Dangan Ronpa: The Animation

Dangan ronpa is set in an elite school where all the ‘Super duper high school’ students reside. They are meant to kill each other without getting found out in order to graduate. There’s no other way out. And all this is said by a sadistic bear, Monokuma. And it has ‘two sides’ on its face so CREEPY ALERT!! I kind of have a fear of bear dolls so yeah…

The show was thrilling, and really creepy, because I’m more scared of survival/trust creepy than sad creepy (deadman wonderland). Yes, I have different standards of creepy and this one is the ‘I can’t trust anyone, and if I turn around there’s a 100% chance I will die’. Episode 10 I think gave us a nice big fright when Naegi checked out the hidden room, only to be knocked out by the mysterious masked girl. SCARED THE LIVING WITS OUTTA ME! The opening is really nice though, so I highly suggest you watch it just for the music; you can’t find it elsewhere. Not at night though, remember, you can’t trust anyone fufufu… Nowhere is safe.. So minus the creepy parts, though they are what makes this show good, I’d give it a 4/5 because the plot’s gripping, not a thousand episodes, and I love mystery. This totally reminds me of Ace Attorney, a nintendo game I used to play. The blood is pink so I’m not gonna say it’s gory. The ‘punishment’ time is in a different sort of graphic (please understand lol), not anime but like the comic sort… They probably did that to lessen the grotesque part but personally, that scares me even more. Don’t ask, I just have a ‘thing’ for comic graphic type.

Naegi. I thought he was gonna be the typical ‘I’m so useless’ main character, but turns out he’s not, thankfully. Naegi is pretty smart, and he catches on quickly, and it’s really funny to see him THAT’S WRONG! everyone else. Though this means he’s the number 2 culprit that killed most of his friends. There’s one part about him that he should change though. Trusting your friends too much. As seen in episode 1, he refused to believe that Maizono might have originally planned on killing him. Such naive thinking. Luckily he changes that mindset in all the other episodes. If not, punishment time would be obvious. If you want pictures, this is not the blog for you. I only screenshot when I remember to and feel like, and I don’t like screenshotting characters. Just search online. By the way, this show has little to no romance.

Kirigiri. I love her name, it must be so fun to say. She’s a very pretty girl I must say, her lilac hair and eyes, and her purple outfit is awesome (I’m just biased since I like purple); especially her fabulous boots. Kirigiri is obviously the smartest out of all of them since she was Super Duper High School Detective. She’s the sharpest too, and was the only one out of all of them to realise she had amnesia. It took them 13 episodes while she already knew the moment she woke up. Kirigiri is very good at controlling her emotions, so she isn’t the annoying type. The ideal deuteragonist I’d say.

Fukawa/Genocider Syo. It’s funny how she’s a high school serial killer because that has happened way too many times. It’s so mainstream it’s funny. Fukawa has a very unique seiyuu because she doesn’t sound like any anime girl I’ve ever watched. Therefore I kinda like it; her voice. Fukawa likes Togami and she stalks him everywhere.

20131015-162726.jpg Answering questions for him even.. And guess what? She’s the female non-gay alter ego of Greil Sutcliffe.

20131015-162808.jpg Right? Moving on…

Togami. I don’t like him because he comes across as ‘artificial’ and is only acting as a detective. It’s almost as if he’s copying Kirigiri the detective and Naegi the pointer. He acts rather suspiciously and I’ve suspected him of murdering someone more than once (twice, really). Too bad I was wrong and he’s actually innocent all this while. He has a terrible personality and doesn’t hesitate to insult anyone, mainly Fukawa. He’s from some rich family by the way.

Hagakure. He’s the high school super duper shaman and sure looks like it. He’s a very easily swayed character and not observant at all. He didn’t even realise that his own crystal ball was gone and he is always wrong during the trials. I don’t dislike him nor do I particualrly like him, since he’s just a background character that doesn’t do much..

Ishimaru. I quite liked him (in a ‘hm, you seem like a not bad character) since he took the whole bro thing quite seriously. It’s a pity that he died because I think he might have been able to contribute to the plot quite a bit. The one problem about him is his eyes. They really resemble those of a hypnotised or evil anime person. So it’s deeply disturbing every time his face is suddenly zoomed in upon, lol.

Yamada. Unlike many, I’m not gonna label him as a fat pig or anything because that’s a terrible thing to do. I’m not that mean. He really liked Alter Ego because it would listen to him talk about his interests. That is one thing that really made him seem nicer and not an arrogant asshole who has no right to be one (eg those characters who are ugly and fat but think they’re the most beautiful people). He is probably much more insecure than we know so people, don’t judge him.

Mondo. His hairstyle is unique in a way but it doesn’t annoy me particularly. He is your average ‘dude’ and that’s what made him kill Fujisaki. I still admire his bro code thing going on (he tried to make sure no one could find out Fujisaki’s secret) and wish that everything worked out. Oh well.

Fujisaki. It’s obvious enough that he’s my favourite character. Firstly, he’s really cute as a girl or boy and it doesn’t matter if he crossdresses; either way I’d like him. He is also really innocent and didn’t want to kill anyone. He never harboured any evil intentions and even tried to change himself instead of hiding his secret. Admirably cute. I was so disappointed that he died because I really like cute characters and they’re always my favourite. Note: I said cute not perky so irritating girls will NOT do.

Celestia. I never liked her because I always saw her as a suspicious character. We know barely anything about her and she could easily trick them all into thinking something. She was also the first person that I guessed was the murderer, and was correct. I knew something was up when she managed to get away twice from the Justice Robot with only a little scratch. If the JR was really a killing machine, wouldn’t it have made sense if she died too? And who would believe that she got attacked just ‘cuz she had a tiny harmless scratch.. Her voice irks me too, and she’s clearly my most disliked character, next to Maizono.

Junko. I find her really cute actually meaning I wasn’t really happy that she literally killed herself. It doesn’t matter that she’s insane and loves being in despair, I actually quite liked her. She’s the type of antagonist that would die without the main characters killing them. It’s like willingly dying. They’re the most ‘easy’ villains. Anyway, Junko died really happy because she’s crazy and she somehow managed to survive every ‘punishment’ until Naegi’s one. Making her the villain meant that Dangan Ronpa became a thousand times less creepy but it was only 2 episodes and clearly not enough to allow me to sleep peacefully. I think that dolls in general are so scary in every show besides comedies. Monokuma was no different and I felt creeped out because of his eagerness to kill and harm people. I can’t explain it (lol, why am I even explaining why I’m afraid of what I’m afraid of??)

This was actually a draft from last monday and I don’t know how to continue it so I’ll just stop here. Sorry I haven’t updated in FOREVER! Things have been quite hectic (school and my cca just started) so I haven’t had the chance to type a post! I didn’t forget, really!!

~seijuurou
P.S. I’m actually not that into KnB right now because it’s like rereading the manga. I never ever reread, I hate it. I already know what’s going to happen so if anything, I’d just find the part I forgot and yeah. That’s why I haven’t started reading Letter Bee’s manga because I don’t want to re-know everything… I’m just waiting for AKASHI to show up!!!!!!

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