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Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School (ダンガンロンパ3 –The End of 希望ヶ峰学園– Danganronpa 3 – The End of Kibōgamine Gakuen) is a TV anime series that began airing in July 2016, which is being directed by Seiji Kishi at Lerche.

It is not an anime adaptation of any game, but a completely original new story supervised by the series creator, Kazutaka Kodaka. The anime is intended to be the conclusion of the Hope's Peak Series within the Danganronpa franchise, as Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony focuses on a new environment and new characters.

The anime is split into two Arcs:

Future Arc, the first chapter, is a sequel to Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. It follows Makoto Naegi, Kyoko Kirigiri, Aoi Asahina and twelve other Future Foundation members in one last killing game.

Despair Arc, the second chapter, is a prequel to the entire series. It tells the backstory of the Remnants of Despair and explains how they got corrupted.[1]

The two arcs aired concurrently with one another: Future Arc was aired on July 11 and continued to air every Monday, while Despair Arc was aired July 14 and continues every Thursday.[2] The episodes are meant to be watched in this order and the two arcs shouldn't be viewed separately.

Hope Arc, the final episode, is a special, airing after the previous two chapters have ended. It acts as the conclusion to the Hope's Peak Academy arc. Hope Arc was aired on September 29.

On June 23, 2016, Funimation, the company which subbed and dubbed the previous Danganronpa Anime, revealed that they would air the episodes subbed.[3]

On July 13, 2016, Funimation announced that both Future Arc and Despair Arc would be added to their Summer 2016 Broadcast Dub line-up, to be aired on August 10 and August 11, respectively.

In 2018, Cornflakes produced a Danganronpa 3 stage adaptation.

Series Summary

"Danganronpa returns with two brand new arcs! Despair Arc takes place before season one of the anime with Hajime Hinata in a tale of despair. Future Arc continues after the hit game Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair following Makoto Naegi in a new death game." - Official synopsis[4]

Development

The anime was first teased on December 2, 2015, at the presentation press conference held by Spike Chunsoft. The teaser picture includes Kyoko, Aoi, and Makoto in handcuffs.

Originally, the plan was to make an anime of Danganronpa 2. This is seen in the teaser trailer: Similar to how the very first teaser trailer for Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls started off misleadingly by implying that the upcoming installment is a game about the daily lives of the first two games' cast before The Tragedy, the first trailer for the Danganronpa 3 anime starts with a "2" fading in from the back, as if to announce an anime of Danganronpa 2. The sudden appearance of Monokuma, however, "shatters the fans' hope", leading to the actual announcement, just like in the Danganronpa Another Episode teaser.

Originally, the plan was to create something that would involve Class Trials, but because it would be "too painful for the students of Hope's Peak Academy to kill each other again", the creators decided to conclude with an anime. They believed that the story can only be told through an anime and if they made a game instead of an anime, they might not have been able to do the serious things they had planned for it. Although there won't any investigation elements, there will be suspense.

On March 22, 2016, a Famitsu Weekly issue showed twelve new characters connected to the Future Foundation.[5]

A new trailer revealed the names and basic plots of the two upcoming chapters. According to the trailer, Future Arc will include a new killing game and "hope will kill hope" (implying that the 16 Future Foundation members are forced to kill each other), despite what Kodaka said earlier.

Before the trailer was revealed, Kodaka mentioned misleading information in his Twitter account, saying that the Remnants of Despair will not have any role in the story as well as implying that they will not be seen in the future, which upset fans. However, as the trailer revealed, they will actually have a whole chapter dedicated to them. Kodaka apologized and confessed that it had been just a lie: "I apologize to everyone I worried with my tweets the other day. I was feeling up to being a little mischievous and showing off the amplitude between despair and hope. A mischievous heart is a driving force between the things I make, but it’s not good to lie. I'm fine with getting comments like "what a horrible prank, Kodaka" or "I like what he makes, but he's a bad person” until you're satisfied".

Theme and Ending Songs

On May 10, 2016, it was revealed that the opening theme for Despair Arc will be performed by the band binaria and will be called Kami-iro Awase (カミイロアワセ, lit. Matching the Color of God).[6] While the ending theme will be performed by Megumi Ogata as Nagito Komaeda called Zettai Kibō Birthday (絶対希望バースデー).

