History Trivia / DanganRonpa

5th Feb '17 5:44:44 PM SpinAttaxx
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original concept for what we know as ''Dangan Ronpa'' was a game known as "Distrust". While the characters and setting were mostly the same (The students trapped in a school of mutual killings by a sadistic overseer), there were a few key... differences. First off, what would later become Monokuma was [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/danganronpa/images/4/4d/Monokuma_beta.png/revision/latest?cb=20130809225859 a sentient anatomy model]], and unlike the somewhat pristine environment of the school we got, ''Distrust'''s academy was a bloodstained nightmare, implying that many people had already been killed in the school. While there were still trials, the game worked somewhat like the ''Franchise/ZeroEscape'' series, utilizing a "Trust System": Your choices would also influence the main character's general attitude, as well as determine whether or not certain characters were actually trustworthy. This meant that player actions could determine who dies next and change the course of the story. The death reveals were far darker that what we got in ''Dangan Ronpa'' (one death is discovered by the group finding a classmate's severed head on the floor, another, by their severed hands in a box on a table covered in fresh blood), and a group killing could even occur. Furthermore, the game took place over 7 days as opposed to the unlimited time frame we got in the final game. Overall, Distrust was incredibly dark compared to what was released, and that's certainly saying something.
** A later revision had a more serious vibe reminiscent of ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'', with a DeliberatelyMonochrome art style. Instead of a courtroom, the equivalent of the school trials was set in a warehouse. The cast is mostly recognisible; however, their designs were less outlandish overall. An animatic of the first execution can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_W_3w_sfoI here]]; however, it still contains spoilers for the actual game. Everyone's also named differently; for instance, Kazuo Matsuzaki is pretty much a prototype design of Leon Kuwata, and their executions are identical in premise (and, in some moments) even use the exact same animation.
*** In this edition, Kyoko, who survives the entire game and is the deuteragonist of the story, is the very first victim.
*** Furthermore, another scenario in the proposal and an early build of the final game indicate that the first victim was to be Junko. Humorously, this means that, in a way, all three of Makoto's canon love interests (assuming that the latter was actually Mukuro) were going to be the first victim at one point or another.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: UrbanLegendOfZelda: While the ''descriptions'' of executions for characters who weren't killers in the final game are real, no artwork was made for them. Despite this, some fans may show off artwork of these believing them to be official, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/danganronpa/comments/4vo4i3/there_is_no_official_execution_settings_for/ when they actually come from a doujinshi]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The original concept for what we know as ''Dangan Ronpa'' was a game known as "Distrust". While the characters and setting were mostly the same (The students trapped in a school of mutual killings by a sadistic overseer), there were a few key... differences. First off, what would later become Monokuma was [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/danganronpa/images/4/4d/Monokuma_beta.png/revision/latest?cb=20130809225859 a sentient anatomy model]], and unlike the somewhat pristine environment of the school we got, ''Distrust'''s academy was a bloodstained nightmare, implying that many people had already been killed in the school. While there were still trials, the game worked somewhat like the ''Franchise/ZeroEscape'' series, utilizing a "Trust System": Your choices would also influence the main character's general attitude, as well as determine whether or not certain characters were actually trustworthy. This meant that player actions could determine who dies next and change the course of the story. The death reveals were far darker that what we got in ''Dangan Ronpa'' (one death is discovered by the group finding a classmate's severed head on the floor, another, by their severed hands in a box on a table covered in fresh blood), and a group killing could even occur. Furthermore, the game took place over 7 days as opposed to the unlimited time frame we got in the final game. Overall, Distrust was incredibly dark compared to what was released, and that's certainly saying something.
** *** A later revision had a more serious vibe reminiscent of ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'', with a DeliberatelyMonochrome art style. Instead of a courtroom, the equivalent of the school trials was set in a warehouse. The cast is mostly recognisible; however, their designs were less outlandish overall. An animatic of the first execution can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_W_3w_sfoI here]]; however, it still contains spoilers for the actual game. Everyone's also named differently; for instance, Kazuo Matsuzaki is pretty much a prototype design of Leon Kuwata, and their executions are identical in premise (and, in some moments) even use the exact same animation.
*** **** In this edition, Kyoko, who survives the entire game and is the deuteragonist of the story, is the very first victim.
*** **** Furthermore, another scenario in the proposal and an early build of the final game indicate that the first victim was to be Junko. Humorously, this means that, in a way, all three of Makoto's canon love interests (assuming that the latter was actually Mukuro) were going to be the first victim at one point or another.



