Best Dangan Ronpa Characters

The Top Ten Best Dangan Ronpa Characters

1 Kokichi Ouma

He was only trying to find the mastermind and I liked how his love hotel scene featured him as a phantom thief. Kokichi mod for Persona 5 anyone?!?!

He is such a well written character and I feel like people look over him and just call him "rat boy" but the entire time he was on the sidelines working his hardest while still keeping up this facade of the mean antagonist. And he had to do this because of his severe trust issues, but in the end he trusted Shuichi the most (also best ship lol). Even when Shuichi told him that he is alone and always will be after chapter 4 he stayed true to this facade. It may seem like he was a Remnant of Despair (even if it doesn't fit with the drv3 story) and he loved the killing game to the other characters he hated it the most. His plan at first was to pretend to be the mastermind and show everyone the outside world and tell them he was "bored" and that the killing game was over. But (by the way the next part is just a theory) when he saw his friends fall into such despair he continued plan b, which was for him to die to make a mystery monokuma couldn't solve since he knew that he was a stickler ...more

his character is so complex and his sprites are MWAH, chef's kiss. I think he's a very interesting character for many reasons, I love the way he did things he had to do.

To be honest I think he is the best written character to ever exist in danganronpa, first of all I like his way of thinking. The way he makes strategies is just cool when you think about it. Despite the fact that he is such a troll I think I can relate to him a bit since no one actually trusts me at times. I think he made danganronpa 9000 tines better.

2 Gundham Tanaka

Gundham is greatly confident and is the most interesting character ever made in my opinion

Baby boi! Baby! deserved to be a survivor. Also his hamstys are cute

Saddest death my opinion.

His four dark devas of destruction should be on this list too to be honest

3 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.

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.

Amazing build through the character and very interesting and unpredictable overall. Very cute and funny, 2nd best boy for sure.

His character is so complicated but yet so interesting. His drive on the topic of hope can be creepy but to me it seems interesting. His luck also is one of my favorite things about him. It always comes and goes at any moment. I just love the dude.

Nagito is my second favorite all time danganronpa charater for reasons like the storyline with in and this won't be as long as my last comment also spolier: to bad Nagito sucides after a little while as for how he seems to be kinda crazy clumsy kind seems like a good persona in total!

4 Ibuki Mioda

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 think ibuki is the best girl in sdr2 'cause she have rrly pretty desing

I might be biest due to some personal reasons, but Ibuki is definitely my all time favourite character from pretty much any game. Her personally really just clicked for me and the way she motivated the player during her free time events really cheered me up!

I love her personality, design, music, everything.

5 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.

He has a really interesting character and he is shown to have good character development, and he also has a very good relationship with Pekoyama

He's adorable, he means well. He deserves all the love

Baby gangsta

Just a misunderstood cutie

6 Kyouko Kirigiri

I if wasn't for Kyouko, all the Trigger Happy Havoc Characters would be dead.

Kirigiri is my favourite character! I've only started watching the series and I love her attitude and how she's so calm and serious. She is an elite and always takes in different points of views when investigating. I also really want to cosplay her, and I hope she doesn't die sooner in the series!

Her design, character, and anything about her just scream awesome!

Best detective ever!

7 Rantaro Amami

Why was there not a story about him if he was the survivor of the 52nd Killing Game? HE DESERVED IT!

Rantaro is my religion. We must accept him as our lord and saviour.

He looks really cool, and is a avocado. I just love this avocado boy.

He was too precious! He didn't deserve to die! He's handsome and cute at the same time!

8 Oogami Sakura

Perfect was Gina with friendship her and herself sacrificed She

SHES SUCH A GOOD CHARACTER! She died to make sure everyone else would live. She was willing to take her own life if it meant her friends would be safe - I honestly cried on her death.

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.

SAKURA IS THE GREATEST CHARACTER IN ALL OF DR! She sacrificed herself for everyone else and deserves more love.

9 Togami Byakuya

Oh please. His character development was extremely satisfying. 100% best boy.

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

Very interesting character. my favorite boi from all of the games/anime, and also makes up the chaos trio with kokichi and nagito

Just like Nagito and Ouma he made the game hella interesting.

