Top Ten Best Dangan Ronpa Ships

A list about the best ships in the DR franchise so far!
The Top Ten
1 Sonia Nevermind x Tanaka Gundam (SDR2)

Sonia x Gundham or should I say, Dark Queen x Tanaka the forbidden one! Yes I love this ship two opposites always attract! It was so obvious they loved and cared for each other! You could definitely tell Sonia was upset to find Gundham was the culprit in trial 4 and he blushed because of Sonia but not because she complimented him but it was something more then that, other people in Danganronpa complimented him and he didn't blush so that's my theory to why there was something more then that...

Definitely my Danganronpa OTP.


I'm a sucker for opposites attract, and day and night ship tropes. Plus, their chemistry is my favorite.

They interacted once in Chapter1 where in Sonia compliments Gundham's hamsters. Gundham, not used to compliments- blushes, but their relationship developed more in Chapter 4 of DRv2, I really wanted them to interact more but I jut gotta say that their relationship definitely changed during their time at the funhouse bc they both like Occult, so I guess those were good enough. Yes, I love Gundham constantly blushing bc of Sonia- even in the trial...

Some may argue that their interactions are purely platonic- Sonia likes talking to Gundham bc of their similarities and Gundham only blushes bc he's not used to compliments. I beg to differ, there's definitely something more. I like to think that's why they got close in the first place, those two finally found another person they can relate to and accept them- and for ...more

Both like the darkness and horror, love animals, what else? They are soulmates written on rocks!
Sonia and Gundham's relationship goes further more than just a coincidence on liking the same things, they demonstrate caring and loyalty to each other!
It is amazing, adorable, and so strong!

These two are such opposites and they are absolutely perfect for each other. Gundham and Sonia share similar things they enjoy and Sonia is the only one that has ever made Gundham blush.

2 Kokichi Ouma x Shuichi Saihara (Ndrv3)

(SPOILERS FOR DRV3) Oh lord YES! I've always been blank and okay with most ships, saying simply "I ship" but honey...I cried for weeks before I adored this ship. Not only do I adore the two characters, I love the ship dynamic and chemistry. I believe Saiouma could have sailed if Kokichi didn't die. This ship easily went from "kind of gay" to my OTP and comfort ship. I know people say this is toxic but how? They fit in perfectly with each other and none of them are abusive in anyway and although Kokichi roasts everyone it doesn't nessacarily mean he'll be mean to Shuichi. God, the fanfictions I read-

I love this ship to bits and pieces. It's so adorable and it fills me up with joy. I think this ship has a good chance of being canon because In the game Kokichi clearly shows some interest in Shuichi. Let's look at the facts, In the beginning of the game, Kokichi admits that Shuichi isn't all that bad, and let's not forget the love hotel scene. Some of the love hotel scenes is !TW! Is Kokichi being downright horny but throughout the scenes, I do personally think that he's telling the truth. (I know, shocker T-T) And throughout the game, I've seen that Kokichi develops. Feelings for Shuichi. Now If I had to be honest I think at the bottom of Shuichi's emo heart, he actually might show interest in Kokichi. Regardless of the fact that Shuichi said that Kokichi would be alone, I think Shuichi might like Kokichi. Let's go back to the love hotel scene (again) after Kokichi realized, quote "He dum messed up" unquote and he dashed out, Shuichi quote "caught himself wishing that Kokichi would ...more

Where do I even start? Panta x Emo? Yes, please! definitely my biggest ship, and not just cause I love Kokichi, but it was obvious Kokichi had a MASSIVE crush on Shuichi. Kokichi would only listen to Shuichi, and Shuichi was the only one who cared and understood Kokichi, instead of hating Kokichi because of his lies like everyone else did, he tried understanding him and when Kokichi died I was like "Wait! Let him live longer I need to see my Sai-Ouma ship sail!"

