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Mirai Nikki TV

Alt titles: Future Diary TV, The Future Diary TV

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Yuki is a disaffected middle school boy who has no dreams or goals in life; in fact, the only thing he has is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought, the young boy uses it as an outlet for his imagination. One morning, however, Yuki wakes up to find his cell phone filled with diary entries for the next ninety days. Thinking nothing of it, he continues his morning until he begins to realize that everything on his phone is rapidly coming to pass, and it isn't just mere coincidence. Now, Yuki suddenly finds himself thrust into a survival game against other future diary owners to become the new Lord of Time.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Mirai Nikki OVA 2010 TBD
Mirai Nikki Redial OVA 2013 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Future Diary 2006 TBD
Mirai Nikki Mosaic 2008 TBD
Mirai Nikki Paradox 2008 TBD
Mirai Nikki Redial 2013 TBD
Name Role
Eiji HIRAYAMA Character Design
Ruriko WATANABE Character Design
Naoto HOSODA Director
Sakae ESUNO Original Manga Creator

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Deadman Wonderland

Deadman Wonderland

Middle school student Ganta Igarashi witnessed the slaughter of his entire class by the mysterious 'Red Man', and as the only survivor, he was labeled a mass murderer and sentenced to death. Now an inmate at the privately-owned prison and ‘amusement park' known as Deadman Wonderland, Ganta must try to survive in a place where inmates are the main attraction in brutal gladiator-style games. At the same time, he must attempt to uncover the truth behind the ‘Red Man', his mysterious childhood friend Shiro, and why he was the only survivor that bloody day.

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Both Deadman Wonderland and Mirai Nikki have a male protagonist that is thrown into a life or death situation and a female companion with a dark secret that somehow ties into the story. Beyond that both anime have a kind of dark setting that seem to push the protagonist to the borders of sanity at one point or another. If you like one im sure you will like the other.


In both series the main character is pushed into a world of madness and where power is everything if you want to survive. In both animes there is a girl who seems innocent at first but in reality carries around on a heavy and very dark past.

The powers in those two may be diffrent, but they feel very similiar and they are also both quite dark, so if you liked one, you'll like the other.


I definately agree that one would like Mirai Nikki TV if they've watched Deadman Wonderrland, and vice versa. Both animes have a young boy as the protagonist and a young girl who helps him. Both boys are "weaklings" and are pushed to the edge of sanity, while the girls are both somewhat insane and hiding some dark secret. If you like Psychological, Mindf*ck, Survival, High Stakes Games, Action, Horror, and Violence tagged animes, and loved either Mirai Nikki TV or Deadman Wonderland, then this is definately the right anime for you! :3


Both anime are about a boy that gets tossed into a situation where he must fight for survival. A girl whom he doesn't know gets really close to him and will do pretty much anything to make sure he survives. Both have a good amount of action, violence, and blood. Check one out if you liked the other!


A lot of blood, girl sidekicks. Death match. Ordinary, weak, crying protagonists. The girls are really strong. Supernatural involved.


Both series give off a "Creepy yet amazingly made anime" vibe.  Both are about a young teenage boy forced to get used to the fact they will be playing a game for their survival, as well as making allances along the way that might get broken.  


Both are bloody and graphic, but have an engaging plot that even the more squeamish watchers may enjoy


In Deadman Wonderland and Mirai Nikki the main character obtains a power. Because of this power they end up in a survival game. They must defeat others with the same power in order to break free. In Mirai Nikki it is vital that the main character battles the others in order to change his world. In Deadman Wonderland they are being forced to battle to each other while they don't want to. They are trying to break free from the game, while in Mirai Nikki the main character plays along. Both anime have a lot of gore and a girl that has an innocent and dark side. The main characters are very weak and useless at the beginning but become stronger along the way.


They got the almost the same action. They both got over powerd girls, lot of blood, super powers (kind of) and they are all school students. But i think Mirai Nikki is more of a romance story then Deadman Wounderland. If you like one of them, you should definitely watch the other one!


both animes are having a male protagonist which is forced by someone (mirai nikki = God/ DW = Judgement )

to kill other humans with the same ability as themself.

