History VisualNovel / Danganronpa

15th Mar '16 3:09:54 PM IshiMatsu615
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* NotHelpingYourCase: Some of the first words out of Mukuro's mouth in response to Monokuma (under the guise of being hacked by someone trying to rescue the students) claiming that her and Makoto are Fenrir terrorists is to yell out that ''he's'' not a terrorist. Kiyotaka points out to her the claim doesn't deny the accusation against her being a terrorist, and politely asks her to correct her statement to include herself. Worse yet, Celestia zeros in on the fact that she's clearly trying to help someone she's supposed to have met only a few days ago (hinting at some other connection).

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* NotHelpingYourCase: Some of the first words out of Mukuro's mouth in response to Monokuma (under the guise of being hacked by someone trying to rescue the students) claiming that her and Makoto are Fenrir terrorists is to yell out that ''he's'' not a terrorist. Kiyotaka points out to her the claim doesn't deny the accusation against her being a terrorist, and politely asks her to correct her statement to include herself. Worse yet, Celestia Celeste zeros in on the fact that she's clearly trying to help someone she's supposed to have met only a few days ago (hinting at some other connection).



** This is later followed by [[http://i41.tinypic.com/264qbkm.jpg Owada and Ishimaru's sauna scene.]]

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** This is later followed by [[http://i41.tinypic.com/264qbkm.jpg Owada Mondo and Ishimaru's Kiyotaka's sauna scene.]]



* FloweryInsults: In the dub, Celestia calls Hifumi a "corpulent bootlicker" while getting him to move quicker with her tea.

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* FloweryInsults: In the dub, Celestia Celeste calls Hifumi a "corpulent bootlicker" while getting him to move quicker with her tea.



** Episode 7 also skips a lot of several important details (such as Hifumi's tendency on calling people in last name-first name order, which reveals Celestia being the mastermind behind that trial). However, some of the cut off parts might end up for a better light on Celestia. In the anime, her statement that she has a LackOfEmpathy and has no problems in manipulating and disposing others for her own gain was removed, removing some of her unsympathetic points, and on the other hand, only Makoto was shown noticing her bluff instead of him and Byakuya, making her scheme less blunder-filled. On the other hand, however, Makoto's monologue about how Celestia was faking her smile to hide her fear of death was ''also'' removed.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the English dub Celestia offhandedly [[NotBad compliments]]/[[DoubleSpeak condescends]] Kyoko playing into her plan by happening across Yasuhiro in the pool locker with "First-rate detective work, Kiri. What were you on the outside, an {{amateur sleuth}}?"

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** Episode 7 also skips a lot of several important details (such as Hifumi's tendency on calling people in last name-first name order, which reveals Celestia Celeste being the mastermind behind that trial). However, some of the cut off parts might end up for a better light on Celestia.Celeste. In the anime, her statement that she has a LackOfEmpathy and has no problems in manipulating and disposing others for her own gain was removed, removing some of her unsympathetic points, and on the other hand, only Makoto was shown noticing her bluff instead of him and Byakuya, making her scheme less blunder-filled. On the other hand, however, Makoto's monologue about how Celestia Celeste was faking her smile to hide her fear of death was ''also'' removed.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the English dub Celestia Celeste offhandedly [[NotBad compliments]]/[[DoubleSpeak condescends]] Kyoko playing into her plan by happening across Yasuhiro in the pool locker with "First-rate detective work, Kiri. What were you on the outside, an {{amateur sleuth}}?"
15th Mar '16 1:19:48 PM IshiMatsu615
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* ConvenientlySeated: The trial room placement has potential to spoil who survives. Like a protagonist, Naegi stares directly across from the empty seat that Enoshima would eventually take, Asahina and Hagakure border the same spot while Kirigiri and Togami are respectively two spots away from them. Fukawa spoils the symmetry.
* ConvictionByContradiction: This actually gets subverted in the second trial after Owada is subjected to a PullingTheThread plot. He yells out that he's being treating him like a criminal without a scrap of evidence, which leads to Kirigiri admitting her reasoning is weak taken on its own.

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* ConvenientlySeated: The trial room placement has potential to spoil who survives. Like a protagonist, Naegi Makoto stares directly across from the empty seat that Enoshima Junko would eventually take, Asahina Aoi and Hagakure Yasuhiro border the same spot while Kirigiri Kyoko and Togami Byakuya are respectively two spots away from them. Fukawa Toko spoils the symmetry.
* ConvictionByContradiction: This actually gets subverted in the second trial after Owada Mondo is subjected to a PullingTheThread plot. He yells out that he's being treating him like a criminal without a scrap of evidence, which leads to Kirigiri Kyoko admitting her reasoning is weak taken on its own.



* DramaticIrony: Unlike the viewers, Naegi never actually got a look at the one who attacked him in the secret room at the end of Chapter 3, and so had no way of connecting that incident to the masked assailant who nearly stabbed him in the middle of Chapter 5.
* DubInducedPlotHole: In the original script, Monokuma simply told Naegi and Togami during the fifth investigation that Kirigiri has something on her hands she wants no one to see, while NISA's script has him outright declaring that she's hiding hideous burn scars underneath her gloves. This leads to Togami seeming dumber/less observant by the fact that he still believes she's the victim after hearing that and then not comparing it to the corpse, which is free of any burn scars on the hands (while, Naegi's thoughts merely trail off towards the inconsistency of wearing gloves over fake nails).
** Togami calls the bloody classroom he finds on the fourth floor "like a battlefield" and the dub has Monokuma telling the two to "soldier on" in solving the room's mystery, as if to imply Ikusaba did it. This line wasn't in the original, and LightNovel/DanganronpaZero reveals that a battle did take place in the location, but had nothing to do with Ikusaba.

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* DramaticIrony: Unlike the viewers, Naegi Makoto never actually got a look at the one who attacked him in the secret room at the end of Chapter 3, and so had no way of connecting that incident to the masked assailant who nearly stabbed him in the middle of Chapter 5.
* DubInducedPlotHole: In the original script, Monokuma simply told Naegi Makoto and Togami Byakuya during the fifth investigation that Kirigiri Kyoko has something on her hands she wants no one to see, while NISA's script has him outright declaring that she's hiding hideous burn scars underneath her gloves. This leads to Togami Byakuya seeming dumber/less observant by the fact that he still believes she's the victim after hearing that and then not comparing it to the corpse, which is free of any burn scars on the hands (while, Naegi's Makoto's thoughts merely trail off towards the inconsistency of wearing gloves over fake nails).
** Togami Byakuya calls the bloody classroom he finds on the fourth floor "like a battlefield" and the dub has Monokuma telling the two to "soldier on" in solving the room's mystery, as if to imply Ikusaba Mukuro did it. This line wasn't in the original, and LightNovel/DanganronpaZero reveals that a battle did take place in the location, but had nothing to do with Ikusaba.Mukuro.



* GenderNeutralWriting: An inversion that may have made the second trial slightly harder occurs in the official translation. In the original, Owada yells at Togami for calling Fujisaki's body "a thing" using the genderless pronoun "aitsu" (commonly translated as "that kid"). Naturally, the localization team had no way to make this subtle clue more obvious without completely spoiling the trial.
** Though perhaps this was made up by the very next scene having Owada unambiguously calling Fujisaki "dude."

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* GenderNeutralWriting: An inversion that may have made the second trial slightly harder occurs in the official translation. In the original, Owada Mondo yells at Togami Byakuya for calling Fujisaki's Chihiro's body "a thing" using the genderless pronoun "aitsu" (commonly translated as "that kid"). Naturally, the localization team had no way to make this subtle clue more obvious without completely spoiling the trial.
** Though perhaps this was made up by the very next scene having Owada Mondo unambiguously calling Fujisaki Chihiro "dude."



* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Chapter 5's trial is deliberately set up to frame someone, and due to the lack of enough information as well as Monokuma's meddling, cannot be properly solved until Chapter 6. The only way to "win" it is by choosing not to expose the intended framee, Kyoko, at a critical juncture, because of which Makoto ends up taking the fall for the murder. However, Alter Ego saves him from being executed. In the Bad Ending, where Makoto does expose Kyoko, she isn't so lucky.

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* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Chapter 5's trial is deliberately set up to frame someone, and due to the lack of enough information as well as Monokuma's meddling, cannot be properly solved until Chapter 6. The only way to "win" it is by choosing not to expose the intended framee, frame, Kyoko, at a critical juncture, because of which Makoto ends up taking the fall for the murder. However, Alter Ego saves him from being executed. In the Bad Ending, where Makoto does expose Kyoko, she isn't so lucky.



* MediumBlending: The Closing Arguement are manga panels.

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* MediumBlending: The Closing Arguement Argument are manga panels.



