History YMMV / DanganRonpa

19th Oct '17 11:10:50 PM Animeking1108
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** Out of all the students, Kiyotaka gets the most love due to his {{Adorkable}} qualities, his [[LargeHam hamminess]], being one of the nicest characters in the game (they don't call him the "Ultimate Moral Compass" for nothing), and for his Woobie moments.

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** Out of all the students, Kiyotaka gets the most love due to his {{Adorkable}} qualities, his [[LargeHam hamminess]], being one of the nicest characters in the game (they don't call him the "Ultimate Moral Compass" for nothing), , his OddFriendship with Mondo, his NerdsAreSexy appeal, and for his Woobie moments.


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** Kiyotaka is also often paired with [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2 Peko]], despite her canon interest in Fuyuhiko. This is because of their shared interest in Kendo. This is helped by [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/danganronpa/images/4/46/Danganronpa_Reload_official_art_Ishimaru_and_Pekoyama.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140820103715 official artwork of them practicing together]].
18th Oct '17 10:17:25 AM ThatGuyFromUAE
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** Before every trial, Makoto delivers a ''ridiculously'' overblown soliloquy:

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** Before In the fan translation, before every trial, Makoto delivers a ''ridiculously'' overblown soliloquy:
13th Oct '17 11:35:45 PM KEEP_IN
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** The English localization has the characters refer to each other using either their first names or nicknames (Hina for Aoi, Taka for Kiyotaka, etc.) It's a strange decision at first, since in Japan people usually refer to each other by their last names unless they're close friends or family, but this change was for good reason as determining one of the clues for Chapter 3's trial is entirely dependent on knowing how a certain character refers to the others. Hifumi Yamada refers to his classmates only using their last name in a formal matter in both languages, and this fact is important in determining that Yasuhiro is Celeste. In English, this clue wouldn't translate very well unless the player was aware of how Japanese culture worked. So the most logical change would be having the other characters refer to each other by their first name or a nickname like they would do in English (for example, Naegi is called "Makoto", while Asahina is called "Hina"), that way Hifumi's mannerisms would stand out more.
** Some would argue that the Project Zetsubou translation's {{Woolseyism}} was handled better, as it not only maintained the "last name" convention of the original, but also kept the clue intact (not to mention that they had to use the Japanese voice clips from the game, meaning that they were more restricted in their workaround). They simply had Hifumi always refer to people by their full names, and the clue was about what order he said the names in.

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** The English NISA localization has the characters refer to each other using either their first names or nicknames (Hina for Aoi, Taka for Kiyotaka, etc.) It's a strange decision at first, since in Japan people usually refer to each other by their last names unless they're close friends or family, but this change was for good reason as determining one of the clues for Chapter 3's trial is entirely dependent on knowing how a certain character refers to the others. Hifumi Yamada refers to his classmates only using their last name in a formal matter in both languages, and this fact is important in determining that Yasuhiro is Celeste. In English, this clue wouldn't translate very well unless the player was aware of how Japanese culture worked. So the most logical change would be having the other characters refer to each other by their first name or a nickname like they would do in English (for example, Naegi is called "Makoto", while Asahina is called "Hina"), that way Hifumi's mannerisms would stand out more.
** *** Some would argue that the Project Zetsubou translation's {{Woolseyism}} was handled better, as it not only maintained the "last name" convention of the original, but also kept the clue intact (not to mention that they had to use the Japanese voice clips from the game, meaning that they were more restricted in their workaround). They simply had Hifumi always refer to people by their full names, and the clue was about what order he said the names in.
13th Oct '17 11:33:23 PM KEEP_IN
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** Despite what some fans may think, there ''is'' a reason why "Genocider Syo" was localized as "Genocide Jack" in the official English Adaptation. When Syo is first mentioned, the player is supposed to believe that they are male, mainly because "Syo" is more commonly used as a male's name in Japan. As a result, the revelation that Toko's split personality is Syo is more surprising. This joke, for lack of a better term, cannot work in English because most western players don't realize that "Syo" is more commonly a boy's name. So in order to preserve it, Syo was localized as Jack which not only works in tricking the player, but is also a nice homage to a real infamous serial killer, Jack the Ripper.

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** Despite what some fans may think, there ''is'' a reason why "Genocider Syo" was localized as "Genocide Jack" in the official English Adaptation. When Syo is first mentioned, the player is supposed to believe that they are male, mainly because "Syo" is more commonly used as a male's name in Japan. As a result, the revelation that Toko's split personality is Syo is more surprising. This joke, for lack of a better term, cannot work in English because most "Syo" may not sound like a masculine name to western players don't realize that "Syo" is more commonly a boy's name.who have never seen the name before. So in order to preserve it, Syo was localized as Jack which not only works in tricking the player, but is also a nice homage to a real infamous serial killer, Jack the Ripper.
11th Oct '17 2:28:36 PM Isaac_Heller
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** Some of the readers believe that Celeste's motive made her too one-dimensional, but others believe that was precisely the point - the motive of the chapter was simple cash and some people in real life ''do'' murder simply for that. Her case also serves as a contrast towards the other murderers - some are sympathetic, some aren't, which some people find realistic, as not all real-life murderers can exactly be portrayed sympathetic. Fortunately, the manga gives hints or AlternateCharacterInterpretation on how her motivation came to be and slightly made her into a JerkassWoobie instead. Unfortunately, the canonity of the manga isn't clear as of yet.

