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

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Synonyms: Dangan Ronpa - Academy of Hope and High School of Despair
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
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 17
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 26, 2013 to Jul 26, 2014
Genres: Action Action, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery
Themes: High Stakes Game High Stakes Game, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Ace
Authors: Tsukimi, Takashi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.051 (scored by 35783,578 users)
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Ranked: #79622
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Popularity: #1926
Members: 9,839
Favorites: 148


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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /17


Hope's Peak Academy is a top school at which many "ultimates" are enrolled, such as the Ultimate Pop Sensation and Ultimate Martial Artist. When an average boy named Makoto Naegi is selected by lottery to attend this prestigious institution, he becomes the "Ultimate Lucky Student."

Unfortunately, Naegi's first day is nothing like he expected. He and his classmates fall unconscious and wake to find themselves trapped in Hope's Peak. To make matters worse, they are informed by their principal—a sadistic black and white bear named Monokuma—that in order to leave, one of the students will have to murder a fellow classmate and get away with it. If the killer is caught, they themselves will be executed, and this "School Life of Mutual Murder" will continue until only a single person remains. With no other choice left, the 78th class of Hope's Peak Academy must play Monokuma's twisted game, all while inching closer to the truth behind their predicament. To survive, it will take all their wits, a bit of luck, and most importantly, hope.

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Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation was published in English as Danganronpa: The Animation by Dark Horse from April 5, 2016 to April 11, 2017.

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Oct 30, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (8/17 eps)
If you haven't yet come across the Danganronpa series and would like to get into it, stay away from this manga at all costs.

The Danganronpa games are very long and and detailed in the characterisations of characters and the mystery's themselves. Trigger Happy Havoc itself takes around 20 hours to complete. It also received a rather rushed version of the story which only had 12 episodes. This manga adapts the anime in only 4 volumes so you'd expect this to be even more rushed, and that's exactly what we got.

The characters receive very little development when compared to the games and even the anime. ...
Feb 3, 2019
Danganronpa games, overall, are pretty good. I've played all the games of the saga, watched all the animes of it and readed some light novels and manga, so, I can consider me a proper Danganronpa fan. How I said, I've read some manga of Danganronpa, one of them to be exactly, and is this manga.
I didn't read this manga online, how I do now, but I bought the entire volumes after playing the games, expecting a good adaptation. For me, Trigger Happy Havoc isn't the best Danganronpa game, but It was a solid start, and, seeing that it had an anime and manga adaptation, I ...
Jun 3, 2023
Why did I not listen to the other negative reviews?

I'm going to skip the generic information, Danganronpa is about a death game played by a number of students of a prestigious high school. Yadda Yadda. If you don't know that, I'd probably just stop here and tell you to skip the manga, go play the game, or look for something else. It's just not very good for a variety of reasons that I'll get into with out spoilers, but ultimately the subject isn't really the problem, it's all about the delivery and content.

There's two approaches to the manga itself that ...

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