Future Diary

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Future Diary
Mirai Nikki
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Country Japan.jpg Japan
Language Japanese
Channel Chiba TV
Creator Sakae Esuno (Concept)
Naoto Hosoda (Director)
Genre Action
Thriller
Fantasy
Science-Fiction
Romance
Broadcast October 10, 2011 -
April 16, 2012
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 26 + 1 OVA



Future Diary, or better known by the original Japanese title Mirai Nikki, is a 2011 anime series based on the manga of the same name written by Sakae Esuno. Yukiteru Amano lives in his world and largely dispenses with contacts with his classmates. His only hobby is keeping a diary of all everyday events on his cell phone. His only friend, a god named Deus Ex Machina, only exists in Yuki's imagination. Yuki's life goes crazy when he realizes that his cell phone diary is predicting the future. The enthusiasm quickly fades when his classmate Yuno explains that she too is the owner of a future diary. Yuki's imaginary friend Deus Ex Machina is more real than expected and is planning a cruel game: twelve participants with diaries that predict the future. Twelve people who kill each other. Because in the end, only one can win.

The following weapons were used in the anime series Future Diary:


Revolvers

Smith & Wesson Model 37

The standard revolver for the Japanese police is Smith & Wesson Model 37 Airweight, which resembles the Tanaka airsoft model. It is used by Chief inspector Keigo Kurusu in Ep. 02 "Contract Terms", Ep. 09 "Blocking Calls", and Ep. 11 "Service Terminated". Young police officer Masumi Nishijima uses one of these revolvers in Ep. 10 "Family Plan" against Number 3. Many other police officers in the eleventh episode make use of their revolvers in the Sakurami police station. In the same episode, Yuno and Yukiteru get in control of some Model 37s. They both also use these revolvers in Ep. 12 "No Service Area". The revolvers are also used in Ep. 19 "Clear Data" by Masumi Nishijima and Yukiteru. Officer Nishijima is last seen with his revolver in Ep. 20 "Transfer Data". The last use of the revolver by Yukiter is in Ep. 22 "Disconnect".

Tanaka S&W M37 Airsoft revolver
A nice detailed view of the revolver during the first opening. A manual of the gun can be seen in the background.
The S&W Model 37 in his right hand while closing the Future Diary cell phone with his left hand (Ep. 02).
He cocks the hammer of his revolver (Ep. 02).
Nishijima, in the narrative of Murmur, fires his revolver at the incoming Number 3 (Ep. 10).
Inspector Krusu's disassembled S&W revolver parts with bullets on his table while he cleans it (Ep. 11).
A close up of Yuno's captured Model 37 while rushing to her beloved Yuki (Ep. 12).
The captured revolver fired by Yukiteru (Ep. 19).
Emotionally Yukiteru, in a conflict of conscience, makes his way to Number 8 through ruins (Ep. 22).
Having learned the weapon handling through the series he shows a good trigger discipline (Ep. 22).
A good shot of the revolver in action with the fired projectile (Ep. 26).

Smith & Wesson Model 27

Five guns can be seen in Ep. 26 "Format", hanging on an apartment's wall. Smith & Wesson Model 27 with 4" barrel is seen among it.

S&W Model 27 with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum.
A scoped rifle with left-handed bolt handle,
Heckler & Koch USP Match, Derringer,
Desert Eagle Mark XIX, Smith & Wesson Model 27 with 4" barrel.

Pistols

Walther PPK

International terrorist Minene Uryuu's personal firearm is the Walther PPK pistol, that she carries throughout the series in Ep. 10 "Family Plan", Ep 11 "Service Terminated", Ep. 12 "No Service Area" Ep. 16 "Repair", Ep. 20 "Transfer Data" and Ep. 21 "Security Code". In some of these episodes, it can be seen in her chest holster.

Walther PPK stainless - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP
Minene holds her Walther during the narrative of Murmur (Ep. 10).
Before inserting a magazine, which is seen below the gun, the PPK is seen in a close-up. The reloading itself is done off-screen, a few seconds later (Ep. 16).
Minene, this time as a referee, holds up her pistol which offers a good view of the Walther shape and a look at the sunrise, of course (Ep. 16).
One-handed Minene holds her Walther. Like this, the weapon is seen most often in low-detail (Ep. 21).
Another close-up in the hand of amputee Minene (Ep. 21).
She hastily takes aim with her Walther (Minene's eyepatch was hit-off a few minutes before, uncovering the prosthetic eye) (Ep. 21).

