Best Danganronpa V3 Characters

The best characters in New Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (THIS LIST WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS)

The Top Ten

Kokichi Ouma

I tend to believe in the better side of the people, so I really believed in his sacrifice in chapter 5 and his tears for Gonta in chapter 4. I liked how funny he is and an iconic liar to the end. I love his anti hero type and I feel that he always does the things that no one else will do and become the person others need... not want, but needed to be. He’s fun, childish and funny with the robophobia. Because he’s an anti hero that I got obsessed with him and got all too curious. There are many things people speculate with his character but the duality and blur make it all the more interesting so it will remain a mystery... which fuelled my obsession as fave character.

Kokichi Ouma would have to be my favorite character out of the entire franchise. I tend to like anti-heroes that seem bad but in reality are just misunderstood, and Kokichi just happens to be one. I feel like people give him too much hate sometimes. He had good intentions, even if he didn't necessarily show it. Not to mention he was hilarious in the class trials.

As much as I hate his actions, and I believe he is overrated. He was probably the best antagonist in the series, I like him way more than Junko, and nagito. I like his character, and of course him sacrifice to end the game. Note: This does not justify his actions.

To some, he did what antagonist need to do. Make you hate him.

Kokichi, number 1 as he should be. Amazingly written character, cute but deceptive and cunning. Lowkey relatable because of his mood swings. He's my favorite anime character, and I BAWLED when he died. I love you, bby.

Shuichi Saihara

One of my favorite anime protagonists, and my second favorite character of the show. A big mood, well written, and just overall a sweetheart.

Okay, I don't just like him because he's the main character, and I don't just like him because of his emo hat... That's a lie and I know it. He seemed like a very unique character in the game and was very interesting to me.

From the start, I knew he would be a dependable character. Not only that, he can be very calm and collected. His relationship with Kaede made me love him even more, since he kept her secret 'til the very end.

He had the most heartbreaking scenes, first with Kaede, then following everyone else who died, he's been through so much. Best Character development.

Ryoma Hoshi

Underrated as HELL. He's my 4th favorite DRV3 character. He was honestly hilarious even though he wasn't meant to be. Maybe it was his small body and deep voice, I don't know. But I love him. He died way to early. I cried.

Ryoma really didn't deserve to die so early on. I believed he would have been able to find a purpose to live. Ryoma is overall just a pretty cool dude, and I wish I had seen more of him.

Best boy! he's so ridiculously hilarious but somehow simultaneously, I can relate to and feel sympathetic toward him as a character. he's definitely a breath of fresh air compared to the incredibly optimistic characters in the series. he was super interesting and he was baby

Ryoma's one of those characters who could've had perfect character development, but NOPE, he gets killed off. Even if he was fictional and all that, I found his "backstory" pretty depressing. He thought he had no reason to live, and even let Kirumi kill him, which is pretty sad

Miu Iruma

Even though she was a pretty vulgar, lewd, and loud character throughout the entire game, I still love her. She's honestly iconic, and she's super smart! She guessed most of the culprits right, and she even correctly guessed who the mastermind was! She's tied with Ibuki Mioda for Danganronpa best girl! <3

She’s always sharp, hot and always so bold. Miu is an absolute riot and a hell lot of fun in the trials. And the functions she added to Kiibo are golden. Her fights with Kokichi mean the world. Despite being vulgar, she’s always more of a wimp and that kinda makes her innocent and childish. Teehee. So fun.

Her vulgar language may be a little much for others, but I loved her for her personality, loud, and pretty much just a huge bottom.

Besides her being really sexual, she’s a pretty cool character. Her character dynamic is really cool. She’s not the average dumb blond. She is in high school and invents cool stuff

Kaede Akamatsu

My blonde pianist. I enjoyed the fake protag at the start but was sad during her execution. I would have loved if she were to have stayed alive for longer and comfort Shuichi.

Kaede makes me cry. She was so hopeful, so convinced she was going to get through the killing game, but she was one of the first to die. She encouraged literally everyone, Shuichi in particular, and, from the entire Danganronpa franchise, her talent as a classical instrumentalist is close enough to me. I know she isn't completely innocent, but technically, according to the actual rules of the game, she shouldn't have died! I love Kaede, she'll always be the second best Danganronpa character for me. (next to Chihiro.)

