[Let’s Talk: Anime] Dangan Ronpa 3: Despair Arc Episode 3

In school for talented students, is there a place for those who have no talent?
A new girl has transfered into Hinata’s class. She asserts herself as Natsumi Kuzuryu, the sister of Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu who is known at Hope’s Peak as the Super High School Level Gangster. She tells Hajime that’s not going to be stuck in the Reserve Course for too long since she already has an in through her brother. Kuzuryu also tells him that she can think of a few people who don’t belong there.

DRDA31This gets the attention of another student named Sato, who attended middle school with Kuzuryu. She asks if Kuzuryu is planning to do anything to harm her friend in the main class, but Kuzuryu assures her that she isn’t going to do anything of the sort.

Later that night, Hinata and Nanami are playing a game together and Hinata asks her what she would do if she didn’t have a talent. She explains that she would probably still enjoy games, but her talent isn’t what is the most important thing in life. What’s important to her is making memories and spending time with her friends. Hinata thinks that if life is about making memories and not about talent then he thinks he could be happy with a life like that.

But Hinata won’t be able to keep things so simple any more.

Kuzuryu threatens Sato’s friend, saying she’ll take her out of the main course even DRDA33if it means she has to kill her. The next day, Kuzuryu is found dead under mysterious circumstances. Hinata has his suspicions about what happened and tries to confront Sato about it. However, she winds up dead shortly after as well. When Hinata tries to find Sato’s friend on the main campus, security stops him at the gate. The head of security tells him that there’s no place at Hope’s Peak for someone with no talent. Life will be better for Hinata if just accepts that he has nothing to offer expect himself to those that are more talented than him. This treatments cements Hinata’s resolve and he decides to join the project Hope’s Peak has asked him to be a part of.

Now the story is finally starting to kick into gear. Murders have occurred at Hope’s Peak and a mysterious project has started getting under way. It was obvious before that there was more to this school than just a place for gifted students. In fact, it’s quite possible that Junko Enoshima, who has been alluded to in the future arc, might be showing up soon as well. When that happens, the depsair will be in full swing.

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