Danganronpa 3 Anime to Premiere on July 11 & July 14
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the upcoming Danganronpa 3 -The End of Kibōgamine Gakuen- (Danganronpa 3 -The End of Hope's Peak Academy-) television anime announced on Tuesday that the anime's "Mirai Hen" (Future Arc) will premiere on Tokyo MX on July 11 at 11:00 p.m., followed by the "Zetsubō Hen" (Despair Arc) on July 14 11:30 p.m. Both arcs will also run every week on the BS11 channel.
The anime's website also confirmed that Megumi Ogata (as her character Nagito Komaeda) is performing the ending theme song "Zettai Kibō Birthday" (Absolute Hope Birthday) for "Zetsubō Hen." The single will go on sale on August 3. Ogata and other cast and staff members will appear at an advance screening in Tokyo's TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills theater on July 3.
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 "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
The cast 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 website previously posted story descriptions for both arcs.
For Zetsubō Hen 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 the chief director. 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."
TRUSTRICK and Maon Kurosaki are performing the opening theme to "Mirai Hen," and TRUSTRICK is also performing the ending theme song for "Mirai Hen." The group binaria is performing the opening theme for "Zetsubō Hen."
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 last November 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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