Mirai Nikki – 9 & 10

Group hugs; you’re doing it wrong (Hint: there should be less stabbing)

Well, it’s almost Christmas, and I have been struck down yet again by a flu that makes me wish for the sweet embrace of death. Tis the season indeed. Bah Humbug! Anyway, I will try and swallow my grouchyness (which might be hard since my throat feels like it’s being hugged by a million tiny chainsaws) and get on with this double post!

 Episode 9

The bitches explain their plot to capture Akise’s Diary but he isn’t going to give it up without a fight; he preposes a game to determine who gets who’s Diary. “Whoever guesses which hand their opponent is holding the coin in wind the opponents phone.” Sounds simple, right? Well, when Yuki actually has the brains to try and tell Yuno what hand the diary dictates via blinks it….isn’t really going to work when it’s amazingly obvious and the bad guys pick up on it. #fail Akise sees through it anyway, cause he’s a boss, and the bitches are stumped. Akise manages to win and the girls release Yuki, but not the Diary. The way he gushes over Akise infuriates Yuno to the point she pins him to the ground.

 

Yuno’s on top of everything around here…

She assures her suspicions; Akise ISN’T a diary owner! His phone is blank. He admits he was playing with everyone, but is still prepared to bet his life for Yuki’s Diary. They go for one last fateful coin toss, and Yuno and Akise actually work together to fool Yuki’s diary. Sure this involves lying to him and then knocking him out, but hey! a result is a result. It’s pretty clever actually, fooling Yuki’s diary like that. Yuno takes the opportunity to run up and stab Mao, and the gang leave as Hinata tried to save her. She also calls the dogs in to chase down our escapees.

 

Yuki volunteers to go stop Hinata while the remaining three (then two as of course Yuno can’t leave him) attempt to draw the dogs away from them. Yuno berates Yuki for wanting friends, deeming anyone besides her unnecessary. She tries to convince them to escape alone together but Yuki dismisses this idea too. Yuno manages to capture Hinata, and is seconds from slitting her throat when Yuki forces Yuno’s hand by introducing her to everyone as his GIRLFRIEND. Oh, snap! So just as its all apparently cleared up, evil papa uses one of the dogs to tell Hinata he is proud of her. And warms them that he isn’t the only bad guy around. Cue Fourth pressing the gun to his head. Double, snap!

Mean Girls

 Episode 10

This episode starts out with Yuno digging a massive ass hole while singing that it is for Yuki. Oh, dear. After that we get Ninth building bombs and flash backing to her fight with Third, before meeting up with a lovely gentleman. They end up handcuffed together as they are fleeing, and take refuge in a fashion workshop. Here we see where she got that pretty dress she wore to bomb the school. It isn’t really her style but hey, it’s as good a reason as any for some unnecessary fanservice.

 

Yuno likes what she sees

Back in the present Yuki has been tricked into a faux wedding ceremony by Akise with Yuno. She, of course, is thrilled while Yuki struggles with how to tell her that his previous confession was a lie. They do end up having fun together though while indulging in their little fake wedding.

 

Because she’s fucking crazy!!!!

A little too much fun, as Yuki admits that if it hadn’t been for seeing Yuno’s decomposing parents that day he probably could have seen himself falling for her, and he really wishes how he could just forget what he saw. He takes her home afterwards to find Akise waiting for them. He’s been doing some exploring while they were out, and guess what he found?…nothing. That’s right, judging by the massive ass pit outside, Yuno has got rid of the evidence. But does she even know she has? According to her this is the first time Yuki’s been to her house. GASP. Just to put some icing on the cake, our Detective friend puts a bounty on both Yuno and Yuki’s heads for the murder of Hinata’s father…the murder he perpetrated, lest we forget. Basically, everyone’s gone insane!

 

Traitor!

END THOUGHTS

Well these two episodes certainly had a lot packed into them. First off; Akise is still awesome. Since he doesn’t have a Diary though I’m confused as to why he is as good as he is, and just how he knows so much. Episode 9 was definitely pretty low on the twists in comparrison to 10, but it did have some nice character moments. Yuki declaring Yuno as his girlfriend to the guys was definitely an “Oh, shit!” moment.You can just tell he instantly regretted it, and continues to throughout episode 10.

