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Due to its nature as a Danganronpa Fan Game and a sequel to Danganronpa Another ~ Another Despair Academy ~, this page contains marked and unmarked spoilers for major plot points of both. You Have Been Warned!

Super Danganronpa Another 2 ~ The Moon of Hope and Sun of Despair ~, more known as simply Super Danganronpa Another 2 or SDRA2, is a fan game created by the Korean game developer LINUJ (린유즈). It is a sequel to his previous game Danganronpa Another ~ Another Despair Academy ~. The game is now complete as of January 10, 2020 and has six playable chapters along with a prologue and epilogue.

There are two YouTube channels who are progressing the series along with LINUJ with English translations. The first is Johnny Youngster who subbed the original version. The second is OfficialSDRA2 EngDub who is currently working on an English dub for the game with LINUJ's permission. As of March 13, 2022, the prologue and chapters 1 and 2 have been fully translated with English dubbing while the full subbed version can be downloaded here.

Tropes in Super Danganronpa Another 2 include:

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  • Absence of Evidence: The missing torso in Case Three.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: During chapter four, control shifts to Hashimoto just before the body discovery of that chapter. Control shifts back to Sora at the start of the second half of the trial.
  • Animation Bump: The art style of the sprites along with the animation for the executions and trial cases are a lot smoother compared to the original.
  • Back for the Finale: For Chapter 6, we get the return of the Kisaragi Foundation agents Rei Mekaru, Tsurugi Kinjo, Ryutaro Maki, Midori Yamaguchi, Keisuke Iranami, and Minako Tomori.
  • Birds of a Feather:
    • Hajime and Shinji become fast friends because of their dedication to health and fitness.
    • Iroha seems to be this with Teruya when the two discuss their appreciation for rainbows.
    • In his free time events, Teruya and Sora bond over the fact that they both have amnesia.
  • Bittersweet Ending: On the upside, Alter ego Mikado is dead and his plan to obtain Divine Luck has been stopped, and at least four survivors make it out of the virtual world, with the seemingly personality implanted Yuki in Sora's body now the presumed new holder of Divine Luck. On the downside, Sora has to sacrifice everything to make it possible with herself and Utsuro potentially remaining in the shut-down virtual world; the victims of the virtual world killing game still died, including Teruya, who Tsurugi was more or less okay with sacrificing for the sake of the mission, which has resulted in a huge schism in the Kisaragi Foundation. In addition, Syobai and Iroha are now on the run as wanted criminals.
  • Black Comedy: The Void Theater Segments, where the currently dead members of Void chat in the forms they ended up dying in. So far, we have:
  • Bloodier and Gorier: Both the murders and the executions in this fan game are quite brutal, with some of them being even more brutal than the deaths seen in the canon Danganronpa installments.
  • Bootstrapped Leitmotif:
  • Breaking Old Trends: This fangame is notorious for breaking familiar tropes from the canon games and creating impressive milestones.
    • "There's no Danganronpa without Monokuma!" Except not this time, as Monocrow takes on the role that Monokuma typically plays.
    • The cast does not include an Ambiguously Brown girl (it is instead a boy).
    • Instead of one traitor in the group, there is now a total of four traitors who are aligned with Void, and the mastermind's identity is revealed right at the start.
    • This even extends to several Free Time Events.
      • Yuri will accept any present Sora gives to him, no matter how awkward may it be.
      • For Syobai's FTEs, Sora needs to pay him 1,000 Monocoins for each session. Also, his pixel sprite is shown with an annoyed expression after completing each event.
      • The Otonokoji twins share the same Free Time Events, making it a first where the protagonist interacts with two people during an FTE session.
      • After completing an FTE with Mikado, Sora's pixel sprite is seen with an annoyed expression.Furthermore, his FTE is not about becoming friends but prying information since he's the mastermind. It's also unique that it only has one event to finish FTE, and he doesn't give Sora any skill.
    • The first murder features the victim being killed right in front of the protagonist.
    • In Chapter 3, there are actually two killers who went after a single victim. Monocrow even lampshades how this is the first time in DR history where two people have become the blackened at the same time.
    • In the fourth case, a person gets executed not for murder, (since this chapter's victim committed suicide) but for breaking school rules.
