Mirai Nikki TV

Alt titles: Future Diary TV, The Future Diary TV

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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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HammerHead7 HammerHead7 says...

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.

AceoftheTARDIS AceoftheTARDIS says...

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.

funtoo2 funtoo2 says...

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

chii chii says...

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!

anosora anosora says...

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

8MangaMan 8MangaMan says...

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.  

TotalCode TotalCode says...

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

Psyche Psyche says...

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.

MEsA1337 MEsA1337 says...

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!

icesplitter99 icesplitter99 says...

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. 

Thorndrop Thorndrop says...

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.

Fabo929 Fabo929 says...

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. :)

Etue Etue says...

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

Truepicasso Truepicasso says...

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

IAmNix IAmNix says...

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.

Jayn Jayn says...

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

IKindaLoveAnime IKindaLoveAnime says...

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.

Fargo Fargo says...

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.

jessj4 jessj4 says...

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

ali0889 ali0889 says...

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.

Underholy Underholy says...

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...

bainfall bainfall says...

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.

ichighoul ichighoul says...

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.

IchiRukiloove1 IchiRukiloove1 says...

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! 

Feans Feans says...

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. 

theSentinel theSentinel says...

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.

casualterror casualterror says...

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.

4nime4ddict 4nime4ddict says...

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

snivets snivets says...

Many people have noted the similarities here and I definitely agree. In both shows, the protagonists are thrown into brutal survival games and forced to make terrible choices. A dark atmosphere helps keep the suspence high as the characters are pushed to their limits. If you like exploring the darker side of human psychology, I think you'll find both shows to be quite thrilling.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both have horror elements and the same tone, as well as somewhat similar main characters. Both contain yandere characters.

If you like one you should check out the other.

SakoChan SakoChan says...

They are similar from many sides, or at least that's the impression I was left with. A bit gore, hard-to-understand crazy characters, the constant fear of death, and so on. You'll definitely like Mirai Nikki if you liked Deadman Wonderland, and you'll definitely like Deadman Wonderland if you liked Mirai Nikki.

Two very amazing anime in all.

elliottmarshal elliottmarshal says...

Both stories feature a morally "weak" character facing life-or-death circumstances while teamed up with a mentally unstable female love interest. They both feature a significant amount of gore/violence and utilize psychological testing plot twists. 

BeautifullyAwkward BeautifullyAwkward says...

they both feature SciFi bloody action...funness....with a keep you gussing storyline...so if any of that sounds good watch them both

ch0p5tixmast3r ch0p5tixmast3r says...

These are both series that are "survival of the fittest" type of stories. Each is in a game to survive. Both protaganists are followed by a mysterious female lead. Neither series is shy about killing off characters and the pacing seems comparable between the two.

NeiniAurora3500 NeiniAurora3500 says...

Both are about two boys who get involved in life or death games, with a mysterious female that is obsessed with protecting them. Several of the other side characters show similarities to certain "counterparts" in the other series.

DeathSlayer69 DeathSlayer69 says...

They both have a dark action packed psychological thriller coolness about them, with a boy and his weird girl sidekick tearing shit up.

RoyalOss RoyalOss says...

In Mirai Nikki and Deadman Wonderland both main characters get caught in a game about life and dead. The story differs as in Mirai Nikki one must become a God and in Deadman Wonderland they must survive in the sick games of the prison owner. Deadman Wonderland however is only half finished, for the full story you can continue with the manga.

treyj98 treyj98 says...

They feature girls that are mysterious and in love with the protagonist, who starts off weak and not a threat. They both also aren't shy of illing, and follow a same general pacing. If you like one I strongly suggest the other.

slik321 slik321 says...

Both anime are excellent psychological animes with lots of gore. Mirai Nikki is definitely the better of the two as you feel a closer connection to the characters.

wonkuenoemos wonkuenoemos says...

Both of them have same plot where the protagonist forced to killing another person as long as he want survive. Psychologically intense.

iamnikki iamnikki says...

While they both have very different plots, both are about playing "a game," the main protagonists, the male ones, are rather.. weak, until about halfway the series, they man up. Each series is unique. Deadman Wonderland focusses on convicts who are forced to play in an "amusement park" to amuse regular people and Mirari Nikki is about people who are selected by "god," to play a game, they all own a "future diary," which is their phone. It is a game of life and death in which they all have to kill one another, though is it way more complicated than that. They are both amazing anime and I recommend them both! 

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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darczon69 darczon69 says...

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.

 

pinkparfait pinkparfait says...

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

lefabsie lefabsie says...

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.

ShadowsOfSarrow ShadowsOfSarrow says...

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!

Yuyunarutoballz Yuyunarutoballz says...

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)

itoshiki94 itoshiki94 says...

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.

blackmesaboy blackmesaboy says...

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.

NeiniAurora3500 NeiniAurora3500 says...

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.

zZonic zZonic says...

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!

NicoNicoDesu NicoNicoDesu says...

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."

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

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.

renadesu3 renadesu3 says...

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

Exanna Exanna says...

