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
Jul 5, 2013 to Sep 27, 2013
24 min. per ep.
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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SynopsisHope'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.
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Characters & Voice Actors
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)
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 their asses during trials.
That is another thing : class trials. There were 13 people in the first class trial. Everyone had to speak at least once, right? So, once again, the actual mystery solving part was rushed. Though, as the show went on, there were fewer students, so the trials did not feel as rushed (chapter 4 and chapter 5's trials are the best examples.) Still, this just proves 13 episodes only was not enough.
Next is the art. The character design is very odd, but it makes the characters look colorful and very different from one another! You could pretty much tell who had what talent just by looking at their appearance. Komatsuzaki Rui really has not dropped the ball design-wise.
However, the animation quality was quite subpar. Some episodes had okay animation, some terrible. The amount of stills also hurts, but it is acceptable. Generally, class trials had good animation, but the rest (investigation and the pre-investigation segments) took a huge hit.
I like how they kept Monokuma's small quirks in the background, though. Like eating pancakes after a particular execution.
Another good thing is the soundtrack. Composed by Takada Masafumi, the music is very catchy and really sets in the mood in most scenes. A prime example is the song named "DISTRUST" playing during big revelations, absolutely perfect! I don't dislike the OP theme, but the game's is way better. The ED, however, is pretty awesome. Personally, I love the 8-bit part at the beginning.
The voice acting is very well done, as expected of big name seiyuus. Monokuma's especially is perfect for the role.
Now here comes the bad part of the anime, and the main reason why I did not enjoy the show as many as I thought I would : character. In the game, characters are mainly developed by hanging out with them. As you hang out with them, you learn more about them. That is where they get development, and since the anime completely skips hanging out, there is nearly no character development for the whole cast, with the exception of Kirigiri, Togami and, to some degree, Naegi. This is a bad thing because when a character dies, it is hard to feel anything because you could not get attached to them. And that makes some twists feel pretty underwhelming.
In the end, the Danganronpa anime had a few good things about it, but it was severely crippled by a lack of character development and a very limited number of episodes. And that is why I did not enjoy the anime very much. read more
I just want to clarify that I have not played danganronpa, although this series made me want to check it out since I'm a sucker for mystery. I also felt the need for a neutral review of someone who had never heard of the danganronpa franchise before (don't ask me how).
My expectations of danganronpa weren't the highest, I honestly expected it to turn into an ecchi harem, and we all know how high quality those are. So yeah, I went into it under the impression that I would drop it after the first three episodes. But surprisingly, I sat out the entire show in one day.
If you want to know if I recommend this show because you're deciding whether it's worth your time or not, I'd say skip it. UNLESS you're are a huge suckers for good mystery and episodic shows like me. In which case I say, go check it out. It's enjoyable but underdeveloped, which results into unfinished characters and stories. If you can overlook those things and are just looking for mystery, this might be something you'll enjoy.
STORY : 6
The story is, well, like what a 6 means: fair. It's most definitely not why I enjoyed the show so much even though I'm not forgiving when it comes to an unsolid plot. It's not neccessarily bad, it's just the ending. It felt kind of forced and not at all like a "Eureka" moment. What made the story enjoyable were its episodic aspects, the mystery of the week feel. Like I said; I'm a huge sucker for mystery.
But then, there were also some pretty big plot twists that were not at all explained and just occured for the sake of plot convenience. If you can't stand plot convenience you should probably skip this show since a lot of the overarching story relies on coincidences.
Then, one of my main issues with the story is that a lot of questions remain unanswered, which can be quite frustrating
ART : 8
The overall animation is good which would make me give it a 7. But what made me give it an 8 were the details. For example, instead of blocking out parts of the screen with annoying black spots or inverting the colors, they colored the bloody stuff magenta, which is something I can really appreciate. I know some people don't like it but I thought it was a great way to avoid censorship. (and it looked really cool in my opinion) I also particularly enjoyed the "punishment scenes" in which the art style turnst into this 3D paper doll style. The character design was pretty good as well for a lot of the side characters, the main characters were quite boring to my disapointment.
