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Dangan Ronpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair - The Animation

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In Spring 2013, it was announced that Dangan Ronpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair would be adapted into an anime[1] by Lerche The voice actors for the game would be returning for the anime.[2] A promotional video for the anime was released at ACE2013.


On the 24th April 2013, an illustration contest was announced on pixiv to commemorate the PSP game getting adapted into an anime. To enter, participants must draw a character/characters from the first game. Winners will be picked by the Dangan Ronpa staff and the overall winner will be awarded autographs from Seiji Kishi, Makoto Uezu, Kazuaki Morita and Rui Komatsuzaki, along with official merchandise and all winners will have their work printed in to the pixiv x Danganronpa The Animation Illustration Collection (temporary title) art book. The contest ended on the 21st May at midnight.[3]

hagi was announced to be the grand prize winner on July 3, 2013 with her entry 弾丸論破. 40 runner up winners were also announced.

A number of posters with the characters were also displayed over the country [4] and a large van advertising the anime release was also seen. An exhibition was also held on August 6 until 18 August at Akihabara UDX entitled "Danganronpa Kiboumine Academy ‘Become a Student’ Exhibition". The exhibition features merchandise from both games, including a preview of a nendroid of Makoto Naegi and life size stands from the school trials.[5]

DVD ReleaseEdit

  • The cover of the first DVD
  • The contents of the special edition DVD
  • The cover of the second DVD

The anime is set to be released on DVD & Blu-Ray with the first part being released on August 28. Both the Blu-Ray and DVD come in special edition versions which include a short story based around Makoto Naegi, trading cards, a CD of the opening theme and a 16 page booklet of the character designs.[6]

Episode ListEdit

Dangan Ronpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair - The Animation
ReleaseJuly 4th
DirectorSeiji Keshi
ScriptMakoto Uezu
Character DesignKazuaki Morita
# Title Air Date Preview Image

TV Stations [7]Edit

TV Station Debut Date Broadcast Time
MBS 4.7.13 01:35
TBS 5.7.13 01:55
CBC 5.7.13 02:35
BS-TBS 6.7.13 00:00

Times subject to change




References Edit

  1. MyAnimeList
  2. MyAnimeList
  3. pixiv announcement
  4. Dangan Ronpa Twitter
  5. Mikatan blog
  6. DVD website
  7. Broadcasting Time
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