Danganronpa: The Animation

Danganronpa: The Animation
Voice Director: Christopher Bevins

US Home Media: Nov 10, 2015
Japan Premiere: Jul 04, 2013
Japan Conclusion: Sep 26, 2013

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 13

Animation Studio: Lerche

Popularity: 131st All Time, 136th This Week

Franchise: Danganronpa
Characters on BTVA: 22
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said at 3:33 AM on Thu Apr 19 2018
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Here are my preferences:

Monokuma - Ayres. Brian Beacock got better in DR2, but his performance in the first game was far too inconsistent for me.

Kyoko - Both sound rather fitting, but I dig Caitlin's delivery a little more.

Makoto - Well, I do think Bryce Papenbrook did better in the anime compared to the game, his voice is more natural and likable IMO.

Byakuya - Josh Grelle honestly nailed him from the start, in a way that both Akira Ishida and Jason Wishnov did not. Granted they both improved as the game went on, but still.

Toko - I honestly prefer Toko having one VA as opposed to two, so IMO Carli Mosier is the best.

Hina - I love both Felicia and Cassandra's work as Aoi about equally tbh.

Hiro - Kaiji Tang, really. Bevins was alright, but a tad "stereotypical" for my liking.

Junko - I love Jamie Marchi's take the most honestly, but I do like Amanda and Erin's work as well however.

Chihiro - Both are pretty amazing as this absolute sweetheart, but that said. I think Kara Edwards voice edges out here.

Sakura - It's a tie. Robinson has the better acting, but Gee has the more distinctive voice.

Celeste - Both voices fit rather well! But Herington wins because of the lovely accent though.

Taka - Another tie. Both sound surprisingly similar (same with Aoi IMO) and they both act the part rather well.

Hifumi - Don't like the character at all, but I think Lucien is better.

Mondo - I would say Silverstein is my favourite. I do feel Sabat is a great casting choice "on-paper" but the voice he was directed to use came off as a bit too stereotypical (like with Hagakure's)

Leon - Grant George could have been better IMO (perhaps he is in V3?) but yeah. Cook is my favourite here for sure.

Sayaka - Monica Rial's take edges out IMO. But I don't have any problems with Dorothy's either ('twas definitely an interesting voice to hear from her)
said at 3:35 AM on Thu Apr 19 2018
Overall, I would say despite the anime dub's own problems (such as the script "at times") I would say it probably is somewhat better than the first game's, and I'm looking forward to seeing DR3 as well.
said at 4:43 AM on Sun Feb 25 2018
Any reason why Cherami didn`t reprise for the anime considering she still does funi dubs from time to time
said at 5:34 AM on Sun Feb 25 2018
@Abdullab She was getting married. She didn't come back for DR3 because Funimation wanted to stick to consistency (which was a huge mistake on their part).
said at 3:50 PM on Mon Jun 26 2017
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My game vs anime compare

Monokuma- Ayres
Kirigi- tied
Togami- Grelle
Fukawa- Mosier
Asahina- Morris
Enoshima- Marchi
Chihiro- Edwards
Sakura- Gee
Ludenberg- Herington
Ishimaru- Tie
Hifumi- Tie
Mondo- Sabat
Kuwara- Cook
Maizono- Fahn
said at 3:10 PM on Sun Dec 4 2016
Don't know why I haven't done a compare for one of my fave series but here's my preferences.

Monokuma: Beacock (not even close)
Naegi: lol
Kirigiri: Harlacher
Togami: Grelle
Fukawa: Fitzgerald/Miller
Asahina: Morris
Hagakure: Bevins
Enoshima: Marchi
Chihiro: Fahn
Sakura: Robinson
Ludenberg: Herington
Ishimaru: Chiplock
Hifumi: Rinehart
Mondo: Silverstein
Kuwara: George
Maizono: Rial (not even close)
Komaru: Leigh
Monomi: Forstadt

All the extras in the anime like Naegi's parents I think Funi did better but all DR2 characters I think the game did better.

Overall I dig the game voicework more but Funi did pretty good, dumb scripts aside. I only really dislike Monokuma in the Funi dub. Way too grating and deep.
said at 11:44 PM on Mon Sep 19 2016

My views on DR voices.
said at 7:00 AM on Mon Aug 15 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
While I preferred the game's VAs for the most part, I really like how the VAs here did their own interpretation of the roles rather than trying to parrot the previous performances.
said at 6:58 AM on Thu Feb 22 2018
@SNaG I agree!
said at 9:50 AM on Sun Aug 7 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Cast members I preferred, game vs anime.

