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TV Anime of Adventure Game 'DanganRonpa' Announced

by dtshyk
Dec 6, 2012 10:50 PM | 83 Comments
According to Newtype magazine, Spike's mystery adventure game "Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei" was announced to get a TV anime adaptation. It will be aired in 2013.

Danganronpa game official website

Director: Kishi Seiji
Series Composition: Uezu Makoto
Character Design: Morita Kazuaki
Production Studio: Lerche

Source: Newtype

Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation on MAL

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The translation for the game came out recently. Played the first murder case and i'm absolutely in love. Will definitely give the anime a watch.

Jun 27, 2013 12:31 PM by badgerkins

I love survival titles..Hoping for your favorite character tosurvive is soooo..evil

May 12, 2013 1:57 AM by TragicRomance

I'm plenty excited about this! I've been waiting for a translation patch for the game to be released, and it shouldn't be much longer now. Thinking about playing the game before watching the anime though, because it is an adaptation, so I want to judge it based on how well the game is actually adapted and deconstructed into several episodes rather than just a stand-alone anime. The game sounds really interesting so I hope it's done justice.

May 10, 2013 10:42 PM by kstadtfeld

Ellamenopea said:
Is there any reason why the anime name is so long on MAL...?
Maybe I'm missing something, but I thought 'Dangan Ronpa - The Animation' would suffice.
I think the policy in MAL is to use the full name in the database.

May 10, 2013 6:39 AM by symbv

Is there any reason why the anime name is so long on MAL...?

Maybe I'm missing something, but I thought 'Dangan Ronpa - The Animation' would suffice.

May 10, 2013 6:35 AM by Ellamenopea

panik95 said:
When will it air??
i'm so excited about it ^^


http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=567553

Apr 20, 2013 5:16 AM by Romedbaumann

When will it air??
i'm so excited about it ^^

Apr 20, 2013 3:27 AM by panik95

i wanna see ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

Feb 17, 2013 8:47 AM by qpq

Wow I didn't even see the announcement until now, really great game. The director did the P4 adaption so I have no worries.

Feb 1, 2013 11:57 AM by VioLink

DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
]I-phone, DR is on IOS

LOL I KNOW I said it's just a port though the whole series main platform is the psp which is why I think it's unlikely that it would be localized

Jan 1, 2013 11:11 AM by Amon-Raw

Amon-Raw said:
DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
Well the game is on ios so i was going more for that, in addition to a psp, psvita, or 3ds it doesnt have any problems with 1 thing holding it back for a western release. Especially when you take note of how the lp of this game on something awful started to attract attention from quite a lot of people externally from the site and ended up becoming the most participated thread on the entire site a few times

Also if this ever gets dubbed, i vote laura baily plays(spoiler character)


Psp is dead in the west man look at all the game corporations that are scared to lose money by selling to the west mainly because Japans games are for some reason are not appealing to a majority of the west. Any popular games that were released for the psp in 2012 in the west?
Also the PSVita is doing poorly in sales in fact Japan is still making more money from the psp thus why many companies have jumped to 3DS or stick to the PSP.
Also the amount of pirating in the west is extremely high and the ios version your talking about was a port after the original release on the psp . The psp is already in the hands of many Japanese so it makes it easier to sell recent games rather than on the PsVita in which not many people have.
I-phone, DR is on IOS

Dec 31, 2012 6:24 PM by JizzyHitler

DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
Well the game is on ios so i was going more for that, in addition to a psp, psvita, or 3ds it doesnt have any problems with 1 thing holding it back for a western release. Especially when you take note of how the lp of this game on something awful started to attract attention from quite a lot of people externally from the site and ended up becoming the most participated thread on the entire site a few times

Also if this ever gets dubbed, i vote laura baily plays(spoiler character)


Psp is dead in the west man look at all the game corporations that are scared to lose money by selling to the west mainly because Japans games are for some reason are not appealing to a majority of the west. Any popular games that were released for the psp in 2012 in the west?
Also the PSVita is doing poorly in sales in fact Japan is still making more money from the psp thus why many companies have jumped to 3DS or stick to the PSP.
Also the amount of pirating in the west is extremely high and the ios version your talking about was a port after the original release on the psp . The psp is already in the hands of many Japanese so it makes it easier to sell recent games rather than on the PsVita in which not many people have.

