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The episode was originally broadcasted in Japan on July 4th, 2013, and was simulcast with English subtitles by Funimation the following day.
Makoto Naegi, a normal high school student, wins the opportunity to attend a highly prestigious high school in a country-wide lottery. Things take a turn for the worse, however, when Makoto and his 14 classmates learn that they have been sealed into the school and will be trapped there for the rest of their lives by a sadistic black and white bear named Monokuma. The only way to escape is to murder a fellow classmate and get away with it.
- For episode screencaps, see: Danganronpa: The Animation - Episode 01/Gallery
PlotIn a flashback an unknown man (later revealed to be Jin Kirigiri) is tied to a chair. Monokuma, watching from a distance, presses a button which forces the man's chair into a Monokuma-shaped iron maiden-style rocket ship. The rocket doors slam closed, the engines engage, and the rocket flies through the roof of the building and up into space. It then falls back to earth at high velocity, turning red hot as it does so. When the rocket crash lands and the doors open, all that remains of the man in the rocket is a skeleton. This causes Monokuma to laugh hysterically.
In the present day we meet Makoto Naegi, an average student who was the winner of a Japan-wide lottery to attend the prestigious Hope's Peak High School - a school normally reserved only for students who are the top in their field. This feat has earned Makoto the title Super High School-Level Lucky Student. With trepidation, Makoto took his first steps into the school building, only for the world to begin to warp before his eyes. Makoto later wakes up in an empty classroom after falling unconscious. He finds a brochure for the school on the teacher's desk, where he finds a note instructing him to gather in the school's gym at 8 o'clock for the entrance ceremony. After realising it's already 8 o'clock, Makoto cautiously leaves the classroom for the gym, where he meets his 14 classmates.
In turn Makoto meets Yasuhiro Hagakure (Super High School-Level Fortune-Teller), Hifumi Yamada (Super High School-Level Fanzine Artist), Kiyotaka Ishimaru, (Super High School-Level Hall Monitor), Junko Enoshima (Super High School-Level Fashion Diva), Chihiro Fujisaki (Super High School-Level Programmer), Celestia Ludenberck (Super High School-Level Gambler). Mondo Ohwada (Super High School-Level Biker), Leon Kuwata (Super High School-Level Baseball Player), Aoi Asahina (Super High School-Level Swimmer), Sakura Ohgami (Super High School-Level Grappler), Touko Fukawa (Super High School-Level Literary Girl), Byakuya Togami (Super High School-Level Heir), Kyoko Kirigiri (Super High School-Level ???). The final student Makoto meets, Sayaka Maizono (Super High School-Level Idol), recognizes Makoto because the two of them attended the same junior high school. Makoto is surprised someone as popular as Sayaka would remember someone as average as him, and Sayaka pretends to be offended as a joke, breaking the ice.
Monokuma, the school's headmaster. Monokuma states: "Overflowin' with potential, you high schoolers...are none other than the hope of the world! In order to protect our wonderful rays of hope, yer expected to live here on campus and nowhere else! (...) In other words, yer gonna spend the rest of yer lives in here! (...) For those of you who wanna leave I've established a certain rule! You are free to murder however you like. The only student permitted to leave is one who has committed murder. It's a simple rule, and the only one. Beat! Stab! Club! Slice open! Torch! Crush! Strangle! Cast a curse!"
DVD for each of them. Makoto takes his DVD and watches it, finding a scene of his His sister, mother, and father congratulating Makoto and wishing him well at his new school, sitting in Makoto's home.
|Director||Seiji Kishi||Script||Makoto Uezu|
|Storyboard||Shinichiro Kimura||Episode Director||Shinichiro Kimura|
|Art Directors||Ayumi Miyakoshi|
|Animation Directors||Kazuaki Morita|
|Executive Producers||Yasuyuki Ueda|
|Original Scenario||Kazutaka Kodaka||Original Designs||Rui Komatsuzaki|
|ADR Director||Christopher Bevins||Script||J. Michael Tatum|
|Lead ADR Engineer:||Kenneth Thompson||ADR Engineers:||Alyssa Galindo|
|Subtitling:||Ashley Hayward, Ben Phillips, Brandy Richmond, Emily Walker, Freddie Arnold, Hailey Ard, Jon Uzzel, Jonathan Castleman, Sara Bachmeyer|
Opening & Ending
|Ending||Zetsubōsei: Hero Chiryōyaku||Performer||Soraru|
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Funimation: Danganronpa the Animation English Cast Announcement (April 4th, 2015)
| Danganronpa: |
|Episode 01 • Episode 02 • Episode 03 • Episode 04 • Episode 05 • Episode 06 • Episode 07 • Episode 08 • Episode 09 • Episode 10 • Episode 11 • Episode 12 • Episode 13|
| Danganronpa 3:|
The End Of
|Future Arc||Episode 01 • Episode 02 • Episode 03 • Episode 04 • Episode 05 • Episode 06 • Episode 07 • Episode 08 • Episode 09 • Episode 10 • Episode 11 • Episode 12|
|Despair Arc||Episode 01 • Episode 02 • Episode 03 • Episode 04 • Episode 05 • Episode 06 • Episode 07 • Episode 08 • Episode 09 • Episode 10 • Episode 11 • Hope Arc|
|OVAs||Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaimono|