Top Ten Best Dangan Ronpa Ships

A list about the best ships in the DR franchise so far!
The Top Ten
Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu x Peko Pekoyama (SDR2)

OTP I'm so sick of people saying they are related because they are not! Fuyu and Peko grew up together but that does not make them related, they were childhood f r I e n d s it's canon that fuyu has a crush on peko and just wanted peko to understand she's not a tool and she means more to him. Peko cares about Fuyu that even when she was getting executed she held him in her arms to make sure he was okay. they love each other and both of them deserved better!

Their relationship is really interesting for me, and it's quite sad knowing that Peko are dead. I thought she did not deserve that kind of punishment.

They obviously cared for each other very much. The end of the second trial just broke my heart.. I do think that it was needed for Fuyuhiko’s character development, but it still hurts so much..

The last class trial lmao (when Fuyuhiko says that he wnts to see Peko one more time) and the second class trial. It was sooo cute! (except Peko calling Fuyuhiko "young master")

Kaito Momota x Maki Harukawa (NDRV3)

I love these two so much, It's basically canon. When Maki confessed her love for Kaito before he was going to be executed in had me in tears, love these two.

This ship is so adorable! Although, I really wish Kaito would show SOME kind of sign that he cares about Maki, because once she professes her feelings for him, he just sort of brushes it off... overall, I think they're great together.

Kaito is one of the only people maki would actually listen to- when she was strangling kokichi everybody else told her to stop and she only stopped in Kaito’s command. Another adorable thing is when before Kaito was executed- maki openly confessed. They would both be an adorable couple ❤️

I LOVE THEM kaito and maki were meant for each other I want them to be happy maki been through a lot and deserves love from kaito

Shuichi Saihara x Kaede Akamatsu (NDRV3)

This is the best ship of the whole Danganronpa series! Can't express how much chemistry they built together or individually while supporting the other. Love both of these two cuties to death. Saihara x Akamatsu for life!

Honestly, I think Kaede and Shuichi are adorable! Kaede was the first person who show faith and believe in shuichi, then convincing him to believe in himself too. Shuichi was pretty sad when Kaede was execute

The truest and most wholesome ship of all Danganronpa. You can't complain just because it's the main ship of the game. These two are my favorite together. Also, the bonus modes just enhance this as the primary ship.

I think its adorable and Kaede had faith In shuichi, which helped him and his character Develop, I just really Love this

Makoto Naegi x Kyoko Kirigiri (DR1)

They have been close since the beginning. If you spend all of the free times with Kyoko, she will always blush when you say that you want to hang out with her. THIS SHIP IS LIFE!

I had another vote and who doesn't ship this. I personally prefer naegiXbyakuya but eh well hello go vote hajime X Komaeda or monokuma will make you the first execution for the upcoming non existant series of gay ships

I honestly just ship this because throughout DR1, they seem to get closer and they become like the top 2 "I know who dunnit" people. Ship!

I mean- it’s obvious that after Sayaka died Naegi was empty. He then started falling for Kirigiri and Kirigiri starting falling for him and it’s so cute ❤️

Sonia Nevermind x Tanaka Gundam (SDR2)

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

Original OTP it's obvious Sonia likes Gundam and Gundam always blushes only at Sonia also Sonia was the first person to show after Tanaka's death showing she cares more than anyone else!

They were so close! Seeing the fourth trial and Sonia's reaction seriously made me remember how much I love this ship, because seeing the occult-loving princess with the occult hamster boy is cute as hecc! - Susie

I don't know why exactly I like this, it just seems like it'd be rather amusing to see. No strong feelings are given about this ship from me, honestly it's just.. something I'd look at but pay no real mind to.

Aoi Asahina x Sakura Oogami (DR1)

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.

I could see this being a thing really, since it did seem like Hina really did like Sakura. Sakura also seemed rather protective of Hina, which just made me squeal. These two seem really good for each other! In my book anyway,

Sakura cared so much about Hina, and honestly, I feel like if Sakura had survived they should have totally got together. Like, come on! They are ultimate ship! ( Pun not intended )

Well... the 4th chapter's class trial... When Aoi blames herself for Sakura's suicide and says that everybody should have died with her was pretty cute, that's all.

Tenko Chabashira x Himiko Yumeno (NDRV3)

Tenko was so les for her, and the way Himiko cried after Tenko died, it was the most important Tenmiko moment to me and my heart was like fwa-dummm. Rip Tenko - Susie

Himiko got a lot of character development after Tenko died, although I think she's a bit boring and shouldn't have been a survivor, I think she realised she should've treated Tenko a lot better after she died and she got a bit more likable in my opinion, and this ship is adorable,


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)

They have a great friendship and when Tenko died, Himiko was so sad and it made me cry. Himiko and Tenko are so cute together

Hajime Hinata x Chiaki Nanami (DR2)

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.

