Second episode of Danganronpa’s ‘Dangan TV’ looks at Goodbye Despair and the series’ growing legacy

Trouble in Paradise

It’s been a bit of a wait for all you murder maniacs, but Spike Chunsoft has finally added English subtitles to the second episode of its web series “Dangan TV” which looks at the legacy of the cult visual novel series, Danganronpa. Following on from episode one’s breakdown of Trigger Happy Havoc, this episode looks at 2012 sequel Goodbye Despair.

Once again, host and Danganronpa voice actor Megumi Ogata is joined by series creator Kazutaka Kodaka and producer Yoshinori Terasawa to discuss the aftermath of Trigger Happy Havoc’s release, and how the team approached the design of its terrifying tropical follow-up. Also joining the trio for this episode is Danganronpa “planner” Shun Sasaki.

The near one-hour video is full of anecdotes about the design of Goodbye Despair, as well as the trials of creating a sequel that not only lives up to the original, but hopefully surpasses it. Among the topics discussed in episode two are the difficulties of creating and casting a whole new class of characters, and the addition of Monokuma’s lovable little sister, Monomi. As with the previous episode, the video concludes with the panel answering questions posed by fans on Twitter.

Currently, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is playable on iOS and Android via its recently released Anniversary Editions. It is also available on PS4 via the Danganronpa 1-2 Reload release. Spike Chunsoft is in the process of retaining western distribution from NIS America and, as such, select titles are being removed from the PlayStation Network, to no doubt be re-released at a later date.

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is available now on iOS and Android devices. Further Danganronpa news is planned for the remainder of 2020, as the series continues its 10th anniversary celebrations.

Chris Moyse
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