If you’re a fan of the Danganronpa series, you might be wondering how many manga books are in the series. While the anime adaptation is the most popular version of the story, the manga is actually where it all began.
As of right now, there are four Danganronpa manga books that have been released in English. They cover the events of the first two games in the series, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa
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Danganronpa manga – an overview
Danganronpa is a Japanese video game franchise created by Kazutaka Kodaka and produced by Spike Chunsoft since 2010. The games are part of the Danganronpa series, and follow a similar gameplay style to that of the Zero Escape series. The first two main games in the franchise were released for the PlayStation Portable, while the third mainline game was released for the PlayStation Vita. The fourth game, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, was released for both PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 in Japan in January 2017, and worldwide later that year.
The Danganronpa series includes six manga adaptations, all published by Futabasha in Japan between 2013 and 2016. The series has been licensed by Viz Media for release in English territories.
The first adaptation, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc – The Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair (ダンガンロンパ 希望の学園と絶望の高校生), was written by Makoto Uezu and illustrated by Kazui Obara. It was published in three tankōbon volumes between May 2013 and September 2014. This adaptation is based on the first Danganronpa game, and follows Makoto Naegi as he attends Hope’s Peak Academy, a prestigious high school reserved for ultimate students, only to find himself trapped in a killing game involving his fellow students.
The second adaptation, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair – The Tragedy of Jabberwock Island (ダンガンロンパ2 さようなら絶望学園), was written by Hajime Taguchi and illustrated by Ryōta Bengaru. It was published in two tankōbon volumes between December 2014 and April 2015. This adaptation is based on the second Danganronpa game, Super Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, which follows Hajime Hinata as he awakens on Jabberwock Island with no memory of how he got there. Together with his fellow students, he must uncover the truth behind the island’s purpose before it’s too late.
The third adaptation, New Danganronpa V3: Everyone’s New Semester of Killing (ニューダンガンロンパV3 みんなのコロシアイ新学期), was written by Seishi Kishimoto and illustrated by Kohei Ezaki. It was published in two tankōbon volumes between May 2015 and September 2016. This adaptation is based on the third mainline Danganronpa game, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, which takes place in an alternate universe from the previous two games where a new caste system has been established due to despair infecting ultimate hope itself. In order to restore hope to this world once again, 16 Ultimate students must participate in a new killing game where they must find out who amongst them is responsible for bringing despair back into their lives again.
The fourth adaptation, Ultra Despair Girls – DANGANRONPA Another Episode (超鬱屈女子たち ダンガンロンパ アナザーエピソード), was written by Kenta Shinohara and illustrated by Masaru Miyamoto. It was published in one tankōbon volume on October 26th, 2016 which collected its serialization from Monthly Action magazine from February 2015 – September 2016 Ultra Despair Girls is based on the spin-off game of the same name which follows Komaru Naegi as she teams up with Toko Fukawa to survive a killing game set in Towa City controlled by Monokumas where children have taken up arms against adults using deadly robot bears known as Hagakumas
How many Danganronpa manga books are there?
At present, there are nine Danganronpa manga books that have been released. These include:
-Danganronpa: The Animation
-Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
-Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
-Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
-New Danganronpa V3: Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki (light novel)
-New Danganronpa V3 Official Setting Materials Collection
-Danganronpa Gaiden: Killer Killer (light novel)
-Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaimono (light novel)
The first four manga books adapt the story of the three main Danganronpa games, while the fifth book is a light novel prequel to Danganronpa V3. The sixth book is a setting materials collection, while the seventh and eighth books are light novels spinoffs. The ninth book is a light novel sequel to Super Danganronpa 2.
The different Danganronpa manga books
There are four Danganronpa manga books in total. The first two are adaptations of the video games Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, while the third and fourth volumes are original stories set in the Danganronpa universe.
The first volume was released in Japan in February 2014, and the second followed in August of that year. The third manga book was released in December 2015, and the fourth and final volume came out in June 2016.
All four manga books have been released in English by Viz Media. The first volume was published in December 2014, the second came out in April 2015, the third was released in August 2015, and the fourth volume was published in February 2016.
What do the Danganronpa manga books contain?
