Future Diary News

Future Diary is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 1 anime series, 1 manga series
From Anime Vice
News THE FUTURE DIARY #1 - - Watch & Learn Nov. 3, 2011
News Quick Picks for 4/12/11 April 13, 2011
| |

Upon many growing email requests for a “Must see before you die Anime & Manga list” I thought I’d go a second round and give a more thorough look into title recommendations for both mediums

Alright so, from weeks of deliberation with my various fellow Otaku brethren on and off the podcast as well as through some extensive research from the likes of ANN, ANIMENFO, ANIDB & MYANIMELIST what I have cooked up here folks is an updated and rebooted list of MUST SEE ANIME & MANGA TITLES…for almost anybody open to the mediums…fanboys and newbies alike!

Now generally speaking these kinds of suggestive lists typically highlight some of the most agreed upon classics most fans would have already known about but let’s be honest here, no matter how impartial and objective you try to be with these things there is always bound to be someone else out there who will find fault or even claim bias on the chosen selection…and that is perfectly fine…..in fact it would be dumb not to be expected

These kinds of lists should be seen as more of a guideline / gap filler into the best or even possibly the overlooked gems that the medium’s have had to offer and as such it can be very helpful for quite a few folks

I’ve tried to generate this list based in terms of agreed quality first and foremost not just on accumulative popularity which is why some of the more obvious long running shows will not be on this list at all, however for this list I’ve tried to stick with titles that have more or less finished their story run – giving you the opportunity to make your own final open and shut case point about each title…..for the most part

This time around I’ve tried to keep it a little bit more varied in terms of genre and target demographic, ya know, so people can pick out something that may be of a particular taste to em

This list is NOT in any particular order

* THE ANIME LIST *

Neon Genesis Evangelion
Action, Dementia, Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Psychological

Gurren Lagann
Action, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-Fi

Cowboy Bebop
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Space

Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 & Brotherhoood
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Military

Death Note
Mystery, Supernatural, Police, Psychological, Thriller

Samurai Champloo
Adventure, Comedy, Samurai

Samurai X (Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal)
Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Romance

BERSERK
Action, Adventure, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Supernatural, Military

Basilisk
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Samurai, Romance, Supernatural

Trigun
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Vision of Escaflowne
Adventure, Fantasy, Mecha, Romance

Zegapain
Action, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi

Code Geass
Action, Mecha, School, Sci-Fi, Super Power, Military

Eureka Seven
Adventure, Drama, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi

Welcome to the NHK
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Psychological

Haibane Renmei
Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life

FLCL
Action, Comedy, Dementia, Mecha, Parody, Sci-Fi

Madoka Magica
Drama, Magic, Psychological, Thriller

Baccano
Action, Supernatural

Moribito
Adventure, Fantasy

Last Exile
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Paradise Kiss
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Fashion

Blue Gender
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi, Space, Military

Mushishi
Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Supernatural

* MANGA LIST *

AKIRA
Cyberpunk, Science fiction, Thriller

Battle Angel Alita
Cyberpunk, Science fiction, Action

Battle Royale
Dystopian, Thriller, Horror, Alternative history

20th Century Boys
Science fiction, Mystery

Rurouni Kenshin
Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Romance

Nausicaa
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction

GANTZ
Action, Science fiction, Horror, Thriller

Great Teacher Onizuka
Comedy-drama, School, Slice of Life

Eden: It's an Endless World
Action, Cyberpunk

Kare Kano
Comedy, Drama, Romance, School-Life

Holyland
Action, Drama, Martial Arts, Psychological

Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa
Action, Comedy, Drama, Psychological

The Breaker
Martial Arts, Drama, Romance

Mirai Nikki
Action, Psychological, Romance, Supernatural, Survival Horror, Suspense

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Action, Adventure, Horror, Supernatural, Suspense

BAKUMAN
Slice-of-life, Comedy-Drama, Romance

Our Happy Hours
Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Psychological

Hotel
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Psychological

MONSTER
Mystery, Drama, Psychological

Phoenix
Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Sci-Fi, Space, Supernatural, Psychological

Akumetsu
Action, Drama, Police, Psychological, Thriller

Hoshi no Koe
Drama, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi

PLUTO
Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Yokohama Shopping Log
Drama, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

Blade of the Phantom Master
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Supernatural

| |

Yukiteru Amano (Yuki) is a loner who never really interact with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is not a figment of his imagination but real when Deus makes him a participant in a battle royale with eleven others. Within this "Diary Game", the contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future with each diary having unique features that gives them both advantages and disadvantages.

