|Name:||Dangan Ronpa (ダンガンロンパ Danganronpa lit. Bullet Refutation)|
|Medium:||video games, novels, manga, anime|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
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Danganronpa (also known as Dangan Ronpa) is a Japanese video game franchise consisting of 3 visual novel games and a spin-off adventure game, usually focusing on a group of high school teenagers with unique talents trapped in a location and forced to play a "killing game" to escape, where they must kill a fellow student and not be caught. There have also been various manga, anime, and novel adaptations based on the games.
Dangan Ronpa is popular for its diverse, strong cast, and bears a resemblance to Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Orenronen's Let's Play of the first game, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is often credited for popularizing the fandom. Alternate translations exist for the sequel, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, but a large following still focuses on the original Let's Play. After Super Dangan Ronpa 2, Ultra Despair Girls: Danganronpa Another Story was released. This was followed by a sequel/prequel anime, Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School. A soft reboot of the franchise, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, was also released as the currently final game in the franchise.
Some popular pairings include:
- Naegi/Kirigiri (Some joke about Naegi being the heroine of this pairing.)
- Naegi/Togami (Foe Yay)
- Naegi/Kirigiri/Togami (The trio of competence)
- Fukawa(& Syo)/Togami (Fukawa chases Togami, who is less than pleased. Syo is Fukawa's alternate personality, who kills her lovers.)
- Asahina/Sakura (Sakura's sick boyfriend rarely factors into this)
- Ishimaru/Mondo (Are they friends or lovers? Who even knows)
- Chihiro/Ishimaru/Mondo (The tech-savvy Chihiro joins the pair)
- Chihiro/Mondo (Chihiro looks to Mondo for help)
- Maizono/Leon (Cute girl meets bad boy)
- Maizono/Naegi (Naegi has a crush, Maizono may return it)
- Junko/Mukuro (Incest, unequal dynamics)
- Junko/Naegi (Hope vs. Despair)
In general, Killer/Killed pairings are common.
Danganronpa has a notable amount of fanfiction, as well as Doujinshi.
Tropes and Subgenres
- Talent Swap AU
- Post Danganronpa V3 fanfics are usually revolving around the cast's reactions after being "revived", usually by a simulation, and dealing with the major plot twist of Danganronpa V3
A few Danganronpa fangames have been made over the years, usually known as Fanganronpas. These include:
- The Danganronpa Another Series
- Danganronpa Another
- Super Danganronpa Another 2
- Danganronpa Blowback
- Hyper! Danganronpa H20
- Danganronpa Re:Birth
- Danganronpa: Kill/Cure
- Danganronpa: TheAfter