What I found more interesting is huge difference between this trainwreck, and Senran Kagura anime that happened not so long ago.
says, DR3's run was followed by daily threads on /a/, and people generally had fun watching how that anime will shit the bed next time. In comparison, SK anime went almost unnoticed, while being equally bad.
Both tried to add more story to series, and fucked up so hard fans prefer to believe anime didn't happen.
Both largely didn't understand what makes originals work at least on some level (neither Danganronpa nor Senran Kagura are stellar games. One can like them, and alot, as I do, but it you just can't pretend to ignore their mistakes and problems).
Both had rather bad artwork, which is especially weird considering both series have alot of eye-candy to them (Danganronpa has styling, Senran Kagura has mix of ninjas and mahou shoujo, both have loads of girls).
Was DR3 airing in some particularly boring season with nothing else to watch, or was it "so bad it's good"?