(Synopsis) Amano Yukiteru is a bit of an outcast. He was seen as a weirdo with no friends, who did nothing but type in his cellphone all day. Yukiteru kept a phone in his diary, detailing his daily choices and his surroundings. One day, after talking with his imaginary friend, he notices that his phone is filled with diary entries -- from the future. He is thrown into a survival game with eleven other people, and whoever is the last one standing becomes the new Lord of Time.
Mirai Nikki started off well enough. The story stayed interesting most of the way through, with a few twists here and there. However, toward the end the story got cloudy. There was so many ways available for the story to go, but it seemed to go where no one would expect it to.. Which, in this case, was not a good thing. The animation was alright, though there was nothing exceptional about it. The music was slightly repetetive, though it often set the mood well. The majority of the characters were adequately developed, but the main character seemed too indecisive and fickle to feel realistic. He was swayed easily, in such ways that seemed like they were only to progress the story.
Overall, Mirai Nikki was a rather enjoyable anime, though there were many minor changes that could have made it better. The ending took away from the charm of the anime, but it's not like the story was truly exceptional to begin with. The wishy-washy characters, slightly-forced story progression, and unremarkable animation land this anime with a 6.8.
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