Best Dangan Ronpa Characters

The Top Ten

1 Kokichi Ouma Kokichi Ouma

The first time you play/watch the game the stuff Kokichi says doesn't make sense but the second time you play/watch its kind of funny.
But in general this is a very unique/unusual personality and design.

His character was so well written and complex it made him feel more alive than most fictional characters and that made him super interesting. The more analysis I read about him, the more it surprised me at how much effort was put into him, like wow. Amazed.

Yes he's very good boy - DeathOfficials

Best boy he is highly misunderstood

2 Gundham Tanaka Gundham Tanaka

4 dark devas of destruction best hamsters


best boy

You don't need to know why... he's just that cute

3 Nagito Komaeda Nagito Komaeda

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.

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.

Baby is so complicated! Well thought out character and very fun to watch Nagito interact with his environment.

The only character in the series who is actually relatable and has more fans than any other fandom, and most ranked religion :ok_hand:

4 Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu

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

I love him so much uwu

He's basically a upgrade of boss baby

He's the ultimate Kawaii Gangster

5 Ibuki Mioda Ibuki Mioda

She is best girl

Best girl - DeathOfficials

Good nom nom nomming!

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!

6 Rantaro Amami

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

Mysterious but interesting.

His look is everything, and he was so interesting. I wish he lived longer - fangirl69


7 Kyouko Kirigiri

She makes coffee - supreme_spider_knees


My favorite character!

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

8 Oogami Sakura

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 best :( underrated

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

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9 Togami Byakuya

Hands down best daddy - DeathOfficials

10/10 agree

Best boi all the way

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

10 Touko Fukawa

She's amazing! Love Genocide Jack too

We love a scissor wielding mother

She’s best goth edgy girlfriend

Ultimate scissor mad waifu uwu


The Contenders

11 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

He deserves the best than dying, to be honest.

This kid is my pride and joy

Low key got mad when he swore after Mondo died

12 Fujisaki Chihiro

RIP Chihiro, you were the best character ever.

Best boi forever

He is best boi

He's so precious! And he really is useful in danganronpa

13 Maki Harukawa Maki Harukawa

She actually has a good ship

I want to eat a maki roll


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

14 Ryoma Hoshi

Best boi in whole series

i love him

You've still got your ways to go Kirumi

A very interesting character, shame he didn’t last longer.

15 Celestia Ludenberg Celestia Ludenberg

Shes truly a great character, to the design to her voice to her quirky personality. I don't understand why shes so low

Just because my best friend is gonna die like her...That sounded like I'm gonna kill them..

Best waifu of all time. - Slush

Celestia started the "2 murders in chapter three" trend and that makes her super unique!

16 Naegi Makoto

Deserves more credit. Best protagonist.

Best egg boi.

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

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

17 Chihiro Fujisaki Chihiro Fujisaki

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

Chirhiro is best boi! So sad when he died though ;(

Trap. That is all.

18 Junko Enoshima Junko Enoshima

Why is she number 18!?! She is by far the best character!

Well without her Danganronpa wouldn't have happened

But junko is the best! how can she be this low down in the list?!

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.

19 Korekiyo Shinguji Korekiyo Shinguji

A very (I MEAN VERY) underrated character.

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

Dude he is hella underrated, please love seesaw boi

He deserves lots of love

20 Sonia Nevermind

I am so shocked that she survived

We stan an underrated queen

The nirvana references with her were fantastic

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

21 Asahina Aoi

Godly! she's so kind and cute! her donut obsession is adorable too! her simple yet reletable design is nice

She feels like a very real relatable character! - sonicrosebeam

BREASTS - fangirl69

22 Miu Iruma Miu Iruma

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

Everything about her is just.. yes

95% of her lines are hilarious.

I love this girl

23 Kaito Momota Kaito Momota

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.

His relationship and interactions with maki and shuichi are by far some of the best moments

Best Space Daddy

Hated him - fangirl69

24 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.

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

My gay is showing, BEST GIRL

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!

25 Hajime Hinata

He was such an amazing protag with a nice twist!

I enjoy him way to much for my own good.

Hinata is too nice for this world

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

26 Chiaki Nanami Chiaki Nanami

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.

Best. Hands down.

She is one of the best characters! She deserves a higher rank

27 Shuichi Saihara Shuichi Saihara

Is low

Good boi indeed

[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.

Such a good character

28 Kuwata Leon

My favourite character by far he is just so cool!

He is 100% best boy

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 loved his look, I wish he didn't die so soon - fangirl69

29 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.

He meant well, but he really needed a therapist for his ptsd so he would've have killed Chirio - fangirl69

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


30 Kazuichi Souda

SO CUTE he deserves sonia

He stole my heart oh my god-

I just love him

Precious little bean 💜

31 K1-B0 K1-B0

He is the best

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

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

Well he is best boy so-

32 Mondo Oowada Mondo Oowada

Biker/butter boi

33 Mukuro Ikusaba

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

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

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


34 Mikan Tsumiki

Her true nature is fab


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!


(And I'm still dreading Junko)

35 Byakuya Togami Byakuya Togami

Why the frick is he so low!?

36 Kaede Akamatsu Kaede Akamatsu

Why's she down here again? - AzkaNesia

Easily one of my favourite characters if not my favourite.

ON THE 38!? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE! SHE IS THE GREATEST AND THE KINDEST OF (sniff) all danganronpa (sniff) SERIESSS (sniff) Why did she die so sooonnn

Such a sweet girl! She’s easily one of the best characters in Danganronpa! Even in the first chapter when nobody knew each other that well, she still gave it her all in order to protect her friends by killing the mastermind. In the class trial, she stood her ground until she finally gave up and admitted that she killed Rantaro. She’s sorta like Chiaki, she pushed Shuichi to give the clues that she was the killer. She also left a will like Chiaki, she also loved her friends like Chiaki. Easily the best characters the the charcterters who love their friends so much that they’d sacrifice their lives in order to save them.

37 Monokuma


HE IS BAE, why so low?

I truly love that little guy

He runs the show like a boss

38 Yasuhiro Hagakure

WEED MAN - fangirl69

Vote him for da hair - buttersock

Nobody like you.
I do. The ones who hate you are being brainwashed by the brymuda triangle.

39 Himiko Yumeno

She is a baby! 0w0

It's magic

I think she should be higher

My girlfriend

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40 Mahiru Koizumi 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 ;-;

41 Peko Pekoyama Peko Pekoyama

Why is she so low!

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

She is quite nice!

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!

42 Gonta Gokuhara


True gentleman

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

He never deserved to die

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. - Absolite


44 Nekomaru Nidai

He ate the big one

Why is he so low?!


45 Yamada Hifumi

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

Needs more love

46 Ragyo Kiryuin 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.

Best girl. I loved her execution

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

Make this charater number one >

Wait... Something seems off here... - OPZoroark

47 Kiyotaka Ishimaru Kiyotaka Ishimaru

The best of da bois

48 Kirumi Tojo Kirumi Tojo

One of the best girls

She is so low! - OrangeRin

...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?

WHY IS SHE SO LOW?! I love maid mom :C

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49 Teruteru Hanamura Teruteru Hanamura

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

Lick my fingers

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

50 Sakura Ogami 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

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