Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary). This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary)

10. Tokyo Ghoul
9. Bokurano
8. School Days
7. Guilty Crown
6. Another
5. Elfen Lied
4. Btooom!
3. Danganronpa: The Animation
2. Death Note
1. Deadman Wonderland

10. Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo GhoulSynopsis – Tokyo has become a cruel and merciless city—a place where vicious creatures called “ghouls” exist alongside humans. The citizens of this once great metropolis live in constant fear of these bloodthirsty savages and their thirst for human flesh. However, the greatest threat these ghouls pose is their dangerous ability to masquerade as humans and blend in with society.

Similarity – The atmosphere is very similar in both, dark, eerie, yet also some quirkiness at times… and the presence of much blood and gore, very graphic and psychotic… The male protagonist in both also seems similar in that they are just normal students until they are entangled in a “game” of life and death, contemplating murder in order to survive. They both also met very crazed girls who seem to hold no remorse for killing.

9. Bokurano

BokuranoSynopsis – During a summer camp, 15 children, 8 males and 7 females, find a grotto by the sea. Deep within they discover working computers and some electronic equipment, and later the owner, a man called Kokopelli. Kokopelli claimed to be a programmer working on a brand new game, in which a large robot has to defend the Earth against fifteen alien invasions. He persuades the children to test the game and sign a contract. All but one of the signs; barely a moment later they mysteriously awaken on the shore believing what happened was just a dream.

Similarity – Kids fighting for their lives, knowing full well most of them won’t make it out alive. While Mirai Nikki is a bit more violent, both have their fair share of nightmare fuel and horrifying revelations as the stories unfold.

8. School Days

School DaysSynopsis – School Days follows the lives of these three teenagers as they traverse the joys and hardships that come with being a high schooler. In a story alive and brimming with romance and melancholy, the tale of these three students will linger in memory long after the momentous conclusion.

Similarity – For those who like “yandere”, should watch Mirai Nikki, the women protagonists of both animes are psychopaths (Kotonoha and Yuno). Mirai Nikki is more violent and dramatic than School Days, but both of them have the “Psychopath Love”.

7. Guilty Crown

Guilty CrownSynopsis – Guilty Crown follows the action-packed story of a young high school student who is dragged into a war, possessing an ability that will help him uncover the secrets of the GHQ, Funeral Parlor, and Lost Christmas. However, he will soon learn that the truth comes at a far greater price than he could have ever imagined.

Similarity – Similar scenes from time to time, Yukiteru is Shu, Yuno is Inori, both have mysterious pasts, the Void King in Guilty Crown is the God of Time and Space in Mirai Nikki. Both female protagonists have relationships with the male protagonist, both mention about the Apocalypse in a different way.

6. Another

AnotherSynopsis – When Kōichi Sasakibara transfers to his new school, he can sense something frightening in the atmosphere of his new class, a secret none of them will talk about. At the center is the beautiful girl Mei Misaki. Kōichi is immediately drawn to her mysterious aura, but then he begins to realize that no one else in the class is aware of her presence.

Similarity – These series are known to have dark atmospheres, suspense, and horror. As the main characters (usually a boy and a girl) progress, they mostly survive these obstacles, but several other characters either, become missing or get killed off in the end. If you are a big fan of horror and suspense, then these two will fit your time.

5. Elfen Lied

Elfen LiedSynopsis – The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads and has a “sixth sense” which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this dangerous power, they have been captured and isolated in laboratories by the government. Lucy, a young and psychotic Diclonius, manages to break free of her confines and brutally murder most of the guards in the laboratory, only to get shot in the head as she makes her escape. She survives and manages to drift along to a beach, where two teenagers named Kouta and Yuka discovers her. Having lost her memories, she was named after the only thing that she can now say, “Nyuu,” and the two allow her to stay at Kouta’s home. However, it appears that the evil “Lucy” is not dead just yet…

Similarity – Both Elfen lied and Mirai Nikki pull you along into the depths of the anti-heroes spiraling insanity as you watch their encounters with other estranged or morally imbalanced characters. Elfen Lied has a large focus on uncensored gore whilst Mirai Nikki does not, But it is only to add to the story of each anime to add emphasis on the characters moral actions in each story.

4. Btooom!

BTOOOM

Synopsis – Ryota Sakamoto is an unemployed 22-year-old who lives with his mother and spends his days doing nothing but playing video games. In the real world there may be nothing special about him, but online he’s one of the world’s top players of the combat game called Btooom.
One day he awakens on what appears to be a tropical island, though he has no memory of how he got there or why. While exploring the island Ryota runs into a stranger who attacks him by throwing a strange looking bomb at him. Ryota then realizes that his life is in danger and that he has somehow become trapped in a real-life version of his favorite game. Ryota and the other “players” must now survive through the nightmare to figure out the reason why they ended up in the game in the first place.

Similarity – Both Anime focus on a game that the members are competing against to win a prize. The problem… both games involve killing other people in order to win. The main characters of both Anime don’t want to kill people either, which in itself is another problem.

3. Danganronpa: The Animation

Danganronpa The AnimationSynopsis – Being just a normal student without a special talent, Makoto Naegi wins a lottery to attend the prestigious Hope’s Peak Academy where only the top prodigies attend. However, instead of this being the beginning of a wonderful high school life, it’s a ticket to despair, because the only way to graduate from Hope’s Peak Academy is to kill one of your fellow students or be one of their victims.

Similarity – Similar themes of Mystery, Action, Psychological and a bit of a Thriller. A battle royale where a select number of people have to kill each other (kill or be killed) in order to “win”. In both Anime’s, the main character is a teenage male who teams up with another character in order to survive.

2. Death Note

Death Note

Synopsis – Yagami Light is an ace student with great prospects, who’s bored out of his mind. One day he finds the “Death Note”: a notebook from the realm of the Death Gods, with the power to kill people in any way he desires. With the Death Note in hand, Light decides to create his perfect world, without crime or criminals. However, when criminals start dropping dead one by one, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer, and a battle of wits, deception, and logic ensues…

Similarity – Both of these Anime deal with notes that foretell things. On one side, you have a strong male lead who writes the death futures, on the other side, you have a weak male lead who sees his own future predicted and his possible death.

1. Deadman Wonderland

Deadman WonderlandSynopsis – Ganta Igarashi has been convicted of a crime that he hasn’t committed, and sent to a new, privately owned and operated the prison, where the inmates are the main attraction in a modern day twist to the gladiatorial coliseums of ancient times. Throw in a healthy dose of weird little girl, some new-found super powers, and a little conspiracy theory, and you have Deadman Wonderland.

Similarity – Both series have a young protagonist who is given/discovers he has an unusual power and is required to fight similarly powered people to survive. Both have similar art styles and rather stylishly violent action on top of its inherent moral dilemmas and pervasive air of desperation.

Credits – MAL, ANN

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