Monomi + Monokuma Fan Art

I drew Monokuma and my friend drew Monomi and the amazing background. I told my friend I didn’t like Monomi’s underwear so that’s why they’re wearing clothes.

Ikiru = To Live

In Japanese, Ikiru 生きる means “To Live.”

I was playing Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony and the students were talking about the purpose of life. I thought that Kaito Momota’s statement, “Life’s purpose is to be lived!” was quite interesting.

What does it mean, though? The statement makes sense, but it’s also so vague. If I try to go deeper, I become stuck. Does it even have a deeper meaning?

Back in March 2018, I wrote a post about the similarities between the 1952 film, Ikiru, and the 2017 anime, Inuyashiki. I think that both series show what the purpose of life means to the protagonists. From what I gather from these two works, I think the common theme is that helping other people –> brings meaning to their lives. I don’t believe that this is the same for everyone, though. Maybe this is the answer, but I don’t think it’s that simple.

Maybe we will find out the answer on our own. I just hope that I won’t be close to retirement by then (like in Ikiru and Inuyashiki)…

If you have any thoughts about this topic, please let me know!

What’s Your Ultimate Talent? (Danganronpa Inspired Post!)

In Danganronpa, the characters are “Ultimate” students, meaning they are the best at what they do. Every one of them has a talent and they were chosen because of their talent.

Some examples of Ultimate talents in Danganronpa are:

  • Ultimate Anthropologist
  • Ultimate Baseball Player
  • Ultimate Biker Gang Leader
  • Ultimate Child Caregiver
  • Ultimate Cook
  • Ultimate Cosplayer
  • Ultimate Detective

…the list goes on.

In real life, I would not be chosen as an “Ultimate.” But this is just for fun.

One friend said I could be the Ultimate Photographer. Another friend said I could be the Ultimate Cosplayer. I gave it some thought, and think that I could be the Ultimate Blogger, Ultimate Fan Girl, Ultimate Otaku, or Ultimate Fujoshi.

What would your Ultimate talent be?

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Would you rather be the best at one talent, or be kind of good at multiple talents?