Best Dangan Ronpa Characters

The Top Ten

1 Kokichi Ouma

Kokichi Ouma is honestly baby. And therefore did not deserve to die. He's baby. You can't just kill him!

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

What do I need to say? He's the best. I like that not all of his action can be justified and that balances his character. I love him more than I love my life.

He acted as an antagonist but he just didn't trust anyone at first. He went as far as ending his life to save everyone.

2 Gundham Tanaka

not everyone is capable of saving everyone by sacrificing themselves... HE IS
also, the way he behaves towards sonia...

Gundham is baby, He must be protected at all costs. He is precious

he litterally owned daganronpa goodbye despair and killed someone to save everyone else how could you not like him and the four dark devas of destruction?

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

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.

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.

without nagito, they wouldn't really know everything at class trials

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.

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.

4 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.

I enjoyed the character development a lot. I love his character design as well, and he is overall a great character! I give him a 9/10 for sure!

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. And his relationship with Peko melts my heart

Haha... I actually hated him in the beginning, but the character development was great. I love it when characters change and grow in stories and he's a prime example of that.

Best character development. At the beginning I wanted to kill him but after chapter 2 he learned to take responsibility.

5 Ibuki Mioda

Most energetic and friendly girl. Such a shame she didn't make it til the end.

She was definitely behind the extra guitar in SDR2's opening. She's so eccentric, I can't help but love her.

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!

Ok I don't know how anyone could hate this angel. Shes literally so amazing and sets the mood at about everything. I woulda loved it if she was on the rollercoaster ride. That woulda been so fun for her..

6 Kyouko Kirigiri

I appreciate reliable characters in this series and Kirigiri is one of those.

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

Best Waifu. xD
She's the Ultimate Detective. That explains everything.

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!

7 Touko Fukawa

While her DID is not the best written I still really love her character

Ok ik most people don't like her, but I have always loved her. I was scared she would die but I was so happy she didn't-

she gets wayyyyy to much hate shes very kind hearted and cherishes her friends very much she is also a introvert making her pretty realistic

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

8 Rantaro Amami

The thing about Rantaro is the mystery that shrouds him. I don't really know anything about this character, but he seems to know a lot, but he died with his story untold.

Honestly I love rantaro. He should have lived for at least 3 chapters or just survived. AVOCADO MAN!

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

He's litteraly so amazing and baby! He definitely didn't deserve to die, or at least not first. I really would have liked to get to know him more!

9 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.

Shes underrated even though she risked her life for her friends and she truly cared for them no matter how mean they were

HER DEATH MADE ME CRY! She deserved to survive she sacrificed herself for everyone else!

She was just one of the biggest sweethearts in Danganronpa (besides Gonta), I really like her character.

10 Naegi Makoto

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

Big cutie, sometimes I hate it when he's a idiot, but 2nd favorite protag,maybe tied 1st place with Shuichi

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

The Contenders

11 Togami Byakuya

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

I didn't like him that much at first, but I grew attached to him, he's honestly so funny and I love his stuck-up rich boi attitude lol

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..

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

12 Chihiro Fujisaki

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

he's so sweet and he wanted to be stronger how could you hate him?

He's smart, he's shy, he's kind. He didn't deserve his death. I love him with all my heart.

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

13 Maki Harukawa

This girl... is a COMPLETE BADASS OMG she is easily one of the best girls in the whole series.

An underrated queen! So many people hate her but I think shes awesome!

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

Under rated character, very relatable.

14 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

15 Shuichi Saihara

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.

His development over the story and his design are both great, in my opinion. Especially after the first trial.

I love to see how he slowly growing in danganronpa v3, the best protagonist ever!

He's more interesting than Hajime

16 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 like how she was faking her accent. XD that had me laughing at the end. Also, her character is just really enjoyable.

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.

I actually totally get where her ideals come from and omg her cat is adorable

Shes that Girl who has an wisdom and understand an situation

17 Fujisaki Chihiro

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

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!

18 Ishimaru Kiyotaka

honestly how could you hate him he's so caring towards everyone and voted for himself when mondo was about to be executed so he could save him he also asked monokuma to take him instead he's so sweet and it's so sad he died right after mondo

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.

Taka could have been one of the best survivors change my mind.

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

19 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's my favorite, the incest things were gross but his personality was interesting :D

20 Sonia Nevermind

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 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.

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.

21 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

junko pretty much ruined her life and her power in goodbye despair because she wasted her power to make them to graduate

Cute. Literally the smartest and prettiest character in the show.

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

Her favourite food may be dis pear but she's to busy playing with da spear

22 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

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

23 Miu Iruma

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.

I love this woman she is beauty she is grace she stick wrench in your face

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

Absolutely best girl!

24 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.

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.

he is pretty much the mystery character because he says he hajime but he is also izuru kamakura

Hinata is too nice for this world

25 Kaito Momota

"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

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

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