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Danganronpa: The Animation 

Danganronpa: Kibô no gakuen to zetsubô no kôkôsei - The animation (original title)
A group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school essentially means you'll succeed in life, but graduating ... See full summary »






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Series cast summary:
Megumi Ogata ...  Makoto Naegi 13 episodes, 2013
Yôko Hikasa Yôko Hikasa ...  Kyôko Kirigiri 13 episodes, 2013
Chiwa Saitô Chiwa Saitô ...  Aoi Asahina 13 episodes, 2013
Nobuyo Ôyama Nobuyo Ôyama ...  Monokuma 13 episodes, 2013
Akira Ishida ...  Byakuya Togami 13 episodes, 2013
Miyuki Sawashiro ...  Toko Fukawa 13 episodes, 2013
Masaya Matsukaze ...  Yasuhiro Hagakure 13 episodes, 2013
Felecia Angelle ...  Asahina 13 episodes, 2013
Greg Ayres ...  Monokuma 13 episodes, 2013
Christopher Bevins ...  Hagakure 13 episodes, 2013
Caitlin Glass ...  Kirigiri 13 episodes, 2013
Josh Grelle ...  Togami 13 episodes, 2013
Carli Mosier Carli Mosier ...  Fukawa 13 episodes, 2013
Bryce Papenbrook ...  Naegi 13 episodes, 2013
Kujira Kujira ...  Sakura Ôgami 9 episodes, 2013
Kara Edwards ...  Fujisaki / ... 9 episodes, 2013
Rachel Robinson ...  Sakura Ogami 9 episodes, 2013
Hekiru Shiina Hekiru Shiina ...  Celestia Ludenberg 7 episodes, 2013
Kappei Yamaguchi ...  Hifumi Yamada 7 episodes, 2013
Tyson Rinehart Tyson Rinehart ...  Yamada 7 episodes, 2013
Christopher Sabat ...  Owada 7 episodes, 2013
Lindsay Seidel ...  Celestia Ludenburg 7 episodes, 2013
Kazuya Nakai Kazuya Nakai ...  Mondo Oowada 6 episodes, 2013
Kôsuke Toriumi Kôsuke Toriumi ...  Kiyotaka Ishimaru 6 episodes, 2013
Kôki Miyata Kôki Miyata ...  Chihiro Fujisaki / ... 6 episodes, 2013
Austin Tindle Austin Tindle ...  Ishimaru 6 episodes, 2013


A group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school essentially means you'll succeed in life, but graduating is very difficult. The school is presided over by a bear called Monokuma, and he explains to them that their graduation hinges around committing a murder. The only way to graduate is to kill one of your classmates and get away with it. If the other classmates discover the identity of the killer, the killer is the only one executed. However, if they fail to catch the killer, only the killer graduates and the others are annihilated. Which of the 15 will survive the bloodbath to come? Written by Anonymous

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You've been called to the principal's office... for murder.


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July 2013 (Japan) See more »

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Danganronpa: The Animation See more »

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The blood in this show is pink to avoid getting a TV-MA rating See more »

Crazy Credits

In the scrolling text of the end credits, there are 8-bit avatars of each of the 15 students. As the show progresses, anyone who has ended up dead up to the end of that episode will have a red X over their avatar, and the character will show up alongside Naegi in the photo backdrop behind the credits. See more »


Referenced in Purgatory (2017) See more »

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Started a great love!
19 April 2018 | by kakuraffeSee all my reviews

First Viewing: Japanese Dub; no prior game play.

I don't know or care what the tween "critics" say about this anime, I'm glad I watched on pure recommendation and it was absolutely worth it. The end may have hit me a bit personally and I found myself unintentionally crying. (Dealing with severe depression, it put the hope/despair into a wonderful light and the writers should be praised for putting it in perspective.)

It's pretty obvious it will differ from the game, so that argument is just laughable. The point is, I never played the games until I watched the anime and I'm sure that was exactly the point. It did seem a bit rushed, which is why I played the games after. And it sure didn't sour me from doing so.

The Japanese cast is incredible! With many popular seiyuu for nostalgia and some newer ones to fully appreciate.

Overall, being new to the series this was the best place to start. The animation wasn't golden, though I found that's hardly a problem if the story holds up as great as this did.

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