Killer Killer Manga is Revealed as Danganronpa Spinoff in 3rd Chapter
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The June issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine revealed the full title of Sasako Mitomo's Killer Killer manga on Monday as Danganronpa Gaiden: Killer Killer, revealing the manga as a spinoff of Spike Chunsoft's Danganronpa game series, and specifically a spinoff of the upcoming Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibōgamine Gakuen television anime series. Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine published the manga's third chapter on Monday.
The original protagonists of the manga, Takumi Hijirihara and Misaki Asano, are revealed to be members of the Future Foundation's 6th Branch's Special Case Bureau. In the manga's initial chapters, Misaki works as the partner of Takumi Hijirihara, the sole survivor of the "Gibo'ura Middle School Large-Scale Massacre." However, Takumi doesn't hate the culprit. He loves all killing and killers in general, and even rates the grotesqueness of the very culprits he now apprehends as a detective. As of the manga's third chapter, Misaki has been kidnapped by former Hope's Peak Academy student and former Ultimate Fireworks-Maker Ted Chikachiro. In the vehicle where she is being held, Misaki is shocked to find the corpse of who appears to be Makoto Naegi.
Only Mitomo was originally listed as creating the manga, but now Spike Chunsoft is credited for the original work, and Kazutaka Kodaka and Yōichirō Koizumi are listed as providing the scenario for the manga.
Mitomo launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on March 9.
The Danganronpa series inspired a television anime adaptation titled Danganronpa The Animation in 2013. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired, and released it on DVD and Blu-ray Disc last November. A new television anime titled Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibōgamine Gakuen will premiere in July. The anime will have both a "Mirai Hen" and "Zetsubō Hen," with the former focusing on characters from the first game, and the latter focusing on the story of the characters of the Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair game. Both arcs will air simultaneously.
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