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Funimation to Stream Brothers Conflict, Danganronpa TV Anime

posted on 2013-06-28 12:42 EDT
Both series to premiere in Japan in July

North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Friday that it has acquired the streaming rights for Brothers Conflict and Danganronpa The Animation. Funimation's announcement did not mention when the two series would premiere on its website.

Brothers Conflict adapts Sylph's romance novel project of the same name, which centers around a girl who suddenly gains 13 stepbrothers — from 32 years old down to 12 years old — when her father remarries. She joins the Asahina family under one roof at the Sunrise Residence complex.

The ending theme song, entitled "14 to 1," will be sung by 14 of the male cast members, with Kazuyuki Okitsu as Masaomi, Daisuke Hirakawa as Ukyō, Junichi Suwabe as Kaname, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Hikaru, Kenichi Suzumura as Tsubaki, Kousuke Toriumi as Azusa, Tomoaki Maeno as Natsume, Ken Takeuchi as Louis, Daisuke Ono as Subaru, Daisuke Namikawa as Iori, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Yūsuke, Kenn as Fūto, Yuuki Kaji as Wataru, and Hiroshi Kamiya as Juli, the main character's pet. In addition, Rina Satou will play the series' main heroine, Ema.

Jun Matsumoto (Night Raid 1931, Persona -trinity soul-) is directing the anime at the studio Brains Base (Baccano!, Natsume's Book of Friends, Durarara!!, My Little Monster). Natsuko Takahashi (07-Ghost, Moyashimon, Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru) is in charge of scripts, and Kumi Ishii (Oreimo, Red Garden, Rozen Maiden) is adapting the characters in Udajo's original illustrations for animation.

The anime will premiere in Japan on July 2.

Danganronpa The Animation adapts Spike Chunsoft's PlayStation Portable action-adventure game. Persona 4 The Animation's Seiji Kishi is directing the series, which will feature the same cast as the game. Makoto Uezu is in charge of series composition and scripts, and Lerche is animating the project.

The story follows a group of high school students, each with a different exceptional talent, who are locked inside a school and told that the only way to escape is to kill another student without getting caught. After a murder, the remaining students must hold a trial with their lives on the line to find out who the killer is.

The anime will premiere in Japan on July 4 on MBS' "Animeism" block.


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