Mirai Nikki 19: “I know that you’re not a bad guy.”

>Yukiteru stepping up to the plate
>Shit just got real

What is this man doing as a mere municipal Mayor. With that level of acting ability he should be a Cabinet Minister at least.

It must be the fashion sense. Going by past trends, you have to dress like an overworked salaryman to get anywhere near the ministries.

While Deus is growing more senile as time goes on.

What the heck? One episode ago and you were not-so-subtly shifting events in Yukiteru’s favour, and now you’re expelling him just because some political hack said so?

It must be some sort of political commentary – that everyone in Japan obeys the politicians, even Gods of Time and Space.

Arriving fashionably late, with a cute girl in a sweet little black number pressing up against you? That is classy as hell.

I could learn to like this new Yukiteru. The change of clothes definitely helps. Clothes make the man, and these clothes make Yukiteru one suave sonuvabitch.

Just, it’s a shame that he’s still wearing shorts.

What is this god-tier exploitation of Diary powers?

Why has it taken so long for Yukiteru to abuse his Diary powers as such?

And why hasn’t Yukiteru used those 5 days to play the stock market/lotteries, amass ludicrous amounts of cash and hire a private army to eliminate all who stand in his way?

You think you got game, kid – but you still green as grass.

Two stone-cold killers facing off, no holds barred, cage match of destruction, plenty of folding chairs to go around.





Why. Why did they raise my expectations simply to crush them? (*´Д`)

I mean in hindsight, I should have picked up on that laugh. That evil laugh was more of a scared shitless laugh.

But I was so ready to believe. I was so ready to believe in a new Yukiteru, bringing hope and change and carnage and mass murder to the masses. I was so ready to believe in Yukiteru 2012, and then I find out that it’s nothing but hot air.

Although I have to give him credit for being able to follow a script. That’s all you need to do to be a politician anyway.

Gasai Yuno 2012. We can do this.

I haven’t been keeping up with the anime timeframe and all, but is this the fated “happy union good ending” for Yuno?

It better not be. After all that buildup, and the only fanservice we got was a shot of Yuno’s pantsu? Dang, Yuno pantsu fanservice comes practically every two episodes anyway.

Although Yukiteru using sex/physical intimacy to satiate/manipulate Yuno? There’s hope for the kid yet.

Minene and that chipmunk/squirrel.

Sorry Nishijima, looks like you’ve just been NTRed by an adorable ball of fluff.

Hey, I calls it as I sees it, and Nishijima ain’t the one settling into Minene’s bountiful assets.

Adopted. That might explain the righteous upbringing. Or maybe not.

Hmm. The foster parents’ original kid? Yuno’s sibling, who got totalled by those parents before Yuno came along? Someone completely unrelated just to rouse suspicion?

How does Yuno get away with showing that much skin, crawl through dense vegetation like some SpecOps, and not get divebombed and destroyed by mosquitoes, assorted bugs, and having all manner of plant-inflicted rashes on her skin?

Why, it’s simple.

Because mosquitoes, bugs, and nonsentient plants know not to mess with Gasai Yuno. Because they know that if they do, she’s going to come back with a knife and get in their shit.

Big plants tell their little baby plants stories about Gasai Yuno coming for them if they don’t open their leaves to catch the sunlight right. That’s word.

These guys obviously have never heard of the concept of camouflage. Except for that cute little girl in green there.

What cute little girl in green? Exactly.

Let that possibly be a lesson to Yukiteru. Gasai Yuno is the light, the truth, and the sevenfold path to immortality, omnipotence, and dominatrix sex with handcuffs until the end of time.

Well, assuming he does resurrect her. But the immortality and omnipotence bit is good too.

I dub thee Shinobi-chan.

And as smart Shinobi-chan is about proper jungle battle dress, she definitely knows nothing about tempting fate.

Dat foreshadowing 101: Dialogue lines are that are a practical guaranteed path to character death.

Right. Real selfless and all.

Instead of learning from 8th’s example, trying to carry on her work; the children of the orphanage want her looking after them forever.

Yep, that’ll be a real sweet life, getting her into the survival game against her will. If she wins, they get to sit tight for life. If she loses, it’s only her life on the line, right? Win-win situation for those good children all around.

Why let a little blood in your eyes slow down your murdering efficiency?