10 Touko Fukawa

Shes shy at first but shes also friendly, smart, and helpful! Not to mention that genocider syo is super badass

We love a scissor wielding mother

I don't know why I just love her

she's so cute and her dialog is funny, what else do you need

The Contenders

11 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.

I love her story and her attitude throughout the game. Really useful in the second class trial. Also had one of the best thought out murder plots. Wish she survived till the end.

Her dream is the best thing ever I mean what she wanted to do with the 10 million dollars!

Tbh Celeste is my fave character

SPOILERS: It is a shame she got executed

was rlly intelligent and even planned her murders, very intricate

12 Maki Harukawa

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

Under rated character, very relatable.

Awesome and relatable

I want to eat a maki roll

13 Ryoma Hoshi

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

Best boi in whole series

You've still got your ways to go Kirumi

i love him

14 Ishimaru Kiyotaka

He's such a great character, his development and writing is amazing. in my opinion he was one of the best characters I was PISSED when he died

I vote him because he is the lowest here and he is one of my favorites. There is really much my favorites.uwu that's make me happy. It was sad to look at him after second class trial and I'm sad because he died.

Just watched the "Dangan Ronpa Abridged Thing" I can't help it...

Catch me crying in the club when he died

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!

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

RIP Chihiro, you were the best character ever.

16 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!

Ok he's not a trap, he dressed as a girl because he didn't feel he was physically or mentally strong enough to be a boy, so he dressed up as a girl, a trap is a male who dresses up as a female to get attraction from men, he did no such thing like that

He deserves more love. I love him so much my heart goes uwuwuwuuwuw

First death that made me cry, second being alter egos execution :(
Chihiro didn't deserve to be killed so early :(

17 Naegi Makoto

He's the best protag and the best character ever! I love you Makoto

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!

Look, I hate using the term cinnamon roll, but Naegi is just that. He's best boi and nothing will ever disprove that

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.

18 Korekiyo Shinguji

Besides his sister, he is just a great anthropologist and an interesting character

I don't care what you say about the DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), but Kiyo still deserves some love dammit!

Korky! Yeah the incest thing is gross but he is also just very calm all the time. Plus I like his hair.

He is the best but so underrated my favorite character execution was horrible.

19 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

Why is she all the way down here? and how.. she is easily likable. I honestly love junko, and I do not get why shes on like, the bottom of the list.

Junko is one of my favourite characters. She was the first character I ever discovered when I saw someone cosplay as her and Despair Mikan. Her personality is amazing and I love her SO MUCH! Honestly Junko should be way higher than #18, although I’m also happy on how far she got on the list.

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

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!

20 Sonia Nevermind

Best girl and to those saying she was useless you are SO wrong
she has the most agreements then anyone in the series
MEANING she was able to correctly figure out what happened in the trials
so to those saying she was useless
have you actually played the games lol

She is such a quirky character even though princesses are to be portrayed as perfection incarnate.

We stan an underrated queen

The nirvana references with her were fantastic

21 Asahina Aoi

she's precious! I'm glad she was so optimistic, I don't get why people hate her..

She likes the best food. Shes nice and cute. Shes energenic and not weird.

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

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

22 Miu Iruma

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

Absolutely best girl!

How is she so low

Best girl in my opinion

23 Kaito Momota

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

he's so supportive ;-; I hated him at the beginning of the game, but I adore him now. he's amazing.

Best boy in the entirety of danganronpa, and his impact on the story is undeniable

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.

24 Hajime Hinata

He is the best protagonist of all games, I loved his history and development (also Komaeda, Nanami and Naegi)

Hinata is too nice for this world

I enjoy him way to much for my own good.

Best protagonist by far and had some of the best character development in the series
Just wish he was shown more in danganronpa 3

25 Shuichi Saihara

[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.

