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Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation

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Hope’s Peak Private Academy is a super-exclusive institute that gathers the best and the brightest, provides them with a world-class education, and propels them into any career they wish. At least, that’s what the average student Naegi used to think. Having been accepted into a class of 15 students through a lottery system, the boy quickly comes to learn that Hope’s Peak is no ordinary school. In reality, he and the group find themselves trapped inside and learn that the only way to "graduate" is to murder a fellow student and fool everyone in a trial that determines life or death! Led by the whimsically-cruel, teddy-bear-like Monobear, Naegi and the others must do whatever it takes to escape this bizarre, deadly game.

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Recommendations if you like Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation

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Mirai Nikki TV

Yuki is a disaffected middle school boy who has no dreams or goals in life; in fact, the only thing he has is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought, the young boy uses it as an outlet for his imagination. One morning, however, Yuki wakes up to find his cell phone filled with diary entries for the next ninety days. Thinking nothing of it, he continues his morning until he begins to realize that everything on his phone is rapidly coming to pass, and it isn't just mere coincidence. Now, Yuki suddenly finds himself thrust into a survival game against other future diary owners to become the new Lord of Time.

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ofall

Both are "survival games" that feature an unremarkable male lead and a colorful cast of secondary characters. They are also kind of comedic, dispite being about death.

Naga

Both anime are about a completely surreal death game. And they both feature a similar protagonist; a plain, normal guy whose only power is his survival instinct and some other things he finds handy. If you liked one, you could check out the other one. (i don't like any of the 2. just saying)

Rastamepas

Both  Mirai Nikki and Danganronpa feature high stake survival game a kill or be killed aspect. They also have an average young boy as the main protagnist amongst a big cast of "special" people.

Chances are if you like the average protaganist thrown into a death you'll find both of the shows interesting.

TheTempest

That's just the same thing, a game about surviving, but Danganronpa is a lot less dark than Mirai Nikki, if you like one you should have a good time with the other, but put this in mind, Mirai Nikki's world has a lot more gore and explicit assassinations and Danganronpa's world are bound with a 'find the murder' story.

duarte

In both animes characters deal with a survival game where they have to kill to win.

The difference is in Mirai Nikki the characters have a supernatural element while in Danganronpa the characters have to rely on their analytical skills to survive.

theSentinel

there is an obvious connetion between the two.  I will keep it simple, if you liked one then I highly reccommend the other as well.  They are not mirror images or copies, they are very unique, but the genres are similar.

ZetsubouKaiji

These are both anime where the characters are forced into a life or death game. The protagonist in each seires is a shy normal boy surrounded by others who seem to be much more talented.

Danganronpa is more of a mystery series, whereas Mirai Nikki is more action oriented, but both anime have a similar atmosphere as well as larger than life characters. Mirai Nikki is a much better anime with a better plot and more interesting character. Danganronpa is very rushed and sloppy with it's story. I would definitely recommend fans of Danganrona check out Mirai Nikki for a superior story.

akumasaint

This is almost like a flip of a coin in terms of being simular as the protags of both shows are different in the ways of dealing with what has happen to them. 

Considering it's all a game for both shows, I would recommend these two together. 

kawasaky55

after watching i wuld like to play game :D it was awesome and lame in a same way :D lame 'cause of that you could'n see all the evidence after the murder, but only while they were having some thing in the basement :D

AdultKagamine205

  1. i love it so much i like byakuya togami and touko and the boy with brown hair 

Flutteryay

Both anime are about a survival game where people kill each other. Both even share similiar characters.

MaraRuizu

Both are survival games with a kill or be killed situation.

Furthermore, both have large casts of interesting characters, all while having the main character be comparatively average.

Bestanimeserie

Both shows are survival games where the main difference is that in mirai nikki one has to kill another in order to survive, and in danganronpa it's more one guy killing another and then the rest of tha cast trying to solve who did it. They do have the same type of genres mystery, action, psychological. So if you liked one you'll probably like the other one as well.

