Best Dangan Ronpa Characters

The Top Ten
1 Kokichi Ouma

Kokichi is very funny, and just a very interesting character overall. His insults to Miu were hilarious and his manipulative nature was a great aspect of him. He hides behind a mask of lies, but he does this to give the others a sense of hope. Kokichi is intelligent but childish (like me, I'm 11), which to me is a very bizarre combination, but it helps his character. Overall, Kokichi is a great character, but he is just a bit overrated.

Lot's of people hate him but you know he's someone I think is a good guy. It may not be the best good in series danganronpa but if it is put in place no one can tell what a good person's conception really is.

If a lonely person separates himself from others just to help them, one can sacrifice himself to end it all. Childish, intelligent, lonely, and wearing lies and masks. Hate to kill, hate to despise life and control sadness and pain. Understand all but hid but continue to deceive to give others hope. If it's a bad person then I seem out of place from society.

I just love him so much I know some people say that his annoyng but I don't really see that yes he lies a lot but I think that's because of what I heard somewhere truth is always one answer sad and harsh but lies can be happy you can make things up you don't have to be sad you can have everything you want he even saud he knew that everyone hated him that broke my heart everyone said he was alone even shuichi so kokichi died thinking the only persone he cared about hated him.

His ambiguity makes him intriguing as a character. You just want to learn more and more about him even after ending the game, and even after reading multiple analyses of him, you will never really know what’s he really like or what he really wanted because there are no fixed answers for it. His character is entirely up to your interpretation, and I personally think that adds more to his uniqueness and complexity.

2 Gundham Tanaka

Such an interesting character , and him ( and of course Nekomaru's ) sacrifice was very good . I've found him really relatable , from his love of animals to his dark and brooding persona he uses to hide his weakness and fear of being turned on .

He tries to seem scary but in reality he has a soft side for animals. Although he did kill Nekomaru, he is still one of the best characters and I think he did it to save everyone from starving even though he kind of denied it.

Was freakin awesome! Always entertaining to watch and his execution basically brought me to tears. Not only did he sacrifice himself for the others, but as he laid dying, his hamsters were watching him. I was so close to crying at that moment

I am pretty sure that we can all agree that he should’ve lived. This, beautiful masterpiece, Gundham Tanka is just perfection he is amazing in any way possible and is adorable. I was surprised at first when I found out he was a hamster breeder because he looked like some sort of magician in my opinion.
I also ship him with Sonia too uwu, and I just think he is amazing.

3 Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu (九頭龍 冬彦 Kuzuryū Fuyuhiko), is a student of Hope's Peak Academy's Class 77-B, and a participant of the Killing School Trip featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. His title is Ultimate Yakuza.

Fuyuhiko is one of the best developed characters in danganronpa. I like how he goes from being a complete mystery to becoming a redeemed and helpful character and despite the fact that he changed I like how he still had his baby gangsta personality XD. I was happy that he survived the whole way through.

Fuyuhiko was a total d1ck before chapter . But that development ... Mm , immaculate . And slicing his stomach open as an apology was pretty stupid , but the sentiment , y'know ?

Super cool dude. I love his character development and relationship with Peko. I also like how he is one of the more chill dudes and is actually level-headed.

From smug jerk to a generally good person. Great character development! Also, his relationship with Peko was heartwarming

4 Ibuki Mioda

She's a serotonin dispenser. Honestly how could you not love her? I'm pissed that they just killed her off for no reason aside from shock value.

She has amazing energy and her posotive personality is everything in helping them stay sane with her colourful charcter.

She's best girl hands down. Her personality, appearance and style are all unique and fantastic. She's a waifu that never failed to make me laugh. I love her so much! I'll miss you Ibuki!

I love ibuki she is one of the best girls in dng2. I was so sad when she died... she didn’t deserve it. She was hilarious and brightened up my day after going to school.

5 Kyouko Kirigiri

If you say she's boring or a mary sue you need to look into her character more. It's a common theme in this fandom for people to slander all of the female characters for things that they like about the male characters.

