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As the Danganronpa series rose in popularity, new releases put the spotlight on some individual characters. Written by mystery author Takekuni Kitayama. Told from the perspective of new character Yui Samidare, the books explore Kyoko's activities as a middle schooler.

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Danganronpa Kirigiri (ダンガンロンパ霧切) is a light novel series written by Takekuni Kitayama which focuses on the Detective Library members, Kyoko Kirigiri and her past with Yui Samidare as the explore the Duel Noir cases. It ran for 7 volumes, over a 7 year period.

The first novel was released on September 13th, 2013 and was published by Seikaisha along with illustrations by Rui Komatsuzaki, with the release date for the final volume being June 17, 2020 as part of Danganronpa 10th Anniversary.

The novel is a prequel to Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa Zero set years before the events leading to The Tragedy during Kyoko's Middle School years.

Background

After the success of the first game, Kitayama, who has written many other mystery novels, wanted to write a prequel focusing on Kyoko. He put Yui as the main heroine so she could be easier to connect with. [1] The publishing company Seikaisha announced the first novel on June 3, 2013.

Description

DSC (Detective Shelf Collection)

Each detective has an ID, with a DSC number. Detectives register in what is known as the Detective Library to get their ID (Kyoko only registered recently when the novel begins, so she's the starting rank of 9). The Detective Library contains files on 65,000 detectives, their information made public so that anyone can view them and choose the detective relevant to whatever is bothering them for a case.

The DSC number has three numbers. The first number signifies what their specialty is, with the second number going into a bit more detail of that specialty. The last number signifies their rank, for example:

  • Eigo Amino (Age 35) - DSC 367 - Business crime - Business spies - Rank 7.
  • Shīta Enbi (Age 28) - DSC 245 - National crime - Terrorism - Rank 5.
  • Kō Inuzuka (Age 41) - DSC 943 - Murder - Locked room - Rank 3.
  • Kyoko Kirigiri (Age 13) - DSC 919 - Murder - Impossible crime - Rank 9.
  • Yui Samidare (Age 16) - DSC 888 - Freedom crime - Kidnapping - Rank 8.

Duel Noir

A series of various detective cases hosted by the Victim's Catharsis Committee that usually involves four parties: The Culprit, The Detective, The Target, and the Innocent. When accepting The Duel Noir, the Culprit has to assemble a 'deck' first. This is done by 'renting' Techniques to use by the Committee, Techniques that can not be traced by any means. These Techniques range from murder weapons like poison or a baseball bat to tricks to assist them in the Duel Noir like, for example, hidden rooms, and, finally, the location on where it is held. The Detective is always chosen from the Detective Library and their quality is decided based on the price of the Culprit's 'deck'.

First Black Letter

Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Sirius Astronomical Observatory — 30,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Large clippers — 5,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Anesthetic chemical — 5,000,000 yen 

Trick — Murder in pieces — 80,000,000 yen 

Total cost — 120,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.

Second Black Letter

Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Norman's Hotel — 80,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Knife — 5,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Revolver — 15,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Hammer — 3,000,000 yen

Weapon — Rope — 3,000,000 yen

Weapon — Automobile — 10,000,000 yen

Trick — Locked Room — 100,000,000 yen 

Trick — Disappearing Act — 100,000,000 yen

Other — Cash — 1,000,000,000 yen

Total cost — 1,316,000,000 yen

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Suisei Nanamura.

Twelve Duel Noir Challenge

Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — The Goodbye Bar — 20,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Knife — 5,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Charybdotoxin — 30,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Rope — 3,000,000 yen

Trick — Locked Room — 20,000,000 yen 

Total cost — 78,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.


Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Museum of Medieval Torture — 30,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Iron Maiden — 30,000,000 yen 

Trick — Locked Room — 80,000,000 yen 

Total cost — 140,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.


Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Takeda Haunted Mansion — 30,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Dotanuki Katana — 30,000,000 yen 

Trick — Locked Room — 100,000,000 yen 

Miscellaneous — Rubber Bands — 1,000,000 yen

Total cost — 161,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.


Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Hades Aquarium — 50,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Block of Ice — 3,000,000 yen 

Trick — Locked Room — 100,000,000 yen 

Total cost — 153,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.


Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Hades Aquarium — 50,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Sulfuric Acid — 10,000,000 yen 

Trick — Locked Room — 100,000,000 yen 

Miscellaneous — Blow Torch — 5,000,000 yen

Total cost — 165,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.


Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Kareobana Academy — 30,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Candles — 20,000,000 yen 

Trick — Locked Room — 150,000,000 yen 

Total cost — 200,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.


Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Otohari Island — 70,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Guitar — 10,000,000 yen 

Trick — Locked Room — 120,000,000 yen 

Miscellaneous — Loudspeaker — 20,000,000 yen

Total cost — 220,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.


Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Cruise Liner S.S. Echidna — 100,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Fang — 100,000,000 yen 

Trick — Locked Room — 100,000,000 yen 

Miscellaneous — Blow Torch — 5,000,000 yen

Total cost — 300,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.


Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Libra Girls' Academy — 200,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Iron Pipe — 3,000,000 yen 

Trick — Locked Room — 150,000,000 yen 

Total cost — 353,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.


Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Sawameki Nature Club — 30,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Log — 3,000,000 yen 

Trick — Locked Room — 100,000,000 yen 

Miscellaneous — Parchment — 50,000,000 yen

Miscellaneous — Jewels — 200,000,000 yen

Total cost — 383,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.


Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Ambition House — 180,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Large Shears — 5,000,000 yen 

Trick — Locked Room — 200,000,000 yen 

Total cost — 385,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.


Hear me, Detective. Listen to the cries of the Noir. 

Place — Twin Abilities Research Center — 50,000,000 yen 

Weapon — Knife — 5,000,000 yen 

Trick — Ultimate Locked Room — 500,000,000 yen 

Miscellaneous — Chains — 3,000,000 yen

Miscellaneous — Padlock — 3,000,000 yen

Total cost — 561,000,000 yen 

This detective is summoned according to the above cost — Yui Samidare.

Volume 1

Main article: Danganronpa Kirigiri/Volume 1

Volume 2

Main article: Danganronpa Kirigiri/Volume 2

Volume 3

Main article: Danganronpa Kirigiri/Volume 3

Volume 4 Summary

Volume 5 Summary

Volume 6 Summary

Shoot Down the Angel

Demonic Virtuoso

Farewell, my sweetheart

Life is what you make it

Volume 7 Summary

The Last Enemy

Bottomless Black

Endless White

Samidare Yui

Kirigiri Kyoko

Appearances

Characters 

Volume 1


Volume 2


Volume 3

  • Suntetsu Shirasu
  • Hari Hironori
  • Kuchiki Kaei
  • Kuchiki Otsuko
  • Oboro Tatsutora
  • Kumano Seika
  • Jin Kirigiri


Volume 4

  • Touhachirou Uzuchi (mentioned)
  • Tsukiyo Nada
  • Nazuna Tooakitsu
  • Hana Takezaki
  • Touya Tsutsumi
  • Taruhi Hoshii
  • Suou Kyuuren
  • Shikon Kyuuren
  • Kamato Hachisuka
  • Kaoru Nagate
  • Gorou Anbo
  • Tooru Uchida
  • Erii Wan
  • Kousuke Kanzashiichi
  • Rei Naruko
  • Fushie Saki (mentioned)


Volume 5

  • Ooba Ryou
  • Celestia Ludenberg (mentioned)
  • Arai Gunzou
  • Idogaki Fukuju
  • Kodama Katsumi
  • Shindou Katana
  • Karasuba Kariyasu
  • Shouko (mentioned)

Volume 6

  • Saiko Ayako

Volume 7

See also

References


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