Episode 10 was my pick of the two, it had some really good story points. Like, remember back when Yuki found the corpses in Yuno’s house his Diary changed? Well the whole wedding scene seemed to me like a giant middle finger to him, as if it was saying; “You could have had all this! If only you hadn’t snooped!” It was such a bitter irony, and just executed amazingly. Just Yuki’s expression even! He was so fucking sour about it, lol. It was almost as if he knew that, too. If he had just kept his nose out then this could have been their future. And despite the “Happy End” predicted in Yuno’s Diary, I get the feeling it’s not the kind of ending that would nessessarily make him happy.

I kind of liked seening Minene’s moe side, only because it was mocked so well. If she had been serious I think I would have just had to shut off VLC. I couldn’t take it. It was quite nice to see it parodied, and every episode she’s in she reminds me more of Revy from Black Lagoon. Which is fucking awesome. Another thing I want to note is the music, GODDAMN. The build up to when Yuno tells Yuki and Akise that’s the first time he’s been to her house was fucking BEAUTIFUL. It literally got my heart racing, leading up to that other “Oh, shit!” moment right at the end there. Everytime I start to lose my faith a little in what Mirai Nikki has to offer they remind me what I love about it with moments like that. Fantastic.

NEXT TIME

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33 Responses to “Mirai Nikki – 9 & 10”

  1. Overcooled says:

    I like what episode 10 was trying to accomplish, but I think it fell a bit flat somewhere. I like that they tried to show that Minene is a badass no matter what, but the way it was done left no real impact :/ I will admit that Yuno re-arranging her own memories after digging that giant hole was incredibly unsettling though. I’m surprised they just left it at that and moved on to Yukiteru going home XD

    Get well soon, Hime~! I hope you feel better in time for Christmas!

    • Hime says:

      It did seem like a pointless excursion; lets see how Minene got her dress! Yay? I thought it was pretty ironic that in the first half of the episode Mirai Nikki was pretty much bashing shojo manga, but the second half was a picture perfect wedding ceremony (on the surface).

      I’m surprised Akise didn’t jump Yuki when they were walking home together

      Thank you, OC. Hopefully I am on the mend :)

  2. Bob from Accounting says:

    Future Diary: Now with extra creepy piano! Seriously, the OP and ED for episode ten were actually pretty unsettling.

  3. Snowley says:

    I watched all 10 episodes on Monday (4 hours straight, yay!) and I have to say this is BEST ANIME OF WINTER SEASON. Oooooh, I haven’t watch good gorey thriller in a while. And strangely from what I’ve seen, anime adaptation is better than manga (especially better drawn). If they keep it up, it may be second blockbuster like Death Note.

    PS I love Akise. He’s so awesome.

    • Hime says:

      Whoa! Props, Snowley for marathoning this! (did you manage to sleep afterwards?) Kekekeke..

      • Snowley says:

        Yeah, actually I seep very well after horror movies. And Mirai Nikki is not that scary at all.

        • Hime says:

          aw whut xD nerves of steel you have!

          • Bob from Accounting says:

            No, I think it’s just that Future Diary is, indeed, not scary. The only scary bit of the series was, as I said, this episode’s unsettling piano. The rest of it is mainly OTT silliness for the sake of fun, in my view. Apart from the rapey rape arc. Which was just awkward, and shouldn’t have happened.

  4. BlackBriar says:

    Ahh, Yuno the psycho. The main reason I love this show so much. Hahaha, Nice job, Yuki. You’ve dug your own grave making that false declaration. But it should work out. After all, opposites attract even if she’s fucking crazy. She’s perfect for him.

    Ninth is pretty awesome as well. She’s my favorite yandere next to Yuno. Though she looks and acts pretty similar to Deadman’s Minatsuki and has a similar childhood background. You gotta love psychotic yanderes.

    Akise is a good character but I wonder what part he has in this since he’s not a diary owner. I was trolled by his well thought out deceptions (He still reminds me of Kamisama Dolls’ Aki).

    I’m not surprised Fourth would turn on Yuki and Yuno. That “I have no interest in becoming God” bit was bullshit from the get-go because no one could resist the temptation to gain power.

    • Hime says:

      She is pretty perfect for him as far as opposites attracting goes. I mean, he’s innoccent and naive and stupid. She’s derranged and cunning and fucking mental. It works!

  5. skylion says:

    Less stabbing? Isn’t that how Yuno says, “hello”. I would feel slighted if she kept the knife sheathed upon meeting her.

    • Hime says:

      Epic icon, btw. XD

      And that is true, who really offers up their hand to shake anymore? Unless it’s to be severed, that is.

      • BlackBriar says:

        LOL. Should we use Sixth’s dilemma as an example to back that statement up? It’s so appropriate.

