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Danganronpa Re:Birth (ダンガンロンパ -Re:Birth-) is a fake Danganronpa game concept created as an April Fool's joke by Miwashiba, later developed into a one-chapter video series.

The popularity of the fake series became so massive that a YouTube group called danganrebirth-voices has created their own unofficial English dub for the series along with its own original storyline. However, it was forced to shut down on July 22,2019.


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Tropes in Danganronpa Re:Birth for both Miwashiba's original version and the unofficial English dub include:

  • All There in the Manual: Miwashiba has a Tumblr page that contains all the events and backstories for the Rebirth story. Be warned though, it contains major spoilers for his story.
    • Likewise, the English dub page on YouTube also provides an FAQ regarding their own take on the series and how it will differ from the original. The two biggest differences they have publicly confirmed are that Akira Tsuchiya will not be the mastermind and that Mikoto's true talent will not be the Ultimate Secret Agent.
  • Big Bad: In Miwashiba's version, Akira Tsuchiya is the designated mastermind of the killing game.
  • Birds of a Feather: Kasumi and Misuzu get along quite well in the English dub based on their shared interest of spiritual connections.
    • In the Ultimate Talent Development Plan video series, or UTDP, Seishi and Nico have formed a friendship because of their similarities as writing prodigies in the field of literature.
  • Breaking Old Trends: For starters, unlike past lucky students, Ayumu is introduced as the Ultimate Unlucky Student.
  • Call-Back: The setting for both the original and dub version takes place within a high school building with no exits and with the windows completely covered.
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    • In the original version, Monodora gives the students video pads that show the people they love and care about as a motive to kill, similar to V3.
    • And just like NDRV3, there's the twist about how the audience was teased with the promise of a female protagonist.
    • In Chapter 2 of the English dub, a party is held to bring the group together with good food. It unfortunately ends with someone being killed.
  • False Friend: In the original version by Miwashiba, Seishi acted as one of Ayumu's closest friends in order to gain their trust. When in reality, he was hired to kill Ayumu since he was seen as a danger for his unlucky talent.
  • Fancy Dinner: In Chapter 2 of the dub, Narumi holds a dinner party to liven the spirits of the other students. Too bad someone decided to take advantage of the situation by drugging the food with sleeping supplements resulting in another murder.
  • Frame-Up: In the original version, all of the major accidents that Ayumu believed were a result of his bad luck were actually created by Akira as a means of framing him.
    • For the second case of the dub, the killer used an unconscious Narumi to gain access to the ice rink while also framing her for Kego's murder.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: In Miwashiba's version, a majority of the students entered the Talent Removal Program, either on their own accord or by their parents, in the hopes of removing their talents and getting to live like ordinary teenagers.
  • Loony Fan: The mastermind of the original version, Akira Tsuchiya, is revealed to be a fanboy of Junko Enoshima. Inspired by her ability to change the world with her despair talent, Akira decided to follow in her footsteps by recreating the killing games.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: In the English dub, Maiko and Saiji have this dynamic.
  • Painting the Medium: The second trial for the English dub incorporates mainly elements found in the V3 game.
  • Recurring Element: Just like the canon games, many of the characters fall into various recurring archetypes.
  • Rule 63: For April Fool's 2019, the English dub crew released a trailer promoting a new game called Danganronpa Birth:Right featuring the Rebirth cast with opposite genders. They even gained new sprite designs, voices, names and everything.
  • Secret Path: In the second trial, Ayumu reveals that the well in the garden is a secret passageway to the ice rink.
  • Smart Ball: At the start of the second trial of the English dub, Kazuomi suggests that Kasumi channel the ghost of Kego so they can know who the killer is. It's a good idea, but Mikoto points out one big hole.
    Mikoto: " Kego...hit...back of head.... He...no see...who...killer...is."
  • Shout-Out: In Miwashiba's version, the Chapter 1 culprit Maiko's execution, "Red Shoes", is a Shout Out to the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale of the same name. The story is about a girl who is given a pair of red shoes that force her to dance uncontrollably, no matter how much she wants to stop, until finally she has her legs chopped off... and that's exactly what happens to Maiko.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: In the English dub, the dinner party is held while calm piano music plays in the background. The music continues to play even after the drugged food kicks in slowly knocking everyone in attendance while their weakened voices can be heard fearing for their lives.
  • Swapped Roles: In Chapters 4-5 of the original version, Seishi and Mikoto end up switching roles as the solitary protector and antagonistic rival respectively after the reveal of their true identities; Seishi being the Ultimate Hitman hired to assassinate Ayumu and Mikoto being the Ultimate Secret Agent hired to protect Ayumu and capture Seishi.
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