In both storys is psycho-terror and gore as well as inhumanity and insanity a big point...

In these stories is always one girl which will protect the male head protagonist. 


Deadly 'games' in which characters face a great risk of death. Main characters Ganta and Yuki are similar in personality and are surrounded by people who cannot be trusted, for they may end up killing each other.


These both animes are somewhat same as the lead character is wimpy and all while the female leads are psychos or are stronger than them and protect them.     Both the leads Ganta and Yuki, are stuck in a game/place.

Better watch the other if you like this one. :)


A dark theme running through the show and a protagonist down on their luck assisted by a mysterious girl.


I strongly agree both anime got crazy storyline, are soaked in violence, got main male characters that are in the beginning very weak and terrified and then becomes stronger (mentally), both female main characters are schizophrenic/(got)multiple personalities, and both stories are linked with some kind of survival game, if you like action,crazy stories and violence you probably should  watch both of them, 5/5


Mirai Nikki and Deadman Wonderland have the same "feel". Although the plots are different, i'm pretty sure you would enjoy both. It's like Pandora Hearts and Kuroshitsuji.


SURVIVAL GAAAAAAME. ...That is really the largest part of it. I peronally loved the high tension of both series.  


These two anime are VERY much alike. A protagonist who considers himself weak and cries a lot, a heroine with a dark secret, and it's all based on a survival game too.

Very similar in feeling. If you love one you'll love the other.


Both of these anime show really depraved experiences and have plenty of shock value in both gore and psychological effect. The two mains both start as frightened, whiny boys thrown into very adult scenarios and are forced to grow up fast. Both have plenty of decent action and horrific suspense.


Both very clever and brutal plots. I have always paired them together as very similar but both unique in my mind ! 


Mirai Nikki and Deadman Wonderland remind me so much of each other.  Both have a weak male protagonist who is in way over his head when he is thrown into a life or death situation, and basically now has no control over his life. Both males are protected by girls who harbor a dark secret and each is full of gore. Mirai Nikki is alot more twisted in my opinion, and the anime went a lot of different ways, for me it was unpredictable until the last moment. Deadman Wonderland was a little predictable at times but will still pique your interest, if you like one you will like the other.


These two anime are very much alike. A protagonist who considers himself weak and cries a lot, a heroine with a dark secret, and it's all based on a survival game too.

Mirai Nikki still is better...


both give off the same feel/ atmosphere. they both have young male protagonists fighting to stay alive with the help of a young lady that wants to protect him.


Both are fights to survive and fairly gruesome. Both main characters are boys with dark hair who are introduced to a setting where they have to fight to live. The main females in these animes are both really strange and eccentric, being experienced in the 'art' of killing. Neither characters are in a position to escape their situation, and both are close friends. If you like one anime, you'll like the other as well.


Both are survival games! With a main male lead weak and useless. However, Ganta (DMW) says that way and shows little strength! Both blood and gore. Mirai Nikki is more romance. Personally I like Deadman Wonderland more because I think it has a better plot! 


I personally think that Deadman Wonderland and Marai Nikki resemble each other a lot. They both are very dark themed with a lot of blood and gore. They both have a protagonist who in the start is very innocent but slowly looses their insanity. Both protagonist is also supported of a girl character. 


Both of these animes have similar themes,  but that is not to say that they are the same.  They have fundamental differences in the tone, and direction of the story.  

the driving force for my recommendation is that they both have epic stories, different, but epic.  Deadman wonderland is short, but there is more in the manga and will probably continue.  Mirai nikki is finished, and awesome.  

the way that the story built up and twisted and then build up some more just in time for another twist was awesome.  Also the ending was not dissappointing so take that with you and go watch Mirai Nikki.


Both have tons of gore and both main characters had no choice in the situation that they were thrown into. Both of the main characters are considered weak and have the female main character protect them.


Both anime have main characters that are suddenly faced with a situation of life or death, accompanied by a girl with a dark secret.

