Funimation has announced the English dub casts for the Future and Despair Arcs of Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School and the results may just surprise you.

Funimation released a blog post outlining the casts for both the Future and Despair Arcs of Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School, both under the voice direction of Christopher Bevins and Christian LaMonte.

The Future Arc cast is comprised of:

ACTOR CHARACTER
Bryce Papenbrook Makoto Naegi
Caitlin Glass Kyoko Kirigiri
Felecia Angelle Aoi Asahina
Christopher Bevins Yasuhiro Hagakure
Greg Ayres Monokuma
Anastasia Muñoz Monomi
Tia Ballard Daisaku Bandai
Chris Rager The Great Gozu
Ian Sinclair Juzo Sakakura
Kaiji Tang Kohichi Kitakura
Justin Briner Ryota Mitarai
Ricco Fajardo Kyosuke Munakata
Jād Saxton Ruruka Ando
Erin Fitzgerald Seiko Kimura
Brandon McInnis Sohnosuke Izayoi
Mark Stoddard Kazuo Tengan
Colleen Clinkenbeard Chisa Yukizome

And the Despair Arc cast is comprised of:

ACTOR CHARACTER
Colleen Clinkenbeard Chisa Yukizome
Johnny Yong Bosch Hajime Hinata
Todd Haberkorn Teruteru Hanamura
Kaiji Tang Kohichi Kitakura
Carrie Keranen Mahiru Koizumi
Bryce Papenbrook Nagito Komaeda
Aaron Dismuke Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu
Brina Palencia Ibuki Mioda
Justin Briner Ryota Mitarai
Ricco Fajardo Kyosuke Munakata
Christine Marie Cabanos Chiaki Nanami
Natalie Hoover Sonia Nevermind
Patrick Seitz Nekomaru Nidai
Morgan Garrett Akane Owari
Clarine Harp Peko Pekoyama
Kira Buckland Hiyoko Saiyonji
Kyle Hebert Kazuichi Soda
Scott Frerichs (KaiserNeko of Team Four Star) Gundham Tanaka
Stephanie Sheh Mikan Tsumiki

For the Future Arc, Bryce Papenbrook, Caitlin Glass, Felecia Angelle, Christopher Bevins, Greg Ayres and Anastasia Munoz reprise their roles from the dub of the first anime (that adapted the first Danganronpa game), keeping things consistent with it. Whilst the majority of the Despair Arc’s cast (from Danganronpa 2) reprise their roles from the game with a few casting changes made.

The characters from Danganronpa 2 who have been replaced are Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu (originally Derek Stephen Prince), Ibuki Mioda (originally Julie Ann Taylor), Ryota Mitarai (originally Jason Wishnov), Akane Owari (originally Wendee Lee), Peko Pekoyama (her original English actress was uncredited) and Gundham Tanaka (originally Chris Tergliafera).

Most notably, among the new cast members in the Future and Despair Arcs are Kaiji Tang and Erin Fitzgerald who voiced Yasuhiro Hagakure and Junko Enoshima & Genocide Jill in the original Danganronpa game. Their casting here being some sort of way to make up for them not being able to reprise their roles in the first anime and even Kaiji himself acknowledges how humorous it is.

The Future Arc follows Makoto Naegi and the survivors of the death game from Danganronpa 1, who find themselves thrust into yet another death game at the hands of Monokuma where they must find the true traitor among them and kill him if they hope to survive.

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The Despair Arc follows Hajime Hinata and the students of Hope Peak Academy’s 77th Class before the events of both Danganronpa 1 and 2 living their normal school lives as Hinata dreams of nothing more than to be part of the talented elite of his school, but his desires lead him to a fateful encounter that drives the future of the school into despair.

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It should be noted that one arc can’t be watched without the other and playing both Danganronpa games are absolutely required to watch the anime as otherwise you’ll be very lost and spoiled on several major plot twists. Due to how rushed the anime adaptation of the first game was and the nature of Danganronpa 2‘s plot, there is no anime of Danganronpa 2 to watch either. So keep these mind before you decide to jump into this anime and its dub.

The Future Arc premieres its first dubbed episode on August 10, 2016 as part of the new season of DubbleTalk. Whilst the Despair Arc premieres its first dubbed episode the following day on August 11, 2016, but will not be a part of DubbleTalk.

Regardless, what are your thoughts on this news? Are you excited to check this dub out? Are you happy that Funimation managed to get most of Danganronpa 2’s English cast back? Do you wish the Danganronpa 1 characters had their game actors back instead of the anime’s? Let us know in the comments.

Posted by Jonathan Rizko

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