Stylish goggles. The fashionable in-thing this season for all homicidal maniacs. Available at all good supermarket outlets.

You know, for a moment, I actually thought that those were anti-personnel flechette launchers.

Eleventh does seem crazy-prepared and criminally-connected enough to pull that off. He’s probably staying as a Mayor only to fly under the radar anyhow.

But hey, a high output electromagnetic jammer is pretty crazy-prepared too.

And definitely criminally-connected. Money laundering through yakuza-run laundromats/restaurants/vacation resorts. Natural politician he may be, there’s no way he could sell “high output electromagnetic jammer” on the mayoral security budget to his taxpayers.

… or could he? -insert more subtle political commentary here-

“Ain’t personal, it’s just business.”

And karmic justice for dragging 8th into a survival game she probably didn’t want.

Pretty much the only child whom I felt didn’t deserve to die.

Alas, Shinobi-chan. I would have at least preferred that you die quickly and painlessly, but Yuno isn’t really known for that sort of thing.

Nonono! You don’t explain your plans! Loose lips sink ships!

Yuno is unimpressed.

A thrust! A fine thrust.

Also, that blood splatter looks like umeboshi. I think I’m getting too desensitized to bloodshed. Or Mirai Nikki needs to take after Another in the blood animation department.

8th ;___;

Probably the closest thing to a tragic figure in Mirai Nikki.

Sure, I may be assuming that she never wanted to replace Deus, but you can’t deny that she was perfectly happy before the game started, and she’ll be perfectly happy if the game was called off right then.

Best laid plans falling apart. Well Yuno, you can’t always plan for everything.

I was so tempted to use this as my highlighted quote, but we all know that Yukiteru never means a damn thing he says.

Seems like some Spider-sense at work.

But Yukiteru and Yuno really should have displayed a little cooperation. Ram Eleventh’s car into the guardrails, then get Yuno to fill the car with lead.

Another minor gripe – where and when did Yukiteru learn how to drive?

Seriously? The one time Yuno has to hesitate over killing someone, and it has to be the final boss? Really?

I fell for you for your lethal pragmatism, and you throw that right away. Dang it, Yuno.

Damn if Minene looks hot in that biker suit. Akise… well, at least he still looks normal.

Ah, Uryuu Minene. Don’t ever change. Always rockin’ that combination of sexy outfits and sexier military-grade high explosives.

dafuq (round 2)

Is this standard procedure? To be keeping the umbilical chords of children at orphanages?

The mind reels!

Yeah, we’re all gobsmacked.



Sorry, what?

So you’re saying that the real Gasai Yuno is dead, and that the Gasai Yuno that we all know and love; the delusional, manipulative, sociopathic, obsessive, delightful, all-too memorable yandere, has been an imposter – and apart from the name, may not have any similarity at all to the real Gasai Yuno?

To wit – the real Gasai Yuno might be a boring, forgettable side-character that would be actually suited to Yukiteru, instead of the faux Gasai Yuno whom we’ve enjoyed all this while?

Damn right it’s an outrage. Awesome Yuno should have been off conquering the world while boring Yuno can keep Yukiteru out of sight.

What could have been, aye?

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  1. MrTerrorist
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 3:47 am | Permalink

    Just so you know, that little Ninja Yuno killed is named Orin Miyashiro. May she RIP with the others.

  2. ectholion
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    pfft all i see in this episode is more fools trying to prevent the Maiden Yuno from her love and achieving her BEST END!!!! That and more Pedo phillsbury dough girl. Since Fam has utterly failed me once again (No Claus or Lavie last episode….. oh how they taunt me!!) I have returned to Mirai Nikki since this show is more entertaining and less disappointing.

    • Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:14 am | Permalink

      Heck, at least you can change shows. I’m committed to covering Mirai Nikki no matter how bad it gets.
      ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌

      • ectholion
        Posted February 23, 2012 at 6:28 am | Permalink

        indeed you are tied to this madness… but on the brightside of things from the beginning we knew this show was gonna be a train wreak as no matter how bad the show gets can we really say that we didnt expect or are dissapointed? where as with Fam the show follows in the footsteps of the original last exile which was incredible and so we as fans find ourselves disappointed at much more since our high expectations for the show. So Fam which story probably isnt as bad as Mirai Nikki i find less enjoyable because i expect so much worse, and Mirai Nikki with its Raep Plot devices and Pedo phillsbury dough girl, and all the other madness i find more interesting. So LOW EXPECTATIONS FTW!!!!!!!!! :)

        • Posted February 23, 2012 at 8:11 am | Permalink

          This is where guilty pleasures triumph literary classics :)

  3. Bob from Accounting
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    If you’ll remember, there were only two corpses initially. The third didn’t show up ’til later. That means that the ‘boring Yuno’ you picture is actually the Yuno who first turned up at the start of the story. And I’m pretty sure Yuno has had flashbacks (post-third corpse) to things that only the real Gasai Yuno would know. Therefore, they are both the real Gasai Yuno. It would seem that Yuno was killed and replaced BY HERSELF. What does it all mean? I mean, I think I know but…

    • Ida
      Posted February 22, 2012 at 9:40 am | Permalink

      It might be possible that the third corpse was in the room all the time, laying in the dark corner where Yukiteru in all his folly didn’t see it.

    • Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:21 am | Permalink

      Rewatching episode 3, it’s difficult to tell exactly how many bodies there were. And the cage was gone too, which makes it harder to distinguish Yuno’s foster parents’ bodies from any other, if any.

  4. Ida
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Your blogging made me deliriously happy, even moreso than watching the episode itself.
    That “what” made me giggle.

    And yes, I am also disappointed with Yuno – she could have killed 11th right there and save the trouble of all the continuous chase!

  5. yaku
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Yukiteru? Being cool? That’s like asking Gin to give up sweets, or ask KyoAni or Gainax to stop whoring out K-On and Evangelion. Hell there are more chances of a zombie apocalypse starting for real right this minute than Yukiteru being cool.

    He will never be cool. There is no hope for Yukiteru.

    • Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:23 am | Permalink

      You never know. I thought Ouma Shu was irredeemable, and look where he is now. Well, okay, not the best parallel example.

      Yeah, Yukiteru’s never going to be cool. Kid’s nothing but a wannabe.

  6. shamdadamned
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone else feel as though there should be another episode before this one? I swear I haven’t missed anything but the start of the episode seemed like something was skipped… But anyhow, 19 episodes later and Yukki is finally filling in his shoes… ABOUT F***ING TIME!!! …Is what I would have said if it hadn’t been Yuno pulling him along. I should have known. The thing I don’t agree with is, although the fake Yuno isn’t particularly the real Yuno and supposedly (I say “supposedly” because I like the contigency of there being a clever twist for which the fake Yuno is actually telling the truth of not killing the real YUno but seeing as how there haven’t been any “clever” twists and every murder seems to be pointed out exactly…ಠ_ಠ …lets the just keep the optimisim going) killed the real Yuno, Yukki should have said f*** it and embraced the fake Yuno.
    But I think this episode finally answered my question, which bothered me for the longest, about the instance in the very beginning of the show- the opening scene of the first episode- when a girl (Yuno look-a-like) looked to be killed with a butcher knife by another person and said, “save… me… Amano-Kun”. Saying that indicated Yukki and the real Yuno must have made the promise for marriage before the real Yuno was killed and perhaps the parents were killed on the same day. It’s probably safe to say both Yuno’s are twins, but, allowing my active imagination to run wild, I’m going to add the fake Yuno is some other girl (who now we know nothing of, so get ready for a fill-in episode lol) who is from the same orphanage as the real Yuno (spoiler) has managed to perfectly disguise herself into the real Yuno becasue she was expecting to be adopted but instead the real Yuno which caused a memory fabrication and the fake Yuno planned, very precisely (watching in the bushes, on a building with binoculars, etc.), on taking the place of the real Yuno, also, putting icing on the cake, Dues gave the fake a future diary after which finding out about the lonesome Yukki and falling madly in love with him because they both share that lonely spirit. *pant, pant*
    Sorry, it’s been a pretty boring day. This episode reminds me of Esther in Orphan and doesn’t help the cause for adopting.
    stating “Real Yuno”= 9 times

    • Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:26 am | Permalink

      Well, at least 5 days of anime time have passed since the last episode, so that’ll probably account for the perceived timeskip.

