A group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school essentially means you’ll succeed in life, but graduating is very difficult. The school is presided over by a bear called Monokuma (Monobear), and he explains to them that their graduation hinges around committing a murder. The only way to graduate is to kill one of your classmates and get away with it. If the other classmates discover the identity of the killer, the killer is the only one executed. However, if they fail to catch the killer, only the killer graduates and the others are annihilated. Which of the 15 will survive the bloodbath to come?
Animation Produced by: Lerche
Megumi Ogata as Makoto Naegi (Main character)
Akira Ishida as Byakuya Togami
Chiwa Saito as Aoi Asahina
Hekiru Shiina as Celestia Ludenwerg
Kappei Yamaguchi as Hifumi Yamada
Kazuya Nakai as Mondo Ōwada
Kouki Miyata as Chihiro Fujisaki
Kousuke Toriumi as Kiyotaka Ishimaru
Kujira as Sakura Ōgami
Makiko Ohmoto as Sayaka Maizono
Masaya Matsukaze as Yasuhiro Hagakure
Megumi Toyoguchi as Junko Enoshima
Miyuki Sawashiro as Tōko Fukawa
Nobuyo Oyama as Monokuma
Takahiro Sakurai as Reon Kuwata
Yōko Hikasa as Kyōko Kirigiri
Monobear may actually be one of the most interesting characters yet since his voice is quite scary. And somehow whenever he appears you really get the feel of the surrounding darkness he brings.
All the characters are incredibly cool.
|A very creepy bear! Yes, that’s Monobear.|
Our main character , Naegi Makoto, particularly is nice to see has some personality. He is a regular good teen boy with hopes and aspirations. Now that our characters have been introduced to how things will really be they’ll have to choose to remain with Monobear or actually commit murder to escape Hope’s Peak Private Academy.
At this point in the first episode we aren’t too aware of why anyone would be motivated to even kill considering there is hinted that if they all remain in with Monobear they would have an unlimited food supply. Although we’ll have too see what comes up next. Hopefully Naegi’s friend , Sayaka Maizono, will survive.
|Maizono panicking when faced with some secret.|
The animation for Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei: The Animation was quite good. The anime has a bright and fresh look that only comes out of each year’s progress in making better animation. Some may be reminded of the animation style of a video game or easily compare it to Persona 4: The Animation or so the rumors are.
Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei: The Animation obviously has a darker atmosphere. Even so, it’ll keep you watching. The new anime series currently airing has a lot to offer from high quality animation, fun characters, and a mystery type story.