Danganronpa 3 Anime Adds Kana Hanazawa as Chiaki Nanami
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
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 Sunday that it has added Kana Hanazawa to the show's "Zetsubō Hen" (Side: Despair) arc cast as the character Chiaki Nanami. The character debuted in the Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair game.
The anime's "Mirai Hen" (Side: Future) will premiere on Tokyo MX on July 11 at 11:00 p.m., followed by the "Zetsubō Hen" (Side: Despair) on July 14 11:30 p.m. Both arcs will also run every week on the BS11 channel. Funimation will stream the series as it airs in Japan.
The television anime series will be the conclusion of the "Hope's Peak Academy" series' original story. 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 rest of 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
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
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
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 for both anime. Rui Komatsuzaki is credited with the original character designs, Seiji Kishi is the chief director, and Daisei Fukuoka is directing both anime. 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 is designing the characters for "Zetsubō Hen," and Ryoko Amisaki is designing the characters for "Mirai Hen." Masafumi Takada is composing the music.
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," and Megumi Ogata is performing the ending theme song.
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 Disc 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. The company 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.
[Via MoCa News]