I love this ship with all of my heart. You could tell Kokichi had undeniable feelings for Shuichi, he felt he could trust Shuichi and that Shuichi was the only person he could befriend. And the fact that Shuichi realized he couldn't change Kokichi's lying addiction, and decided to try and understand him and his lies. Shuichi is probably the only person that actually knows how Kokichi feels and that he exaggerates his emotions to make everyone think its all some joke when its really how he actually feels. Kokichi regularly calls him his "beloved Saihara-chan" in the Japanese version, and occasionally calls him "mister detective" or "mister Ultimate Detective". He also once called Shuichi "Shumai", as a parody to Kaito's "Maki Roll" nickname for Maki. Kokichi enjoys his company, finding him the most interesting person in the group when they were having their tea party and praises him often. He has also more than once mentioned that he is "constantly thinking about" Shuichi, and claims ...more

3 Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu x Peko Pekoyama (SDR2)

Can I just say that this is one of my favourite straight ships ever?!
It's freaking adorable!
Fuyukiyo sees Peko as his one and only best friend, but I definitely see a spark there!
As for Peko, she protects her young master by all costs, because she sure loves him, but just cannot see it too much because of her duties.

At the end of the 2nd Class Trial in V2, we can sure see Fuyuhiko loves Peko, even he asks her to do t go and stay with him! The tear in their eyes are love!
I'm really say Peko died (But good he game was only a simulation!) , but it is such perfect!

This would probably be a canon ship. And I love it. Since during Peko's execution, Fuyuhiko ran in and that showed he cared for her. And when Peko accidentally cut Fuyuhiko's eye, she held him against her showing she cared for him. So it's a win-win.

Amazing! Just the way Fuyuhiko developed feelings for Peko over time because they grew up together but Peko didn't realize until she was about to get executed- GAHHHH I love this ship!

Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu! Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu! Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu! Baby Gangsta', I can't, I just can't this ship is just too cute, I can't! There were MADE for each other the way in trial too where Fuyuhiko was showing his true feelings towards Peko is just too cute! "Don't leave me, I need you!.." That's what did it for me that made me decide "Yup, there made for each other!"

4 Komaru Naegi x Toko Fukawa (Dr1 + Drae: Udg)

Komaru treats Toko so well and Toko does the same. I can totally see them getting together! They have such a great bond with each other and actually understand each other

Okay, honestly this ship is really adorable and closer to canon than most Toko ships. Like, Toko actually considers Komaru as her friends and they both build each other up and live together (as shown in DR3). Also, Komaru accepts Genocider Syo/Jack/Jill instead of being freaked out by her all the time (she does freak out at first, but warms up to her), unlike everyone else who is either scared of or disgusted by her. I honestly can't believe this ship is so underrated I love them-

I can imagine Komaru buying Toko fairy lights for their room because she knows about Toko's trauma of the dark. I love this ship so much.

This might work though one love hope and the other love rich boy, they do Have the same problem though I have theory of it but still thinking.

5 Makoto Naegi x Kyoko Kirigiri (DR1)

Ok, I don't think I need to say much but then, they obviously had a major crush on each other, they were very close form the start, and when Kyoko "died" You could see how depressed Makoto looked, he looked like he was going to fall into despair. He probably did! I don't know I have yet to watch Danganronpa 3: End of Hope's Peak

To be honest, this is my favorite ship in the whole entire series. I felt like Kyoko and Makoto would make an amazing duo especially in Danganronpa End Of Hopes Peak! They made a good duo even when Kyoko "died" Makoto seemed so worried and sad like he couldn't survive without Kyoko. Best ship in my opinion.

They are such a beautiful ship and I can totally see them getting married with an "ultimate hope detective!" Kirigiri truly trusts him and when they do the pinky swear it's just beautiful.

Só sweet and amazing!
Kyoko projects Makoto and she always cared for him a lot! Even at that bedroom scene, golly!
I think both are really meant to be a perfect pair!

6 Kaito Momota x Maki Harukawa (NDRV3)

holy crap. THIS is how you do a ship. kodaka, you may be evil but THIS is the way to write a ship and I hold nothing but respect for that.
it was literally so well written. a lot of people will say that maki's character was washed out from the hetero romance but it's not true in the slightest.
maki's flaws stemmed from a clear self loathing due to her unfortunate career as an assassin. however it was kaito that helped her realize that she could be a normal girl again and that her humanity wasn't truly gone. kaito was a key part of maki's development, showing that maki's love for him proved that she was able to begin to love herself. their relationship was an extremely good plot point and very sweet as well. I'm going as far as to say that this was the best ship in drv3, no questions asked.

