Summary: School life before mutual killing. (Set pre-series, major spoilers.)
Comments: If you're not feeling depressed yet about the fact a class of close friends had their memories wiped before being forced to kill each other in pursuit of a futile goal, then this Happy Flashback fic will sort that out.
Summary: A few moments that, in another life, might have led to friendship. The countdown to the end of the world has begun.
Comments: A fascinating speculative look at the pre-series relationships of a character who doesn't get much time to shine in the game itself. Really in-character, really melancholy, really despair-inducing.
Summary: Mondo Oowada gives a practical lesson on the differences between 'I killed', 'I ended up killing', and 'I tried to kill but failed miserably'. It is, unsurprisingly, a rather unpleasant experience for everyone involved.
Comments: Quite in-character, and all in all an interesting view into Togami's head.
Summary: AU fic, Rational!Naegi-SDR 2 not included. This story explores two questions: What if Naegi hadn't just been the SDHS luckster, and what if he had been able to send himself a message before Despair's attack. Possible ships: MN/KK, MN/MI. The update pace for the fic may slow. Also, first fic, so expect a certain...lack of polish. Please review! Current arc: 1(16 students left alive)
Comments: A very well written story exploring an interesting concept. The changes so far have all been justified, and make the audience wonder what else will change later on.
Summary: Sadako Maeda thought that she was the luckiest girl in Japan when she won a lottery that admitted her to Hope's Peak Academy - 4 times! Her classmates are among the most famous and talented youth in Japan, and Sadako can barely contain her excitement. But when they wake up in a boarded up school run by a sadistic teddybear, they are given two options: stay forever, or murder each other for a chance to escape! Who will break under the pressure first?
Summary: The Most Despair-Inducing Incident in the History of Mankind...it only makes sense that such a catastrophic event would spread to the other side of the world. While Naegi and company fought their battles, a new story unfolded at St. Fortuna's University for the Naturally Gifted. A story filled with pain, grief, and a very fleeting amount of hope. This is that story.
An Elsewhere Fic (Original Characters and Original Setting...except Monobear) that takes place in the US, so far there are 13 chapters, has some art posted in the author's DA account, and except for some Mythology Gags contains little to no spoilers of the series.
Summary: Sixteen All-Star students from the American equivalent of Hope's Peak Academy, Success Summit, are forced by Monobear into a game of Mutual Killing in the Mall of Monomerica. (Be warned of massive spoilers for the first two games in the final chapter)
The story is told in similar style to the games, divided into six cases/chapters which are further seperated into free-time/exploration , investigation periods, and then a class-trial/execution.
Comments: A very enjoyable (and, at over two-hundred thousand words, lengthy) fic. The story is alternatingly told from all sixteen students perspective, giving them each time to develop. The full story is available on tumblr, but is unedited. An edited version is currently being released piece-meal on archiveofyourown 3-4 times a week. Official character portraits can be found through a link on tumblr or embedded in the first chapter of the edited version.
Summary: Some time after the happenings of the School Life of Mutual Killing, sixteen graduates of Hope's Peak are called by the Future Foundation under the pretense of appointing them to help restore the world. Akane Ogata, ex-Super High School Level Chemist, along with other fifteen, are locked into an underground shelter, under the ruling of the loathed Monobear and the threat of eventually starving to death if they don't kill somebody and don't get caught.
Comments: Although the story had a slow start in terms of characterization (as one may notice some traits just disappear in later chapters without explanation), once the author got the grasp of each character the story really got better. It also includes illustrations about the characters. Contains an important spoiler in first paragraph
Summary: A Dangan Ronpa fan story starring sixteen original characters stuck in the Kamakura History Museum, written in the format of a game script. Readers will have the opportunity to choose who the main character spends their free time with and trial puzzles will given in a way that allows for the readers to solve the puzzles themselves.
Comments: Characters are very well made with the quirky personalities you would expect to find in the original series. Clever murder mysteries and puzzles well thought out. Readers can vote for character Free Time. Contains some spoilers from the original games.
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.8140km by Jinjojess
Spoilers & Explicit yuri content in the last chapter & Violence
Recommended by: parucafe
Pairing: Enoshima Junko/Ikusaba Mukuro
Summary: What happens when SHSL Zetsubou's oldest and dearest member defects from the cause?
Basically, in an AU where Junko and Mukuro aren't killed by the remaining students at Hope's Peak Academy, Ultimate Despair runs the world. Mukuro, tired of her twin sister, has an argument with her and runaways. As the Ultimate Soldier, you wouldn't expect her to fall into the trap set by Naegi's clique. And you wouldn't expect that she'd be so willing to rid the despair off Junko's head and have her sister normal again.
Jesus Christ, please read this, it's awesome. Also, features the crew of Super Danganronpa 2, since most of its cast were Ultimate Despair too. It has a battle between Ikusaba and Pekoyama, do I need to say more?