He's more interesting than Hajime

Such a good character

Cinnamon bun

26 Sayaka Maizono

Sayaka is hated for a few reasons, but the one that really gets me thinking are when people say they hate her because she betrayed Makoto. Just because she betrays the protagonist doesn't mean she's a bad character overall.
In her last dying breath, (this was brought up by Kyoko after the class trial) she wrote 11037 because she was thinking of Makoto. And she killed because she wanted to know what happened to the most important people in her life, which I completely understand, but it's still forgotten because she "betrayed" Makoto. I honestly doubt she was thinking on framing Makoto from the very beginning (it may have been implied, but I still think this; it's just my opinion). I think she started to think about it when she got the video, though.

She had so much thought put into her character, and I find her really interesting... It's a shame she died so early.

Even though her songs didn't make any sense, she still deserved more time in the living.

Sayaka is and always will be my favorite character in the series.

It's amazing how much character depth they put into Sayaka for how little she's in the game. We've never seen another character with this level of depth. It's such a shame she isn't more popular. It's okay Sayaka, Mommy loves you!

27 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.

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..

What the hell is she doing down here? Okay maybe not #1 for a number of people but she should at least be in top 10.

I am dissapointed in everyone for not getting my precious higher up here.

she's awesome! I want to support and love her all the time uwu. the way her character played out was both sad and fantastic.

28 K1-B0

Did we all forget about best boy?

Well he is best boy so-

Why is he down here? That's robophobic.

How can you... How can you not like him?

29 Kuwata Leon

Even though he’s a jerk, he can be fine! Of course, he had the option to, not, do what he did.. But still, I love him, shahHhsha-

Personally, Leon could have been a great character (he was great to begin with, but he could have been even greater) if he was developed more. He has (or had) a lot going for him (as of design, backstory, etc.) and would have been awesome to develop and see for a longer period of time. He’s my favorite THH character

I didn't like him at first... but I felt really bad for him when he was executed. He's a great character, too.

I loved his look, I wish he didn't die so soon

30 Kaede Akamatsu

She was so kind and put others before her. The only reason she got blood on her hands was for everyone else sake, she didn't do it for the freebie. And when the mastermind wasn't revealed she accepted her fate, and was, and always will be, the best protagonist to me. I Absolutely love her

Easily one of my favourite characters if not my favourite.

Why's she down here again?

Cute! Kind! Kaede!

Deserved SOO much better.

31 Kazuichi Souda

I just love him

SO CUTE he deserves sonia

He stole my heart oh my god-

Oml he is so me and is super funny. Yet such a wuss.

32 Oowada Mondo

I'm just happy that mondo tried to hide chihiros secret of him being a boy, it shows you how caring mondo can actually be.

Underrated boi!

Mondo butter anyone? It is human flavour.I find it yummy.


33 Mikan Tsumiki

She is my favorite character in the WHOLE Danganronpa fandom. She is the best girl.

She may be shy and all but when you got to the part before her execution oh man was she a perfect charater but why is all the way down her I'm mean she is best girl forever!

Ultimate fan service.

HATE HER, because Nagito did

34 Mukuro Ikusaba

So underrated, she deserves so much more love! If you watch the anime (Despair Arc, I know it has Despair Arc in the title) you can see her more, I recommend it. She. Deserves. L o v e .

In my opinion, I think she should've survived. She definitely deserved to survive

Just because we barley know her doesn't mean she isn't awesome

She is very interesting and the novel provides more depth to her character.

35 Mondo Oowada

Selfhi. redeem to time had he wish I sad so was backstory his longer lived he wish I

Biker/butter boi

36 Byakuya Togami Byakuya Togami 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. His title is Ultimate Affluent Progeny.

Why the frick is he so low!?

37 Monokuma

How could you guys forget him?

He is a mass executioner, I love that.

He runs the show like a boss

I truly love that little guy

38 Peko Pekoyama Peko Pekoyama (辺古山 ペコ Pekoyama Peko), 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 Swordswoman (超高校級の)

BEST GIRL ILYY (but u share the number 1 spot with shuichi on best dr character so uhh)

She is quite nice!

Why is she so low!

