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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Kuroshitsuji episode 11 & 12

This is the continuation of creepy guy and master. The beginning was funny because of Pluto. He was sent away by Sebastian

20131001-125637.jpg who hoped he would be of use to Ciel. Suddenly a dog appeared, and so did Greil! Ugh. That homo. Pluto went into heat because of the dog (horny dawg..) and that’s what attracted Greil. When Pluto seemed to be attempting to assault Greil, the crazy reaper was all

20131001-125828.jpg Crazy. He even said Ciel steals all the good men; Sebastian, then Pluto. Anyway, Pluto was running past Greil not to attack him, but because he was running towards the doll house that Lizzy had entered previously. The dollhouse had so many dolls (that was creepy enough) and they looked exactly like the kidnapped girls. I wanted to stop watching already, but I thought ‘No. What if I wanna write a horror story? This would be a great reference’. They should have just made Kuroshitsuji a horror movie with three episodes. 10, 11, 12 and possibly 13. I’m sure my point got across keke…

In the dollhouse, (I’m talking about Lizzy’s experience) Creepy Guy was there. When he said ‘the best present for your loved one’, I already knew he would say ‘would be yourself’. How predictable. I knew that Lizzy would be made into a doll too! Not scary at all!

When Ciel arrived in it, the Lizzy doll was already on display. Like I said, still not scary at all! So the threesome entered the door somewhere in the shop. Ciel knew that he couldn’t possibly survive on his own or with Pluto, so he told Greil to protect him, on the condition that he would grant him any wish. Greil was all ‘I’m not a cheap woman who would be swayed by money’ until Ciel said he’d let him do anything he wants with Sebastian for a day.

20131001-130720.jpg Not a cheap woman at all. (Wait what, woman?!) When they entered the mansion, they were greeted with creepy doll #1. When Greil wanted to slash her, Ciel was like ‘No don’t!’ but as it turns out, it was just a doll so there’s nothing to worry about. Then suddenly Creepy Guy appears and sings Creepy My fair lady Song and brings out Creepy Dolls. They were made of iron and when Greil went to kill them, Ciel was like ‘No don’t!’ again. They were really just dolls. But Greil was unable to slash them because scissors against iron is like me against anyone. So Ciel, being the noble man that he is, decided to leave Greil and Pluto to ‘play’ with the dolls and go find Lizzy on his own.

On his way there, weird stuff happened and he ended up in Creepy Room with his print thing on the floor. I don’t really get it, but I’ll find out more soon enough. Then Sebastian appears in the window and brings Ciel away from harm’s reach. Ciel slaps him saying that the whole point was to rescue Lizzy not him, but Sebastian said his contract was more important, and also,

20131001-131735.jpg They reasoned (haha quoting Creepy Guy) that the only place left to search for Lizzy was the Sealed tower. They happened to meet Greil and Pluto there too. Since Pluto’s a demon dog, he was able to open the ‘unearthly’ door. In there, they did find Lizzy, but Creepy Guy suddenly unleashed his puppet strings ability and started making Lizzy try to kill Ciel. But thanks to Greil’s scissors, the strings were cut. When he was about to do so, Ciel was all ‘No, don’t!’ but Lizzy was not harmed at all. Ciel, will you just calm yo tits? Sebastian just explained that Greil was gunna cut ’em strings. Creepy Guy ties them all up with his strings and started saying that he would make Ciel a doll too. (Oh man I just forgot what he actually said) So Sebastian finds it suitable to ask Creepy Guy (I’m just gonna start calling him CG okay, it’s so long to type) what he’s made of. CG says that he thought he was human, but recently termites have been falling out of his ear. Dude, are you serious? Humans can’t even turn their head more than 90 degrees. And they don’t creak either. Sebastian, being the only useful one there, uses his leg to kick the weapon that Lizzy used just now (is it bad that I don’t know what it’s actually called?) and knocks CG down. The strings disappeared, and Sebastian properly kills CG.

20131001-132516.jpg And just when I thought he couldn’t be any creepier! But somehow, I’m starting to like him more. It may be the way he keeps saying ‘I reasoned’ or it could just be the seiyuu. Or maybe because he dOESN’T TURN HIS HEAD 360 DEGRESS ANYMORE. He also somehow reminds me of Akashi… I don’t really know, but besides the owl and doll thing, Drossel Keinz is starting to appeal to me. Why couldn’t he live a lil’ longer or be taken into the Phantomhive mansion??

After the whole fight, this suddenly happened

20131001-133954.jpg but I forgot the actual reason. Just wanted you to be freaked out with Greil.

