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Demo

  • The demo in itself is a Mythology Gag for many things that happen in the first game and its demo:
    • Kaede waking up in the classroom at the beginning, much like Makoto at the beginning of his game.
    • Yasuhiro ends up as the victim, murdered in the protagonists' bathroom, with a kitchen knife, much like he was in the first game's demo. He gets better, though.
      • The demo even has two rooms to explore that aren't even in the full game as a part of the investigation; the dorm room's bathroom and the kitchen attached to the dining hall.
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    • At the end of the investigation, the students proceed through a red door much like the one at the entrance of the trial grounds in the first game.
    • Kaede recites Makoto's internal pre-trial monologue before the trial begins.
    • The first non-stop debate is almost exactly the same as the first non-stop debate from the first game's first trial, and also has the same solution.
    • And to top it all off, examining Monokuma's letter at the start of the demo lampshades all of this by saying, "Deja vu! I've just been in this place before".
  • Late in the trial, when Monosuke talks about how a literal non-stop debate would be boring, Monokid responds with "Hell yeah! We'd have to rip and tear into your huge guts just to make it entertaining!".

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

  • When opening up all of the areas, Tsumugi says that Gonta should wear a tuxedo and a mask.
  • Before seeing the motive, Kokichi asks Gonta if the Collosal Insect is on the other side of the wall.
  • The motive given in this chapter, The Necronomicon, was originally created by H. P. Lovecraft, and it looks like Grimoire Noir from Nier.
  • During the third class trial Miu references South Park by saying Shuichi should 'At least let me look pretty before you decide to fuck me'.
  • Korekiyo's execution is based on the execution of Goemon who was a famous samurai in some legends because he stole gold for the poor, as he was boiled to death after he was caught; this fits Korekiyo's Ultimate talent as this type of folklore is the sort of thing he studies.

Chapter 4

  • Around the first part of the chapter, Monotaro's memory starts to get worse, so Monophanie tries to correct it with a solid whack to the noggin with a frying pan. It just causes him to quote Portgas D. Ace.
  • One of the items used to unlock the next floor of the school is the Octobrush.
  • The helmets used for entering the Virtual World look remarkably similar to the PlayStation 4's VR headsets.
  • The Virtual World references The Matrix, as the characters put a cable on their head (in this case, helmet) to log-in and have to use a phone to log-out.
  • The Virtual World is called the Neo World Program.
  • Monokuma regains his motivation by comparing something pointed out in the trial to Sonic the Hedgehog. The Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter responded to this.
    Monokuma: "Just like that hedgehog who loses all his rings whenever he crashes into stuff... I... I hate that guy and his worldwide fame and his stupid games and... I! Hate! That! Hedgehog!
  • Himiko drops another shout-out to Harry Potter during the trial:
    Himiko: One hundred house points- no, Himiko points- to Shuichi.

Chapter 5

  • One of the Monokuma Theaters in this chapter makes a strange and indirect reference to Persona 5. Monokuma informs you about how voices are processed and transmitted over a phone and that all snow cones flavors are actually the same flavor with different aromas and food coloring. Both of these are trivia questions asked during school in Persona 5.
  • In the class trial, Monokuma says the following, referencing Doraemon:
    Monokuma: Did they get that from the warehouse too? Geez, that place is like a 4D pocket.

Chapter 6

  • K1-B0's Arm Cannon might be a reference to Mega Man as it is quite similar to his Blaster.
  • D.I.C.E. (aka Kokichi's organization) could be a reference to the animated television series D.I.C.E. (DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises), in which the main characters are an organization run by children, specifically orphans. The series includes a villainous B-DICE organization, which tries to discredit DICE by posing as DICE members, and has a clown and poker motif.
  • Motherkuma is an Expy of Mother Brain.
  • While investigating in chapter 6, Himiko says the following to K1-B0, referencing Pinocchio:
    Himiko: You saved us Keebo, now I'll use my magic to turn you into a real boy-
  • Before the class trial, Tsumugi says the following, referencing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    Tsumugi: When someone says 'please' so strongly, I always want to respond with 'But I refuse'.
    • After that, K1-B0 uses his zoom vision, which is very similar to a scouter, problably being a Dragon Ball reference.
  • In the class trial, Monotaro yells out "One truth prevails!"
  • The logos for the previous seasons, Final Danganronpa 5, Dream Danganronpa 6, Shin Danganronpa 7, The Return of Danganronpa 8, Miracle Danganronpa 9, and Anniversary Danganronpa 10 are styled almost exactly like the logos for Final Fantasy VII (right down to the green meteor behind the text), Your Name, Shin Godzilla, Return of Ultraman, Mobile Suit Gundam, and Doraemon respectively.

Free Time Events

Bonus Modes

Trophies

  • "Harmony's Last Reward" makes reference to "Virtue's Last Reward", the second game in the Zero Escape series, also made by Spike Chunsoft.
  • "True Discipline Come From Within" appears to be a reference to an episode of South Park.
  • "Bond. True Bond." is an homage to the legendary James Bond catchphrase.
  • "You Need To Diversify Yo Bonds" is a reference to the Dave Chappelle skit "Wu-Tang Financial".
  • "Just According to Ronpa" is a reference to a Death Note fansub's "just according to keikaku" line.
  • "Reach Out and Touch Wraith" is a reference to the song "Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode.
  • "The Truth Is Out There" refers to Agent Mulder's catchphrase on The X-Files.
  • The achievements "So What's Wrong With Taking The Back Streets?" and "You'll Never Know If You Don't Go" are verbatim lines from the song "All Star" by Smash Mouth.
  • "Giving It Up at The Hotel Kumasutra" is a play-on the chorus of "Hotel California" by The Eagles, in addition to using the Love Hotel's "Kuma" pun on the Kama Sutra.
  • "Casino Royale With Cheese" references both James Bond AND Pulp Fiction.
  • "That's All, Folks!" is a direct reference to Porky Pig's catchphrase said during end cards of old Looney Tunes cartoons.

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