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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - The Animation
LicenseFlag of NA FUNimation
Flag of Europe Manga Entertainment
Flag of Germany FilmConfect
ReleaseJuly 4, 2013
DirectorSeiji Kishi
ScriptMakoto Uezu
Character DesignKazuaki Morita

– -1-01.1- DANGANRONPA.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - The Animation is the anime adaptation of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

It was announced in Spring 2013[1] by Lerche. The Japanese voice actors returned for the anime.[2] A promotional video for the anime was released at ACE2013.

FUNimation confirmed the rights for North America in 2013 and will be streaming in their official website.


On April 24, 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 would be picked by the Danganronpa staff and the overall winner will be awarded autographs from Seiji Keshi, Makoto Uezu, Kazuaki Morita and Rui Komatsuzaki, along with official merchandise and all winners will have their work printed into the pixiv x Danganronpa: The Animation Illustration Collection (temporary title) art book. The contest ended on the 21st of 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 August 18 at Akihabara UDX entitled "Danganronpa Kibougamine Academy ‘Become a Student’ Exhibition". The exhibition features merchandise from both games, including a preview of a Nendoroid of Makoto Naegi and life size stands from the school trials.[5]

List of Characters



Voiced by: Nobuyo Ōyama (Japanese); Greg Ayres (English); Santiago Ziesmer (German)
Monokuma (モノクマ Monokuma) is the main antagonist of the story and the "Headmaster" of Hope's Peak Academy. He is controlled by the mastermind, and he started and controlled the Killing Game.


Makoto Naegi

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook (English); Philip Süß (German)
Makoto Naegi (苗木 誠 Naegi Makoto) is the protagonist of the the first game. An ordinary high school student who was accepted to the academy by raffle. Because of this, he was given the title Ultimate Lucky Student (超高校級の「幸運」), however it is frequently speculated to be Bad Luck. Later in the game, he was also given the title Ultimate Hope (超高校級「希望」) due to his talent in constantly staying optimistic.

Sayaka Maizono

Voiced by: Makiko Ohmoto (Japanese); Monica Rial (English); Jennifer Weiß (German)
Sayaka Maizono (舞園 さやか Maizono Sayaka) is a cheerful girl who is the leader of an idol group which is nationally popular. When accepted to Hope's Peak Academy, she was given the title Ultimate Pop Sensation (超高校級の「アイドル」).

Kyoko Kirigiri

Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa (Japanese); Caitlin Glass (English); Franciska Friede (German)
Kyoko Kirigiri (霧切 響子 Kirigiri Kyōko) is a female that appears to be very mysterious, however in discussion she has been shown to have a cool head and good reasoning skills. Due to her amnesia, she was not able to inform the player about her title in conversation, and so she was known as the Ultimate ??? (超高校級の「???」), however later she revealed herself as the person who has been given the title Ultimate Detective (超高校級の探偵).

Byakuya Togami

Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese); Josh Grelle (English); Amadeus Strobl (German)
Byakuya Togami (十神 白夜 Togami Byakuya) is known for being the successor of a highly successful family corporation. As a result of this, he appears to be very arrogant and considers himself superior to the other students of the Hope's Peak Academy. He has been given the title Ultimate Affluent Progeny (超高校級の「御曹司」).

Chihiro Fujisaki

Voiced by: Kōki Miyata (Japanese); Kara Edwards (English); Jamie Lee Blank (German)
Chihiro Fujisaki (不二咲 千尋 Fujisaki Chihiro) is a very shy character that frequently appears to be quite weak. He is very skilled in programming and one of his most notable works would be Alter Ego, an AI who helped the other students of Hope's Peak Academy to such a point that they even considered the AI a “friend”. His title is Ultimate Programmer (超高校級の「プログラマー」).

Kiyotaka Ishimaru

Voiced by: Kōsuke Toriumi (Japanese) Austin Tindle (English); Fabian Kluckert (German)
Kiyotaka Ishimaru (石丸清多夏 Ishimaru Kiyotaka) is an enthusiastically straight laced student who is a stickler for rules and order. As a result of this, he was accepted into Hope's Peak Academy under the title Ultimate Moral Compass (超高校級の「風紀委員」).

Celestia Ludenberg

Voiced by: Hekiru Shiina (Japanese); Lindsay Seidel (English); Runa Aléon (German)
Celestia Ludenberg (セレスティア・ルーデンベルク Seresutia Rūdenberuku), real name Taeko Yasuhiro, also known as the Queen of Liars, is a famous gambler that dresses in Gothic Lolita fashion. She is noted in the game for having defeated many high skill gamblers in the past. (She has even collected more than 10 billion yen at one point.) Because of her skill in gambling, she was given the title Ultimate Gambler (超高校級の「ギャンブラー」).

Toko Fukawa

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese); Carli Mosier (English); Alice Bauer (German)
Toko Fukawa (腐川 冬子 Fukawa Tōko) is a gloomy novelist with a persecution complex. One of her romance novels, “So Lingers The Ocean”, is a huge hit that managed to make fishermen extremely popular with teenage girls for a few months. Despite her young age, she has already won several awards and is constantly on top of selling list. She was given the title Ultimate Writing Prodigy (超高校級の「文学少女」). She also has an alternate personality named Genocide Jack, who is known under the title Ultimate Murderous Fiend (超高校級の「殺人鬼」).

