Thursday, September 17, 2015

Dark Horse Debuting Danganronpa Manga


The first day of school is never easy. Getting back into the swing of things, learning your new class schedule, dealing with murder. Most students only go through two of the three listed above, but in Danganronpa, things are a little more intense. And Dark Horse is visiting Hope Peak Academy in the Danganronpa manga, set to debut March 16, 2016.

Each year, the elite Hope’s Peak Academy selects only the most gifted and talented students to enroll…plus one ordinary student, chosen by lottery. Makoto Naegi is that lucky person—or so he thought! When he shows up for class, he finds the elite students are a bizarre cast of oddballs under the ruthless authority of a robot teddy bear principal, Monokuma. The bear lays down the school rules: the only way out of Hope’s Peak is to not only murder another student…but get away with it, as every murder is followed by a tribunal where the surviving students cross-examine each other!

Full press release below.

DARK HORSE TO DEBUT “DANGANRONPA” MANGA

YOUR FIRST DAY OF CLASS IS GOING TO BE…MURDER!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse is thrilled to announce the publication of a four-volume series of the critically acclaimed Danganronpa.

Inspired by the Danganronpa video game series and based on the anime of the same name, the Danganronpa manga is a quirky, fun, weird, and dynamic take on the high-school battle royal genre.

Each year, the elite Hope’s Peak Academy selects only the most gifted and talented students to enroll…plus one ordinary student, chosen by lottery. Makoto Naegi is that lucky person—or so he thought! When he shows up for class, he finds the elite students are a bizarre cast of oddballs under the ruthless authority of a robot teddy bear principal, Monokuma. The bear lays down the school rules: the only way out of Hope’s Peak is to not only murder another student…but get away with it, as every murder is followed by a tribunal where the surviving students cross-examine each other!
Danganronpa is in stores March 16, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers:

Praise for Danganronpa:

“A wonderful fusion of the text-heavy visual novel genre with Phoenix Wright–like murder investigations and trials.”—IGN

Danganronpa is a fascinating exploration of everyone’s dark side.”—Polygon
Danganronpa Volume 1 TPB
978-1-61655-928-1 | $12.99 | 3/16/2016

Danganronpa Volume 2 TPB 
978-1-61655-963-2 | $12.99 | 7/20/2016

Danganronpa Volume 3 TPB 
978-1-50670-030-4 | $12.99 | 11/23/2016

Danganronpa Volume 4 TPB
$12.99 | 3/22/2017

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For more information or interview opportunities, contact: Aub Driver aubd@darkhorse.com | Steve Sunu steves@darkhorse.com
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

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