Not Normal Arc: Weekly Shonen Despair Magazine

Not Normal Arc: Weekly Shonen Despair Magazine is an anime episode of Danganronpa: The Animation that was released on 08/01/2013
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Togami seems convinced that the culprit in this case is a depraved serial killer, but is he merely trying to deceive his classmates? Tensions rise as some of the students' dark secrets are revealed, including an incredible secret about the victim!

— FUNimation

Plot Summary

Not Normal Arc: Weekly Shonen Despair Magazine
Kanji週刊少年ゼツボウマガジン 非日常編
RomajiShūkan Shōnen Zetsubō Magajin: Hiichijō-hen
TranslationWeekly Shounen Despair Magazine: Not Normal Arc
Theme Music
Opening"Monokuma Ondo"
Ending"Zetsubosei: Hero Chiryoyaku"
(List of theme music)

The class trial for finding Chihiro's murderer starts by analyzing the murder weapon. Due to the shape of the victim's injury, Kyoko states it matches a dumbbell. Togami points out that the murderer is Genocider Sho, Touko's split personality. Naegi points out some contradictions in Togami's argument. Genocider Sho only kills attractive males and crucify them with scissors. When the class suspects Togami is setting Genocider Sho, Naegi proposes that the culprit has switch the locker rooms with the posters. Once Yasuhiro asks how Chihiro enter the boys' locker room, Kyoko reveals Chihiro's true gender. Naegi notices Togami is surprised and states that he could not be the culprit. Kyoko states that the culprit use one of digital notebooks from Maizono or Junko to enter the girl's locker room. Naegi asks Celes what she saw in Chihiro's duffle bag. Celes did not know what color jersey Chihiro had. When Mondo remarks that Chihiro had a blue jersey, Naegi and Kyoko catches Mondo. After Naegi recreates the crime scene, Mondo confesses that he killed Chihiro.

Kiyotaka asks Mondo why he did it. Mondo would not say anything. Monobear explains all about Chihiro's past. Chihiro suffers from an extreme complex. His parents wanted him to be strong. Chihiro decides to become girl to escape this complex. He started training when Monobear threaten to reveal everyone's secret. Chihiro seeks Mondo for help because bikers are men who keeps secrets. Monobear explains that Mondo killed his older brother. Mondo explains that he challenges his older brother to a race to become the next leader. When Mondo drive recklessly to defeat his big brother, Mondo's big brother save Mondo at the cost of his life.

During that night in the locker room, Mondo is consumed by his jealously and strike Chihiro with a dumbbell. Kyoko notes that Mondo broke his digital note book and Chihiro's to hide the secret. Monobear commences the punishment trial. Togami states that he will win this game and kill Monobear. Monobear laughs that Togami is only a minor character. In the punishment trial, Monobear has Mondo ride on a motorcycle into a cage that is being electrocuted. It produces one Mondo butter.

Points of Interest

Mondo's big brother's words:

Diamonds can never be broken. Diamonds are formed under great... adversity creates a man's soul.


The following quotes are from the Crunchyroll subtitle script, timestamps are approximate.

Monobear: "This despair doesn't belong just to you kids! This punishment goes out to all of humanity, as does this despair."
— Monobear relishing in everyone's despair

Characters & Voice Actors

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Junko Enoshima ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yasuhiro Hagakure ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Aoi Asahina ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mondo Ohwada ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kyoko Kirigiri ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sakura Oogami ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kiyotaka Ishimaru ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hifumi Yamada ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Touko Fukawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Celestia Ludenberck ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Byakuya Togami ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Makoto Naegi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Monobear ( x ) ( x ) ( x )


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