*** If Sayaka had been a culprit (for instance, if she successfully killed Leon), Monokuma would've placed her on-stage promising a perfect idol singing performance, complete with a meter to "score" her. But just as the meter's about to be full, Monokuma would've destroyed the meter, triggering the "failure" condition and [[http://67.media.tumblr.com/1ff4b906e8f609069833ad630f0f9f34/tumblr_mr6p9dj5V71rp03jbo2_1280.jpg causing a giant mantrap to slam shut and kill Sayaka]].
*** If Chihiro had been a culprit, he would've been sentenced to run forward in a side-scrolling 8-bit platformer game, but [[http://65.media.tumblr.com/9f8129a0317c478b2e2eb75dd29d3d98/tumblr_mr6p9dj5V71rp03jbo3_1280.jpg a huge group of pixel sprite Monokumas would've caught up to him]], and Chihiro's "sprite" would've eventually "popped" out of existence.
*** If Kiyotaka had been a culprit, he would've been sitting on a vehicle in a gorgeous parade with everyone cheering his election to Prime Minister. But then Monokuma would've appeared as a sniper and [[http://67.media.tumblr.com/6b80a501b461e82a205f79551b9e8dc4/tumblr_mr6p9dj5V71rp03jbo4_1280.jpg killed him in a single shot]].
*** If Hifumi had been a culprit (for instance, if Celeste hadn't killed him during Chapter 3), Monokuma would've placed him between Monokuma and "Princess Piggles", the MagicalGirl star of Hifumi's favorite show Demon Angel☆Pretty Pudgy Princess, and he would've been killed by being caught in the crossfire of two "[[BeamOWar death beams]]" at once in a parody of an anime duel. Unlike the other scrapped executions, though, this one did make into official ''Danganronpa'' media, one based on the demo of the game. One can download it here: http://kamukuranon.tumblr.com/post/64515748887/a-fun-fact-about-the-demo-version-of

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*** If Sayaka had been a culprit (for instance, if she successfully killed Leon), Monokuma would've placed her on-stage promising a perfect idol singing performance, complete with a meter to "score" her. But just as the meter's about to be full, Monokuma would've destroyed the meter, triggering the "failure" condition and [[http://67.media.tumblr.com/1ff4b906e8f609069833ad630f0f9f34/tumblr_mr6p9dj5V71rp03jbo2_1280.jpg causing a giant mantrap to slam shut and kill Sayaka]].
Sayaka.
*** If Chihiro had been a culprit, he would've been sentenced to run forward in a side-scrolling 8-bit platformer game, but [[http://65.media.tumblr.com/9f8129a0317c478b2e2eb75dd29d3d98/tumblr_mr6p9dj5V71rp03jbo3_1280.jpg a huge group of pixel sprite Monokumas would've caught up to him]], him, and Chihiro's "sprite" would've eventually "popped" out of existence.
*** If Kiyotaka had been a culprit, he would've been sitting on a vehicle in a gorgeous parade with everyone cheering his election to Prime Minister. But then Monokuma would've appeared as a sniper and [[http://67.media.tumblr.com/6b80a501b461e82a205f79551b9e8dc4/tumblr_mr6p9dj5V71rp03jbo4_1280.jpg killed him in a single shot]].
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*** If Hifumi had been a culprit (for instance, if Celeste hadn't killed him during Chapter 3), Monokuma would've placed him between Monokuma and "Princess Piggles", the MagicalGirl star of Hifumi's favorite show Demon Angel☆Pretty Pudgy Princess, and he would've been killed by being caught in the crossfire of two "[[BeamOWar death beams]]" at once in a parody of an anime duel. Unlike the other scrapped executions, though, this one did make into official ''Danganronpa'' media, one based on the demo of the game. One can download it here: http://kamukuranon.tumblr.com/post/64515748887/a-fun-fact-about-the-demo-version-of