On May 17, 2016, it was revealed that the opening theme for Future Arc will be performed by Maon Kurosaki and TRUSTRICK, composed of Billy and Sayaka Kanda, and it will be called DEAD OR LIE.[7] While the ending theme will be performed by TRUSTRICK and will be called Recall THE END.

Main Cast

Future Arc

Monokuma (モノクマ) Monomi (モノミ)
Monokuma DR3 VA ID
日本語 TARAKO
English Greg Ayres
Deutsch Santiago Ziesmer
Monomi DR3 VA ID
日本語 Takako Sasuga
English Anastasia Muñoz
Deutsch Anja Rybiczka
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Makoto Naegi (苗木 誠) Kyoko Kirigiri (霧切 響子)
Super High School-Level Hope Former Super High School-Level Detective
Makoto Naegi DR3 VA ID
日本語 Megumi Ogata
English Bryce Papenbrook
Deutsch Philip Süß
Kyoko Kirigiri DR3 VA ID
日本語 Yōko Hikasa
English Caitlin Glass
Deutsch Johanna Dost
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Aoi Asahina (朝日奈 葵) Yasuhiro Hagakure (葉隠 康比呂)
Former Super High School-Level Swimmer Former Super High School-Level Fortune-Teller
Aoi Asahina DR3 VA ID
日本語 Chiwa Saitō
English Felecia Angelle
Deutsch Sarah Alles
Yasuhiro Hagakure DR3 VA ID
日本語 Masaya Matsukaze
English Christopher Bevins
Deutsch Sebastian Kluckert
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Kazuo Tengan (天願 和夫) Kyosuke Munakata (宗方 京助)
Former Director of Hope’s Peak High School Former Super High School-Level Student Council President
Kazuo Tengan DR3 VA ID
日本語 Hidekatsu Shibata
English Mark Stoddard
Deutsch Matthias Friedrich
Kyosuke Munakata DR3 VA ID
日本語 Toshiyuki Morikawa
English Ricco Fajardo
Deutsch Florian Clyde
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Koichi Kizakura (黄桜 公一) Seiko Kimura (忌村 静子)
Former Hope’s Peak High School Scout Former Super High School-Level Pharmacist
Koichi Kizakura DR3 VA ID
日本語 Keiji Fujiwara
English Kaiji Tang
Deutsch Henning Vogt
Seiko Kimura DR3 VA ID
日本語 Saki Fujita
English Erin Fitzgerald
English Amanda Céline Miller (child)
Deutsch Laurine Betz
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Chisa Yukizome (雪染 ちさ) Juzo Sakakura (逆蔵 十三)
Former Super High School-Level Housekeeper Former Super High School-Level Boxer
Chisa Yukizome DR3 VA ID
日本語 Mai Nakahara
English Colleen Clinkenbeard
Deutsch Melinda Rachfahl
Juzo Sakakura DR3 VA ID
日本語 Junichi Suwabe
English Ian Sinclair
Deutsch Kevin Kraus
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Miaya Gekkogahara (月光ヶ原 美彩) Ruruka Ando (安藤 流流歌)
Former Super High School-Level Therapist Former Super High School-Level Confectioner
Miaya Gekkogahara DR3 VA ID
日本語 N/A
English N/A
Deutsch N/A
Ruruka Ando DR3 VA ID
日本語 Inori Minase
English Jad Saxton
Deutsch Katharina von Daake
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Sonosuke Izayoi (十六夜 惣之助) Ryota Mitarai (御手洗 亮太)
Former Super High School-Level Blacksmith Former Super High School-Level Animator
Sonosuke Izayoi DR3 VA ID
日本語 Takuya Eguchi
English Brandon McInnis
Deutsch Phillip Sponbiel
Ryota Mitarai DR3 VA ID
日本語 Kanata Hongō
English Justin Briner
Deutsch Rahul Chakraborty
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Daisaku Bandai (万代 大作) Great Gozu (グレート ゴズ)
Former Super High School-Level Farmer Former Super High School-Level Wrestler
Daisaku Bandai DR3 VA ID
日本語 Rie Kugimiya
English Tia Ballard
Deutsch Bettina Kenney
Great Gozu DR3 VA ID
日本語 Kenta Miyake
English Chris Rager
Deutsch Nico Nothnagel
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Monaka Towa (塔和 最中) Byakuya Togami (十神 白夜)
Former Super Grade School-Level Homeroom Former Super High School-Level Heir
Monaca Towa DR3 VA ID
日本語 Aya Hirano
English Cristina Vee
Deutsch Daniela Grubert
Byakuya Togami DR3 VA ID
日本語 Akira Ishida
English Josh Grelle
Deutsch Christopher Kohn
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Komaru Naegi (苗木 こまる) Toko Fukawa (腐川 冬子)
Makoto Naegi’s Little Sister Former Super High School-Level Literary Girl
Komaru Naegi DR3 VA ID
日本語 Aya Uchida
English Alexis Tipton
Deutsch Luisa Casper
Toko Fukawa DR3 VA ID
日本語 Miyuki Sawashiro
English Carli Mosier
Deutsch Alice Bauer
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile

