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Danganronpa 3 TV Anime's Story Previewed Before July Debut

posted on by Egan Loo
1 Mirai-hen episode & 1 Zetsubō-hen episode will air every week this summer

The official website for the Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibōgamine Gakuen (Danganronpa 3 -The End of Hope's Peak Academy-) anime posted story introductions for the anime's two arcs on Monday.

Mirai-hen (Future Arc)

The world was close to being destroyed by Ultimate Despair, who caused "The Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Event in Human History." In order to save this world from the event's chaos, the Future Foundation was formed. Although the organization continues its activities to restore the world, Makoto Naegi is under suspicion of treason due to him shielding a Remnant of Despair.

The Future Foundation members had gathered together to decide on his punishment, but they all end up getting trapped inside the place they were meeting by Monokuma, who demands that they begin the "Final Killing." They have strange bangles put on their wrists, and are given tranquilizers when a certain time arrives. To make things worse, there apparently is a real traitor amongst their ranks who is coming to kill the members of the Future Foundation.

In this game where class trials don't exist, the only way to get rid of the traitor is to find him and kill him off. Naegi are forced to face the ultimate death game, where it's kill or be killed. The tale of despair in which hope kills hope begins.

Zetsubō-hen (Despair Arc)

Hope's Peak Academy is a special school, recognized by the government, that was established in order to gather and nurture top-class students who excel in various fields. This school has two courses: The main course, and the preparatory course. Anyone with the money can enter the preparatory course, even if they don't have any special skills. The 77th class of the main course is filled with students who not only have unique abilities, but unique personalities as well.

However, the students learned that "Talent isn't the most important thing in life; it's to involve yourself with people and make yourself a better person while making memories." However, little did they know that a mysterious project and discrimination of the courses were happening right under their noses.

Hajime Hinata, a boy from the preparatory class who craves for an ability. The fateful meeting he has drives the future of the school into an unimaginable direction. This is the story of what happened up until the "The Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Event in Human History." This is a story of hope that ends in despair.

The anime will premiere both its "Mirai Hen" and "Zetsubō Hen" parts in July. As a result, two new Danganronpa 3 episodes will premiere every week. "Mirai Hen" will focus on the characters from the first game installment, while the "Zetsubō Hen" will tell the story of the characters of the Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair game. The anime will illustrate what happened to the characters before the events of the game.

Previously announced cast members for "Mirai Hen" include:

Megumi Ogata as Makoto Naegi

Yōko Hikasa as Kyōko Kirigiri

Saki Fujita as Seiko Kimura

Inori Minase as Ruruka Andō

Takuya Eguchi as Sōnosuke Izayoi

Hidekatsu Shibata as Kazuo Tengan

Keiji Fujiwara as Kōichi Kizakura

Kanata Hongou as Ryōta Mitarai

Rie Kugimiya as Daisaku Bandai

Kenta Miyake as Great Gozu

Chiwa Saito as Aoi Asahina

Masaya Matsukaze as Yasuhiro Hagakure

Takako Sasuga as Monomi

Toshiyuki Morikawa as Kyōsuke Munakata

Mai Nakahara as Chisa Yukizome

Junichi Suwabe as Jūzō Sakakura

The site also lists the character Miaya Gekkōgahara, but doesn't list a cast member.

Previously announced cast members for "Zetsubō Hen" include:

Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kazuichi Sōda
Megumi Ogata as Nagito Komaeda
Ami Koshimizu as Ibuki Mioda
Ai Kayano as Mikan Tsumiki
Yū Kobayashi as Mahiru Koizumi
Suzuko Mimori as Hiyoko Saionji
Romi Park as Akane Owari
Hiroki Yasumoto as Nekomaru Nidai
Jun Fukuyama as Teruteru Hanamura
Daisuke Kishio as Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu
Kotono Mitsuishi as Peko Pekoyama
Kanata Hongou as Ryōta Mitarai
Tomokazu Sugita as Tanaka the Forbidden
Miho Arakawa as Sonia Nevermind
Minami Takayama as Hajime Hinata

TARAKO will replace Nobuyo Oyama in the role of mascot character Monokuma in the upcoming television anime and other installments in the franchise.

The television anime series will be the conclusion of the "Hope's Peak Academy" series' original story.

Kazutaka Kodaka is in charge of the original scenario concepts and overall supervision. Rui Komatsuzaki is credited with the original character designs, and Seiji Kishi is directing. Norimitsu Kaihō (School-Live!, Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation) is in charge of the scenario on the project, and animation studio Lerche is returning to animate the project. Kazuaki Morita and Ryoko Amisaki are designing the anime's characters. The Danganronpa Design Team is credited with the original background designs. Masafumi Takada is composing the music, and Yoshinori Terasawa is the "Otasuke Producer."

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