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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
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:35 (JST)
Studios: Lerche
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.481 (scored by 151,719 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #16082
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #111
Members: 262,027
Favorites: 3,271
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Hope's Peak Academy is an elite high school that accepts only the most talented students. Individuals who successfully enroll receive their own unique titles, suitably reflective of their skills and traits. Of the fifteen candidates admitted to the peculiar school that year, Makoto Naegi is a completely ordinary individual who has been accepted by sheer chance, with the title of "Ultimate Lucky Student."

Naegi and his fellow classmates are initially ecstatic to be chosen to study at this prestigious institution, but these feelings of happiness are short-lived. They are soon confronted by Monokuma, the principal and resident bear, who traps them inside the school. The pupils' hopes of escape and graduation hinge on one of them successfully murdering one of their peers without being discovered. However, if the killer is caught, he or she will be executed, and the remaining survivors will be left to continue the deathmatch until only a single victor remains.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Episode 1 was previewed at a screening in TOHO Cinema Roppongi Hills, Tokyo on June 23, 2013. Regular broadcasting began on July 5, 2013.

Due to the success of the Danganronpa games, various spin-offs on a variety of media were made including the anime adaption and Danganronpa/Zero, a series of two novels written by Tsuyoshi Kodakazu and illustrated by Rui Komatsuzaki which were released on September 15, 2011 and October 13, 2011.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kirigiri, Kyouko
Kirigiri, Kyouko
Main
Hikasa, Yoko
Japanese
Hikasa, Yoko
Monokuma
Monokuma
Main
Ooyama, Nobuyo
Japanese
Ooyama, Nobuyo
Naegi, Makoto
Naegi, Makoto
Main
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Ogata, Megumi
Enoshima, Junko
Enoshima, Junko
Supporting
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese
Toyoguchi, Megumi

Staff

Kishi, Seiji
Kishi, Seiji
Director
Tatum, John Michael
Tatum, John Michael
Script
Uezu, Makoto
Uezu, Makoto
Script, Series Composition
Sekine, Satoko
Sekine, Satoko
Script


Edit 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)

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

Soru
Oct 2, 2013
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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MidnightsLament
Oct 5, 2013
"You've got that wrong!"

First off, if you detest/abhor/dislike this anime, read no further. I've just seen many overly-negative reviews and wanted to have an alternate opinion available for anyone who needs one. This is also a very naive review, as I've never played the game, nor have heard of its popularity, so expectations were average.

Oh god, what am I getting myself into?

The setting of Danganronpa has to be one of the strangest. A despair-filled high school where you have to butcher your classmates to "graduate?" Not going to lie, I thought this probably wasn't going to be the greatest of shows...

"You've got that wrong!"

But how read more
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ihateeveryone
Sep 27, 2013
I think it should be a general rule that if you're going to adapt any type of game, that you cannot make it 1-cour. If Danganronpa isn't a prime example of this rule, than I don't know what is.

Being a fan of the game, I was very excited to hear that Danganronpa was receiving an adaption. The biggest issue though was 13 episodes - which, considering that Danganronpa relies a lot on character and plot development for it to work so well, was obviously going to be a huge let down in the series. Even as a standalone anime, Danganronpa doesn't work as well as read more
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Demi_V
May 27, 2014
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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