Heckler & Koch USP

All Japanese SAT officers are equipped with Heckler & Koch USPs in Ep. 12 "No Service Area". In the same Episode, Yukiteru Amano is also seen with a USP during the standoff in the destroyed hospital floor.

Heckler & Koch USP - 9x19mm
SAT officers securing the hospital's entrances and exits with their USPs.
One of the officers presses Yukiteru's head on the floor what offers a view of the USP's hammer.
Two surprised officers start aiming at the incoming Yuno. Note the Tactical Light attachments.
Yukiteru reaches for a USP on the ground. First, he hesitates to pick it up...
... but then quickly points it at Yuno's hostage-taker.
Front view of the muzzle and Yukiteru in tears.
Pulling the trigger. Note on the right, the ribbed trigger guard.

SIG P230 JP

In Ep. 12 "No Service Area", Chief inspector Keigo Kurusu is armed with a SIG-Sauer P230 pistol rather than the Smith & Wesson Model 37 revolver as in the previous episodes.

SIG-Sauer P230 - .380 ACP (9mm kurz).
Kurusu checks the magazine of his P230. The upper .380 ACP round is visible.
While running down a hospital corridor, he aims the pistol at Yuno.
He fires the P230. Note the ejected casing flying in the air.

Colt 1908 Pocket

At the one moment in a hospital room in Ep. 12 "No Service Area", Minene's pistol turned into a Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket pistol.

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Nickel - .25 ACP
After performing a quick ammo check, she presses in the magazine. A few moments later, outside the hospital, it turns into the Walther PPK.

Beretta 92FS

A Beretta 92FS pistol is used by an assassin in Ep. 18 "Crossed Lines". In the next episode, "Clear Data", Yuno Gasai, as well as John Bacchus and his bodyguards, use Beretta 92FS pistols during an ambush. Bacchus's security and Yuno use Berettas in Ep. 20 "Transfer Data" and Ep. 21 "Security Code".

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm.
The assassin keeps holding his pistol after Yuno cut his throat (Ep. 18).
While in a car chase, Yuno is leaning out of the window to take a targeted shot (Ep. 19).
Yuno Gasai holds John Bacchus at gunpoint (Ep. 19).
John Bacchus' just fired Beretta in his hand (Ep. 20).
One of John Bacchus' guards takes aim with his pistol (Ep. 21).

Heckler & Koch USP Match

Five guns can be seen in Ep. 26 "Format", hanging on an apartment's wall. Heckler & Koch USP Match is seen among it.

Heckler & Koch USP Match - 9x19mm
A scoped rifle with left-handed bolt handle,
Heckler & Koch USP Match, Derringer,
Desert Eagle Mark XIX, Smith & Wesson Model 27 with 4" barrel.

Desert Eagle Mark XIX

Five guns can be seen in Ep. 26 "Format", hanging on an apartment's wall. Desert Eagle Mark XIX is seen among it.

Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX with brushed chrome finish - .50 AE
A scoped rifle with left-handed bolt handle,
Heckler & Koch USP Match, Derringer,
Desert Eagle Mark XIX, Smith & Wesson Model 27 with 4" barrel.

Remington 1866 Derringer

Five guns can be seen in Ep. 26 "Format", hanging on an apartment's wall. Remington 1866 Derringer is seen among it.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 RF short.
A scoped rifle with left-handed bolt handle,
Heckler & Koch USP Match, Derringer,
Desert Eagle Mark XIX, Smith & Wesson Model 27 with 4" barrel.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A5

Yuno and Yuki are armed with MP5A5 submachine guns during the raid of the Quad Towers in Ep. 20 "Transfer Data" and Ep. 21 "Security Code".

