Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation Episode 3: Kill Free or Live Hard: Extraordinary Life


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  1. Magicflier says:

    Not everyone was really blaming Makoto without discussion… it was only pretty much Touko(the library girl), Hifumi(the fat guy), and Leon(the suspect) that was pretty much panickly yelling out their own conclusions.

    • Magicflier says:

      but damn, they really left out a lot of small details compared to the game, adapting this game into 12/13 episodes was a wrong move…

      • Chris says:

        And yeah, I figured as much. It felt empty and was over way to quickly to be an accurate adaption of the games’ plot and dialogue.

    • Chris says:

      Yeah, I know, it’s just that the ones that do speak are usually ignorant and dismissive and the one’s that don’t… well they just don’t talk. Of course you’ve got Kirigiri and Togami who aren’t jumping to any conclusions but two out of fourteen? The majority of the group WAS ignorant. I don’t they’re going to be jumping to conclusions any time soon…

  2. Hee7 says:

    “What I would like to know however is… why was Maizono stabbed with the knife? I thought that was her ‘weapon if choice’ and that Leon had the samurai sword?”

    The anime didn’t have time to explaining all the details (though they left the clues there so you could figure them out) but Leon used the decorative sword in-scabbard to defend himseld against the knife, then used baseball skillz to break Maizono’s wrist, knocking the knife out of her hand. Once she was defenceless, he took the sword out of the scabbard to scare/hit her with it, which is when she ran into to shower room. It’s only once she’d ‘locked’ herself in, that he decided to kill her, grabbing the dropped knife, the toolkit from his own room, and went about killing her.

    So yeah. :/

    It kinda sucks that they couldn’t have given Maizono a couple more lines just to establish that she’d hadn’t used Naegi from the get-go, that she’d genuinely liked him, but the pressure from Momobear’s school life of mutual killing broke her weak will and caused her to act stupidly if decisively. And she didn’t yet know killing and getting away with it would throw everyone under the bus, since the rules didn’t yet mention that until after her death.

    But this first case was (basically) a tutorial in-game, so I’m not surprised they decided to rush it in order to get to the meatier chunks.

    How did you think about the face-off between Leon and Naegi, when they’re essentially yelling at each other. I cringed so hard. Can’t believe they inserted the rhytym game into the animation version. *facepalm*

  3. Alkolto says:

    It seems like they are skipping the free time events, which is understandable, because there are only so many you can even choose in the first place. Thankfully, a lot of the character development happens in the main story, which this has been covering pretty well so far.

    Also, Enoshima is like that in the game as well. You don’t learn very much about her or even talk to here much and then she just dies. There are a ton of characters in the story, and inevitably a lot of them are going to be more ‘side characters’ than anything else. But you just don’t know which are really important and which are more side characters.

  4. Thanks for the reviews of Danganronpa so far- it’s nice to see the perspective of somebody who hasn’t played the game (or at least, finished it first before watching this) and isn’t spending half of their comments going ga-ga over Kirigiri (purple hair).

    For the record, it was *technically* left ambiguous if Maizono truly liked Naegi or not… however, most fans think that she did. At least, Naegi didn’t see it that way until Kirigiri mentioned her views on it all.

    Even though the game clearly develops its characters better, Danganronpa still was much more of a plot-centric than character-centric story, if that makes sense. If you didn’t get what I meant, just pick any old moe-chara game and see.