Hope's Heart Open Academy (also known as "Elpída Kardiá Anoiktí̱ Akadi̱mía") is an exclusive, government-sanctioned school located in Athens of Greece, accepting only students with exceptional abilities. Its stated goal is to harbor and develop the talent of the most skilled individuals in a set age limit range. It's a source of envy for average high school students, as it's common knowledge that one can gain great success in life just by being a Hope's Heart Open graduate. The graduates of this institute have 100% employment rated in high positions in every field of the professional world, so that statement is not an exaggeration. Hope's Heart Open Academy doesn't hold any standard entrance exams, as the academy insists that the things tested by these kind of exams are meaningless for its purposes. Instead, students are scouted for by the Hope's Peak Academy's faculty members. There are two requirements to becoming a Hope's Heart Open student: One must be to either currently be enrolled in a high school or about to enroll into one. The second is to super-excel at their field of expertise. Being somewhat fluent in Greek or English is recommended, but not required. Beyond that, anything else is moot to the scouting process. Doesn't matter, as long as you are a high school student talented beyond measure, you have a chance to be accepted, and once inside, you are guaranteed success in your life. The fortunate students, who are blessed with such a gift and are accepted into the academy are granted an honorary title - "Ultimate", after which follows the field of specialization.The title remains on the resume after graduation. It is the most prized piece of writing in the world. And here it is. Your wonderful school life begins, yet darkness lurks below the sparkling surface. "Hope’s Heart Open Academy" is loosely based on the game "Dangan Ronpa", however, none of the characters involved in the original games will be appearing here, and there will be many differences story-wise. Mechanically speaking though, it will be similar to the games, so it is recommended that you have some understanding as to how the games work. One twist to this game is that each character will have a "ghost" character, which is some sort of mythological spirit or ghost acting as their guardian. These characters can not be involved in the killing games (as they are dead), and have less control over the situation and their own action than human characters.