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Danganronpa’s Getting a Belated 10th Anniversary Celebration in November

Danganronpa’s tenth anniversary was last year, but given the state of the world during the coronavirus pandemic, developer Spike Chunsoft wasn’t able to hold some events it had planned in celebration. However, the company is taking a second shot at an in-person event in Japan, and should it still take place…

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Danganronpa Has Grown Bigger than Vita, But May Never Return Home

The Danganronpa series is in a transitional period, as the series is set to finally make its Nintendo Switch debut with the four-game collection Danganronpa Decadence later this year. It’s exciting because the visual novel murder mystery series is suited for handheld devices. That was made even more clear after…

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Remembering Danganronpa Writer Kazutaka Kodaka Evangelizing the Vita at GDC

Now that Sony has made its plans to take down the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable digital stores down official, folks are getting nostalgic thinking about the long tail those systems had. Among them was Kazutaka Kodaka, the creative lead behind Spike Chunsoft’s Danganronpa franchise. On his personal…

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Cold Cases: On Framing, Freedom, and Failure in Mystery Games

When it comes to solving a mystery, I think Persona 4 distills the idea into the purest form I’ve seen it represented in a video game. After a murderer has killed two women in the small town of Inaba, Yu Narukami and his friends have spent the past few months…

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FEATURES

Danganronpa is Still a Nightmare to Navigate in 2020

I’ve been covering Spike Chunsoft’s Danganronpa series for a majority of my career in writing about the video game industry, meaning I’ve watched it go from obscure visual novel most people knew from a Something Awful thread to having a strong, worldwide fanbase. And now that the murder mystery series…

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Eric Thurm Makes merritt k Watch Anime 7: Danganronpa

Fanbyte Secretary of Anime Eric Thurm brought a strange, evil teddy bear to the proceedings this week, as he subjected Features and Trending Editor merritt k to Danganronpa, the anime series based on the visual novel/teen murder high school drama of the same name. It’s a pretty bizarre premise with…

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PODCASTS

Fanbyte Morning News April 9, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this morning’s news! Direct link here or use the embed above. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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New Danganronpa Announcements Are Coming For the Series’ 10th Birthday

It’s been ten years since the murder mystery visual novel westerners know as Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc launched on the PlayStation Portable in 2010, and Spike Chunsoft has plans to celebrate with monthly broadcasts that will bring news of new merchandise, collaborations, and apparently, new game information, as well. Spike…

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Capitalism Wins Again as Spike Chunsoft Appears to Be Hiring For the Next Danganronpa

It looks like, despite creating an entire game that used a meta-driven commentary on fandom, capitalism, and the desire to not run a series into the ground, Spike Chunsoft might be in the process of developing another game in the Danganronpa series. The company has added a new job listing on Workport…

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3 reasons why the Nintendo Switch caters to fans of niche games

Nintendo's new home console is especially good news for the import aficionado in your life.

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