ASAHINA IS ALIVE! But the kind hearted, supportive, bull mask wearing Gozu is DEAD! Wow. I did not see that one coming. It just so happens that the blood stain on Asahina's shirt was IN FACT tomato juice and the knife protruding from her chest, was a toy.
So in this episode one important fact is cleared up regarding Naegi Makoto and the Remnants of Despair: it turns out that Junko Enoshima (the true face behind the Monokuma character) instilled despair into the former Hope's Peak High School students effectively turning them into evil drones; however, Naegi explains how he discovered a virtual rehabilitation program, known as the New World Program that could reverse the process by restoring the students memories from before Junko Enoshima's influence had been put into effect.
You would think with the truth being disclosed alongside Naegi's moving speech, his fellow Foundation associates would put aside their difference and join arms. But alas, this is Danganronpa we are talking about; things never run so smoothly.
Munakata (Naegi's polar opposite, despite also supposedly being a former student who's speciality was Super High School Level Hope) is more antagonistic towards Naegi than before, accusing Naegi's notion of hope as being weak and detrimental to the cause. Following this, Munakata challenges Naegi to use the power of words against him and his sword, and prove that his version of hope is the one they should all be striving towards. The episode fades to black with a rather ominous commentary by one of the foundation members. But who?
Okay so other than the surprise turn of events at the beginning of this week’s episode, the remainder of episode remained pretty formulaic. Overall, the shows seems to be unfolding nicely; let's hope it stays that way for the rest the season.
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