Get away with murder
One of the craziest, weirdest, and most bizarrely morbid gaming franchises of the past decade has undoubtedly been Spike Chunsoft's Danganronpa series. As celebrations continue for the visual novel/RPG franchise's 10th anniversary, the man behind the madness - Kazutaka Kodaka - has shared some of his thoughts on his lovely slaughter creation.
In a new video interview, hosted by documentarians Archipelago, Kodaka discusses some of the influences and ideas behind the creation of Danganronpa and its many sequels and spin-offs. Kodaka talks about his love for Koshun Takama's famous novel, Battle Royale, as well as his appreciation for director David Lynch's works. Check so far.
Interestingly, Kodaka also talks about Danganronpa's international reach, noting that he feels audiences outside of Japan show more support and rabid fandom for the series than gamers in his native Japan. Kodaka concludes the interview by talking about her excitement for Danganronpa's 10th anniversary celebrations, suggesting that there are still more plans and announcements to be revealed.
It was definitely a great year to be a fan of Danganronpa. Between this interview, recent mobile re-releases, new merchandise, and extremely detailed episodes of “Dangan TV,” series enthusiasts have had plenty of opportunities to learn the methods of mayhem that bring every colorful and crazy entry to the franchise. to its dedicated fan base. And with Kodaka's comments here, it looks like the party has just begun.