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By Episode: Danganronpa Ep 5

Plot Summary: In Hope’s Peak Academy, 15 students who are considered “super” in their own ways are admitted. Monokuma, an electronic bear, appears in the gym offering a way out of the tightly-secured school. However, the rules are to kill and find out who the killer is or stay in the academy forever.

Episode 5. Weekly Shounen Despair Magazine: Not Normal Arc

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The class trial begins. Togami points Fukawa Touko as the killer because he knows she is Genocider Sho. Touko has multiple personality disorder. Touko sleeps and Genocider Sho arises. She confesses she is not the killer because the techniques in killing were not the same. She uses scissors to crucify her victims, and Fujisaki was tied to railings using a power cord. She also revealed that she only kills men.

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Naegi deduces that Togami must be the killer since he is the only one familiar with how Genocider Sho kills people. Togami admits that he modified the scene to make things interesting but is not the killer. Kirigiri admits that Fujisaki in fact is a boy.

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Mondo accidentally slips that Fujisaki’s jersey is blue, which should only be revealed to Celestia since she is the only one who saw Fujisaki the night before he died.

Mondo was envious of Fujisaki who revealed his secret to him, in the hopes of becoming stronger. In order to protect Fujisaki’s secret, he brings his corpse to the girl’s changing room. He is sentenced to death by ultra-speed motorcycle.

At the end of the episode, Monokuma is seen talking about a sixteenth student.

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Thoughts: I forgot how this is the anime world, and it is full of traps. I did not expect the killer to be Mondo though. I kind of like his idiotic combination with Kiyotaka.

Student Count: 11

I did not figure out the answer to the murder this time. Maybe I will get lucky the third arc?

Andy :)

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By Episode: Danganronpa Ep 4

Plot Summary: In Hope’s Peak Academy, 15 students who are considered “super” in their own ways are admitted. Monokuma, an electronic bear, appears in the gym offering a way out of the tightly-secured school. However, the rules are to kill and find out who the killer is or stay in the academy forever.

Episode 4: Weekly Shounen Despair Magazine: (Not) Normal Arc

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Monokuma opens the second floor to the students. There they see a library and swimming pool. There are gender-specific changing room that can only be accessed with the ElectroIDs.

“Normal” things happened. Fukawa Touko is revealed to have a crush on Togami Byakuya. Naegi witnesses a sauna battle between Oowada Mondo and Ishimaru Kiyotaka who becomes the best pals the following morning.

Monokuma got bored so to motivate another killing, he gave them a time limit, after which he would reveal an embarrassing incident in their lives if he doesn’t have a murder.

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The following morning, Fujisaki Chihiro is found crucified in the girl’s changing room. The words “Bloodbath Fever” are seen in the wall.

They investigate. For some weird reason, the posters are unmatched and a coffee stain from the carpet disappears.

Togami tells Naegi that he believes this to be the work of Genocider Sho, a famous murderer who crucifies victims and writes Bloobath Fever in the crime scene.

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Thoughts: I think this anime gives way too much information. I knew something was going to happen in the changing rooms. I get the part that the changing rooms were exchanged since the posters are unmatched and the coffee stain was gone. The anime was good in concealing the murderer from me this time though.

Student Count: 12

Any suspects? I have mine~

Andy :)

By Episode: Danganronpa Ep 2

Plot Summary: In Hope’s Peak Academy, 15 students who are considered “super” in their own ways are admitted. Monokuma, an electronic bear, appears in the gym offering a way out of the tightly-secured school. However, the rules are to kill and find out who the killer is or stay in the academy forever.

Episode 2. Kill or Live: (Not) Normal Arc

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Monokuma explains the rules of the rooms to Makoto. Makoto’s bathroom door has a bad door handle that only opens when you lift it properly.

Sayaka exchanges rooms with Makoto, explaining that it would help calm her down. The next morning, she is found dead in Makoto’s bathroom with a kitchen knife in her abdomen.

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The Monokuma gathers the students to gym, explaining that a class trial will be held after a few hours. In the class trial, if the culprit is found, he/she will die. If the class convicts the wrong person, everybody else but the culprit dies. Enoshima Junko protests and is killed by Monokuma with spears.

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They look for pieces of clues. Makoto watches Sayaka’s motivation DVD with all her idol members being murdered.

Thoughts: Holy mother of God! I did not expect Sayaka to die! That model Enoshima too! I am starting to like this anime more and more.

That Monokuma is starting to look like the stuffed animals in Kampfer.

