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Synonyms: DR/Zero
Japanese: ダンガンロンパ/ゼロ


Volumes: 2
Chapters: 33
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 16, 2011 to Oct 14, 2011
Genre: Mystery Mystery
Serialization: None
Authors: Kodaka, Kazutaka (Story), Komatsuzaki, Rui (Art)


Score: 7.701 (scored by 37933,793 users)
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Ranked: #16742
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Popularity: #1751
Members: 10,847
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Ryouko Otonashi is a cheerful and frivolous student at Hope's Peak Academy, an elite school that accepts only the most talented students. However, Ryouko is different from the others: as a chronic amnesiac, she tends to forget events and faces, recording everything she witnesses in a notebook that can be trusted when her memory cannot be. In addition, her irritable childhood friend, the "Super High School-Level Neurologist" Yasuke Matsuda, works tirelessly to cure her disorder. Yasuke is the only person whom Ryouko can never forget—after all, she is deeply in love with him.

This awkward pair lead a hectic but happy life at Hope's Peak Academy—until they are confronted by a strange girl who seems to be the very embodiment of despair. As her notebook becomes increasingly unreliable and Yasuke's dark secrets are revealed, can Ryouko cling to hope, or will she give in to despair?

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Apr 5, 2021
One of the best novels ive ever read in my life. I feel like it would be very confusing to people who havent seen the Danganronpa series. Not many people have read it, which is disappointing.

It is very different from the usual Danganronpa series. You also get to know alot more about Junko Enoshima and some other characters. The cover is beautiful like the story itself. The main character is a very interesting and a mysterious character and thats what makes the story so interesting.

I dont have anything negative to say about this novel. I highly reccomend reading it if youre into Danganronpa.
Feb 16, 2016
What are memories but recallings of past actions, experiences, knowledge that we act upon and thus shapes our personality and makes us the person we are today. Yeah, memories are a pretty important thing but what happens when they're unexpectedly torn away from you and you don't know WHY? Will you be able to move on or fall into despair...?

"Danganronpa/Zero" is a prequel to all the Danganronpa games (released so far) and the 2013 anime. You don't need to play or watch them to understand the story but the experience will be different if you're familiar with the franchise.

The story follows the life of highschooler ...
Dec 13, 2019
English :
Story really enjoyable telling us the events before Danganronpa 1 with chars who changed from all the chars we already know but still appealing with a developped background. Revelations kind of surprising, presence (or the evocation) of known characters by new characters disoriantate us, it's easy to read, but i don't know if it's necessary for the entire Danganronpa serie, but it is still interestinf for the ones who want to read it

French :
Histoire très sympathique nous racontant les événements avant Danganronpa 1 avec des personnages qui changent, mais qui sont quand même attachants et qui ont un background développé, des révélations assez surprenante, ...

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someone please convince me to continue reading dr0 again
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Where can I read this in english?
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