Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Zetsubou-hen

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Despair Arc

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English: Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Despair Arc
Synonyms: Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy - Despair Volume
Japanese: ダンガンロンパ3 -The End of 希望ヶ峰学園- 絶望編


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 2016 to Sep 22, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, HorrorHorror, PsychologicalPsychological, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.461 (scored by 133064133,064 users)
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Ranked: #17272
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Popularity: #649
Members: 248,600
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Hope's Peak Academy's unconventional class 77-B is about to have an even more eccentric addition: Chisa Yukizome, an alumna with the title of Super High School-Level Housekeeper—and their new homeroom teacher. Cheerful, passionate, and capable, Chisa immediately sets about correcting the students' problematic behavior and strengthening their relationships. It may not be easy dealing with diverse pupils ranging from princesses and nurses to yakuza and impossibly lucky students, but anything is possible with the power of hope.

Meanwhile, Hajime Hinata, an unremarkable boy from the school's Reserve Course, longs for a talent. One day, he has an unexpected meeting with class 77-B's Super High School-Level Gamer Chiaki Nanami, who presents to him a new, hope-filled outlook on life. However, unbeknownst to him, the school's upper echelon is about to execute a sinister project centered around Hajime that will bring Hope's Peak—and the rest of the world—to its knees.

Zetsubou-hen chronicles the daily lives carried out at the talent-cultivating academy, and the darkness that lurks beneath. As despair slowly infects hope, plans are put into motion to start the Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Event in Human History, and the end begins.

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Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Zetsubou-hen is an original story following the characters of the visual novel Super Danganronpa 2: Sayonara Zetsubou Gakuen before they arrived at the island. It is a prequel to SDR2.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Higa, Yuuji
Kishi, Seiji
Fukuoka, Motoo
Director, Storyboard
Ogata, Megumi
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"Kami-iro Awase (カミイロアワセ)" by Binaria

Ending Theme

"Zettai Kibou Birthday (絶対希望バースデー)" by Nagito Komaeda (Megumi Ogata)

Sep 22, 2016
Keirik (All reviews)
(Spoilers for the Danganronpa games) As half of the Danganronpa 3 anime experience, Side Despair's purpose is to provide backstory for Side Future as well as fill in Super Danganronpa 2's blanks. Neither should should be watched without playing the first two games in the series, but with Despair's final episode over with I can in good conscience say that they shouldn't be watched at all.

Side Despair's problem is that it's boring, safe, predictable, and pointless. As a companion piece to Side Future it does its job fairly well, but in every other regard it's an absolute failure. Danganronpa and Super Danganronpa 2 left several read more
Sep 29, 2016
relenita (All reviews)
As a major fan of this series, I was expecting this anime to conclude the story for the three games and this arc was a surprise to many as we got a prequel of the second game to explain many mysteries involving the characters and the entire plot for the rest of the games.

Sadly, there's a huge problem when, instead of giving you answers or even more questions, this anime leaves you with contradictions about what you already experienced in the games.

Danganronpa 3: The end of Hope's Peak Academy - Despair Side falls into this situation repeatedly. The selling point of this work read more
Sep 22, 2016
Rukoudiora (All reviews)
"This is a tale of hope that ends in despair"

These are the words that were spoken in the very beginning of this entry. A tale about the bright and talented students of Hopes Peak Academy's 77th Class. This entry explains what happened to SDR2's cast and everything about the Biggest, Most Atrocious Despair-Inducing Incident in Human History. A great prequel to the Danganronpa series.

If you're interested in watching this, you have to go back to the start of this series as this is the third entry from this series and watching this without knowledge of prior entries will confuse you and you wont get the read more
Sep 30, 2016
Dream95 (All reviews)
First things first. You need the play the two DR games (DR 1, SDR2) to fully understand and enjoy the two DR3 anime. If you were a fan of the first installment of the Danganronpa anime, you'll love the games, so please, if you haven't so already, turn around and play those two games (or watch a walkthrough) for the best viewing possible. DR: Another Episode is also mandatory especially for Future arc. Also be sure to watch both Future and Despair arc in broadcast order (i.e. watch future arc ep 1 then watch despair arc ep 1, and so on). There are parts where read more

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