Danganronpa Anime Coming Next Year

By Ishaan . December 7, 2012 . 9:00am

Devil Survivor 2 isn’t the only videogame-to-anime adaptation that Seiji Kishi is directing next year. Kishi, who previously worked on Persona 4: The Animation, will also be taking the reins on a Danganronpa anime in 2013, based on the Spike Chunsoft game.


Anime News Network report that, similar to the Devil Survivor 2 anime, the Danganronpa anime series will have Kishi as its director and Makoto Ueze as the writer in charge of the script.


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  • As someone who has played both games, I am very curious to see how this will turn out. Anyways, great news! My day is certainly better now w

  • BloodyNights

    I’m afraid Devil Surivivor 2 page will get more hits, because it quite frankly has tits! jkjk

    I don’t actually know anything about this series, or even if it was translated to english on da psp, But I’ll probably give it a try once it comes out. :o

    • DR have tits too…. Just sayin :P

      There a ongoing effort of a TL patch and a LP translation tht is done but I will recommend tht you don’t spoil yourself with the plot. It loses some of the impact.

      • BloodyNights

        I was just playing because this picture shows a teddie bear, and the DS2 page has a girl with exceptionally large breasts as it’s cover…excuse my silly humor lol

        • Io tits have nothing against one of the DR girls tits. just sayin’ ;)

      • Yvonne Tsang

        Did not know there was a translation project! Thanks.

  • I CAN’T WAIT. For the BDs/DVDs as it will obviously be censored on TV. xD But sooooo happy about this. :3

    • MikeTxn

      Super High-School Level Anime Censorship.

      The game actually does censor things (different camera angles during punishments so you can’t actually SEE it), so I don’t think it will be that much of an issue.

    • No worries, just cover the crime scene with pink paint!! XD

  • Hetare Kaiser

    I wonder if blood will be pink in the show as well.

    • I assume they will keep it. After all its one of the SHSL Trademark of DR ;)

  • This and DeSu2 anime made my day. I wish I can put a :syoon: here lol.

  • Chogokin

    I would have preferred a Kenka Banchou anime.

  • Hatsuu


  • Göran Isacson

    Yes. Yes! YES! All of my love for this gloriously messed up show. I will try to sell everyone I know on this anime the second it becomes available, without even knowing how good it will be in advance. Darnit this could be suck on toast and I think I would still watch it just because I am that desperately fanboyish before the might of Monobear.

  • Budgiecat

    Really would have liked this series to have been localized but whatever.. Guess I’ll enjoy the Anime instead when it comes out

  • Juuu

    This is really nice. I remember originally reading about Danganronpa on Siliconera and thinking “Wow, it sounds like Phoenix Wright cross examinations on a story with a hint of Battle Royale, SO COOL!” and just being super interested ever since, though I knew the mechanics would make it tough to localize. And it didn’t really pick up traction, which was sad, but now that Let’s Play happened, fan patches started, and there’s this, and so many people can now enjoy this series! I think I’m a little misty-eyed~

  • Lιβεr LεγιΣ

    I’m sad this game never leaved Japan, they even made a good iphone app for it..

  • pressUPfororanges


    To be honest, I didn’t really like the Persona 4 anime.
    But then again, I loved Jinrui wa Suitaishimashita (also directed by him).
    Game adaptations are always tricky, but I’m cautiously optimistic.

    • JazzWithAttitude

      They managed to resume well the story of Persona 4 but the art SUCKS VERY MUCH

  • I think I almost fell out of my seat reading this! One of my friends was talking about it last night, but I didn’t believe them (or about DeSu2 anime).
    The tears are streaming down my face :’)

  • Doctor Nebula

    Yeses. I really love this series even though there still hasn’t Ben a single game in English yet c :

  • ShawnOtakuSomething


  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I had a feeling that kid is not going to buy any teddy bear after watching this show lol.

  • Chiupon


  • imaguni

    So many great news today. *_*

  • SupaPhly

    but I wanted the game to be translated ;_;

    • Maybe if the anime sells good enough it would happen…. Than again, tht game have a lot of Jap stuff/term…. Then then again, Atlus did well on Persona 3/4…..

  • Levin_Scorpius

    Totally syooning over this and the prospect of an animated Touko Fukawa~

    If they dare botch this they deserve the most harshest and painful execution to be delivered upon them.

  • Alexandra Cordes

    I am REALLY torn about this.
    On the one hand, I reeeeally want to know the story since the game hasn’t been translated.
    On the other… source material is almost always better than subsequent adaptions into other forms of media.
    …Sigh. Looks like I’ll be abstaining from yet another amazing anime because I want to play the game first. : (

    • There a LP Translation of Danganronpa and its sequel on SA Forums though. But I highly suggest tht you watch the anime fresh.

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