The story was written by Bubble-Blitz.
It revolves around seventeen students trapped in Bright Academy, a school surrounded by a dome, under the control of a sadistic monochrome bear named Monokuma. They are forced to live a communal lifestyle together under a set amount of rules (included in the e-Handbook) for the rest of their lives, although it is possible to "disrupt the peace" in order to escape. In order to do this, a student must "graduate" from the school by murdering a classmate. After a body has been discovered, the rest of the students must work together to discover the culprit, who is known as the "blackened", while the innocents are on the side of the "whitened," playing off Monokuma's monochromatic color scheme. If the culprit can fool the rest of their classmates, then they alone can graduate the school while the rest of the students will be punished (executed). However, if the classmates are able to convince the jury (comprised of Monokuma version of the deceased victims) about who the killer is and how they killed exactly, then the culprit alone will be punished with a gruesome execution while everyone else remains unharmed.
List of Rules
- Rule #1: Students may reside only within the school. Leaving campus is an unacceptable use of time.
- Rule #2: "Nighttime" is from 10 pm to 7 am. Some areas are off-limits at night, so please exercise caution.
- Rule #3: Sleeping anywhere other than the dormitory will be seen as sleeping in class and punished accordingly.
- Rule #4: With minimal restrictions, you are free to explore the school grounds at your discretion.
- Rule #5: Violence against headmaster Monokuma is strictly prohibited, as is destruction of surveillance cameras.
- Rule #6: Anyone who kills a fellow student and becomes "blackened" will graduate, unless they are discovered.
- Rule #7: Once a murder takes place, a class trial will begin shortly thereafter. Participation is mandatory for all surviving students.
- Rule #8: If the guilty party is exposed during the class trial, they alone will be executed.
- Rule #9: If the guilty party is not exposed, they alone will graduate, and all remaining students will be executed.
- Rule #10: The guilty party may only kill a maximum of two people during any single "killing game."
- Rule #11: Breaking doors is considered a break of rules.
List of Participants
Not only they have their usual ultimate titles, but Monokuma gave each of them a nickname based on their influence on the killing game.
|Ágata Alvarez||Ultimate Hair Stylist|
The Failed Protagonist
|Deceased||Spanish||1st victim of the Killing School Year; Murdered by an unknown killer; 1st death overall|
|Aimi Nanami||Ultimate Video Game Presenter|
The Charismatic Girl
|Ayla Morgan||Ultimate Soccer Player|
|Blix Christer||Ultimate Krav Maga Master|
|Byanca Zanini||Ultimate Violinist|
|Evelynn Adelaide||Ultimate Plush Maker|
|Haine Rammsteiner||Ultimate Doctor|
|Jung-hee Hyeon||Ultimate Roleplayer|
|Kazuo Akemi||Ultimate Loyalty|
|Lamden Lobsang||Ultimate Exorcist|
|Licht Stein Leonhardt||Ultimate Game Specialist|
|Mikhael Augusto||Ultimate Black Humor Comedian|
|Mysha Alyusha||Ultimate Informant|
|Natsuki Hanae||Ultimate Strategist|
|Raphaell Enzo||Ultimate Confectioner|
|Shion Tsubasa||Ultimate Fujoshi|
|Valentina Hellsing||Ultimate Serial Killer|
|1st||Ágata Alvarez||Chapter 1||Blood drained entirely by hypodermic needles and body hanged by blood sacks in the infirmary's ceiling fan.|
|Killing City Life||Bella • Bianca • Carla • Dani • Edney • Farlley • Ian • Milly • John • Mika • Ray • Thiago • Thierry • Unake|
|Killing School Year||Ágata Alvarez • Aimi Nanami • Ayla Morgan • Blix Christer • Byanca Zanini • Evelynn Adelaide • Haine Rammsteiner • Jung-hee Hyeon • Kazuo Akemi • Lamden Lobsang • Licht Stein Leondhardt • Mikhael Augusto • Mysha Alyusha • Natsuki Hanae • Raphaell Enzo • Shion Tsubasa • Valentina Hellsing|
|Ultra Despair Bellas||Abel • Ariane • Bella #2 • Bella #3 • Cocoa • David • Fred • Jo • Kiara • Melissa • Mia • Olivia • Victor|
|Events||Killing City Life (Junko's Tests) • Killing School Year • Ultimate Alumni Killing Game|
|Other Content||Hope's Peak Academy: South America's Branch • Bright Academy|