Adventure and Mystery, a genre that never fails to excite you, be it movies or games, it is always a pleasure to experience a quality of adventure/mystery plot. With “quality of adventure/mystery plot” it reminds us of a video game series that platters the exact cuisine.
You may have heard its name as it is considered one of the most fascinating and visual-novel style games of all time.
Can you guess the name? Here’s a hint: the characters of the game are quite popular and featured in many games.
Still, puzzled? Let us settle your curiosity, the name of the enchanting game is “Danganronpa”.
Danganronpa is considered one of the best novel-style games that are possessed with an engrossing plot, inciting graphics, and interesting characters. The game is a product of Spike Chunsoft and was created by Kazutaka Kodaka. The respective product is basically a Japanese video game franchise.
“The series profoundly amidst various groups of apparent high school students who are forcefully inclined to murder each other by a robotic teddy bear named Monokuma”.
The gameplay of Danganronpa features a mixed combination of adventure, visual novel, detective, and dating simulator elements.
And you can analyse the popularity and craze of the enchanting Danganronpa game series; that it has sold 5 million copies worldwide by the year 2021. As well as it was quite applauded by the critics for its captivating and engrossing character, tone, and atmosphere.
|Fun Fact:- The original concept of the Danganronpa was taken down for being too shady but later on it was given thumbs up after retooling. The respective series was modified into a franchise that includes manga, anime, and novels.|
The plot of Danganronpa is quite interesting, unconventional, and engaging.
Danganronpa’s plot revolves around a private, government-funded high school named Hope’s Peak Academy. Every year the academy picks “Ultimate” students who are on the ace level of their respective fields and one average student “Ultimate Lucky Student” who is selected by lottery.
The game begins when “Makoto Naegi” reaches the school, loses consciousness and when he opens up his eyes, and finds out that he and 14 classmates have been trapped within the school.
The student got stunned when they were informed by the headmaster “Monokuma” (a sadistic Robot Bear) that they have to live in the school forever and the only way to escape is to murder another student without getting caught for the crime.
In addition to the above, when a crime scene forms, a “Class Trial” is held, which is an alarming scenario for the rest of the students. As the remaining students must have to decide amongst themselves who is the murderer and, if the students successfully unmask the murderer, the culprit will be executed and the sinister game continues.
However, the twist is if the students fail to discover the culprit, the culprit will be able to leave the school and the rest of the students will have to face execution.
If we talk about Danganronpa gameplay, the main Danganronpa visual novel game is categorised into six chapters each containing three sections. The respective three sections are:-
Daily life adheres to a standard visual novel style as players discover the school grounds, converse with characters and progress through the story.
Players can also acquaint themselves with a character of their desire, learn more about them as well as earn new skills that will help in the class trial in the designated “Free Time” sections.
The deadly life section is basically the post-murder investigation part of the story in which players search for clues and accumulate evidence for the class trial.
Class trial is the prominent section of the series, in which students have to identify the culprit and this is integrated with several types of mini-games and the most common of them is the Nonstop Debate.
Here the characters talk about the case in real-time and must have to spot the contradictions in their respective statements and shoot them using the “Truth bomb” consisting of the corresponding evidence.
Other minigames include “Hangman’s Gambit” in which the objective is to shoot letters to spell out a clue, and “Bullet Time Battle/Panic Talk Action/Argument Armament”.
Players can use rhythmic button presses in order to converse with a character and close arguments which has the player piece together comic strips showcasing the events of the murder.
And, as far as spin-offs are concerned, “Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls” and Danganronpa: Unlimited Battle have distinct gameplay. The former one is the third-party shooter in which “Komaru Naeigi”, the protagonist, uses a megaphone to deploy the commands at the majority of the electronic objects in-game. This includes “Monokuma Robots” and switches.
Unlimited battle is an action game in which players can form an area of four of the Danganronpa characters at enemies using touchscreen controls.
Now, we have come to the main theme of the article “ Danganronpa Characters”. So, let’s glance at the characters you are going to become acquainted with while playing this fascinating game.
All Danganronpa Characters
As we said above, this particular section is dedicated to all the characters you are going to become acquainted with while playing Danganronpa. We have summarised all the characters in chronological sequence for your better understanding.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Characters
These are the Danganronpa V1 characters alongside you begin your journey.
Danganronpa: Goodbye Despair Characters
Danganronpa: Goodbye Despair is a second part release from Spike Chunsoft which is basically a second part of the Trigger Happy Havoc. The respective version was launched by the developers after a gap.
In this part of the game, you will explore Jabberwock Island where the only way to survive and get out is by playing the deadly game.
|Tip: To conquer this part, you are required to be jacked with unbeatable strategy, eagle-eye shooting skills, and rapid-thinking ability.|
These are the characters of Danganronpa: Goodbye Despair characters that you are going to see while playing this engaging game.
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Characters
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is nothing but an enhanced and upgraded version of the original one. In this version, you will be able to see upgrades in terms of controls, graphics, and gameplay.
In January 2017, the respective game was released For Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita and in North America and Europe By NIS America in the month of September 2017. On the same date, a Microsoft version was also released worldwide.
The Anniversary edition, which is an enhanced version of the respective game was launched on the Nintendo Switch in Japan, in November 2021 and later on, pushed out to the rest of the world.
|For mobile users, the game was also released for Android and iOS users in April 2022.|
Here are the following characters with whom you are going to get acquainted in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.
Appearances in Other Games
Spike Chunsioft makes sure that the craze of Danganronpa doesn’t fade off, so they have tucked the essence of the popular game into their other games.
For instance:- In Spike Chunsoft’s role-playing game, Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, you will notice Monokuma in some of the downloadable content.
In the Japanese PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of Terraria, the costumes of Monokuma and Monomi also appear.
The tale doesn’t end here, Gachitora: The Roughneck Teacher in High School which is another spike game developed for the Playstation Portable, also enables players to wear a Monokuma costume, if a Danganronpa save file is available upon playing Gachitora.
In addition to the above, in the Super Sonico game, Motto! SoniComi, downloadable outfits based on Monokuma and Monomi also appeared. As well as Danganronpa characters are also available as downloadable content in Fushigi no Chronicle: Furikaerimasen Katsu Madewa, which is another role-playing game developed by Spike Chunsoft for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
Apart from this, the game titled Crypt of the Necrodancer has also featured remix music from the Danganronpa series as well as Skins of the following characters:
- Makoto Naegi
- Hajime Hinata
- Junko Enoshima
- Chiaki Nanami
- Ibuki Mioda
- And, Sayaka Maizono
Lastly, Identity V, a NetEase survival mobile game has featured the pet of Monomi as a part of crossover and costumes of the following characters:
- And Mikan
To Sum Up
In this article, you have gained the knowledge of one of the best adventure/mystery games of all time, Danganronpa which is quite popular amongst the gamers for its alluring plot and fascinating characters.
Danganronpa is a game that is highly praised by both gamers and critics.
So, if you have not played this game yet, we highly recommend you give it a shot. The game is available for PC, consoles, and mobile too. So, we believe you will not encounter any sort of hindrances finding this game.
This game requires critical thinking, fast reflexes, and a rapid thought process. Are you possessed of such qualities? Play and find out!