Dec 31, 2012 9:51 AM by Amon-Raw

I'm so excited...
please don't be quality

Dec 30, 2012 10:34 AM by kashiwazakis

This looks interesting enough. Will watch & possibly pick the game as well.

Dec 10, 2012 6:21 PM by MillaMaxwell

Oren ronin on the something awful thread says the voice cast will be the same as the game including Nobuyo Ooyama as Monobear. This marks her return to TV for the first time since she quit Doraemon in 2005, which is bound to get the series some publicity in Japan.

also monobear(or monokuma or whatever) has a slightly different design

original design


new design


He looks more like a squishy cuddly teddy bear in the newer one.....it creeps me out more.....so already its doing a better job than the game

Dec 10, 2012 5:39 PM by JizzyHitler

Amon-Raw said:
DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
Amon-Raw said:
I'm so happy about this finished playing the games on psp and it was amazing it never failed to give that dark feeling if you thought persona had a dark style check this game out , I always thought the story was really good that it deserved an anime adaptation this is a smart move and the series will finally become more popular
The series is already huge in japan, I think orenronin on the something awful dr forums aid the sequel broke the half million sales mark in japan. I just hope with the anime adaption the story will spread to the west a bit more


neontaster said:
Mirai Nikki meets Battle Royale? I'm in.
Its more like phoenix wright meets battle royale.


Ya it is more like Phoenix wright .
Also I doubt they will release this game in NA or any of the series because of how poor the psp is doing right now in the west however the market for psp in japan is still huge although when corpse party was brought over to the west it was a success but now most companies don't want to take chances with pirating and they are finding it hard to appeal to the west gamers sadly :(
Lol wow Dj both of our profile pics just randomly changed
Well the game is on ios so i was going more for that, in addition to a psp, psvita, or 3ds it doesnt have any problems with 1 thing holding it back for a western release. Especially when you take note of how the lp of this game on something awful started to attract attention from quite a lot of people externally from the site and ended up becoming the most participated thread on the entire site a few times

Also if this ever gets dubbed, i vote laura baily plays(spoiler character)

Dec 10, 2012 2:59 PM by JizzyHitler

DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
Amon-Raw said:
I'm so happy about this finished playing the games on psp and it was amazing it never failed to give that dark feeling if you thought persona had a dark style check this game out , I always thought the story was really good that it deserved an anime adaptation this is a smart move and the series will finally become more popular
The series is already huge in japan, I think orenronin on the something awful dr forums aid the sequel broke the half million sales mark in japan. I just hope with the anime adaption the story will spread to the west a bit more


neontaster said:
Mirai Nikki meets Battle Royale? I'm in.
Its more like phoenix wright meets battle royale.


Ya it is more like Phoenix wright .
Also I doubt they will release this game in NA or any of the series because of how poor the psp is doing right now in the west however the market for psp in japan is still huge although when corpse party was brought over to the west it was a success but now most companies don't want to take chances with pirating and they are finding it hard to appeal to the west gamers sadly :(
Lol wow Dj both of our profile pics just randomly changed

Dec 10, 2012 12:36 PM by Amon-Raw

Amon-Raw said:
I'm so happy about this finished playing the games on psp and it was amazing it never failed to give that dark feeling if you thought persona had a dark style check this game out , I always thought the story was really good that it deserved an anime adaptation this is a smart move and the series will finally become more popular
The series is already huge in japan, I think orenronin on the something awful dr forums aid the sequel broke the half million sales mark in japan. I just hope with the anime adaption the story will spread to the west a bit more

neontaster said:
Mirai Nikki meets Battle Royale? I'm in.
Its more like phoenix wright meets battle royale.

Dec 10, 2012 12:22 PM by JizzyHitler

I'm so happy about this finished playing the games on psp and it was amazing it never failed to give that dark feeling if you thought persona had a dark style check this game out , I always thought the story was really good that it deserved an anime adaptation this is a smart move and the series will finally become more popular

Dec 10, 2012 11:39 AM by Amon-Raw

Mirai Nikki meets Battle Royale? I'm in.

Dec 10, 2012 3:44 AM by neontaster