    • For the fifth trial, the remaining students end up choosing the wrong culprit and are subjected to a mass execution.
  • Bust-Contrast Duo: The Otonokoji twins. Hibiki is less endowed than Kanade. Hibiki acts as the dominant half, bullying her sister regularly. Kanade is a submissive Nice Girl who loves her sister dearly. In reality, while they still fit the trope, their personalities are completely different. Considering Kanade is a psychopathic Serial Killer, Hibiki is a saint by comparison.
  • Call-Back: There are a lot of similarities between this series and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, its predecessor Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, and a bit of its successor Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.
    • Yuki meeting an unconscious Sora on a sunny beach, who has no memory of their talent or how they got there, is similar to how Nagito first met Hajime.
    • The story also takes place in a deserted island similar to Jabberwock Island.
    • Hibiki and Kanade's dynamic functions a lot like Hiyoko and Mikan respectively. Hibiki is presented as bratty, agitated and mean-spirited especially towards Kanade who is more submissive and apologizes for everything. This even extends to Chapter 3 where the bratty girl becomes a 'victim' to the submissive girl's dark side.
    • One of the students is a survivor from a previous killing game, just like in Killing Harmony. And just like in Killing Harmony, he does not survive this killing game.
    • A dinner party is held in the first chapter as a way to liven the spirits of the students.
    • Later on, a concert showcasing the students with performance themed talents is held to boost the group's morale.
    • One of the main locations that are visited is an Amusement Park.
    • For the third murder case, the main killer had an accomplice who helped them carry out a murder, similar to Celestia and Hifumi.
      • The third murder case also possesses quite a few similarities to the fourth murder case of Killing Harmony due to both cases having the culprit not remembering they have committed the murder, into which they were manipulated by one of the most depraved cast members who revels in their despair and anguish all the way through the trial. Both cases also include the culprit's left-handedness as a major clue.
      • Just like in the first game, one of the killers in the third chapter uses a shocker to knock the victim out before killing her.
    • And in the fourth case, the Big Hearted Muscle character ends up being attacked by multiple people leading to them committing suicide to save their friends from execution, similar to Sakura from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
    • While the circumstances are different, the fourth chapters of both this game and its predecessor DRA both had someone lose a hand due to trying to fire a jammed gun.
    • Both the fourth chapter of this game and the second chapter of the first game see a female character attempting to finish off the would-be victim to save another student. The only difference is that the latter was successful.
    • There's also the big reveal that the killing game is taking place in a virtual world.
    • While investigating an AV Room, Sora finds an old interview tape featuring a much older Yuri Kagarin. This is similar to how Hajime Hinata found a photograph of a much older Hiyoko Saionji during the last chapter.
    • Just like with Kaito and Shuichi, Yoruko starts to avoid Sora after their falling out at the end of the fourth trial. And just like with the boys, they're able to talk out their issues during Chapter 5 and reconfirm their friendship.
    • While discussing with Sora and Yoruko about the virtual world, Yuki worries that everything about their personalities, backstories and talents are all just fabricated for someone's entertainment. Yoruko comments that it sounds like a farfetched possibility.
    • The female lead is eventually revealed to be an Artificial Intelligence based on a dead person, just like Chiaki Nanami in the second Danganronpa game.
    • The Darkest Hour of the final trial involves the protagonist retreating from the trial to live in a time where all their friends are happy and free. Thankfully, a female student who had a close relationship to the protagonist (Akane) is able to talk them out of living in cowardice.
    • The ending is similar to Danganronpa Another where the main female lead and Utsuro stay behind to die in the the crumbling trial grounds while the survivors escape.
    • With a dash of History Repeats, remember how in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School where Future Foundation becomes split over Makoto's actions? The same thing starts to happen when the Kisaragi Foundation becomes split over Tsurugi's misdeeds during the events of the story.
  • Cartesian Karma: In Chapter 3, Hibiki is still executed as a culprit, despite being brainwashed by Kanade into killing Setsuka. Come Chapter 4, Sora attempts to invoke this by using the unconscious Nikei's hand to slash Shinji's throat in hope that Nikei would be considered the murderer.
  • Casting Gag:
    • Iroha's English voice actress, InsomniaVA, also did Urara Amemiya. Both of them have seemingly art-related talents, and both even wear berets in their costume. Both are even engrossed in drawing manga (in fact, it's Urara's entire talent).
