The Let's Play Archive

Ultra Despair Girls & Danganronpa 3

by TheMcD

Part 7: Update V

Komaru enters the door, and...

...well then.

I very much recommend watching this video. It's very long, but it's the core establishment scene for our main antagonists and a nice presentation for the voice acting for the Warriors of Hope, which I really like, myself.

♪ BGM: Like I Would Become A Monster

You... you're those kids! The kids who were on TV!

Aw man, I'm famous! I'd autograph your back anytime!

Hehehe... I can only write using a chisel, but if you don't mind that, I can sign your back, too.

We accept presents, as well! I'm always in the mood for sweets.

However, salty flavors are no good. Those disgusting tastes are never worth putting in your mouth!

I wanna drive a train some day, but can't. I wanna go inside a chimney.

And in the midst of all this, blue-haired kid is deeply judging me for LPing this game.

Komaru just can't deal.

And then, the last member comes rolling in as well.

Welcome, Big Sis! I'm so happy you came, meow~!

Yes, she actually went "meow~". This girl is an attempt to weaponize adorable and precious.

♪ BGM: Ghost Stories From the School District of Revolution

Oh, that's right. Big Sis doesn't know us yet.
Well, I guess we should start with introductions!

So, every one of these kids has a little extra introduction scene with some extra art you can view by pressing a key while they introduce themselves. In the video, I just opened them ASAP, but here, I'll let each character finish their regular introduction, then insert the extra scene in a quote block. That should maybe make it flow a bit better.

I'm the leader of the Warriors of Hope! Hero class, Masaru Daimon! I always give 100 percent! My favorite class was Gym, so they called me Li'l Ultlmate P.E.!
Aha! A Hero, the leader, and the Li'l Ultimate P.E.! I even impress myself!

Masaru Daimon's Introduction posted:

♪ BGM: It's a Kids' World

I'm the P.E. King who can do every exercise ever! Running nonstop 24/7/365 is easy as pie! Oh, I almost forgot! My job in the Warriors of Hope is the Hero! And as Hero and the leader, I'm gonna be the new ruler of thls town!

As a side note, the music track that plays in these little extra scenes, "It's a Kids' World", is another one of my particular favorites. It's just so happy. It always puts me in an amusement park kind of mood. In fact, it put me in such a mood so much that over a year ago, I made this. Watch that and tell me it doesn't fit perfectly! Anyway, on with the show.

But I am the leader! We all agreed on it!
All he did was win Rock-Paper-Scissors...

Fine, fine. You're the leader. Now allow me to introduce myself.

During my time at Hope's Peak Elementary, I was known as Li'l Ultimate Social Studies.
Huh? Hope's Peak? ...You mean...that Hope's Peak!?
Hm? Why should that surprise you?
I... I didn't know there was an elementary school affiliated with the academy...
Hmpf. Such an ignorant woman.

Nagisa Shingetsu's Introduction posted:

♪ BGM: It's a Kids' World

Of course, Social Studies is but one area of my expertise. I excel at all scholarly pursuits. I was labeled Li'l Ultimate Social Studies because I was raised to be among society's elite. And... I suppose I am a babysitter of sorts for the Warriors of Hope... Monaca excluded.

Um... What was I gonna say...? Uh, I'm the Priest, Jataro Kemuri...
And you specialized in arts and crafts, making you Li'l Ultimate Art, correct? Moving on...
Awww... You said what I was gonna say... The whole thiiing... Ugh... My chest itches... I wish I could scratch it raw, reach inside and scrape my nails on it...

Jataro Kemuri's Introduction posted:

♪ BGM: It's a Kids' World

Like, for some reason, you imagine how painful it would be to put your hand in... oh, um, my name is Jataro Kemuri. And bird skin isn't yummy no matter how you cook it.

If it's arts and crafts, leave it to me. I can remove nails, and varnish, and things... I do the Priest thing for the Warriors of Hope... Oh, and also, I wonder if aliens exist.

It's like how an elephant's nose is so long... But then again, giraffe necks are long too. And also, waiting for a plane takes too long, and Spring Break is too long...
Well, anyway, don't worry about Jataro. He's a latchkey kid. It made him a bit mental.
It's not that I dislike latchkey kids, though. Some kids say they have magical powers!
Isn't that awesome? You might get caught inside a magical parallel universe!
Oh, sorry for the late introduction! My name's Kotoko Utsugi, and I play the role of Fighter. I was called Li'l Ultimate Drama, but that was a long time ago, so I'll leave that part out.
My favorite food is peeled chestnuts. My least favorite food is unpeeled chestnuts.
Kyahaa! Aren't you surprised? They're both chestnuts!

