Ah horror. I love you so much! You have always been so good to me! Let’s see what you have in store for me today.......... GOD DAMNIT REALLY?!?!?
The Future Diary is a 26 episode (and single OVA) Action/Psychological/Suspense series based on the manga by Sakae Esuno and published by Kadokawa Shoten. The anime from director Naoto Hosoda and Asread studio aired during the Fall 2011 season. A TV Drama, Future Diary: Another World gave it’s run in Japan in the spring of 2012. As of this review, Future Diary can be found thanks to FUNimation Entertainment (US), Kaze UK (UK), and Madman Entertainment (AUS). The OVA episode, Future Diary: Redial has not been licensed as of this review.
|Oh Deus... You really don't live up to your name or anything...|
The animation of Future Diary is actually rather average. There’s nothing that stands out as awesome or amazing in the animation, but at the same time it’s not bad to look at either. It is still a huge gore fest with a lot of blood and many severed body parts in there.... also boobs.... but I kind of feel like this could have been done much better considering the nature of this show. I have seen better animated horror shows before and, even taking time of release into account, Future Diary just doesn’t hold a candle to some of them. Though all is not entirely lost as the majority of the theme songs do make up for it with Yousei Teikoku’s Kuso Mesorogiwi being my favorite. I’ll admit, I saw them in concert last year at Anime Boston and learned that this song was attached to this series from there so, as you may expect, my interest in the series kinda grew from there. As for the rest of the soundtrack, it’s all rather generic horror and love music that you can find in almost everything else in anime.
|And Akise. The ones I would have loved the series to revolve around...|
|Yuki X Akise. F**K YOU YUNO!!|
|Palencia and Grelle as Yuno and Yuki = They tried their best but the characters sucks|
By the end of the survival game, Future Diary..... Uhmm.... Well it exists. There are some enjoyable parts to this series such as the secondary characters and parts of the English dub, however all the negative points just weigh it down a little too much. Aside from average animation, the story isn’t all that strong and our Bonnie and Clyde aren’t overpowering enough to take the series as their own. The crazy twists and turns, and Yuno’s crazy self, are interesting to laugh at, but this just isn’t one to take seriously and you should just turn your brain off and enjoy the ride. It’s not my favorite horror anime out there, no far from it, but I at least got some enjoyment out of it. My suggestion, place this one towards to bottom of you anime watch list.
Next time, the restaurant business will be our thing. Until then, otaku on my friends!
Final Rating - 4/10 I love me a good mind fuck, but this is just bad....