I just Think its Really adorable and sweet their relationship in the anime was sweet, I do respect other ships, but I seriously Love this soooo Much TwT

It’s just perfect- right from the start you could tell they were the perfect couple. In the beginning on danganronpa 3: goodbye despair, it’s obvious how perfect they are together, and hajime was chiaki’s first friend, chiaki was hajimes first friend and you can see how much they cared for each other ❤️

Kokichi Ouma x Shuichi Saihara (Ndrv3)

1. Kokichi sees Shuichi as his friend and probably the only friend in the killing game. Kokichi has issue on trusting people, but in all of the people in the killing game he thinks that Shuichi might be trustworthy than others (Which shows at Kokichi's whiteboard, he write "Trustworthy?" beside Shuichi's picture.)
2. Shuichi is probably the only one who understands and shows care to Kokichi. He bandages Kokichi's finger after the knife game incident, he always can see through Kokichi's lies, he tries to understand him.
3. They are the total opposite. Kokichi tell lies and in the same time Shuichi afraid of the truth, so they are OTP to me.
(There's a lot I wanna say how I adore this ship but I think it's too long so yeah-)
I pretty sad that Kaede X Shuichi ship is higher than this, this ship is underrated! O-Q

Shuichi is the only one Kokichi has ever felt like he could trust, and in Kokichi's eyes, Shuichi could of been his first and only friend. Kokichi really loves Shuichi and we know Shuichi cares about Kokichi too, as in Kokichi's last freetime event, when he hurts his hand with the knife, Shuichi rushes to heal him. I'm sad that Shuichi x Kaede got higher than this, I do respect it, but I just can't see Kaede and Shuichi being more than friends.

This is literally the best ship. I'm kinda disappointed that it's not ranked higher. Kokichi shows affection towards shuivhi through the whole game and even creates an not so obvious path for him. In their love suite event he even backed away when he saw shuichi felt uncomfortable around him.

OTP! Their dynamic is so adorable and I love how their relationship felt less forced than SaiMatsu as in it was sorta like a slow burn where Shuichi had to distinguish truths from lies and figure out Kokichi. People say it's toxic but Kokichi's intentions were to literally make everyone hate him. I also love their FTEs and the LHE, they're my favorites, and really brought out Kokichi's character.

Nekomaru Nidai x Akane Owari (SDR2)

Akane was always worried about nekomaru whether he gonna make or not, but not Just that the two them did share deep bond by training together.

In the DR3 anime, they kept fighting (? ), but from the SDR2 game, we can see that they both cared for each other especially in that one moment (can't say more 'because of spoilers)

I don't know why this ship it's so underrated, but I ship this so much...ah, it's so cute how Nekomaru cares for Akane's health - Bea

Even after the despair disease she still cried for him. It's soo cute and almost cannon.

The Contenders
Mondo Owada x Kiyotaka Ishimaru (Dr1)

In my opinion this is the best ship because Taka and mondo are just so adorable togetherness and their personality’s balance each other one out since one loves following rules and the other loves breaking rules. If they never turned out togetherness I would probably be a little annoyed but this is still an amazing bromance

In my opinion, this is the best ship because when they were in the sauna they formed a strong friendship and they always called each other “bro”. This was a very strong bond that was very hard to break yet it was formed in a short period of time.

Honestly, seeing Taka literally screaming and dying inside after Mondo's execution made me believe it actually could be canon! And ohmygod I hope it is because I ship them SO MUCH-

This ship is my life now.
Taka even voted for himself because he didn't want his best friend (or BOYfriend) to die. Their souls even merged together. This ship is too pure for this world.

Hajime Hinata x Nagito Komaeda (DR2)

I feel like the two would be a good balance for eachother. I don't know if it's canon but in Danganronpa 2.5, Nagito's virtual world (pretty much), his ideal world was one where those with no talent had a goal to achieve true happiness. I sorta thought it was meant to represent that even though Hajime doesn't have a talent, Nagito would want him to be happy.

Protag x Antag ships are always really good, but this one and Saiouma have to be in my favourites, Naegami didn't really do it for me, Nagito loved Hajime and these two are also officially canon, which I'm really happy about. All Nagito wanted before he died was someone who loved him and Hajime would be literally perfect for him, he needs someone to care about him and build his self-worth, give this boy affection please-


It's really cute and when you're not That interested in Chiaki x Hajime I think this is the best ship for you. It's also my OTP and it's canon that Komaeda has a crush on Hajime.

Well...if it isn't obvious... When Nagito says to Hajime "Won't you feed me?" or something like this well... it sort of makes me laugh lmao and that was cute, I don't lie

Byakuya Togami x Toko Fukawa (DR1)

I don’t get the Celeste x Byakuya ship. Literally Toko and even GENOCIDE JACK call Byakuya “Master togami.” Also I don’t mean to start a feud. I respect the Celeste x Byakuya ship it’s just I don’t understand it.

It's really cute and funny! I wished they would be canon, but the story chose to let their relationship as one sided and I have to face that.

Byakuya being cold and Toko being a bit too obsessed makes it one of my best ships actually

Although this is quite single sided but I feel like they could have gotten closer

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.

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

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

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

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.

For Toko, Komaru kinda feels like the right type of person to show Toko that she doesn’t need to be basically stepped on to feel loved. And also, Toko can see that Komaru truly cares for her and she cares about Komaru too, despite her usually cold exterior.

