Danganronpa: Infinite Despair (DR: ID for short) is an ongoing Danganronpa fan series created by PM-Studio in 2019. Infinite Despair is updated regularly on the series' Wordpress blog, which can be found here. The series also has an official Instagram account that posts every time the blog updates, as well as teasing certain parts of the story.
Amaya Kakisu, the Ultimate Journalist, has been invited by the prestigious Hope's Peak Academy to take part in a two-week boat trip from Japan to America and back along with 15 other Ultimates as an orientation before she starts her school year.
Things go awry, however, as soon as she gets knocked out cold on her way to the boat. She soon awakens inside a cabinet and after she pushes herself out of it does she realize that she's not alone, as a girl was right outside where she woke up in. That girl introduces herself as Sayuri Ochano, the Ultimate Barista. They team up, and decide to explore the area as well as meet the 14 other Ultimates, although the pair couldn't find the last one.
As soon as introductions were finished, they were promptly introduced to the captain of the ship, Mononeko, a robot whose design was akin to a ragdoll cat. Mononeko explains to the students the classic Danganronpa premise of a killing game. They are trapped in the SS Dust Stir for life. The only way to escape is to murder someone and get away with it in a class trial.
Despite the protests of the students, they have no choice but to play Mononeko's sick and twisted game.
Tropes in Danganronpa: Infinite Despair include the following:
- Anyone Can Die : As a story based on Danganronpa, its unsurprising that Infinite Despair follows this trope.
- Data Pad: All the students receive a thing called an E-Book, which is the equivalent to the E-Handbooks from the original franchise.
- Gender-Equal Ensemble: 8 boys and 8 girls.
- Recruiters Always Lie: The passengers got a letter saying that they were going on a cruise sponsored by Hopes Peak Academy that ended up being a killing game.
- Written Sound Effect: Many sound effects are written out and displayed in green text.