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Hope Arc (希望の学園と絶望の高校生) is the twenty-fourth and final episode of Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School and the final to the Hope's Peak Series as a whole.

The episode was originally broadcasted in Japan on September 29th, 2016, and was simulcast with English subtitles by Funimation the same day.

The season is available for streaming on Apple TV.


Can the future hold both Hope and Despair?


For episode screencaps, see: Danganronpa 3 - Hope Arc/Image Gallery


The 24-minute special begins with various clips of the situation following the Final Killing Game: Future Foundation's Former Super High School Level Elite Task Force drops in from the sky, Ryota Mitarai prepares to broadcast his Hope Video to everyone in the world, and a ship is docked on a port near the ruins of the Future Foundation's headquarters.

In the underwater facility where the Killing Game took place, Hajime Hinata (whose consciousness is shared with that of Izuru Kamukura), regards the corpse of Chisa Yukizome, saying that he has finally found something important to him (echoing the words of Chiaki Nanami, who said that it was not important whether or not he had a talent because that was not the goal). He then clarifies that he does not hate who he is now; the incredible powers he gained from the ill-fated Hope Cultivation project may have allowed him to do terrible things, but they were also how he restored the Super High School Level Despairs.

Inside the institution, Byakuya Togami, Yasuhiro Hagakure, and Aoi Asahina have taken cover in a room guarded by Byakuya's bodyguards. As he tends to Aoi's wounded leg, Yasuhiro cheerfully tells her how Byakuya got buried under rubble when the Foundation building collapsed. Aoi worriedly asks what happened to Makoto; Byakuya responds by reassuring her, telling Aoi that he sent half of his men to escort Makoto.

Outside, amid a building rainstorm, Makoto and Byakuya's men run towards the broadcasting tower, only to be greeted by brainwashed Future Foundation soldiers who start rapidly shooting in their direction. This causes the group to take cover for a while until someone comes in and kicks a pebble, which then causes bigger and bigger rocks to fall down, crushing the brainwashed men. This is revealed to be Nagito Komaeda, who smiles and waves with a mechanical hand, saying that he and his classmates were back.

One of Byakuya's men report to Byakuya himself, saying that some of the enemy squads were strangely defeated, details unclear. Byakuya mentions that this must be Class 77-B's doing, and adding that they were the same ones who saved him earlier on. Byakuya then acknowledges Izuru's power, amazed at how he was able to restore the Remnants of Despair from the condition they were in following the Killing School Trip in the Neo World Program.

Elsewhere, Kyosuke Munakata slashes his way through a bunch of brainwashed soldiers, only to be interrupted when the Super High-School Level Imposter shows up as Kyosuke, defeating the remaining men. Recognizing a Remnant of Despair, Kyosuke questions his imitator, asking what he was after. The Super High School Level Imposter replies by saying, "Atonement."

Peko Pekoyama appears, seen in battle outside with a Future Foundation Former Super High School Level Elite Task Force member, whom she defeats easily. Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu compliments her, saying that her bamboo sword truly suited her, and she agreed. Gundham Tanaka had been in a battle of his own, fighting another Super High School Level Elite Task Force member, in which he had grabbed the chance to veer his opponent's hawk to his advantage, telling the man to "cower as he passed into slumber". Inside, Nekomaru Nidai is found to be wrestling a robot, until Kazuichi Soda shows up, sending a bunch of "Mini-Mechamaru's" to explode the bigger robot to hopefully impress Sonia Nevermind. He quickly turns depressed, saying that it was obvious that she didn't, but he is cheered up when she tells him that she was indeed impressed. In another hallway, Akane Owari and Teruteru Hanamura team up to fight another SHSL Elite Task Force member, in which he is defeated due to the unstoppable combination of a hungry and meat-loving Akane being fed top quality yakiniku.

Hiyoko Saionji, on another note, was being towered over by another Super High School Level Elite Task Force member, who was defeated by Mikan Tsumiki coming up from behind. Hiyoko said that it took Mikan "long enough", but proceeded to thank her for saving her life. The shy nurse started crying tears of joy, happy to have heard that from the person who hated her the most. In the center of the building, Ibuki Mioda plays her song "Let my Feelings Reach You, Too" deafening many of the soldiers arrayed against her. A remaining sniper is left, aiming for her head, but is stopped by Mahiru Koizumi, who flashes her camera at the sniper and knocks off her headphones, deafening her, too. Finally, Hajime is seen walking towards a team of SHSL Elite Task Force members, and the Izuru part of him tells him to stand aside for a while, resulting in the defeat of their enemy.

