There have been moments where Future Diary has teetered on the edge of awesomely exploitative trash. There’s the home room teacher who turns out to be a serial killer. There’s a high school that gets held hostage by a chick in wannabe, off-the-rack Lolita fetish garb with a thing for bombs. All of this sounds cool on paper, and when you see it taking place it’s even cooler, but all these little details are held back by two nagging details:
The lead characters are horrible.