Since he was a kid, Cheeky Kid has enjoyed anime and manga. As a result, he ends up in various worlds.
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Mirai Nikki (also known as Future Diary) has such an impact on me that I’m willing to recommend it to anyone without hesitation, especially given how amazing it is. And because the overall story and fundamentals of this anime are so great, I’ve already watched it numerous times. In fact, I don’t mind watching it over and over again as long as it’s available. You have no idea what you’re missing with Mirai Nikki. This action-psychological-drama-thriller anime series is a masterpiece in every way, including the dull parts, if there are any.
As a result, in recognition of that fact, I’m making available more anime like Mirai Nikki for the enjoyment of all. All of these titles were hand-picked by me based on their relevance and how I feel about them, so use your own discretion when evaluating them. Whatever happens, I’m confident you’ll have a blast on the roller coaster!
As a result, we’ve compiled this list of the best anime like Mirai Nikki so you can experience the best action of your life!
But first, in case this is something you haven’t heard before:
Mirai Nikki’s (Future Diary) plot in a nutshell is this:
As the God of Space and Time, Deus ex Machina, begins to wane, he organizes a survival game to determine the person who will wield his godly powers, enlisting the help of twelve people and bestowing upon them the ability to predict the future through the use of Future Diaries. There will be a fight between the twelve until only one person is left standing. In order to take part in the deadly survival game, Aloof student Yukiteru Amano, who holds a Future Diary, must break the silence of his everyday life. It’s either a seamless victory or… a dead end in this game of life and death!
The plot thickens until someone is put in danger. Playing the hugely popular online game “Btooom” on a desolate island is not fun for Ryouta Sakamoto and a few unlucky others, but devastating and deadly. Ryouta and the others are stranded on an island armed only with bombs known as BIMs. They must fight it out until one of them emerges victorious and is granted permission to leave the island.
When it comes to survival themes and action mayhem, there are many similarities between Btooom! and Mirai Nikki. Both have an equal amount of fervor and excitement. Both have the same level of interest and appeal (in a lot of good ways). Also, both seem to pull the audience into the action and the story, as if they were a part of it. Btooom! also reaches a high level of greatness, taking center stage and demonstrating what action is in its purest form. Every scene will be enjoyed and savored by all, I’m sure.
2. Higashi no Eden (Eden of the East)
When Morimi Saki goes for a walk in what she considers to be the center of the world, things go awry when she acts suspiciously in front of the United States’ presidential residence. Fortunately, she is saved by a mysterious naked man. He is Takizawa Akira, a 20-year-old college student who has no recollection of his past and is carrying a gun and a bizarre cell phone loaded with ten billion credits. His concierge, “Juiz,” is a magician who can perform almost any task he asks of him. After all that has transpired, Saki and Akira find themselves entangled in yet another bizarre situation, this time involving the Selecao, a Careless Monday, and the entire society.
The Likeness: Take a look at this! Mirai Nikki and Higashi no Eden both feature survival-based video games and mobile phone use. We have the Selecao (12 pieces), the Noblesse Oblige Phones, and Juiz for Higashi no Eden. There are 12 holders for Mirai Nikki’s Future Diaries, the Future Diaries themselves (12 of them), and Deus ex Machina. Isn’t it amazing how similar everything is? In comparison to Higashi no Eden, Mirai Nikki focuses more on the psychological aspects of the story. Despite this, there are a surprising number of similarities between the two shows.
3. Danganronpa: The Animation
The Story: Naegi Makoto and a group of fourteen new students are thrust into an unexpected and desperate situation at the start of high school. Their only hope of graduating and eventually escaping the school is to kill one another without getting caught red-handed by the school’s strange principal, Monokuma (Monobear). If the assassin is successful, he or she will get away with murder while the others are put to death. If, on the other hand, the students are successful in identifying the assassin, they will be spared execution and be able to live another day. If you don’t want to die, you’ll either have to kill or be killed.
