History YMMV / DanganRonpa

20th Mar '17 6:53:45 AM Pikachu4Prezident
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* ToughActToFollow: Six years after the first game released, no villain in the franchise ([[UpToEleven not even]] ''[[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 her other]]'' ''[[Anime/DanganRonpa3 incarnations]]'') has been able to reach the same level of memorability that Junko commands in this game. She's often regard to be a perfect mix of [[AxCrazy threateningly crazy]] and [[LargeHam gut-bustingly hilarious]] while still managing to come off as genuinely intimidating when she finally makes her grand entrance. What helped her status as the BigBad here is that a lot of her world-ending actions [[OffstageVillainy were left to the imagination]], causing a ton of speculation even as ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' revealed more about just how she caused the Tragedy (if anything, it caused ''even more'' speculation about how she managed to break the Remnants of Despair). (Ironically, it's only when ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' finally decided to reveal [[CompleteMonster the full extent of her cruelty]] that some fans [[BaseBreakingCharacter started turning against her]].) Regardless of her appearances in later entries in the franchise, it's quite clear that her first incarnation has left a huge, looming shadow over the rest of the series, as most of the villains after Junko haven't been able to reach the same level of popularity (Monaca tends to get a pass due to being just as memorable [[HateSink for entirely different reasons]], but [[spoiler: Tengan, Mitarai and Tsumugi]] are nowhere near as fondly regarded by the fans due to a laundry list of characterization issues that end up damaging their credibility as antagonists).

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* ToughActToFollow: Six years after the first game released, no villain in the franchise ([[UpToEleven not even]] ''[[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 her other]]'' ''[[Anime/DanganRonpa3 incarnations]]'') has been able to reach the same level of memorability that Junko commands in this game. She's often regard to be regarded as being a perfect mix of [[AxCrazy threateningly crazy]] and [[LargeHam gut-bustingly hilarious]] while still managing to come off as genuinely intimidating when she finally makes her grand entrance. What helped her status as the BigBad here is that a lot of her world-ending actions [[OffstageVillainy were left to the imagination]], causing a ton of speculation even as ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' revealed more about just how she caused the Tragedy (if anything, it caused ''even more'' speculation about how she managed to break the Remnants of Despair). (Ironically, it's only when ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' finally decided to reveal [[CompleteMonster the full extent of her cruelty]] that some fans [[BaseBreakingCharacter started turning against her]].) Regardless of her appearances in later entries in the franchise, it's quite clear that her first incarnation has left a huge, looming shadow over the rest of the series, as most of the villains after Junko haven't been able to reach the same level of popularity (Monaca tends to get a pass due to being just as memorable [[HateSink for entirely different reasons]], but [[spoiler: Tengan, Mitarai and Tsumugi]] are nowhere near as fondly regarded by the fans due to a laundry list of characterization issues that end up damaging their credibility as antagonists).
20th Mar '17 6:52:43 AM Pikachu4Prezident
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* ToughActToFollow: 6 years after the game, no villain in the franchise(including her other incarnations) was considered better than Junko. She is considered the perfect mix of [[AxCrazy threateningly crazy]] with [[LargeHam bizarrely fun]]. At that point, it's relatively easy to enjoy her character because most of her actions were offscreen villainy, while in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', you can see the [[CompleteMonster full extension of her cruelty]]. Later villains, such as [[spoiler:Tengan, Mitarai and Shirogane]] all became ReplacementScrappy compared to her.

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* ToughActToFollow: 6 Six years after the game, first game released, no villain in the franchise(including franchise ([[UpToEleven not even]] ''[[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 her other incarnations) was considered better than Junko. She is considered other]]'' ''[[Anime/DanganRonpa3 incarnations]]'') has been able to reach the same level of memorability that Junko commands in this game. She's often regard to be a perfect mix of [[AxCrazy threateningly crazy]] with and [[LargeHam bizarrely fun]]. At gut-bustingly hilarious]] while still managing to come off as genuinely intimidating when she finally makes her grand entrance. What helped her status as the BigBad here is that point, a lot of her world-ending actions [[OffstageVillainy were left to the imagination]], causing a ton of speculation even as ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' revealed more about just how she caused the Tragedy (if anything, it caused ''even more'' speculation about how she managed to break the Remnants of Despair). (Ironically, it's relatively easy only when ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' finally decided to enjoy her character because most of her actions were offscreen villainy, while in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', you can see the reveal [[CompleteMonster the full extension extent of her cruelty]]. Later villains, such cruelty]] that some fans [[BaseBreakingCharacter started turning against her]].) Regardless of her appearances in later entries in the franchise, it's quite clear that her first incarnation has left a huge, looming shadow over the rest of the series, as [[spoiler:Tengan, most of the villains after Junko haven't been able to reach the same level of popularity (Monaca tends to get a pass due to being just as memorable [[HateSink for entirely different reasons]], but [[spoiler: Tengan, Mitarai and Shirogane]] all became ReplacementScrappy compared Tsumugi]] are nowhere near as fondly regarded by the fans due to her.a laundry list of characterization issues that end up damaging their credibility as antagonists).



