Future Diary is one of the best psychological thriller anime that one shouldn’t miss watching.
The show is known for intense high stakes in a survival game with intelligent characters competing against each other and fans of the show are always on the lookout for similar recommendations.
From “Kakegurui”, and “Btoom”, to “Death Note”, Here are the 10 best anime like future diary (Mirai Nikki).
So, let’s get started.
Set in a small village where a series of mysterious death occurs.
Toshio, the village’s doctor, and Seishin, the monk begins to investigate this epidemic but the rumors around the Kirishiki family are bone-chilling.
Shiki has the same intense thrilling elements as future diary with a different plot and storyline.
Hyakkaou private academy where students are taught gambling and are also ranked based on their gambling skills.
Yumeko Jabami is a transfer student who is a gambling prodigy, and her goal is to climb the top of the school hierarchy by brutally defeating the student council members similar to defeating other future diary holders.
8. Guilty Crown
Set in a post-apocalyptic future where a mysterious virus has destroyed the world and “GHQ”, a powerful organization has taken control of Japan.
Shu Ouma, a high school student has a special gene known as the “Void Gene” (similar to Yuki from Future dairy) being special which allows him exact weapons from persons.
A terrorist group recruits him to fight against the GHQ and uncover the truth behind the virus apocalypse.
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Ryouta Sakamoto is an unemployed 22-year-old man who is the top player in the survival multiplayer game, Btooom.
However, one day he wakes up to find himself in the game and he must survive terrifying booms while being forced to kill other players which is a similar situation of survival to future dairy.
6. When They Cry: Higurashi
Maebara Keiichi, is a student who has transferred to a new school in a small village, Hinamizawa.
The peaceful village soon turns into a sea of blood as endless violence approaches it and Keiichi soon becomes the center of attention like Yuki.
5. Danganropa: The Animation
Set in the prestigious Hope’s peak private academy which is known to gather exceptional talents from around the world and make them excel in their career.
However, the students in soon realize they are trapped in the school and are forced to murder other students in order to survive. similar to the survival situation in the future diary.
4. Elfen Lied
Lucy, a powerful mutant escapes from the research facility and ends with up amnesia while trying to survive.
Later, she is taken by two college students, Kouta and Tuka. While staying with them Lucy struggles to regain her memories and other mutants are trying to hunt her down.
If you looking for psychological anime like future diary, then elfen lied is the one for you.
3. Deadman Wonderland
Ganta Igarashi is falsely convicted of murdering his classmates and is sent to a privately owned prison.
There the inmates are forced to participate in deadly games for entertainment and he must uncover the truth behind the mysterious events.
Deadman wonderland holds the high stakes of survival similar to future diary and even has fascinating characters to grab your attention.
Searching for mystery anime like future diary, then you should start watching another as increase the intensity with each episode.
Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to the rumored cursed school which caused the death of a student many years ago.
He soon discovers that teachers and students are being killed off one by one but in the midst of the murders, Kouchichi becomes tangled with Mei Misak.
1. Death Note
Death note tops our list as both MCs have supernatural notebooks and even has survival storyline with memorable characters.
The anime follows Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a mysterious notebook called the “Death Note” that allows him to kill anyone by writing their names.
He decides to use the notebook to kill all criminals and create a peaceful society but “L”, a clever detective decides to stop his madness.