But basically, it’s only showing scenes from Episode 4 of Despair Arc where Komaeda tries to do blow up the gym and give everyone laxatives and ruin friendships.
What’s weird is that it looks like he was already working on it, so I wonder what kind of anime was he trying to make with those storyboards alone.
My thinking is that he was trying to make an anime depicting the high school life of Hope’s Peak Academy students, or something along those lines.
But you maybe thinking “Could it be an Easter egg from the animators themselves and Kodaka?”
Well, to be honest, I thought so too at first and here’s where I my 2nd reason stands.
After the dub for Despair Arc has come out, I have been re watching episode 1 a bunch of times to make a funny video and what I noticed at the beginning after Chisa reacts to her death and pretty much gives her monologue (and I’ll talk about this later too). When the scene shifts to Hope’s Peak it looks like someone is drawing it and coloring it.
Here’s some pictures.
While it could be just the style of opening the real animators chose to do, what’s weird about this though is that it’s only used once and it’s weird one to use too if you think about it.
So, what I think they’re trying to show us is how Mitarai draws the events and then animates them. (Which would make it looks like he’s showing us that he’s the one who animated this.)
But, one question you might be asking is that, “If he’s the one who animated DR3 Despair Arc, then how does he know of Chisa’s death?”
The answer is simple. I think Ryota survived the events of DR3 Future Arc and made this anime. Don’t ask me for the motives, because I have no idea and that’s make this a conspiracy theory, but that’s only logical explanation.
What differentiates Future Arc and Despair is their color of blood.
In Future Arc the blood is red.
While in Despair Arc the blood is pink.
Which makes me think that Ryota chose the color of pink for all of his animations. That includes DR1 too.
I just don’t buy the fact that Kodaka just decided to change the blood color from the traditional pink to red all of a sudden. I don’t think he did that just pull a prank on us by making us think that Asahina had “died” in the second episode of Future Arc.
So, that explains DR3, but what about DR1?
Well, since I’m guessing here, I think that, like Great Gozu and Munakata, he alos watched the broadcast of the mutual killing of the 78th class and he decided to make an anime depicting the events of that.
Again, don’t ask me what his motives are, as I have no clue.
And I don’t want to think it’s something as he fell to despair and made that anime for the sake of despair or something.
But anyway, another question is that if the’s blood is pink and not real (for some reason) and we think that the color of the blood in DR Universe in reality is red, then what makes this of the games?
They also have pink blood. DR1, DR2, DRAE and hell even in NDR3V the blood is pink.
I have no clue. Simple explanation is that there’s an Ultimate Game Designer who loves to see the despair of his players. *cough*Kodaka*cough*
Anyway, that’s all there is to this theory. Don’t forget that this is a conspiracy theory and you shouldn’t take it seriously. That is all.
I love how Mitarai gets in front of Kirigiri to protect her even though she is probably stronger than him and he would be fucking torn to shreds by Juzo is a second because ‘violence against women is wrong’
God bless Mitarai Ryouta
dangan ronpa is a school/slice of life/comedy series about love and friendship happiness *drowns in own tears*
all i want is some cute mitarai/imposter/tsumiki content is that too much too ask??
(REUPLOAD cos i fucked up tsumiki’s sleeve and it was bothering me)
So I looked at the episode again and then I realised something….
When the bomb appeared, it wasn’t a huge entrance. It didn’t even come in from above. It seemed like it was rolled from across the room…
So somebody had the bomb hidden and just rolled it out.
So who could have done it? Because they had to have been on the same side of the room as Chief Bogo.
The person had to be quiet, unnoticeable and has a small presence so they aren’t focused on very much by everybody else.
Who matches that description on that side of the room:
It’s not looking good for The Ultimate Animator…
EDIT (ADDING MORE DEPTH TO THE ARGUMENT):
The fact that he was only acknowledged by one person in the room kinda shows that he is dismissed by others alot. Only the head of the foundation (who by the way is meant to keep count) calls on him, like a teacher with a missing student, however that student isn’t very popular
Additionally after the bomb Ryota moved to the completely opposite side of the room. And even when the bomb didn’t go off he kinda moved away from people. Additionally he was the closest one to Chief Bogo, judging by the movement of the bomb it would have been picked up if it was done by anybody further away from him. He doesn’t even reply to Tengen when he asks this question, he just doesn’t respond at all and moves in the corner. He’s very suspicious to me regardless.
I think it has to do with his extremely strong conviction of hope that probably everyone is overwhelmed or avoids him for. It good and all but it could be off-putting, like Komeadea.
Furthermore, since he is SHSL Animator, his hand movements and his wrist should be very stable, strong ,sturdy and flexible,he could easily make it appear that the sleep bomb came from a totally different direction so nobody would suspect him at all.