When it comes to mind-blowing plot twists and turns, both Danganronpa and Mirai Nikki have plenty to offer. Danganronpa is a mind-blowing experience that leaves viewers wanting more. No matter how hard you try, it’s nearly impossible to stop watching until the very last episode, when everything comes together in a spectacular way. The only drawback is that there is no action in this film. Instead, you’ll find yourself immersed in psychological games and mysteries. That said, Danganronpa is just as brilliant as it can be despite this.
4. Deadman Wonderland
A terrible event occurs in the life of Igarashi Ganta, a simple and normal man. A mysterious red man slams into his classroom out of nowhere, killing everyone but him. Following his traumatizing experience in his classroom, he is accused of carrying out a mass murder and is put on trial. After being transferred to the Deadman Wonderland, a maximum-security prison that doubles as a wonderland, Ganta finds himself embroiled in even more bloody revelations—all relating to him and the red-suited assassin.
What They Have in Common: Deadman Wonderland and The Matrix both have a good mix of action, drama, and psychological intrigue. As a result, it’s on par with Mirai Nikki in terms of difficulty. Regardless of how you look at it, they’re both well-made and exciting. Action comes when you need it, and the complex story is there when you need it, too. Things that aren’t visible to the naked eye are usually hidden deep within the plot, and this is where both shows excel: they’re action-packed and suspenseful.
5. Death Note
One day, as Yagami Light sits in class, a notebook falls from the sky. Unaware that it’s a life-changing notebook, he picks it up out of curiosity. Anyone whose name is written in the “Death Note” notebook will perish. Light makes use of this ability to influence society and shape the world around him. Light, going by the alias Kira, will not rest until the world is free of criminals’ grasp. Regardless of what he does, only a mysterious figure by the name of “L” has the intelligence and cunning to stop him now.
When it comes to dark and psychological stories, I believe Death is right up there with the best of them. Also, it excels as an anime that makes excellent use of both intelligence and wit to drive home its points. Death Note’s atmosphere is on par with, if not better than, that of Mirai Nikki’s, despite the lack of action. Mirai Nikki is the way to go if you’re looking for more excitement. Choose Death Note if you’re looking for more psychological tricks and brilliant mental gymnastics. Watching both is the best way to get the best of both worlds.
6. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Basically, the story revolves around an eighth-grader named Madoka Kaname whose life has so far been filled with peace, simplicity, and love. One day, an enigmatic newcomer stares her down and begs her not to get involved in anything strange lest she turn out to be someone she’ll regret. When a magical being named Kyuubey asks Madoka for assistance and offers to grant her one miraculous wish in exchange for turning her into a magical girl, everything changes suddenly! This will result in a terrible tragedy which can only be reversed by a phenomenal miracle, for better or for worse.
Another thing that ties both of these manga together is an enormous plot twist that comes out of nowhere. Seriously, the plot twist is the same in both of them (they both deal with time), and I’m not going to reveal it to you because it’s better if you discover it on your own. If you like anime that makes things seem more complicated than they are, you’ll enjoy Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Other than those points, this anime is dark and incredibly complex. As soon as you’re done watching it, you’ll be thinking about it for days.
A device capable of interfering with time and altering current events in real time has been invented by the Future Gadget Research Laboratory (manned by Okabe, Mayuri and Daru), but who could have imagined that one day they would hold it in their hands? Phone Microwaves can send and receive messages in the past, present, and future. However, the dangers of using it are not far behind. Okabe, Mayuri, and Daru must now use the Phone Microwave to its full potential while also making sure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
The Similarity: Both Mirai Nikki and Steins;Gate are about changing the future with information that has already been discovered, and both use specific phones to accomplish this. Whoa, that sounds like a lot of fun and excitement! While it’s true that the future is no longer a mystery in either anime, the shows are fascinating in and of themselves. Those are just a few of the elements of suspense and thrills you’ll find in Steins;Gate, and there are many more.