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. Source: Anime-planet
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started watching Future Diary other then that it has the queen of the Yandere character trope in it.
The Future Diary is another show that starts with a really cool concept where the main protagonist finds himself in a survival game where each contestant has the ability to see upcoming situations which means that every contestant has the ability to change the outcome of what was originally predicated.
So where does it go wrong? Well, the Future Diary is another show that wants to do too much with really oddly designed characters and also follows the route of quantity over quality.
There are 12 different individuals participating in the survival game, we do get a backstory to the participants but most of them are just not that interesting or just feels really out of place.
That being said, the star of the show is Yuno Gasai. There simply is no competition. She is’t a character without her own flaws but her actions and personality tower over all the other characters in the show. Our main protagonist is actually quite an indecisive bitch which makes it really hard to root for ‘m. His character is pretty much the complete opposite of Yuno and he does let her get away with pretty much everything.
Something that I’ve also come to realize is that a lot of the main characters in anime are around the age of 16 which can make certain scenes feel really awkward to watch.
A show with some interesting ideas and a couple of interesting characters but it all ended on a rather flat note.