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Btooom!

Btooom!

22-year-old Ryouta is an unemployed good-for-nothing who spends his days living at home and playing Btooom, a wildly popular online game that's sold over three million copies worldwide. Alongside other teammates, Ryouta battles it out with others using powerful bombs and sonar that can reveal hidden enemies, and his dedication has earned him the title of Japan's top player. But soon, Ryouta's pastime becomes a terrifying reality, as he and many others are dropped onto a tropical island and forced to play Btooom – but this time for real. Now, he and the rest must fight to the death by whatever means necessary, as the only way to win this deadly game is by killing seven of the other players.

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Sasukefanx12

Even after just the first episode of each you immediately see similarities, a group of unsuspecting people are thrust into an isolated place somewhere. They cannot escape this place without killing the other, which obviously some of the characters initially refuse to do. They both have that same walking-on-a-razors-edge kind of feel where it's a kill or be killed in a forced battle royale.

Bradalee

Both of these anime take a bunch of kids and put them into a kill or be killed situation, where the only way to escape is to kill other people.

Naga

Death game in both anime works in a similar way; kill or be killed. None of the 2 may be coherent or anything, but if you’re fan of one I guess you wouldn’t mind seeing it in other one. There’s a lot of similarities you’ll recognize despite the difference in setting, and if you’re content with one, you could check the other one as well.

theSentinel

yes, both of these have similar feel in terms of genre, though they are unique, anyone who watches one should definitely watch the other.

hannes33

generally speaking the feeling when you watch those two animes are quite similar. You can clearly see the impact of people getting killed ( and yes both anime DO make killing their main topic), that shocks the protagonists and also changes them for the good or maybe also worse.

Secondly both severely deal with the topic of surviving in a strange environment which definetly keeps you hooked to those animes (at least in my case it happenend)

And there one more point. the topic videogames does play some minor role. On anime is based on a reall game while the other features a game insade the anime that is made reality.

either way like one of these topics? then you are as good as future fans of those anime =)

Have fun watching!

ZetsubouKaiji

High stakes games where the contestants have to put their life on the line. Both series involve a mystery of who is behind the game as the contestants fight each other they also fight the people controlling the game,

Larkawolfgirl

Do you like stories about people being forced to kill each other to survive? These are similar in nature. In Btooom! people are sent into the game because of their sins, while in Danganronpa they are sent because of their talents. Btoom! is action based, while Danganronpa is mystery based, but essentially they are about survival. 

Bestanimeserie

Both shows are survival games the main difference is that in danganronpa all charachers have a 'ability' and in btoom! everyone fights with bombs. They also feature a mystery aspect in wich they have to finsd out who is behind everything.

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Akuma no Riddle

Akuma no Riddle

Haru Ichinose is a student at a private girls' boarding school, Myoujou Academy, who is being targeted by 12 assassins disguised as students. Tokaku Azuma is a transfer student and an assassin who also initially targets Haru, but develops feeling for her and decides to protect her from the other assassins.

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CommanderKarasu

Grab a bunch of colorful and odd characters, throw them into a school, and tell them that killing someone else in the class is their only way to win. What do you get? Akuma no Riddle and Danganronpa. There is one big difference between the two shows, as it's 11 against 2 in AnR while in Danganronpa it's pretty much every man for himself, but they're pretty much the same otherwise.

Bradalee

Both shows take a bunch of school kids and throw them into a school with the task of killing each other until they meet some arbitrary goal and they can be declared the ‘winner’. The main difference to me is that Akuma no Riddle is much more of a straight up action series, with some yuri thrown in for good measure, whereas Danganronpa had more mystery elements to it.

To me, both shows are pretty poor representations of their genre, but fans of one could do worse than check out the other since the themes are so similar.

ZetsubouKaiji

If you like shows about psychotic school children trying their best to murder each other in a sick game then these are the series for you. Both these shows take a large cast of school children and pit them against each other in a game of survival where one wrong move can lead to death. 

