The second episode of Dangan TV was posted on Spike Chunsoft’s official YouTube channel. Originally broadcast on June 18th, the program is now translated with subtitles for anyone who cannot speak Japanese. This means you also miss out on the giveaway mentioned at the beginning of the show, but you can probably still tweet questions and tell them how much you enjoy the series.
Since I wanted to quickly share this with all the other Danganronpa fans, I haven’t watched much of this one yet, but it is focused on Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. In addition to series producer Yoshinori Terasawa and Kazutata Kodaka, the second game’s project planner, Shun Sasaki, joins the group to discuss the road from the first game to the second. He was critical to making sure the second game was on track after it received the green light.
Before that, no sequel was planned. After the first game, the team split up to work on different projects. While the light novel Danganronpa/Zero was being written, Terasawa and Kodaka got back together to discuss a sequel. Ideas hinted at in the novel were used to make the story and world of the second game.
The show was filmed in front of a live audience, and it continues on into the history of how Super Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (the Japanese title) came into existence and delighted fans across the world. If you dig the series (and you should), give it a watch for all the interesting anecdotes about this unique game.
As cool as these videos are, we’re building to a new game announcement, right?
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.