  7. Posted February 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    I’m surprised at this blogger — with your powers of observation and snarky asides, didn’t you notice the spoiler-ish opening of the first episode, the first 20 seconds? That was the huge clue that didn’t really clue us in its significance until Yukiteru opened that room in Yuno’s house in Episode 3 and saw 3 decomposing bodies.

    I mean the past 19 episodes have been building to this with clues about those bodies. First a murder in Episode 1. Then bodies in Episode 3. Then a gigantic burial hole in Episode 10, and Akise Aru’s threat in Episode 14 about the 3rd body. Also the original OP with the double Yunos? Anyone? ANYONE?

    In episode 19, Asread fumbled the ball with the adaptation — when Yuno had Eleventh dead to rights, she should’ve been immediately interrupted. No dramatic bullshit pause contrived to build up tension for the surprise intervention and announcement by Akise Aru.

    • Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:35 am | Permalink

      Wellll… I didn’t even remember the first 20 seconds of the first episode ( ´_ゝ`) And I always considered the double Yunos to be some sort of split personality thing.

      But now that you’ve mentioned it, that little sequence from episode 1 ties in with the flashback from episode 14. And those luminous eyes and hatchet can only belong to Yuno.

      Time travelling Yuno? That would imply that Yuno won the game and went back in time to try and resurrect Yukiteru… but then it didn’t work, so now she’s going to kill her past self to stop herself from winning so Yukiteru would win?

      But then if Yuno killed her past self she wouldn’t win the game and get the power to return to kill herself.

      Shee-it. I hope this ain’t some parallel universe thing, because I’ve had enough of it from Steins;Gate.

      • Posted February 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

        The parallel/alternative universe is less of a possible explanation than the single timeline of classic science fiction, because the opening scene seems to imply a pre-existing game, as opposed to an instance of a parallel universe with different contestants.

        However… the problem is: not once has Yuno demonstrated anything like foreknowledge. A time traveler from the future would have plenty of foreknowledge that’s far more reliable than the Future Diaries cuz they only predict, not foretell.

        There’s a borderline scene in episode 7 where Yuno sits on the table and deduced the location of Fifth’s Picture Diary but that’s more from intuition than ready-made foreknowledge.

        Dunno :-P

        • ectholion
          Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

          Im hoping for an ultimate troll ending like the ending of tiger and bunny, or the wake up and finds it was all a dream type deal.

  8. Tenryu
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    to everyone who’s watching this show to the bitter end, keep this in mind till the end, ‘you know everything and you know nothing’… or ‘you can(not) advance’

    • Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:36 am | Permalink

      That’s some zen sophistication, my man. Although I still don’t understand what you’re trying to say (゚∀゚)

      • Tenryu
        Posted February 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

        you have everything in place to figure the ‘thing’ out(almost). Now its just waiting to see how it ends. And at this point ‘You Can(not) Advance’ pretty much sums it up

  9. Daniel S.
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    To be fair, Deus didn’t do anything last episode to help Yuki out, like you said he did. It just seemed like he was going to if not for him losing his powers.

    Oh, and, my long theory from last episode being disproved. I don’t mind, as that theory was a “what could be the case” more than a “what probably is the case”.

    Uhh, the very first scene of the show is becoming more and more relevant. I’m starting to think that that scene depicted faux Yuno killing real Yuno. I just don’t understand how Yuno could have flash-backs of her childhood if she’s not that Yuno!

    OH MY GOODNESS. AS I WAS TYPING THIS, EPIPHANY. Both of the intros to Mirai Nikki (more the first than the second) depicted Yuno fighting herself! OH MY. That is so much more relevant than I thought before.

    Something happened. Yuno had a twin? I’m getting a lot of ideas but nothing with enough base. I think the first scene showed a “good” Yuno being killed by a “bad” Yuno.

    • Posted February 23, 2012 at 1:15 am | Permalink

      Are my comments typed in invisible color?

      I suspect Yuno is Yuno — but from a different timeline like the sliders. Or Homura from Puella Magi, if u wanna keep it within anime territory.

      That opening scene where Yuno is trying to wake up Yukiteru says a lot.

      • Bob from Accounting
        Posted February 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

        Definitely. For me, the thing that cries out to me that this is correct is the nickname, ‘Yukki’. In all the flashbacks to Yuno stalking Yukiteru pre-Survival Game, she calls him ‘Amano-kun’. She’s even using it in that opening scene when she’s getting killed. So where did that ‘Yukki’ come from. Simple: she started using it only when she got closer to him in the previous Survival Game.