      • Also pertaining to Brave Danganronpa, both that and SDRA2 share two cast members with these talents: Actress and Journalist. Imagine Setsuka's VA with Emma's talent and Yoruko's VA with Nikei's, and you have Stella and Mitsuba.
      • Sword of Swords' roles in both SDRA2 and Brave Danganronpa are the exact opposite; the villainous mastermind Mikado for the former and the heroic protagonist Hiroto for the latter.
      • Kokoro's VA also provides the role of Ume Omori in Brave Danganronpa. Both are solitary people who usually are situated alone with the group (with Kokoro adapting this aspect during the second chapter) and have a "sixth sense" about people. The difference is that Kokoro's expertise is in a realistic field (psychology), Ume dwells in the supernatural.
    • On a more serious note, Yuki is voiced by a woman both in the original game and the english dub. This initially seems like a callback to all male Danganronpa protagonists having female voice actors in Japanese, but also could serve as a bit of foreshadowing for Chapter 6, where he permanently ends up in a woman's body.
  • Chekhov's Gun: When playing as Syobai, entering the menu will show that along with the Save, Load, and Title functions, there’s also an Administrator Code Activation function which is inaccessible. In Trial Six, he finally accesses it via the Divine Luck to override Mikado’s consciousness transfer to Akane’s body.
  • Connected All Along: In the 6th Chapter, Monocrow reveals that most of the students were selected because they had some type of relation to the students in Danganronpa Another.
    • For Yuri, his family initially hired Akane as their maid and it was her tragic life that resulted in the boy wanting to protect all women.
    • For Kokoro, she was the mother of Mikako whom she gave birth to as part of her experiments.
    • For the Otonokoji Twins, they were targeted by Kinjo who was suspecting that they (Kanade) were involved in a series of murders.
    • For Shinji, he was the one who rescued Kanata from a car crash.
    • For Yoruko, her senpai was revealed to be Minako Tomori, the mother of the Ultimate Cheerleader Kizuna.
  • Continuity Nod: In relation to the events of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Mikado is revealed to have stolen the information needed to create the Neo World Program and Alter Egos from Future Foundation which became instrumental in his agenda.
  • Cool Boat: The students live and sleep in a cruise ship when they're not exploring the island.
  • Creepy Physical: Syobai sarcastically implies this to Nikei when he tells him to strip down mid-trial to examine him for bruises that would have formed from Shinji supposedly attacking him.
  • Despair Gambit: Nikei reveals in Trial Four that the entire purpose of the game is to do this to Yuki, driving him into enough despair so that Utsuro will be awakened.
  • Downer Ending: Chapter 3 ends on a very bleak note. Firstly, Kanade, after being caught as that chapter’s culprit, burns Setsuka’s note which contained helpful information about Void, making all of her efforts All for Nothing, then Hibiki ends up being executed alongside Kanade (because she technically helped with the murder), which is exactly what the latter wanted meaning despite being executed, so she is the only character that ''actually won'' during the trial, and finally, the seemingly kindhearted and innocent Iroha is revealed to be a member of Void. As if one Bitch in Sheep's Clothing wasn’t enough…
  • Dramatic Irony: At the end of Chapter 3, Iroha is revealed to be a Void member during a conversation with Mikado, making every latter conversation about the remaining Void members a serious case of this.
  • Dying Clue: As Kokoro is trapped in a refrigerator to freeze to death, she uses some icicles to write out a message to the others about the identity of her killer.
  • Everyone Is a Suspect: After the first trial, the students are unable to trust each other with the fact that any three of them could be members of Void and could kill them without hesitation.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Mikado Sannoji, the Ultimate Wizard. His first major action is setting someone on fire.
  • Evil Versus Evil: Instead of one, there are two masterminds involved in the killing game. The first involves the mastermind controlling Monocrow and the second is Mikado, the ringleader behind Void. Subverted in chapter 6, where it is revealed that Mikado reprogrammed Monocrow, who was originally an AI designed to help people, into the killing game's mascot.
  • Fanservice: In a rare instance for a Danganronpa series, there is a scene where Sora, Iroha, and Yoruko are locked in the bathhouse... while the boys are using it.
