Mirai Nikki 25 — Love the One You’re With

That was quite the action packed leadup to the finale.

It’s a tough choice, but I think the above has to be my favorite Yuno screenshot yet. I just love her expression and the way she’s looking over her shoulder. Also the plain black robe goes great with her twintails.

Love

Sure, that’s probably true. I’m not the kind of person who believes in that star-crossed lovers / soulmate nonsense. But so what? It was Yukki that Yuno became dependent on, and Yuno that protected Yukki. Could’a, should’a, would’a.

This discussion (and a conversation on Twitter this afternoon) made me think of this passage from Mark 12:

“Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children. The second one married the widow, but he also died, leaving no child. It was the same with the third. In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too. At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”

 

Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

So the soulmates idea doesn’t hold much water in the afterlife either. To summarize, as another wise man once said, “Love the one you’re with.”

Ninth

“Don’t do anything unnecessary,” huh? Who’s doing unnecessary things now?

I loved Ninth’s appearance in the ninth inning (hur hur hur) to drop kick Murumuru from the sky. Yes! Murumuru totally had that coming to her.

Further Thoughts

  • Great scene composition at the end of the episode. I loved how they contrasted the laughter of Yukki’s imaginary family with Ninth’s screams. It was perfect.
  • Yuno’s dad wasn’t that bad after all! It didn’t seem to change her decision to kill him though.

2 thoughts on “Mirai Nikki 25 — Love the One You’re With

  1. The Yuno pictures are indeed cool. She looks so serene and completely different from the lunatic I learned to love.

    Sadly, Mirai Nikki has lost some of its appeal to me in the last few episodes.

    Yukki really is the least interesting character for me and after he killed all of his friends I despise him even more.

    The fact that Yuno came from another world and killed her other self, on the other hand, was not really shocking to me after twenty episodes of Yuno madness. I was looking forward to a somewhat more tragic story of hers as we see her walking around alone and in desolate places in the ED. I also don’t understand why Yuno picked Yukki and became dependent on him. In what way dependent in any case? What is her final objective?

    Further, I expected Murmur to be a bit more than just Yuno’s familiar.

    In total, though, I’d still say this is a very good show as it had so many action packed and funny episodes.

    Btw, some of your pictures seem to be a bit distorted (you can see it if you compare the form of the “o” in the subtitles of the second and third picture).

    1. I can understand it starting to lose its appeal. Mao died. :( And I agree that Yukki is one of the more boring characters.

      What Yuno did wasn’t particular shocking either. One thing I did like better about the TV animation than the manga was they didn’t make such a big deal of Yuno opening the safe vault. In the manga they made a huge deal of this, and I could never figure out why anyone would worry about it much.

      I think that Yuno became dependent on him for her emotional / mental stability. She did chase him across several universes, after all. She’s “needy” as they say. I think her final objective is simply to be with Yukki (regardless of *which* Yukki).

      And yeah, Murmur had a fairly boring role as Yuno’s familiar. Not the best use of her in the endgame, although she definitely made things interesting before their association was revealed.

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