* VindicatedByHistory: The game has always been loved by the fans, but all admitted that ''Visualnovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' was an EvenBetterSequel. However, in later years, with the latest two installments of the franchise ended up becoming [[ContestedSequel Contested Sequels]] (both have their own BrokenBase page) and several events of the sequel being rendered pointless or outright {{Retconned}} by ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' while various of the survivors of the original game TookALevelInBadass, several fans have taken a new appreciation for the original game. Among other things, the fact that the first game didn't had the StrictlyFormula of the latter games and the best villain, specially compared to the later ones, all of whom were considered ReplacementScrappy for Junko, made the game be treasured even more when these two matter became issues for the fans by ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3''.

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* VindicatedByHistory: The game has always been loved by the fans, but it was generally agreed by all admitted parties that ''Visualnovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' was an EvenBetterSequel. However, in later years, with the latest two installments of the franchise ended up becoming [[ContestedSequel Contested Sequels]] (both have their own BrokenBase page) and several events of the sequel being rendered pointless or outright {{Retconned}} by both ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' while various and ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' [[ContestedSequel came under heavy scrutiny from some fans]] (in point of fact, both entries in the survivors of series have their own BrokenBase pages), not helped by the original game TookALevelInBadass, events of ''[[Anime/DanganRonpa3 Side:Despair]]'' and ''[[Anime/DanganRonpa3 Side:Hope]]'' contradicting and outright [[{{Retcon}} retconning]] several fans have taken a new appreciation for events and details that were revealed in the original second game. Among other things, the fact that These controversial franchise directions has caused fans to step back and re-evaluate the first game, remembering what made it so beloved to begin with. Among the things it gets praise for are its very unpredictable "death order" (later entries started coming under fire for relying too much on [[StrictlyFormula specific scenarios and character archetypes]] for the sake of creating [[RecurringElement Recurring Elements]]) and having the best villain of the franchise (as covered above, Junko as she appears in this game didn't had was highly memorable, and attempting to showcase her rise to villainy eventually turned her into a BaseBreakingCharacter by the time ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' rolled around). When it comes down to it, a lot of people look back a ''lot'' more fondly at this game these days, particularly as ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' caught flak for relying on its StrictlyFormula of habits yet again ('''especially''' in regards to [[spoiler: Kaede not being the latter games and the best villain, specially compared to the later ones, all of whom real protagonist]]) when people were considered ReplacementScrappy for Junko, made hoping that the game be treasured even more when these two matter became issues for the fans by ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3''.series would finally mix things up.
13th Mar '17 4:42:44 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Back in the pre-translation days, this question was posed at your own risk: Is Chihiro Fujisaki a male-to-female {{transsexual}} or not? Then watch supporters and detractors of said theory tear each other down. When a Japanese person [[note]](more specifically, a Japanese trans woman)[[/note]] attempted to explain her own point of view about the issue ([[ValuesDissonance namely that Chihiro's situation was meant to address the strict enforcement of gender roles in Japan, and how it wouldn't make sense for him to be transsexual considering the context]]), [[http://impactrueno.tumblr.com/post/77681286564/goodbye she was called all kinds of slurs and harassed until she had to leave Tumblr.]] Even after the issue was resolved in the re-release and the game was localized it still continues.
** Mentioning you [[SubbingVersusDubbing prefer the English dub to the Japanese]] tends to cause this, though all but the most fanatical fans will at least admit both are well-made. It mostly comes down to weather or not you actually agree with the translation choices or not, given some of them are rather questionable.

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** Back in the pre-translation days, this question was posed at your ones's own risk: Is Chihiro Fujisaki a male-to-female {{transsexual}} or not? Then watch One done, supporters and detractors of said theory tear would each other down. When a Japanese person [[note]](more specifically, a Japanese trans woman)[[/note]] attempted to explain her own point of view about the issue ([[ValuesDissonance namely that Chihiro's situation was meant to address the strict enforcement of gender roles in Japan, and how it wouldn't make sense for him to be transsexual considering the context]]), [[http://impactrueno.tumblr.com/post/77681286564/goodbye she was called all kinds of slurs and harassed until she had to leave Tumblr.]] Even after the issue was resolved in the re-release and the game was localized it still continues.
** Mentioning you [[SubbingVersusDubbing prefer preference towards the English dub to the Japanese]] Japanese original]] tends to cause this, though all but the most fanatical fans will at least admit both are well-made. It mostly comes down to weather or not you one actually agree agrees with the translation choices or not, given some of them are rather questionable.
10th Mar '17 7:27:12 PM Animeking1108
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* SailorEarth: Pick any skill or occupation, add either "Super High School Level" or "Ultimate" in front of it, and you got yourself an OC.
27th Feb '17 5:33:59 PM MummyGaGa
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* FirstInstallmentWins: For many fans who grew tired of how divisive the future installments had become in regards of characters and infamous plot points, this is what the School Life of Mutual Killing installment is seen as because at the least, there are almost no plot points that are seen as divisive and is regarded to be better in pulling the strings of the plot, this being helped by the fact that it has what's regarded as [[ToughActToFollow the best villain of the franchise]] and the sole game with a genuinely unpredictable death order, since neither the [[RecurringElement Recurring Elements]] nor the(now disliked) StrictlyFormula had been established by then.

