One thing I wanna mention, please be aware that all Danganronpa 3 posts will contain spoilers from the previous games. I assumed all of you guys have played the game but if you haven’t, it is strictly recommended that you have to play the first 2 games: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc & Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, available for PS Vita & PC via Steam. Watching this anime right away will ruin your full Danganronpa experience.
I knew it! Chisa is one of main characters in this arc. I thought she was cleaning the chandeliers lmao.
Aaaanyway, Despair Arc takes place before the events of Danganronpa 1 & 2. This episode is pure fanservice, reintroducing the characters from Danganronpa 2. I know everyone definitely love Nagito, probably because of the crazy shit he did in the game for the greater ‘good’. Mikan is being socially & physically awkward as always especially when it comes to insults & stumbling over things. Hiyoko, yeah… Still being a bitch during her early days at Hope’s Peak by insulting Mikan over and over again. Ah, it feels good to be back with those characters again.
What really got me the most is during the Gundham reintroduction. He insisted to be called Tanaka the Forbidden One or simply Tanaka because just when Chisa was about to call out his first name, he simply interrupted and told not to mention that name again. I think they just deliberately doing that in order to avoid the Gundam copyright. Plus, Gintama’s Gintoki Sakata who is voiced by Gundham’s voice actor Tomokazu Sugita always made fun of Gundam parodies. That was totally hilarious.
The main dish here is the appearance of Chiaki Nanami. Everyone’s favorite waifu is there, simply because of her gaming attitude and her innocent look. She’s very well-known for having a major role in Danganronpa 2. Nagito explained in D2 that Chiaki’s AI form was based on the real person but it was unknown whether she’s still alive or not during that time. I dunno why, but based of Nagito’s implication, she might be dead at that point. I have a bad feeling something even worse might fall upon her soon and that might lead to Izuru Kamukura’s despair form. I hope my theory is incorrect.
Another thing that I’m expecting from Despair Arc is about the clarification of Twilight Syndrome Murder Case which was a motive for second murder from Danganronpa 2. As we all already know, the case was based on real life incident in Hope’s Peak. Since the case in D2 was more about solving the motive for murder, I’m hoping that we will able to see the full picture of the actual incident in this arc.
That’s that for first Despair Arc episode. I’m guessing shit will go down after 3-4 episodes. Junko & Mukuro are yet to be appeared.
#1: Hello Again, Hope’s Peak High School