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Live-Action Mirai Nikki/Future Diary's Promo Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
TV show inspired by Sakae Esuno's manga to premiere on April 21

Japan's Fuji TV network began streaming a one-minute promotional video for Mirai Nikki - Another:World -, this month's live-action adaptation of Sakae Esuno's Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) manga.

In the story of the adaptation, 12 young people come into the possession of Future Diaries in which their futures are written. The 12 are forced to play a survival game and kill each other off. Roles include Hana-Kimi's Masaki Okada as Arata Hoshino, Thriller Restaurant's Ayame Gōriki as Yuno Furusaki, and Gantz's Kanata Hongou as Rui Moriguchi.

Mirai Nikki - Another:World - will be the first live-action television series to run in Fuji TV's 11 p.m. (specifically, 11:10 to 11:55 p.m.) timeslot on Saturdays in two years. Yūsuke Watanabe (20th Century Boys trilogy, Gantz, Bloody Monday) is scripting the series, and actress/singer Kou Shibasaki is performing the theme song "Another World." The series' first teaser began streaming last month.

The manga has sold 4 million copies and inspired both a video anime project and a television anime series which premiered in October. Tokyopop published 10 of the 12 manga volumes before shutting down its North American publishing operations last May. Funimation and the video-streaming service Niconico are streaming the television anime series as it airs in Japan.

Mirai Nikki - Another:World - will premiere on April 21.

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