As awesome as it was to see an actual Mirai Nikki animation, a ten-minute short does not an OVA make…
I have no idea what asread was doing when they decided to make a ten-minute OVA on a suberp piece of reading, but I left wanting more than what I actually got. It was good to see the fourth and ninth being awesome and doing detective stuff and blowing up the schoolyard, but aside from that, no fights went down, we just get some quick introductory scenes to the series. I can only assume that this is due to the series not being completed yet. I read somewhere that they were going to wait for the manga to complete its run before making a full anime. So if this is true, and the actual anime has still yet to come, I’ll be fine with this ten-minute short that really acts like a teaser trailer. However, if not, is this all I ever get from a series as enjoyable as Mirai Nikki, I will be very asspained.
As short as the work was, however. It does show how Yukki acquires his diary, which takes up the majority of the work. For newcomers to series, the beginning is always important to know, so you know roughly what is happening. Here it is put plain as day, this is a game between 12 people, and the last one standing becomes
Desu Deus. After that, it cuts to 9th blowing the fuck out of the school, and the breakdown of Yukki to Yuuno. It skips over the serial murder arc for the most part, but by that point, I was just watching to see what they could cram into it in ten minutes.
Overall, while a decent production for its length. I’d have been happier with a proper OVA. Maybe it really was just a preview for an actual anime. *crosses fingers*