It's obvious Maki likes him since she ended up confessing her love to him before Kaito dies. One of her voice lines is literally her screaming, "KAITO!" She obviously had feelings for him and Kaito said he wanted to see Maki smile before he died. This is probably one of my favorite ships in the franchise and it's a huge comfort for me.

This is probably one of my favorite comfort ships from the fandom. Kaito tried to get close to her because he knew she is aloof and lonely but even if their relationship was rough it definitely improved so much so that he was the first person that maki wanted to protect. Also the trio yes

They are so CUTE! Maki opening up to Kaito more and more throughout the game was so wholesome and sweet. though they both kinda get on my nerves at times...

7 Hajime Hinata x Nagito Komaeda (DR2)

This ship is just too adorable, it's very obvious that Komaeda has a crush on Hinata, but he's to blind to see it.. I really am glad the killing game was just a simulator or else I would have been crying even more then what I did over the game cause now there was hope about Komahina- Oops I just said "Hope"

Can I just say this is an amazing ship?

Lots of people see it as a legit disgusting ship, but think about it! Nagito may be a little bit out of control, but he legit tried flirting with Hajime that one scene where he asked to be fed by him-
Oh. My. God.

I can even say the fanart of it is super cute, if you look at it in a positive way.
And for me, gay ships are the one with the most chemistry!
Hajime and Nagito all the way up!

Literally without even really knowing the game I fell in love with this ship- Komaeda obviously likes Hinata, and I honestly think Hinata feels the same, but doesn't really realize it yet... Deserves #1!

I don't even know if I have to explain why I love this one but I will. Nagito obviously had some sort of romantic feelings for Hajime and I feel Hajime might return the feelings but doesn't show it.

8 Shuichi Saihara x Kaede Akamatsu (NDRV3)

I love this ship to death agh, I can't get over of how much I love this ship. They're just so cute together, Kaede was with Shuichi in the Prologue and Chapter 1 through thick and thin, and tried to make him more confident about himself, they worked together until the very end despite it being short, Shuichi tried carrying her wish to the very end, I love it.

They're so cute, and they have such a sweet first love story :-: They're both so beautifully tragic, and the way that Kaede helped Shuici get over his insecurities is so cute. And Shuichi being there for Kaede and being the person she could confide in? GAHHH THEY"RE PERFECT. They both helped each other, and I don't get how people hate this's so precious!

This ship is so beautiful! They supported each other and had a great relationship. I believe it's a canon! I love it how Kaede says, I believe in you. Saimatsu forever!

I love this ship so hard. It shown that Kaede is trusting Shuichi and increase Shucihi confident. Shuichi also open his hat because Kaede, too bad Kaede die before she can see Shuichi without hat.

9 Mondo Owada x Kiyotaka Ishimaru (Dr1)

I CAn't SAY HOW MUCH THIS SHIP MAKES ME HAPPY. If you're reading this sorry this is gonna be a while. Ok so Mondo and Taka Were bros and they were great friends. Personally I think if mondo and Taka survived they would fall in love. Taka was fully willing to die instead of mondo. He loved him maybe as a friend yes yes but I think more then that. I think they fell in love at first sight. As the song goes..."We Found love in a hopeless place!" ❤️ That's my first thought whenever I think about this ship. Personally I hate butter jokes. I don't think their funny as a person who has been in the fandom for 3 years. I believe I joked with it at a time. But I don't think it's funny too joke about deaths even in anime. I'm sure Taka would start sobbing if he had heard butter jokes. Ok back to the point. This ship has the perfect amount of fluff,Angst,And everything. Omg I love this ship so much what!?

Mondo and Ishimaru really cared for each other and Ishimaru really cared about him especially while he was getting executed. The chemistry between the characters is great and if they survived they would have ended up getting an apartment together and maybe ended up together. I'm pretty sure they are both canonically gay too.