When I first watched the anime (not the game itself though I would love to play it) I was immediately interested in her character because she just seemed just so mysterious at first.

She is so amazing. She believed in those innocent people when no one else did. Why are the white haired characters always the amazing ones?

I love her hair and her eyes! They are beautifull, also I'm not a S I M P cause I'm a girl and uh the matter I love characters doesn't mean I'm a S I M P

6 Nagito Komaeda Nagito Komaeda (狛枝 凪斗 Komaeda Nagito), is a student of Hope's Peak Academy's Class 77-B, and a participant of the Killing School Trip featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. His title is Ultimate Lucky Student.

So many people fall into the trap of only choosing the cool characters they'd hang out with in real life. It should really be about the characters who add the most to the games. Out of all the other characters, Nagito accomplishes this the best.

He provides so much more intrigue into the story of Danganronpa 2. He was so mysterious, so reliable, and so smart throughout the entire game. The concept of being naturally lucky was especially interesting to me. The creative ways he used his luck to his advantage and the amount of confidence he placed in that luck was oddly satisfying. Amazing performance from the English voice actor as well.

I haven't played DR3, but Komaeda is so far the best character in the franchise and I don't think it's close.

He's refreshing...
He's smart, good looking (come on! You have to admit that he is), always a step ahead, knows things that others aren't even aware of it but doesn't voice it out directly, and insane (but this makes him a lot more charming 'cause he didn't end up being a Gary Stu)
And I can't help but love characters that are talented but has flaws, that makes them more human
And a lot of people dislike that insane side of him but lets take a minute and think that he's had a traumatizing childhood and how he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. But you know what? Him being smart but insane is what makes him standout and attracting.

Probably the best character in the game. His concept is amazing and a way better antagonist than Kokichi, hands down. The best character in the franchise.

Nagito is and will always be my favourite character in the Danganronpa series. Everything about him is amazing. He's innocent, yet somehow also devious and scheming. He's intelligent and always seems to know what's up. He also utilised his Ultimate Luck in ways that Naegi Makoto never did. His death was also amazing and I'm so glad that it's not the end for him.

7 Junko Enoshima Junko Enoshima (江ノ島 盾子 Enoshima Junko), is a student in Hope's Peak Academy's Class 78th, and a participant of the Killing School Life featured in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Her title is Ultimate Fashionista/True Ultimate Despair

Legit the best character. I know it's kinda cliche for her to be my favorite character. BUT HOW COULD SHE NOT BE YOUR FAVOURITE CHARACTER.

Junko is such a badass, and is actually the most relatable character! She's basically the girl with no friends who wants to make other people know how she feels. How does she do that? By torturing them and making their lives a living hell, of course! Seriously though, being at the "friendship is everything" state that the other characters of Danganronpa are in is both sickening, and mentally and physically impossible for anyone to do

Best antagonist ever. Junko had a great personality but just used it for the wrong things. Made the whole series interesting.

How is she so low? She is one of the most likeable characters in the game, and have you even seen the amount of things that pop up if you search her name? She is also one of the most reconizable characters, and guess what? She's definitely more likeable than Voldemort!

8 Chihiro Fujisaki

To be Honest... I Love This Character, Chihiro is Best Boi Number 1, and I don't Think He had to be Bullied in such a Harsh way in his past that He Dicided to act as a Girl For the Rest of his Life. And He Really Shouldn't have Died. He Shouldn't have Lived and Survived!

He deserved to become who he wanted, and the fact that he was killed tore my heart. DAMN YOU MONDO!

He only wanted to be strong so he helped the remaining students a lot, even after his death.

Sh- sorry, HE was so sweet! I always hate the characters who died 2 more than 1. Also, he's so cute.

9 Naegi Makoto

Dang, at the time of me writing this he's in the top 10! Totally wasn't expecting that at all. Makoto is my favorite character and he 100% deserves this spot. Best boy

He's my favorite character. He has unwavering determination and optimism, a trait that I like about him. He is very kind to several people as well. I also think he's cute. In episode 11 of the anime, just look at his eyes when he realizes that Kyoko has saved him from the person who could have killed him! THOSE EYES!

