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DANGANRONPA: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei – The Animation – 13 (END)

「さよなら絶望学園」 (Sayonara Zetsubou Gakuen)
“Farewell Despair Academy”

Hope versus despair. Quite literally.

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September 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm Comments (31)

DANGANRONPA: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei – The Animation – 12

「超高校級の不運が超高校級の殺人と超高校級の処刑と超高校級の絶望を引き寄せた理由」 (Chou Koukou Kyuu no Fuun ga Chou Koukou Kyuu no Satsujin to Chou Koukou Kyuu no Shokei to chou Koukou kyuu no Zetsubou o Hikiyose Ta riyu )
“Why The Super Duper Duper High School Unluckster Attracted the Super Duper Duper High School Murder, Super Duper Duper High School Execution and Super Duper Duper High School Despair”

The face behind Monbear is finally revealed in Danganronpa’s strongest episode this whole season.

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September 24, 2013 at 5:52 pm Comments (25)

DANGANRONPA: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei – The Animation – 11

「疾走する青春の絶望ジャンクフード 非日常編」 (Shissou Suru Seishun no Zetsubou Janku Fudo Hi Nichijou Hen )
“Despair Soup for the Teenage Soul (Ab) Normal Days”

Danganronpa’s most interesting trial yet, hampered by pacing issues. Now where have I heard that before?

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September 20, 2013 at 8:45 am Comments (18)

DANGANRONPA: Kibo no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Kokosei – 09, 10

「オール・オール・アポロジーズ II / 疾走する青春の絶望ジャンクフード (非)日常編」 (Oru Oru Aporojizu II / Shissou Suru Seishun no Zetsubou Janku Fudo ( Hi ) Nichijou Hen)
“All All Apologize II / Despair Soup for the Teenage Soul (Ab)Normal Days”

It seems more questions are being raised than answers even as we learn more of the school’s secrets. And that’s before the show threw in the mysterious corpse of a secret student.

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September 12, 2013 at 10:01 am Comments (33)

DANGANRONPA: Kibo no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Kokosei – The Animation – 08

「オール・オール・アポロジーズ」 (Oru. Oru. Aporojizu)
“All All Apologize”

I guess we were bound to arrive at one of these eventually. The murder-mystery genre’- or more specifically, murder mystery animes’- beloved “locked-door” mystery.

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August 29, 2013 at 11:10 am Comments (22)

DANGANRONPA: Kibo no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Kokosei – The Animation – 07

「新世紀銀河伝説再び!装甲勇者よ大地に立て!(非日常編)」 (Shin Seiki Ginga Densetsu Futatabi! Soko Yusha yo Daichi ni Tate! (Hi Nichijou Hen))
“Return of the New Century Galaxy legend! O Armored Hero, Stand upon the Earth! (Abnormal Arc)”

More complexity in the murders doesn’t seem to be what Danganronpa really needs.

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August 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm Comments (35)

DANGANRONPA: Kibo no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Kokosei – The Animation – 05, 06

「週刊少年ゼツボウマガジン (非日常編) & 新世紀銀河伝説再び!装甲勇者よ大地に立て!」 (Shukan Shounen Zetsubou Magajin (Hi Nichijou Hen) & Shin Seiki Ginga Densetsu Futatabi! Soko Yusha yo Daichi ni Tate!)
“Weekly Shounen Despair Magazine (Abnormal Arc) & Return of the New Century Galaxy legend! O Armored Hero, Stand upon the Earth!”

The problems of Danganronpa, mainly one of a diminishing novelty, is still looming over the show. But in any case, the anime’s got my interest again for another episode.

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August 10, 2013 at 6:39 am Comments (38)

DANGANRONPA: Kibo no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Kokosei – The Animation – 03, 04

「イキキル / 非日常編 & 週刊少年ゼツボウマガジン / (非)日常編」 (Iki Kiru / Hinichijou Hen & Shukan Shounen Zetsubou Magajin / (hi) Nichijou Hen)
“Kill Free or Live Hard / Abnormal Days & Weekly Shounen Despair Magazine / (Not) Normal Arc”

As enjoyable as Danganronpa is, how long will the novelty last?

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July 29, 2013 at 9:34 am Comments (35)

DANGANRONPA: Kibo no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Kokosei – The Animation – 02

「イキキル / (非)日常編」 (Iki Kiru / (Hi)nichijou Hen)
“LIVES CUT / (Ab)normal Days”

And so, the proverbial shit hits the fan. Let the killing games begin.

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July 11, 2013 at 9:28 pm Comments (83)

DANGANRONPA: Kibo no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Kokosei – The Animation – 01

「ようこそ絶望学園」 (Yokoso Zetsubou Gakuen)
“Welcome to Despair Academy”

You know what you’re here for, so let’s get the super duper high school killings underway.

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July 5, 2013 at 12:39 am Comments (74)