** After Kirigiri says Naegi is the least likely among the group to be The Mastermind and he agrees, the screen flashes back to his mysterious daydream where he tells himself that his goal is to stay in the academy. He didn't end up being The Mastermind, obviously.

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** After Kirigiri Kyoko says Naegi Makoto is the least likely among the group to be The Mastermind and he agrees, the screen flashes back to his mysterious daydream where he tells himself that his goal is to stay in the academy. He didn't end up being The Mastermind, obviously.



* RiddleForTheAges: Ishimaru and Owada refuse to answer who won their endurance contest in the sauna. The manga purports that Ishimaru was the first to pass out, but its canonicity has never been confirmed nor denied.
** Kirigiri and Fukawa's motivational photographs in the final investigation, because Fukawa's never came up in the discussion and Kirigiri refused to take hers. The anime staff drew up their own interpretation of Fukawa's, showing the students playing in the snow without her.

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* RiddleForTheAges: Ishimaru Kiyotaka and Owada Mondo refuse to answer who won their endurance contest in the sauna. The manga purports that Ishimaru Kiyotaka was the first to pass out, but its canonicity has never been confirmed nor denied.
** Kirigiri Kyoko and Fukawa's Toko's motivational photographs in the final investigation, because Fukawa's Toko's never came up in the discussion and Kirigiri Kyoko refused to take hers. The anime staff drew up their own interpretation of Fukawa's, Toko's, showing the students playing in the snow without her.



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Trigger Happy Heart events, as implied by their name, usually have the student in question with their pain, fears, frustrations, vulnerabilities and insecurities all on display, while the only available command involves agreeing or disagreeing with these internal reflections. Depending on the context, it's possible to make Naegi say some incredibly mean things to the other students.

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Trigger Happy Heart events, as implied by their name, usually have the student in question with their pain, fears, frustrations, vulnerabilities and insecurities all on display, while the only available command involves agreeing or disagreeing with these internal reflections. Depending on the context, it's possible to make Naegi Makoto say some incredibly mean things to the other students.



* ACupAngst: Enoshima insults Ikusaba's chest size (and general skinniness) a few times. Not that she seems to care.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Enoshima invokes this to give Ikusaba despair, suggesting [[ShipperOnDeck Naegi and Kirigiri make a cute couple]] [[MythologyGag who would probably survive the entire game together]] (not that that stops her from wanting to save him).

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* ACupAngst: Enoshima Junko insults Ikusaba's Mukuro's chest size (and general skinniness) a few times. Not that she seems to care.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Enoshima Junko invokes this to give Ikusaba Mukuro despair, suggesting [[ShipperOnDeck Naegi and Kirigiri Kyoko make a cute couple]] [[MythologyGag who would probably survive the entire game together]] (not that that stops her from wanting to save him).



* ApologizesALot: The story quite disturbingly reveals this to be the case from Ikusaba, regarding her sister.

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* ApologizesALot: The story quite disturbingly reveals this to be the case from Ikusaba, , regarding her sister.



* BigNo: Ikusaba ends up screaming this after the realization that Makoto, the boy she has a crush on, is currently dying because he got impaled by a spear that was originally meant for her. Her narration states this to be the only time in her life in which she screams out in despair.
* BilingualBonus: The narration (describing Ikusba's feelings) at one point compares Naegi to a sapling of pure honesty, taken root in her heart. Now read his entry under MeaningfulName...

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* BigNo: Ikusaba Mukuro ends up screaming this after the realization that Makoto, the boy she has a crush on, is currently dying because he got impaled by a spear that was originally meant for her. Her narration states this to be the only time in her life in which she screams out in despair.
* BilingualBonus: The narration (describing Ikusba's Mukuro's feelings) at one point compares Naegi Makoto to a sapling of pure honesty, taken root in her heart. Now read his entry under MeaningfulName...



* BookEnds: The story begins and ends with Naegi holding an Escape Switch.

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* BookEnds: The story begins and ends with Naegi Makoto holding an Escape Switch.



* ColdBloodedTorture: Monokuma suggests the students are going to do this to Naegi once the two "terrorists" are caught (such as pouring soy sauce in his wounds). Ikusaba has little difficulty believing Togami might actually do it (though in the main story we hear him dismissing torture as a barbaric method of extracting information).

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Monokuma suggests the students are going to do this to Naegi Makoto once the two "terrorists" are caught (such as pouring soy sauce in his wounds). Ikusaba Mukuro has little difficulty believing Togami Byakuya might actually do it (though in the main story we hear him dismissing torture as a barbaric method of extracting information).



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In-game, the Monokuma units prove to be practically indestructible, so much that even Ogami can't destroy one whilst needing a day's worth resting from the mere encounter. Here, the little monsters go down in droves, with one falling to Kuwata of all people (to say nothing of the headcount earned by the fighters). This may have been given an in-story justification with Ikusaba's narration claiming that controlling more than one Monokuma at a time (let alone 30) is a task of such Herculean difficulty that only the sheer willpower granted by Enoshima's need to bring despair allows her to pull it off.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In-game, the Monokuma units prove to be practically indestructible, so much that even Ogami Sakura can't destroy one whilst needing a day's worth resting from the mere encounter. Here, the little monsters go down in droves, with one falling to Kuwata Leon of all people (to say nothing of the headcount earned by the fighters). This may have been given an in-story justification with Ikusaba's Mukuro's narration claiming that controlling more than one Monokuma at a time (let alone 30) is a task of such Herculean difficulty that only the sheer willpower granted by Enoshima's Junko's need to bring despair allows her to pull it off.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Making up for [[WeHardlyKnewYe how little screen-time she got originally]], Ikusaba's the protagonist (and the first one to lack any kind of {{ahoge}}). This is because of her sister's plan to kill her, which was successful in the original game, failing here.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Making up for [[WeHardlyKnewYe how little screen-time she got originally]], Ikusaba's Mukuro's the protagonist (and the first one to lack any kind of {{ahoge}}). This is because of her sister's plan to kill her, which was successful in the original game, failing here.



* HyperAwareness: Kirigiri notices a specific bed sticking out more than the others in the infirmary, because of Ikusaba [[CeilingCling clinging to the bed's underside by its frame]]. Fujisaki is also in the room, and can't tell any difference at all.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Genocider reacts badly to Naegi's spear-related injury... mainly because she thinks he deserves better than such a sloppy kill.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Ikusaba spends the second half of the story fighting with an IV stand she used to block Monokuma's claw in the infirmary, which both sliced one end off and sharpened it to a pointed tip. [[JavelinThrower Her final gambit involves using it as a javelin on the Monokuma holding the real escape switch]].
* IndyPloy: Ikusaba manages to escape the other students by wrenching Fukawa's sights towards the bloodied arm wound she got from Ogami, unleashing the Genocider as a distraction.

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* HyperAwareness: Kirigiri Kyoko notices a specific bed sticking out more than the others in the infirmary, because of Ikusaba Mukuro [[CeilingCling clinging to the bed's underside by its frame]]. Fujisaki Chihiro is also in the room, and can't tell any difference at all.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Genocider reacts badly to Naegi's Makoto's spear-related injury... mainly because she thinks he deserves better than such a sloppy kill.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Ikusaba Mukuro spends the second half of the story fighting with an IV stand she used to block Monokuma's claw in the infirmary, which both sliced one end off and sharpened it to a pointed tip. [[JavelinThrower Her final gambit involves using it as a javelin on the Monokuma holding the real escape switch]].
* IndyPloy: Ikusaba Mukuro manages to escape the other students by wrenching Fukawa's Toko's sights towards the bloodied arm wound she got from Ogami, Sakura, unleashing the Genocider as a distraction.



* LoveRedeems: One of the biggest reasons why Ikusaba performed a HeelFaceTurn was due to her feelings for Makoto and her desire to protect him.
* MillionToOneChance: The chances of anyone winning the fake Escape Switch from the [=MonoMono=] Machine are 0.00000001%. Naegi manages to win it in one go.

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* LoveRedeems: One of the biggest reasons why Ikusaba Mukuro performed a HeelFaceTurn was due to her feelings for Makoto and her desire to protect him.
* MillionToOneChance: The chances of anyone winning the fake Escape Switch from the [=MonoMono=] Machine are 0.00000001%. Naegi Makoto manages to win it in one go.



* MurderTheHypotenuse: Monokuma (not-so-jokingly) suggests that Ikusaba take out Kirigiri for this reason, as the main romantic rival in her way for Naegi's affections. In reality, the two girls help each other out in defeating her sister.

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* MurderTheHypotenuse: Monokuma (not-so-jokingly) suggests that Ikusaba Mukuro take out Kirigiri Kyoko for this reason, as the main romantic rival in her way for Naegi's Makoto's affections. In reality, the two girls help each other out in defeating her sister.



