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Danganronpa 2 hit Western shelves this week, and while it has an English voice track, which fellow Kotaku author Kirk Hamilton tells me is “decent with a few standouts,” the Japanese voice cast is—let me assure you—an anime fan’s dream.


Character: Hajime Hinata
Is played by: Minami Takayama
But you probably know her as: Conan Edogawa (Detective Conan), Envy (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

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Character: Nagito Komaeda
Is played by: Megumi Ogata
But you probably know her as: Shinji Ikari (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Yugi Moto (Yi-Gi-Oh! ), Makoto Naegi (Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havok), Sailor Uranus (Sailor Moon), Tier Halibel (Bleach), Ken Amada (Persona 3)

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Character: Gundham Tanaka
Is played by: Tomokazu Sugita
But you probably know him as: Gintoki Sakata (Gintama), Joseph Jostar (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure), Kyon (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya), Ragna the Bloodedge (BlazBlue)

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Character: Kazuichi Souda
Is played by: Yoshimasa Hosoya
But you probably know him as: Reiner Braun (Attack on Titan), Dio (Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward)

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Character: Byakuya Togami
Is played by: Akira Ishida
But you probably know him as: Gaara (Naruto), Athuran Zala (Gundam Seed), Kaworu Nagisa (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Makato Yuki (Persona 3), Xellos (Slayers)

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Character: Teruteru Hanamura
Is played by: Jun Fukuyama
But you probably know him as: Zero (Code Geass), Kimihiro Watanuki (xxxHOLiC)

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Character: Nekomaru Nidai
Is played by: Hiroki Yasumoto
But you probably know him as: Yasutora "Chad" Sado (Bleach), Guile (Street Fighter IV)

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Character: Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu
Is played by: Daisuke Kishio
But you probably know him as: Loke (Fairy Tale), Noel Kreiss (Final Fantasy XIII-2)

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Character: Akane Owari
Is played by: Romi Park
But you probably know her as: Edward Elric (Full Metal Alchemist), Nana Osaki (NANA), Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4), Temari (Naruto), Toshiro Hitsugaya (Bleach)

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Character: Chiaki Nanami
Is played by: Kana Hanazawa
But you probably know her as: Akane Tsunemori (Psycho-Pass), Marie (Persona 4: Golden), Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)

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Character: Sonia Nevermind
Is played by: Miho Arakawa
But you probably know her as: Sumireko Hanabusa (Riddle Story of Devil)

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Character: Hiyoko Saionji
Is played by: Suzuko Mimori
But you probably know her as: Himiko (Btooom!), Sherlock Shellingford (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes)

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Character: Mahiru Koizumi
Is played by: Yu Kobayashi
But you probably know her as: Sasha “Potato Girl” Braus (Attack on Titan), Ruka Urushibara (Steins;Gate), Katsuragi (Senran Kagura)

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Character: Mikan Tsumiki
Is played by: Ai Kayano
But you probably know her as: Linda (Golden Time), Yomi (Senran Kagura)

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Character: Ibuki Mioda
Is played by: Ami Koshimizu
But you probably know her as: Ryuko Matoi (Kill la Kill), Kallen Stadtfeld (Code Geass), Yukiko Amagi (Persona 4), Sailor Jupiter (Sailor Moon Crystal), Tenma Tsukamoto (School Rumble)

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Character: Peko Pekoyama
Is played by: Kotono Mitsuishi
But you probably know her as: Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon), Excel (Excel Saga), Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Boa Hancock (One Piece), Murrue Ramius (Gundam Seed)

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Character: Monomi
Is played by: Takako Sasuga
But you probably know her as: Tarao Fuguta (Sazae-san)

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Character: Monokuma
Is played by: Nobuyo Oyama
But you probably know her as: Doraemon (Doraemon)


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