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-

Miu Iruma x K1-B0 (V3)

I just want good things for miu I’m going to be honest, another thing though is that he seemed to be sad about her death, and she really liked him.

Cute none the less.

They really looked cute in my opinion. If you search this ship on Google and look at the pictures, you can see some wholesome pictures. I thought it was really cute. And the Inventor x Robot idea feels good.

This is soo cute! and when Miu died, Kiibo said he would have cried but Miu didn't give him a cry effect... I wished they both survived it would have been sooo cute ;w;

Oh dear... when Shuichi peeks in Miu's lab and sees both I laughed and got a bit disgusted and thought "I ship it"

Nagito Komaeda x Hajime Hinata (Dr2)

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

Wild card x voice of reason are always my favorite ships

I love this ship so much, it brings me so much happiness!

Mikan Tsumiki x Ibuki Mioda (Sdr2)

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-

Bandaid rights, Mikan just needs love and affection and someone to care about her and reassure her she's doing fine, and Ibuki would literally be perfect for that, these two are so adorable


mikan just killed ibuki because she wanted to feel despair, and ibuki was the only one that would make her feel THAT despair

Byakuya Togami x Makoto Naegi (Dr1)

Honestly, I am not sure why I ship this, but I do. I seriously do. Especially after Makoto says he threw Byakuya off during Chihiro's trial for the first time. It was then when I knew I shipped it.

I do admire this ship couple though it probably underrated I could be wrong that not underrated, also this ship full of cuteness <3

It's not a popular ship, but I love it. Byakuya shows some form of kindness to Makoto even though he's stern and rude.

this ship is the best
I think that Byakuya truly had feelings for Naegi, but he just cannot admit it
it kinda looks like a canon ship :3

Mondo x Ishimaru (Dr1)

Bromance is cute, this is cuter though! The sauna scene was yes, they got so close and seeing the second trial hurt. I literally had to stop watching the anime for like ever! - Susie

They had gotten so close, and it was seriously like ment to be. And when Taka didn't vote for Mondo, it really showed how much hope he still had that he wasn't the murderer, and he wasn't actually going to die. It broke my heart seeing Taka so crushed though.

This is actually a cute ship, they were very close friends, I've heard that if they both survived they would of lived together and fallen in love.

I don't know what to type here, but I'll tell you that tis BroTP is wholesome, even though both are dead. So this ship should be semi-canon.

Hiyoko Saionji x Mahiru Koizumi (SDR2)

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.

I love how Mahiru was patient whit Hiyoko even with her always insulting everyone, I hated Hiyoko so much, and that's why I admire how Mahiru was patient. - Bea

I LOVE HIYOKO. I LOVE MAHIRU. PUT THEM TOGETHER AND THEY BECOME THE ULTIMATE SHIP. no but seriously their interactions in SDR2 were the cutest and this will always be my DR2 OTP (next to sondam and komahina)

Mahiru Was Extremely Patient With Hiyoko, She Was Always Rude To Everyone, But Mahiru Put Up With That, And Hiyoko Seemed To Trust Mahiru, She Didn’t Act Like She Trusted Anyone Else.

Miu Iruma x Kaede Akamatsu (Ndrv3)

Personally, I hate Kaede (for a couple of reasons) but she'll constantly flirt with Miu and it's so cute, I can't not ship them.

The scene where Miu got flustered when Kaede bowed to her made me ship this.

Honestly I think the chemistry would work great.*no more cause spoilers*

Kind of an aesthetic ship but you can't deny that it's cute.

Kazuichi Soda x Gundham Tanaka (Sdr2)

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<

So...its just me or Gundham wanna be Kazuichi's friend? When I play danganronpa 2 I always suspect this.. - Bea

A hate you yet love you relationship, but theyd bond over small stuff so its okay

This ship probably helps me sleep at night lol

Kokichi Oma x K1-b0 [drv3]

I honestly dunno why I Ship this but I do, I think its cute, but I dunno what’s gonna happen, but I think they're really adorable and precious To me ( I respect other ships Don't come after me please )
- audrey

They're so cute together and they're chemistry is like... *Fangirls*, they could be pretty cute together

I smelt that gay, no matter what, robots need equal love. so you're gay now

Cutest ship, I love how k1-bo is one of the only ones whp puts up with him

Leon Kuwata x Sayaka Maizono (DR1)

Well I really don't like this character due to shady behavior, And it obvious that die during that time but it would make sense since they probably like music, the ship is not that bad.

I don't know whether to ship this or not but I kinda do. Leon even had a crush on Sayaka (I'm pretty sure at least) but its kinda sad how Sayaka tried to kill Leon (Leon only killed her for self defence)

Leon and Maizono would be so cute together! Leon never wanted to be a baseball player but in fact a rockstar and since Maizono is a Popstar she could teach him, they were also great friends before the tragedy but didn't remember each other during the killing game, and ended up killing each other (technically) which breaks my heart

Fun fact: The Danganronpa developers hated Leon and Sayaka. That's why they wanted them to be the first to be killed off

I think Leon was misunderstood and didn't had any bad intentions (he killed Maizono because of shock, he didn't planned to kill anyone) but I agree with Sayaka. Haha!

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