Aoi Asahina

Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō (Japanese); Felecia Angelle (English); Sarah Alles (German)
Aoi Asahina (朝日奈 葵 Asahina Aoi) is a well meaning student who may appear to be quite air-headed at times. She excels in athletic sports, most notably swimming, thereby giving her the title of Ultimate Swimming Pro (超高校級の「スイマー」).

Sakura Ogami

Voiced by: Kujira (Japanese); Rachel Robinson (English); Franziska Pigulla (German)
Sakura Ogami (大神 さくら Ōgami Sakura), nicknamed The Ogre , is a fearsome student who is a world class fighter. She has muscular appearance and a deep voice, resulting in her being mistaken as a man often. She bears the title Ultimate Martial Artist (超高校級の「格闘家」).

Hifumi Yamada

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese); Tyson Rinehart (English); Benno Lehmann (German)
Hifumi Yamada (山田 一二三 Yamada Hifumi) is an otaku student who is popular as a doujin manga artist, proclaiming that his interests are based solely on the “2D World” and “2D Girls”. He goes by the title Ultimate Fanfic Creator (超高校級の「同人作家」).

Yasuhiro Hagakure

Voiced by: Masaya Matsukaze (Japanese); Christopher Bevins (English); Christopher Kohn (German)
Yasuhiro Hagakure (葉隠 康比呂 Hagakure Yasuhiro) is a very laid back student, taking pride in his skill of fortune telling. He is revealed to be older than all the other students, due to being held-back. When attending the academy, he was given the title Ultimate Clairvoyant (超高校級の「占い師」).

Mondo Owada

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (Japanese); Christopher Sabat (English); Finlay Kühn (German)
Mondo Owada (大和田 紋土 Ōwada Mondo) is a hot-headed student who is known for being the head of the largest bōsōzoku group in the country of Japan. He was given the title Ultimate Biker Gang Leader (超高校級の「暴走族」).

Leon Kuwata

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese); Justin Cook (English); Patrick Keller (German)
Leon Kuwata (桑田 怜恩 Kuwata Reon) is a brash teenager who is exceptionally good at baseball, however, in a later conversation with Makoto, he said he would like to be in a career that made him a musician. His title is Ultimate Baseball Star (超高校級の「野球選手」).

Junko Enoshima

Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese); Jamie Marchi (English); Peggy Pollow (German)
Junko Enoshima (江ノ島 盾子 Enoshima Junko) is a charismatic gyaru fashion model who has appeared in many popular fashion magazines. As a result of this, she was given the title Ultimate Fashionista (超高校級の「ギャル」), however the Junko that is first introduced in the start of the game was in fact Mukuro Ikusaba, her twin sister, in disguise. The twins both go by an alternate title, Ultimate Despair.

Mukuro Ikusaba

Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese); / Jamie Marchi (English); Peggy Pollow (German)
Mukuro Ikusaba (戦刃 むくろ Ikusaba Mukuro) is a fearless soldier who was involved in Fenrir, a world renowned mercenary organization. She had an interest in military weapons and strategies ever since she was a child and thus was given the title Ultimate Soldier (超高校級の「軍人」). She is one of the Ultimate Despair, and the older twin sister of Junko Enoshima.

Minor Character

DVD Release

  • The cover of the first DVD.
  • The contents of the special edition DVD.
  • The cover of the second DVD.
  • The cover of the third DVD.
  • The cover of the fourth DVD.
  • The cover of the fifth DVD.
  • The cover of the sixth DVD.
  • The cover of the seventh DVD.
  • German DVD covers

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 Makoto Naegi's Worst Day Ever, 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]

On December 31, 2014, FUNimation revealed they acquired the home video rights to Danganronpa and released it on Blu-ray & DVD on November 10, 2015 with an English dub.

On April 4, 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 actor to reprise his respective role for the animation. After some uproar over the casting, a post came about, stating that FUNimation were originally going to reveal the English dub of the series much earlier but as the game adaptation was already going to be dubbed, it was postponed until further notice.

Episode List

# Title Air Date Preview Image

TV Stations[7]

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
Animax Asia 16.11.15 21:00

Times subject to change


The anime was well recieved in various countries all over the world, it received a license in various countries all over the world such as: North America, Europe, Australia, China, Taiwan, and South Asia.

FUNimation licensed the anime in 2013 for North America and Europe. They later announced the home rights release in 2014. They began to stream a dubbed version on 2015.

FilmConfect announced at their expo that they will begin a dub and and alter published the home rights release.

Animax Asia broadcasted the anime on TV on October 2015 for South Asia terrirories.

In Other Languages:
Flag of USA Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - The Animation
Flag of Japan ダンガンロンパ 希望の学園と絶望の高校生 THE ANIMATION
Flag of TW 槍彈辯駁 希望學園與絕望高中生 The Animation





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

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