“Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Kokosei The Animation” (translation: “Danganronpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair The Animation”) will premiere in July 2013. To celebrate the TV anime adaptation of the popular PSP game, Kyoto MARUI is opening a time limited shop before the anime begins to air.

Named “Danganronpa Kibougamine Gakuen Kobai-bu in Kyoto MARUI”, the shop will hold various events and offer Danganronpa-related goods from June 1st to the 9th. One of the attractions is the various sweet items that recreate the world of Danganronpa, all genuinely created in collaboration with popular Kyoto confectionery makers.

In stores are “This is the answer! Kusamochi” from confectionery Kyo Himiko, “Saionji Family Favorite Konpeito” from Kaorikura, and other Kyoto-style Japanese sweets reflecting the Danganronpa world.

MILKISSIMO Hokkaido offers gelato flavored after the characters: for example, “Monokuma Kibou no Miruku to Zetsubo no Kuro-goma” (translation: Monokuma Milk of Hope and Black Sesame of Despair), “Nagito Komaeda Kibou no Kakera Pisutachio” (translation: Nagito Komaeda A Bit of Hope Pistachio).

All purchases come with a bonus coaster that has the story’s characters depicted on them. Designs vary with the shops.

Other products on sale include plastic file folders, key holders, and T-shirts. Customers who purchase 3,000 yen (including tax) or more with their Eposcard will have the chance to win Danganronpa goods by raffle. One draw per purchase.

On the shop’s opening day from 15:00, Yoshinori Terasawa, the producer of the original Danganponpa game series, will hold an autograph session for 100 customers. Numbered tickets will be distributed when purchasing 3,000 yen or more.

“Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Kokosei” is based on a PSP game software released in 2010. In 2012, a sequel titled “Super Danganronpa 2 Sayonara Zetsubo Gakuen” (translation: Super Danganronpa 2 Farewell Despair Academy) was released. Danganponpa is no doubt getting on another bigger wave with the TV anime adaption series starting this summer.

“Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Kokosei The Animation”
Starting July on TBS, MBS, and other anime-ism broadcasts

Kibougamine Gakuen Kobai-bu site

Danganronpa Kibougamine Gakuen Kobai-bu in Kyoto MARUI
Dates: June 1st (Sat) ~ 9th (Sun)
Venue: Kyoto MARUI 6th floor