Both yandere's in it, mystery like and killing. If you like bloody scenes and crazy characters, these animes are really like each other, since it's both about killing and crazy characters.

crimsonlotus42454 crimsonlotus42454 says...

*KIND OF A SPOILER!*

The different worlds aspect from both animes as well as rewriting history to "correct" what was done are both very prominent attributes.

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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ofall ofall says...

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.

Naga Naga says...

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)

Rastamepas Rastamepas says...

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.

TheTempest TheTempest says...

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.

duarte duarte says...

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.

theSentinel theSentinel says...

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.

akumasaint akumasaint says...

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. 

Flutteryay Flutteryay says...

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

misteruwalrus misteruwalrus says...

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.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

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.

Bestanimeserie Bestanimeserie says...

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.

Yuune Yuune says...

If you liked Mirai Nikki or Future Diaries you'd almost for sure like Dangan Ronpa. I am still in the middle of watching Dangan Ronpa but they're both similar because they are both about people trying to survive and not get killed by the other people. And basically like Mirai Nikki whoever wins get's a special prize (Or on Dangan Ronpa, graduation).

AL57 AL57 says...

Both have a similar plot and sadly enough a similar Main character (a little p*ssy). Either way you will most likely enjoy both if you enjoy one even though Mirai Nikki is way better.

kuihpau kuihpau says...

-both show the cruel side of humanity that is when given the right situation people will kill to survive

-both have quite a good story behinde them and i like the fact that both are based on a survival game situation

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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wanderer wanderer says...

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.

anosora anosora says...

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.

Kenji666 Kenji666 says...

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.

TotalCode TotalCode says...

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

Carnificus Carnificus says...

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. 

IndependentSK IndependentSK says...

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

Kanariya Kanariya says...

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

DeathWatch DeathWatch says...

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.

blackmesaboy blackmesaboy says...

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.

ToastyGrim ToastyGrim says...

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.

shayladang shayladang says...

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. 

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

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.

Madoka Madoka says...

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.

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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animeandwwefanDXXD animeandwwefanDXXD says...

Both animes have a similar feel, and significant amount of blood and gore, although Elfen lied has way more (so far compared to mirai nikki) and is a lot more disturbing in nature/themes, but also both animes somehow manage to have this along with cuteness from the same main charachter that kills people - Yuno/Lucy and then they both develop a relationship with the main male charachter - yukki/Kota

so overall if you like gore/blood animes then you would like either, and even if you don't, you still might like them for the romance/cuteness!

 i was reccomenned both these animes from my friends, and despite not liking gore, i still liked elfen lied for the romance/cuteness, and mirai nikki as well, so far has a really interesting concept.

Ebhen Ebhen says...

Yep! They are both about scary but cute girls that have no hesitation to kill people they think are in their way or are threatening to themselves or the person they love. :) There is a lot of violence and blood but you get used to it when the story grabs you.Elfen Lied surpass Mirai Nikki though in that area but the other have more psychologic approach. But to be honest, the show have a good storyline so you don't mind the gore and violence after a while.The connection between the two lead characters are the glue to hold the show together.

Mirai Nikki have an anoying and stupid main character that can drive anyone crazy but Yuno makes up for it somehow with here Yandere-style that is way of the scale! :)

(Mirai Nikki isn't finished when I write this so I can't say anything about the ending yet)

Salvio Salvio says...

Like the twisted, morbid story? Like the voilence and the killing? Blood doesn't bother you? Crazy girls with pink hair that kill without batting an eyelash? Then this is the anime for you!

popmik popmik says...

as mentioned by others, there's a lot of blood and gore in both animes and in both you've got twisted main female characters

nobless1368 nobless1368 says...

If you like rivers of blood and serial killers than you will like this anime too! Total genocide and mysterious challenges don't let you go until the end.

Din0queen Din0queen says...

Mirai Nikki and Elfen Lied have a lot of things in common, Elfen Lied has more gore but Mirai Nikki has more psychological warfare, they're both great to watch and if you like one, you'll definitely like the other one, the headcharacters are also pretty similar, Lucy/Nyu and Yuno both have a cute side as well as a murderous side, and then we have Yukkii and Kouta, both boys who, over time, learn more and more about what's happening

LagannHorizon LagannHorizon says...

Gore galore, and a love story between two people who have a twisted past with one another. Both are superb anime and I could not recommend them any higher. Stop everything in your life and watch these!

Noiz19 Noiz19 says...

Well they both have a relationship based story, and they bth have horror and thriller. they are both enticing and intereting, i recommed both of them and if youve watched one, watch thet other.

xanixade xanixade says...

Has same plot bending, same horrifical kind of characters which live a dramatic love. If u loved Elfen Lied. Then this is what you should also love.

usagishiroi usagishiroi says...

Both have a deep story and heavy on the darkside. Mirai Nikki deals with a boy who is stuck in a avoidable situation, while Elfen Lied is about a girl who was was treated like a test subject and is "broken" mentaly. they both have to fight to live and both have to come to terms with whats around them. I would reccomend both of these anime more mature people due to the graphic nature of both.