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Eden of the East

Eden of the East

In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?

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Both titles have similar plot: few chosen people have some special phones, wich give them amazing abilities. And they have to fight each other somehow. They team up and decieve each other. Both titles have similar feeling in them.


THE PHONES. That is the first similarity. A survival game including PHONES in which they are matched with other players to be the first one to win. Either GOD or WORLD.


Both anime have a focus on High stakes games. Coincidentally, both have 12 main participants. Both have prominent male and female leads, and a romance subplot within. Both anime have colorful characters as the game's participants, in addition to side characters not participating in the game. Both anime share 12 participants that range from friend, foe and neutral towards the protagonists. Both anime can also be described as psychological. Finally, for what it's worth, the main tool used in the game for both anime are mobile phones. The feel is actually a little different between the two, but they share so many basic elements that if you like one, you're more likely than not to like the other.


The teme is similair: the protagonists are forced inot a survival game, they're numbered, and genreally followed by death


The basic premise of both of these series is very similar. The most apparent similarity one would notice is the emphasis on a survival game and changing the world. Both shows revolve around the idea of using special devices (most often this is seen with cellphones) in order to outplay the other people in the game, when only one person is left standing that last person is given the power to change the world. While Eden of the East is much more grounded in a realistic setting both series have a fair amont of mystery, comedy and romance. 


They are both Hi-stake games with phones and 12 contestants...but that's where the simillarity ends.

Higashi no Eden is more like mysterious political thriller with extermely sympathic guy and nice girl in the lead while Mirai Nikki feels more  like another Higurashi and main characters are crybaby and psychopath


People with mobile phones are participating in survival game where the winner can change the world.


Both animes have a use for their cell phones while playing high stakes games. Both have romance within two main characters and suspensful moments within the anime. Make sure if you watch all 11 episodes, go watch the 2 movies that go with it.


Both are games of survival involving cell phones and trying to outsmart the other players. While Mirai Nikki is definitely more on the mature side with killing and lots of adult themes Eden of the East is more political and a lot more mystery. Eden of the East is about a guy thrown into a game of survival while also trying to figure out who he is and making friends along the way. Mirai Nikki is about a kid thrown into a brutal survival game with a bunch of psychos and lots of messed up stuff happens.


Both of these shows are about select people using their special phones to strategically seek out and eliminate all other players in order to gain a high status. Some have good intentions while others have foul plans. Both shows have great art, too.


Both series has a similar idea with cellphones. In the anime the boy is in a game of death where he has to track the other cellphone users. He uses his cellphone to help him. 


Both are high-stakes games where the very survival of the characters hangs on winning. Both of which contain the usage of extraordinary cell phones.

The shows grow similar as characters team-up, decieve and fight to win the game – leading to a dark tone and a mystery feel.


Both series are a suvival games style in which each series players gain a phone with some "enhanced" feature, Eden's phones was to improve the country and each phones shows what others are doing, basically a competitive/eliminative game style whilst in Mirai Nikki the phones show other users actions whilst giving people insights to the future in different ways both which is to create a last man standing type scenario.

The series basically follow a lot of the same traits as one another and share a lot of similar plot developments. Though Mirai is more focused on murder and Eden is strategy they are quite a like.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?

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Both anime have a very strong cast of characters, which appear normal at first, but...you know...aren't :D. Likewise, the storyline is very thought-inducing and mystery orientated.

If you liked one, chances are you're gonna like the other one.



Both shows are about a very average, if not shy, high school boy who's life becomes filled with girls and axes.


Both series introduce the carefree lead male characters to a world where it's kill or be killed. Taking sides, making allies and watching your back are necessary for all the characters in both series if they want to survive. The cast of Higurashi, however, could be considered a little more fortunate due to having more chances. The Mirai Nikki characters, not so much. Rena and Yuno are very similar - cute and girly with a yandere side. Despite Yuno showing far more of an interest in the lead male character than Rena, the two hold a striking resemblence to one another. Mirai Nikki definitely has great potential and I feel could do great things to the psychological thriller genre.


