Danganronpa – The Animation

Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation

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Hope's Peak Academy is an elite high school that accepts only the most talented students. Individuals who successfully enroll receive their own unique titles, suitably reflective of their skills and traits. Of the fifteen candidates admitted to the peculiar school that year, Makoto Naegi is a completely ordinary individual who has been accepted by sheer chance, with the title of "Super High School-Level Luck." Naegi and his fellow classmates are initially ecstatic to be chosen to study at this prestigious institution, but these feelings of happiness are short-lived. They are soon confronted by Monokuma, the principal and resident bear, who traps them inside the school. The pupils' hopes of escape and graduation hinge on one of them successfully murdering one of their peers without being discovered. However, if the killer is caught, he or she will be executed, and the remaining survivors will be left to continue the deathmatch until only a single victor remains.

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English: Danganronpa: The Animation
Japanese: ダンガンロンパ 希望の学園と絶望の高校生 THE ANIMATION
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2013 to Sep 27, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:35 (JST)
Producers: Geneon Universal Entertainment, Studio Hibari, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Showgate
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Source: Game
Genres: Mystery, Psychological, School
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p, 480p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Seiji Kishi – Director
Satoko Sekine – Script
John Michael Tatum – Script
Makoto Uezu – Script, Series Composition
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Theme Songs

OP1: “DANGANRONPA” by Masafumi Takada (ep 1)
OP2: “Never Say Never” by TKDz2b (eps 2-3, 5-11)
OP3: “Monokuma Ondo (モノクマおんど)” by Sachiko Kobayashi feat. Monokuma (ep 4)
ED1: “Zetsubousei: Hero Chiryouyaku (絶望性:ヒーロー治療薬)” by suzumu feat. soraru (eps 1-12)
ED2: “Saisei -rebuild- re:build ver (再生-rebuild- re:build ver.)” by Megumi Ogata (ep 13)

Episode List

01: Welcome to Despair High School
02: Kill and Live: (Not) Normal Arc
03: Kill and Live: Not Normal Arc
04: Weekly Shounen Despair Magazine: (Not) Normal Arc
05: Weekly Shounen Despair Magazine: Not Normal Arc
06: Return of the New Century Galaxy Legend! O Armored Hero, Stand upon the Earth! (Not) Normal Arc
07: Return of the New Century Galaxy Legend! O Armored Hero, Stand upon the Earth!: Not Normal Arc
08: All All Apologies: (Not) Normal Arc
09: All All Apologies II
10: The Junk Food of Despair for Racing through Youth: (Not) Normal Arc
11: The Junk Food of Despair for Racing through Youth: Normal Arc
12: The Reason Super High School-Level Bad Luck Attracted Super High School-Level Murder, Super High School-Level Execution and Super High School-Level Despair
13: Goodbye, Despair High School



Just because something worked as a video game doesn’t mean it’ll work as a show. Play the games!! They’re actually good unlike this mess.


Conveniently worded phrases, a whole lot of murder, and a teddy bear.


If you’ve played the game it’s a major disappointment. If you watched only the anime still a disappointment. Just play the game.


I love the idea of despair! pu pu pu~


your waifu is dead to me


The Classroom filled with mystery and murder who are trapped in a academy for so long and its lead by a bear.


Who was the killer of my time for a few days? This anime.


    Loli Killer

    Nep Nep