Written by Shiggins
I own all the games. I have like ten waifus from the series alone, including Nagito Komaeda, Chihiro Fujisaki and even Peko Pekoyama, who has a very silly name but wears a thong and could slice me open with ease! I love this series so much, from its characters and plot twists to its themes and references, I adore the thing... but now something has come up.
Note: SPOILERS AHEAD! If you wish to avoid spoilers, do NOT click this article!
|Another group of gorgeous fuck-ups.|
After being bombarded with spoilers despite my best efforts, I eventually gave up and started just watching the videos themselves to find out what's going on and, more importantly, why fans were suddenly gritting their teeth. Something was going on and I had to find out what it is. Now that I know exactly what has angered them, I might just be on the fans' side for once.
|Speaking of things I utterly despise... It's like the game wants you to hate it immediately by dropping these bastards in it.|
The story however is where everything falls apart. Like the other Danganronpa games, there is an arc that carries on throughout the chapters and connects them all together, until the final reveal with who the major villain is and why they're doing all this and blah blah blah. In Danganronpa 1, the reveal was Junko Enoshima with the world being destroyed by Despair. In Danganronpa 2, they were in a virtual reality and were once Despair themselves.
|Heh... I'll admit the Fanta is clever.|
And in Danganronpa V3... Team Danganronpa.
Yes, you read that right. The series that often tickles the fourth wall just smashed it apart and have made their own company the villains. In this game, Team Danganronpa are a tv reality series where they run season after season of "The Killing Game" for a bloodthirsty audience who wanted nothing more than to see these characters do nothing but murder each other for their amusement.
To make matters even more obvious if they're being too subtle for you, the game is called "V3" because the V is a Roman numeral. It's season 53 of the "Killing Game" series, and is being portrayed as a cash cow, milking the premise as much as possible to get more money and going to more outlandish and ridiculous levels to keep things interesting... like having an actual robot be part of the main cast.
|Oh that reminds me! Doing what you did with the first female protagonist of the main series is what we classy members of society refer to as a "dick move".|
Let me tell you what makes me love Danganronpa so much. I love the characters of Danganronpa, and their relationships with each other as they grow and develop together through the harsh, psychological struggles endears me to them so I hope that as much of them survive as possible. The idea that Hope will always trump Despair, even in the bleakest of times and there is always something to fight for. And yes, I like a good murder mystery too but only a sociopath wants to feel nothing but pain and insults thrown at them!
|Give this context. I dare you!|
The only sign during this finale that the creators aren't trying to insult the people that gave them money in the first place is when the robot Ki-Bo hears a voice from outside the Academy that is apparently meant to be the fans. In response to this, he encourages everyone not to vote and thus Danganronpa is put to an end because that's what literally every character except the obsessive otaku villain wants to see happen. Yes, the characters in the game are actually saying they want Danganronpa to end, while a cosplaying fan of the Danganronpa franchise is portrayed as the villain because she's against it ending.
|I swear I thought this guy was Naegi for months!|
|Time to let the shit-show begin!|
I've got a bitter taste in my mouth, guys and there are probably others who see this differently than I do. If so, please let me know because right now I could do with someone else's perspective. I can't remember the last time a franchise got on my nerves like this... I'm going back to my Komaeda porn.
|I wanted to end this article on a positive note. So here is Komaeda tied up and waiting for me.|
NOTE: As requested by the comments, and for my own mindset as well, this article will be getting updated in September after the official release of Danganronpa V3. If the official translation sends a different message than the fan translations and other sources do, then I will gladly take back my words. Danganronpa is love. Danganronpa is life. And so is Komaeda porn.
Born under the stars of the Dark Gods, Shiggins owns the power of the Great Eye and is utterly magnificent in his omniscience. If you dare to discover more about someone as great as him, then go ahead. And to all my friends and family members, YOU are wrong and I should be disappointed! Not the other way round!,. You can find out about him or ask him stuff on ask.fm/shigginsishere or go to his tumblr page http://otakugajeel.tumblr.com/