* NervesOfSteel: Without missing a beat, Kirigiri walks into the infirmary and points out Mukuro's hiding spot with the offer to hear her out before making a judgement call. Keep in mind that the information given so far insisted that this person was a dangerous criminal that everyone just saw fighting near-equally against ''Sakura''.

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* NervesOfSteel: Without missing a beat, Kirigiri Kyoko walks into the infirmary and points out Mukuro's hiding spot with the offer to hear her out before making a judgement call. Keep in mind that the information given so far insisted that this person was a dangerous criminal that everyone just saw fighting near-equally against ''Sakura''.



* NotHelpingYourCase: Some of the first words out of Ikusaba's mouth in response to Monokuma (under the guise of being hacked by someone trying to rescue the students) claiming that her and Naegi are Fenrir terrorists is to yell out that ''he's'' not a terrorist. Ishimaru points out to her the claim doesn't deny the accusation against her being a terrorist, and politely asks her to correct her statement to include herself. Worse yet, Celestia zeros in on the fact that she's clearly trying to help someone she's supposed to have met only a few days ago (hinting at some other connection).
* NotSoStoic: Ikusaba is rather impassive until she's standing up for Makoto.

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* NotHelpingYourCase: Some of the first words out of Ikusaba's Mukuro's mouth in response to Monokuma (under the guise of being hacked by someone trying to rescue the students) claiming that her and Naegi Makoto are Fenrir terrorists is to yell out that ''he's'' not a terrorist. Ishimaru Kiyotaka points out to her the claim doesn't deny the accusation against her being a terrorist, and politely asks her to correct her statement to include herself. Worse yet, Celestia zeros in on the fact that she's clearly trying to help someone she's supposed to have met only a few days ago (hinting at some other connection).
* NotSoStoic: Ikusaba Mukuro is rather impassive until she's standing up for Makoto.



* RedemptionEarnsLife: Ikusaba, [[SacrificialLamb one of the original game's earliest kills]].
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: It's revealed here that Ikusaba's title refers exclusively to combat and that she's actually terrible at negotiations or diplomacy (shown when she tries to convince the other students she's not their enemy). But when it comes to pure combat, she proves to be effectively unstoppable.

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* RedemptionEarnsLife: Ikusaba, Mukuro, [[SacrificialLamb one of the original game's earliest kills]].
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: It's revealed here that Ikusaba's Mukuro's title refers exclusively to combat and that she's actually terrible at negotiations or diplomacy (shown when she tries to convince the other students she's not their enemy). But when it comes to pure combat, she proves to be effectively unstoppable.



* SorryIFellOnYourFist: Internally -and later externally- Ikusaba apologizes for surviving the Gungnir spears and thus denying her sister the despair of murdering a loved one.

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* SorryIFellOnYourFist: Internally -and later externally- Ikusaba Mukuro apologizes for surviving the Gungnir spears and thus denying her sister the despair of murdering a loved one.



* TapOnTheHead: Ogami attempts this on Ikusaba, aiming a chop to the back of her neck. Ikusaba's being able to parry this was something of an EstablishingCharacterMoment for her.

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* TapOnTheHead: Ogami attempts this on Ikusaba, Mukuro, aiming a chop to the back of her neck. Ikusaba's Mukuro's being able to parry this was something of an EstablishingCharacterMoment for her.



* UnbrokenVigil: Maizono spent the entire night by Naegi's side in the infirmary after he passed out (perhaps in guilt for what she was about to do). She's stopped later by Ishimaru suggesting a shift system, which leaves him waking up beside Ikusaba in disguise (which he might not have if Togami hadn't decided to skip out on his turn).
* UnluckilyLucky: Ikusaba can't decide if the spears failing to hit Naegi's major arteries is [[BornLucky miraculously lucky]] or [[BornUnlucky horribly unlucky]].

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* UnbrokenVigil: Maizono Sayaka spent the entire night by Naegi's Makoto's side in the infirmary after he passed out (perhaps in guilt for what she was about to do). She's stopped later by Ishimaru Kiyotaka suggesting a shift system, which leaves him waking up beside Ikusaba Mukuro in disguise (which he might not have if Togami Byakuya hadn't decided to skip out on his turn).
* UnluckilyLucky: Ikusaba Mukuro can't decide if the spears failing to hit Naegi's Makoto's major arteries is [[BornLucky miraculously lucky]] or [[BornUnlucky horribly unlucky]].



* VillainProtagonist: Subverted with Ikusaba. She undergoes a HeelFaceTurn early on in the story thanks to Junko's attempt to murder her and Makoto saving her life.

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* VillainProtagonist: Subverted with Ikusaba.Mukuro. She undergoes a HeelFaceTurn early on in the story thanks to Junko's attempt to murder her and Makoto saving her life.



* YouHaveToBelieveMe: This is what Ikusaba's whole response to Monokuma's [[BlatantLies blatant lie]] amounts to.

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: This is what Ikusaba's Mukuro's whole response to Monokuma's [[BlatantLies blatant lie]] amounts to.



* AdaptationDistillation: The introductions for all of the other students are toned down to a few sentences, whereas in the game they received several short paragraphs. The pacing of the story moves much more quickly. How much more quickly? [[http://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=11730 The game averages 25-36 hours of content]] to the anime's 5-6 hours, and it only speeds up following Ogami's death in Episode 9: in the game, this is marked as the halfway point.

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* AdaptationDistillation: The introductions for all of the other students are toned down to a few sentences, whereas in the game they received several short paragraphs. The pacing of the story moves much more quickly. How much more quickly? [[http://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=11730 The game averages 25-36 hours of content]] to the anime's 5-6 hours, and it only speeds up following Ogami's Sakura's death in Episode 9: in the game, this is marked as the halfway point.



** It may seem like an odd thing to bother animating, but during the investigation montage in episode 1, Hagakure can be seen flipping through a magazine in the laundry room. In the game it's possible to find him there mentioning he's about to start doing his laundry.
** In episode 4, they give a shot of Fujisaki working on something that anyone who played the game will recognize. How and when Fujisaki had time for this was never explained in the game, and its existence was only foreshadowed in a Free-Time Event you may not see. The anime gives us a little more direct foreshadowing and explanation.
** And in another act of foreshadowing in that scene, we see that Fujisaki is using his male-exclusive toolkit.
** Additionally, in episode 6, the entire remaining cast gets to see the first suspicious class photo courtesy of Alter Ego, rather than Naegi simply stumbling upon it.
** And in the final episode, Naegi doesn't just spout out "You must not lose hope!" alone but goes on a whole RousingSpeech for each of the surviving students to keep their hope up.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the game, Fujisaki brings up the possibility that the infamous Genocider Syo has locked them up, and Fukawa wears a worried look on her face with some VisibleSilence, before freaking out when Asahina says that the police will surely arrive to help them (as if to imply she's afraid of getting caught for her crimes). Here, the discussion never turns to the Genocider at all and Fukawa freaks out over nothing when Asahina says the same (the dub got around this by changing the context to have Fukawa agree that the police arriving would be a good thing... [[OutOfCharacterMoment which is a whole other can of worms]]).
* AdaptationalHeroism: While Togami's still a huge {{jerkass}}, at least he doesn't openly and contemptuously talk about his plans to eventually be the successful villain.
* AdaptationalVillainy: The generally-honorable Kirigiri in a single act from episode 11. In the game's fifth trial, suspicion jumps between Naegi and Kirigiri several times before settling on the planted locker key. Based on a later line to Togami, she probably wanted to prove that the trial was a trap by showing that none of the students could have done it, except she miscalculated the mastermind executing someone else in desperation. When time runs out with all the suspicion on Naegi, she first argues at Monokuma [[MovingTheGoalposts for inventing a rule]] and then [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone looks thoroughly disgusted with herself]], calling her own actions [[ThisIsUnforgivable unforgivable]] and trying to tell Naegi she's sorry and that she'll avenge him in what look like the last moments of his life. In the animation however, no suspicion ever falls on Naegi ([[AdaptationDistillation since the trial gets condensed to roughly 10 minutes]]) and he later moves the discussion towards the whole trial seeming questionable without the provocation of trying to defend himself like in the game. When time runs out in this version of the trial, she tells a bold-faced lie about him planting the locker key in her room -which was originally an explanation brought up by Togami in the absence of a suspect- after he just defended her when she was backed furthest into the corner. We never see her show the same intense regret over her sending him to his death, and her lengthy apology in the trash dump was also cut very short. While removing the player choice was necessary, this set-up ends up making her look a lot more petty and cold-hearted.
* AffectionateNickname: In the English dub, Kirigiri occasionally gets her name shortened to "Kiri" (mostly by Naegi).

