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binaria to Perform Danganronpa 3 Anime's 'Despair Arc' Opening Theme Song

posted on 2016-05-10 14:45 EDT by Jabulani Blyden
Anime's two arcs to air simultaneously in July

The official website for this year's Danganronpa 3 -The End of Kibōgamine Gakuen- (Danganronpa 3 -The End of Hope's Peak Academy-) television anime announced on Tuesday that binaria will perform the opening theme song for the anime's "Zetsubō Hen" (Despair Arc).

The musical unit binaria is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016. Its members include Annabel (Gangsta., Red Data Girl), yanaginagi (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya), Yoshihisa Nagao, and xai.

The song title will be announced at a later date. The single will ship on August 3 on CD or a limited edition CD with DVD.

The television anime series will be the conclusion of the "Hope's Peak Academy" series' original story. The anime will premiere both its "Mirai Hen" (Future Arc) and "Zetsubō Hen" (Despair Arc) 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.

The cast for for "Mirai Hen" includes:

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 Gekkogahara, but doesn't list a cast member.

The cast for "Zetsubō Hen" includes:

Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kazuichi Sōda
Megumi Ogata as Nagito Komaeda
Ami Koshimizu as Ibuki Mioda
Ai Kayano as Mikan Tsumiki
Yu 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 website previously posted story descriptions for both arcs.

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."

Funimation streamed the Danganronpa The Animation television anime series, based on Spike Chunsoft's PlayStation Portable/PlayStation Vita game, as the anime aired in Japan in Summer 2013. Funimation then released the series on DVD and Blu-ray on November 11 with an English dub.

NIS America released the first and second Danganronpa games on PS Vita in North America and Europe last year under the names Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. It also released the spinoff game Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (Zettai Zetsubō Shōjo Danganronpa: Another Episode, or Absolute Despair Girl Danganronpa: Another Episode).

Spike Chunsoft announced a new entry in the game series titled New Danganronpa V3: Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki (New Danganronpa V3: Everyone's New Semester of Killing). The new game will not take place at Hope's Peak Academy and will not feature any other returning characters. Spike Chunsoft is developing the game for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita and plans to release it in 2016.


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