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* FirstInstallmentWins: For many fans who grew tired of how divisive the future installments had become in regards of characters and infamous plot points, this is what the School Life of Mutual Killing installment is seen as because at the least, there are almost no plot points that are seen as divisive and is regarded to be better in pulling the strings of the plot, this being helped by the fact that it has what's regarded as [[ToughActToFollow the best villain of the franchise]] and the sole game with a genuinely unpredictable death order, since neither the [[RecurringElement Recurring Elements]] nor the(now disliked) StrictlyFormula had been established by then.order.



* VindicatedByHistory: The game has always been loved by the fans, but all admitted that ''Visualnovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' was an EvenBetterSequel. However, in later years, with the latest 2 installments of the franchise becoming '''massively''' polarizing(both have their own BrokenBase page) and several events of the sequel being rendered pointless or outright {{Retconned}} by ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' while various of the survivors of the original game TookALevelInBadass, several fans have taken a new appreciation for the original game. Among other things, the fact that the first game didn't had the StrictlyFormula of the latter games(which [[FranchiseOriginalSin has become controversial at least and hated at worst]]) and the best villain, specially compared to the later ones, all of whom were considered ReplacementScrappy for Junko, made the game be treasured even more when these two matter became issues for the fans by ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3''.

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* VindicatedByHistory: The game has always been loved by the fans, but all admitted that ''Visualnovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' was an EvenBetterSequel. However, in later years, with the latest 2 two installments of the franchise ended up becoming '''massively''' polarizing(both [[ContestedSequel Contested Sequels]] (both have their own BrokenBase page) and several events of the sequel being rendered pointless or outright {{Retconned}} by ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' while various of the survivors of the original game TookALevelInBadass, several fans have taken a new appreciation for the original game. Among other things, the fact that the first game didn't had the StrictlyFormula of the latter games(which [[FranchiseOriginalSin has become controversial at least and hated at worst]]) games and the best villain, specially compared to the later ones, all of whom were considered ReplacementScrappy for Junko, made the game be treasured even more when these two matter became issues for the fans by ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3''.
25th Feb '17 7:43:43 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise:
** "Despair Pollution Noise Music", the track that plays when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4kxEAVJjSM Makoto finds a dead body.]]
** 'Whiirp... whiirp... whiirp whiirpwhiirpwhiirp': aka. the 'somebody's about to get [[NightmareFuel messily executed]]' sound.
20th Feb '17 1:33:50 PM MummyGaGa
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* AmericansHateTingle: In an official Japanese poll, Byakuya was ranked as the most popular character. On the western side, he has received less warm reception due to his SmugSmake attitude and [[NeverLiveItDown him tampering with Chihiro's corpse in Chapter Two]].

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* AmericansHateTingle: In an official Japanese poll, Byakuya was ranked as the most popular character. On the western side, he has received less warm reception due to his SmugSmake SmugSnake attitude and [[NeverLiveItDown him tampering with Chihiro's corpse in Chapter Two]].
20th Feb '17 1:33:34 PM MummyGaGa
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* AmericansHateTingle: In an official Japanese poll, Byakuya was ranked as the most popular character. On the western side, he has received less warm reception due to his SmugSmake attitude and [[NeverLiveItDown him tampering with Chihiro's corpse in Chapter Two]].
16th Feb '17 4:33:52 PM Arcana4th
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* ToughActToFollow: 6 years after the game, no villain in the franchise(including her other incarnations) was considered better than Junko. She is considered the perfect mix of [[AxCrazy threateningly crazy]] with [[LargeHam bizarrely fun]]. At that point, it's relatively easy to enjoy her character because most of her actions were offscreen villainy, while in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', you can see the [[CompleteMonster full extension of her cruelty]]. Later villains, such as [[spoiler:Tengan, Mitarai and Shirogane]] all became ReplacementScrappy compared to her.
12th Feb '17 8:10:24 PM Snipertoaster
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** One of the more memorable Monokuma Theatre segments had Monokuma saying "Monokuma Theatre, brought to you by Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.", before transitioning to a full 3D animation of Sakura battling an army with two massive clubs, before preparing to face off against a giant Monokuma, only for the game to tell you that Sakura's Revenge has been cancelled. Nowhere else in the game is this kind of animation used.
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