Monokuma: Greg Ayres.
Kyoko Kirigiri: Erika Harlacher/Caitlin Glass (tied).
Byakuya Togami: Josh Grelle.
Toko Fukawa: Carli Mosier.
Aoi Asahina: Cassandra Lee Morris/Felecia Angelle (tied).
Yasuhiro Hagakure: Kaiji Tang.
Junko Enoshima: Jamie Marchi.
Chihiro Fujisaki: Dorothy Fahn/Kara Edwards (tied).
Sakura Ogami: Rachel Robinson.
Celestia Ludenberg: Marieve Herrington/Lindsay Seidel (tied).
Kiyotaka Ishimaru: Austin Tindle.
Hifumi Yamada: Tyson Rinehart.
Mondo Owada: Keith Silverstein.
Leon Kuwata: Grant George/Justin Cook (tied).
Sayaka Maizono: Monica Rial.
said at 8:20 PM on Sun Dec 6 2015
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The anime was waaay to rushed. 13 episodes was such a small amount for a 20 hour plus visual novel. I am a massive fan of Bang Zoom's dubbing of the characters in the game. I was massively let down when I heard only Bryce was reprising his role.

Funi's dub had its ups and downs for the characters -


Hufumi - Lucien nailed the character's 'nerdyness' and his 'hero' voice changes. Tyson uses an you could say 'generic' geek voice, that comes off as annoying and hard to listen to.

Hiro - Hiro is my favourite character voiced by one of my favorite VA's (Kaiji Tang). Bevins goes for the 'stoner' 'dude' character, which I understand, but I could not stand him. Kaiji's take on Hiro was amazing, capturing his naive personality, making him my favorite character.

Junko - One word 'annoying' he punky personality is unbearable, cutsey one hurts my ears. He 'normal' speaking voice is ok. But Junko's personalities were portrayed excellently in the game.

I disliked:

Monokuma - I'm not saying Greg did a bad job, I did get use to this voice by the end of the series, but Brian's performance as Monokuma is so memorable to me. As I despised Monokuma's Japanese voice, too high pitched and annoying. Brian's take on Monokuma was great, Greg was just alright for me. Also you can't beat Brian's Monokuma laugh.

Mondo - Sabat sounded too old for the role and having the 'sound like Vegeta' curse (Although the 'over 9000' line was funny as hell) Keith did a stand up job with the character and was much better performed.

Toko/Syo (Jack) - I think after Miller's/Fitzgerald's performance in AE I love these VA's too much. I liked the stuttering in Toko's voice and I love Syo's laugh in the games and the overall performance I found better. Moiser does well doing both roles, but it just didnt click with me.


Leon - Justin surprised me with this one, I had no idea it was him, as similar to Sabat, he has a 'Sounds like Raditz' curse. But I did not hear that until he started shouting. Both VA's did a great job.

Kyoko - I have a slight love for the game dub, but I like both performances.

Celeste - I actually prefer the accent in the game, as she is trying to act as a different person under a another persona. But both actors fit Celes's personality.

Bayakua - Grelle actually edges out Justin in this regard, although he improves in the preceding games. But Grelle puts on a great performance.

Chihiro, Taka, Hina, Sakuya were all performed well by both VA's.

The only Funi VA i preferred was Rachel's Sakura. Although I did like Gee's performance, Rachel's tone and pitch fit the character more, rather than sounding like Frieza.

I REALLY hope Bang Zoom picks up the rights for the recently announce DR anime. Or Funimation contact the original VA's, because I don't think I can handle Hiro without Kaiji.


also if Monaca is the new Junko I want Christina to voice her
said at 12:22 PM on Sat Dec 19 2015
@DanganStocko to be quite honest most of the bang zoom dub did a pretty poor job with most of the character the worst being byakuya.
said at 6:58 PM on Thu Nov 12 2015
Here are my list of impressions I have for each of the characters:

Monokuma: Greg

Kyoko: Caitlin

Touko: both

Sayaka: Monica

Sakura: Rachel


Mondo: both

Byakuya: Josh

Yasuhiro: Chris

Junko: Jamie

Celestial: Lindsey

Leon: Justin

Haven't bothered to check out the original hifuma and kiyotaka. But from my experience with the game and the anime the dub from the anime is superior. The dub from the game wasn't really good. Byakuya was the worst in the game being flat and boring.
said at 2:38 PM on Sun Oct 25 2015
So far only two episodes have been released & I'll quickly give first impressions on which voices I like more, When the whole show is released and I changed my mind I will come back and admit I judge to quickly, but like I said these are first impressions and also WARNING!! to anyone who has not seen the show or played the game there will be a little bit of spoilers below Chihiros name so be warned.
Monokuma: Both
Kyoko: Erika
Tokuo: Both
Sayaka: Monica
Asahina: Both
Sakura: Rachel
Celeste: Lindsay
Byakuya: Josh
Mondo: Keith
Leon: Both
Kiyotaka: Both
Yasuhiro: Kaiji
Hifumi: Lucien
Chihiro: Kara