Not bad, but no outstanding tracks to which I'd listen individually. The opening's nothing special and neither is the ending. It's kind of disappointing since mystery shows always have so much potential for eerie choir music and such. But yeah, it wasn't good, but not bad either, just standard.
CHARACTERS : 4
If it weren't for the secondary characters I would have probably dropped this show. The "protagonist" is your standard cut out good guy, which is why I originally thought this show would turn into a harem anime. He's so boring I kind of wished he'd turn out to be one of the bad guys. The same goes for Kirigiri, the incredibly smart tsundere girl and potential love interest. These two get the most screen time, which results into no emotional attachment to any of the characters. With no character development whatsoever and the main characters being good at everything for some reason (because remember kids: CHARACTER FLAWS ARE BAD). The only thing I liked about the characters were the secondary characters who had loads of potential. But those never got the screen time they deserved.
ENJOYMENT : 7
Like I said, I love to try and solve mysteries before the story reveals anything which is one of the main factors why I like this series. I don't love it, and I'm definitely not blind towards its flaws but I don't feel like something has to be a masterpiece to be enjoyable. The side characters are quite unique and loveable and the animation is lovely. Right after I watched this series I wanted to give it a solid 7, but that wouldn't be fair.
OVERALL : 6
This series was too short and needed more time to develop its plot and spend more time on neglected characters. The mystery aspect of this anime I found to be one of the highlights as well as the animation. Danganroupa started in my head as an ecchi harem series, developed into an episodic mystery series, and ended in "wait, that's it, it's over?". This is one of those rare anime that I want to give a higher rating because I actually anjoyed it, but it wouldn't be fair. If I gave it a 7 and I'd compare it to other series I've given a 7 the difference would be laughable.
Coming from a PSVita game from the same name, Danganronpa is an anime series that wasn't bad, but didn't live up to the game. But I can tell you right now that if you've played the game, watching the anime would not only be a waste of time, but would be a huge disappointment. Luckily for me, I have not played the game (...yet...).
A story that is too quickly paced with almost no character progression. Catchy soundtrack, opening and ending music with art that stays true to the game. You will probably not like the anime if you've played the game. If you have the free time, then go right ahead. But you're not going to find an AMAZING mystery anime here; there are better places to look.
The game was a huge success, no one can deny that. It's one of the most popular PSVita games to date and has gained thousands of fans. So how does all this transition to an anime? Well, more or less it was a flop.
The story pacing is shot to hell and destroyed. What would take a good chunk of time to investigate, have the trial, and experience the execution only takes a quick episode length to finish in the anime. Almost every episode there's a murder, an execution and trial, or an investigation. You finish one trial and turn around to quickly find out that someone else is dead. There is absolutely no gaps in between and doesn't let the audience get emotionally attached to any characters, as they are either murdered or executed. Speaking of which...
The characters are definitely a mixed bag. With such a diverse cast, you are bound to reach someone that's unique and interesting. Well, that's kind of the case. On one side of the spectrum, you have interesting characters with lots of personality, like Fukawa and Celestia. But there are other characters that are just cookie-cutter character, like Naegi and Maizono. But how the characters interact with each other and how they work together to find the suspect makes the characters interesting.
(Also Chihiro is the most adorable character ever)
True to the game, I can easily say that the art and sound stay true all the way through. The art easily flipped from dark and mysterious, to almost light and upbeat. The way that the executions were designed was masterly done, seeing how a lot more care was put into the executions. Overall the art was solid and stuck with the game.
The soundtrack for Danganronpa is seemingly average. Yup. There isn't much of the soundtrack that I would listen to on their own, but I found that it fit the scenario. It worked well with what was going on, but nothing that I'd praise. A opening was quite forgettable, a track called "Never Say Never," something that shouldn't be confused with Justin Beiber's song. But then we get to the ending. Holy crap, the ending is amazing. It may just be me over-hyping the ending, but I absolutely love the end song. "Zetsubousei: Hero Chiryouyaku" is an ending that I find myself coming back to time and time again. Combine a cool song with visuals that will make you sad over the dead kids, and you get a truly awesome ending credit scene.
