Ultra Despair Girls
(Just like always, spoilers ahead!)
Monaka has just climbed her way to the top of my favorite Danganronpa characters list. At the beginning of the episode she dramatically preaches that she has become the second Junko Enoshima and is the only one who can drive the whole world into Despair once again.
Monaka is hiding out in a secret tower at the edge of the city with a blatant neon light that clearly gives her away! Touko and Komaru are able to find the tower because of the Former Super Grade School-Level Ultimate’s, who to my surprise, did not die.
In case you missed Ultra Despair Girls the other Li’l Ultimate’s (aside from Monaka) are:
Nagisa Shingetsu – Former Super Grade School-Level Social Studies
Masaru Daimon – Former Super Grade School-Level P.E.
Kotoko Utsugi – Former Super Grade School-Level Drama
Jataro Kemuri – Former Super Grade School-Level Art
Monaka is in Despair because the world does not see how wonderful Despair is. She is left with two choice: Run away from a world that has rejected her or destroy it. When Komaru and Touko find her we see that she decides on the latter. Monaka is a shut-in NEET who only wants to play games and live in outer space forever. She confesses to Touko and Komaru that she is not behind what is happening at the Future Foundation, she doesn’t know who the attacker is, that she is merely an observer, and that because of Makoto Naegi someone who survived Junko’s game is going to die. Even though Monaka knows who it will be she refuses to say who it is because she’s just too “lazy”. She then goes off into space and vows to never leave her room again.
Why the sudden change? Monaka says that she met a certain someone (Nagito) who talked to her about Hope and Despair and she decided she did not want to end up like him. What did Nagito even tell her?!
One thing I do not understand is how Monaka does not know who the attacker is. Since her Gekkogahara body is a robot, the drug that puts everyone to sleep during the time limit would not work on her. Considering she was in the room when the Great Gozu was murdered I can’t understand how she did not see the attacker. Did she just step away from her post to play games? Most likely. If you have any ideas, please post them in the comments!
In the meantime, Byakuya Togami is the acting director and plans to break into the Future Foundation headquarters. He states that there is no broadcast about the Future Foundation leaders and the killing game and there is also no activity related to the Remnants of Despair. What is the culprit after?
Komaru and Touko contact both Naegi and Byakuya to inform them about what Monaka has told them.
Who do you think is going to die because of the new killing game? Let me know in the comments!