Mirai Nikki – 25 & 26 [END]

H A P P Y    E N D ?

And here it is; The End of Mirai Nikki. It’s been a long 26 weeks with the lovable stalker and her virginal knee-sock wearing sidekick. Remember when Yuki used to be such a pussy all he would do is get kidnapped and cry? Oh ho ho. Good times. And here he is in episode 26 getting kidnapped and..uh, crying…Tell me how this guy survived an interdimentional battle royale again?!

So, with Yuno still in possession of Yuki’s diary she’s able to track his movements. She’s also able to see how he is feeling, this comprises her as she’s already decided to kill him and thus (in her twisted mind) save him. Just as Yuno is about to leave her Father rushes in, seemingly concerned. Yuno immediately stabs him. Ninth drops Yuki and the 3rd Yuno off and his diary predicts Yuno will catch them, which she does. Yuki faces off against her as she slashes away ruthlessly at him. He fairs pretty well, dodging her slashes and avoiding Murmur.

 

He gets injured by Murmur and Yuno reads it all on her diary and experiences her conflicted feelings about it again. Yuki runs at her and she throws her knife, but it only skims him. Ninth also drop kicks Murmur. Awesome. As Yuki is seemingly crushed under Murmur’s sphere we see all the previous diary owners of this world take in the explosions if the school.

 

Suddenly Yuki wakes up in his home, and Yuno tells him she’s created a perfect dream for him. He tries to say her name but finds he can’t, as where he is isn’t a world where she exists. Yuno attempts to say goodbye, finding she can’t kill him this time. So she’s just going to lock him in the sphere and find the Yuki of the 3rd world. Yuno tells Yuki that he would have loved anyone had they protected him, and that she would have loved anyone were she dependent on them. Then the girl Yuki got the love note from appears and offers herself to him. He refuses but she just undressed and advances on him. The sphere begins to close and Yuno bids farewell, leaving Yuki to get…uh…raped, I guess?

Ninth appears having whipped Murmur’s ass, and challenges Yuno. As she runs for the first strike Yuno releases Murmur, who goes all Judge Doom on us and utterly slaughters Ninth. Yuki’s indulging his fake patents in his perfect illusion as the two continue to battle it out outside.

When Ninth is defeated Murmur goes back to normal and it’s up to Yuno to kill her 3rd world self. She wakes up and Yuno tells her about all the things that are going to happen. 3rd world Yuno tells her she isn’t suffering though, and how she loves both her patents and believes they will come around. Present-Yuno wonders when she became so twisted.

 

Meanwhile, Yuki is waking up from his prison as the cops arrive at the school and Yuno’s Dad appears. It’s all happening! Everyone’s future is changing…for the better. Yuno finally works up the courage to stab herself but her dad blocks her attack. Her mother also comes in and the two comfort 3rd world Yuno. Present Yuno admits her jealously and vows to kill herself and her parents, just as Yuki is breaking through his dreamworld. Fourth, who arrived with the cops, fires as Yuno starts towards her alternate family, which Murmur blocks. Wait…not OUR Murmur, the Murmur from the second world…wow, okay.

 

Yuki embraces Yuno and she can’t believe he chose her over his dream world. He asks her to kill him again and instead she stabs herself. Yuno and Yuki share one last kiss before she dies and Yuki is crowned victor and spirited away with 2nd world Murmur.

Cue epilogue! Bizzarly, Ninth and the rookie Cop shack up in this world and even have …BABIES. Fourth son that looks like a daughter also survived thanks to Ninth’s advice. Ai and Marco are pregnant. Shota boy is cute not evil. Everyone is all set. Even…..SQUUEE!!!!! Akise is alive!!!!!! Yay!!!! Yuno has friends, is getting on with her family and …Yuki is dating that chick with the glasses. Well…the Yuki of THAT world. OUR Yuki has decided to grow his hair out…over the past 10,000 years. God is a tough stick, and consists of mainly floating about in a purple galaxy in despair. Until…

I PRAY THAT LOVE NEVER COMES TO ME WITH MURDEROUS INTENT

Someone’s been watching a bit too much FMA: Brotherhood.

Well, it hasn’t steered you wrong so far.

Nightmare fuel

Yeah. Yeah, you did….want to make out?

First attempt at humor that actually made me laugh

FINAL THOUGHTS

Mirai Nikki is a rare thing. A story of this caliber is a rare thing. Towards the end I was continually impressed with the twists and turns the story would take in order to keep the audience going “what the fuck!”, but these two episodes contained so much more than simple DUN DUN DUN moments. You’d think that by this point there would be no more character development to be had, but oh no, Yuki and Yuno grow so much in these last two episodes. There’s also this incredible emotional charge to everything that goes on. You really buy into what the characters are feeling and genuinly care for them, something that’s hard to achieve in shows like this where everything is usually so ridiculous.

