School murder mystery kicks off July 4th
A July 4th start date has now been pinned to the anime adaptation of Spike Chunsoft's Danganronpa: The Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair, which takes a host of student character types, exaggerates the hell out of them, pairs them with all-star voice actors, and puts them into a devilishly convoluted life and death situation.
The premise is that top students, plus one normal person chosen by lottery, are accepted into the elite Kibogamine Academy. Unfortunately for them, they find themselves trapped in the school. To "graduate" they must commit the perfect murder. When a student is murdered, the suspect goes on trial. If the accused is rightfully convicted, they're gruesomely executed. If they are guilty but escape conviction, the rest of the students are killed.
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