      • skylion says:

        Yeah, it was hard to pick just one Taiga icon. I like the way it works. Perhaps I should go for a X-mas pic now that everyone else has. Hmmmmm. Taiga Angel Donut seems perfects.

        • Hime says:

          @BlackBriar I think we could xD She was definately on the same wave-length as Yuno, as much as Yuno would probably hate that. To be honest, she seems like a better kisser, too.

          • BlackBriar says:

            If it was possible, I’d rather see more of Sixth’s kissing than Yuno. I actually felt turned on by it (Yuki, you lucky bastard!!!). Not only that, she stuck her tongue in Yuki’s mouth, making Yuno even more pissed. Yeah, Yuno is awesome but Sixth is so hot and sexy.

  6. anaaga says:

    Nuooo Hime don’t be sick! Well you are already, so feel better! Drink lots of medicine!

    Akise has got to be one of the most fabulous characters in Mirai Nikki. He’s so charismatic, I was totally charmed with that cocky smile of his.
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    It’s ironic how every time Yukitteru is thinking of something good about Yuno (even if it’s just a little bit), something would always mess it up. But the question is, what did Yuno did with the room? Suddenlt is vanished, and there’s no single trace of it left. Not even some rubble of broken woods scattering on the ground. If Yuno used some explosive, there’s no trace of the explosion, not even a tiny bit, on the ground and around the hole. It just vanished. This definitely raises a question about Yuno’s power.

    • Hime says:

      I’ve been huddled up with a Jun Fukuyama album X3 it soothes my pain.

      Akise is so unf. In so many ways. And I know what you mean about that spoiler. They MUST include it. It will actually break my heart if they don’t. They’ve been hinting at it anyway, what with Akise’s “I like Yuki as more than a friend.” You can’t get more blatant than that.

    • skylion says:

      I just wish they would have shown how he got to understand how the Nikki work. His bluff would have been that much more impressive; as it was is was merely cool.

      Ooooo Kissing Yuuki? Chaste peck, full mouth, tongue, side to side, on the neck? Details please.

  7. Karakuri says:

    What?! You’re sick!? I thought we both had a cold back in autumn so we could laugh at the people who catch colds in the winter… Feel better!!

    ….I’m going to be honest and say that I do not remember the mock wedding AT ALL if it was in the manga. Episode 10 just felt weird to me.

    • Hime says:

      I know, Kara ;_; but my immune system is really pants. Thank you, I think I’m over the worst of it (the 3 days in bed helped)

      I heard the wedding was in the manga, maybe in a different form or a side story. Not sure.

  8. Foshizzel says:

    DAWWWW Episode 10! Yuno and Yuki getting married so good, also messed up! Poor Yuki is freaking out over the whole thing..

    Doh! I hope you bet well soon, being sick is full of lame and not very awesome at all T___T

    • Hime says:

      *sniffles* I know T_T …

      It was kinda cute, and messed up xD in the way only Mirai Nikki can be. Least they didn’t play it for laughs, though.

  9. amado says:

    I loved how they did ep 10. the parody was not actually part of the original source, so I was pleasantly surprised. goes to show not all filler is bad.

    you know, the anime has also made me consider yunoXakise despite me accepting yukiXyuno. another anime blog showed to me how they can be quite a pair and how ep 9 makes it look like sexual tension considering he’s not only yuno’s rival, he’s also skilled enough to go toe-to-toe with her.
    plus both are awesome geniuses who are also yanderes.

    • Hime says:

      Mirai Nikki has been pretty good at their anime original moments. Lets just have faith that the streak continues.

      I agree with YunoxAkise, they have a certain Shizuo/Izaya quality. That intense hatred can be interpreted as misplaced desire. Hmmmm *strokes imaginary mustache*

  10. Joojoobees says:

    10 was a strange episode. I didn’t understand until I read it here that the first part was a flashback. I also don’t understand the hole all that well. I mean if you dig a giant pit and bury things in it, then leave the pit, it seems it would be easy t find the things you buried at the bottom of it.

    • Hime says:

      My question was how did she get out? Does there even excist a ladder that tall?

  11. skylion says:

    Well, the Wedding did go off without a hitch. And was strangely appropriate. No one gave the bride away, and the groom was jittery as all get out. The bride was beautiful.

    Does anyone else think that Yuuki should have gone for black with a blue tie/cravat/ascot thingy? White isn’t his colour.

    • Hime says:

      I actually quite liked him in white. Yuno’s dress should have been red satin or something xD

      Our new look; blood splattered!

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