This series really reminded me of the physiological horror you would find in (When They Cry/ Mirai Nikki). You have your messed up nut jobs, your past-tormented charicters, and many insane plot twists!


Both Higurashi and Mirai Nikki (When They Cry & Future Diary) have a similar feel to them. You might even call Mirai Nikki a cross between Higurashi and Death Note. Future Diary is about survival of the fittest, with a touch of mystery and mindf*ck. Higurashi is about a mysterious curse that also has a mindf*ck that is later cleared up when the sequel series Kai is added to the mix. Overall both of these series are a great match for each other and play more on your mental state of mind than your physical (which is why i believe they are better fit for each other than Deadman Wonderland, which is more physical state of mind)


Quite simple: Rena resambles Yuno. Both are yandere girls which kills acording to their feelings.  Altough, Higurashi is not linear as Mirai Nikki, but both of them are psichological animes that you must see.


Both shows have a heavy emphasis on the psychological and have many moments that just leaved you stunned. They both are very dark with characters thrown into situations where they are forced to make decisions to stay alive whether they be good or bad. Both also have a very messed up cast of characters with deep pscychological problems. If you like anime with a dark tone, blood, messed up characters, and a very suspensful story chances are you'd like Mirai Nikki and Higurashi.


Both feature dark themes involving death and insanity. With characters of both shows having psychological issues. While Higurashi's core doesn't show instantly like Mirai Nikki's does they are both equally disturbing and entertaining. If you are a fan of either show theres a high chance you'll like the other as well.


Both animes contain characters you cannot put into black-white-depiction that easily.. They often like to drift off into insanity and therefore create unbelievable creepy atmospheres that will make you shiver :) Mirai nikki has got more dramatic and story within but Higurashi stands out for the amazing characters and their actions. I am sure if that if you´ve loved one you ll love the other!


Gasai Yuno (MN) is a psychotically obsessed yandere girl, like Ryuugu Rena (HNNKN). Both contain blood, cute killing girls, suspense and death. However, "Higurashi" is FAR superior to "Mirai Nikki."


Mirai Nikki and Higurashi are both psychological thrillers filled with bloody deaths and violence. Both series also contain supernatural elements, while remaining highly realistic.

While Mirai Nikki has a more direct plot, which advances faster, both series contains twists and turns. When it comes to characters, both anime have their share of properly developed personas walking on the brink of insanity.

If you enjoyed one of them you may certainly find the other to your liking.


Both Mirai Nikki and higurashi revolve around the whole psycological mystery idea, and they both yell at you to solve the various mysteries the main characters have thrown at them. (Higurashi to a larger extent). I also think that Yuno and Rena bare striking similarity to each other, they're both girls with sharp things who are cute for the most part but show a dark, ruthless side. I find that higurashi has alot more humour to it, especially at the start of an arc before shit goes down and everyone is having super happy game time, but if you like one anime, you'll definately like the other

Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation

Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation

Hope’s Peak Private Academy is a super-exclusive institute that gathers the best and the brightest, provides them with a world-class education, and propels them into any career they wish. At least, that’s what the average student Naegi used to think. Having been accepted into a class of 15 students through a lottery system, the boy quickly comes to learn that Hope’s Peak is no ordinary school. In reality, he and the group find themselves trapped inside and learn that the only way to "graduate" is to murder a fellow student and fool everyone in a trial that determines life or death! Led by the whimsically-cruel, teddy-bear-like Monobear, Naegi and the others must do whatever it takes to escape this bizarre, deadly game.

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Both are "survival games" that feature an unremarkable male lead and a colorful cast of secondary characters. They are also kind of comedic, dispite being about death.


Both anime are about a completely surreal death game. And they both feature a similar protagonist; a plain, normal guy whose only power is his survival instinct and some other things he finds handy. If you liked one, you could check out the other one. (i don't like any of the 2. just saying)


Both  Mirai Nikki and Danganronpa feature high stake survival game a kill or be killed aspect. They also have an average young boy as the main protagnist amongst a big cast of "special" people.

