Posted May 05, 2018 06:02:03 As the first episode of Dangan Ronpa: The Animation debuts this Saturday, the show’s original creators, Shigeru Miyamoto and Junichi Masuda, were asked to create a “reboot” of Dansan’s original setting and its characters in post apocalyptic Tokyo.
In a new interview with Polygon, Miyamoto shared his thoughts on the re-imagining of the story, and what fans can expect from the new story, as well as the series’ final 10 episodes.
“Danganronpean was the first time I ever thought of doing a reboot, and I’ve been thinking about it for a long time,” Miyamoto said.
The story was already set up to continue, and there are other stories that I’d like to tell.””
It’s a big decision, but the most important thing is that I feel it’s the right thing to do.
The story was already set up to continue, and there are other stories that I’d like to tell.”
While the original story arc will be the most “reinvented” of the 10 episodes, the series has been working with Masuda to adapt a story from the previous game’s third season.
“I have a lot of love for the original Danganramon series, and it’s great that the story is getting a retelling,” Masuda said.
“In the past, we’ve worked on the original series, but we’ve also worked on new games, and those were very difficult to adapt, so I’m really excited to see what the fans come up with.”
In Danganrenpaku, players will have to travel to a futuristic world in an attempt to save the world.
“You will have the choice to join a team that will attempt to stop the Reapers from wiping out everything, or to work with a group of mysterious individuals who will try to stop them,” Miyamotos description of the game states.
“The world will change in a big way as the characters go through a journey with their new companions, but they are able to take refuge in one another’s homes and find peace in their own way.”
The Danganrompa reboot takes place after the Reaper invasion, and while the new world has its own set of problems, its inhabitants are free to do whatever they want.
“When you travel through the world, you can visit different places, or go on missions with a certain group of characters,” Masada said.
There will be new challenges, too.
“There will also be new elements of danger that will arise during the game,” he added.
“And when you get back home, you’ll find that things are much different than what you left behind.”
The reboot is scheduled to launch on May 18.
You can watch the interview in the video above, and be sure to keep an eye on Polygon’s DanganRan article for more on DanganRonpa: Next Order on Friday, May 10.