He's a cool guy who cares for those around him. I hate how unnecessarily cruel everyone was to him. He deserves a lot for what he did.

Best and underrated protagonist. This child is honestly the kindest character in the series, deserves more love.

10 Maki Harukawa

Maki is badass, and I'm not saying this just to say it. She literally tried to choke Kokichi (definitely not in a sexual way) in front of the others. She is intelligent, beautiful and deadly all at the same time, which is a perfect combination. As you get to know her, she starts to open up, and you realize that she is very kind on the inside, despite her being the "Ultimate Assassin". A very good and badass character.

Favourite character out of them all, shes super underrated and needs more love.

Very underrated in my opinion, she deserves a top 5 spot.

Very underrated character with a great concept!

The Contenders
11 Shuichi Saihara

I've always liked edgy characters, such as Gundham and Ryoma, but this guy is kind, intelligent and edgy all at the same time! One of my favorite quotes from him is "Even if we are all fictional characters and, even if this is all fictional, the pain in my heart is real! The pain in my heart when I lose the ones I love is real!" That is a truly inspirational quote, and he went through some major character development. Kokichi comes close, but Shuichi is the best character in the entire Danganronpa franchise, hands down!

Best character and DEFINITELY best protagonist to overcome the killing game. Much love to Hajime and Makoto for their roles in their respective games as I love them both to my Danganronpa's hearts content. Through my eyes however, the events that Saihara had to get through were extremely overwhelming for his position. Aside from having an elevation in character growth, he curved the dreadful ending of how Danganronpa typically ends and beat the person behind the madness. With that said, he not only terminated the mastermind, he broke a 4th wall and vanquished Danganronpa as a whole. This ultimate detective is without a doubt, a contender for the Ultimate character of Danganronpa. Gotta love Shuichi for what he did to the game.

I'm so sick of Shuichi slander, he was an awesome and well developed protagonist. I like how his thought process was a lot more complex than Hajime and Makoto, and he was much less basic and stereotypical.

[Spoilers]Wow, he placed 28? I'm my opinion shuichi was an amazing protagonist. He was the weak underdog at the beginning that makes you feel bad for him. And you can tell keades words really moved him to believe in himself. Every interaction between them felt so genuine and real. And you can tell how keades death, the person that inspired him affected him. It give you a lot of sympathy for him. But even when all his friends were dieing. He still pushed on and carried out the trials just to save everyone. If I was in his shoes, I wouldn't be able to take it. And his feelings and actions always felt ginuine. His personality is perfect and I can't think of a better protagonist then him.

12 Togami Byakuya

Considering his past, his always win character is justified for me. He is very smart and his character development was awesome. Don’t get me started on how much hot he is..

His fandom of haters is almost as big of his fandom of lovers I know that people will just accuse me of being a fangirl, but that's not it. Without him, Celestia and Kirigiri, we would be left with my little pony amount of gag worthy friendship dialogue.

I don't know why I like him so much maybe because he's sarcastic and has really funny lines at times

The ultimate badass. Some of the funniest quotes, and one of the smartest characters.

13 Celestia Ludenberg Celestia Ludenberg (セレスティア・ルーデンベルク Seresutia Rūdenberuku), also known as Celeste, is a student in Hope's Peak Academy's Class 78th, and a participant of the Killing School Life featured in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Her title is the Ultimate Gambler.

She really, really made the end of DR1 amazing. I wish she lived, the way she killed Ishimaru and Yamada wasn’t really great, but she’s still a great character! I can see why people hate her, but I LOVE her gothiness, and her design, one of the best girls of danganronpa, other than ibuki and Mikan and Angie

Celestia is so elegant and so royal like, I love how she is always trying to be special and try her best to keep the killing game under control.

I love Celestia, she is my favourite Danganronpa charather alongside Kyoko Kirigiri. I'm happy to see her high on the list since most people dislike her.

