Also known as Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei – The Animation, episode 3
The third episode of Danganronpa showed the trial, promised in the last episode. As I understand now, this is going to be how the show goes. Murder, investigation and a trial. And the actual thinking is done during the trial, which does not seem right to me, but whatever, that is a genre issues.
I the episode was better than I thought it would, but I didn’t have any high hopes. Most of the episode dialogues were pretty sane and logical, which is a good thing (that is just my taste, though). At the same time, when they actually tried to show the tension and to convey that one of the people looses his grip, they were doing this very poorly. They made the culprit collapse into senseless rate, saying something that was translated as “retarded” in the subs I use (and those subs are done really badly, I don’t know if people who did them even bothered to check them once before releasing them). I would say that this show is not really good at sophisticated stuff. It can make a magic stuffed bear, but that is about the limit of sophistication for this show. Now, I know I’m being too hard on it there, but who cares, I’m not going to drop it, so the show will have plenty of chances to redeem itself in that matter.
Also I have to say, I haven’t seen a whole bunch of other anime on this topic. About court procedures, I remember one episode of Fairy Tail (I don’t think it even counts, though) and recent episode of Attack on Titan, and both did not impress me. About investigation, I have seen Death Note, but if I were to compare Death Note to this anime, it would not be fair. There aren’t many anime that can withstand such a comparison, even among the good ones. So I just don’t know how well you can make a court procedure look. But I still think you can make it better.
I hope you liked this episode. I also want to apologize for the lack of new posts. I haven’t covered up a half of what I was going to do, and it is mostly because of the trouble with my internet connection that I’m having for a while now. Even as I am writing this post my internet goes on and off and I can’t even preview the post. I don’t even know if the system will let me publish it, cause I have a suspicion that I’m off-line right now. Oh, well. See you next time (^_^)/
P.S. This post was written three days ago, and only now I fond a way to post it. My Internet is killing me. Sorry for the late replies in the comment section too.
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