai Nikki isn’t going to end here and that some sort of sequel got announced at the end of this episode. However, what the heck did Yukiteru turn into anyway? He couldn’t get over Yuno… for 10000 years? It pretty much sounds like he reverted back to his old self and has been sulking for an eternity.

Still, I enjoyed this episode a lot. This series definitely had its issues, and being spoiled along the way also didn’t help, but it did come together quite nicely.
Rating: *+ (Great)

11 Responses

  1. Oroboros says:

    Great absurdist trash.

    Will post a review of the series, when I find the time.

    I will focus on the absurdist nature of the show/manga, and the anima-animus relationship between Yukiteru & Yuno.

  2. Dynellen says:

    The anime cut out a little bit of the ending, go check out the last few pages of the manga if you want the whole ending (they only hinted at it with the last few seconds of the anime).

    As for the next project announcement I believe it refers to the Mirai Nikki live action drama that they’re doing. Focus on the word ‘drama’ it’s not a direct live action version of the manga.

  3. Thomas says:

    I think that Murmur ‘1’ during whole anime always served the new ‘Yuno-god’ from World ‘1’. She even trapped Murmur ‘2’ in that sphere adn took her place in World 2.

  4. Skoopman says:

    If you don’t want a real “WTF?!” ending, just go with the anime ending. The manga ending is so weird and cheesy, you might not like it.

  5. F says:

    Ending it just before the last few pages saved the anime’s ending from being too pedestrian, but it still felt pretty weak overall.

    Wouldn’t recommend the anime, but it had it’s moments.

  6. alt says:

    The sad part is that alot of folks who spoil do it because they loved evolving to that point and want everyone else to be there with them. Its directly related to my theory of the weaknesses of our culture. “Why engage in a story or even a lesson if you want to skip directly to the end?”. Thus missing the entire point(s).
    Anyway Yuki is now in my book of “shinji ikari infamy”. I look forward to some point in the future where maybe my opinion will change. The book is thick.

  7. Ink says:

    “First of all, I’m not sure whether I missed this or not, but the way in which Eleventh changed everyone’s future, was an explanation given of why he knew now that he Mirai Nikki project would fail?”

    Well, i haven’t seen this episode but in the manga he is surprised that his diary also shows him the information of a parallel world diary user (world 2 Yukiteru’s diary, the part that says that Yuno killed 11th outside the vault), so since he know he was defeated in another world he decide to stop the future diary project.

  8. michelle says:

    Murmur enjoyed the first world’s survival game so much that she actually plotted with the first world’s winner (Yuno) in order to time leap back into the past and repeat the game.

    As for Eleventh’s actions, his diary was able to spy Yuno’s(1st world) and Yukiteru’s(2nd world) (despite being from different worlds) diaries, stating that he would eventually die during the survival game. To ensure that this doesn’t happen, he cancels out the proposed survival game.

    • Koby says:

      What I don’t get is how come Eleventh from 2nd world wasn’t able to see his fate from the 1st world via the 1st Yuno and end the game in the 2nd world as well? He never seemed to know about Yuno’s original diary.

  9. RABUJOI says:

    Yeah, at the end of the day, Yuno couldn’t stab Yukkii, or vice-versa, so one of them had to stab themselves.

    As for wallowing in angst in a void, that’s just God-Yukkii being God-Yukkii. Ten millenia’s a drop in the bucket, especially when he can return to the world at any point in time he wants. Like the Edo period!

  10. anon says:

    As far as a sequel goes, we may end up getting an OVA of the two side-mangas. They help shed more light on the story by switching the POV from Yukki to someone else. Paradox (which follows Akise’s POV) and Mosaic (which focuses on Minene’s POV) are the two and they’re only one manga volume.

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    I remember that same guy, during end of eva, pausing it over and over during that scene where asuka dies with all of those fast moving clips too.
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