Now for the section that I absolutely despise about Danganronpa; The English Dub. Listening to the dub was a huge letdown, seeing that I was excited about it to begin with. None of the characters seem to have any emotion, except for maybe a few. Whenever a character is sad, it never sounds like they actually are, and you just have to go on body movement. I highly advise that you watch it in Japanese. You'll have a better experience because it sounds much better. It also makes me more sad that Funimation were the ones behind the Dub.
So altogether, Danganronpa was nothing to call home about. It was an anime series that didn't really stand out from the competition and does not compare to other survival anime. But you will get some pleasure from watching characters kill each other, go into trials, and watch the murderer die. So is it an anime to watch? If you have the extra time and have not yet played the game, then go right ahead. You might actually like it, enjoy it maybe. But if you're out seeking a compelling mystery anime, there are other places to look with better content. But this series is fun to fill in the boredom gaps.
-Catchy opening and ending songs
-Horrible English Dub
-Doesn't give off that much of an eerie tone. Very child-like
-Ending is a HUGE cliffhanger without any sign of a true ending. read more
"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 so, Naegi?
"The people around me and the events that occur are very peculiar, but interesting!"
Character: 10/10. Ahh, I see now. So the characters are extremely unique (and contrast each other perfectly), I mean, a Super Duper High School Level Wrestler that looks like a body-building man but is really a girl?! My brain was surprised and I'd imagine it started seeping out of my nose. But nonetheless, the characters (obviously) really made the show for me. Not a single character in the show can be labeled, by me, a bad character. Hell, I might just start a new list for Most Hated Characters just because of Monokuna. So I think it's safe to say that you'll enjoy the characters.
Consistency: 7/10. Alright, this is the one thing that got on my nerves. The series did tend to be quite episodic at times and left important information out as well. That was a big downer for me as well, because to me, the series could've been almost nearly perfect if it didn't just drop information. However, I do understand that this was a seasonal anime, a Summer seasonal to be exact, so there really wasn't a way to break out of 12-13 episodes. Long story short, this anime would've been awesome if it was a few episodes longer to include all the information.
"But remember, there's always some other great things that we have as well. Trust me, I'm a fortune-teller.*wink*"
Thank you for the information and for creeping me out, Yasuhiro. But this holds true as well. For example: Mystery! The mystery in this series is absolutely top-notch and very invigorating (and this is coming from a HUGE Higurashi no Naku Koro ni fan), and almost always kept me anxious and nervous until they were solved. The prime example of this was the Classroom Trials, which was the highlight of the series for me. Sure, some of them were rushed, but quite honestly, who cares?! It was so exciting when I saw the elevator descending to the Classroom Trials room. The folowing debate would be very interesting, and was extremely interesting to see how each student used evidence to support themselves and to attack others. I must say, it was a bunch of fun.
"You've got that wrong! Those trials were always difficult and were almost always put on my shoulders!"
True, Naegi, but that bullet thing you did was always really cool.
"Uhhh, thanks....I guess..."
Okay, stop interrupting me, I'm trying to write a review.
There is one more complaint I have of this series. The constant 'yadda yadda Despair blah Despair-filled bluh bluh Despair' dialogue was WAY overused, and it's very evident near the end. I mean, my god, I understand this is about despair, it's in the freaking title! The show just crammed that down my throat until I felt that was the only word I knew anymore. However, I did feel like I was reading a well-drafted essay, because I noticed a sequential tone structure, with a very strong tonal shift. Although this might not be very useful for anyone nor will you care,but I thought it was worth mentioning in case others noticed it as well.
There's one more thing I'd like to cover: Sound: 9/10
VA's 10/10: The voice actors in this series seemed like they were MOLDED to be perfect for each character. I couldn't see any character any other way. Even at first, I couldn't stand Monokuna's voice, but it grew on me fairly quickly. You could play any character's voices and I could deduce them almost immediately, they are THAT distinct.
OST: 9/10: I can't believe I'd ever love a rap song, but TKDz2b hit the tone of Danganronpa write on with "Never Say Never." I will admit, I did NOT expect an English rap song to come on when I started it (and there were no accents, even a bigger surprise), and I immediately fell in love with it. Takada Masafumi
also created a great soundtrack for this anime (I mean, he DID get chosen to do music composition for Super Smash Bros. Brawl) and the mood was always enhanced when the music started up. The ED (Episode 13's was great), however, didn't really do it for me. It contrasted with the feel of the series (somewhat like "Torch" from Clannad: After Story), so it was a slight mood killer, but it wasn't too bad, because it was still a great song.
