Currently Watching: Future Diary aka Mirai Nikki

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Are you a loyalist? Would you turn yourself to be the knight in shining armor and save the people, the world and future?  Would you kill others to save your own life? Or would you stay true to your own principle to never kill? If I were to be asked all these questions, I’d voluntarily dig my own six feet under myself. Seriously, it is hard to bear people’s lives on your shoulder. I’m already responsible for three lives (my child and two cats). But my questions are minuscule compare to what this drama is trying to prove.

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Mirai Nikki, a sci-fi Japanese drama I’m currently watching is about that. And it’s about survival. Survival like Battle Royale meet Hunger Games, that’s how I’d summarize it. Mirai Nikki, also known as Future Diary, started as a game on who gets to be the last person standing and crown the winner. Not surprise, right? The winner gets to live! All 7 players were given futuristic cellphones that would transmit future messages in detail. It’s so detail and precise the phone would even details out the owner’s death timeline. But but but, is it really a game they are playing? Who controls this game? Who determines the next death? *shudders* And I always wonder how these people get selected. Are they all related to something? This drama is deeper than I imagine it would be. Super duper complicated and jam packed with twisty plot since episode 1!

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This 11 episode, manga-turned-anime adaptation drama is quite philosophical and psychological  (think Wachowski Brother’s The Matrix saga) yet sophisticated mind boggling  f*cked state of mind. Pardon my language, but it is the only way to describe it at the moment. I’m still blown away by episode 7. The story is designed to see how would you react to certain situations. This lethal game of survival drama is not for everyone. I’m at the stage where it is all part of discovering the truth and finding the controller of this game. It is a racing game against the future for all I know. If you are into semi live-action, twisty plots and thriller drama, Mirai Nikki is the one for you! I am loving this series even though it gives me a little headache (a good headache). Watch it!

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11 thoughts on “Currently Watching: Future Diary aka Mirai Nikki

  1. I just added this drama to my queue! The premise sounded amazing, but I was still sort of on the fence about watching it. I added it because it sounded like something that my hubby would like, I’ve just recently convinced him to watch dramas with me. After reading this I am going to insist that we watch this next! Thanks for the very convincing post!

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    • Oooh, men would love this type of genre drama. Let me know how it goes… I enjoyed it for the most part. I hate that the drama made me think *giggles* but I actually didn’t mind coz Mirai Nikki is one awesome drama. Had this been a Korean drama, I’d hate it since they have the reputation of dragging the plot all the way to the Pluto!

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  2. Gahhhhh I’ll have to add this to my very long tbwatch list! This sounds appealing to me! I love sci fi and “thoughts” lol You did it again Miss Nelly! Also, you should be proud of me! I’m juggling three dramas now! And doing my best to not drop any ha! So yes, I’m working on my looooongggg longggg longgggggggg list

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          • Yessss Kim Nam Gil, my first really strong Kdrama crush! because of Bidam! That character showed up in the middle of the drama but was so frikkin amazing! The drama is really good and the villain Lady Mishil is so much fun that the wait for Bidam will not be painful though. I know sageuk is a pain to you though so I hesitate recommending it to you in particular because it is damn long! although I didn’t feel it as long because I enjoyed it :p but you know I’m a sageuk freak so yeah! I can’t predict if you will like it

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