Kaede isn't my favorite character, but I love her. Always when I see her death I cry. She is a a good character, and loveble. R.I.P Kaede Akamatsu.

Kaede is such a well written character. She has so many flaws, yet a lovable personality at the same time. She always tries to help others, even if that meant killing someone. She’s always kind and caring towards each and everyone of her classmates. She’ll always try and do good for them cause she’s that type of person.
Also, with a character like her, you would’ve never thought that she would have the intention to kill, even if it was to save the others. She definitely feels guilty, so even in her last moments she focuses on Making the others feel better, not herself. Truly an underrated character with so much good about her.

Angie Yonaga

She would make a good female antagonist if the game let her progress further. Beneath all the Atua lies a girl who wants everyone to be her friends and spend together with her no matter how and I guess the reason she does such things. I find her as smart and manipulative as Kokichi and if she teamed up with him, Atua help us. But she’s always so lighthearted, so happy and never let anything bring her down. She always does everything for her own happiness and to extent the others, which I find really great of her.

She is quite selfish at times yes but, she doesn't appear to be intentionally malicious, and she genuinely cares and wants to guide everyone through her words.
She planned to make the academy "heaven on earth" to get rid of the will to escape and overall stop the killing game itself
Even after finding out Tenko betrayed her she Immediately forgave her and told her to be better off in the future

I don't know why I like her so much but her attitude is so positive I can't help but love her optimistic personality and aslong as I have atua with us we will be ok.

She definitely wasn't my absolute favorite, the face she made a literal cult to hopefully stop the killing game, and then ultimately falling victim to Korekiyo, she may have been a Lil crazy, but I enjoyed her silly snippets of "PRAISE ATUA"

Maki Harukawa

SHES SO UNDERRATED LIKE WHAT! shes my favorite character in the franchise and in my opinion much better then kirigiri since she actually showed emotions and didn't purposely almost kill her LI (yes I'm still salty that kirigiri almost got makoto killed) honestly her whole backstory and arc is so good and underappreciated.

Even though Maki seemed like a cold person, I understood her. I'll try to act friendly to my friends, but the truth is I'll be crying on the inside. When Maki had to watch Kaito's death it made me cry so much.

I loved the ship between her and Kaito, The fact she had to watch him die, hurt me, and she was going to throw her life away in Chapter 6 for him.

Maki's personality and character growth mean a lot to me. She went from being a very isolated and quiet character to one that essentially made a bigger impact on the story.

Kaito Momota

Kaito seemed like such a fun and happy guy once the story began playing out. He seemed so determined in training his 'sidekicks' and helping them out. It made me happy and sad at the same time when he had his execution. Kaito's death was sad and made me tear up, but it made me happy how he had died in space, where he wanted to go.

He may have killed off Kokichi, but he really didn't have a choice, Kokichi did give him the antidote, after all, he could've just left him to die to the poison and have Maki executed, but yet Kokichi helped Kaito, the two are more alike then people realize.

I mean, come on! Is there really anything else to say? A lot of people hate Kaito for killing Kokichi, but Kaito actually helped me get stronger! His outgoing personality and confidence is what made me love him from the start.

my favorite male character in the franchise! I love him sm he was the only support to actually support the protag emotional and not only help in investigating! also I love his jacket and would buy it if I could find it anywhere. his execution will always make me cry.

Gonta Gokuhara

I enjoy Gonta's soft personality and his way of words. Not only that, he's a gentleman! I'm not one to like bugs, but come on... who can resist loving such a gentle, kind character?

Gonta was such a sweetheart. All he ever wanted was to be nice and friendly, and he seemed so willing (and unintelligent...) to help others. I definitely took a blow when he was killed, he was so kind...

