[Comic Book News] Dark Horse Annouces Manga Sequel “Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair”

Danganronpa 2 Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair

DARK HORSE MANGA REVEALS “DANGANRONPA” SEQUEL

“Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair”
Available for “Danganronpa” Fans in September 2018

Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair cover
Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair cover

Following the success of 2016-17’s Danganronpa: The Animation series, Dark Horse Manga is pleased to announce the continuation of the ultimate teenage murder mystery game in the three-volume  Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair series! Based on NIS America’s Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, the sequel to the original Danganronpa, the manga series  Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair contains many scenes only hinted at in the game. Writer and artist Kyousuke Suga (Persona 5: Comic à la Carte) delves deeper into the murderous world Spike Chunsoft created in Ultimate Luck and Hope and DespairDanganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair also brings back “Despair Mail,” the fan art and cosplay section!

In Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair, a new class of students at the (in)famous Hope’s Peak Academy find themselves on a surprise school trip to a tropical island. The students also find that suspicion and death is the only ticket home from this so-called paradise! Here, in the name of “hope,” Ultimate Lucky Student Nagito Komaeda is willing to kill anybody and everybody…including himself!

Praise for Danganronpa:

“What began as an under-the-radar visual novel series has blossomed into a multimedia
extravaganza encompassing games, anime, manga, and more.”Anime News Network

“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 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair goes on sale September 5, 2018, and is available for preorder on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. This 160-page volume retails for $12.99.


About Dark Horse:

For more than thirty years, 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. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, 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 MaskGhostX, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon AgeBuffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConan, Tomb RaiderHaloThe Witcher,SerenityGame 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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