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Hyper Danganronpa is a Danganronpa fanfic written by Kittymonk (Kitmo the Kittymonk. While it began development in December of 2015, it was not completed until July 2017 and underwent intense editing until its prologue was posted to Archive Of Our Own on May 21st, 2018. The story can be found here.

The story stars Yuuta Teshima, a young man who, after dreaming of a long bus ride up a steep mountain, woke up in the mysterious Hiroishiya Rehabilitation Center. After learning that he—along with the fifteen other teens staying at Hiroishiya—was invited to an ultimate academy that he knew very little about with the illustrious title of SHSL Reformer, Monokuma arrives to announce his intentions to begin a killing game on Hiroishiya's grounds. His goal is to indoctrinate the ultimate students into a future in service of despair using a mutual killing game. From thereon, Teshima and his classmates must try their best to resist Monokuma's despair and search for the secret underlying Hiroishiya's foundation.

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Additional content related to the fic such as character bios, editorials, and development history can be found here on Kittymonk's personal blog or on her Tumblr blog here.


Hyper Danganronpa contains examples of:

  • Artificial Limbs Are Stronger: Mitsukuri's robotic arm is frequently suggested to make her stronger, though we only really see this when it comes to punches and the sort because it's, well, made out of metal.
  • Asshole Victim: Chapter 1's victim was killed because of the murder plot they cooked up in order to kill the person who received their secret from Monokuma. It doesn't help that he also happened to be one of the top-ranking hitmen in Japan.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Haruki Hano, who was secretly one of the top-ranking hitmen in Japan...even if he didn't try very hard to hide his mean side.
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  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Ootomo's entire character is based around this concept; she acts different depending on who she's with and only acts like her real, bratty self around other girls.
  • Closet Otaku: Kajiwara's deepest, darkest secret is that she likes to dress up and roleplay as Manta Nekamoga, the main character of the Show Within a Show shoujo anime Manta Sea Mania.
  • Confusing Multiple Negatives: Seen in this exchange where Hano tries to convince Ebina to leave her seat against Kajiwara's orders:
    Hano: “If [Kajiwara] didn’t say it, then that means that you can do it since she didn’t tell you not to. If she didn’t want you to move, she would’ve said ‘I don’t want to not tell you not to move.’ Isn’t that right?”
    Ebina: "But standing up contradicts the very act of sitting down! I would be disobeying her orders if I did anything different."
    Hano: "Then couldn’t she have said ‘sit down, but don’t think that not sitting isn’t a bad idea’?"
    Hano: “I’m not sure, can’t you not? Isn’t that what Kajiwara-san didn’t say?”
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  • The Ditz: Tajima, according to Nonaka, has the memory and intellect of 'a half-dead goldfish'—which can best be seen when he forgets Teshima's name within five minutes of first hearing it.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Futabatei's analysis of Hano's psyche near the end of the prologue seems to suggest that Hano only became so sarcastic and smarmy after enduring years of torment over the course of his junior high school career.
  • Exact Words: This is the extent to which Ebina follows Kajiwara's orders, even if Kajiwara never intended to boss Ebina around in the first place. This is especially evident when Kajiwara asks Ebina to 'stay inside' and 'make sure nobody does anything dangerous'—because Kajiwara never specified that she was allowed to move, Ebina continued standing sentry in front of the door leading outside until Kajiwara gave her permission to act freely again.
  • Genki Girl: Both Shimizu and Mitsukuri would easily apply; Shimizu spends most of her introduction doing tricks and attempting to climb an electric fence and Mitsukuri spends hers striking anime poses and raving about how cool her robotic arm is.
  • Grievous Bottley Harm: A specially-prepared wine bottle is used as a weapon in one chapter.
  • Hate at First Sight: Igarashi's first interaction with Teshima sees him berating Teshima for his poor manners, stuttering, and uselessness—and this hatred doesn't lessen at all throughout the prologue.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Hano prepared a special murder weapon and devised a complicated plan involving blackmail and a secret door connecting the wine cellar to the kitchen cellar in order to kill Futabatei, but she managed to wrench the weapon out of his hands and kill him with it.
  • The Klutz: The prologue alone sees poor Gentle Giant Shuuji Uehara bumping his elbow against something, bumping his hip into a table, and getting karate chopped over the head by Mitsukuri's metal arm. He's so clumsy that he's even wearing a bandage on the bridge of his nose in his official art.
  • Master Actor: A large part of Ootomo's character thus far involves her manipulating men using her knowledge about matchmaking in order to benefit her somehow, whether that involves washing an apple for her or pitting two boys against each other for seemingly no reason.
  • Only in It for the Money: According to his introduction, Erizawa only dresses like a Meido in order to trick men into paying him more with the assumption that he's a cute teenage girl.
  • Shipper on Deck: Fujita's most annoying character trait. Ootomo's entire title is based around matchmaking, though, so a special mention should be given to her.
  • Schmuck Bait: According to his bio, Hano is best known for "getting into dangerous situations, laughing, and saying, 'It’s not so bad! Here, try it!'"
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: The first victim's death came as a big shock In-Universe, as they were found relatively quickly after they were killed in a strange location that they shouldn't have had access to.
  • This Loser Is You: Yuuta Teshima, our protagonist, seems to be the only normal person in Hiroishiya...but this comes at the cost of his problems interacting and relating to his fellow students as he can usually be found stumbling his way through every conversation he shares with them.
  • Too Happy to Live: Futabatei. Being that they were the only character that was consistently optimistic throughout the prologue and the first chapter, it was becoming pretty clear that they'd get the axe pretty soon.
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