Komaru's complete and utter flabbergastedness is really relatable.

And hey, did you know!? Kangaroos can jump backwards! And, and! And believe it or not, snakes have ears! Ewww!

Kotoko Utsugi's Introduction posted:

♪ BGM: It's a Kids' World

My name is Kotoko Utsugi, and I play the Fighter in the Warriors of Hope! You might think the Fighter would be a boy, but nope! I'm totally a girl! I love girly things and peeled chestnuts! If it's totally adorbs, I looove it!

But who cares about that old stuff? I'm so happy to meet you!

Yes, yes, that's all very nice. Our next introduction is Monaca.

And when I attended elementary school, I was called the Li'l Ultimate Homeroom.
I'm sure you're familiar with it, right? Homeroom?
Monaca just loves Homeroom! The first hour of the day when we can share our thoughts... And that is why, even in the Warriors of Hope, I'm the life of the party!

Monaca's Introduction posted:

♪ BGM: It's a Kids' World

You might think there are no Ultimates and Commons in a class like Homeroom, but there are! For me, my skill isn't really about uniting people, it's about getting them all to help me. Believe it or not, I bring together a lot of wonderful people... it would be nice if you could be a wonderful person for Monaca, too...

So, full disclosure. As astute non-LP-Archive-readers might have noticed from my previous LPs, I've been running around posting with assorted avatars of Monaca for at least like two years now. She is my favorite character in the game, and also the entire series. I can't exactly get into the why right now, though I can point out that I feel like her voice is diabetes-inducingly adorable. Anyway, I just wanted to point that out so we're all on the same page here. On with the show.

Ah, but... You are familiar with the Warriors of Hope?
The Warriors of Hope are heroes who save the world from Demons. Isn't that amazing?
We're a party of heroes that hunt down Demons... But nobody really wants me in the group...
And I'm the party leader! Which makes me the number one king of this town!
U-Um... You... You kids are just joking, right? With demons and kings...
I mean you guys are just kids, right? For a bunch of kids to be doing this kind of stuff...

Uh oh. Something tells me that was the wrong thing to say.

Awww... That's the only thing I can say, just "awww"... Since you're an About-to-Be, we were thinking... Well, doesn't matter. You're clearly a Demon.
Adults, children... The power structure remains the same. The subjects have merely been switched. With our Monokumas, you'll be nothing more than a squashed bug beneath our feet.
Splattered like the sound of bloody chopped meat, intestines falling out of you like sausages...
Oh, stop that, Jataro! If you say it like that, she'll think we're joking.
Huh? "Our Monokumas"? So the ones controlling those Monokumas out there are...
That's right! Isn't it so cool!? The Monokumas obey any order we give 'em!

Yeah, that's our Mage! She can use magic even without magic circles!
Hehehe, thank you everyone, you're so nice!
Kyaaa! Monaca's smile is sooo adorbs! Oh, I just wanna smother you in syrup and eat you uuup!
N-No! Stop it! Stop!
Stop? Which part?
If what you're saying is true, please, stop all of this!
We will not. We will never stop until we've completed our paradise...
Oh? You didn't hear our address? A paradise made of children, by children, for children!
We're gonna kill all the adults in this town and make a paradise just for kids! Isn't it awesome!? No school or homework in paradise, woo hoo!
Why must fireflies die so young...?
And since our paradise is for children only, there won't be any more pedophiles, either!
But can we keep the ice cream store? The ice cream didn't do anything wrong...

I like the way Jataro is thinking.

Wh-What are you saying!? What're you talking about...? It doesn't make any sense!

♪ BGM: Silence ♫


♪ BGM: DSO_Junk Food for a Dashing Youth

That's! All! If! Monaca! Wants! It! It! Happens! That's! How! It! Is!

I-It's going to be alright, Monaca! Please, don't get upset... It's all going according to plan!
That's right! If Monaca says it, then white is black, cats are dogs, and, um... What else...?
Oh please, oh please don't get mad! We'll kill a lot of adults, see? So just smile, okay?
Hey! How dare you make Monaca mad! That's the last straw! As the leader, I'm gonna hunt you down!
Let us play a game. You will be our Demon prey.
It's a reallyyy fun game, a godly game...
It was Monaca's idea, after all!
And the name of the game iiis...

♪ BGM: It's a Kids' World

Demon Hunting is a game where you release Demons into Towa City... They're the Targets! It's a super fun game where the Warriors of Hope fight to see who takes down the Demon first!