Hajime then proceeds to head inside the broadcasting tower, shocking Ryota. He defiantly insists that he won't run away anymore; having had enough of suffering, he was poised to wipe out despair entirely. Hajime comments on how boring that would be, not feeling sadness or pain in times when loved ones were lost. He continues to question the animator: "Is that really your idea of hope?" Mitarai bursts out, saying that no one as strong as Izuru would understand, and he, along with the others, were all weak. But then comes in the restored Class 77-B, standing behind Hajime. Hajime then tells Ryota that he wasn't strong either and that he had so many regrets. He asked Ryota if he had any regrets as well. The animator gripped his phone tighter, saying that he did, in fact, have regrets, explaining to his class that he was the reason Junko Enoshima made the Despair Video, and because of that, many deaths took place and continued to happen. He continues, crying out that everyone could have a normal school life if it wasn't for his doing. Izuru then asked if that was the reason Ryota wanted to erase despair. He added, "Don't run away." Ryota remains sobbing, asking if they were all okay with what he had done, and the results of it.

Hajime says that was the history the Remnants of Despair would want to erase, but they couldn't just act like Chiaki Nanami never existed. Nekomaru says that because they survived, they must atone. Gundham carried on, saying that was the fate for those who lived. Ryota starts shaking at this point, asking if anyone would forgive the deeds that despair made them do. Sonia answered by telling that the atonement was not for forgiveness. The Super High School Level Imposter tells Ryota that he made a mistake and that everyone made mistakes. Ryota insists that he wasn't like them- that he was never like them because he was always alone. Hajime invites Ryota to join them, telling him that they would be with him. Everyone is in favor of this, but Mitarai protests that he did not deserve to do so. With a smile, Hajime tells him that his worth had nothing to do with being classmates with someone. Mitarai continues crying, canceling the broadcast of the Hope Video with mere minutes to spare. He then breaks down completely, sobbing. Being able to hear everything, Makoto walks away smiling, knowing his job was done.

Makoto watches everyone exit the building, sun shining brightly outside. He earns a nod of assurance from Hajime, followed by Mikan trying to say something. Before long, Nagito pushes her away, causing her to fall off the cliff, making the rest of the class run after her worriedly. Nagito excitedly tells Makoto that Makoto's luck is greater than his own, and that he was just so lucky to have Makoto as his underclassman. It was not long until the much-too-thrilled Nagito was lifted up by Akane and Nekomaru, who took him away to avoid any more conversation. Hiyoko and Mahiru comment on how strange their classmate was before walking away with the group.

Makoto's friends welcome him back cheerily as Makoto himself asks if they are okay. Byakuya tells Makoto that they should be asking him that, and not the other way around. Makoto laughs this off until he notices Byakuya's device and asks him what was on it. The three gather around Byakuya, who says that it was something that was broadcast to the Future Foundation. It was a short clip of Hajime narrating how boring a world of hope would be, and together with the other Remnants of Despair, they would dye the world in more horror and sorrow. The small group is confused, not sure what that was for. Byakuya stated that the Remnants had done this to make it seem like they were responsible for the recent events; in this way, no one would know that the chairman of the Future Foundation had attempted to destroy his own group and force hope on the world. Byakuya explains that Makoto's infectious hope allowed the Remnants to create the video for them.

Happily eating yakiniku on a ship, the restored Class 77-B happily celebrated together. A spirit of Chiaki Nanami visits Hajime, explaining that an AI was put into the Neo World Program to monitor him, which was her. She stated that at first, it was supposed to create a monitor by reading their memories and creating a personality from them, but there had been no need to do so. Everyone had the same image in mind because they all wanted to see someone again; the Super High School Level Gamer whose death had thrown them all into despair. Chiaki proceeds to say that they all won this miracle together, and Hajime agrees that an ending like that wasn't so bad. Chiaki then smiles and tells him that they will all create a future together. Nagito calls out to Hajime, saying that the food would disappear if he didn't hurry up. Hajime smiled and nodded, running back to his friends as the spirit of Chiaki disappeared.