Loved her character. So elegant, but so mysterious because of her lies, she was always so fun to watch. And while her trial was not that great, I loved it when she started to freak out. So fun to watch

14 Touko Fukawa

The best girl in the whole series. She completely glows up in Ultra Despair Girls; and her design and serial killer aspect is amazing and I'd say that she should have been the antagonist in Danganronpa 1 since there aren't any minor women antagonists except Junko, but she and Monica are more of the villians of the series.

I love everything about Toko from how relatable she is, to how much character development she got and the comedic releif from genocide Jill/ the funny lines she got in UDG. Shes my favorite character out of this entire franchise overall.

Toko is a great character. I try to understand why Kokochi is the most loved character. He is just plain spoiled by the fandom, like what. Toko, in my opinion, is way more important to the plot. Like for gods sake, she was in 2 games! Two games! Like come on, Toko deserves way more love.

I think Toko is far better than Leon, Mondo, and Sayaka. Sure, she didn't do as much as Kyoko, but Leon is barely in it, Mondo is an idiot, and Sayaka betrayed her friend so she could pin him as guilty and escape.

15 Fujisaki Chihiro

He is in my opinion the best trap- even after death he did so much to help the others escape and find out the mysteries of the killing game- also it's really sad that he got murdered cause come on! He's such a great character and could have helped out and given so much more!

Chihiro is in my opinion one of the best characters Dangan Ronpa. He is a kind person who also is the main part of one of the biggest plot twists in the game. Also, he I very brave and also very adorable!

Adorable. Chihiro is so strong. He knew that the others would find out about his secret yet he didn't give up

Fujisaki had to be one of the cute characters. Even if she was a boy, it doesn't matter. He was pure cuteness!

16 Chiaki Nanami Chiaki Nanami (七海 千秋 Nanami Chiaki), is a student of Hope's Peak Academy's Class 77-B, and a participant of the Killing School Trip featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. Her title is Ultimate Gamer.

Chiaki deserves higher. She's not obsessed with "Hope vs Despair" or anything like that. She's just a nice character. Trying to keep everyone on the right path even if it means saving someone dangerous like Nagito.

She's the kindest character in the franchise, saves the whole SDR2 crew multiple times, and is a main character. She should be top 10 at least.

Chiaki is a pure Angel, I'm just really sad of what happened To her, I really think She didn't deserve that, all that despair like Dang, why her tho spike chunsoft, why her tho?
-audrey

She used to be so shy and so afraid but then she found her stronger self and tried to help the people she had befriended. Best gamer girl. Relatable in a way, too.

BEST GIRL, she deserves to be in the top 10'S at least. She is precious and so adorable! I love her character design and her character traits fit her perfectly! She was also like best friends with Hajime and in the anime she almost confessed. *spoiler! * Wish she didn't have to die..

17 Sonia Nevermind

Brave and a true leader. Her personality is also hilarious and quirky plus she was a lot more smart and close to the truth in the trials than anyone else.

I really like Sonia! She isn't useless as many princesses are usually portrayed to be. She made relevant comments and helped out a lot. She also isn't a fanservice character which made me like her even more. She's a queen.

she gets a lot of hate for being nice? I don't know why shes a genuinely sweet girl and is hated on way to much I'm happy she survived she was also very active in the trials and helped a lot also her quotes are hilarious and she cares about everyone so much shes such a sweetheart

I thought She was gonna be a bratty Princess and be a Victim, but when I acctually watched the gamplay, I was sooo wrong, I was Shook, I didn't expect that tbh I really am glad She wasnt a victim and She loved dark stuff which made me happy,
-audrey

18 Ishimaru Kiyotaka

Ishimaru was more than just a ' sweet femboy gay bean ' ( like Nagito , and Kokichi .. ) He was very relatable , really . He's dedicated to school because he doesn't want to be like his grandfather . And Mondo was his first and only friend . He wasn't mean , and he wasn't trying to be annoying - He lacks social skills and doesn't quite know how to properly interact with his peers .

Although he might seem mean at the start, he is only doing it to keep everyone safe and do the right thing. I actually cried when he died.