Chances are if you like the average protaganist thrown into a death you'll find both of the shows interesting.


That's just the same thing, a game about surviving, but Danganronpa is a lot less dark than Mirai Nikki, if you like one you should have a good time with the other, but put this in mind, Mirai Nikki's world has a lot more gore and explicit assassinations and Danganronpa's world are bound with a 'find the murder' story.


In both animes characters deal with a survival game where they have to kill to win.

The difference is in Mirai Nikki the characters have a supernatural element while in Danganronpa the characters have to rely on their analytical skills to survive.


there is an obvious connetion between the two.  I will keep it simple, if you liked one then I highly reccommend the other as well.  They are not mirror images or copies, they are very unique, but the genres are similar.


This is almost like a flip of a coin in terms of being simular as the protags of both shows are different in the ways of dealing with what has happen to them. 

Considering it's all a game for both shows, I would recommend these two together. 


Both anime are about a survival game where people kill each other. Both even share similiar characters.


If you're into psychological "survival games" then you'll definitely like Dangan Ronpa. I also highly suggest its corresponding PSP game by the same name.


Both are survival games with a kill or be killed situation.

Furthermore, both have large casts of interesting characters, all while having the main character be comparatively average.


Both shows are survival games where the main difference is that in mirai nikki one has to kill another in order to survive, and in danganronpa it's more one guy killing another and then the rest of tha cast trying to solve who did it. They do have the same type of genres mystery, action, psychological. So if you liked one you'll probably like the other one as well.

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Death Note

Death Note

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

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Both Death Note and Mirai Nikki start off with the main character recieving a tool of potential mass destruction from a godlike existence. Even though the main characters are polar oposites in terms of personality, they both face similar challenges in which they have to use their tool to defeat -- in most instances, kill -- the many rivals they face throughout the series. There is a similar degree of mystery and suspense in both series; they blurr the lines between friend or foe, good or evil, and you never know when the enemy is going to strike next.


there both about getting ahead of the game. Beat your opponent first so you can go on. one false move its over.


Survivals the name of the game, originalitys the claim. Both shows stand out because they are both pretty original for their genre and they execute their plots brilliantly. Both these shows have cliffhangers that leave you begging for more as the episode ends, and if anticipation was something you liked about one of these series than you'll no doubt want to check out the other. Both have a strong hold on death and never sugar coat anything. Plot is the main draw for both of these shows as the creators of both must have been brilliant to pull these off. Overall i feel if you like one, check out the other.


Both are like a game of survival. The only difference is one predicts the future, while the gives someone death once their name is written. In the end, one or two of the main characters don't survive in the end.


Same creepy feeling and they both challenge common morals. They are both about kill or be killed.


Both anime have the same feeling to them and have a lot of suspense. Both have a lead female that is desperately in love with the main character and would do anything for him.


they resemle eachother, like the killing part and the using a girl part. Like when Light Yagami (Death Note) is using Misa for the killing and Yukiteru (mirai nikki) is using Yuno. Only Yuno preffer the fast kill not the clean, so it get a little bloody.


I must say that the future is literally as well as figuratively in the hands of the characters in both Death Note and Mirai Nikki! Having watched some episodes (but completed the manga) of Death Note, comparatively-speaking, Mirai Nikki has powerful similarity.

The battle between supposedly good and evil is subtle in Death Note, but the human desire for power is even more well-presented in Mirai Nikki.

The drama and suspense in both series is excellent. Both of these anime are also greatly executed anime counterparts of their original manga series.

If you enjoy death, high-stakes, and realistic but overdramatized (for the sake of entertainment) characters I highly recommend both Mirai Nikki and Death Note! 


Both of them are Survival Game, Horror, and Psycological in Genre. This anime reminds me of Death note.


Following the main characters, they must engage in a battle of wits and strength in order to survive this supernaturally enhanced battle royale.  Less intimate than the L/Light relationship, but with more characters who have fairly flushed out characters and motivations.

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