Bizarre "Danganronpa" Murder Mystery Games Slated for Anime Adaptation

Seiji Kishi directs anime based on Spike Chunsoft's games

Spike Chunsoft's (Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi) DanganronpaThe Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair games have big casts of interesting eccentrics. They have Higurashi/Battle Royale brutality. And, there's been an enthusiastic fan response. So, it's hardly surprising that they're getting an anime adaptation.

 

Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, Humanity Has Declined, Persona 4: The Animation, Astro Fighter Sunred) helming a 2013 anime remake with his Carnival Phantasm collaborator Makoto Uezu writing.

 

 

From the games...

 

The sequel game Super Danganronpa 2: Farewell School of Despair, which took bizarre murder mystery adventure game and transported the who-done-it investigation/trial from the titular school to a strange island, was released in July.

 

Look at what the warped Mono Bear had in store for the students...

 

via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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