So we’re only very early into the summer season, but already I think I’ve found my favorite.
Danganronpa is an anime adaptation of the PSP game of the same name, it is a murder mystery visual novel by Chunsoft, the same guys that do the ‘Zero Escape’ series (999, virtues last reward). I personally am a massive fan of their stuff, and so seeing something like this has me pretty excited.
The story is 15 people are locked in a school, the only way to ‘graduate’ is to murder someone and get away with it, after a murder its investigation has occurred, there is a trial, where someone must be convicted – if the murder gets found guilty, they die, however if an innocent gets found guilty, all the innocents die.
It’s a glorious mix of battle royale, mind games and the classic party game ‘werewolf’ (aka witch hunt). We’re 2 episodes in and people are dropping like flies already, the series is only 13 episodes long I believe, so I expect the show to move fairly quickly, but I’m okay with this.
Come watch with me? We can suss out who dunnit together.