Best Dangan Ronpa Characters

The Top Ten
1 Kokichi Ouma

Everyone hates him. ALMOST EVERYONE HATES HIM!
Yes, I know that he did make a bad thing to Gonta and Miu, but in the end, he sacrifices himself to save everyone too! Why nobody can't understand that T-T
I feel sad at the fact that nobody even cries or care for him when they figure out Kokichi dead. Everyone only cries for Kaito's dead but how about Kokichi? He died too! Why nobody (expect us-) cry for his death? TMT
Kokichi is pretty lonely, boi you deserve more love Q-Q

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

He truly wanted to end the killing game, he even gave his life to do that. Everything he done up until his death was to get the others to believe he was the mastermind and target him. I have to admit the whole ordeal with Gonta may have been too far but if he didn't do what he did he would be dead and Miu would be found out easily. I will always love and appreciate this purple panta bean.

I need a game in his point of view. He made Danganronpa V3. Everything he did was interesting and not without purpose. He was funny, smart, mysterious, and emotional. He had secrets upon secrets, but in the end, all he wanted to do was end the killing game. His death hit me hard, but it was epic enough for me to accept it.

2 Gundham Tanaka

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.

I already commented on guns ham but ima do it again. I ship him with Sonia uwu and think he is just a great character overall and he definitely should’ve survived because he is precious baby boi and is just so cute should’ve lived.

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.

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.

Nagito is an interesting character, the way he such switches side from side. As in he wants hope but also wants to help people kill. Wack.

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.

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

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!

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.

5 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 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.

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..

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 Kyouko Kirigiri

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?

Kyoko is definitely Best girl I love her so much if it wasn’t for her all of the Trigger Happy Havoc Characters would have died

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!

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

7 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.

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.

It's nice to have somebody that has 2 personalities and that's obsessed with somebody in the game.

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.

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!

I don't know I never expected him To be my favorite tbh, I'm just really sad he dies early, ther was potential in his character, I just also Love making Memes about my Fave characters lol
-audrey

His death was so unfair! he shouldve lived longer or at least shouldve been one of the people who won the game. I adore him A LOT, and I got really mad when he died, one of the most stunning dr characters!

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.

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.

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.

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

10 Naegi 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!

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.

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

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 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

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

12 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 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.

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

13 Maki Harukawa

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

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

Under rated character, very relatable.

She actually has a good ship

14 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.

[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.

I really like his character and How he changed throughout the entire story and not be a depressed Emo Boi the whole story, I also really like detectives soo Ya that might be why,
-audrey

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

15 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

Tennis hero

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.

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

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.

Ok I Don't just Love her for her design, but for her personalitiy and story, I just really Love characters like this, I've probably watched her character analysis at least 5 Times lol I just really Love these characters
-audrey

She has the best quote in the whole game, and her death was uber sad. Plus, she looks awesome, and was responsible for the most difficult case to solve.

17 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!

18 Ishimaru Kiyotaka

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.

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.

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.

19 Korekiyo Shinguji

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

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

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

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

20 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

21 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 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

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

22 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

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

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

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.

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!

23 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.

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.

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

I enjoy him way to much for my own good.

25 K1-B0

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

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

Robot boi. He should be higher. Honestly.

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

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