He has to be my favorite character out of the whole series. He is somewhat relatable and was just an amazing character. I hate how people only see him as strict and “rude” when he’s a lot more than that. He’s a hard worker and is very caring and kind. He is a very interesting character and there’s just so much about him.
He really shouldn’t have died because he was having character development and would have been better for the future arc than hagakure.
But really, best boy and an amazing character. Deserves to be higher up.

I was crying so hard when he died to the point where I can bring my self to watch the Anime or watch the gameplay of the second and third trial.

19 Asahina Aoi

I love how she was optimistic through out the first half of the game and then she showed how much she cared about sakura by trying to bring down everyone with her because she had lost all hope without her closest friend

Obsession doughnut her love I and better deserves she moment I and cute so is She

She feels like a very real relatable character!

She is one of the most complex characters in the danganronpa universe.

20 Miu Iruma

I always liked crude characters, and she takes the cake on being one of the most crude characters. Basically because of her, I heard the word c** in a video game for the first time

I love this girl SO MUCH. She deserves #1. She is beauty, she is grace, and she will throw a wrench through your face.

I love her. She's my top 2 best girl but somehow, if I was asked if I would date her. I would say no.

She was super helpful plus her lines where amazing and matched her perfect

21 Hajime Hinata

Personally, he's just one of my favourite protagonists out of all of the games. Furthermore, I really liked the fact that he was the only character so far who didn't have a talent (if you were to set the Izuru thing aside since his personality wasn't in most of the game), which switched things up a little. I also liked that throughout the game he just wanted to become more confident in himself and was sent through multiple challenges which tested that.

By far he is the best protagonist out of them all. (At least in my opinion) He's more of a realist which I can relate to if I was in the situation he was. He's also a really really good character.

Hajime is an interesting character. You think he's one way, but because even he doesn't know everything about himself, we end up on the journey with him. Adding Izuru... He's just amazing.

I love how regardless how insane Nagito acts, Hajime is there for him. Anazing.

22 K1-B0

His personality was the best part. Robot boi all the way.

He’s a cute robot, he has a cute personality, his friggin Love suite event was cute, his Dang Sprites are cute, I really loved him and cried when he died :(
-audrey

Robot boi. He should be higher. Honestly.

Really is a great character! so innocents need to be higher!

23 Kaito Momota

I really love kaito. I love how he loves space and is super enthusiastic. He is also very funny and amazing. I don’t know why but when I first saw his design and ultimate I knew right away he was going to be one of my favorites and that I was going to love him. Of course that’s exactly what happened.

"The impossible is possible! All you gotta do is make it so!"
Best bro, left the biggest impact on me and was a really fun character right to the end

He's incredible. His impact on the story made v3 as a whole worthwhile, and got me invested into the game. Kaito is my husband.

Kaito is an amazing space boi and he's the first character that made me cry from his execution.

24 Ryoma Hoshi

Ryoma , like Ogami , is criminally underrated and forgotten . He was a good character . He just didn't get enough time .

18th? , This list still got a ways to go

Ryoma Hoshi is forgotten .. ;"(

Best boi in whole series

25 Oogami Sakura

Honestly, out of all the characters, I wished Sakura lived, it would've been interesting to see the ending with her included (I wish everyone made it but this is my top choice) I never expected to become so attached to her, once I got a good idea of who she is, I immediately believed that she wouldn't murder anyone, and she didn't, in the end, it was her own life she took, she could've murdered someone, but she chose to sacrifice herself since it was her friends she couldn't kill. She did work for Monokuma but you can just tell she deeply regrets it and even tried attacking Monokuma. Underrated character for sure, I loved all the characters, but Sakura is top of my list.

Sakura is criminally underrated . She was such a sweet woman . She cared deeply for all of her classmates , despite the fact most of them were afraid of her . Truly , she deserved to live , and she deserves some more love from the fans .

Underrated. Super underrated. She’s one of the most respectable characters of all time and breaks a ton of stereotypes. She’s great.

She was the one who opened everyone's eyes to the truth. She also was a character that broke so many girl stereotypes despite her extremely feminine name. Sakura did not think of anyone as the enemy even though she was supposed to be a spy. Sakura had enough self honor, and kindness to kill herself instead of murdering other characters like the game seemed to require.

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