Yasuhiro and Aoi wave goodbye to the departing ship, and Kyosuke asks Makoto if he was really in a position to worry about others. Kyosuke told him that he would become a hero, because the world needed a hero who had fought the Remnants of Despair. Makoto replies and says that since Class 77-B carried the burden of being despair, he would have to carry the burden of hope. Kyosuke asks him if he knew what he needed to do, and Makoto responded by saying that he got the gist of it. Kyosuke walks away, thinking about his own burden to carry, while a flashback of him, Juzo Sakakura, and Chisa appears, featuring their graduation from Hope's Peak Academy. Makoto narrates that they have always been heading toward a cloudy sky in which hope and despair are mixed, but they would all take one step at a time forward, thinking about the people they love. They would all look up at the sky and hope tomorrow would be a better day.

Back on the ship, Mahiru asks Mikan what she has in her hand. Mikan explains that this bottle of medicine would slow the wristband's poison. Nagito comments that it was Seiko Kimura's medicine, and commended Seiko for making a drug that could lead to hope despite being in the midst of a killing game. Mikan further explained that when she found the person who used it, she revived them.

Several months later, a new Hope's Peak Academy is built amidst a field of what seemed to be daisies. Komaru, Touko, Aoi, Byakuya, and Yasuhiro are seen all helping in the construction of it. The scene shifts to Makoto, who is busy sitting in a classroom, pondering. Kyoko Kirigiri - revealed to have survived her apparent death due to Seiko's medicine - calls to him, saying that everyone is waiting for him. Thus comes a close to the story of Hope's Peak, with all the tales of its despair and the hope that overcame it.



Makoto Naegi (苗木 誠) Kyoko Kirigiri (霧切 響子)
Makoto Naegi DR3 VA ID
日本語 Megumi Ogata
English Bryce Papenbrook[1]
Deutsch Philip Süß[2]
Kyoko Kirigiri DR3 VA ID
日本語 Yōko Hikasa
English Caitlin Glass[1]
Deutsch Johanna Dost[2]
Aoi Asahina (朝日奈 葵) Byakuya Togami (十神 白夜)
Aoi Asahina DR3 VA ID
日本語 Chiwa Saitō
English Felecia Angelle[1]
Deutsch Sarah Alles[2]
Byakuya Togami DR3 VA ID
日本語 Akira Ishida
English Josh Grelle

[citation needed]
Deutsch Christopher Kohn[2]

Yasuhiro Hagakure (葉隠 康比呂) Izuru Kamukura (カムクラ イズル)
Yasuhiro Hagakure DR3 VA ID
日本語 Masaya Matsukaze
English Christopher Bevins[1]
Deutsch Sebastian Kluckert[2]
Hajime Hinata DR3 VA ID
日本語 Minami Takayama
English Johnny Yong Bosch[1]
Deutsch Johannes Walenta[2]
Komaru Naegi (苗木 こまる) Touko Fukawa (腐川 冬子)
Komaru Naegi DR3 VA ID
日本語 Aya Uchida
English Alexis Tipton

[citation needed]
Deutsch Luisa Casper[2]

Toko Fukawa DR3 VA ID
日本語 Miyuki Sawashiro
English Carli Mosier

[citation needed]
Deutsch Alice Bauer[2]