    • Not to mention that Yuri walks right into the changing room after the girls have been kicked out. He's completely naked.
    • Just like in V3, the Argument Armament battles involve stripping the opponents, both male and female, of their rebuttals and their clothing.
  • Fan Disservice: Chapter 2 provides a nice closeup of Kokoro lying on her bed in her underwear after she's been frozen to death, with her skin turned dark blue and her hands and feet chopped off.
    • The third chapter's Argument Armament with Kanade can easily make one feel this way about it, considering both her unsettling, scary behavior throughout said trial and her revealing outfit.
  • Flat "What"
    • Hajime’s reaction to Sora asking him if he’s the one who murdered Yuri, after she narrows it down to him as the most likely culprit.
    • Nikei says this after Mikado declares, out of nowhere, that’s he’s going to be executed for breaking a previously unheard-of rule.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Since this game is a sequel to DRA, the presence of Teruya Otori and Rei Mekaru gives away the fact that they survived the past Killing Game.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • A lot of it pertaining to Kanade and her true nature.
      • In chapter one Kanade says that she likes Corpse Party when asked by Iroha about her favourite shows.
      • Kanade being rather knowledgeable about anesthesia in the first investigation. After being asked by Sora how does she know so much about that, Kanade says that she's smelled anesthetics quite a lot.
      • In general, Kanade shows a lot more experience during investigations and trials that a girl with her talent should have. It is even pointed out that she seems used to this type of situations.
    • There are two big examples that stand out in Chapter 3.
      • Sora's motive video that features her supposed loved ones shows an unusual clip of the ocean. In later chapters, we learn that Sora is the an Alter Ego based on Akane Taira and her beloved master Utsuro was last seen sinking to the bottom of the sea, as shown in the DRA end credits.
      • During the third trial, Mikado uses a specific example to explain the rule of murder. In his example, if Iroha were to stab Teruya with a knife while Mikado comes by later and finishes the job, then Mikado would be declared Teruya's true killer as he delivered the finishing blow. Guess what ends up happening in the fifth murder case.
      • At the conclusion of the third trial, Kanade reveals that she's been spending years gradually breaking Hibiki's personality down through the stress and trauma of losing her loved ones, making her into an Empty Shell. Mikado's plan is ultimately revealed to be a much more brutal and time-compressed version: using the stress and trauma of the killing game to destroy Yuki's personality and replace it with another one...
    • Mikado’s dialogue in his FTE is filled with this in regards to The Reveal in Chapter 6.
  • Greek Chorus: The Void Theater segments sometimes have the deceased Void members discussing the events of the story.
  • Halloween Episode: The 2nd Chapter can be considered this as it contains many Halloween related elements. Before the students arrive, Monocrow explains that the second island is notorious for its history of monsters and curses. There is a scene where Sora and the girls dress up as cute monsters and there is mention of a Curse of Yuki-Onna throughout the chapter. In Emma's execution, there is a shout-out to The Cabin in the Woods where the actress is torn to pieces by various horror movie monsters.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In Chapter 4, Shinji suffocates himself after causing a fire to prevent Yuki from becoming the blackened because the latter potentially mortally wounded him.
  • Hope Spot: One is presented during the third and fourth executions:
    • In Hibiki and Kanade's execution, there is a key that one of them can supposedly use to escape. Hibiki is eventually able to grab it and tries to use it to unlock the shackle around her neck. It instead triggers some sort of mechanism in the shackle that decapitates her, right in front of Kanade, who literally dies laughing about it.
    • In Nikei's execution, he escapes the "press conference" through an emergency exit. He keeps running from a crew of Monocrow's chasing him, until he finds himself on a rooftop with a helicopter flying nearby. With no other way to go, he tries to jump to the helicopter. However, in the heat of the moment, he makes the mistake of trying to grab the ladder with the hand he had just lost a few moments ago, causing him to fall.
    • A non-execution example occurs in chapter 4. After defecting from Void, Nikei reveals to the group that they're in a virtual world and that everyone who died has a high chance of turning up alive in the real world. After the fourth trial, he reveals that he was lying about the possibility of everyone being alive as a way of gaining their trust.
