Creating an engaging murder mystery in this day and age is quite a feat. Generally, murder mysteries go down one of two narrative paths. The first being the mystery of the killer’s identity is rather obvious and can be predicted well in advance of the story’s conclusion. The other being that the assailant is a character that had not been introduced until after the mystery itself was solved. Both usually result in a disappointing story, especially the latter path, which is a total cheat for the audience. So when Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc fell into my lap for review, I was pretty certain it was going to fall in line with either one of the aforementioned murder mystery narrative structures, because so many other pieces of media tend to fall into them. However, much to my delight, I was instead greeted with something that far exceeded my expectations in every regard.