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** It may seem like an odd thing to bother animating, but during the investigation montage in episode 1, Hagakure Yasuhiro can be seen flipping through a magazine in the laundry room. In the game it's possible to find him there mentioning he's about to start doing his laundry.
** In episode 4, they give a shot of Fujisaki Chihiro working on something that anyone who played the game will recognize. How and when Fujisaki Chihiro had time for this was never explained in the game, and its existence was only foreshadowed in a Free-Time Event you may not see. The anime gives us a little more direct foreshadowing and explanation.
** And in another act of foreshadowing in that scene, we see that Fujisaki Chihiro is using his male-exclusive toolkit.
** Additionally, in episode 6, the entire remaining cast gets to see the first suspicious class photo courtesy of Alter Ego, rather than Naegi Makoto simply stumbling upon it.
** And in the final episode, Naegi Makoto doesn't just spout out "You must not lose hope!" alone but goes on a whole RousingSpeech for each of the surviving students to keep their hope up.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the game, Fujisaki Chihiro brings up the possibility that the infamous Genocider Syo has locked them up, and Fukawa Toko wears a worried look on her face with some VisibleSilence, before freaking out when Asahina Aoi says that the police will surely arrive to help them (as if to imply she's afraid of getting caught for her crimes). Here, the discussion never turns to the Genocider at all and Fukawa Toko freaks out over nothing when Asahina Aoi says the same (the dub got around this by changing the context to have Fukawa Toko agree that the police arriving would be a good thing... [[OutOfCharacterMoment which is a whole other can of worms]]).
* AdaptationalHeroism: While Togami's Byakuya's still a huge {{jerkass}}, {{Jerkass}}, at least he doesn't openly and contemptuously talk about his plans to eventually be the successful villain.
* AdaptationalVillainy: The generally-honorable Kirigiri Kyoko in a single act from episode 11. In the game's fifth trial, suspicion jumps between Naegi Makoto and Kirigiri Kyoko several times before settling on the planted locker key. Based on a later line to Togami, Byakuya, she probably wanted to prove that the trial was a trap by showing that none of the students could have done it, except she miscalculated the mastermind executing someone else in desperation. When time runs out with all the suspicion on Naegi, Makoto, she first argues at Monokuma [[MovingTheGoalposts for inventing a rule]] and then [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone looks thoroughly disgusted with herself]], calling her own actions [[ThisIsUnforgivable unforgivable]] and trying to tell Naegi Makoto she's sorry and that she'll avenge him in what look like the last moments of his life. In the animation however, no suspicion ever falls on Naegi Makoto ([[AdaptationDistillation since the trial gets condensed to roughly 10 minutes]]) and he later moves the discussion towards the whole trial seeming questionable without the provocation of trying to defend himself like in the game. When time runs out in this version of the trial, she tells a bold-faced lie about him planting the locker key in her room -which was originally an explanation brought up by Togami Byakuya in the absence of a suspect- after he just defended her when she was backed furthest into the corner. We never see her show the same intense regret over her sending him to his death, and her lengthy apology in the trash dump was also cut very short. While removing the player choice was necessary, this set-up ends up making her look a lot more petty and cold-hearted.
* AffectionateNickname: In the English dub, Kirigiri Kyoko occasionally gets her name shortened to "Kiri" (mostly by Naegi).Makoto).



* BareYourMidriff: Maizono's idol outfit gets changed to this.
* BoobsAndButtPose: Asahina's portrait seen in the opening is one of these. [[http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/48148397204/viridian-plains-submitted-this-is-from-the It may or may not be anatomically possible to pull off]].

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* BareYourMidriff: Maizono's Sayaka's idol outfit gets changed to this.
* BoobsAndButtPose: Asahina's Aoi's portrait seen in the opening is one of these. [[http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/48148397204/viridian-plains-submitted-this-is-from-the It may or may not be anatomically possible to pull off]].



* CallBack: During the trial in episode 7, Monokuma can be seen eating pancakes with the butter Owada was turned into in the previous episode.
* CatchPhrase: The dub changes Naegi's "sore wa chigau yo" from a proper catch phrase to a more context-sensitive rebuttal, i.e. "I can prove you wrong," "that's where youíre wrong," "no, that wasn't the weapon" and "it's close but not quite" (etc.)

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* CallBack: During the trial in episode 7, Monokuma can be seen eating pancakes with the butter Owada Mondo was turned into in the previous episode.
* CatchPhrase: The dub changes Naegi's Makoto's "sore wa chigau yo" from a proper catch phrase to a more context-sensitive rebuttal, i.e. "I can prove you wrong," "that's where youíre wrong," "no, that wasn't the weapon" and "it's close but not quite" (etc.)



* DiesWideOpen: [[http://i44.tinypic.com/2m4f5aw.png Fujisaki is found like this]].

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* DiesWideOpen: [[http://i44.tinypic.com/2m4f5aw.png Fujisaki Chihiro is found like this]].



** Any trial/execution episodes would skip the opening and "Naegi plus dead students" ending scene, instead showing how the trial is about to begin, and the students' horrified reactions on the executions respectively. Episode 7 is the exception to this opening rule, as the episode begins not with the trial, but with the discovery of Hagakure in the Justice Robo outfit. As of Episode 10, the surviving students are also included. And in the final episode when the picture is back, the fake Enoshima has been replaced by Ikusaba while the real Enoshima stands behind Naegi.
** As of episode 6, the opening credits have evolved to add Fukawa switching into her Genocider personality.
* {{Fanservice}}: Like in the game's chapter 3, Episode 6 opens with Asahina crying on her bed... while wearing nothing but a revealing sleeping suit.

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** Any trial/execution episodes would skip the opening and "Naegi "Makoto plus dead students" ending scene, instead showing how the trial is about to begin, and the students' horrified reactions on the executions respectively. Episode 7 is the exception to this opening rule, as the episode begins not with the trial, but with the discovery of Hagakure Yasuhiro in the Justice Robo outfit. As of Episode 10, the surviving students are also included. And in the final episode when the picture is back, the fake Enoshima Junko has been replaced by Ikusaba Mukuro while the real Enoshima Junko stands behind Naegi.
Makoto.
** As of episode 6, the opening credits have evolved to add Fukawa Toko switching into her Genocider personality.
* {{Fanservice}}: Like in the game's chapter 3, Episode 6 opens with Asahina Aoi crying on her bed... while wearing nothing but a revealing sleeping suit.



** Let's not forget Ishimaru in Episode 6 walking out of the baths wearing nothing but a small towel.
* FloweryInsults: In the dub, Celestia calls Yamada a "corpulent bootlicker" while getting him to move quicker with her tea.

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** Let's not forget Ishimaru Kiyotaka in Episode 6 walking out of the baths wearing nothing but a small towel.
* FloweryInsults: In the dub, Celestia calls Yamada Hifumi a "corpulent bootlicker" while getting him to move quicker with her tea.



* GoryDiscretionShot: Very oddly, despite every other execution in the anime being nearly identical to the game's version, the broadcast version of Million Fungoes/The 1000 Blows never shows Kuwata being hit with the baseballs.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: Very oddly, despite every other execution in the anime being nearly identical to the game's version, the broadcast version of Million Fungoes/The 1000 Blows never shows Kuwata Leon being hit with the baseballs.baseballs. It is shown uncensored in the DVD/Blu-Ray version.



* KickTheDog: Monokuma shows further how much of a bastard he is in episode 7 by eating the Owada Butter pancake throughout the whole trial, as if sentencing Owada to his execution wasn't demeaning enough.
* LamePunReaction: Hagakure has one of these in the dub when Togami describes the serial killer he's calling out as "A Syo and a No-Show."
* LastNameBasis: The dub takes this convention even further than any other translation, with Fukawa calling Togami by his last name instead of "Byakuya-sama/Master Byakuya," Asahina occasionally switching to "Ohgami" (h-sound emphasized) and Naegi's own mother dropping "Makoto-kun" for the usual Naegi as if it were his first name.
* LaughingMad: The 12th episode ends with Enoshima's wild cackling echoing in the court room, and close-ups of the surviving student with unnerved expressions.
* LipLock: Kirigiri has a brief moment in episode 6 where Creator/CaitlinGlass is speaking without any MouthFlaps.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: 'Enoshima' [[ValleyGirl keeping character]] after being impaled in the dub probably counts.

