Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy- Future Arc

Alt title: Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen: Mirai-hen

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Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy- Future Arc

Makoto Naegi is under suspicion of treason after shielding a remnant of Despair. The Future Foundation, founded to save the world from chaos caused by Ultimate Despair, gathers to decide his punishment when they are captured by Monokuma. Thrusted into an ultimate death game, they must find the true traitor and kill him if they hope to survive. The tale of despair in which hope kills hope begins.

Source: Funimation

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 !!!SUPER SUPER WARNING!!! IF YOU PLAN ON WATCHING THIS ANIME (or even reading my review) YOU NEED TO HAVE PLAYED/WATCHED THE FIRST DANGANRONPA GAME/ANIME AND HAVE PLAYED THE SECOND DANGANRONPA GAME. YOU ALSO NEED TO HAVE WATCHED DANGANRONPA 3 DESPAIR ARC. Danganronpa 3 – The End of Hope's Peak Academy – Future Arc (these names man) is the sequel to the second Danganronpa game and connects with what we watched in the Despair Arc season. While I am excited we got to see what happens after the second game, I feel pretty let down with this particular arc. Story: 3/10 Like with the Despair Arc I found the pacing to be the main fault with this season. Because of the short run time all the events happen so quickly. This may just be because I am used to how the pacing worked in the games but in the anime it does not have the same lasting effect on me. To be perfectly honest though there are a lot more plot issues in the Future Arc than the Despair Arc. The main killer for me is that I just didn't care what was going on in the Future Arc. Yeah there were characters that I loved seeing again from the first game and the Despair Arc but they just didn't do anything interesting in my honest opinion. The killing game that the cast in this season find themselves in just felt so fucking lazy and hacked together. The feeling of despair and desperation from the first and second game is completely absent in this season. What really dragged down the plot though was really easy to see plot twists and an unnecessary death. I'm fine with main characters dying for a reason...but the one who does end up dying did so for an non-existent payoff. Animation: 9/10 As with the Despair arc the animation looks really good. In fact it looks about the same with the only noticeable difference being the use of really dark colors. Since this arc takes place in the future/present the despair shows in the background. The first arc happens before the killing events so it makes since why that arc would have more vibrant colors. To make this short, the anime looked pretty good. Sound: 7.5/10 The voice actors did a pretty good job but I really did not dig the music timings. They used the music from the games (which is a good thing) but where and when they decided to put some of the music felt really out of place. It just felt out of place; I don't know how else to comment on it. Characters: 5/10 The returning cast from the first game feel right at place but everyone else did not cut if for me. I was either not presented a reason to care for the other characters or they were just plain not likable. Also it felt like they were there just to pad the season along so that the show could hit the eleven episode mark. Overall: 6.1/10 It wasn't bad but it was far from good. The show failed to grab me like the games and the Despair Arc. If anything this arc felt painfully like a filler arc. The main event that does occur felt completely unnecessary and will have unneeded consequences on the future episodes/games. If you are a fan of the series (which you should be if you are even remotely interested in watching the anime) then I guess you need to watch this but please lower your expectations. After watching the Despair Arc I was so freaking pumped to get into this arc. I was unfortunately let down; I sincerely hope that any future installments of the game/anime help make up for this farce of an arc. Enjoyment: 2/10 Thanks for reading my review! If you liked my writing style, would like to see some other reviews, or just want to talk, please stop by my page! Sincerely,Awesome Drummer


Foreword: To understand the content of this season you have to see season 1 and the season "Zetsubou-hen". Knowing the non-animated game would be of the "ADVANTAGE" is not necessary to be able to follow the plot, because the anime explains well and the ova also contributes to it. This part is also the end of the series. Subtext: After the disappointing result of "Zetsubou-hen" I was unfortunately skeptical about how the series would continue, but the season "Mirai-hen" saved the picture of the series. In this series, the story and characters were dealt with without detours, it remained exciting, mysterious and detailed as it was in the first season. But this season had made it much more convincing with many interesting intrigues and twists. For my part, I was quite impressed and satisfied. Now we come to the individual criteria. Genre: [Action Drama Horror Mystery Psychological School Splatter Violence] Action: Compared to the predecessors, the action genre was intensely represented here, as there were certainly dynamic fights. [+]Drama: Drama also had a presence here. The emotions and pasts of the characters, including their relationships, were dealt with more intensely [+]Horror: Horror genre shouldn't have been present in this series. Since he was only accompanied by "Splatter & Violence". [-]Mytery: Mystery was implemented here unprecedentedly, an amazing achievement. A mysterious game has been set up. From there it was time to collect information and be surprised in every episode. The whole work remains mysterious. [+]Psychological: This genre was also well implemented here, with the exception. It was not wildly playing around with the psychological genre, how crazy everything was, but dealt with the train of thought and the psyche of the characters. [+]School: The school genre had no presence here since this plot no longer deals with a school. [-]Splatter: This genre was there and implemented properly. [+]Violence: This time it remained brutal, even if the amount of brutality really increased compared to its predecessors. [+] Story: The story of "Mirai-hen" happened a few years after the events of season 1. The "Future Foundation" members were captured by Monokuma and forced to play a new killing game. Each member received a bracelet that added an interesting additional factor to the game. And from there began the search for the traitor, the blossoming of intrigue and the story of despair in which hope killed hope. A very fascinating plot, in which one could not really guess who the traitor was and what the end of this work would be until almost the end of the anime. In addition, the cliffhangers came at the end of almost every episode, which stimulated the tension even more. The interesting dialogues, monologues, the relationships between characters, the conflicts that arose and the confusion and distrust that moved through the hallways. A really exciting and commendable action, which had proven worthy of a final. Animation / pictures: The animations really changed this season and that in a positive way. The actual drawing style of the series has been retained, but the caliber of animations has undoubtedly evolved. The overwhelming atmosphere was well represented, the movements were extremely smooth, especially the fights. Since there were almost no bright places in the anime, there was hardly any light reflection. As a negative, however, I can note that the animations were unfortunately leaps and bounds. In some episodes they were sometimes worse and sometimes better, so you could see a big difference as a viewer. There were also 2 scenes in the anime, in which the animation was incorrect, 1x in the eyes of the protagonist and 1x in the physical proportion of a member. I was also surprised that the blood turned red. Characters: The characters and the story impressed me the most in this season. There were survivors from season 1, who continued to play their own roles and had done well. In particular, the focus was on the protagonist and his thinking and his view. But it wasn't just with them, there were also characters from Zetsubou-hen who would also have their own roles. Along with background stories, dialogues and monologues, a satisfactory game between the characters was delivered. Some also had to go their own way and fight their own demon. In other words, almost no character has been left behind this season, but it only refers to the "almost". Indeed, there were characters who perished before you could deal with them. Music: As expected, the opening was a success, both in terms of design and music. Especially as it has not spoiled as always and did not give any important information to the outside. I also found the ending quite pleasant, as was the vocals. The soundtracks were sometimes mild as in the predecessors, but were also quite pleasant and matched the style of the series. A truly outstanding work if I could call it that.A captivating, exciting and mysterious plot, pleasant characters and good implementation, what more could you want? Especially since the way the anime had distanced itself from the well-known and usual 0815 concepts and content. Can definitely recommend this series.

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