Akane Owari (終里 赤音) Chiaki Nanami (七海 千秋)
Akane Owari Despair VA ID
日本語 Romi Park
English Wendee Lee[1]
Deutsch Flavia Vinzens[3]
Chiaki Nanami AI VA ID
日本語 Kana Hanazawa
English Christine Marie Cabanos[1]
Deutsch Daniela Molina[2]
Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu (九頭龍 冬彦) Gundham Tanaka (田中 眼蛇夢)
Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu Despair VA ID
日本語 Daisuke Kishio
English Aaron Dismuke[1]
Deutsch Bastian Sierich[2]
Gundham Tanaka Despair VA ID
日本語 Tomokazu Sugita
English Scott Frerichs[1]
Deutsch Bernd Egger[2]
Hiyoko Saionji (西園寺 日寄子) Ibuki Mioda (澪田 唯吹)
Hiyoko Saionji Despair VA ID
日本語 Suzuko Mimori
English Kira Buckland[1]
Deutsch Nicole Hannak[2]
Ibuki Mioda Despair VA ID
日本語 Ami Koshimizu
English Brina Palencia[1]
Deutsch Maja Makowski[2]
Kazuichi Soda (左右田 和一) Kyosuke Munakata (宗方 京助)
Kazuichi Soda Despair VA ID
日本語 Yoshimasa Hosoya
English Kyle Hebert[1]
Deutsch Imme Aldag[2]
Kyosuke Munakata DR3 VA ID
日本語 Toshiyuki Morikawa
English Ricco Fajardo[1]
Deutsch Florian Clyde[2]
Mahiru Koizumi (小泉 真昼) Mikan Tsumiki (罪木 蜜柑)
Mahiru Koizumi Despair VA ID
日本語 Yū Kobayashi
English Carrie Keranen[1]
Deutsch Heide Ihlenfeld[2]
Mikan Tsumiki Despair VA ID
日本語 Ai Kayano
English Stephanie Sheh[1]
Deutsch Sarah Madeleine Tusk[2]
Nagito Komaeda (狛枝 凪斗) Nekomaru Nidai (弐大 猫丸)
Nagito Komaeda Despair VA ID
日本語 Megumi Ogata
English Bryce Papenbrook[1]
Deutsch Philip Süß[2]
Nekomaru Nidai Despair VA ID
日本語 Hiroki Yasumoto
English Patrick Seitz[1]
Deutsch Roman Kretschmer[3]
Peko Pekoyama (辺古山 ペコ) Ryota Mitarai (御手洗 亮太)
Peko Pekoyama Despair VA ID
日本語 Kotono Mitsuishi
English Clarine Harp[1]
Deutsch Antje Thiele[2]
Ryota Mitarai Despair VA ID
日本語 Kanata Hongō
English Justin Briner[1]
Deutsch Rahul Chakraborty[2]
Super High-School Level Imposter (超高校級の「詐欺師) Sonia Nevermind (ソニア・ネヴァーマインド)
Ultimate Imposter Despair VA ID
日本語 Kanata Hongō (as Ryota)
日本語 Toshiyuki Morikawa (as Kyosuke)
日本語 Akira Ishida (as Byakuya)

English Justin Briner[1] (as Ryota)
English Ricco Fajardo[1] (as Kyosuke)
English Josh Grelle

[citation needed] (as Byakuya)
Deutsch Rahul Chakraborty[2] (as Ryota)
Deutsch Florian Clyde[2] (as Kyosuke)
Deutsch Christopher Kohn[2] (as Byakuya)

Sonia Nevermind Despair VA ID
日本語 Miho Arakawa
English Natalie Hoover[1]
Deutsch Inken Baxmeier[2]
Teruteru Hanamura (花村 輝々)
Teruteru Hanamura Despair VA ID
日本語 Jun Fukuyama
English Todd Haberkorn[1]
Deutsch Rafael Albert[2]




English (Funimation)[]

Script J. Michael Tatum Executive producer Gen Fukunaga
Producer Justin Cook
Michael Harcourt
Assistant producer Samantha Herek
Zach Bolton
Head Writer John Burgmeier Recording engineer Geoff Bisente
Voice Direction Christian La Monte
Christopher Bevins
Subtitling Alyssa Tieman, Ashley Hayward, Ben Phillips, Emily Walker, Hailey Ard, Jacklyn Svatek, Jonathan Castleman, Paul Bisnette, Sara Bachmeyer

German (FilmConfect)[]

ADR Director Velin Marcone Script Philip Süß
Casting Isabelle Irnich Dubbing TNT Media


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  • In the original release of the English dub for Hope Arc, an outtake found its way into the episode. At the end of the episode, Kyoko, instead of playfully calling Makoto headmaster, she instead says: "Yeah, I don't get this either. Pretty sure I died.", referencing her NG Code "death" in the ninth episode of Future Arc. It was quickly corrected for later releases and confirmed by Funimation to be a mistake.[4]
    • This revelation worried Makoto and Nagito's voice actor, Bryce Papenbrook, as he had snuck his own "blooper" into the episode. As Nagito gets dragged off he says "His hands were so soft" and Makoto wonders "Why was he sticky?".[5][6]



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