1. Sleepy eyed and in her PJs with the sunlight shining in on her, at first glance you get a peaceful feeling, but...
    Komaru stares intently outside, looking serious. The bars on the outside are readily apparent.
    The furniture installed in the room, in stark contrast to the bars reminiscent of a jail cell, feels just like the former Hope's Peak. The scenery outside.. what is Komaru feeling looking at it?


    The animation team behind Dangan Ronpa The Animation also worked on the special fully animated event scenes. In these 4 shots, you get a look at how she looks before Komaru begins running around everywhere in the game. However, there’s of course no trace of her family, only solid looking prison bars. Maybe she’s been imprisoned somewhere after the events of the first game?

    (captions in images)

    (via alteregobot)


  2. The limited edition bundle for Danganronpa 2 is now sold out on the NIS America online store, but it is still available on the NISA Europe store (at a higher price). Get it while you can!


  3. Orenronen’s LP of SDR2 has officially come to an end. But don’t worry! The game will be getting an official English release later this year on PS Vita. Orenronen still plans to finish Danganronpa/Zero, too, so I will continue to mirror new updates as they come. Aside from that, I will keep using this blog for DR-related news and information, as long as the series is still relevant.

    It’s been a pleasure, guys. See you next update!

    (Source: forums.somethingawful.com)


  4. I’ve updated the FAQ for those of you wondering what happened to orenronen and the LP.


  5. ryougasaotome:

    Famitsu revealed the cover art for Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo: Dangan Ronpa AnotherEpisode.

    It’s pretty sexy. Love the character art, and the Monokuma motif is pretty neat.

    Can’t wait for this one.

    [via Famitsu]

    (via alteregobot)


  6. toukomaru-is-canon:


    (Source: byakuya-mioda, via fauxami)


  7. therandominmyhead:



    No one told me either. Also, check out the new site for official CG character art and info (that is if you can read Japanese).


  8. ryougasaotome:

    Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo: DanganRonpa Another Episode hits Japan on 9/25


    The 3rd person action DanganRonpa spinoff, Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo will hit the Vita in Japan on September 25th of this year. Additionally, we now know that the game will be fully voiced, and apparently has the most voice work in the entire series. 

    I don’t really care if the game ends up janky as hell provided the characters and narrative are great. I have all the faith in the world on this one.


  9. ryougasaotome:

    Pretty great five page Famitsu piece on the new DanganRonpa game, Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo for the Vita.

    Just some quick translations of the juicy bits.

    Komaru Naegi uses a “hacking gun” to do battle with the Monokuma’s running around, so she controls like an ordinary 3rd person shooter character. Eight different types of bullets, each with their own effects on enemies and the environment. 

    Touko Fukawa/Xenocider is accessible as a playable character when Komaru fulfills certain requirements. She fights using scissors and is invincible for the duration that she’s in play. This of course means she’s more like an assist character, but Famitsu recommends using her when Komaru’s in a pinch. 

    The five kids call themselves the “Warriors of Hope.” They’re the leaders of Monokuma’s Kids, and each one associates themselves with an RPG job. They want to make a peaceful world in which only kids can live, so they go about slaughtering adults.

    From left to right: 

    Masaru Daimon: The hero. Good at sports. Super bright and positive. Not even gonna try to translate the weird DanganRonpa nicknames.

    Kotoko Utsugi: The warrior of the group. Loves cute things.

    Tarou Kemurija: Self proclaimed Monk of the group. Loves being hated by others.

    Nagisa Shingetsu: The Sage/Philosopher of the group. 2nd in command. Very adult manner of speaking, is said to have a bright future.

    Monaka: The moodmaker of the group, she’s a mage. Loves exchanging opinions with her classmates during homeroom.

    Excuse any spelling/naming convention issues. I have yet to play DanganRonpa’s official English release so I dunno how certain things were translated.

    Feeling the hype though!


  10. More things about Absolute Despair Girls from the article


    • The article is mostly interview questions with creators, with some ‘girl on girl action oh my pure white stuffing’ ship teasing from Monokuma, and mostly talking about gameplay and how they tried to please many types of players. It’s not just a game for people who are good at FPS type games, and there are modes for people who aren’t good at them. It’s not an “adventure game”, it’s a “high speed reasoning action” game.
    • Anyway, there are a different kind of truth bullets in this game, 8 kinds that have different effects on either Monokuma or the surrounding environment (“dance”, “destroy” etc) that can be shot through the megaphone-shaped Hacking Gun that Komaru uses.
    • Anyway, a few more details about the setting:image The town this takes place in is called “Towa City” which was built and controlled by the “Towa Group” (a leading techology enterprise who is owned by the Towa Conglomerate) as a huge floating city formed on reclaimed land, first to build the Group’s headquarters but along with this came row after row of research buildings and factories and commercial buildings, etc. The Towa Conglomerate took advantage of opportunities produced by the Incident: since horrible pollution from the Incident was a worldwide issue, they developed air fresheners to combat this, and were huge contributors to rebuilding the world after the Incident, though they stand a shadow of their former self from the destruction caused by the Monokuma Kids.
    • Speaking of the Monokuma Kids, as stated before, they are your enemies in this game?! Headed up by a group of 5 who call themselves “Soldiers of Hope” they are on a mission to KILL ALL TITANS ADULTS! They want to create for themselves a “peaceful, kids-only paradise” and are slaughtering all the adults in Towa (and maybe even beyond….?), operating the Monokuma robots. They have dubbed the adults “demons.”
      They do not regard what they’re doing as a murder at all, instead seeing the slaughter as a game, and even seem to be enjoying their murder spree.imageThe “Monokuma Kids”, wearing “Monokuma heads”, go around innocently attacking adults all throughout the town.
    • The self titled “Soldiers of Hope” as mentioned elswhereimage(from left to right: Kotoko, Jataro, Monaka, Nagisa, Masaru.)
      Regarding this whole slaughter as a big RPG they’ve even given themselves RPG style classes that they’re entrusted with. Lead by Masaru, they’re all former classmates at the elementary school belonging to Hope’s Peak who now run the City.
      Notice they all have the same mark decoration somewhere on their chest:image