There are currently six manga books in total for the Danganronpa series. The first two volumes were released in Japan in February 2014, followed by the third volume in September 2014. The fourth and fifth volumes were released in English by Yen Press on March 15th and June 14th 2016 respectively. The sixth volume has yet to be released.
The first two Danganronpa manga volumesAdapted from the Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc game, the story follows Makoto Naegi who, along with 14 other students, is trapped inside the elite Hope’s Peak Academy where they are forced to participate in a Killing School Life. In order to graduate and escape, they must murder one of their own and get away with it. The story is split into two parts, with the first part containing four volumes and the second part consisting of two.
The third Danganronpa manga volumeThis third volume of the Danganronpa manga is an adaptation of the game Super Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. It follows class 77-B of Hope’s Peak Academy as they are forced to participate in a life-or-death killing game on Jabberwock Island by their homeroom teacher Monokuma. As with the previous two volumes, this one is also split into two parts, each containing four volumes.
The fourth Danganronpa manga volumeTitled New Danganronpa V3: Everyone’s New Semester of Killing, this fourth volume is an adaptation of the game Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. It follows a new group of 16 students who are trapped inside a school and forced to participate in a killing game by Monokuma. This time around, there is also a new robot character named K1-B0 who joins the fray. As before, this manga is split into two parts containing four volumes each.
The fifth Danganronpa manga volumeCalled Ultra Despair Girls: Danganronpa Another Episode, this fifth volume is an adaptation of the spin-off game of the same name. It follows Komaru Naegi as she tries to escape Towa City which has been overrun by Monokumas and find her way to safety. This manga is also split into two parts containing four volumes each.
Why are the Danganronpa manga books so popular?
The Danganronpa manga books are a series of manga books based on the popular Danganronpa video game franchise. The franchise is set in a high school where students are forced to kill each other in order to escape. The manga books follow the story of the video games and are said to be just as suspenseful and thrilling.
Who is the target audience for the Danganronpa manga books?
The Danganronpa manga series is targeted towards older teens and adults. The series’ dark and suspenseful themes are not appropriate for younger children.
How can I get hold of the Danganronpa manga books?
At present, there are five Danganronpa manga books available. You can purchase them through the official Danganronpa website, or through Amazon.
Are the Danganronpa manga books suitable for all ages?
Danganronpa is a Japanese video game franchise created by Kazutaka Kodaka and distributed by Spike Chunsoft. The series consists of three mainline titles, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, as well as various spin-offs and light novels.
The series’ name is a combination of the two genres that the franchise primarily consists of: “dangan” (弾丸), meaning “bullet”, and “ronpa” (論破), meaning “refutation”.
The Danganronpa manga books are not suitable for all ages. The series deals with very dark themes, such as murder, suicide, child abuse, sexual assault, and mental illness. It is important to note that the manga books are not meant to glorify these topics, but rather to provide a realistic portrayal of theeffects they can have on people’s lives. If you or someone you know is struggling with any of these issues, please seek professional help.
What other products are available from the Danganronpa franchise?
The Danganronpa franchise has seen a lot of success since its initial release in 2010, and as a result, there have been a number of spin-off products released over the years. In addition to the three main games in the series, there are multiple manga adaptations, an anime adaptation, a light novel adaptation, and even a stage play. For fans of the franchise, there’s no shortage of ways to consume the content.
The manga adaptations are particularly popular, with nine different series having been released so far. The first six seriesadapted the story of the first two games in the franchise, while the seventh and eighthseries adapted the story of the anime series. The most recent series is an original story that is not based on any of the previous releases.
With so many different manga series available, it can be hard to keep track of them all. So, for those looking to jump into the world of Danganronpa manga, here is a full list of all the different series that are currently available:
-Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
-Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
-Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
-Danganronpa 3: The End of Hopes Peak High School – Future Arc
-Danganronpa 3: The End of Hopes Peak High School – Despair Arc
-New Danganronpa V3: Everyone’s New Semester of Mutual Killing
-Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and The Destroyer of Worlds
-Danganronpa Re:birth -The Academy Reopened its Doors…!
-Danganronpa Gaiden: Killer Killer
In conclusion, hoping that the Danganronpa manga gains more popularity in the near future as the anime did. The series has a lot of potential and I would hate to see it fizzle out. If you have not given the manga a chance, I urge you to do so. It is currently sitting at four published volumes with a fifth on the way.