Yes, yes, yes! My favorite gay ship! It sucks that this one wasn't a simulator, I would of loved to see Omaru happen! Dude, I just realized there ship name is the name Toko called Komaru in UDG- Damn

As the 4th one I shipped, do I even have to explain this one? First, they started off hated each other's guts, but then before Mondo got executed, they acted like best friends. ~FiShY~

10 Tenko Chabashira x Himiko Yumeno (NDRV3)

This one I wouldn't be surprised if it became canon. First of all, you can tell Tenko has some sort of feelings for Himiko. Whether it be romantic, friends, enemies, some sort of feelings. I personally think the feelings are romantic but who knows. And Himiko also looked sad when Tenko was killed. This is adorable.

I love this ship. I think this is for the most part canon! One, Tenko totally like Himiko and two, when Tenko died Himiko was really sad. I was crying at this point. I love this ship so much and is my OTP!

Absolutely adore this ship. The fact that Himiko was crying after Tenko's death, made me feel so bad and I started to love the ship. I really wish Tenno lived

I respect it because I find them more in friendship not in relationship. I ships Tenko with Rantaro because he is the chilliest boi in dah game, and himiko with Kokichi bec they perfect (this is mah opinion TvT)

The Contenders
11 Aoi Asahina x Sakura Oogami (DR1)

This was one of the first ships
I ever started liking. I started watching Danganronpa 2-3 months ago and this one was the 5th one I started shipping. Sakura and Aoi do act like they love eachother, and
I can also see this happening.

This ship would be perfect if it weren't for the fact that Sakura is in a happy, healthy relationship with her boyfriend. But ya no what, who cares what canon says, I'll ship this for LIFE!

This is amazing and if anyone hates it or says that it is toxic is a person who does not understand anything and the person is TOXIC THEMSELVES!

Literally the most canon ship in the entire series. Aoi and Sakura clearly have a great relationship, but it may have been something more...I wish that Sakura was able to survive, as she and Aoi would've had a great life together after they escaped the killing games.

12 Byakuya Togami x Makoto Naegi (Dr1)

Well I know Makoto is shipped with almost all the girls he talked a while for. (Kirigiri, Sayaka for example) well other than that Byakuya and Makoto has a thing between them. We can see that in V1. The part about Naegiri (naegi x Kirigiri) is that Makoto only cried when Kirigiri died so different possibilities

Ok, this is going to be a rant/ vent.
Byakuya clearly doesn't like Toko. The reason for this is he was TW, sexaully assulted by his sister, and Toko reminds him of this sibling. AND, he was abused by his father, trauma on top of trauma on top of trauma. And Makoto is a bottom. No questions Makoto's a bottom.

The biggest comfort for me. Byakuya seems to have such a big connection to Makoto, to the point that he broke free of despair because of him, went into the neo world to save him, AND got kidnapped so Makoto could see his sister again. That's just the tip of the ice berg. I am in love with these two

I really do ship this-since obviously Byakuya feels nothing towards Toko and none of the other ships make sense. I like this sort of dynamic because of their strong connection and honestly its just a comfort ship for me

13 Makoto Naegi x Mukuro Ikusaba (DR1)

Mukuro had a crush on Makoto which made me ship hem even more. Sadly, Mukuro loves her sister...

Mukuro had a crush on Makoto, but was cannonly in LOVE with Junko.

I just wanted good things for Mukuro...

They're ok I guess

14 Hajime Hinata x Chiaki Nanami (DR2)

Weather I ship it or not, depends on what its in. Them in the game? HELL YEAH! Chiaki's parting words to Hajime had me on the brink of tears. But in the anime, it feels really forced. It would been nice to see a bit of build up at the beginning of their relationship. In conclusion,
game: hell yes,
Anime: f that.

Their relationship is definitely far from cannon, but it is kinda hard to deny that there was good chemistry between the two. With AI Chiaki in the game or real life Chiaki in the stand-alone anime.

I like Hajime and Chiaki more than Hajime and Nagito. Even, if Nagito might of liked Hajime, it was clear that Hajime didn't like him. I really liked this ship!

