Danganronpa: Despair Days is a post-based Tumblr Roleplay set in an alternate universe inspired by the original Danganronpa series. In a world where the events of The Most Despair-Inducing Incident in the History of Mankind never occurred, twenty one Super High-School Level Students find themselves separated from the rest of their classmates and stranded on Black Smoke Islandnote , an abandoned and isolated floating fortress inspired by the real-life Hashima Island. Forced into a cruel Game of Mutual Killing at the paws of the devious Monobear, these students must face off against their biggest threat to survival, each other, all while trying to uncover the identity of the Mastermind who put them there.
Despair Days features original settings, students and NPC characters to help drive the story of the game along, as well as original art and media done in the Danganronpa style.
The game is scheduled to have approximately eight to nine chapters and is estimated to begin sometime in mid-July 2015.
Tropes featured in Despair Days include:
- Alliterative Name: Danganronpa: Despair Days.
- A Student Body Divided
- Anyone Can Die
- Class Trip: Reportedly the reason why the class has ended up on Black Smoke Island.
- Children Forced to Kill
- Deserted Island: Black Smoke Island. Subverted in that the island bears some level of industrialization and infrastructure, just like its inspiration of Hashima Island. However — also like its basis — it has been abandoned by Japanese civilization for years and is regarded as a historical landmark.
- Evidence Scavenger Hunt
- Fair Play Whodunit
- Kangaroo Court
- You All Meet on an Island