"You've got that right!"
Wow, you feeling okay Naegi? That's the first time I've heard you agree!
"I just express my emotions enthusiastically and raw."
...that gave me a weird image.
Enjoyment: 9/10. Yes, I loved this series. I had a great time and an exciting time watching it. If it was slightly longer and didn't try to implant the word "Despair" on me and shove it down my esophagus, I would've loved it just that much more.
Yet again, this is completely my opinion, so please don't take any of my ramblings too hard. I also won't go over the story because everyone will have contrasting beliefs on it, so there really is no point.
Thank you Naegi and Yasuhiro for the commentary on my review. Now get out of here and live on in despair.
"Uncool, man. Uncool."
Personal Note: I watched the last 7 episodes while having a high fever and it made me feel a lot better by just watching it, so this may have a slightly higher score than it would've, but, I digress.
Both anime center around a set number of people who are forced to play a game of killing one another in order to achieve a goal.
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.
Both animes have people in extreme situations trying to survive.
An ordinary boy one day certainly finds his life changed forever. That sets off the premise of this series as they as they are involved in a deadly game/test. Among other things, they meet other characters who are involved. All of them seems to possesses unique skills that defines their styles. They also meet a female character who seems to have an interest in him.
Among other factors, there is a sense of mystery regarding the master/god of both series and what they want. There is a theme of game/survival involved in which the characters are tasked with killing others.
Similar themes of Mystery, Action, Psychological and a bit of a Thriller. A battle royale where a select number of people have to kill each other (kill or be killed) in order to "win". In both Anime's, the main character is a teenage male who teams up with another character in order to survive.
•both are about a group of people who have to fight for their own survival to win there freedom, otherwise its a deadend/gameover for them.
•both are a battle royale where there is only 1 victor
•both have the same type of genres...mystery,action, psychological
•both show the the characters mental state as they develop new feelings/situations/friends as the story progresses and how they react to situations where the human instinct to survive comes into 'play'
•they are both the battle royale type of anime, so if youll like one you will probably like the other.
Its basically Mirai nikki in a school setting and with pedobear instead of Deus as the leader/creator of the game
In both anime series there is a some-what normal teenage boy who is thrown into a survival game. The only way to escape is to either kill the other players or to die. In both Mirrai Nikki and Danganronpa the main character teams up with the most popular girl, and they try to survive the death game together.
Similar MC(both are pretty much Shinji Ikari) who are stuck into a survival game, and get help from one of the most popular girls. If you liked Future Diary you'll like DanganRonpa.
Both survival-esque themed anime with both having semi-original plots and very likable/dis likable characters
In both of the anime the plot is about a game where the main character have to survive and the only way to win the game is by killing the other players. While In Danganronpa they have to kill each other without getting caught.
In both of the animes the main characters suddenly gets himself in a game which they didn't want. Also in both animes the main character are ordinary people and forced into a game they didn't want to be in.
In both animes the host of the games are unknown beings which you learn later in the anime.
Both anime focus on the theme of survival and both involve moderate amounts of blood and death, however Mirai Nikki is a lot more graphic and "realistic" if you like in the way it goes about presenting the death of the characters. They both have a mystery aspect to them, DR focusing more on this than the actual murdering, and both have a group of people who are unwilling to kill in order to survive against a group who are willing to kill in order to survive.
A survival game where you proceed forward by killing the other players.
Mirai Nikki - The game is controlled by God and the winner gets his title. The players are free to roam the world or area to look for other players and defeat them. Also has an interesting romance to it that is rewarding in the end if you watch the OVA. =)
Danganronpa - The game is controlled by a damn psychopathic teddy bear. His motives are yet to be reveled at least in the anime, not sure about the game. The setting is an elite school from which they cant escape.
Dark, sad and thrilling to watch. Go ahead, you wont regret it.! =)
They both have a story that is a battle royale style, being that they are both like kill or be killed.
Both main protaganists are represented as innocent through out the story.