*** If Aoi had been a culprit, [[http://66.media.tumblr.com/2959e44245772a1021f09ae1462bc011/tumblr_nkc6z5yv0G1trbj75o7_1280.jpg she would've been placed in a]] [[DrowningPit water tank]] with Monokuma dressed as a magician. No, Aoi would not have been sentenced [[FatalMethodActing to a slow-and-agonizing-death-by-drowning in front of everyone]], but what would've happened isn't much better: Monokuma would've placed a curtain over the water tank, lifted it back up to reveal Aoi surrounded by sharks, covered the water tank again, and lifted the curtain again only to reveal Aoi completely gone, ''EatenAlive [[FedToTheBeast by the sharks]].''
*** If Byakuya had been a culprit, Monokuma would've dropped him into a garbage can in a place that looks like Hell, and Monokuma would've dressed like an elementary school student and repeatedly thrown stones at Byakuya for supposedly being a dirty hobo. Byakuya would've managed to escape, [[http://66.media.tumblr.com/a364baeefcd08ec99b252187e02de00a/tumblr_mr6p9dj5V71rp03jbo6_1280.jpg but would have come out in a cold and snowy place and eventually would've died]] from a combination of his wounds [[SnowMeansDeath and exposure to the cold]]. He's an asshole, yeah, but that's still ''harsh''.
*** If Yasuhiro had been a culprit, he would've been placed on a game show where he had to choose from three doors. Door A would've grown hands and feet and fled from him, and Door B would've done the same. That would've left Yasuhiro with no choice but Door C, [[http://66.media.tumblr.com/b1f17f168f0daba6dfa2130404c46707/tumblr_mr6p9dj5V71rp03jbo5_1280.jpg which would have grown a mouth]] and ''eaten'' him.
*** If Makoto had been a culprit (as opposed to being subject to an execution intended for Kyoko), he would have been put into a large barrel and Monokuma would've closed the lid. When he's about to escape, a sword comes in from the exterior and grazes his face. While Makoto is shocked with fear, [[http://67.media.tumblr.com/6a4e60983972848bcb5e28b9cf1907b4/tumblr_ndhggnbE7i1tkz8m7o7_1280.jpg more and more swords are thrust into the barrel]]. The barrel stops wobbling after a few seconds, and Monokuma peeks into the barrel and closes it hastily, then runs away.

