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The Danganronpa: Kibō no Gakuen to Zetsubō no Kōkōsei Visual Fanbook (ダンガンロンパ希望の学園と絶望の高校生ビジュアルファンブック) is a paperback artbook released in 2011 by Softbank Creative, collecting art assets and development material for the game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (released in Japan as Danganronpa: Kibō no Gakuen to Zetsubō no Kōkōsei). The book contains material such as beta character designs, sprites, cut scene art, storyboards, and other artwork. Some of the artwork includes commentary or annotations by the development team.

Contents

Promotional Artwork (Pages 4-6)

3 pages showcasing clean, textless versions of promotional artwork. The artwork featured:

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Promotional Art (01)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Promotional Art (02)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Promotional Art (03)
Imagine (いまじん)
pre-order incentive
Media Land (メディアランド)
pre-order incentive
Dengeki Games (電撃ゲームス)
volume 13 illustration
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Promotional Art (04)
Dengeki Games (電撃ゲームス) volume 15 illustration

File 1: Characters

Character Profiles (Pages 10-77)

Each student has 4 pages of character profiling in the following format:

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Makoto Naegi Illustration
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Makoto Naegi Profile Page
  • Annotated character design profile.
  • Beta designs & sketches with design commentary.
  • "Creator's Voice" commentary section by Komatsuzaki.
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Makoto Naegi Sprites (1)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Makoto Naegi Sprites (2)
The 3rd and 4th pages feature most, if not all, of a character's halfbody sprites. In the case of Byakuya Togami, these pages also include his sprites where he is not wearing his glasses, which do not feature in the game, but do exist within the game's assets.

Bonus Character Illustrations (Page 78)

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Bonus Character Illustrations Kenshiro and Santa
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Bonus Character Illustrations Kiyondo and Mukuro
A bonus character profile page featuring the Komatsuzaki illustrations for Kenshiro, Santa Shikiba, Kiyondo and Mukuro Ikusaba.

File 2: Archive

Cutscenes (Pages 80-85)

6 pages featuring a small screencap of every in-game cutscene. Two example pages:

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Cutscenes (01)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Cutscenes (02)

Cutscene Storyboards (Pages 86-89)

A set of 14 storyboards for several cutscenes, showing the design process. Three examples:

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Cutscene Storyboards (05)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Cutscene Storyboards (06)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Cutscene Storyboards (04)

Climax Reasoning Sketches (90-94)

5 pages with sketches for each Class Trial Climax Reasoning story. Two example pages:

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Climax Reasoning Page (01)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Climax Reasoning Page (02)

Executions (95-102)

7 pages featuring screencaps of all execution sequences. Two example pages:

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Page (01)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Page (02)

Interview with Dai Nakajima (103)

These pages are followed by an interview with Dai Nakajima, the execution art designer. This page also features a list of execution concepts for Danganronpa 1 characters who did not have one (those who were murdered or survived the killing game).

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Executions Nakajima Interview

Online Videos (104)

1 page featuring screencaps of promotional web videos released by Spike before the release of Danganronpa 1.

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Videos Page

Set Design (105-109)

5 pages showcasing how some of the game's sets were designed, from sketch to 3D render. Two example pages:

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Set Design (01)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Set Design (02)

Cover Designs (110)

A page showcasing the alternate cover designs proposed for Danganronpa 1 on PSP.

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Cover Designs (01)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Cover Designs (02)

Soundtracks & Pre-Order Incentives (110-111)

Two pages featuring the art of the Danganronpa 1 soundtrack CDs, and some of the pre-order incentives.

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Soundtracks
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Preorder Incentives

2011 New Year Artwork (112)

A page featuring artwork released to celebrate Chinese new year 2011, which was the year of the rabbit.

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook New Year 2011 (01)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook New Year 2011 (02)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook New Year 2011 (03)
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook New Year 2011 (04)

File 3: Interview

Direction Team Interview (114-116)

3 page interview with Yoshinori Terasawa, Yuichiro Saito, Tatsuya Marutani, Takayuki Sugawara and Kazutaka Kodaka.

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Directors Interview 01
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Directors Interview 02
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Directors Interview 03

Design Team Interview (117-118)

Two page interview with Satoshi Kawahara, Rui Komatsuzaki, Masahiko Matsukura, Mayuko Aranami, Masato Horiuchi, Ayako Nakao, Noruyoshi Kanzaki and Kengo Ito.

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Design Interview 01
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Design Interview 02

Voice Actor's Comments (119-120)

Two page mini interviews with the Japanese voice actors.

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook VA Comments 01
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook VA Comments 02

Last File: Monokuma

Monokuma Profile (122-124)

3 page profile of Monokuma, featuring his Rui Komatsuzaki promotional illustration, design profile, beta designs, and sprites.

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Monokuma Profile 01
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Monokuma Profile 02
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Monokuma Profile 03

Interview (125)

A one page interview about the creation of Monokuma, including comments from Monokuma's voice actress Nobuyo Ōyama.

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Monokuma Interview

Bonus Artwork (126-127)

Two pages of bonus artwork.

Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Bonus Art 02
Danganronpa Visual Fanbook Bonus Art 01

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