Danganronpa: The Animation
Danganronpa: The Animation[a] is an anime television series based on the PlayStation Portable video game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc created by Spike. The Animation was created by Lerche and licensed by Madman Entertainment in Australia, Funimation in North America, and Manga Entertainment in Europe. The series ran for thirteen episodes, and follows the plot of the video game.
|Danganronpa: The Animation|
Cover art featuring the students of Hope's Peak Academy and the main antagonist, Monokuma
|ダンガンロンパ: The Animation|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Seiji Kishi|
|Written by||Makoto Uezu|
|Music by||Masafumi Takada|
|Original network||MBS, TBS, CBC, BS-TBS|
|Original run||4 July 2013 – 26 September 2013|
Danganronpa: The Animation follows the events of those of the video game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. The series follows 16 high school students locked inside "Hope's Peak Academy", their High School. The students are threatened by an anthropomorphic bear, known as Monokuma, who gives them only one way to leave the Academy, to murder another student, and not be found out in the subsequent trial.
The Animation follows protagonist Makoto Naegi (苗木 誠, Naegi Makoto) and fifteen other students. Each character has an "ultimate" skill, or profession; such as the "Ultimate Gambler", or "Ultimate Swimmer".
In December 2012, Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine announced that there would be an anime television series adaptation of the game, titled Danganronpa: The Animation, produced by Lerche, directed by Seiji Kishi, and written by Makoto Uezu. The final Blu-ray/DVD volume, released on 26 February 2014, contains an extended final episode. The series aired in Japan on MBS' Animeism programming block between 4 July 2013 and 26 September 2013. The series is licensed in North America by Funimation, who simulcast it as it aired and will release the series on BD/DVD on 10 November 2015, featuring a different English dub cast from the game, while Manga Entertainment released the series in the United Kingdom on 9 November 2015.
The opening theme is "Never Say Never" by TKDz2b with rapping provided by Jas Mace and Marchitect (aka The 49ers) and Tribeca, whilst the ending theme is "Zetsubōsei: Hero Chiryōyaku" (絶望性：ヒーロー治療薬, Despairity: A Hero's Treatment) by Suzumu feat. Soraru. The opening theme for episode one is "Danganronpa" by Masafumi Takada whilst the opening theme for episode four is "Monokuma Ondo" (モノクマおんど) by Sachiko Kobayashi feat. Monokuma (Nobuyo Ōyama). The ending theme for episode 13 is "Saisei -rebuild-" (再生 -rebuild-, Playback -rebuild-) by Megumi Ogata.
A second anime series, titled Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School, aired between July and September 2016. The series concludes the "Hope's Peak Academy" storyline and is split into two parts; Future Side which takes place after Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, and Despair Side, which takes place prior to the events of Trigger Happy Havoc. Seiji Kishi once again directed the series at Lerche, while Norimitsu Kaihō wrote the screenplay.
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