The Danganronpa series offers us the opportunity to embark on an unprecedented series of successes to date. So where in particular is it unprecedented?
Starting Danganronpa doesn't just mean starting a series of games. Although their play is especially the backbone of the series, anime series is much broader storytelling with manga and novels. But if we're actually going to look at Danganronpa from a simpler perspective, starting the DR series is like being part of a detailed story where you make a lot of friends.
We begin the story through the eyes of a student named Makoto Naegi, who describes himself as "quite ordinary." Despite this ordinary situation, he gets the opportunity to attend a school called "Hope's Peak Academy" in a random draw at the school and is taken to the school by calling it "Ultimate Luck". This title we call "Ultimate" is something that people in Japan have achieved quite well in their field. And "Hope's Peak" only accepts students from that group.
Naegi enters the school with great hope that he will face the greatest despair. And all of a sudden the screen starts to rotate and everything starts to fall into each other. Naegi finds himself in a classroom. After reading the note in front of him and examining the quirks around him, he opens the door to the class and also the story.
While what I'm about to say is too much to be considered spoilers, I've given the story half-baked in the belief that knowing any details in advance can interrupt the full experience.
This game begins with a simple concept in which 15 students who have been invited to "Hope's Peak" are sentenced to life in the school they attend, and under the name "killing game", if any of them manage to kill someone else and hide this murder, everyone is allowed to die and the killer is allowed to go outside. If we don't squeeze it into one sentence, if someone kills someone and manages to keep a secret that he's the killer, he doesn't have to stay in the academy forever. He's getting a chance to get out.
The person who forced them to do this is the teddy bear "Monokuma" at the bottom right of the picture above. Monokuma, who introduced himself as the principal of the school, is the one who kept the "killing game" going. It also makes sure the rules are applied correctly. The secrets of this unspecified teddy bear are also completely connected to the mystery of the game.
The atmosphere that the game provides with the fields at school is quite successful.
So what's so special about the first game? None of you probably asked me that, but let me answer you anyway. The most special thing about the Danganronpa series has always been the same from the first game. "The Story"
All the mysteries in the game have very detailed answers. In fact, the whole story of the game is quite detailed. It may not sound like it at first, but when the wounds are healed and the pink truth begins to emerge, it's not hard to see why the story is such an important part. But there's something that makes this story better.
It's a character story. So it's a character-driven narrative that aims to tell you them as well as possible. And yes, it feels like you've been getting close to them during your time with characters who are quite stereotypical. When it's all over and just a few days after closing the game, they make you feel like you've broken up with your old friends. yes, that's a good narrative.
Gameplay doesn't have much to do with it except that it prevents you from getting bored at a certain level, yet it can still be considered a plus.
Don't mind that the beginnings of the game seem quite simple and boring, things open up quite a lot in the next chapters. And it gets better every time.
If we go through all of this, how do other games implement these features? Especially the next two main games take these features and improve quite a lot. While there are parts of his first game that are better than other games, he certainly doesn't count the series.
I'm going to split these rankings into two. Refined main events, for those who just want to have the main experience with the most important things, and two sequences that mostly consume DR with more intense and more content. If you want to read the novels, I say do it after the content in the order, they contain some spoilers about the background. Also, my final note is that you should definitely experience the series in its original language, that is, with Japanese voice over.
Here is the sequence for those who want to experience it simply:
1-Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
2-Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
3-Watch the Danganronpa animes Zetsubou-hen and Mirai-hen, part by part. So after the first chapter in zetsubou-hen, move on to the first chapter in mirai-hen. Because these series were specially released at the same time and were prepared to be experienced in this way. And finally, kibou-hen (this is what connects all the events, even if I don't quite like it).
4-Danganronpa V3 (I recommend you to play this game, keeping in mind that this game is completely separate from other Danganronpa series content and is unrelated to the story.)
Highly detailed sorting with lots of content
1-Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
2-Danganronpa The Animation
3-Danganronpa - Kibou No Gakuen To Zetsubou No Koukousei(MANGA)
4-Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
5-Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
6-Watch the Danganronpa animes Zetsubou-hen and Mirai-hen part by part. So after the first chapter in zetsubou-hen, move on to the first chapter in mirai-hen. Because these series were specially released at the same time and were prepared to be experienced in this way. Watch Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaimono after these. And finally, kibou-hen (this is what connects all the events, even if I don't quite like it).
7-Danganronpa V3(I recommend you to play this game, keeping in mind that this game is completely separate from other Danganronpa series content and is unrelated to the story.)
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