Student Count: 13

Andy :)

By Episode: Danganronpa Ep 1

Plot Summary: In Hope’s Peak Academy, 15 students who are considered “super” in their own ways are admitted. Monokuma, an electronic bear appears in the gym offering a way out of the tightly-secured school. However, the rules are to kill and find out who the killer is or stay in the academy forever.

Episode 1. Welcome to Despair High School

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The main protagonist, Naegi Makoto wakes up and finds himself in a classroom secured with metal bolts. He goes to the gym and finds 14 other students, one of whom he attended middle school with, Maizono Sayaka. The 15 “super” students meet Monokuma, a highly sadistic remote-powered stuffed bear stating the rules of the school.

The only way to “graduate” from the school is to kill someone and not be discovered. For a few days, everyone decides to wander and look for an exit. When the Monokuma got bored, he motivates everyone by allowing them to watch a DVD with something horrible happening. In Makoto’s case, it is his family dying.

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Thoughts: I noticed similarities to many anime series and drama series I have seen before. For one, the theme of this anime is kill or be killed, which is similar to Battle Royale. In BR however, they are forced to kill within a time frame. In this anime however, they are given the chance to participate by killing or by finding out who the murderer is. You can also see similarities to Liar Game, except you are not being conned with money. In Liar Game, you have to outwit your enemy by deceiving them and I think that is what is about to happen to this anime.

Similar anime where you are trapped also include Sword Art Online and Btooom. I am guessing Sayaka is not as weak as she appears to be. I think she might be a serious competitor for Naegi in the end.

Student Count: 15

I might follow this anime. It has a good plot.

Andy :)

Otaku Girl: Episode 13

Otaku episodes are really hard to do! I am very sorry I am not able to update the episodes as much as I want.

MANGA: Oresama Teacher

DRAMA: Fugoh Keiji

ANIME: Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko

SONG/VIDEO: Kana Nishino – Go for it! (Full album)

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MANGA

If there’s a manga I would not mind being made into anime, it is probably this one. Oresama Teacher is a really nice school life story. It talks about how one person can change for the better and how we deal with our darkness.

While this is just comedy gold, the manga has dealt with some pretty serious issues – a person’s image, a person’s past, real friendship, standing up for what is right, taking care of a family legacy, etc.

The story is focused on Kurosaki Mafuyu, a delinquent leader who gets expelled from her school. She transfers to a school far away from her hometown and decides to be a girly-girl on the first day of school to get rid of her old image, but fails. She meets Saeki Takaomi, a school teacher who was her childhood friend, and is probably the reason why she became a delinquent.

Takaomi forms a disciplinary club in hope of doubling the school population, a bet he made with the chairman to get the school property (which is actually his grandfather’s) back. Mafuyu is dragged into the club, as well as her new friend and classmate, Hayasaka.

The student council, headed by the grandson of the school chairman, plots to do everything in their power to stop the club. The story revolves around how the student council members take turns in getting the club to disband.

I love the drawing and the story of the manga! I highly recommend this to everyone!

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DRAMA

Among all my Jdrama collection, I have probably seen Fugoh Keiji the most. It has two seasons, but I like Season 1 the most.

The drama is one of the reasons why I am such a big Fukada Kyoko fan. She is just too cute!

The drama is about Kanbe Miwako, a billionaire police officer who uses her grandfather’s riches to solve crimes.

If you guys know me, I like crime stories the most! (See Episode 5 and 6 for Kurosagi – a great crime series too!)

I highly recommend this drama to anyone who wants to see a crime story solved so cutely! MOE~

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ANIME

This is a recently completed anime – about last month I think [?]. I enjoyed the anime so much I finished it in a day.

The story is about Yokodera Yoto, a high school boy who is unable to speak out his perverted thoughts. He heard of a rumor that a Stony Cat statue in a the hill of the town will take something you do not need and grant a wish. The night he went to make a wish, he meets Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko, a girl whose wish is for her emotions to not show easily. They get their wishes, but after a day, they are not happy about it and want to take it back. The rule for the wish is what they don’t need the statue would give to someone else so they must now find the person who got the qualities they lost.

I highly recommend this anime to shoujo fans. It is funny as hell. The ending was surprising too.

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SONG/VIDEO

I had this single sitting in my laptop for months! How could I ignore Kana Nishino! My favorite is track two, Talk to Me, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. Here’s a live version of the main track, Go for It!

This was released in Summer 2012, but it is still a pretty cool summer song. I have been listening to the three tracks in the single for two days now and I have not gone tired of it yet. I highly recommend this to everyone!

That’s it for this episode. Hope you guys like it!

Andy :)

P.S. I planned the episodes so I have until Episode 16 written and ready for publishing. I will be publishing once a week. Until then, ciao!~

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