Both also have a sense of mystery, Mirai Nikki being that its the mystery of other peoples future diaries and Danganronpa being that its the mystery's of murders etc.
Both share the themes of psychological and horror.
Both are about having to kill others in one giant game. The mystery behind how the killings happen and/or who did what make both really good anime. I prefer Mirai Nikki, but they are both good!
- both anime involve a calm boy main character who trying to survive againts people who try to kill each other in order to achieve something .
in mirai nikkie they need to know who is the person they need to kill , in dangnronpa they need to know which one commit the murder.
- in both anime the responsible for their situation have some kind of court to discuss things.
- both male MC have a girl by their side.
It is survivals "games", characters must kill others to win.
Well what can I say, they're both survival games whereby a number of selected individuals are required to kill each other for various reasons. And also both are bloody. :>
Both have situations where one must kill another to live, in Mirai Nikki, it's to become the God, and in Danganronpa it's to get out of captivity. The characters use their brains to survive.
They both have the characters play a game - one where the characters must try and kill each other in order to survive.
Although Mirai Nikki does take this theme to a more public level, both of them have most of the characters as just ordinary students who's life has completely changed ever since the 'game' has started.
Some will die, and some will survive - or, maybe none at all. Watch the TV show to find out.
Both of these Anime have the concept of 'kill or be killed' and the the last person standing wins. They both involve killing other characters whether they liked it or not.
In Mirai Nikki each person had to keep their identity hidden in order to stay alive without the fear of death. In Danganronpa the person who committed a murder had to make sure no one found out it was them... also in order to stay alive.
Both are pretty bloody, although the blood in Danganronpa is less realistic.
In booth animes, the characters will forced to play a game of killing one another in order to achieve a goal, with a nice and huge plot you will definitely choose a favorite one and support him, the story is very good and worth it to watch with no doubts
Murder is the game. Survival is the goal. But wait, there can only be one winner?!
In both shows, a large handful of characters are forced into playing a sick and twisted game of "last man standing wins." Both character sets are very diverse and unique, making for two great casts. Of course the main character is a more noble young lad who doesn't want to have to kill anyone, yet is desperate to stay alive. Is there anyone he can trust?!
The biggest mystery is who is actually controlling the game?
Amazing survival game with a great psychological aspect but with more investigation and trials !
Both anime have a group of people locked in a kill or be killed survival game, but while Mirai Nikki focuses more on the relationship between the two main characters, Dangnronpa focuses more on the mystery behind each killing. Both anime involve school-aged protagonists and crazy psychos.
Both are a type of survival game where each individual has his or her unique "ability". They are set on to killing each other for a higher purpose, in this case to leave a school. There isn't much ecchi as merai nikki but the plot has same feel. Over all the animation is done great!
There are similarities between these two anime series. Diary owners are stuck in a world where you have to kill other future diary owners to become the one 'God' in Mirai Nikki. In Danganronpa, a small select amount of students are trapped in a school and the only way out is to murder your classmates. They both involve killing people for higher gain or for personal satisfaction and the motivation given to the characters make both shows interesting where we have people teaming up and lack of trust of the people surrounding you as anyone can kill each other and the lack of trust gives the show interest and 'binge watching' capability.
'Mirai Nikki' and 'Danganronpa' both have similar themes of survival of the fittest. While the characters of Danganronpa are trapped inside a school, characters of Mirai Nikki are trapped playing a game to become a god which results in killing, like Danganronpa. Both anime have a certain goal of surpassing victory in either becoming god or leaving the school in one piece. I do recommend Danganronpa if you like suspense/mystery/death. I do also recommend watching the anime first before checking out the three games.
Both anime are about survival games where the contestants/students have to kill each other to achieve a specific goal.
Mirai Nikki: Becoming God
Danganronpa: Graduation/Leaving The School
The main difference is that in Danganronpa after someone dies they hold a class trial where they have to identify who the killer was or everyone but the killer will be executed
both anime also have unique characters that make the shows so much better
both series start off with big cast of characters that are forced to kill each other to survive. both series have timid average main characters and both series have likable characters
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.
Both are survival games in which the people have to try and kill each other.
In both anime, people have to kill others in order to survive.