    • In Chapter 5, everyone left alive is relieved to see that Teruya's corpse was in fact a fake drawing. But all hopes of finding Teruya alive get lost when he is found dead for real not so long after.
  • Inverted Trope: The third chapter of this game inverts the usual formula of the Chapter 3 murders in Danganronpa games, by having one victim and two killers.
  • Jidaigeki: The island featured in Chapter 2 has a traditional Japanese theme.
  • Killed Off for Real: Unlike in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, everyone who died in the virtual world died for real, with no way to bring them back.
  • Lawful Stupid: Keisuke shows this during Chapter 6, when he attempts to arrest Yoruko for her criminal past, citing that All Crimes Are Equal to the Kisaragi Foundation. Never mind the current situation with Alter Ego!Mikado at hand.
  • Lotsa People Try to Dun It: Chapter 4's murder. First Nikei manipulates Yuki into slashing Shinji's throat with a glass shard. Then Sora slashes Shinji's throat again, using the unconscious Nikei's hand. Then Shinji commits suicide to not let his friends be executed for murdering him.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: In the 6th trial, Alter Ego!Mikado traps the survivors in their own personal fantasy worlds to keep them from interfering with his plans.
    • Sora relives the School Island Field Trip only with zero murders and everyone is genuine friends with each other. The big climax involves Yuki attempting to confess his feelings to her while their friends cheer them on.
    • Iroha is recognized as a popular manga artist and is showered with endless praise from her fellow Voids.
    • Yoruko lives in a cozy cottage and gets to hang out with her senpai Minako Tomori.
    • Yuki's fantasy involves getting to spend time with his best bro Shinji.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Iroha is the least proactive and effective member of Void and has been called out for it by her peers.
  • Mood Whiplash: In Chapter 2, Setsuka successfully convinces Hibiki, and by extension Kanade, to rejoin the main group. To celebrate, the twins give a live performance for everyone that livens their spirits. The mood takes a shift for the worse when they discover Kokoro lying on the floor unconscious.
  • Multiple Endings: Along with the one true ending, the 6th chapter gives us two alternate endings based on the player's choices.
    • During the 6th chapter, when Sora/Akane discovers that she's technically dead, the player can decide whether Akane reaches out to Utsuro or Sora. The storyline continues with Sora. But if you choose Utsuro, then the ending cuts to Tsurugi who reveals that him arriving at Mikado's base was All Just a Dream.
    • In the 6th trial, Sora ends up trapped in an alternate version of the School Island Field Trip only with no murders and everyone being alive and happy. If the player does not choose any dialogue options that relate to the events of the story, then Sora will end up trapped in her fantasy world. It's considered a Downer Ending since Alter Ego!Mikado is able to escape into the real world using her body.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • On the featured Crow Cards, the last digits of the card number are 11037.
    • During Chapter 2's Climax Reasoning portion, there is a slide that features two wigs modeled after Makoto Naegi and Ibuki Mioda.
    • When Shinji almost breaks down the door in the Tower of Babel, Mikado stops him by saying that breaking school property is "not welcome in a school enviroment".

  • Named After Somebody Famous: The main monuments featured in the islands are named after the Ultimate students from the first game.
    • In the first island, there's the Uehara Tower.
    • In the second island, there's the Kurokawa Shrine.
    • In the third island, the amusement park is named Satsuki Land.
    • In the fifth island, the city is named Higa City.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: During the Void Theater Segment of Chapter 4, Emma reveals that the living Void members are able to communicate with the deceased members via telephone. Hajime comments how they're just throwing in whatever they want.
    • In the Chapter 5 segment, Emma shouts out some magic words which summons a pen and notepad to allow Nikei to communicate with them. Despite Hajime's confusion, Emma comments how it's better not to question these things.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: During his FTEs, Syobai claims that Sora has a "darkness" to her that is similar to his.
  • Older Than They Look: Like in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, the students in the simulation have their avatars based on their teenage selves. In reality, all of them sans the Voids, Sora, and Yuki are adults. The standout example is Shinji, who's in his fifties and has teenage kids.
  • Out-Gambitted: What happens to Nikei's plan in Chapter 4. While he tries to secretly manipulate everyone to get Yuki as the culprit and ruin Mikado's plans, Mikado is able to beat him by ordering Iroha to be the next murderer, tampering with the gun, and throwing in a last-minute rule. As a result, the killing game remains on track, while Nikei ends up being executed.
