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Gundham Tanaka Stampede (眼蛇夢大地に堕つ!! lit. Gundam Falling to the Earth!!) is an execution in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, with Gundham Tanaka being executed.

Sequence[]

On a beach, a stampede of animals led by Monokuma begins charging towards Gundham. Gundham, realizing his fate is sealed, takes his four pet hamsters and places them on top of a nearby rock in order for them to be spared.

Gundham then pulls out a wooden staff and starts drawing a magic circle. He hastily completes the inscriptions and is ready to cast a spell as the impending stampede by Monokuma draws nearer. He then gets gored by the stampede of animals, causing him to be thrown airborne. With his last breath, he notices his sad looking hamsters rushing to his side with concern, smiling before his past pet animal angels descend from the sky and carry his body to heaven, with the distraught hamsters looking up to a star Monokuma is pointing at, representing Gundham in a better place. Although the spell he casted failed to protect him from the stampede, his hamsters managed to survive the execution unscathed.

Trivia[]

  • "Gundam Falling to The Earth" is a reference to a famous scene from the popular Japanese mecha anime Mobile Suit Gundam 0079, where the RX-78-2 Gundam fell to Earth after a battle against Zeon Ace Char Aznable - befitting the reference to the Gundam series made through Gundham Tanaka's name.
  • The general theme of the execution seems to be a reference to Disney's The Lion King: the desert landscape, the stampede (lead by Monokuma riding a buffalo), The Dark Devas of Destruction watching on and coming to his side, and Gundham appearing in the sky at the end are all key references to Mufasa's death. This is reinforced by the music used in this execution, called "The Last High King", which not only has a title similar to "The Lion King", but also sounds similar to The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
  • One fine detail about the execution which further develops the reference to the shōnen manga genre, established through Gundham's name and the names of his hamsters, is the use of furigana in the execution's Japanese title. Furigana is a Japanese reading aid consisting of smaller hiragana placed over kanji to indicate their proper pronunciation to those who are unfamiliar with them. Furigana are commonplace in manga aimed at the shōnen demographic due to the fact that the audience falling under this category has a highly varied ineptitude at kanji.
  • The final portion of this execution is possibly also be a reference to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, as towards the end of the series, one of the main characters famously dies and appears as a ghost before angels descend to carry him to Heaven, much like what occurs with Gundham.

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