CG suddenly stands back up, and with all the stuffing dropping out, decides that he needs to report to his master. He basically just led them all to his master. Pluto was at the master’s seat, licking his finger. then the master starts talking, and says that he didn’t know why CG wanted to make Ciel a doll, since he was ‘unclean, unwanted and barren’. Ciel obviously gets angry and throws that wretched ring at the master’s chair. The master suddenly started repeating himself a lot, which made Ciel shout ‘STOP IT!’. The voice becomes like a toy’s; the creepy sort, and Ciel runs to discover the master’s identity. The cliched shocked face moment appears, and everyone else also gets shocked. Then the camera reveals that the master was really just a sort of scarecrow, and that a creepy wooden doll/nutcracker clown thing was lying in its lap. I honestly wasn’t expecting it, but the clown suddenly went all horror freak show which scared everyone including me and Greil. The ‘cheap woman’ took the opportunity to grab Sebastian’s shoulders and hide behind him. I thought the episode was frightful enough, and this HAD to happen.

In the end, everyone was celebrating Ciel’s birthday in his mansion. He found the wretched ring in his pudding, and Sebastian claimed that it would bring his happiness. Annoying Elizabeth became all ‘KYAAA~ you’ll have eternal happiness!!’ and I really wanted to smash her face in. How does Ciel bear with her selfish stupidity? Lizzy in the beginning even asked Paula how she could always be so happy, jingling away (she didn’t even pay for it, I don’t know how she got away with that. Hope she teaches me. The art of grabbing things to show someone else then leaving to follow that person without paying. Brilliant.) Lizzy is the exact replica of an annoying brat that you want to be the antagonist so that she’ll die in the end. She acts so happy-but-sad. I hate that. If you’re sad stop trying to be like ‘I’m just gonna hide my sadness and force a fake smile’. Like those whores on tumblr and twitter. Paula probably has her own fair share of sad stuff but she doesn’t ruin other people’s moods by wallowing in self-pity like a certain brat. I already said that I’m starting to like Paula haven’t I? Well, she’s really cute and so is her obsession with the stolen tambourines. Lizzy would be like ‘Paula! The bells!’ And

20131001-153128.jpg How amicable! Turns out that Angela’s the evil one. I never liked her from the start anyway. She isn’t even beautiful and just resembles an old ghost. She also kind of played with Finny’s feelings, and worse of all pleasured herself with Pluto. That scene was gross, like seriously. There were actually a lot of clues that made it somewhat obvious that Angela’s evil. In episode 7, she got whipped by Henry Barrymore but then he was seen bowing down to her and all that. In episode 8 too, she said that she would definitely see them all again soon. In this episode, she finally revealed her true side.

20131001-153217.jpg We should have known!! Why else would Pluto be licking the ‘master’s’ hand?!

As a concluding note, Kuroshitsuji is an awesome anime, and I don’t want to do any more episode reviews for it. I have too many opinions. In this show, there’s no such thing as logic. English or Indian, they all speak Japanese. Isn’t that wonderful? They must all be so united.

~akashi
P.S. I think the reason I’m starting to like CG is because of his lips! Aha! Don’t look at me like that, now. It’s not like I’m weird or anything.
P.P.S. Why does CG have a name? That’s just plain weird. And when I searched ‘creepy guy kuroshitsuji’, he was one of the results!! Pfft.

Kuroshitsuji episode 10

I’m not sure if it’s episode 10. Free video doesn’t really show and I forgot which one it was. This episode was the one where everyone was searching for the Shard of Hope.

Lau is really epic (fail). He acts so knowledgable about everything but in reality he has no idea what’s actually happening. Ciel had a lot of WTF moments too; it’s so nice to see him show more expressions. Sebastian seemed really harsh in this one. I can’t believe he called Ciel frail and a burden. But I still think Ciel basically makes him do EVERYTHING. From saving his life, to cooking immense amounts of food, to becoming a magician, to risking his own life, and best of all, to sculpting ice.

Why I even wrote this post was because I was being insanely creeped out. That’s the only reason I put this under horror. You know in the beginning, when Elizabeth (Ciel’s annoying fiancee) was shopping for a present for Ciel, this creepy guy walked past them. He’s obviously the same person who killed Tim (the thief) in the beginning. Speaking of which, I still don’t know how he died. What did those spiderweb-like strings do? I know I keep saying I hate bloody scenes, but I’m a curious cat who wants to know everything. Not to mention getting creeped out in the meantime. Okay, so the creepy guy turned around to look at Paula (I’m starting to like her, jingle jingle!). His head turned 360 degrees. IT TURNED COMPLETELY. I’d insert a picture right now but then I won’t be able to sleep tonight. I think I suffer from 360degreeheadturningaphobia. Even in Toy Story 3 when creepy Baby did that, I got scared. Can you get any creepier than that? There’s a reason I’m not particularly fond of owls. My mood right now, CREEPED OUT! In the end creepy guy started acting like a wooden doll, creaking as he bowed down to his master.

Have I mentioned his appearance? He has purple eyes and ginger hair I think. My memory is failing me. Never mind that I just watched it 5 minutes ago. At least now I know why purple eyes don’t appeal to me. *shiver*

I’m not going to do a summary because there are so many out there and as I’ve said before, I’ve forgotten everything already.

~akashi