Despair Arc

Chisa Yukizome (雪染 ちさ) Hajime Hinata (日向 創)
Hope’s Peak High School New Teacher Hope’s Peak High School Reserve Course Student
Chisa Yukizome Despair VA ID
日本語 Mai Nakahara
English Colleen Clinkenbeard
Deutsch Melinda Rachfahl
Hajime Hinata Despair VA ID
日本語 Minami Takayama
English Johnny Yong Bosch
Deutsch Johannes Walenta
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Chiaki Nanami (七海 千秋) Nagito Komaeda (狛枝 凪斗)
Super High School-Level Gamer Super High School-Level Lucky Student
Chiaki Nanami Despair VA ID
日本語 Kana Hanazawa
English Christine Marie Cabanos
Deutsch Daniela Molina
Nagito Komaeda Despair VA ID
日本語 Megumi Ogata
English Bryce Papenbrook
Deutsch Philip Süß
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Akane Owari (終里 赤音) Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu (九頭龍 冬彦)
Super High School-Level Gymnastics Club Member Super High School-Level Gangster
Akane Owari Despair VA ID
日本語 Romi Park
English Morgan Garrett
Deutsch Flavia Vinzens
Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu Despair VA ID
日本語 Daisuke Kishio
English Aaron Dismuke
Deutsch Bastian Sierich
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Tanaka the Forbidden One (封印されし田中) Hiyoko Saionji (西園寺 日寄子)
Super High School-Level Animal Raising Committee Member Super High School-Level Traditional Dancer
Gundham Tanaka Despair VA ID
日本語 Tomokazu Sugita
English Chris Tergliafera
Deutsch Bernd Egger
Hiyoko Saionji Despair VA ID
日本語 Suzuko Mimori
English Kira Buckland
Deutsch Nicole Hannak
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Ibuki Mioda (澪田 唯吹) Kazuichi Soda (左右田 和一)
Super High School-Level Music Club Member Super High School-Level Mechanic
Ibuki Mioda Despair VA ID
日本語 Ami Koshimizu
English Brina Palencia
Deutsch Maja Makowski
Kazuichi Soda Despair VA ID
日本語 Yoshimasa Hosoya
English Kyle Hebert
Deutsch Imme Aldag
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Mahiru Koizumi (小泉 真昼) Mikan Tsumiki (罪木 蜜柑)
Super High School-Level Photographer Super High School-Level Health Committee Member
Mahiru Koizumi Despair VA ID
日本語 Yū Kobayashi
English Carrie Keranen
Deutsch Heide Ihlenfeld
Mikan Tsumiki Despair VA ID
日本語 Ai Kayano
English Stephanie Sheh
Deutsch Sarah Madeleine Tusk
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Nekomaru Nidai (弐大 猫丸) Peko Pekoyama (辺古山 ペコ)
Super High School-Level Team Manager Super High School-Level Swordswoman
Nekomaru Nidai Despair VA ID
日本語 Hiroki Yasumoto
English Patrick Seitz
Deutsch Roman Kretschmer
Peko Pekoyama Despair VA ID
日本語 Kotono Mitsuishi
English Janice Kawaye
Deutsch Antje Thiele
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Sonia Nevermind (ソニア・ネヴァーマインド) Teruteru Hanamura (花村 輝々)
Super High School-Level Princess Super High School-Level Cook
Sonia Nevermind Despair VA ID
日本語 Miho Arakawa
English Natalie Hoover
Deutsch Inken Baxmeier
Teruteru Hanamura Despair VA ID
日本語 Jun Fukuyama
English Todd Haberkorn
Deutsch Rafael Albert
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"Ryota Mitarai" (御手洗 亮太 (詐欺師)) Jin Kirigiri (霧切 仁)
Super High School-Level Imposter Hope’s Peak High School Principal
Ultimate Imposter Despair VA ID
日本語 Kanata Hongō
English Justin Briner
Deutsch Antje Thiele
Jin Kirigiri Despair VA ID
日本語 Kappei Yamaguchi
English John Michael Tatum
Deutsch Marco Wittorf
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Kyosuke Munakata (宗方 京助) Juzo Sakakura (罪木 蜜柑)