Both series seems to involve a game like scenario where the characters/contestants are stuck in an isolated area where their lives are in danger. At the same time, there's a sense of psychological mystery going on regarding their location and what's inside it.
The main male protagonist seems to be a normal boy but gets caught up in this situation after one faithful day. Among other factors, there is thrilling like atmosphere surrounding the origins of the series. In order to survive, they must escape that isolated location.
Have the same feeling in which the characters can be free when they kill and survive until the end.
survival game, they both have been forced to play, the story and art in btooom is much better than danganronpa, but danganronpa have intelligent characters solving mystery
Both involves a situation where it's a kill or be killed kind of thing, except of course the MC in one anime gets the girl while in the other anime MC loses his girl.
Both involves characters in a kill or be killed situation.
Both shows has unique similarities: weak main characters who eventually became badasses and out-of-this-world survival game mechanics where everyone has to kill in order for them to survive/escape their current situation. So if you like a gut-wrenching, adrenaline-flowing typed survival anime, then choose one of them.
Being trap in "The Game" means something bad is going to happen. In the story the main characters were trapped in an isolated place where there is no way out to escape. However, their is one way to escape in this mess: It's every man for himself, which means, don't trust anyone, you fight to the end. Morale, clues, and sometimes weapons were used in the series.
The difference is that Btooom, is much more of an action genre, and takes place on an islandl. Danganronpa takes place on a school, where they used clues to lure the suspect in.
Both of these animes forced their players to play their survival game, while Btooom is action packed, Danganronpa is more on the investigating side.
This is a bit more of a hardcore version of Danganronpa where the characters are on an island and each have a number of bombs. The only way to get off the island is to kill 7 people. The only mysterious part in this anime is why they are on the Island to begin with.
If you liked btooom i'm sure you would like dangan ronpa, and that's why!
both anime are similar because:
-in both anime the main character wakes up in an unknown place and realise he has to kill people to get out of this place.
-in both anime you'd see a lot of people die, good or bad.
-in both anime the main protagonist doesn't want to kill anybody, and tries to escape by different methods.
-in btooom they are stuck in an island and in dangan ronpa they are stuck in a school.
-in dangan ronpa you have to do more then just killing, you have to not let anyone know you're the culprit.
-in dangan ronpa everyone works together (until someone decide to kill someone).
that's about it! i'm sure that if you really like the survival genre you would love both Btooom and dangan ronpa!
Both are action psychological anime where a main character gets trapped somewhere with other people and must kill other people to get out. While Btooom is happining on island, Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation is happening at a school.
People are stuck in a place where you can get out if you kill people. Everybody says they need to work together at the start, and people start to distrust each other as they get stuck for longer and longer. Both are good anime with some nice gore from time to time.
Both series have the same feel to it, specifically, all the characters have to play the game that have been set up, and which is life is at stake and freedom is the prize.
Both are about a game of survival, and revolve around trying to outsmart all the opposition.
A large group of people are trapped in a death game and are forced to kill a certain amount of people in order to leave. At first glance, the male protagonist seems to be very average and normal, but they are soon shown to be very skilled in this particular situation.
They are both flawed but really enjoyable series.
A bunch of highschool kids have to kill someone to "succeed" while following certain rules.
In Dangan Ronpa, they're stuck in a school and they're only chance of escaping is to kill someone without being caught, while in Akuma no Riddle the whole class as the goal of killing a fellow classmate so they can be granted anything they want.
'Special' students are gathered to kill. Although in Akuma no Riddle students are professional assassins while in Danganronpa they are successful in one kind of activity.
Both Anime series have the same concept about a headmaster's gathering students to kill
But unlike Akuma's students, Danganronpa's students are regular students and don't know how to kill.
Both involve a class against one another, only in one its 11 assassins vs 1 girl and her protector, while in the other it's a free for all.
This was a very fun anime since i very much enjoyed that the character development was one character per episode along with their own ending.
Similarly to Dangan Ronpa you must kill to graduate but unlike in DR this is a class of assassins and one target and th killer with a successful assassination will have any wish granted
Danganronpa is a very special anime; however, Akuma no Riddle offers a similar feeling.
