abridged series

full confession

I love this show, the manga and characters especially, and I used to get a thrill watching it; but now that I’ve seen more story-driven and better-animated animes, and now that I realize I’ve been watching more of the abridged series than I did the original, it’s almost painful to go back and watch it sometimes. :(

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So I made a Danganronpa Abridged because I am sodding obsessed with this franchise right now you guys. If you like it, spread this silliness around like pink-coloured strawberry jam.

STARRING:

Sydsnap as Maizono

Megami33 as Kirigiri

Lady Nanaki as Asahina

MasakoX as Chihiro

Xthedarkone as Leon

SerenaMidori as Celes

EileMonty as Junko

Jacksthemouse as Fukawa

Faulerro as The Rest

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Hello yes i’m in this, you guys should watch/subscribe/ect. n’ shit. 

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Well you guys asked for it, so here it is: Danganronpa Abridged Thing - Episode 2. I had a lot of fun with this one and rather like the result, so if you could share this around I’d be Super Duper High School grateful.

SPOILER WARNING: Contains Chapter 1 spoilers for Danganronpa, obviously.

STARRING:

Sydsnap as Sayaka Maizono

EileMonty as Junko Enoshima

SerenaMidori as Celestia Ludenberg

Megami33 as Kyouko Kirigiri

Xthedarkone as Leon Kuwata

Lady Nanaki as Aoi Asahina

Jacksthemouse as Touko Fukawa

MasakoX as Chihiro Fujisaki

Faulerro as Everybody Else

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And now after much delay: Danganronpa Abridged Thing - Episode 3. TRIALS AND STUFF, YEAH!

SPOILER WARNING: Contains Chapter 1 spoilers for Danganronpa. I mean, duh.

STARRING:

Xthedarkone as Leon Kuwata

Megami33 as Kyouko Kirigiri

Lady Nanaki as Aoi Asahina

SerenaMidori as Celestia Ludenberg

Jacksthemouse as Touko Fukawa

MasakoX as Chihiro Fujisaki

Sydsnap as Sayaka Maizono

Faulerro as Everybody Else

"Stop Going To Conventions And Make More Episodes!"

Over the last couple days, a couple typical overdemanding kids decided to pick a fight with me in the comment section of a recent convention announcement video we posted. After several comments back and forth of them insisting that it wasn’t a big demand to ask us to make episodes more frequently, I decided to give them a little insight into the effort we put into every single episode.

I’m going to post that here because it’s useful for people to know what we’ve done now over 20 times and what the TeamFourStar guys have done countless times and poor LK has done over 60 times. I hope this will bring a new understanding between the fans and the content creators. Here is my comment verbatim, and it doesn’t even include technical difficulties such as slow or dead computers, internet connections, or anything of the like.

“You are completely out of touch with what effort these videos require. To script, all 3 members need to be available at the same time for a period of three or more hours, which isn’t possible on most days due to school and work. We schedule it ahead of time, and it often is still either cut short or canceled because someone forgot, or is sick, or had an extremely late dinner, or something came up, or they simply need more time to work on school, or have mandated training at their job to do, etc. And when we do get together, sometimes inspiration just doesn’t hit. We’ve written episodes in as few as 4 hours and as many as 50 hours for just one script.

Then, the members have to find time to voice act, and can only do so when their surroundings (background noise, be it family/roommates/neighbors, outside, car alarms, ice cream trucks, etc.) are quiet and their vocal chords are cooperating (can’t tell you how often we’ve gone to record and the voices wouldn’t come out properly). That takes several hours of work per episode, once the stars align.

In addition, if there are to be any cameos in an episode, we have to schedule the recording at a time when the VA and one or more of our team members are going to be available to direct. Like scripting, cancelations and hiccups are frequent. This takes several hours as well.

After that, audio has to be cleaned up so they are ready to be brought into the video editing software. Noise removal, deleting bad/peaking takes, removing breaths, removing unnecessary space between takes, adding any effects such as echo that are needed, amplifying each take’s volume to its maximum, etc. Oftentimes during this process, one or many lines need to be redone either because we find out the audio quality is no good or because the performance wasn’t right or the voice was off or we change the line. God forbid one of the cameos did a take wrong because then we have to go through the awkwardness and hassle of getting a redo. This can take anywhere up to about 10 grueling hours.

Then, the video editing, which is the most time intensive of all the steps. I have to time out every single take for optimum comedy, pick the right ones that go with each other well, go through my background music library to pick the best possible tracks, find appropriate sound effects, pull out every single shot from the original that we intend to use into Photoshop to make sure it fits our desires, remove shakiness of 90s animation to the best of my ability, isolate and save lip flaps, bring everything back into the software, time the lip flaps to the audio, sync all the sounds effects with the existing footage, often I have to also frame by frame edit the mouths or other parts of the video because a character or camera is moving, create movement from non moving shots, make sure I don’t reuse shots too often, keep the positions of characters as consistent as possible, and you bet your ass things often get cut, changed, or added during this process for every single episode, which requires more group discussion and more voicing when possible. 

This shit takes a hell of a lot of time to pull off. So don’t mind me if I say: If you think I owe you one iota of effort making these free videos instead of enjoying a couple weekends a year to hang out with my friends, you can fuck right off a cliff.

Good night.”

So thanks to martininamerica, kaiserneko, faulerro, xthedarkone, and countless other talented people and groups who have already sunk more than a reasonable amount of their free time over the years to providing us with excellent free content with which to build a loose “community” out of and make our lives all a little brighter. Go to cons and have a good time. I hope we’ll see you at some of them.