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Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation

Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation

Alternative Titles

English: Danganronpa: The Animation
Synonyms: Dangan Ronpa: The Animation
Japanese: ダンガンロンパ 希望の学園と絶望の高校生 THE ANIMATION

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2013 to Sep 27, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.501 (scored by 71396 users)
Ranked: #14222
Popularity: #135
Members: 123,906
Favorites: 1,522
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Synopsis

A group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school essentially means you'll succeed in life, but graduating is very difficult. The school is presided over by a bear called Monokuma, and he explains to them that their graduation hinges around committing a murder. The only way to graduate is to kill one of your classmates and get away with it. If the other classmates discover the identity of the killer, the killer is the only one executed. However, if they fail to catch the killer, only the killer graduates and the others are annihilated. Which of the 15 will survive the bloodbath to come?

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Adaptation: Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei, Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation

Characters & Voice Actors

Monokuma
Monokuma
Main
Ooyama, Nobuyo
Japanese
Ooyama, Nobuyo
Kirigiri, Kyouko
Kirigiri, Kyouko
Main
Hikasa, Yoko
Japanese
Hikasa, Yoko
Naegi, Makoto
Naegi, Makoto
Main
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Ogata, Megumi
Asahina, Aoi
Asahina, Aoi
Supporting
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa

Staff

Kishi, Seiji
Director
Uezu, Makoto
Script, Series Composition
Ooyama, Nobuyo
Theme Song Performance
Suzumu
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition



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May 27, 2014
Demi_V
This review is based solely on the anime.

Former players of the murder mystery video game, Danganronpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair, are likely to find this adaptation as a disappointment with several changes or downgrades in the characters. Unfortunately, it does not differ much for someone who is unfamiliar with the game either. Danganronpa has an interesting plot with its dangerous game and potential to conduct an excellent thriller. However, you can imagine how well this murder mystery goes with only 13 episodes. Danganronpa’s motive was to create a horrifying show with gruesome deaths, but it embarrassed itself with its unpleasant read more
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Oct 2, 2013
Solkiskey
This is the perfect example of a video game adaptation done wrong. Trying to fit in about 25 hours of material into 13 episodes is NOT a good idea, unless you want an extremely rushed show with very flat characters. It is horrible.

The story was actually pretty decently adapted. While it was rushed, nothing very important was omitted. However, I have some issues with the investigations. How do you expect anime watchers to identify the culprit if the most important part in mystery solving is rushed in about 3 minutes? Rushed investigations also made it seem like Kirigiri and Naegi were pulling things out of read more
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Recommendations

These series have much in common, first of all it's gender.

In both series the plot is about a survival game, where the protagonist have to do everything to survive, including killing other people.

The both Main Characters are ordinary boys, and suddenly got their life changed making them shocked about what is going on.

They also have "crazy" girls that have crush for them.

Both series have many participants on the game, even the design and the characteristcs of these participants are similar

The persons that control both games are "unknown" creatures, envolving a mistery about what will happen later on.
The same situation where individuals either kill one another or team up to get out of the game, dissimilarities: in Btoom the contestants chooses to kill one another while in Danganronpa the individuals have banded together.

Opening Theme

#1: "DANGANRONPA" by Masafumi Takada (ep 1)
#2: "Never Say Never" by TKDz2b (eps 2-3, 5-11)
#3: "Monokuma Ondo (モノクマおんど)" by Sachiko Kobayashi feat. Monokuma (ep 4)

Ending Theme

#1: "Zetsubousei: Hero Chiryouyaku (絶望性:ヒーロー治療薬)" by suzumu feat. soraru (eps 1-12)
#2: "Saisei -rebuild- re:build ver (再生-rebuild- re:build ver.)" by Megumi Ogata (ep 13)

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