Yuno’s conversation with her 3rd world self was beautiful and also kind of poingant. I could see where they were going with it, but it’s still cool to be presented with that senario, and it was handled masterfully. What would you do if you were to face yourself when you were younger? Also, another neat thing was how her attitude at the time contrasted how she is now. It was a fun thing for them to play with – that Yuno’s memories of herself retrospectivly are so different to what she feels now. I really enjoyed that little part. I thought it was clever, and more than a little relatable. Sometimes hindsight can cloud things and make you realize missed oppertunities and better perspectives you used to have.

Yuki’s fate was a little dreary and unexpected. I can’t help but feel it was a little odd. I mean, I don’t know what I expected when he became God, but it wasn’t “grow his hair out like an 80s headliner and sit about in a skyjina moping”. The last few seconds were also a tad too ambiguous for my taste, it seemed implausible for the sake of a last minute twist. But it doesn’t detract from how good I thought these last episodes were. It always felt like something big was going on, it had this scale that was mesmerising – aptly like a trainwreck you just can’t look away from. Mirai Nikki has been one helluva ride, and it’s been a pleasure to blog it through all its ups and downs. I’ll be on hiatus for the Spring season, but hopefully I’ll be back in summer if the anime curcuit tosses me anything juicy.

Until then~

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18 Responses to “Mirai Nikki – 25 & 26 [END]”

  1. Rakuen says:

    I know people have criticized Yuki for being the ultimate inaction man in his omnipotence, but in a way it’s fitting. Yuki lost his innocence, his morality, his friends, his parents, and his love. What good is success if you have no one to share it with at the end? And yet Murmur #2 stands by him the whole time…

    What a ride this has been. Thanks for covering the series Hime. Hope you have a good season off!

    • Hime says:

      I rag on Yuki but I don’t hate his character. As annoying as any ineffectual character is, I do like that it’s the boy for a change needing to be rescued all the time. Also, at the end when he was killing off all his friends it was that much more powerful because of what a weak character he was.

      Thanks very much Rakuen, like I said, it’s been a pleasure!

  2. mo00odi says:

    Do you think there will be a second season ?

    • BlackBriar says:

      Maybe there is a possibility of that happening or maybe an OVA to cover the loose ends. But what is actually happening is that Funimation has licensed the anime for distribution and a live action television drama will premiere April 21, 2012.

    • Bob from Accounting says:

      Dunno about a whole second season but there’s clearly going to be some kind of continuation.

      • Hime says:

        I dunno if that thing at the end was refeering to the compilation of all of Murmur’s extras that appeared at the end of each episode. I heard they were making an OVA out of that.

  3. Kyokai says:

    I actually liked the end and as you say, this was definitely one of those rare anime that stuck around their unpredictable guns. Of course, Yuno coming to visit as a last line was wtf but overall, this has been a great ride. I loved both the Yunos talking and I think that conversation explained her situation than anything else in the story. Props to Yukki finally for manning up to break the ideal world and Yuno for always loving him. Such sweetness.

    • Hime says:

      Its odd that their romance ended up being fairly healthy towards the end there. In a way.

  4. BlackBriar says:

    This has been a wild ride from start to finish. There was no telling what would happen next. I enjoyed the raw emotion and tragic moments between Yuki and Yuno. It was interesting seeing the two Yunos facing each other, exchanging their views and how dark and callous the second world version became to accomplish her warped yet pure hearted intentions to be with her lover even though it meant murdering mass amounts of people to do it.

    Good to see that everyone’s future has turned out for the best. I wonder what kind of paradox will be created having the second world Ninth in the third world now that she is shown to be living happily with the third incarnation of Nishijima, having children who have inherited her godly powers and can fly.

    The end leaves possibilities of another season or at least an OVA and I’m probably taking a long shot on this but that voice could be another alternate Yuno since Yuki refuses to rule with everybody he cared for dead. But he pulls off that rogue look perfectly.

    Thanks for blogging this insanely awesome show, Hime, and best of luck with your time off. See you in Summer.

  5. Moni Chan says:

    THIS ANIME IS AWESOME. any objections

    • BlackBriar says:

      No objections here. Who wouldn’t like this anime?

  6. Moni Chan says:

    I don’t think theres a continuation. My friend told me to read the last 10 or 11 pages of the manga. It’s basically the ending of the anime

  7. Puffin says:

    Why is it that I can’t help feeling that 8th and 11th’s epilogue was the most shocking twist in the series? I mean sure the others were surprising and all, but that one really came out of left field for me.

    • Hime says:

      Anything to do with that bobble-headed nightmare just makes me cringe.

  8. Mikoto says:

    To the above comment, apparently the anime cut out one hint in the manga where 11th finds 8th…. to his liking.

    My reaction to the ending: It could have been better.

    • Hime says:

      I think the last few minutes could have been better, but I have enjoyed the ride nevertheless :D

  9. tatsuya says:

    I realized the ending suppose to be longer like the manga ver ~~ they cut some part a bit ~~

    • Hime says:

      Really? Wonder if they are going to do an OVA then to cover it. I would quite like to know what that last line was all about…

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