Why peko is the Best girl & Danganronpa Waifu:
Alright Peko Haters! Today I will show you why Peko could be the best waifu in Danganronpa 2. If You like Chiaki, I do too. So, I'm NOT SAYING YOU HAVE TO LIKE HER ALRIGHT!?!. Anyways, back on with why Peko is the Best waifu.
Alright, so Peko would be a great waifu because she could be your bodyguard & waifu. She could all sorts of stuff. She could kill for you, do chores, and etc. Even if Peko was pretty serious and didn't know how to smile, someone could always teach her like Mahiru & Hajime. She has a like for animals. SO ALL YA ANIMAL LOVES MIGHT LIKE HER TOO! You can always tell her that shes not a tool like Fuyuhiko. at least he was supportive of her and she was supportive of him. She's also someone you can keep by your side and always trust. With her caring and kind personality, Peko has the traits of a REALLY AMAZING waifu!

39 Yasuhiro Hagakure

WEED MAN FUNNY MAN he's actually so epic I'm so happy he, cough, uhh, survived , ya know.

He is flippin adorable, in my opinion vERY underrated. I watched a playthrough from someone once and they said - when they were about to discover the second body - why isn’t it Hiro, and I was like YOU FEMALE DOG, HIRO IS AMAzinG—


Vote him for da hair

40 Gonta Gokuhara

I quite liked him. He just seemed like a guy who needed some comfort. Heck, he's awesome!

He never deserved to die

True gentleman

gonta adorable

41 Himiko Yumeno

I think she should be higher

My girlfriend

She is a baby! 0w0

cute girl!

42 Mahiru Koizumi

God she deserves more love, a lot of people see her as plain and I get that. She had one of the more plain designs and talents and I actually like some characters over her more, but I wanted to write a case for Mahiru. Mahiru's free time events really show us that she isn't biased towards woman or sexist she actually just has high expectations for people because she wants them to do her best. Like Kirumi, she was kind of the mom character in the sense that she took care of everyone even if they acted mean to others, since she saw good in them. In her free time events we get more insight on her talent and backstory which honestly just make her seem really cute. If she had lived longer and we had gotten to see more of her I think that people would have liked her better.

I loved her! Why is she so low ;-;

43 Genocider Syo

She is best girl
Her personality is amazing and she is funny
Why is she so low

She’s so funny and just overall a really interesting character definitely one of my favourite characters

The reason why I held up scissors in science class and started laughing maniacally.


44 Kirumi Tojo

...Can someone give me a reason why this girl Is at the bottom? Is it because she is the Togami Maid? Or does everyone hate her except me?

One of the best girls

Too underrated. Her backstory makes her actions make sense

She is so low!

45 Kiyotaka Ishimaru

Seeing how much he cared about mondo showed me how loving and great he was

He got loled to death

The best of da bois

46 Teruteru Hanamura Teruteru Hanamura (花村 輝々 Hanamura Teruteru), 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 Cook.

Lick my fingers

I still like him even if he's a pervert ew

My absolute favorite, I feel people miss judge him due to his prevented nature and odd looks but if you watch or play through his free time events you’ll learn that he’s a very reliable person and is very loyal.
It is also mentioned that he never had a dad and all of his siblings had different mothers, the dad being the horrible person he was left all the kids he had with Hanamura’s mother.
Most people hate him for his perverted remarks but, look at Miu! She’s the exact same but worse in my opinion, she has no redeeming quality’s, she’s super over confident which is a personality trait I hate, and I feel that most people only like her for her appearance.
Another person who falls victim to the perverted for no reason trait is Hifumi, he often chimes in during important conversations with useless information, like how during the prologue, he mentions vore while Aoi is sharing how she thought Monokuma was going to eat her. He says something along the lines of “Eat? ...more

47 Sakura Ogami

I love you, Sakura...Forget about the stupid idiots who voted other people over you! YOU'RE BETTER THAN WHAT THEY THINK!

Why is she so low

48 Nekomaru Nidai

He ate the big one

Why is he so low?!


49 Yamada Hifumi

He is a good boy and his death is a true lose

Needs more love

Underrated boi.

50 Ragyo Kiryuin Ragyo Kiryuin is a fictional character in the anime television series Kill la Kill produced by Trigger. She is the mother of Satsuki Kiryuin and is the main antagonist of the series.

Wait... Something seems off here...

Best girl. I loved her execution

This isn't... this isn't the right place for her..

Make this charater number one >

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