Monday, 19 December 2011

Future Diary - Mirai Nikki - Episode 11

It seems that we have a new and unlikely alliance in the world of Mirai Nikki as episode eleven begins, with detective Keigo Kurusu seeking out the help of Minene Uryuu of all people.

With that deal seemingly done and dusted, Kurusu uses his cronies to bring Yukiteru and Yuno in for questioning - although Yuno soon gets antsy about the possible danger Yukkii figures there's nothing to worry about given the alliance and trust they have with Kurusu.  Besides, what could possible go wrong a in police station?

Well, how about an impromptu game of Russian roulette?  This dangerous "game" between Yukkii and Kurusu soon brings Yuno to the interrogation quite literally with all guns blazing, and in the subsequent attempt to escape Yukiteru shoots a police officer in the chest.  Thus, our pair of lovebirds find themselves on the run from the cops and an injured Kurusu, and what's worse they now also have Uryuu's explosive attention to deal with.  But is Uryuu really on Kurusu's side or not?  Her actions suggest that she's still looking to pull a fast one over her old rival, but who knows with this series?

After an arguably necessary slower episode last week, Mirai Nikki returns to our usual programming and the expected dose of insanity that it brings this time around - Yuno in particular is as uncontrollably violent as ever, while Yukkii's near-constant state of confused terror actually leaves him as the more dangerous of the pair when it comes to wielding a gun.  After some great set pieces which are as bombastic as ever and even some time for a quick slice of impromptu comedy, we seem to be beautifully placed for yet more crazy twists and turns next week, and to be honest I simply can't get enough of it.  If it's wrong to watch Mirai Nikkievery week with a huge, twisted grin on my face, then I don't want to be right.

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