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15 students with various skills are trapped inside a high school with a psychotic teddy bear for a principal. Their only way out? Murder someone.

Overview

Based on Spike's murder visual novel video game for the PlayStation 3, it's an anime adaptation directed by Seiji Kishi.

Licensing

For audiences outside of Japan, FUNimation is legally streaming the anime series. The simulcast airs every Friday starting on July 12, 2013 at 4PM CDT.

Plot

Makoto Naegi is thrilled, as he has been accepted to the elite Hope's Peak Academy despite being a mostly normal student thanks to the luck of a lottery draw. His title is even listed as "Super High School Level Good Luck." Unfortunately, after stepping onto the school grounds, he falls unconscious. After waking up, he finds himself trapped inside the Academy with several other elite students and a weird teddy bear calling itself the school principal, Monobear.

Monobear informs the students that they are free to do anything they want inside the school, short of attacking him. If they wish to graduate and leave the school, they will have to murder one of their fellow students.

Characters

Main Cast

Naegi Makoto (苗木 誠 Naegi Makoto)
Voiced by: Megumi Ogata
Gender: Male
Super High School Level Lucky Student (超高校級の「幸運」 Chō-kōkō-kyū no "Kōun")
Naegi is the main protagonist who is trapped with 15 other students. Forced to play Monobear's game, he refuses to take any of his friends' lives.
Kyoko Kirigiri (霧切 響子 Kirigiri Kyōko)
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa
Gender: Female
Super High School Level Detective (超高校級の「探偵」 Chō-kōkō-kyū no "Tantei")
Her detective skills help Naegi solve class trials. She seeks out truth behind the school.
Monobear (モノクマ Monokuma)
Voiced by: Nobuyo Oyama
Gender: ???
The self-proclaimed principal of Hope's Peak Academy who relishes in the despair of the students.

Supporting Cast

Sayaka Maizono (舞園 さやか Maizono Sayaka)
Voiced by: Makiko Ohmoto
Gender: Female
Super High School Level Pop Star (超高校級の「アイドル」 Chō-kōkō-kyū no "Aidoru")
Makoto's childhood friend from middle school and the lead singer of a five-girl idol group.
Byakuya Togami (十神 白夜 Togami Byakuya)
Voiced by: Akira Ishida
Gender: Male
Super High School Level Affluent Progeny (超高校級の「御曹司」 Chō-kōkō-kyū no "Onzōshi")
Raised by a wealthy family, he is a cold person who considers everyone inferior to him.
Touko Fukawa (腐川 冬子 Fukawa Tōko)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro
Gender: Female
Super High School Level Writer (超高校級の「文学少女」 Chō-kōkō-kyū no "Bungaku Shōjo")
A shy and gloomy girl who avoids social contact, and despite her personality, she stalks Byakuya.
Aoi Asahina (朝日奈 葵 Asahina Aoi)
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito
Gender: Female
Super High School Level Swimming Pro (超高校級の「スイマー」 Chō-kōkō-kyū no "Suimā")
An outgoing girl who loves swimming and donuts. She is Sakura's best friend.
Sakura Oogami (大神 さくら Ōgami Sakura)
Voiced by: Kujira
Gender: Female
Super High School Level Martial Artist (超高校級の「格闘家」 Chō-kōkō-kyū no "Kakutōka")
Nicknamed as Ogre Online, she is an expert martial artist.
Yasuhiro Hagakure (葉隠 康比呂 Hagakure Yasuhiro)
Voiced by: Masaya Matsukaze
Gender: Male
Super High School Level Clairvoyant (超高校級の「占い師」 Chō-kōkō-kyū no "Uranaishi")
Despite being a fortune teller, he has low success in his predictions.

Celestia Ludenberck

Voiced by: Hekiru Shiina

Gender: Female

Super High School Level Gambler

Junko Enoshima

Voiced By: Megumi Toyoguchi

Gender: Female

Super High School Level Fashion Girl

Leon Kuwata

Voiced By: Takahiro Sakurai

Gender: Male

Super High School Level Baseball Player

Theme Songs

#ThemePerformerEpisodes
OP01"Never Say Never"TKDzZb with
Jas Mace and Marchitect (aka The 49ers) and Tribeca as rappers
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ED01"Zetsubōsei: Hero Chiryōyaku"Suzumu feat. Soraru?
Series Credits
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Original US Poster Art

General Information Edit
Name Danganronpa: The Animation
Name: ダンガンロンパ 希望の学園と絶望の高校生
Romaji: Danganronpa Kibō no Gakuen to Zetsubō no Kōkōsei The Animation
Publisher Lerche
Start Year 2013
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Aliases Danganronpa: The Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair
Danganronpa Kibō no Gakuen to Zetsubō no Kōkōsei The Animation
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