Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation


Danganronpa: The Animation

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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
English: Danganronpa: The Animation
German: Danganronpa: The Animation
Spanish: Danganronpa: The Animation
French: Danganronpa: The Animation
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2013 to Sep 27, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Source: Game
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery
Themes: High Stakes GameHigh Stakes Game, PsychologicalPsychological, SchoolSchool, SurvivalSurvival
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.231 (scored by 492725492,725 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28072
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #153
Members: 845,917
Favorites: 7,806

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Synopsis

Makoto Naegi, a teenager with no remarkable talent, is surprised to learn that he has been accepted into Hope's Peak Private Academy: an elite school that gathers the best students from various fields. Despite believing his admission was just a fluke, Naegi is delighted to attend an institution known for ensuring success to those who graduate. Determined, he enters the front doors of the prestigious academy.

However, after losing consciousness inside, Naegi wakes up in a seemingly abandoned classroom. Failing to comprehend how he got there, Naegi begins to explore, and to his surprise, finds his classmates assembled in the gym. While everyone is trying to figure out what happened, they are confronted by the school principal—Monokuma, a robotic teddy bear. The mysterious toy explains that the freshmen are trapped inside the school with only one means of escape—kill a classmate without being discovered.

Tension fills the air as Naegi and his classmates realize that they are faced with two choices: participate in Monokuma's killing game, or reside together in the school for the rest of their lives.

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Background

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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Kishi, Seiji
Director
Oohashi, Akiyo
Episode Director
Tatum, John Michael
Script
Uezu, Makoto
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1: "DANGANRONPA" by Masafumi Takada (eps 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  (eps 4)



Oct 2, 2013
AriaOfSerenity (All reviews)
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
Oct 5, 2013
MidnightsLament (All reviews)
"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
Sep 27, 2013
ihateeveryone (All reviews)
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
May 27, 2014
Demi_V (All reviews)
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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