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* KickTheDog: Monokuma shows further how much of a bastard he is in episode 7 by eating the Owada Mondo Butter pancake throughout the whole trial, as if sentencing Owada to his execution wasn't demeaning enough.
* LamePunReaction: Hagakure Yasuhiro has one of these in the dub when Togami Byakuya describes the serial killer he's calling out as "A Syo and a No-Show."
* LastNameBasis: The dub takes this convention even further than any other translation, with Fukawa Toko calling Togami Byakuya by his last name instead of "Byakuya-sama/Master Byakuya," Asahina Aoi occasionally switching to "Ohgami" (h-sound emphasized) and Naegi's Makoto's own mother dropping "Makoto-kun" for the usual Naegi as if it were his first name.
* LaughingMad: The 12th episode ends with Enoshima's Junko's wild cackling echoing in the court room, and close-ups of the surviving student with unnerved expressions.
* LipLock: Kirigiri Kyoko has a brief moment in episode 6 where Creator/CaitlinGlass is speaking without any MouthFlaps.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: 'Enoshima' 'Junko' [[ValleyGirl keeping character]] after being impaled in the dub probably counts.



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In Episode 9, when Asahina reveals what she thinks is Ogami's suicide note, [[ManipulativeBastard Monokuma]] starts giggling in the background.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In Episode 9, when Asahina Aoi reveals what she thinks is Ogami's Sakura's suicide note, [[ManipulativeBastard Monokuma]] starts giggling in the background.



* MythologyGag: The game's targeting reticule is often used as an [[IdiosyncraticWipes Idiosyncratic Wipe]], and the loading screen before Naegi's motivational DVD starts is the same loading screen from the game.

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* MythologyGag: The game's targeting reticule reticle is often used as an [[IdiosyncraticWipes Idiosyncratic Wipe]], and the loading screen before Naegi's Makoto's motivational DVD starts is the same loading screen from the game.



* {{Ondo}}: The opening of Episode 3 is one, appropriately titled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruz4PXSYZKo Monokuma Ondo]]."
* OutOfCharacterMoment: One Halloween-themed piece of SideStoryBonusArt made for advertisement has Kirigiri dressed as a vampire and in the midst of plucking one glove off with her teeth. This whole sequence is ''extraordinarily'' out of character.

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* {{Ondo}}: The opening of Episode 3 4 is one, appropriately titled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruz4PXSYZKo Monokuma Ondo]]."
* OutOfCharacterMoment: One Halloween-themed piece of SideStoryBonusArt made for advertisement has Kirigiri Kyoko dressed as a vampire and in the midst of plucking one glove off with her teeth. This whole sequence is ''extraordinarily'' out of character.



** Similarly, in episode 5 the trial skips important details about the victim's identity as a whole (in the game we find out about Fujisaki's "secret" when Ogami inspects the body in front of everyone, but in the anime Kirigiri finds out off-screen and then explains it in the trial). However, Genocider Syo's ''very'' dramatic trial appearance and [[DespairEventHorizon a certain character's reactions]] to the trial's results and the execution that follow are expanded.

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** Similarly, in episode 5 the trial skips important details about the victim's identity as a whole (in the game we find out about Fujisaki's Chihiro's "secret" when Ogami Sakura inspects the body in front of everyone, but in the anime Kirigiri Kyoko finds out off-screen and then explains it in the trial). However, Genocider Syo's ''very'' dramatic trial appearance and [[DespairEventHorizon a certain character's reactions]] to the trial's results and the execution that follow are expanded.



** Episode 7 also skips a lot of several important details (such as Yamada's tendency on calling people in last name-first name order, which reveals Celestia being the mastermind behind that trial). However, some of the cut off parts might end up for a better light on Celestia. In the anime, her statement that she has a LackOfEmpathy and has no problems in manipulating and disposing others for her own gain was removed, removing some of her unsympathetic points, and on the other hand, only Naegi was shown noticing her bluff instead of him and Togami, making her scheme less blunder-filled. On the other hand, however, Naegi's monologue about how Celestis was faking her smile to hide her fear of death was ''also'' removed.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the English dub Celestia offhandedly [[NotBad compliments]]/[[DoubleSpeak condescends]] Kirigiri playing into her plan by happening across Hagakure in the pool locker with "First-rate detective work, Kiri. What were you on the outside, an {{amateur sleuth}}?"
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Togami is presented as more of this than a {{Jerkass}}, though he's still as cynical as he was in the game.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Togami indulges in this often. One of Junko Enoshima's personalities at the end of the anime does this too.

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** Episode 7 also skips a lot of several important details (such as Yamada's Hifumi's tendency on calling people in last name-first name order, which reveals Celestia being the mastermind behind that trial). However, some of the cut off parts might end up for a better light on Celestia. In the anime, her statement that she has a LackOfEmpathy and has no problems in manipulating and disposing others for her own gain was removed, removing some of her unsympathetic points, and on the other hand, only Naegi Makoto was shown noticing her bluff instead of him and Togami, Byakuya, making her scheme less blunder-filled. On the other hand, however, Naegi's Makoto's monologue about how Celestis Celestia was faking her smile to hide her fear of death was ''also'' removed.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the English dub Celestia offhandedly [[NotBad compliments]]/[[DoubleSpeak condescends]] Kirigiri Kyoko playing into her plan by happening across Hagakure Yasuhiro in the pool locker with "First-rate detective work, Kiri. What were you on the outside, an {{amateur sleuth}}?"
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Togami Byakuya is presented as more of this than a {{Jerkass}}, though he's still as cynical as he was in the game.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Togami Byakuya indulges in this often. One of Junko Enoshima's personalities at the end of the anime does this too.
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* ConvictionByContradiction: This actually gets subverted in the second trial after Owada is subjected to a PullingTheThread plot. He yells out that he's being treating him like a criminal without a scrap of evidence, which leads to Kirigiri admitting her reasoning is weak taken on its own.


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* DramaticIrony: Unlike the viewers, Naegi never actually got a look at the one who attacked him in the secret room at the end of Chapter 3, and so had no way of connecting that incident to the masked assailant who nearly stabbed him in the middle of Chapter 5.
* DubInducedPlotHole: In the original script, Monokuma simply told Naegi and Togami during the fifth investigation that Kirigiri has something on her hands she wants no one to see, while NISA's script has him outright declaring that she's hiding hideous burn scars underneath her gloves. This leads to Togami seeming dumber/less observant by the fact that he still believes she's the victim after hearing that and then not comparing it to the corpse, which is free of any burn scars on the hands (while, Naegi's thoughts merely trail off towards the inconsistency of wearing gloves over fake nails).
** Togami calls the bloody classroom he finds on the fourth floor "like a battlefield" and the dub has Monokuma telling the two to "soldier on" in solving the room's mystery, as if to imply Ikusaba did it. This line wasn't in the original, and LightNovel/DanganronpaZero reveals that a battle did take place in the location, but had nothing to do with Ikusaba.


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* YouWakeUpInARoom: Happens to the protagonist, and presumably to all the other students.


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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Trigger Happy Heart events, as implied by their name, usually have the student in question with their pain, fears, frustrations, vulnerabilities and insecurities all on display, while the only available command involves agreeing or disagreeing with these internal reflections. Depending on the context, it's possible to make Naegi say some incredibly mean things to the other students.
2nd Feb '16 5:59:22 AM ouijaboar
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* RushmoreRefacement: One of the images of "the outside world" that the mastermind shows the class in the final trial is of several famous monuments with Monokuma's face added to them. While it's real (as Genocide Jill proves) and is stated to be one of the things that happened due to The Worst, Most Despair-inducing Incident in the History of Mankind, it's still undetermined to what extend the total damage is.

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* RushmoreRefacement: One of the images of "the outside world" that the mastermind shows the class in the final trial is of several famous monuments with Monokuma's face added to them. While it's real (as Genocide Jill proves) and is stated to be one of the things that happened due to The Worst, Most Despair-inducing Incident in the History of Mankind, it's still undetermined to what extend extent the total damage is.
22nd Jan '16 4:27:48 AM aye_amber
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''Dangan Ronpa''[[note]]literally, ''Bullet Rebuttal''[[/note]]: ''The Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair'', also known as ''Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc'', is a "high-speed mystery action adventure" released in Japan for the PSP in 2010. It is the first installment in the ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' franchise.

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''Dangan Ronpa''[[note]]literally, ''Bullet Rebuttal''[[/note]]: ''The Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair'', also known as ''Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc'', is a "high-speed mystery action adventure" released in Japan for the PSP in 2010.2010, the PlaystationVita in 2013 and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} in 2016. It is the first installment in the ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' franchise.



The game has inspired a series of other works, a list of which is compiled [[Franchise/DanganRonpa here]]. A compilation game was later released for the PlaystationVita called ''Dangan Ronpa 1&2 RELOAD'', which includes both games and some [[UpdatedRerelease incremental improvements]] to both, such as a bonus scenario for the first game called "School Mode": a social mode that lets you hang out and form relationships with the other characters without worrying about the main plot progressing.