        And as for what you mentioned above about Yuno’s lack of foreknowledge, remember back when the corpses were discovered? Deus was acting like he understood the REAL significance of the situation (“Amano Yukiteru… opened THAT?”). This implies that he’s aware of who Yuno is and what she’s done. With this in mind, he probably reconsidered all his selections (aside from First and Second) for the Survival Game so they’d be different from the ones Yuno already fought, negating any unfair advantage she may otherwise have had.

        • Posted February 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

          Bob from Accounting wins the prestigious Commentator With The Most award.

          At first, when I saw that scene, with the causality being shaken, I thought something was afoot, more so than some cheap shock value, than just countering the non-prediction in the Future Diary only moments ago, cuz in Episode 1/2 there was no such “shaking” of the space-time causality at all.

          I thought my speculations were already too spoiler-ish, given that recent events seem only to confirm them, even though I’ve not read the manga past chapter 35 or spoiled myself.

          • Daniel S.
            Posted February 28, 2012 at 2:11 am | Permalink

            Sorry. I saw your comment but didn’t read it because I thought it contained spoilers. Turns out it doesn’t, but it also probably does. They are predictions that are probably true!

            I had this exact same theory – that Yuno won a previous survival game, and went back in time for SOME reason (that is the part I haven’t really worked out). I swear I had this theory! I even explained it to a friend, who is now my witness.

            If you haven’t played 999, PLAY IT. It’s a visual novel, but it is insanely awesome.
            Anyway, thinking back to certain parts of 999’s story is what gave me the idea that the survival game has been played once before, and Yuno came out victorious.

            The thing is, if Yuno won the survival game, she would be God! Why isn’t she God of space and time?

          • Bob from Accounting
            Posted February 28, 2012 at 8:43 am | Permalink

            Probably because there can’t be more than one God at the same time or something, so Yuno went back to being human when she got to the past.

    • Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:38 am | Permalink

      Welp. Zammael’s scooped you on the theory side.

      But there’s no such thing as a “bad” Yuno. Yuno’s always good ;D

  10. petitorenji
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 2:09 am | Permalink


    Ahahahaaha – my thoughts exactly since ep 1.

    I was hoping that they would reveal the secrets to Eighth’s body proportions, but guess I’ll have to wait.

    And I almost yelled at the screen of Yuno’s hesitation in killing Eleventh, but then again, he may have gotten out of the car just because he knew she wouldn’t shoot him, due to his “The Watcher” diary and all.

    And why isn’t Muru Muru dying, if Deus is?

    • Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:41 am | Permalink

      We’re gonna need to go beyond the usual autopsy to discover the secrets behind 8th’s freakish stature. DNA sequence that lady up.

      I still stand by my Murumuru-is-actually-the-true-god-of-time-and-space theory. She’s the one who actually handed out the Diaries, after all.

      • Posted February 23, 2012 at 8:09 am | Permalink

        Deus gave Yukiteru his Random Diary, FYI.

        • Posted February 23, 2012 at 8:37 am | Permalink

          That’s probably what Murumuru wants Deus to think. She’s totally playing him ಠ_ಠೃ

          • Posted February 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

            Ad hoc rationalizations to protect a pet theory is always funny. :)

  11. Kit-A-Ron-Ron-Kat
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Having two ‘Gasai Yuno’ meet in your Universe is probably enough to totally mess with the space-time continuum/causality/fundamental laws of physics. No wonder then that Deus is dying, probably from the after-effects of that cataclysmic event (George Carlin once did an accurate description of that kind of disaster), and would probalby be dead already if one ‘Gasai Yuno’ didn’t take matter in her hand and removed the other.

    Now that I think about it, I wouldn’t be surprise if young Ellen Ripley turned out to have been a fan of Mirai Nikki. She clearly picked up that gentle nature and direct way of dealing with threats from our favorite Yandere.

  12. Netto
    Posted February 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    I literally shouted and ROTFL’ed when I saw your guy’s 2 Yuno = Parallel Universe/Time Travel explanations.

    You guys are seriously just…<3

    Ok just watch the last few episodes. But I think most of the mind fudge just got it's power taken away by our very smart peoplez here. xDDDD

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