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DANGANRONPA (Honest Game Trailers) is an episode of the Smosh Games series Honest Game Trailers. It was released on August 29, 2017 and placed DANGANROPA first in Gauntlet month.

Video Description

Danganronpa gets our honest opinion!

Trailers that tell you the TRUTH about your favorite Video Games: Honest Game Trailers. These are the hilarious trailers the game developers don't want you to see...


From the studio that brought you anime fighting (Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaich) and off-brand wrestling (Fire Pro Wrestling) comes a twisted series about despair, betrayal, and outright murder. All perpetrated by a homicidal...teddy bear? Aww geez, it's Five Nights At Freddy's all over again. What's wrong with you people?


Get trapped in the horror high school of Danganronpa, a high concept visual novel wrapped in a colorful art style, and even more colorful violence. (Sayaka Maizono's body is shown and with pink blood) Where typical tropes about Japanese high school are flipped on their heads, and themes of friendship, youth and camaraderie are transformed into insanity, paranoia, and over-the-top punishments in a gameplay experience that's equal parts Saw, Battle Royale and Phoenix Wright, which you probably bought in the first place because you were desperate to play anything on your PSP.

Enter the prestigious halls of Hope's Peak Academy, where students are chosen for being the best of the best, and forced to compete in a terrifying death game by a demented robot bear with costume changes. Then discover attention you wouldn't expect in a game that's 90% reading as the students investigate and find the true culprit through a series of class trials where the wrong choice could mean the murderer going free and the rest being killed, and more importantly, you have to play the ***ing trial again, until you finally reach the ending, discover the truth, and unlock the real Danganronpa: the dating sim mode. Because nothing gets me rock hard like multiple personalities and a five foot tongue (Genocide Jill).

Click and point through grisly murder scenes looking for clues and take testimony from your traumatized classmates, as you try to piece together the horrible murders your friends have committed. Then wander around furiously clicking on everything to find the one thing you missed, until you finally trigger the trial sequence and trap them with logic, evidence, and extremely weird minigames that'll have you shooting lies with word bullets like you're Sherlock, surfing on ideas, and playing murder themed rhythm games until you follow the game's extremely specific path to the culprit, then get treated to an animated cutscene of your former classmate's gruesome slaughter, followed by a philosophical rumination by the robot teddy bear in a gameplay loop that's somehow 400 times more Japanese than Phoenix Wright. And those games get pretty weird sometimes.

Suspend your disbelief and explore the surprising depths of Danganronpa with a low-budget original that took the survival formula and added child murder, the sequel on a tropical island that defied all odds by being even more ridiculous, some cash-in mobile games (Danganronpa Unlimited ash Battle), an inexplicable third person shooter where you blow up Monokumas with a bullhorn, a VR experience, and mountains of manga and anime in an extensive series that only used to be known to the dankest of weeaboos but is now slowly trickling out of the mainstream. I men if you can make us do this, what's next? Hatsune Miku? Please don't make me play Hatsune Miku.

So grab that gavel and get ready for Punishment Time with a truly memorable series that has some truly die-hard fans...or at least one guy who knows how to rig an internet poll. Congratulations, Danganronpers. People who love Mega Man hate you forever.


Bland Boi (Makoto Naegi), JRPG Protagonist (Hajime Hinata), Nancy Drew (Kyoko Kirigiri), Richie Rich (Byakuya Togami), Jack the Creeper (Toko Fukawa), Jersey Girl (Aoi Asahina), Totally would sell you weed (Yasuhiro Hagakure), AKB-Leading (Sayaka Maizono), Rookie of the Year (Leon Kuwata), I Can't Believe It's Not Mondo (Mondo Owada), Superior 2D (Chihiro Fujisaki), Hammerhead (Kiyotaka Ishimaru), 3D Pig Disgusting (Hifumi Yamada), Hot Look (Celeste Ludenberg), Snu Snu (Sakura Ogami), Ann Impala (Junko Enoshima), Berserker (Akane Owari), Fat Richie Rich? (Fat Byakuya Togami), Fake Gamer Grill (Chiaki Nanami), Mini Majima (Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu), Ant Man but with Hamsters (Gundham Tanaka), Dancing With The Stars (Hiyoko Saiyonji), Babymetal (Ibuki Mioda), Jump Her Cables (Kazuichi Soda), Veronica Mars Chan (Mahiro Koizumi), Ultimate Fanservice (Mikan Tsumiki), Guy Friedied (Teruteru Hanamura), Princess Die-aries (Sonia Nevermind), Killed Bill (Peko Pekoyama), The Million Yen Man (Nekomaru Nidai), Ultimate Asshole (Nagito Komaeda), Princess Rabids (Monomi), and Teddy (Monokuma).

Despair Meets World

Man, these are weird. How can they get any crazier in the sequel? (Shot of Ki-bo) Oh, there's a robot. I feel stupid for even asking.