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The game has inspired a series of other works, a list of which is compiled [[Franchise/DanganRonpa here]]. A compilation game was later released for the PlaystationVita called ''Dangan Ronpa 1&2 RELOAD'', which includes both games the first installment and [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2 its sequel]] with some [[UpdatedRerelease incremental improvements]] to both, such as a bonus scenario for the first game called "School Mode": a social mode that lets you hang out and form relationships with the other characters without worrying about the main plot progressing.



* LawProcedural: An aspect of the Class Trials, hence the comparisons to ''Franchise/AceAttorney''.



* NobodysThatDumb: During the fifth trial, the students are discussing why the most recent corpse exploded when they tried to run the usual autopsy. Resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Hagakure gives his take, and the normally [[TheDitz ditzy]] Asahina calls him out on it.
-->'''Hagakure:''' I'll tell ya! I bet some unknown quantum particle caused an atomic-level spontaneous combustion!\\
'''Asahina:''' I might be dumb, but even I'm not dumb enough to believe that!
** At one point, Hagakure tries to invoke this when he gets called stupid, only to prove it further.
--->'''Asahina:''' I'm starting to worry about you, Hiro. Can you tell me what ten plus ten is?\\
'''Hagakure:''' Hey, come on! You don't ALWAYS have to call me dumb! I may have been held back three times, but that doesn't make me stupid! But if it'll make you happy, I'll answer your dumb question...! So! Um...what was the question again?\\
'''Asahina:''' Don't worry. You just answered it...



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Played with. At one point, Kyoko finds a door with a password lock and uses every bit of information she can find on the man who set it up to try and figure the password. Turned out to be subverted - the password to the headmaster's private chamber is "kyokokirigiri", but since his daughter hates him and assumed he didn't care about her, she didn't think try it.

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Played with. At one point, Kyoko finds a door with a password lock and uses every bit of information she can find on the man who set it up to try and figure the password. Turned out to be subverted - the password to the headmaster's private chamber is "kyokokirigiri", but since his daughter hates him and assumed he didn't care about her, she didn't think to try it.



* SecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics: Intentionally invoked: series writer Kazutaka Kodaka has said his main problem with murder mysteries was how underdeveloped the victims usually were, and so the series came to be based around a CastOfSnowflakes put through as much [[KillEmAll death]] and [[TraumaCongaLine psychological trauma as possible]]. By the end of the game [[ApocalypseWow the entire world turns out to be effectively destroyed]] just to make them [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn their happy ending]].



* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the game, Fujisaki brings up the possibility that the infamous Genocider Syo has locked them up, and Fukawa wears a worried look on her face with some VisibleSilence, before freaking out when Asahina says that the police will surely arrive to help them (as if to imply she's afraid of getting caught for her crimes). Here, the discussion never turns to the Genocider at all and Fukawa freaks out over nothing when Asahina says the same (the dub got around this by changing the context to have Fukawa agree that the police arriving would be a good thing... [[OutOfCharacterMoment which is a whole other can or worms]]).

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the game, Fujisaki brings up the possibility that the infamous Genocider Syo has locked them up, and Fukawa wears a worried look on her face with some VisibleSilence, before freaking out when Asahina says that the police will surely arrive to help them (as if to imply she's afraid of getting caught for her crimes). Here, the discussion never turns to the Genocider at all and Fukawa freaks out over nothing when Asahina says the same (the dub got around this by changing the context to have Fukawa agree that the police arriving would be a good thing... [[OutOfCharacterMoment which is a whole other can or of worms]]).


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* BoobsAndButtPose: Asahina's portrait seen in the opening is one of these. [[http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/48148397204/viridian-plains-submitted-this-is-from-the It may or may not be anatomically possible to pull off]].


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* LamePunReaction: Hagakure has one of these in the dub when Togami describes the serial killer he's calling out as "A Syo and a No-Show."


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* LaughingMad: The 12th episode ends with Enoshima's wild cackling echoing in the court room, and close-ups of the surviving student with unnerved expressions.
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An [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-12-07/persona-4-kishi-directs-danganronpa-game-tv-anime anime adaptation]] aired as part of the Summer2013Anime season. Creator/{{Funimation}} [[http://www.funimation.com/shows/danganronpa-the-animation is streaming it for those in the US]], and have announced plans to dub the series [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-04-04/funimation-announces-danganronpa-anime-english-dub-cast/.86761 with a (mostly) new cast of actors]].

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An [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-12-07/persona-4-kishi-directs-danganronpa-game-tv-anime anime adaptation]] aired as part of the Summer2013Anime season. Creator/{{Funimation}} [[http://www.funimation.com/shows/danganronpa-the-animation is streaming it for those in the US]], and have announced plans to dub has dubbed the series as well [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-04-04/funimation-announces-danganronpa-anime-english-dub-cast/.86761 with a (mostly) new cast of actors]].



* CharacterDerailment: In the game, Naegi can ask Ogami if she thinks he killed Maizono, and she'll answer that she's not prepared to throw blame around at anyone until there's a clearer picture, saying she'll go calmly with whatever conclusion the other students arrive at. In the anime, she's glaring suspiciously at Naegi right along with everyone else to save time.
** Celestia originally turned down Asahina's offer to go swimming due to a dislike of getting her head submerged, while the anime has her obliging immediately in order to move the plot along (she was the one who pointed out the possibility of students lending out their E-Handbooks to bypass the change room regulations).
** Hagakure says his writing is illegible during the third trial, despite his excellent penmanship being one of the more important factors in proving his innocence.
** Naegi's increased DeadpanSnarker tendencies lead to him swearing more in the dub, while NISA's translators chose to have him telling Enoshima that she's "full of shit" be a PrecisionFStrike.
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Be warned that '''''all spoilers below are unmarked'''''. It's virtually impossible to list tropes for this game without spoiling everything or creating {{Administrivia/Self Fulfilling Spoiler}}s.

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Be warned that '''''all spoilers below are unmarked'''''. It's virtually impossible to list tropes for this game without spoiling everything or creating {{Administrivia/Self Fulfilling Spoiler}}s.
Spoiler}}s. The game also has has a number of translations (official and unofficial) varying in consistency, so that context may affect how certain examples are written.



* GenderNeutralWriting: An inversion that may have made the second trial slightly harder occurs in the official translation. In the original, Owada yells at Togami for calling Fujisaki's body "a thing" using the genderless pronoun "aitsu" (commonly translated as "that kid"). Naturally, the localization team had no way to make this subtle clue more obvious without completely spoiling the trial.
** Though perhaps this was made up by the very next scene having Owada unambiguously calling Fujisaki "dude."



* InfiniteSupplies: Monokuma explains at the start of the game that the students' needs will all be taken care of during their stay and later explains to Maizono (Fujisaki in the anime) that the cafeteria's refrigerator gets restocked every single day.



* MadeOfIndestructium: According to Monokuma, the E-Handbooks can withstand 10 tonnes of pressure and are waterproof up to 100 meters deep (with heat being their only weakness). The anime made them look like typically-delicate modern smartphones too.



* NudityEqualsHonesty: * At the beginning of the second chapter, the player can find Owada in the newly-opened bathhouse looking for the missing Togami, where it's revealed that Owada believes in ''hadaka no tsukiai'', and suggests he and [[TheHero Naegi]] test out the bath later with that as the reason. Also, a [[RelationShipValues Free-Time Event]] with Ishimaru reveals he subscribes to the same thinking, innocuously suggesting he and Naegi bare themselves to each other to in order to deepen their bond as fellow students. Both cases only serve to embarrass Naegi considerably. Notably, Owada and Ishimaru would eventually form an OddFriendship after an endurance contest in the sauna.
** Celestia subverts the idea completely in the third chapter, where she comes up with a SeamlessSpontaneousLie that wins exclusive use of the giant tub for the girls in order to confuse [[MascotVillain Monokuma]] away from the laptop they all found in the change rooms that might give them some much-needed information to combat [[BigBad The Mastermind]]. This sequence goes towards proving that Celestia, even in the most honest setting possible, [[ConsummateLiar is capable of lying through her teeth and pretending to trust everyone]] as if they were all friends fighting together against The Mastermind [[spoiler:while plotting the ways she can betray them all. She eventually reveals that she desperately wanted to escape the school and was planning on killing someone in order to accomplish that the entire time. She would ultimately become that same chapter's culprit, stealing the laptop and utilizing it to kill Ishimaru as well as Yamada.]]



* SteelEardrums: No one in the group reacts to Monokuma exploding so close to them at the start of the game.