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*** If Aoi had been a culprit, [[http://66.media.tumblr.com/2959e44245772a1021f09ae1462bc011/tumblr_nkc6z5yv0G1trbj75o7_1280.jpg she would've been placed in a]] a [[DrowningPit water tank]] with Monokuma dressed as a magician. No, Aoi would not have been sentenced [[FatalMethodActing to a slow-and-agonizing-death-by-drowning in front of everyone]], but what would've happened isn't much better: Monokuma would've placed a curtain over the water tank, lifted it back up to reveal Aoi surrounded by sharks, covered the water tank again, and lifted the curtain again only to reveal Aoi completely gone, ''EatenAlive [[FedToTheBeast by the sharks]].''
*** If Byakuya had been a culprit, Monokuma would've dropped him into a garbage can in a place that looks like Hell, and Monokuma would've dressed like an elementary school student and repeatedly thrown stones at Byakuya for supposedly being a dirty hobo. Byakuya would've managed to escape, [[http://66.media.tumblr.com/a364baeefcd08ec99b252187e02de00a/tumblr_mr6p9dj5V71rp03jbo6_1280.jpg but would have come out in a cold and snowy place and eventually would've died]] died from a combination of his wounds [[SnowMeansDeath and exposure to the cold]]. He's an asshole, yeah, but that's still ''harsh''.
*** If Yasuhiro had been a culprit, he would've been placed on a game show where he had to choose from three doors. Door A would've grown hands and feet and fled from him, and Door B would've done the same. That would've left Yasuhiro with no choice but Door C, [[http://66.media.tumblr.com/b1f17f168f0daba6dfa2130404c46707/tumblr_mr6p9dj5V71rp03jbo5_1280.jpg which would have grown a mouth]] mouth and ''eaten'' him.
*** If Makoto had been a culprit (as opposed to being subject to an execution intended for Kyoko), he would have been put into a large barrel and Monokuma would've closed the lid. When he's about to escape, a sword comes in from the exterior and grazes his face. While Makoto is shocked with fear, [[http://67.media.tumblr.com/6a4e60983972848bcb5e28b9cf1907b4/tumblr_ndhggnbE7i1tkz8m7o7_1280.jpg more and more swords are thrust into the barrel]].barrel. The barrel stops wobbling after a few seconds, and Monokuma peeks into the barrel and closes it hastily, then runs away.
31st Dec '16 6:44:23 AM Sakubara
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** Several cast members from both coasts have voiced characters from both incarnations of Franchise/SailorMoon (although with the Japenese version, it's mostly Crystal) have voiced characters in the series
*** Japanese: [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi Peko Pekoyama]] is Sailor Moon herself, [[Creator/MegumiOgata Makoto Komaeda/Nagito Komaeda]] is Sailor Uranus, [[Creator/AmiKoshimizu Ibuki Mioda]] is Sailor Mercury, [[Creator/DaisukeKishio Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu]] is Jadeite, Kiyotaka Ishimaru is Nephrite, [[Creator/MasayaMatsukaze Yasuhiro Hagakure]] is Zoisite, and [[Creator/AkiraIshida Byakuya Togami]] is Fisheye.
*** English: [[Creator/StephanieSheh Mikan Tsumiki]] is Sailor Moon herself, [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Monaka Towa]] is Sailor Mars, [[Creator/AmandaCelineMiller Toko Fukawa]] is Sailor Jupiter, [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Komaru Naegi]] is Sailor Venus, [[Creator/EricaMendez Nagisa Shingetsu]] is Sailor Uranus, [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Chiaki Nanami]] is Sailor Saturn, [[Creator/MichelleRuff Jataro Kemuri and Yuta Asahina]] are Luna, [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Hajime Hinata]] is Artemis, etc.
17th Dec '16 2:57:19 PM rjd1922
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** Inverted with Sayaka and Leon; since they were used as the female and male bases that all the other designs were derived from, the the creators got sick of them and killed them both in the first chapter.

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** Inverted with Sayaka and Leon; since they were used as the female and male bases that all the other designs were derived from, the the creators designers had to keep coming back to them, and they got sick of them and killed them both in the first chapter.
17th Dec '16 2:55:16 PM rjd1922
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** Inverted with Sayaka and Leon; since they were used as the female and male bases that all the other designs were derived from, the the creators got sick of them and killed them both in the first chapter.
13th Dec '16 6:26:56 AM Ominae
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Dub!Celeste, a Japanese girl with a bad French accent is played by a French-Canadian actress.
30th Nov '16 6:38:55 PM rjd1922
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original concept for what we know as ''Dangan Ronpa'' was a game known as "Distrust". While the characters and setting were mostly the same (The students trapped in a school of mutual killings by a sadistic overseer), there were a few key... differences. First off, what would later become Monokuma was a sentient anatomy model, and unlike the somewhat pristine environment of the school we got, Distrust's academy was a bloodstained nightmare, implying that many people had already been killed in the school. While there were still trials, the game worked somewhat like the "Virtue's Last Reward" series, utilizing a "Trust System": Your choices would also influence the Main Character's general attitude, as well as determine whether or not certain characters were actually trustworthy. This meant that player actions could determine who dies next and change the course of the story. The death reveals were far darker that what we got in Dangan Ronpa (one death is discovered by the group finding a classmate's severed head on the floor, another, by their severed hands in a box on a table covered in fresh blood), and a group killing could even occur. Furthermore, the game took place over 7 days as opposed to the unlimited time frame we got in the final game. Overall, Distrust was incredibly dark compared to what was released, and that's certainly saying something.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original concept for what we know as ''Dangan Ronpa'' was a game known as "Distrust". While the characters and setting were mostly the same (The students trapped in a school of mutual killings by a sadistic overseer), there were a few key... differences. First off, what would later become Monokuma was [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/danganronpa/images/4/4d/Monokuma_beta.png/revision/latest?cb=20130809225859 a sentient anatomy model, model]], and unlike the somewhat pristine environment of the school we got, Distrust's ''Distrust'''s academy was a bloodstained nightmare, implying that many people had already been killed in the school. While there were still trials, the game worked somewhat like the "Virtue's Last Reward" ''Franchise/ZeroEscape'' series, utilizing a "Trust System": Your choices would also influence the Main Character's main character's general attitude, as well as determine whether or not certain characters were actually trustworthy. This meant that player actions could determine who dies next and change the course of the story. The death reveals were far darker that what we got in Dangan Ronpa ''Dangan Ronpa'' (one death is discovered by the group finding a classmate's severed head on the floor, another, by their severed hands in a box on a table covered in fresh blood), and a group killing could even occur. Furthermore, the game took place over 7 days as opposed to the unlimited time frame we got in the final game. Overall, Distrust was incredibly dark compared to what was released, and that's certainly saying something.