  • Pose of Supplication: Nikei does this in Chapter 4 after confessing to the group that he is part of Void and begs for their forgiveness.
  • The Power of Friendship / Wrong Genre Savvy: In Chapter 2, Shinji explains to the group that he intends to be friends with everyone in hopes that those who are secretly Void members will join forces with them and turn against Mikado.
  • The Promise: The prologue begins with an Opening Monologue regarding a "broken promise," a mysterious subject that goes on to be referenced towards. In the end, this is revealed to be the promise Akane gave to Utsuro at the end of the first game, vowing that she will be by his side forever.
  • Recurring Element: Several of the characters follow various Dangan Ronpa archetypes.
    • Sora is introduced as an Ultimate ???.
    • Yuki is the generic, soft-spoken male lead and has a luck themed talent.
    • Yuri is a student who has a very low opinion towards men.
    • Hibiki is an abrasive mean girl who turns out to have more insecurities then she leads on. Later on, she turns out to be the student with a 'Tragic Past and Hella Self-Esteem Issues'.
      • Additionally, she and her twin sister are girls with music themed talents.
    • Shinji is the Big Hearted Muscle of the group.
    • Mikado is the designated 'Magical Weirdo'.
    • Syobai is a boy with a talent that involves criminal activity. And eventually, he becomes akin to the 'Solitary Protector' of the group.
    • Iroha is the Token Mini-Moe of the group.
    • Kokoro is a stoic Emotionless Girl who is very helpful during the trials.
      • Not to mention how Kokoro frequently using her tablet, along with The Reveal of her having a hand in creating the virtual world, also makes her the 'Tech Princess'.
    • Kanade is the killer of Chapter 3 who reveals a darker and more disturbing personality during the trial.
    • Three students die in Chapter 3. Unlike in the games, where there are two murders, in this, two students are executed for a single murder.
    • Emma can be considered the 'Rich Pretty Princess' thanks to her kind personality and famous background. Until it's revealed that it was all a front and that she's more akin to the 'Bitch Princess' archetype.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: A common trait featured among the members of Void sans Mikado is that their eyes turn a bloody shade of red.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Yoruko is the emotional, temperamental red to her friend Sora's stoic, blunt blue.
  • Reliably Unreliable Guns: The gun Nikei plans to use to shoot up the trial room ends up violently exploding, destroying most of his right hand. It's implied Mikado had something to do with it, as Teruya claims that it was working fine earlier.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Yuki and his friendship with Shinji.
  • ShoutOut:
    • For starters, there are Crow Cards scattered around the island for Sora and the others to collect.
    • For the concert held in Chapter 2, the twins perform one of their songs which is the opening theme for Suite Precure. Bonus points in that the girls are named after the leads of the show.
    • After the concert, Nikei says the iconic "Well excuse me princess!" line to Yoruko.
    • In the English dub of the second class trial, Syobai directly references Tabletop Game/Clue after revealing a vital piece of information.
    • While visiting Satsuki Land, Monocrow and the other students make reference to Mickey Mouse, Disneyland and Doraemon.
    • Shiro, the Otonokojis' white teacup poodle Kanade killed out of jealousy as a child, might well be a reference to the classic Japanese fairy tale "Hanasaka Jii-san", in which a dog with the same name was killed by a jealous neighbor.
    • The 6th trial loosely references Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as the survivors become trapped in their own fantasy worlds that are catered to their heart's desires. Eventually, the protagonist is able to break from their world, with some guidance from a close figure, and is able to bring everyone back into reality.
  • Soap Opera Disease: In Chapter 2, Kokoro falls victim to a mysterious but fatal illness that leaves her unable to speak or use the lower half of her body. Later subverted when it’s revealed that Emma attacked Kokoro and used the disease as a cover for her murder plan.
  • Spot the Thread: In the second trial, Syobai was able to figure out that Emma was involved in Kokoro's identity theft and murder based on her dialogue. When they discovered her unconscious body at the concert, Emma announced that Kokoro's body was as "hot as lava". But later on, Syobai received a message from "Kokoro" telling him that she needed him to give her a false diagnosis so she can strike back at Void undetected.