See, Monaca? We're going to play our special game! No need to be upset now, right?

N-No... By Target, you mean...
You, hurry up and prepare the device.

♪ BGM: DSO_Ocean Breeze Dead End

Wh-What is this!?

It would be best if you didn't try to remove it. Any tampering with it, and you'll go "boom."

Alright! Let's go hunting!
W-Wait! Wait, hold on! This is a prank, isn't it? You're just kidding around!
You've seen what we've accomplished so far. This is no joke. For an adult, you sure are dense...
N-No, you don't understand! I... I'd be no good at this game! If you throw me into that town, I'd just get killed immediately! That's no fun, right?
Oooh, so modest! But we know you don't die easy! You passed that test earlier!

It was amazing how you were able to evade those Monokumas and make it this far. I guess it's all thanks to my advice from earlier, hm?
Advice...from earlier?

Hey! Ho talking without the leader's permission! You're just a servant! Next time you talk without getting the okay from me, I'm gluing your mouth shut!
Ahaha, that is quite a scary thought.
Well? Let's get on with it!
Why are you doing something so cruel? I didn't even do anything bad...

Oh geez, you're too funny! Ahaha, I'm laughing so hard my cheeks hurt!

Well, I guess that's as good an answer as we're ever going to get.

Th-That's the only reason!?
You're only surprised because you aren't used to this way of doing things.
This is just what we like. We do it because it's fun.
And that truly is the only reason!
Searching for meaning in the meaningless is for adults. Children are untalnted by such futility.
But, to tell you the truth... I would rather not play this game. There is still much work to be done to build our paradise, yet here we are, playing games...
Then why? Why don't you stop?
We cannot do that. This is Monaca's game. She said she wants it done, so it will be done.
Monaca is the princess! Everyone on our team tries to grant the princess's wish...
And I looove what Monaca loves!
So that's basically the situation.
Thank you, Nagisa. Even though you're so busy, you did all this work for the sake of my game...
I'll have to bake you some delicious cookies later as thanks!

Awww! That's sooo not fair! I wanna eat Monaca's cookies too!
Hey, Monaca! What about me? The leader!

Hm, of course an *adult* sees us as abnormal.
But! Who! Cares! What! Adults! Say!
Also, Komaru Naegi... In your current situation, you don't have the right to say a thing. You cannot choose your path. Because this place you're in? It isn't a path at all.

You are just going to fall and fall... Can't you feel the pull of gravity?
Wh-What do you mean?
She means *this*!

♪ BGM: Business Trip Version Punishment ~Parachute Landing Episode~

Komaru is like several flavors of fucked up right now mentally. And you know what doesn't help?


So Komaru is sent plummeting to an unknown destination...

...and as the parachute opens, Komaru finds herself above Towa City once more, at least this time descending a bit slower than last time.

We also get to see that the Warriors of Hope have a fucking flying cruise ship. God damn, that is awesome.

And so, Komaru makes her way back into the city. Meanwhile, back with the Warriors of Hope...

♪ BGM: It's a Kids' World

Wonderful ears!
A child's eyes are!?
Adorable eyes!
A child's mouth is!?
A great big mouth!
Why is it so big!?
To gobble up the Demons! Hahahahahaha!

Let's say this particular Demon will be worth an extra high score because it upset us.
Ufufu, then it looks like I'll win when I catch it!
A game is different than reality... So that means even I can actually win!

Holy shit, that's harsh.

My my! it's rare to see Jataro so pumped... But it also makes him extra gross.
That don't matter! At the end of the day, the one who wins is gonna be me, the leader!
Now now, it doesn't matter who wins. Just make sure you don't fight while playing the game!
Well, anyway, do you guys wanna get a cola or something?
Oooh, a soda sounds great! Someone go buy some! Leader's orders!

♪ BGM: Ambience ♫

And just like that, the pieces are in place. All that's left now is to wait for the despair.
Hehe, I'm looking forward to it!

With your lack of distinct characteristics. So common, so dull, so boring...

♪ BGM: Chapter End

Well, that was sufficiently ominous. Looks like both Monaca and Nagito seem to have goals that aren't quite in line with what the other Warriors of Hope are thinking of as the goals. Anyway, that'll be enough for now. We've finished the prologue, we've established our protagonist and antagonists and what the conflict is going to be. Next time, we'll join back up with Komaru and see how she's going to fare in Towa City. But it'll take a bit longer for this update to come out, because I need to record the footage first.