Former Super High School-Level Student Council President Former Super High School-Level Boxer
Kyosuke Munakata Despair VA ID
日本語 Toshiyuki Morikawa
English Ricco Fajardo
Deutsch Florian Clyde
Juzo Sakakura Despair VA ID
日本語 Junichi Suwabe
English Ian Sinclair
Deutsch Kevin Kraus
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Kazuo Tengan (天願 和夫) Koichi Kizakura (黄桜 公一)
Former Director of Hope’s Peak High School Hope’s Peak High School Scout
Kazuo Tengan Despair VA ID
日本語 Hidekatsu Shibata
English Mark Stoddard
Deutsch Matthias Friedrich
Koichi Kizakura Despair VA ID
日本語 Keiji Fujiwara
English Kaiji Tang
Deutsch Henning Vogt
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Natsumi Kuzuryu (九頭龍 菜摘) Sato (サトウ)
Hope’s Peak High School Reserve Course Student Hope’s Peak High School Reserve Course Student
Natsumi Kuzuryu Despair VA ID
日本語 Haruka Yamazaki
English Apphia Yu
Deutsch Jodie Blank
Sato Despair VA ID
日本語 Ai Shimizu
English Luci Christian
Deutsch UNKNOWN
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Ruruka Ando (安藤 流流歌) Seiko Kimura (忌村 静子)
Super High School-Level Confectioner Super High School-Level Pharmacist
Ruruka Ando Despair VA ID
日本語 Inori Minase
English Jad Saxton
Deutsch Katharina von Daake
Seiko Kimura Despair VA ID
日本語 Saki Fujita
English Erin Fitzgerald & Amanda Céline Miller (child)
Deutsch Laurine Betz
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Sonosuke Izayoi (十六夜 惣之助) Ryota Mitarai (御手洗 亮太)
Super High School-Level Blacksmith Super High School-Level Animator
Sonosuke Izayoi Despair VA ID
日本語 Takuya Eguchi
English Brandon McInnis
Deutsch Phillip Sponbiel
Ryota Mitarai Despair VA ID
日本語 Kanata Hongō
English Justin Briner
Deutsch Rahul Chakraborty
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Junko Enoshima (江ノ島 盾子) Mukuro Ikusaba (戦刃 むくろ)
Super High School-Level Fashion Diva Super High School-Level Soldier
Junko Enoshima Despair VA ID
日本語 Megumi Toyoguchi
English Jamie Marchi
Deutsch Peggy Pollow
Mukuro Ikusaba Despair VA ID
日本語 Megumi Toyoguchi
English Jamie Marchi
Deutsch Peggy Pollow
Japanese Official Profile Japanese Official Profile
Izuru Kamukura (カムクラ イズル)
Super High School-Level Hope
Izuru Kamukura VA ID
日本語 Minami Takayama
English Johnny Yong Bosch
Deutsch Johannes Walenta
Japanese Official Profile

List of Episodes

Episode 01 Future Third time's the charm
Despair Hello Again, Hope's Peak High School
Episode 02 Future Hang the Witch
Despair My Impurest Heart for You
Episode 03 Future Cruel violence and hollow words
Despair A Farewell to All Futures
Episode 04 Future Who is a liar
Despair The Melancholy, Surprise, and Disappearance of Nagito Komaeda
Episode 05 Future Dreams of distant days
Despair The Beginning Of The End
Episode 06 Future No man is an island
Despair A Despairfully Fateful Encounter
Episode 07 Future Ultra Despair Girls
Despair The Biggest, Most Atrocious Incident in Hope's Peak High School's History
Episode 08 Future Who Killed Cock Robin
Despair The Worst Reunion by Chance
Episode 09 Future You are my reason to Die
Despair Chisa Yukizome Doesn't Smile
Episode 10 Future Death, Destruction, Despair
Despair Smile at Despair in the Name of Hope
Episode 11 Future All good things
Despair Goodbye, Hope's Peak High School
Episode 12 Future It is always darkest
Hope The School of Hope and the Students of Despair

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