Publisher’s Weekly has this to say about the bestselling and highly-rated Future Diary series:
“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…Perfect for teen readers who want their fights to the death less gory or who just really like cellphones.”
Yukiteru is a lonely student whose only hobby is the daily diary he keeps on his cell phone. But Yukiteru has a secret that nobody knows about…his cellphone can tell the future! Now a vicious game of survival is about to begin among twelve future diaryholders – with the winner crowned god of the new world!
Sakae Esuno’s chilling shonen masterpiece is a relentless adventure that will have you questioning the boundaries of time and space – and hoping for the slightest glimmer of hope in a dark, desolate world that may look surprisingly familiar to all of us…
Yukiteru, Yuno, and Kurusu band together to prevent the battle of Future Diaries from getting out of hand. But when Yukiteru discovers a dark secret about Yuno that changes everything, will he still be able to trust her?
Now wary of his new “friends,” Yukiteru joins them on an investigation of a priestess from a temple who seems to have mysterious powers. As new Diary owners show up, each with their own ambitions, who, in this dark and desolate world, is friend and who is foe?