Mirai Nikki – Sanity can go to Hell (Episodes 1-8)
Okay, this show is insane, straight up. But it’s like Higurashi insane, where nobody wants anything more than to ax-murder people and occasionally indulge in the random slice-of-life or comedy scene. Although most of the series is focused on the obvious horror aspect of the show, when it does take a lighter turn, it rarely feels lame or forced, which most other series that switch between being serious to humorous fail to accomplish. But that doesn’t change the fact almost every single person in this show is completely batshit crazy. People are blowing up buildings, pulling motorcycles out of nowhere, wearing gaint eyeballs on their head, making their cult followers rape someone, electrocuting people, and plenty of other weird stuff.
Yuno freaks the hell out of me, and if I was Yuki, there would be absolutely no way I wouldn’t have had a nervous breakdown and bludgeoned her to death by now. I mean, she was going to kill his mom if she didn’t like her, and I bet that she already killed her parents, because they probably didn’t liker her stalking some loner kid. The series is also taking a rather fast approach at killing off the diary owners when compared to something like Fate/Zero, but then again, you can’t really compare those two in the same way.
But as good as the series is, you have to suspend your disbelief for a lot of this stuff. I’m not talking about stuff like the diaries or Deus or anything like that, because that’s explained as reality in this show. However, this show does still exist in the real world, so some limitation on things have to apply. For example, how in the world does a 5 year old kid get deadly poison gas, and how does he know how to rig a package to open it? Why would a 5 year old kid even be given a chance to become a god? Where the hell did Minene pull a motorcycle out of a smoke cloud? And most importantly, Why did they kill off the crazy black-suit-eyeball guy?!?!? He was so legit.