It's practically canon in DR3, when Chiaki shouts Hajime's name and he stops, she wants to tell him something but is too nervous to.

15 Kiibo x Shuichi Saihara (Ndrv3)

Oh my Danganronpa, this is such an underrated ship, I really love this, I feel that they are super cute together, especially since chapter 2, the love suite scene. Kiibo wanted to experience love, and I feel Shuichi would be on board with that whole thing, and it was so adorable to see that scene in general. I believe that Kiibo and Shuichi would be cute together, and I feel that Shuichi knows better than everyone else that Kiibo needs love as well. I also just wanna say, it broke my heart to see Kiibo get thrown like an inanimate object ;-;

This one is basically canon (mostly seen in the manga)...

This is legit my favorite ship out of all the Danganronpa ships

16 Celestia Ludenburg x Kyoko Kirigiri (DR1)

I figured since they were both the "Smart Alec" of the class, they would work well. And before Celestia's execution, she took Kirigiri's hand and held it for a second. That was adorable. And it was the 6th sip I started shipping.

Ok, I LOVE this ship. Our QUEEN Celeste is an odvious lesbain. But, my crush is a Kyoko kinnie and her gf is a Celeste kinnie and so they are the real life Celesrigi. It's quite sad because I'm a Celeste kinnie. Why can't I be the Celeste to her Kyoko. May I get a F in the chat

So cute, OTP. I love Celesgiri so much, It just works! I'm awful at explaining so if any other Celesgiri fans could help I would be greatful!

Well this is not like a impossible one but it's not possible either. But for me it's still the best best ship

17 Byakuya Togami x Celestia Ludenberg (DR1)

They are so meant to be, it might not be canon but there is so many hints it is. They're perfect for each other money love for life. they make me so happy and I feel like if they were in a relationship they could help each other change for the better by learning about each other. In chapter 3 Togami always inserts himself in the case about h e r he didn't really do that for the others and I think he cares about her. I mean he was really respectful to her and even when she got executed ( r.I.p queen) he talked about her for a bit saying she probably hid it in the dresser room once again inserting himself. Also, in the game and animation they talk after each other and Togami was the one who cornered Celeste into her lie causing her to outburst revealing Yasahiro. He clearly cares for her more than Toko ( sorry for the shippers but it's true) even if he doesn't show it. AND they sit together so of course they talk and they stayed back together at Kyoko's Recess. In the Animation Celeste ...more

They may not be a real thing, but I kinda ship it because they are similar in interests and both have the talent related to ambitions, money, and sucess. Also, they both seemed to be interested in European culture and fancy stuff.

I usually don't like straight ships but I love this one.

Wow, I like all the while a lot of people dislike!
Naegiri is Canon
Saimatsu deserves love
I have nothing else to say

18 Nekomaru Nidai x Akane Owari (SDR2)

Why isn't this like at least number 5!? Come on Akane x Nekomaru if you don't see it then you obviously aren't a fan of Danganronpa.. I love this ship so much! I love it! I love it! I love it!

Who else cried in that chapter four scene

Imagine what it would be like to be Akane and be casually heading to grape tower when the body discovery announcement plays. Obviously there are still 8 people besides you, so any of them could be dead. But when you get to the tower, you see the sight that truly breaks you.

And she even felt upset she never payed him back. But I'm reality, all he would really want is for her to be happy.

Again, do I even need to explain? It's obvious that Nekomaru probably had feelings for Akane, but who knows if she returned them? I wouldn't be surprised if this was canon.

The massage seen just made the Mua! It was cute how akane reacted in chapter four to nekumaru ded also DR3 it's just like nekumarus behind a Akane

19 Maki Harukawa x Kaede Akamatsu (DRV3)

I haven't gotten that far into Danganronpa 3, but I've kinda gotten into it and I have met these people. Although before Kaede was executed Maki didn't really look worried, I felt like she was screaming inside. It's just adorable.

I just think that they are so cute together!

This ship should be more popular! Have you not seen the offical art?