Genocide Jack: I'll wait before I make a judgement
Junko: again I'll wait and see.
said at 11:56 AM on Sat Oct 31 2015
Genocide Jack: Erin
Junko: Both
said at 2:05 PM on Tue Nov 10 2015
@TheAdapter IMO

Monokuma: Both
Kyoko: Both
Toko: Both
Sayaka: Monica
Asahina: Cassandra
Sakura: Jessica
Celeste: Both
Byakuya: Jason
Mondo: Keith (Sabat makes him sound too much like Vegeta than Mondo)
Leon: Both
Kiyotaka: Both
Yasuhiro: Kaiji
Hifumi: Lucien
Chihiro: Dorothy
said at 6:19 PM on Tue Nov 10 2015
@Dawnlight Ya, Chris tried to sound like a stereotypical rebellious teenager (which is kinda of Mondo's character, but like I said earlier its way to stereotypical). I love Chris to death, but the director should have made him use his natural voice.
said at 2:33 PM on Sun Nov 15 2015
@TheAdapter And Mondo even had an OVER 9000 line. Lol
said at 10:01 PM on Mon Oct 24 2016
@Dawnlight Or Kuwabara.
said at 5:32 PM on Thu Oct 22 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Heard what was available of the dub.

Some of the voices are even, those that are better are MUCH better (Togami, Celestia) but those that are wore are urgh.

The biggest problem is the script....if only Tatum was half as good at writing as he is at acting :'D
said at 5:33 PM on Thu Oct 22 2015
said at 10:13 AM on Thu Apr 28 2016
@LeDom I thought Bayakuya's voice was much better in the anime dub if anything else.
said at 6:53 PM on Tue Oct 6 2015
Aoi and Hifumi I thought the LA dub was much better but the rest of the cast is pretty good.
said at 7:44 PM on Fri Sep 25 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Wow! I'm so excited for this!! I would think that Caitlin Glass would be like a Chihiro though so I'm surprised that she's Kyoko. I also picture Celestia more as Monica Rial than Maizono. Even so, I'm sure this'll be great.

Also, a question, SPOILERS SPOILERS does anyone know if there was ever information about the student's relationship before their minds were erased? Like in a handbook or bonus or something? A way for us to know anything about their past?
said at 5:47 PM on Wed Sep 2 2015
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i only know a little of the Dangan-Ronpa plot and i haven't played any of the games at all BUT im excited to watch it
said at 6:38 PM on Mon Aug 31 2015
Please god, watch this abridged
said at 6:39 PM on Mon Aug 31 2015
@Regomania Like i'm keen in this dub, but if you want to fill the time till the release, watch dangan ronpa abriged thing.
Shika Hondane
said at 5:10 AM on Sat Apr 25 2015
How could I not know...? QAQ
Shika Hondane
said at 5:09 AM on Sat Apr 25 2015
said at 9:13 PM on Wed May 27 2015
@Shika Hondane Speaking of dubs, the girl voicing Chihiro voiced Goten. Funny considering Abridged Chihiro is done by the same guy who will likely abridge Goten as well. XD
said at 6:39 PM on Mon Apr 6 2015
Greg Ayres as MonoKuma?!
said at 11:08 AM on Mon Apr 6 2015
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OK I don't know much about Dangan Ronpa and I can understand why people are upset that FUNimation did not bother bringing anyone else other than Bryce Papenbrook but I honestly think some of these casting choices are actually pretty good maybe better than what the game had to offer.

I'm not trying to say one cast is better than the others...when voice compares are made, I might end up voting half and half.
said at 8:11 PM on Sun Apr 5 2015
That awkward moment when I can only picture Ishimaru talking with Faulero's voice.

Hopefully this dub will be one that's welcome in a SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
said at 7:42 AM on Sun Apr 5 2015
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Personally, I'm most looking forward to hearing Justin Cook in this dub.
said at 8:34 PM on Sat Apr 4 2015
I personally with they didnt choose bryce, he can't really at to save his life.
said at 4:57 PM on Sat Apr 4 2015
To be expected. Bryce probably recorded this when he was doing Attack on Titan and was probably done ages ago.
said at 7:44 AM on Sun Apr 5 2015
@Gaddes I don't know; Bryce has been doing quite a bit of work for Funimation recently.
said at 11:52 AM on Sun Apr 5 2015
@VocalChameleon Yep. Funi likes to get the most out of the out of state talent while their in the area.
said at 2:22 PM on Sat Apr 4 2015
Interesting how most of the cast is so different from the games.
said at 1:12 PM on Sat Apr 4 2015
i really like to see how rachel robinson would sound like under a beefy man like Sakura
said at 10:00 AM on Tue Jul 22 2014
If this got an English release, then I wish that Mondo, Aoi, Kiyotaka, Leon, Hifumi, Celestia, and Makoto have their English voice actors resume their roles.
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