【Coupling Column】Vol.18 Danganronpa Part1!!


※Please note that this article includes some spoilers of Danganronpa1!


Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Hello everyone! What I will feature for today’s Coupling Column is… it’s been a long time! Yes! It’s the Coupling Column of THAT title!”




【Coupling Column】Vol.18 Danganronpa Part1!!







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “School×Mystery×Murder Game! High school students, who are locked in school, are forced to play the murder game, where they try to escape alive, by a weird bear, Monokuma, who calls himself the principal! If they successfully murder someone and also are not judged as a murderer in the class trial, then they can get out of the school! If they cannot do that, then they will be locked in the school for good…! It’s the school mystery adventure, where we can feel and experience the life-threatening mystery game!”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “This title was made into Anime and there are so many attractive characters in it. Plus, they have produced three sequels (numbering titles) as well! Yeah, Danganronpa is so popular like this! Then what kind of Couplings are popular in Otaku Republic? Let’s go check that out!!”




★Naegi Makoto x Kirigiri Kyouko


The relationship of the two: Good lucks and detectives that face the death game together




Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Who is Naegi Makoto?”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “He is the main character whose title is Super High School Level Good Luck. He was chosen to the only one spot for the regular students by lottery and became a student of the school, where only talented students attend… In other words, he is the only one lucky regular student who’s got to go there! He thinks of himself, ‘I’m just lucky and not talented at all, like other students’. But that’s why he can never give up however desperate situation he is in!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “The player experiences the story and sees all the way to the end of the death game with Naegi-Kun. No matter how much he is suspected to be the murderer or even if there’s the murderer among his buddies, he keeps fighting, never giving up!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Then who is Kirigiri Kyouko?”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “She is a Super High School Level Detective and she supports the player, Naegi-Kun in the class trial! She’s always calm… I mean, rather, she never gets fazed by anything. Whenever anything happens, she is able to investigates the evidence or the situations perfectly and stay with Naegi-Kun to seek for the truth!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Even though these two feel awkward to each other at the beginning of the story, they end up having a strong bond to trust each other. They have the same way of thinking, where they should not kill anybody so they can escape. And they both think【clarifying hiding offence or truth】is more important than clarifying the alibi or the murder trick. That’s why they give advice and encourage with each other in the class trial too!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Their relationship is depicted completely in Danganronpa1! If you want to know more about their relationship, go check Anime!”




★Togami Byakuya x Naegi Makoto


The relationship of the two: An elite with various talents and a lucky boy without them




Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Who is Togami Byakuya?”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “He is a super talented boy, whose position is a Super High School Level Scion. He manages almost everything and knows he will be in the top position in society. He knows nobody is superior to him and what’ worse, he shows that attitude when everybody’s around. Being overbearing, proud of himself, he enjoys the class trial (to judge who the murderer is) just like it was a game… Literally, he has a【Bossy】Chara.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “And actually, his reasoning power is very high. He shows us that high skill in the story but… it’s not really thorough since he develops his reasoning just from the fact instead of including criminal’s emotions or thoughts. Basically, he doesn’t get involved with the murder but he is often taken advantage of such lack by the criminals, ending up being lead to point out the wrong criminal… That’s something adorable about him, though!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Like this, Togami-Kun performs his reasoning, ending up resulting in the wrong answer, while Naegi-Kun challenges seeking for the truth with all his heart and mind. While Togami-Kun understands that Naegi-Kun don’t have superpower, he evaluates his efforts and positive attitude so high. They are never be in a foul mood in the story. So check out their interaction in the Anime version as well! They will gradually get closer!”




★Owada Mondo x Ishimaru Kiyotaka


The relationship of the two:【Brothers】connected through the spirit




Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Who is Owada Mondo?”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “He is a boy whose position is a Super High School Level Biker and is also the leader of, what we call,【motorcycle gangs】. Just like his rough appearance, he has a habit of solving things violently. But, it doesn’t mean that he cannot communicate, rather, he keeps the promise he made and takes care of others who like him.. He’s such a kind character.”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Then who is Ishimaru Kiyotaka?”





Saori(゜∇ ゜) “He is in the position of a Super High School Level Disciplinarian. Like how he looks, he is polite and a hard working boy. He really makes efforts. With a belief, ‘One can become a normal person who is beyond a genius if one keeps making efforts’, he has made himself a better person. He thinks following rules is more important than anything else, so he hates those who are opposed to it or are not making any efforts. The same thing can be said when he was doing a murder game too. Sometimes, he confronts with Naegi-Kun too…”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “So… Ishimaru-Kun, who is too serious and Owada-Kun, who solves things with violence… Their relationship doesn’t seem to be good, huh? Yes, it is not. One day, they confronted thoroughly. But…!!”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “After they had a test of who can hold out the longest in sauna, they admitted that they both have guts! Then they started calling each other his ‘brother’! Their friendship is totally real and it was heartwarming to see them during such an awkward situation, where they kill their buddies…”


Saori(゜∇ ゜) :But they end up getting involved with such a cruel murder case… They had a strong bond in such an extreme situation. What are they going to be like at the end…? That’s too….”







Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Danganronpa is a story about a super irregular school life! The story itself is very interesting too so for those who love mystery, check out Anime or games! You will see characters who are so unique and attractive!!”


Already now! I’ll see you at the next article! Bye now~!

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