* AdaptationDistillation: The introductions for all of the other students are toned down to a few sentences, whereas in the game they received several short paragraphs. The pacing of the story moves much more quickly. How much more quickly? Episode 9 out of a total of 13 features the trial surrounding Sakura's death. In the game, this is marked as the halfway point.
* AdaptationExpansion:
** In episode 4 of the anime, they give a shot of Chihiro working on something that anyone who played the game will recognize. How and when Chihiro had time for this was never explained in the game, and its existence was only foreshadowed in a Free Time event you may not see. The anime gives us a little more direct foreshadowing and explanation.
** And in another act of foreshadowing in that scene, we see that Chihiro is using his toolkit.
** Additionally, in episode 6, the entire remaining cast gets to see the first suspicious class photo courtesy of Alter Ego, rather than simply Makoto stumbling upon it.
** And in the final episode, Makoto doesn't just spout out "You must not lose hope!" alone but goes on a whole RousingSpeech for each of the surviving students to keep their hope up.

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* AdaptationDistillation: The introductions for all of the other students are toned down to a few sentences, whereas in the game they received several short paragraphs. The pacing of the story moves much more quickly. How much more quickly? [[http://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=11730 The game averages 25-36 hours of content]] to the anime's 5-6 hours, and it only speeds up following Ogami's death in Episode 9 out of a total of 13 features the trial surrounding Sakura's death. In 9: in the game, this is marked as the halfway point.
* AdaptationExpansion:
AdaptationExpansion:
** It may seem like an odd thing to bother animating, but during the investigation montage in episode 1, Hagakure can be seen flipping through a magazine in the laundry room. In the game it's possible to find him there mentioning he's about to start doing his laundry.
** In episode 4 of the anime, 4, they give a shot of Chihiro Fujisaki working on something that anyone who played the game will recognize. How and when Chihiro Fujisaki had time for this was never explained in the game, and its existence was only foreshadowed in a Free Time event Free-Time Event you may not see. The anime gives us a little more direct foreshadowing and explanation.
** And in another act of foreshadowing in that scene, we see that Chihiro Fujisaki is using his male-exclusive toolkit.
** Additionally, in episode 6, the entire remaining cast gets to see the first suspicious class photo courtesy of Alter Ego, rather than Naegi simply Makoto stumbling upon it.
** And in the final episode, Makoto Naegi doesn't just spout out "You must not lose hope!" alone but goes on a whole RousingSpeech for each of the surviving students to keep their hope up.up.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the game, Fujisaki brings up the possibility that the infamous Genocider Syo has locked them up, and Fukawa wears a worried look on her face with some VisibleSilence, before freaking out when Asahina says that the police will surely arrive to help them (as if to imply she's afraid of getting caught for her crimes). Here, the discussion never turns to the Genocider at all and Fukawa freaks out over nothing when Asahina says the same (the dub got around this by changing the context to have Fukawa agree that the police arriving would be a good thing... [[OutOfCharacterMoment which is a whole other can or worms]]).
* AdaptationalHeroism: While Togami's still a huge {{jerkass}}, at least he doesn't openly and contemptuously talk about his plans to eventually be the successful villain.
* AdaptationalVillainy: The generally-honorable Kirigiri in a single act from episode 11. In the game's fifth trial, suspicion jumps between Naegi and Kirigiri several times before settling on the planted locker key. Based on a later line to Togami, she probably wanted to prove that the trial was a trap by showing that none of the students could have done it, except she miscalculated the mastermind executing someone else in desperation. When time runs out with all the suspicion on Naegi, she first argues at Monokuma [[MovingTheGoalposts for inventing a rule]] and then [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone looks thoroughly disgusted with herself]], calling her own actions [[ThisIsUnforgivable unforgivable]] and trying to tell Naegi she's sorry and that she'll avenge him in what look like the last moments of his life. In the animation however, no suspicion ever falls on Naegi ([[AdaptationDistillation since the trial gets condensed to roughly 10 minutes]]) and he later moves the discussion towards the whole trial seeming questionable without the provocation of trying to defend himself like in the game. When time runs out in this version of the trial, she tells a bold-faced lie about him planting the locker key in her room -which was originally an explanation brought up by Togami in the absence of a suspect- after he just defended her when she was backed furthest into the corner. We never see her show the same intense regret over her sending him to his death, and her lengthy apology in the trash dump was also cut very short. While removing the player choice was necessary, this set-up ends up making her look a lot more petty and cold-hearted.
* AffectionateNickname: In the English dub, Kirigiri occasionally gets her name shortened to "Kiri" (mostly by Naegi).



* {{Bowdlerize}}: Toyed with. On one hand, the first crime scene is as bloody as in the game and the ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice death is "upgraded" to HumanPincushion levels. On the other, the first execution is ''noticeably'' censored, specifically as [[GoryDiscretionShot there's FAR more focus on the surroundings (and specially the machine that delivers said death) than on the victim]].
* CallBack: During the trial in episode 7, Monokuma can be seen eating pancakes with the butter Mondo was turned into in the previous episode.

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* BareYourMidriff: Maizono's idol outfit gets changed to this.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Toyed with. On one hand, the first crime scene is as bloody as in the game and the ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice death is "upgraded" to HumanPincushion levels. On the other, the first execution is ''noticeably'' censored, censored in the broadcast version, specifically as [[GoryDiscretionShot there's FAR more focus on the surroundings (and specially the machine that delivers said death) than on the victim]].
* CallBack: During the trial in episode 7, Monokuma can be seen eating pancakes with the butter Mondo Owada was turned into in the previous episode.episode.
* CatchPhrase: The dub changes Naegi's "sore wa chigau yo" from a proper catch phrase to a more context-sensitive rebuttal, i.e. "I can prove you wrong," "that's where youíre wrong," "no, that wasn't the weapon" and "it's close but not quite" (etc.)
** There was a point the script-writers contextually could have mimicked NISA's official translation to "No, that's wrong," but LipLock presumably forced them to change it to "No, thatís incorrect!"
* CharacterDerailment: In the game, Naegi can ask Ogami if she thinks he killed Maizono, and she'll answer that she's not prepared to throw blame around at anyone until there's a clearer picture, saying she'll go calmly with whatever conclusion the other students arrive at. In the anime, she's glaring suspiciously at Naegi right along with everyone else to save time.
** Celestia originally turned down Asahina's offer to go swimming due to a dislike of getting her head submerged, while the anime has her obliging immediately in order to move the plot along (she was the one who pointed out the possibility of students lending out their E-Handbooks to bypass the change room regulations).
** Hagakure says his writing is illegible during the third trial, despite his excellent penmanship being one of the more important factors in proving his innocence.
** Naegi's increased DeadpanSnarker tendencies lead to him swearing more in the dub, while NISA's translators chose to have him telling Enoshima that she's "full of shit" be a PrecisionFStrike.
* DeadpanSnarker: The dub's script changes everybody's dialogue to sound more snappy and sarcastic.



* DiesWideOpen: [[http://i44.tinypic.com/2m4f5aw.png One of the victims is found like this]].

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* DiesWideOpen: [[http://i44.tinypic.com/2m4f5aw.png One of the victims Fujisaki is found like this]].



** The ending credits. The first episode has a blank screen, but the second episode features an empty classroom, with Makoto and the first dead characters. More characters added as they die.
** Any trial/execution episodes would skip the opening and "Makoto plus dead students" ending scene, instead showing how the trial is about to begin, and the students' horrified reactions on the executions respectively. Episode 7 is the exception to this opening rule, as the episode begins not with the trial, but with the discovery of Yasuhiro in the Justice Robo outfit. As of Episode 10, the surviving students are also included. And in the final episode when the picture is back, the fake Junko has been replaced by Mukuro while the real Junko stands behind Makoto.
** As of episode 6, the opening credits have evolved to add Toko switching into her Genocide Jill personality.
* {{Fanservice}}: Episode 6 opens with Aoi crying on her bed... while wearing nothing but a revealing sleeping suit.

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** The ending credits. The first episode has a blank screen, but the second episode features an empty classroom, with Makoto Naegi and the first dead characters. More characters added as they die.
** Any trial/execution episodes would skip the opening and "Makoto "Naegi plus dead students" ending scene, instead showing how the trial is about to begin, and the students' horrified reactions on the executions respectively. Episode 7 is the exception to this opening rule, as the episode begins not with the trial, but with the discovery of Yasuhiro Hagakure in the Justice Robo outfit. As of Episode 10, the surviving students are also included. And in the final episode when the picture is back, the fake Junko Enoshima has been replaced by Mukuro Ikusaba while the real Junko Enoshima stands behind Makoto.
Naegi.
** As of episode 6, the opening credits have evolved to add Toko Fukawa switching into her Genocide Jill Genocider personality.
* {{Fanservice}}: Like in the game's chapter 3, Episode 6 opens with Aoi Asahina crying on her bed... while wearing nothing but a revealing sleeping suit.