In both anime, there is a class of Elite high-school kids, unique in appearance and in skills, that have to kill. However, in Danganronpa, the students have to kill one of their classmates and get away with it to graduate while in Akuma no Riddle, if assassins fail in killing her, the victim will graduate.
Both anime give a dark and horror feeling, so if you liked Danganronpa, you will like Akuma no Riddle!
There is a very similar feeling in both. They both involve a bunch of people with many different personalities whose main focus seems to being killing each other while being observed by someone.
About conniving characters who try to assassinate based on their own personal gain. In both cases, it is all about killing to participate in mind games.
Akuma no Riddle is really about 1 target, and everyone else is a professional assassin
whereas Danganronpa, killing is forced upon, and different characters fall victim or be part of the guilty part in conjunction with an investigation phase.
Both are battle royal anime, class full of people trying to kill someone. Both have character with split personalities.
Wish it was similar in animation as Danganronpa but sadly it isn't. has similar character roles and emotion that gives you a psychotic feeling, a cheery feeling and a gory feeling. both have similar plot where you got to kill to survive (I think) and to find the odd person but for Donganronpa you find out who's guilty and sentence them to death. only Akuma no Riddle have the genre of yuri.
Both animes are similar to each other. They are both staged on a very special school where they have to murder each other to graduate from that school. In Danganronpa they have to murder each other without making yourself the suspect of murder. In akuma no riddle you have to assasinate 1 person, if you fullfill that wish, you win. the animes differ in genre, akuma no riddle: Action, School, Shoujo Ai, Danganronpa: Action, Mystery, Horror, Psychological.
They both have a similar setting, and a similar theme of having to kill another student to get out
This is pretty much the yuri-fied version of Dangan Ronpa. Except 11 women are targeting one woman and another woman protects her. And they can actually go outside. Murder attempts are shown, so, you know it's going to be intense!
If you're a fan of battle royales, guilty pleasure-level plot twists, and/or large, well-developed casts of characters, you'll probably love Dangan Ronpa or Akuma no Riddle.
High School is hard enough as it is, but having to kill one's classmates is a whole new level of stress. The situation seems messed up, but by the end, what's really going on turns out to be darker than anyone could have imagined.
School kids become murderers(well Akuma´s girls are profesional murderers), that's the fact.
-Both are about killing a classmate, in Danganronpa they have to kill any of the others without being busted to escape, in Akuma no Riddle, all the class have to kill 1 girl (they are all girls in this anime) to get a wish, but one of those girls will try to protect her.
-Danganronpa has a better history but Akuma´s is not bad
-Both have surprising finals, but danganronpa´s seems not to be ended
I watched these series back to back and I felt no change in the atmosphere. Both seem light hearted but made me slightly terrified and absolutely heart broken since both were split into cruel tasks with gut wrenching deaths. The ending of both series was an ending anyone would hope and wish for and both series really blew me away while being much much much better than I had originally expected.
Both shows involve a class of high school students who are suddenly forced into a situation where they have to kill to survive, although in Danganronpa they are killing each other instead of a specific target like in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu. Both have a quirky, nonhuman antagonist and use a weird blend of humor and darker elements. The main protagonist of both series is a typical weak-looking guy who is actually quite perceptive and smart. The art style is also somewhat similar.
Both are an abnormal classroom setting, with a big cast of unique characters, including a small male protagonist and a bizarre, childish yet malevolent "teacher" (a teddy bear and an octopus). The animation styles are also quite similar.
both shows are about students and their mutual killing life in school, the only difference between them is that in one the students have to kill other students, while the other they have to kill their teacher. but both are about surviving and know how to trick your target
plus non human creatures as their teachers
Assassination Classroom and Danganronpa are very SIMILAR because...
- They both revolve around killing.
- They are both quirky anime.
- They can make you laugh at the worst time.
- They both have at least one character that looks like the opposite gender.
These two anime are DIFFERENT because...
- One revolves around killing everyone while the other one revolves around killing one person.
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Non-human teacher forces students to become killers.
Danganronpa is darker though, while Ansatsu is more of a comedy.
Both also have a lot of mystery surrounding how the students got put in their situations in the first place.
Both also have really fun animation/art styles in it too.
