Danganronpa The Animation to Start Streaming in Australia
posted on by Jon Hayward
The announcement was made today on Madman's website following the success of Titan Week. On Sunday the 1st of September Madman will release episodes 1 to 8 on their Screening Room. Then every Wednesday they will be releasing the new episode hours after the Japanese broadcast alongside Attack on Titan.
Madman also announced the new Screening Room schedule is as follows;
- Monday: Psycho Pass x 2 - [Screening Room]
- Tuesday: Code:Breaker x 2 - [Screening Room]
- Wednesday: Danganronpa, Attack On Titan - [Screening Room]
- Thursday: Sankarea - [Screening Room]
- Friday: Fate/Zero - [Screening Room]
Danganronpa The Animation
Makoto Naegi is an ordinary student that has won a lottery to enter an exceptional school, Hope's Peak Academy. Only the top prodigies attend Hope's Peak, but Makoto's dreams of a wonderful school life are dashed as he awakens inside the school to find himself locked in a game of life and death. He soon discovers that the only way to leave the school is to kill another student and survive a trial by peers to determine the murderer.
Based on Spike Chunsoft's 2010 PSP visual novel game Danganronpa: Kibō no Gakuen to Zetsubō no Kōkōsei (Bullet Rebuttal: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair) this anime adaptation was animated at Lerche with direction by Persona 4 The Animation's Seiji Kishi. Makoto Uezu (Is This a Zombie?) is in charge of series composition and scripts with Kazuaki Morita (Persona 4: The Animation) adapating Rui Komatsuzaki's original designs. The original voice cast from the games make their return for the anime.
The first game (also known as Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc) was succeeded by the sequel Super Danganronpa 2: Sayonara Zetsubō Gakuen (Super Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Academy) in 2012 and now both games are being compiled into a new collection for the PSVita titled Danganronpa 1・2 Reload. This new PSVita release will be released in Japan on the 10th of October 2013 and has a planned early 2014 release in English.
The anime series made it's debut on MBS in July and has since been streamed in the United States by Funimation.