FUNimation has announced a dub cast for Future Diary:

Cast

  • Yuki - Josh Grelle
  • Yuno - Brina Palencia
  • Deus Ex Machina - Kent Williams
  • Murmur - Leah Clark
  • Minene Uryuu/9th - Emily Neves
  • Aru Akise - Todd Haberkorn
  • Takao Hiyama/3rd - Jason Douglas
  • Keigo Kurusu/4th - Robert McCollum
  • Tsubaki Kasugano/6th - Kate Bristol
  • Yomotsu Hirasaka/12th - Ian Sinclair
  • Reisuki Houjo/5th - Lindsay Seidel
  • Karyuudo Tsukishima/10th - Mark Stoddard
  • Marco Ikusaba/7th - Brad Hawkins
  • Ai Mikami/7th - Jamie Marchi
  • Kamado Ueshita/8th - Monica Rial
  • John Balks/11th - Christopher Smith
  • Masumi Nishijima - J. Michael Tatum
  • Ouji Kosaka - Joel McDonald
  • Hinata Hino - Caitlin Glass
  • Mao Nonosaka - Ashleigh Domangue
  • Orin Miyashiro - Jad Saxton

Staff

  • Head Writer - John Burgmeier
  • Lead Writer - J. Michael Tatum
  • Writer - J. Michael Tatum
  • ADR Prep - Beth Featherstone
  • ADR Director - Zach Bolton
  • ADR Engineer - Peter Hawkinson

Sources

| |
 Future Diary
 Future Diary

Sakae Esuno, writer of Future Diary (Mirai Nikki), will launch a new series this summer. Kadokawa Shoten confirmed that a volume of this new manga would be published monthly in Shonen Ace Magazine. Esuno’s Future Diary manga series was first published in 2006 and the final volume of the series will be distributed by the end of this month. The Future Diary anime will premiere in the fall.

Future Diary is one of my personal favorite manga. Therefore, this new series Esuno and Kadokawa Shoten are launching is a book, that I will definitely be looking into. Will you?

-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @sora_thekey   

| |

   So recently I stopped in at Chapters to buy the last volume of Record of a Fallen Vampire and when I was looking through the rest of the fiction section and spotted some other stuff.

 
 

Now I haven't read through much of Future Diary yet but based on the Unscripted John did in March I decided to pick up the first two volumes* and it is pretty cool so far. As for the bottom item, I saw it standing out on the sci-fi section and remembered how much fun I had watching the cheesy B-movie film adapation late one night last year with some friends. 
 
I was suprised at how much text was in the original novel though since when I watched Battle Royale I pictured something around maybe 300 pages or so. Now it's not really visible here but the novel is just slightly over 600 pages. What is really cool though is that about 20 of those pages are two interviews the first being with the director of the film on the night before it's Japanese release and the second an interview with the author Koushun Takami conducted by VIZ. (Who published this release of the book last year)
  
 Oh and I stopped by HMV to pick up some new CDs. (and a couple old ones that I lost or just never bought) So if anyone is into music. Personally out of the six Crash Karma's (a super group made from musicians from some of the best Canadian alt-rock bands from the 90s to mid 2000s) recent debut album is my favourite.

 
 




*I've developed this pattern where if the first two volumes of a manga (or any graphic novel series really) or short novel series (less than 200 pages) that I'm interested in are out I'll buy both of them since usually by than they get the some of the more filler bits out of the way that are mainly there to just introduce the characters.

Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Live-Action GHOST IN THE SHELL Starring Scarlett Johansson?

Black Widow turns her aim on dolls?

CHAIKA THE COFFIN PRINCESS - AVENGING BATTLE #1 -- Special Review

It's not about big swords anymore...

WOLF GIRL AND BLACK PRINCE #1 -- Special Review

Anime for fans of 50 SHADES OF GREY...?

Fall 2014 Anime Simulcast Guide

What's flipping off the stream this season?

PARASYTE - THE MAXIM #2 -- Watch & Learn

This ain't your daddy's cartoons... again!

ONE PIECE #666 -- Special Review

Bad filler.

So... What Ripped Off DRAGON BALL?

#22-23-- Retro Review. Here comes a new challenger!

ONE PIECE Ch. 764 Review

The "Will of D" Finally Explained?

Live-Action GHOST IN THE SHELL Starring Scarlett Johansson?

Black Widow turns her aim on dolls?

WOLF GIRL AND BLACK PRINCE #1 -- Special Review

Anime for fans of 50 SHADES OF GREY...?

CHAIKA THE COFFIN PRINCESS - AVENGING BATTLE #1 -- Special Review

It's not about big swords anymore...

Fall 2014 Anime Simulcast Guide

What's flipping off the stream this season?

PARASYTE - THE MAXIM #2 -- Watch & Learn

This ain't your daddy's cartoons... again!

Community Spotlight 10/17/2014

The AV Community brings you news and information on a wide number of series. This is a spotlight on some of the best.

ONE PIECE #666 -- Special Review

Bad filler.

Anime Caption Contest! -- 10/21/14

I usually try to write something clever or snarky here but the Parasyte screencap is creeping me out too much... caption contest!

Top Editors
Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel