You were her hero. - I wanted to think that. - No, no. Don’t go selling yourself short, kid. You took down an armed subject without firing a shot. You saved her life. That’s pretty much a hero in my book.
I’ve said numerous times I wanted to go back and improve the older ones in my series of Danganronpa idle animations, and of course Fukawa, who didn’t even have any actions originally, would be first on the list. I had this exact animation in mind very early on.
There’s a lot more motion in this than the other ones, and of course the Genocider Syo/Genocide Jack part only made things more challenging… I decided to add an iconic background, too - the cafeteria from DR1- since I had already come this far and wanted to go another extra mile.
I used to be a camp counselor when I was a teenager, in the woods up around Vermont. I had the night shift, you know, tuck the girls in, turn off the lights, you know, the typical drill. Everything seemed fine. The kids were asleep, you know, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Until… I noticed that there was some blood, on the hallway floor. So I followed the blood trail down the hall to the camp director’s cabin, walked up to his bed, and… he was just lying there, underneath his covers, dead. Someone stabbed him. I ran out of there so fast, out the door, down the hall. I just remember it being really dark. Once I got to the door, there was another counselor there; I guess she heard me scream. They caught the caretaker on his way out of town. I guess he still had the knife on him…