20 Miu Iruma x K1-B0 (V3)

Yes. Just. Yes. The ship is misunderstood as "toxic" by a lot of people, but they just don't care to look into it. This can actually be really wholesome, and the way they care about each other probably makes this one of the most canon ships in the series.

Edit: Yes, instead of coffee, I drink Kiiruma Haters' Tears with my scrambles eggs and bacon.

I haven't gotten too far in Danganronpa 3, but I've gotten as far as Kaede's execution. (And I have gotten spoilers :>) as of right now, I think this would work out really well and no problems.

Miu wanted to test things in K1-BO and their relationship started. K1-BO said se was a good person although she was always trash talking.

Keebo said that he knew Miu wasn't a bad person once she died. He was the only one who really understood her and was close to her.

21 Kaede Akamatsu x Rantaro Amami (NDRV3)

Not my ship and their chemistry is just normal as friends, nothing else. If anything, this ship is more sibling-like since his actions reflect that of a good brother/friend figure at best.

The scene where Rantaro was painting Kaede's nails was so cute! I ship them so much, and I wish they both lived.

For me, they have a better chemistry than Saimatsu, I don't know why but they just look so good together!

It's cute, plus that scene where Rantaro paints Kaede's nails is so adorable.

22 Mikan Tsumiki x Ibuki Mioda (Sdr2)

I love this ship! Ibuki clearly takes a liking to her and I think she is the confidence Mikan needs, as Mikan liked Junko but Junko was toxic, Ibuki should have been a good match instead!

This should have been canon, also I love the opposite attract thing, like with mikan being really shy and sensitive, and Ibuki being easygoing and loud.

Yeah, Mikan killed Ibuki in the neo world program but they would be a really cute couple! And I can't think of anyone else to ship either of them with so-

I love wild card x more calm person so of course I love this ship, Band aid Rights!

23 Kazuichi Soda x Gundham Tanaka (Sdr2)

I searched this ship up on youtube and nothing came up so I thought no one shipped until I watched some gacha life danganronpa videos and I saw that some people shipped it two so I was really happy that I wasn't the only person that shipped it.

So cute! I feel like they'd just be confused about everything tho, but it would be cute, also the fact that Kazuichi might be jealous of the closeness between Gundam and Sonia, it could be an OT3, but I just love kazuichi x Gundham. >o<

I ship them. That's all I have to say. Maybe I'm just I'm love with their dynamic?

They both simp over miss. sonia, They go along like a train and a piece of paper. Perfect ship

24 Nagito Komaeda x Hajime Hinata (Dr2)

Pretty sure this is canon, they need each other and Nagito tried to confess and it's actually a failed confession and he tells Hajime he loves the hope inside of him instead-

I honestly just really love their dynamic. I think it's valid if you don't ship it. But this ship is adorable and a comfort of mine

Canon as hell. You can clearly see komaessa liked hajime and hajime refused to show his affection, nagito killed himself and I instantly cried under my house becsuse hajime had a 'thank god he's dead now' reaction instead of 'naegi found sayaka' reaction

The fact that Nagito said that he was in love with the hope inside Hajime was honestly wholesome.

25 Hiyoko Saionji x Mahiru Koizumi (SDR2)

The game files, hanging out, trail two notes, Hiyoko crying over Mahiru? HOW OBVIOUS DOES IT HAVE TO BE!?! They even told each other loved each other, now I know they meant it as in a friendly way, but I didn't take it as that when I heard that I think they meant they LOVE each other as in a couple. Hiyoko acts differently towards Mahiru, and Mahiru treats Hiyoko like a little sister what more could you want from a perfect ship like this?

I love this ship. hiyoko respects literally one person in the world and it's mahiru. they'd probably have a loving, platonic relationship built on strong friendship and I absolutely LIVE for that

Mahiru helped out Hiyoko so much and Hiyoko cared about Mahiru a lot, they never hurt each other and I don't ship this to fetishize them I think their platonic love is beautiful and is a great message.

OmG oMg this ship is so cute! I absolutely love the aesthetic and how Mahiru helps hiyoko take a shower when every one else is complaining about how she stinks

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