"Danganronpa The Animation" team reunites on 2015 adaptation of hit "Shonen Jump" manga
The character designs for the hero of the 2015 TV anime adaption of Shonen Jump's hit Assassination Classroom have been previewed. The series follows a middle school class who have one year to learn how to assassinate their alien teacher or he'll annihilate Earth.
Nagisa Shiota is remarkably small and otherwise physically unimpressive, but makes up for this with the ability to supress or amplify his bloodlust and his ability to observe weaknesses in the smiley face Korosensei.
He's voiced by Nozomi Yamamoto in the Vomic and Nao Tōyama in the earlier event anime short. 21-year-old Ryosuke Yamada, a member of Johnny & Associates' boys idol group Hey! Say! JUMP, will play Nagisa Shiota in the upcoming live-action film adaptation.
Danganronpa The Animation director Seiji Kishi, writer Makoto Uezu, character designer Kazuaki Morita and studio Lerche will be reuniting for the adaptation of Yūsei Matsui's manga.