Heckler & Koch MP5A5 - 9x19mm. Same as the MP5A4 but with a telescoping stock.
A happy Yuno mows down some security guards with her MP5A5, which is set to three-round burst (Ep. 20).
Yuki carries his MP5A5, hanging on his shoulder (Ep. 21).
Yuki talking with Minene and holds his MP at the ready (Ep. 21).
A closer view of the telescoping stock (Ep. 21).
Front view of Yuki's MP5A5 in single fire mode (Ep. 21).
Yuki fires the MP (Ep. 21).

Rifles

Colt M16A1

One U.S. soldier is seen using an M16A1 rifle fitted with Aimpoint sights in Minene Uryuu's childhood flashback in an unnamed Middle East country (Ep. 03 "Initial Failure").

M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
A U.S. soldier opens fire with his M16A1. Note that the handguards appear triangular, but have ribbing reminiscent of the M16A2's cylindrical handguards.

AKM

During the same flashback, Arabic militiamen are armed with AKM assault rifles.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
The man in the squat fires his AKM at U.S. troops.

Bolt Action rifle

Five guns can be seen in Ep. 26 "Format", hanging on an apartment's wall. A scoped rifle with left-handed bolt handle is seen among it. Considering the fact that bolt action rifles need two handed operators, even a left-handed bolt handle is useless for one-armed Minene.

Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 - .30-06 (for comparison).
A scoped rifle with left-handed bolt handle,
Heckler & Koch USP Match, Derringer,
Desert Eagle Mark XIX, Smith & Wesson Model 27 with 4" barrel.

Machine Guns

RPK

Another militiaman can be seen with an RPK light machine gun.

RPK Light Machine Gun with 40 round magazine - 7.62x39mm
The soldier on the left fires his bipod-deployed RPK.

Grenades & Explosives

M84 stun grenade

Several M84 stun grenades can be seen in the Minene Uryuu's arsenal. The first M84 is used by her and Police inspector Masumi Nishijima in Ep. 10 "Family Plan" to set up a trap for Number 3. In Ep. 12 "No Service Area", she hands over one to Yukiteru when he was supposed to patrol the hospital corridors. This flashbang is also seen in the hands of an SAT officer and Yuno. Minene uses two more M84 grenades in Ep. 20 "Transfer Data".

M84 stun grenade
Minene about to demonstrate Number 3 the effects of a Stun grenade in a sealed room (Ep. 10).
"Pull the safety pin, release the lever and 5 seconds later the grenade will explode. Dead easy."
The stun grenade in Yukiteru's hand after thrown over by Minene (Ep. 12).
After taking Yukiteru's grenade, the well-educated SAT officer, oddly enough, calls it a "Frag Grenade". From his training he should have known what kind of grenade that is, but well, that's for the dramatic (Ep. 12).
The dropped grenade on the floor (Ep. 12).
A close view of the grenade's ring held by Yuno (Ep. 12).
"Not a step further or I'll blow everything up!" (Ep. 12).
"I will always be close to you."
Yuno pulled the safety pin...
"You will die here with me!"
... and releases the lever as Minene said to them (Ep. 12).
An M84 thrown by Minene detonates in mid-air (Ep. 20).

M83 Smoke Grenade

One of Kamado Ueshiba's orphans in Ep. 19 "Clear Data" uses a red-painted M83 Smoke Grenade.

M83 TA smoke grenade
It releases the smoke screen under the car.

Mk 2 hand grenade

International terrorist Minene Uryuu uses the Mk 2 hand grenade once in Ep. 19 "Clear Data" and in Ep. 20 "Transfer Data".

Mk 2 "Pineapple" World War II-made High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
She holds an argument in her hand to do nothing stupid (Ep. 19).
The charged Mk2 grenade in her hands (Ep. 20).

M18A1 Claymore

An M18A1 Claymore is seen in Ep. 20 "Transfer Data" as a sneaky trap.

M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mine
Running Minene spotted too late the claymore.
The last seconds of Minene as a two-handed terrorist. It's rather interesting, that her pistol wasn't destroyed by the explosion but mysteriously turns to her left hand, which allow her to continue using it.

Improvised Bombs

Minene uses several improvised bombs at several scenes.

Minene holds a bomb in Ep. 20 "Transfer Data".
This bomb a second later.
Mortally wounded Minene plants a bomb near herself in Ep. 21 "Security Code".
Minene prepares to detonate the bomb.

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