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** Some of the readers believe that Celeste's motive made her too one-dimensional, but others believe that was precisely the point - the motive of the chapter was simple cash and some people in real life ''do'' murder simply for that. Her case also serves as a contrast towards the other murderers - some are sympathetic, some aren't, which some people find realistic, as not all real-life murderers can exactly be portrayed sympathetic. Fortunately, the manga gives hints or AlternateCharacterInterpretation on how her motivation came to be and slightly made her into a JerkassWoobie instead. Unfortunately, the canonity of the manga isn't clear as of yet.yet, although the official AU "School Mode" seems to run with this characterization through a DefrostingIceQueen arc.
8th Oct '17 11:47:39 AM Animeking1108
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** Memory Truth Bullets were a frequent source of annoyance, especially to first-time players. More often than not, even if the player knew the answer, they still had to sit through a Nonstop Debate at least twice. They were thankfully not used as frequently in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' and were removed altogether in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3.''
4th Oct '17 10:00:32 PM infernape612
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** The fifth class trial can be this considering where the mastermind went on to put Naegi and Kyoto against each other causing Naegi to be nearly executed only to be saved by Alter Ego where in Anime/DanganRonpa3, [[spoiler: Kyoko's forbidden action played on this as she couldn't let Naegi live past the fourth sleeping phrase forcing one of them to actually die this time. Sure she survived in the aftermath of Side:HOPE but that doesn't make this any less harsh.]]

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** The fifth class trial can be this considering where the mastermind went on to put Naegi and Kyoto against each other causing Naegi to be nearly executed only to be saved by Alter Ego where in Anime/DanganRonpa3, ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', [[spoiler: Kyoko's forbidden action played on this as she couldn't let Naegi live past the fourth sleeping phrase forcing one of them to actually die this time. Sure she survived in the aftermath of Side:HOPE but that doesn't make this any less harsh.]]



** The Mastermind aka [[spoiler:the real Junko]] ruined the lives of many people and for what reason? [[ForTheEvulz She flat out admits that she doesn't have one]].

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** The Mastermind aka [[spoiler:the real Junko]] Junko Enoshima ruined the lives of many people and for what reason? [[ForTheEvulz She flat out admits that she doesn't have one]].



* ToughActToFollow: 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 regarded as being a perfect mix of [[AxCrazy threateningly crazy]] and [[LargeHam gut-bustingly hilarious]] while still coming 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]], creating a lot of speculation that [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 the second game]] only exacerbated (ironically, when ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' finally decided to reveal [[CompleteMonster the full extent of her cruelty]], 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--of them, only Monaca and Izuru receive any acclaim, the former for being [[HateSink just as memorable for entirely different reasons]] and the latter for his characterization, but Monaca is crippled by her arc's conclusion in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', which many fans found unsatisfying, and Izuru isn't really considered evil enough to be a ''true'' villain. Meanwhile [[spoiler: Tengan, Mitarai and Tsumugi]] are outright ''hated'' for a laundry list of characterization issues that damage their credibility as antagonists.

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* ToughActToFollow: 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 regarded as being a perfect mix of [[AxCrazy threateningly crazy]] and [[LargeHam gut-bustingly hilarious]] while still coming 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]], creating a lot of speculation that [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 the second game]] only exacerbated (ironically, when ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' finally decided to reveal [[CompleteMonster the full extent of her cruelty]], 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--of them, only Monaca and Izuru receive any acclaim, the former for being [[HateSink just as memorable for entirely different reasons]] and the latter for his characterization, but Monaca is crippled by her arc's conclusion in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', which many fans found unsatisfying, and Izuru isn't really considered evil enough to be a ''true'' villain. Meanwhile [[spoiler: [[spoiler:[[Anime/DanganRonpa3 Tengan, Mitarai Mitarai]], and Tsumugi]] [[VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 Tsumugi]]]] are outright ''hated'' for a laundry list of characterization issues that damage their credibility as antagonists.
4th Oct '17 2:05:08 PM Shintear
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**** Later entries in the series lampshade this; the idea that the students of Hope's Peak Academy are explicitly characterized by their talents while discarding who they are as people by others is brought up by several characters.
1st Oct '17 8:21:33 PM Animeking1108
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*** It might not be as stupid if [[FridgeBrilliance you really think about it]]. Byakuya would have just brushed her off, Kiyotaka would have been too prudish to accept her offer, Mondo and Yasuhiro were both bigger and than Leon, Hifumi has openly expressed multiple times that he only accepts fictional girls, and she didn't live long enough to know Chihiro's true gender. When you get right down to it, Leon was her only choice.

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*** It might not be as stupid if [[FridgeBrilliance you really think about it]]. Byakuya would have just brushed her off, Kiyotaka would have been too prudish to accept her offer, Mondo and Yasuhiro were both bigger and than Leon, Hifumi has openly expressed multiple times that he only accepts fictional girls, and she didn't live long enough to know Chihiro's true gender. When you get right down to it, Leon was her only choice.
1st Oct '17 8:19:02 PM Animeking1108
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*** It might not be as stupid if [[FridgeBrilliance you really think about it]]. Byakuya would have just brushed her off, Kiyotaka would have been too prudish to accept her offer, Mondo and Yasuhiro were both bigger and than Leon, Hifumi has openly expressed multiple times that he only accepts fictional girls, and she didn't live long enough to know Chihiro's true gender. When you get right down to it, Leon was her only choice.
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