** In episode 4, [[http://i42.tinypic.com/vgh5jl.jpg Makoto has]] [[http://i40.tinypic.com/9zn9xh.png a very detailed]] ShowerOfAngst while recalling the first murder and trial.
** This is later followed by [[http://i41.tinypic.com/264qbkm.jpg Mondo and Kiyotaka's sauna scene.]]
** Let's not forget Kiyotaka in Episode 6 walking out of the baths wearing nothing but a small towel.

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** In episode 4, [[http://i42.tinypic.com/vgh5jl.jpg Makoto Naegi has]] [[http://i40.tinypic.com/9zn9xh.png a very detailed]] ShowerOfAngst while recalling the first murder and trial.
** This is later followed by [[http://i41.tinypic.com/264qbkm.jpg Mondo Owada and Kiyotaka's Ishimaru's sauna scene.]]
** Let's not forget Kiyotaka Ishimaru in Episode 6 walking out of the baths wearing nothing but a small towel.towel.
* FloweryInsults: In the dub, Celestia calls Yamada a "corpulent bootlicker" while getting him to move quicker with her tea.



* GoryDiscretionShot: Very oddly, despite every other execution in the anime being nearly identical to the game's version, Million Fungoes/The 1000 Blows never shows Leon being hit with the baseballs.
* KickTheDog: Monokuma shows further how much of a bastard he is in episode 7 by eating the Mondo Butter pancake throughout the whole trial, as if sentencing Mondo to his execution wasn't demeaning enough.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: Very oddly, despite every other execution in the anime being nearly identical to the game's version, the broadcast version of Million Fungoes/The 1000 Blows never shows Leon Kuwata being hit with the baseballs.
* KiAttacks: Ogami sometimes uses these for dramatic effect, such as having her fist light up in flames or appear to be 'powering up'.
* KickTheDog: Monokuma shows further how much of a bastard he is in episode 7 by eating the Mondo Owada Butter pancake throughout the whole trial, as if sentencing Mondo Owada to his execution wasn't demeaning enough.enough.
* LastNameBasis: The dub takes this convention even further than any other translation, with Fukawa calling Togami by his last name instead of "Byakuya-sama/Master Byakuya," Asahina occasionally switching to "Ohgami" (h-sound emphasized) and Naegi's own mother dropping "Makoto-kun" for the usual Naegi as if it were his first name.
* LipLock: Kirigiri has a brief moment in episode 6 where Creator/CaitlinGlass is speaking without any MouthFlaps.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: 'Enoshima' [[ValleyGirl keeping character]] after being impaled in the dub probably counts.
-->"Okay... not-gonna-lie, kinda weird... it's, uh... I dunno, really?" *'''she expires'''*



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In Episode 9, when Aoi reveals what she thinks is Sakura's suicide note, [[ManipulativeBastard Monokuma]] starts giggling in the background.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In Episode 9, when Aoi Asahina reveals what she thinks is Sakura's Ogami's suicide note, [[ManipulativeBastard Monokuma]] starts giggling in the background.



* MrFanservice: Ishimaru is the go-guy who'd go topless (especially when sauna is involved) and shows off his well-built muscles on the chest.
* MythologyGag: The game's targeting reticule is often used as an [[IdiosyncraticWipes Idiosyncratic Wipe]], and the loading screen before Naegi's motivational DVD starts is the same loading screen from the game.
* TheNicknamer: In the dub, Monokuma seemingly has a demeaning new name every time he addresses the students.
* NoCartoonFish: Played in a weird way. The series has Monokuma occasionally holding a live salmon to keep up the bear motif. At one point he uses it as a punching bag to relive stress.



* OutOfCharacterMoment: One Halloween-themed piece of SideStoryBonusArt made for advertisement has Kirigiri dressed as a vampire and in the midst of plucking one glove off with her teeth. This whole sequence is ''extraordinarily'' out of character.



** Significant details on the setting are also left out. For instance, the anime completely skips over the revelation of how one room in the library is filled with top-secret documents, files, and records from all over the world, and chooses to focus solely on how it has important files on Genocide Jill.
** Similarly, in episode 5 the trial skips important details about the victim's identity as a whole (in the game we find out about Chihiro's "secret" when Sakura inspects the body in front of everyone, but in the anime Kyoko finds out off-screen and then explains it in the trial). However, Genocide Jill's ''very'' dramatic trial appearance and [[DespairEventHorizon a certain character's reactions]] to the trial's results and the execution that follow are expanded.

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** Significant details on the setting are also left out. For instance, the anime completely skips over the revelation of how one room in the library is filled with top-secret documents, files, and records from all over the world, and chooses to focus solely on how it has important files on Genocide Jill.Genocider Syo.
** Similarly, in episode 5 the trial skips important details about the victim's identity as a whole (in the game we find out about Chihiro's Fujisaki's "secret" when Sakura Ogami inspects the body in front of everyone, but in the anime Kyoko Kirigiri finds out off-screen and then explains it in the trial). However, Genocide Jill's Genocider Syo's ''very'' dramatic trial appearance and [[DespairEventHorizon a certain character's reactions]] to the trial's results and the execution that follow are expanded.



** Episode 7 also skips a lot of several important details (such as Hifumi's tendency on calling people in last name-first name order, which reveals Celeste being the mastermind). However, some of the cut off parts might end up for a better light on Celeste. In the anime, her statement that she has a LackOfEmpathy and has no problems in manipulating and disposing others for her own gain was removed, removing some of her unsympathetic points, and on the other hand, only Makoto was shown noticing her bluff instead of two people, making her scheme less blunder-filled. On the other hand, however, Makoto's monologue about how Celeste was faking her smile to hide her fear of death was ''also'' removed.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Byakuya is presented as more of this than a {{Jerkass}}, though he's still as cynical as he was in the game.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Done a lot by Byakuya. One of Junko Enoshima's personalities at the end of the anime does this too.

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** Episode 7 also skips a lot of several important details (such as Hifumi's Yamada's tendency on calling people in last name-first name order, which reveals Celeste Celestia being the mastermind). mastermind behind that trial). However, some of the cut off parts might end up for a better light on Celeste. Celestia. In the anime, her statement that she has a LackOfEmpathy and has no problems in manipulating and disposing others for her own gain was removed, removing some of her unsympathetic points, and on the other hand, only Makoto Naegi was shown noticing her bluff instead of two people, him and Togami, making her scheme less blunder-filled. On the other hand, however, Makoto's Naegi's monologue about how Celeste Celestis was faking her smile to hide her fear of death was ''also'' removed.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: In the English dub Celestia offhandedly [[NotBad compliments]]/[[DoubleSpeak condescends]] Kirigiri playing into her plan by happening across Hagakure in the pool locker with "First-rate detective work, Kiri. What were you on the outside, an {{amateur sleuth}}?"
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ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Byakuya Togami is presented as more of this than a {{Jerkass}}, though he's still as cynical as he was in the game.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Done a lot by Byakuya.Togami indulges in this often. One of Junko Enoshima's personalities at the end of the anime does this too.


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* ShowerOfAngst: [[http://i42.tinypic.com/vgh5jl.jpg Naegi has]] [[http://i40.tinypic.com/9zn9xh.png a very detailed]] one in episode 4 while recalling the first murder and trial.
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* NobodysThatDumb: * During the fifth trial, the students are discussing why the most recent corpse exploded when they tried to run the usual autopsy. Resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Hagakure gives his take, and the normally [[TheDitz ditzy]] Asahina calls him out on it.

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* NobodysThatDumb: * During the fifth trial, the students are discussing why the most recent corpse exploded when they tried to run the usual autopsy. Resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Hagakure gives his take, and the normally [[TheDitz ditzy]] Asahina calls him out on it.
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* NobodysThatDumb: * During the fifth trial, the students are discussing why the most recent corpse exploded when they tried to run the usual autopsy. Resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Hagakure gives his take, and the normally [[TheDitz ditzy]] Asahina calls him out on it.
-->'''Hagakure:''' I'll tell ya! I bet some unknown quantum particle caused an atomic-level spontaneous combustion!\\
'''Asahina:''' I might be dumb, but even I'm not dumb enough to believe that!
** At one point, Hagakure tries to invoke this when he gets called stupid, only to prove it further.
--->'''Asahina:''' I'm starting to worry about you, Hiro. Can you tell me what ten plus ten is?\\
'''Hagakure:''' Hey, come on! You don't ALWAYS have to call me dumb! I may have been held back three times, but that doesn't make me stupid! But if it'll make you happy, I'll answer your dumb question...! So! Um...what was the question again?\\
'''Asahina:''' Don't worry. You just answered it...
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