Jul 9, 2013

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Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei

What did I just finish watching? Damn, I was about three or four minutes in before I started getting these annoying Medaka Box flasbacks. Seriously, what did I just watch here?

Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no KoukouseiI must admit that the artwork looks a whole lot better than some of the other shows this season, especially the characters. These are characters that I would be able to pick out of a line-up. I think that having unique and interesting characters is important on a show.

I have no idea what to say about this story though. It’s messed up. A bunch of kids get locked up inside of a messed up school and the only way out is for them to kill each other? It’s like Medaka Box fused with BTOOOM! or something.

There’s no doubt that horror fans will watch this no matter what I say, but to those  that don’t enjoy the sight of blood or psychological warfare; skip this. Don’t even give the first episode a try because it’ll mess with your mind.

Plot Summary: A group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school essentially means you’ll succeed in life, but graduating is very difficult. The school is presided over by a bear called Monokuma, and he explains to them that their graduation hinges around committing a murder. The only way to graduate is to kill one of your classmates and get away with it. If the other classmates discover the identity of the killer, the killer is the only one executed. However, if they fail to catch the killer, only the killer graduates and the others are annihilated. Which of the 15 will survive the bloodbath to come?

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