Both are school anime
Both have weird non-human teachers
Both have comedy
Both plots are about killing (the stundents - the teacher)
Where Danganronpa consists of students trying to kill each other, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom) consists of students banding together to kill their teacher (who is also an unidentified organism who spurs the students into assassination). However, Assassination Classroom is a more uplifting series in comparison to Danganronpas mysterious and dark atmosphere.
-Both Anime involved some people trapped inside a school.
-Both Anime involve killing someone(Koro-sensei in Assasination Classroom and the other students in Dangan Ronpa) to achieve the goal.
-Both Anime hav a non-human character.
-Both have humor.
-Both non-humans ARE funny.
Both anime has to do with a group of students with the main theme of assassination. Both anime are from the Lerche studio as well and have similar animation style.
Both of these animes have killing someone there assignment. It has a lot of action and is really good. The only difference is who they are killing. I personally love both of these animes and are very intense.
Horror anime based on games where people are trapped in schools. It has similar motifs to Danganronpa, but a lot more gore.
Psychological horror anime (well, Corpse Party makes DR look extremely tame in comparison) that feature a group of students trapped in a mysterious school and no way out. They have to work together (and sometimes go against each other) as they try to cope with being trapped. As I mentioned before though, DR has hardly any gore while CP is gore galore.
Both of these anime are pretty creepy and deal with the plot either your going to kill someone or you will be killed. They both have the school atmosphere, and in both animes you cant leave the school. They also both deal with solving mysteries. Though they both share a qusition, who is the mastermind behind all of this?
Both have group of students trapped inside a school, trying to get away which mostly results in getting killed. Both are bloody, but Corpse Party is a lot more extreme. Both have sadistic masterminds.
Both involve: students trapped in school, supernatural, both are psichological animes. However, Danganronpa is not gore, just a few scenes with blood (compared to Corpse Party)
Both include the characters being locked inside of a high school with no escape, and both include heaps of deaths throughout the whole thing. Corpse Party is far more bloody and gorey, but they're both pretty similar. Both have an evil mastermind that made it all happen in the first place.
Corpse Party and Danganronpa are very similar in the fact that they are both adaptations from a game. Both anime's characters are trapped in a school where they try to find a way to make it out alive.
A group of students enter an abandoned high school. They have to solve a mystery to exit it alive.
If you like a good body count or just a fun mystery i recommend both
Both animes are based of a game and are about teenagers who get trapped in a school where they might or might not get killed. However, the main difference is that Corpse Party is a lot more gory than Danganronpa, since Danganronpa makes use of pink blood.
Protagonist comes into a situation where he is forced to survive with lots of killings and mindgames.
Both are survival games with characters that are being manipulated into playing
Both have a situation of total lock down inside a pretty messed up place ( Danganropa is a school and deadman wl is in a prison/circus) . Both have dark themes dealing with death and being thrown into a kill or be killed life style. Deadman wl is more graphic and bloody while Danganronpa is more psychological.
People trapped and must find a way out. Lots of killing, blood and mystery behind both series.
The essence of survival is a theme in both series. In fact, the main male protagonist is a normal boy whose life is completed twisted into something he never imagined before after a faithful day. Now he is part of something that puts his life into jeopardy along with many of the other characters.
There's a sense of psychological tension in the air as some of the characters struggles to maintain their new life. Additionally, there's also a sense of mystery going on behind the origins of their settings. The main male protagonist in both series also seems to be kind and strives to return to his normal life under these new circumstances.
Both involve the main character(s) trying to survive a 'game' in which others are out to kill them. There is also a similarity in the settings where both animes have a place the characters are trapped in.. and forced to fight each other.
People trapped, and the only way to escape is to kill somebody. Lot's of mind games and blood
Both series deliver a slight vibe of horror, with our main characters being trapped in an isolated place, where their only goal is to survive. Through time, bonds and pacts are made, but the suspension and distrust is what brings the enjoyment to the series. With that factor being quite the main key to both, they tend to bring enjoyment to the specific type of watchers who long for it.
Teenagers held captive against their will for no obvious reason and forced to play deadly 'games' in order to survive. Both series also have creepy yet childish characters overseeing the facilities.
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