  • Standard Evil Organization Squad: The terrorist group known as Void is featured in this killing game with Mikado as their leader. In Chapter 4, it turns out that Void was not always evil; it was originally created to search for someone important to the Void members and it only became evil once Mikado took over.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Rei Mekaru, a survivor from the previous game, was burned without a trace by Mikado. Though she's actually still alive. Played a bit straighter with Teruya, who is the victim of Chapter 5.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: In Chapter 4, Teruya learns the hard way that holding someone at the gunpoint does not mean that the person will automatically back down. When he starts threatening Syobai for attempting to set up a food trading point and staying outside the Tower all along, the latter actually forces the gun against his forehead and goads Teruya into shooting him. The bluff is successful, and Teruya has to fold.
  • Twin Switch: In the third chapter, the "Kanade" we see at the parade is actually Hibiki, disquised as Kanade in order to create an alibi for her sister.
  • Two Dun It: In a reverse of traditional Chapter 3 formula, there are actually two culprits behind a single murder, which was possible due to them stabbing the victim at the exact same time.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: Nikei says this to Yoruko after the concert in Chapter 2.
  • Wham Line:
    • After Trial One everyone asks Hajime why he killed Yuri, but he refuses to explain his reason. He finally does so, after Mikado gives him approval:
    Hajime: ...Really? Well, if you say so. Nothing's ever gone wrong listening to you."
    • In the post trial of Chapter 2, Emma explains about why she had to kill Kokomo, as she explains the moment before she attacked her.
    Kokoro: Emma you have been encouraging me to join the rest of you for the last few days. Correct?
    Emma: Right! Oh, do you feel like doing it last night!
    Kokoro: Well I believe you can suppose so. But only under one condition.
    Emma: A condition?
    Kokoro: I have plans to cooperate and resolve this situation with the rest of you, if you decide to work with us, Emma

    • In the final scene of Chapter 2, we get this particular line from a "mysterious" figure who is speaking with someone who has ties to Void.
    Setsuka: Yes. I know. Just count on Big Sis for everything".
    • After the verdict from Trial 3, when the Otonokoji Sisters were revealed as the killers, the students were starting to belive that Kanade and Hibiki are also avoids, but then Mikado comes in…

    Mikado: Well I do have some important news. The thing is…
    Syobai: So they’re not voids. Those two twins.
    Shinji: What do you mean?! Why are you the one to decide that you little…
    Mikado: No he’s absolutely right. The Otonokoji twins have no relation to us voids.

    • During the post trial, Kanade also discusses her and Hibiki’s origins. Kanade brings up about how Hibiki once had a dog named Shiro, which Kanade was jealous of.

    Kanade: (pleasantly) The next day, when I was alone with home…I butchered Shiro with a kitchen knife and threw it away down the drain.

  • Wham Shot: At the very end of Chapter 5, after the simulation crashes and interrupts the mass execution, we get a shadowy shot of Tsurugi Kinjo as he decides to make his move.
    • There's also what happened just before that, where the verdict is given... and the accused Iroha's face gains a big red X over it. The characters chose wrong.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Just like all great stories, we get a decent epilogue that (more or less) goes over what happened to the survivors.
    • Syobai and Iroha were arrested by the Kisaragi Foundation for their crimes. They managed to escape their cell and are on the lam together.
    • Yoruko is revealed to have denied the Foundation's invitation to work with them and has decided to work somewhere else.
    • Yuki's mind is now presumably implanted in Sora's body which seems to have been gifted with Utsuro's Divine Luck and is now wandering the world. Their only appearance was rescuing Syobai's hostage and causing a bridge to collapse.
    • Rei and Tsurugi both survive the killing game but now the Foundation is in civil war over Tsurugi's actions and misdeeds.
  • Wild Teen Party: The first chapter features the students engaging in a dinner party to raise their spirits. Unfortunately, someone brought in alcohol, which resulted in many of the students getting drunk. The first murder revolves around said party.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: Despite experiencing about a month's worth of time in the virtual world, Rei makes it clear in chapter 6 that less than a day has passed in the real world.
  • You Wake Up on a Beach: The game opens with Sora being woken up by Yuki on a beach, almost identical to the opening of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.