VIDEO: "Danganronpa" Anime Commercial

Seiji Kishi directs anime based on Spike Chunsoft's games

This summer's anime adaptation of Spike Chunsoft's (Dragon Ball Z Budokai TenkaichiDanganronpaThe Academy of Hope and the High School Students of Despair 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. 


A new promo ran during this week's episode of Valvrave.



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.


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


The promo is narrated by Monokuma—voiced by Nobuyo Oyama (the voice of Doraemon!)—the strange teddy bear who proclaims himself to be the principal of the academy and initiates a life of mutual killing amongst the students.

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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