While the plots are different with Danganronpa being about students trying to get away with murder and with Akuma being about a group of assassins posing as students to kill off a specific classmate these are both anime where teenagers are forced into a high stakes game with rules they have to follow or else be killed. Both shows include normal school life scenes mixed with brutal violence to create a feeling of the real world being twisted into a nightmare. 

Danganronpa is more gory and has more of a mystery element whereas Akuma no Riddle is an action series but if you like high stakes games and over the top psychotic characters then check out these titles. 

MaraRuizu

Both of these have a school setting where the members of a class are told to kill someone as part of a game.

As such they are similarly dark.

They also have alike casts of colourful characters, were most of them disappear throughout the show.

If you like one you should check out the other.

ruxandra

The characters of both shows are some crazy, odd students (I should mention that I found them very interesting) who are told to kill in order to win a game. Akuma no Riddle has more action and fighting scenes, while Danganronpa has more mystery. The rules of the games are also different, as in Danganronpa the students have to kill and get away without being caught, while in Akuma no Riddle all of them are targeting an innocent girl. The animation is also similar. If you liked one of them, you should definitely check the other.

corkboard

Both are totally outlandish in their premise and episodic in their presentation of a predictable plotline.  The characters in Akuma no Riddle are more interesting, but don't go looking for anything of the sort in the totally two dimensional characters of Danganronpa.  Still, if you enjoyed the plot of either the other is likley to appeal.

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Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

In the year 1986, eighteen members of the Ushiromiya family head to Rokken Island where Kinzo, the elderly head of the household, will soon choose one of them as his successor. A portrait of the Golden Witch Beatrice greets them as they arrive at the family mansion, along with a disturbing epitaph: she will be resurrected on the ninth twilight after a number of bloody sacrifices. Unfortunately for the group, the statements come true, and soon the carnage begins. Will anybody walk away from the ominous island, or are their destinies due to be forever ruled by Beatrice?

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itoshiki94

People confined into a place they cannot escape...and while their stay, several murders must happend or occur...

At this far, I can make this recommendation :D

Naga

Both anime are about a death game in a place where escape is not an option. And both anime have a surreal antagonist that's either killing or making them kill each other. If you're a fan of elements in one, there's a chance you'll like the other.

TheTempest

Umineko is (obviously) darker and have a LOT MORE gore and explict scenes, be warned.

Both shows have in common the survival scene, aside from Umineko being divided in arcs (points of view) and Danganronpa in chapters, the whole murder mystery is pretty good and you'll get in the mood easily with the ongoing story.

ZetsubouKaiji

Both series are about using logic to deduce the identity of the killer. Both series have many twists and turns as well as a sadisitic presence forces the characters to kill or be killed. Both series also offer an atmosphere of despair. 

MaraRuizu

Both have big casts of characters in situations where anyone can die, leading to the detective plot where clues are unravelled and theories are debated. Especially the debate part of the mysteries is what ties these titles together, as it is rarely seen elsewhere.

Bokurano

Bokurano

When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?

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FalseDawn

A bunch of kids put into a seemingly hopeless situation that will result in death - though mostly this rec. is due to the similarity between Monobear and Koyemshi, two absurdly maniacal creatures with terrifying grins who revel in explaining the rules of play to a group of frightened teenagers.

cerberus38

The situations of the characters involved in these animes are very similar: Young students have to kill or be killed. Koyemshi and Monobear are strikingly similar, from their psychotic personalities down to their revelation of the rules when it pleases them. Bokurano focusses more on personal tragedies wheras Danganronpa is more of a violent whodunnit. But if you like one check out the other.

ZetsubouKaiji

Both these series have a strong atmosphere of despair as the characters are in a kill or be killed situation. Both series have a sadistic character that has control over the character's situation forcing them into this desperate situation.

Bokurano is a much better story, has better psychological elements, and is an all around better anime. If you liked Danga then you should check out Bokurano.