Thursday, 1 August 2013

Danganronpa Case 02

I now forgive the previous case for just revealing the name of the killer. This time Fujisaki was murdered. I had my suspicions of Fujisaki being a boy which ties in with the embarrassing memories and dark secrets, and is possibly enough to kill someone over. Monokuma knows all which means he likely received a male PDA. This will make the original crime scene the boys' changing room. The new rule only covers lending which should mean taking someone elses' PDA is not a something to die over.


Since Fujisaki was killed in the same way as Genocider Syo, it adds to my suspicions of him being male because every other victim was male. Serial killers usually kill their victims in a similar way and some may even have OCD preventing them from doing it any other way. The scissors are missing, but Fujisaki has been crucified and the message bloodbath fever has been used. If
Syo really does have dissociative identity disorder, they might also suffer from memory loss during that state. This will make identifying the killer even more difficult.



Togami and Fukawa were working together on something, but it hasn't revealed yet. Togami gave away information about Genocider Syo which would put him at a disadvantage if he really was the killer. Because the weapon is a dumbbell, I think it's safe to assume only the larger characters will have more potential to commit the crime fast enough to make the choice of weapon worthwhile. I have my doubts about Sakura for now because she wouldn't be able to follow Fujisaki into the changing rooms, so I am thinking it will be either Hakagure or Oowada.


I don't think there is enough information to completely identify the culprit, just make assumptions. I need to know more about what they were doing during the time of the murder to be completely sure.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Danganronpa Case 01

In order to graduate, they must kill another student without being found out. That kind of pressure leads to the worst in people to target the weaker characters. All the characters were introduced in the first episode and judging them solely on appearance or personality will likely lead to suspecting the wrong character. Even weak people can become strong if they feel threatened and the stronger characters could turn out to be the gentlest of all of them.


A good mystery provides enough clues to work out the criminal without just handing you the answer. It's disappointing how easy the first mystery is, but I see this as an introduction to the game at the easiest difficulty. There are clues to push you away from the correct answer, but some clues hold more power than others. The debate should take all the clues into account before accusing anyone of the murder.



The first thing to note is the girls' bathrooms have locks whereas the boys' bathrooms do not. This immediately makes boys an easier target because the killer will only need to get past one locked door to be able to kill someone. It seems like Naegi wasn't the target since the nameplates were changed in order to make the room seem like it belonged to Maizono.



The next clues are the burnt shirt remnant and glass sphere fragments.The burnt shirt is covered in blood and unless someone is wearing the matching shirt, it is unlikely to lead to anything other than assuming the killer was disposing the evidence. It wouldn't be strange for them to have spare shirts so checking will probably not help either. The crystal ball belongs to Hagakure and being broken next to the burnt shirt is suspicious, but it isn't the most convincing clue.


The most important clue is Maizono's dying message. It reveals who is most likely the killer using the numbers 11037. Instead of just writing their name, it is written in numbers as to not seem too obvious. It was probably to prevent it being erased if the killer saw the numbers being written. All the evidence could be planted including the dying message, but these are the only clues that can be linked to someone in particular.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Free! First Impressions

I wasn't expecting much from this anime and after watching the first episode, it was pretty lacking in plot. It did well to introduce them as kids and then they had to grow up... I honestly didn't expect much as I'm not really a fan of sport or ecchi. I guess I'll watch it for cute boys doing cute things. I have watched other sport anime. Ro-Kyu-Bu! with loli basketball is a masterpiece.



I'm not a fan of ecchi series, whether it be fan service or man service, mainly because I'm not the target audience and I actually prefer to watch hentai for real "plot". I'd also prefer to watch a series full of cute moe characters whether it be K-On! or something similar with boys like Tsuritama, but that was more focused on embracing new experiences and growing. It's only a matter of time until they create a swimming club to eat cakes and drink tea.



I look forward to the introduction of the megane character and how his character will get along with the rest of the cast. For now, I like Nagisa and Makoto even if they did grow up.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

bIuecrimson's Favourite Anime Songs

The best openings and endings manage to maintain the tone of the series instead of an obvious change. There should be a serious song for a serious series and a happy song for a happy series. YouTube usually removes the songs so I won't be linking any, but you have enough information if you want to listen to any of them.

My only criteria for music is the ability to listen to it over a long period of time. Many of the songs I start listening to quickly lose their initial charm and I'll probably never listen to them again. For this list, I am only looking at the song itself because I have less interest in the actual scenes. I prefer fast paced songs and a tune I personally enjoy listening to.

The instrumentals should not be louder than the vocals. They are there to compliment the singing, not overpower it. I see it most often with percussion and very rarely other instruments. I dislike when the singer is trying too hard to make the song sound good. It might be their style, but I believe it's fine as long as they genuinely sing well with good backing music. I really hate stereo which goes silent on one side. It is really off putting when one side suddenly stops giving out music.

Openings

  1. Lovers - Naruto: Shippuuden OP 9
  2. Golden Time Lover - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OP 3
  3. Fiesta - Fairy Tail OP 6
  4. Magenta Another Sky - Arcana Famiglia
  5. High Powered - Shinryaku!? Ika Musume
  6. Now or Never - Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2nd Season
  7. Sugar Sweet Nightmare - Bakemonogatari OP 5
  8. Forever - Elemental Gelade
  9. Kizunairo - Fortune Arterial
  10. Youthful - Chihayafuru

Endings

  1. Pieces - Kyoukai senjou no Horizon ED 1
  2. Setsubou no Freesia - Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal ED 2
  3. Inside Identity - Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
  4. Koi no Hoono - Kanokon
  5. Coloring - Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!
  6. Kimi ga Iru Basho - Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin
  7. Happy Sunshine - Asobi ni Iku yo! ED3
  8. Inori no Uta - Simoun
  9. Alicemagic - Little Busters!
  10. Unite - Accel World ED 2

Friday, 3 May 2013

Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko First Impressions

Unlike in Kokoro Connect, Youto doesn't even seem to be trying to hide his new found power. Azuki fell too easily to his persuasiveness even if she's forced to lie. It's not like she could say no after what seemed like such a powerful confession. I'm sure he doesn't want to be known as the perverted prince, but it's not like he's suffering from his inability to control himself. This series will work really well as a comedy.



Similar to Kokoro Connect, it seems like their desires are short term and they are unable to control themselves once activatted. Because their wishes turn out to be too perfect, they need to reverse it. It's only natural to want to be want to change when you can't express yourself how you want to, but you only realise you've taken something for granted when it disappears. Youto was unable to bring back his ability to lie because Azuki required it, but once she accepted herself, she was able to give it up.



Tsukiko wished to not be able to express her emotions, but I can't imagine who would need the ability to show what they feel. I'd expect even the most emotionless people would be able to smile because they are forcing themselves to show little emotion. So instead, someone could have wished for a smile.

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