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Cartoons in Danganronpa is a crossover animated web series blending Danganronpa and a variety of Western Animation series, acting as a sort of experiment based around what would happen if you took 16 animated characters and placed them into a school, where they are locked up and forced into a Mutual Killing Game like Danganronpa's premise in order to survive. The series was created and is developed by ThatCheesyBastard on YouTube.


Cartoons in Danganronpa provides examples of:

Due to the series' nature as a Danganronpa fan work, all spoilers will be unmarked ahead. You Have Been Warned!

  • Actor Allusion:
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Free Time Events in a nutshell, with each of them giving a specific student their own Character Arc alongside Dipper.
    • Eddy's Free Time Events are based on him mentoring Dipper into becoming a scam artist himself, and ultimately taking advantage of his trust along the way.
    • Jenny's are about Dipper helping her fit in with her human classmates.
    • Zim's involve Dipper trying to learn about Zim's life and culture. Key word being "trying."
  • Anyone Can Die: As is expected of such a concept, nobody is safe.
  • Black Blood: As it is a staple for the Danganronpa canon and most other fan works, the blood isn't red to the audience. However, instead of the stylized psychopop pink blood most Danganronpa fans have come to known, the blood in Cartoons in Danganronpa is a bright orange, likely as a tribute to Nickelodeon's use of the color as its signature motif.
  • Bloody Horror: After Star is murdered, the kitchen is found covered in her blood.
  • Body of the Week: The general concept is designed around this idea.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: When Monokuma introduces himself, he demands to know why he didn't get a character information card like all the other characters did.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Monokuma de-powers some of the group's stronger members because of how much they go on about protecting everyone.
  • Con Man: Eddy's talent is defined around manipulating others into falling for stunts he puts up so that he can take their money. In his original series, this never went too well for him, but considering it's his talent here...
  • Deadly Game: What the students are ultimately trapped in; they'll be unable to leave the school for the rest of their lives, unless they kill one of their fellow classmates and become the blackened. They must then get away with murder without being caught, and then make it through a class trial designed around catching them, in order to be allowed to leave at all.
  • Defensive "What?": Dib reacts this way when he explains that the electric lock on the principal's office that prevents anyone else from getting in is called The Big Zappy Thing.
  • Demographic-Dissonant Crossover: Asides from the fact that the series is based around the mature Danganronpa franchise, most of the cartoons that the characters involved are from are aimed at or are at least appropriate for children, with the glaring exceptions of South Park and Rick and Morty. It gets Lampshaded in the "Teaching Charlotte French" short when Dib notices that Kyle, Cartman and Morty all swear more often than anyone else in the school.
  • Exact Words:
    • When Monokuma threatens to kill every hostage randomly one by one, Blossom reminds him that he said that everyone will be dead if a few days passed without a killing. However, Monokuma corrects her stating that he never said how they could all be dead in a few days.
    • When Monokuma begins torturing Dipper in order to get Blossom, Bubbles and Jenny to give up their powers, he points out that he's not allowed to kill the students. Hurting them is still fair game.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • Eddy is a manipulative sleazeball with no sense of care for morality or basic manners. Even when bonding with him, Dipper finds himself utterly dumbfounded on why he's even spending time with him, to a point of questioning himself. The only person who likes him is Ed, and that's just cause he's too dumb to realize Eddy is using him for his own profit.
    • Cartman is even worse. Beyond having rather disgusting habits, he's a very loud, aggressive person who seems to get off on other people's misery. Kyle even does as much as he can to try and warn people about him prior. And on top of that, he gives his thoughts on the 'hierarchy' of the killing game, and states he will win it, and not as "filler".
  • Fun with Subtitles: When Zim objects to the plans that Blossom has made during the first morning meating, Bubbles causes this to happen when she kicks him, making them go diagonal. This is fixed five seconds later thanks to a cursor being used, with said cursor giving Bubbles a headpat.
  • I Have Your Wife: Much like in Trigger Happy Havoc, Monokuma threatens to murder a hostage corresponding to most of the cast, with only Dipper, Dib and Charlotte lacking one. They are:
    • Blossom and Bubbles: Buttercup
    • Eddy and Ed: Double D
    • Mabel: Waddles
    • Jenny: Ms. Wakeman
    • Kyle and Cartman: Kenny
    • Star: Marco
    • Zim: GIR
    • Gaz: Her Game Slave (Yes, really)
    • Vendetta: Grudge
    • Morty: One of Rick's portal guns
  • Jerkass: Among the group, Cartman, Eddy, Gaz, Vendetta, and Zim stand out as easily being the biggest jerks.
  • Lack of Empathy: There's a stat gauging it, and among the cast, the people with the least empathy by far stand out as Cartman, Zim, and Vendetta.
  • No Animals Were Harmed: Parodied each time Monokuma fails to perform his jump.
    • In part 2 of the Prologue:
    "We here at CIDR want to assure you that no bears were harmed in the making of this video. Except Monokuma."
    • "Chapter 1 (Daily Life)":
    "We here at CIDR want to assure you that Monokuma was harmed in the making of this video. Badly."
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Most of the characters don't look too out of place next to each other thanks to following certain trends, but Vendetta and Charlotte stand out thanks to being all one color. Nobody comments on this.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Eddy and Ed, on account of one being a scam artist and the other his brutish bodyguard, have no issue getting right in people's faces for the smallest of things. Dipper even notes their complete lack of personal space.
  • Sadistic Choice: Monokuma forces one on Blossom, Bubbles, and Jenny: Either give up your powers, or he tortures Dipper. Blossom quickly realizes that it's a trap, but gets the other two to submit.
  • Secret Room: Dipper accidentally discovers that he has a secret laboratory installed in his room when he punches his painting.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Cartman, Kyle, Morty, and Monokuma.
  • Slashed Throat: This is the cause of Star's death.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Crossover: Invader Zim is the only cartoon to be represented by three characters and Hope's Peak Academy was built by Professor Membrane.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The aggressive and demanding Vendetta and the sweet and caring Charlotte.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: As expected of the Eds, both Ed and Eddy are obsessed with jawbreakers.
  • What the Hell Are You?: Blossom asks Monokuma this after he seemingly No Sells an attack from her, Bubbles and Jenny.
  • You Remind Me of X: Eddy thinks Dipper is almost exactly like "Sockhead" (also known as Double D in his home series).