Anime Review: Danganronpa

General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Action, Mystery, Horror, Psychological
Episodes: 13
Aired: Jul 5, 2013 to Sep 27, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Producers: Geneon Universal Entertainment, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Showgate
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Source: Game
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)


Hope’s Peak Academy is an elite high school that accepts only the most talented students. Individuals who successfully enroll receive their own unique titles, suitably reflective of their skills and traits. Of the fifteen candidates admitted to the peculiar school that year, Makoto Naegi is a completely ordinary individual who has been accepted by sheer chance, with the title of “Super High School-Level Luck.”

Naegi and his fellow classmates are initially ecstatic to be chosen to study at this prestigious institution, but these feelings of happiness are short-lived. They are soon confronted by Monokuma, the principal and resident bear, who traps them inside the school. The pupils’ hopes of escape and graduation hinge on one of them successfully murdering one of their peers without being discovered. However, if the killer is caught, he or she will be executed, and the remaining survivors will be left to continue the deathmatch until only a single victor remains.[Written by MAL Rewrite]



Danganronpa is an anime based of a visual novel game under the same name. The anime is about 16 students being trapped in Hope’s peak academy and they have to kill each other without getting caught in order to escape the school.The anime was better than I expected given what I’ve been told about it. However its nothing compared to the game.

Studio Lerche did  a pretty good job making an anime adoption of this game. The anime is exactly like the game except for the one on one dialog that you have with the other students which adds more to the story.

If you’re not planning to play the game this anime is enough and is actually really good.

Overall Rate: 6/10

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