Future Diary, Volume 1

Future Diary, Volume 1

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by Sakae Esuno

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Future Diary, like Battle Royale and Gantz before it, belongs to the forced-fight-to-the-death subgenre of manga, full of capricious puppet masters and bloodthirsty school girls. Yukiteru is a sweet-natured loner who spends most of his time with his cellphone diary and his imaginary friend, the troublemaking deity Deus Ex Machina. The problem is that this trickster god is quite real and out of boredom has created a "game" in which mortals find that their cellphone diaries can predict the future and must use them to fight to the death. Oddly, the only contestant who seems to be bothered by this is Yukiteru. Of the others, his new friend, Yuno, finds it romantic since she's utterly in love and thrilled to protect him; Takao was already a serial killer; and Minene is cheerfully using it as an excuse to blow people up with improbable amounts of explosives. Esuno's art is sprightly, sweet and deceptively innocent. So much so that Minene, a murderous goth lolita gone wrong, is so disturbingly cute that it somehow rebounds and makes her even scarier. Perfect for teen readers who want their fights to the death less gory or who just really like cellphones. (May)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Future Diary Series
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
16 Years


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Future Diary, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
IchigosPassion More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely fantastic. When I first picked it up my initial thought was "Eh. Just another horror/thriller manga". But I bought the first two anyway. After reading the first half of the first book I was hooked! The characters were all so... Different. And the plot was something I hadn't seen in so long I was like... Wow! I've read five of the books thus far and according to a source of mine there are 10+ books out (but aren't translated yet). The story line is VERY complex when it comes to some things and yet very simplistic. It's definitely meant for older readers as there is a lot of violence and not a lot of gore but... Anyway, if you're looking for a shounen-like manga, pick this one up and give it a read. You'll most like enjoy it!
an4564 More than 1 year ago
When i picked this up i was just looking for something to read but when i finshed it i couldn't wait for the next one to come out. This is one for my favorite mangas at this time. If you like action, thrilling, a lot of killing, or just want a good read then pick this up
Anonymous 10 months ago
I only read the sample off of iBooks, but I really like it so far! I recommend it if you love violence and yandere pink haired girls...
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The story was well planned out and original. Yukiteru, Yuno, and all the other characters are more unique than afinger print.It is a manga so you do have to read it backwords.
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