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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Anime: Dangan Ronpa

Based on the visual novel by Spike Chunsoft, its a more extreme modern twist into your typical "the butler did it in the dining room with the candle stick" dinner mystery theater.

 Certain visual and theme elements from the PSP game are also integrated to the anime.

The anime is truly a crazy mix. Its like having the animation production quality and direction of "Magister Magi Negima" (season 2) amped up with a lot of mixed cell and CGI animation on climaxes, with the moods of "Serial Experiments Lain", "Tantei Gakuen Q", "Scott Pilgrim", mashed with plot elements of "Saw", "Battle Royale" and "Ace Attorney" injected in your typical "who dunnit" detective drama. A real visual treat that teases the mind and leaves you begging for more.