*** If Hifumi had been a culprit (for instance, if Celeste hadn't killed him during Chapter 3), Monokuma would've placed him between Monokuma and "Buko", the magical girl star of Hifumi's favorite show Heretic Angel * Mochi Mochi Princess, and he would've been killed by being caught in the crossfire of two "death beams" at once in a parody of an anime duel. Unlike the other scrapped executions, though, this one did make into official ''Danganronpa'' media, one based on the demo of the game. One can download it here: http://kamukuranon.tumblr.com/post/64515748887/a-fun-fact-about-the-demo-version-of

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*** If Hifumi had been a culprit (for instance, if Celeste hadn't killed him during Chapter 3), Monokuma would've placed him between Monokuma and "Buko", "Princess Piggles", the magical girl MagicalGirl star of Hifumi's favorite show Heretic Angel * Mochi Mochi Demon Angel☆Pretty Pudgy Princess, and he would've been killed by being caught in the crossfire of two "death beams" "[[BeamOWar death beams]]" at once in a parody of an anime duel. Unlike the other scrapped executions, though, this one did make into official ''Danganronpa'' media, one based on the demo of the game. One can download it here: http://kamukuranon.tumblr.com/post/64515748887/a-fun-fact-about-the-demo-version-of
25th Oct '16 8:52:36 PM MOARPYLONZ
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** Asahina has been voiced both by the [=VA=] behind [[Creator/ChiwaSaito Akemi Homura]] and the VA behind [[Creator/CassandraMorris Kyuubey]]. Oh the {{Irony}}.

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** Asahina has been voiced both by the [=VA=] behind [[Creator/ChiwaSaito Akemi Homura]] and the VA behind [[Creator/CassandraMorris Kyuubey]].[[Creator/CassandraLee Kyubey]]. Oh the {{Irony}}.
23rd Oct '16 8:03:39 PM Animeking1108
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*** Also, the fact that Sabat uses his [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Kazuma Kuwabara]] voice for a delinquent with an orange pompadour and a strict honor code.
5th Oct '16 8:26:00 PM KEEP_IN
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** Asahina has been voiced both by the [=VA=] behind [[Creator/ChiwaSaito Akemi Homura]] and the VA behind [[Creator/CassandraMorris Kyuubey]]. Oh the {{Irony}}.
5th Oct '16 8:16:15 PM KEEP_IN
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* CrossDressingVoices: With Makoto, who has a female voice actress in Japanese (though the dub averts this), and Chihiro, which is played with in both dubs with ultimately the Japanese dub averting this as a form of {{Foreshadowing}} while the English plays it straight to make the reveal more effective.

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* CrossDressingVoices: With Makoto, who has a female voice actress in Japanese (though the dub averts this), and Chihiro, which is played with in both dubs with ultimately the Japanese dub averting this as a form of {{Foreshadowing}} while the English plays it straight (possibly because it's just easier to make find a female voice actor, rather than a male voice actor who can feasibly mimic the reveal more effective.voice of (what first seems to be) a young girl).
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