|Danganronpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair - The Animation||Gallery|
|Dangan Ronpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair - The Animation|
|Character Design||Kazuaki Morita|
In Spring 2013, it was announced that Danganronpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair would be adapted into an anime by Lerche The voice actors for the game would be returning for the anime. 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 Danganronpa 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.
A number of posters with the characters were also displayed over the country  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.
The anime was 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.
On December 31st, 2014 Funimation revealed they aquired Home Video rights to Danganronpa and would release it on DVD sometime in 2015. It will be released with an English Dub.
On April 4th, 2015 at Sakura-Con, Funimation Entertainment announced the English dub cast of the anime. According to the cast reveal, Bryce Papenbrook, the voice actor of Makoto, is the only game actor to retain his respective character role for the animation.
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Youkoso Zetsubou Gakuen: Prologue (ようこそ絶望学園: Prologue)
|July 4, 2013|
Iki kiru: (Hi-)Nichijō-hen (イキキル: （非）日常編)
|July 11, 2013|
Iki kiru: Hinichijō-hen (イキキル: 非日常編)
|July 18, 2013|
Shuukan Zetsubou Magazine: (Hi-)Nichijō-hen (週刊少年ゼツボウマガジン: (非)日常編)
|July 25, 2013|
Shuukan Zetsubou Magazine: Hinichijō-hen (週刊少年ゼツボウマガジン: 非日常編)
|August 01 2013|
Shinseki Ginga Densetsu Futatabi! Soko Yuusha yo Daichi ni Tate!: (Hi-)Nichijō-hen (新世紀銀河伝説再び！装甲勇者よ大地に立て！: (非)日常編)
|August 8, 2013|
Shinseki Ginga Densetsu Futatabi! Sōkō Yūsha yo Daichi ni Tate!: Hinichijō-hen (新世紀銀河伝説再び！装甲勇者よ大地に立て！: 非日常編)
|August 15, 2013|
Ōru Ōru Aporojīzu: (Hi-)Nichijō-hen (オール・オール・アポロジーズ: （非）日常編)
|August 22, 2013|
Ōru Ōru Aporojīzu: Hinichijō-hen (オール・オール・アポロジーズ: 非日常編)
|August 29, 2013|
Shissō suru Seishun no Zetsubō Janku Fūdo: (Hi-)Nichijō-hen (疾走する青春の絶望ジャンクフード （非）日常編 )
|September 5, 2013|
Shissō suru Seishun no Zetsubō Janku Fūdo: Hinichijō-hen (疾走する青春の絶望ジャンクフード 非日常編)
|September 12, 2013|
Chō-kōkō-kyū no Fuun ga Chō-kōkō-kyū no Satsujin to Chō kōkō-kyū no Shokei to Chō kōkō-kyū no Zetsubō o Hikiyosetariyū (超高校級の不運が超高校級の殺人と超高校級の処刑と超高校級の絶望を引き寄せた理由)
|September 19, 2013|
Sayonara, Zetsubō Gakuen (さよなら絶望学園)
|September 26, 2013|
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