He is the best gentleman ever. I feel like he’s an angel from heaven who was there to help people’s inner demons such as those of Kokichi and Ryoma. Really, I feel like if Gonta became friends with Kokichi and Ryoma, that’s all the redemption they needed. Gonta can be gullible at times but I feel he’s not as stupid as others make out to be. He does everything for the sake of others, because they are good people and became his friends. His selflessness is commendable and I... I really cried at Chapter 4 for him. I feel things could be so different if Gonta, Miu and Kokichi... Gonta says he’s not a gentleman but that’s wrong. That’s wrong.

Big sweet guy who talks in the 3rd person and loves bugs. He is baby and if you hate him I just wanna know how. If your answer is that he’s dumb, that’s his charm. Gonta good bug man


In the end, I thought he was going to survive, and I cried when he pushed the self-destruct button. His sacrifice was probably the best out of all the Danganronpa games. I wish he had lived in the end.

That's robophobic! Okay, but seriously, he's such a sweetheart. My 5th favorite from DRV3. Not much to say except I love him, and I cried when he died.

I loved how he and Kokichi had their little games going on, but more importantly I loved his final sacrifice to end danganronpa.

Kiibo touched my heart when he sacrificed himself for the survivors. He's definitely one of the best characters (in my opinion) and getting to know him in the game was a real gift.

The Contenders

Rantaro Amami

He might've been the first one to die and barely got any screen time, but honestly I really liked his personality, and his character was just pretty cool in my opinion. My second favourite V3 character and my third favourite Danganronpa character overall, he deserved to survive a second killing game tbh


He seemed really sweet, and I feel like he didn't get enough attention. He shouldn't have died first, and I felt like he should have survived DV3. He's definitely one of my favorite Danganronpa characters.

Although he died so early on, he's still a great character. Mysterious, sweet, and a little strange in the magical character mixing pot!

Well, we all thought this dude was gonna be the Komaeda of this game. But then, he's the first dude to die. He's really suspicious, up to the point where I was like "OKAY WHAT ARE YOU HIDING". We then find out that he's the Ultimate Survivor, because he participated in a previous killing game. He also has my favorite set of sprites. Y'know, if Kaede, Shuichi, and Kiibo weren't here, Rantaro would've been a pretty cool protagonist, because he would've been different from the others.

Kirumi Tojo

KIRUMI WAS THE MOM. I feel like her title should have been: Ultimate Mom. She acted so kindly to the DV3 group, and I loved how she cared for them. It saddened me when she was executed, and I felt like she actually didn't deserve it. Tbh, I'd want her as my mom.

I just, absolute love this character, she just wanted to make people happy, protect, and just help everyone, I love this character on and on and she always kept climbing even tho she was about to die..I wish she kept living on.

I love her so much. She is amazing and wonderful and just wants to help and protect everyone, no matter how much she had to sacrifice. She kept climbing, no matter how many times she was cut.

Kirumi was a surprise I extremely didn’t think she would be a killer I thought she helped out a lot She was so Sweet and Kind So here is my death and Execution order First:Rantaro Execution:Gonta Gokuhara Second:Tsumugi Execution:Kokichi third:Ryoma Hoshi fourth:Korekiyo Shinguji and that’s it and K1B0 sacrifices again because He saves everyone

Himiko Yumeno

Himiko was the bomb. She was such a sweet and innocent character. I was quite happy when she survived, seeing as she seemed to be so hopeful. Some people may call her bland or boring, but I personally think she's one of the most happy-go-lucky characters out there.

I am glad that Himiko was a survivor, I feel like people don't like her due to how "bland" she seems, The precious baby just wants to be like her master, and shower the audience in shock.

Okay I know some people wish she wasn’t a survivor but I can’t agree with that. She lost Angie and Angie was literally her closest friend and her
one outlet then Tenko died and that was her breaking point. She lifted up the cage that took kokichi and Shuichi to place over Tenko by herself really quickly. She really deserves to be alive

Great character. Her dynamic was a great opposite to Kaito's boisterousness.

Korekiyo Shinguji

My favourite Danganronpa character in the whole series, he's such a disliked and misunderstood character in terms of most of the fandom. People just found him creepy off the bat but he's a really unique person and I really like him. a lot of people just really dislike him because he killed Tenko and/or Angie along with his relationship with his sister but none of that was his fault and it was a huge misunderstanding, his sister was emotionally manipulative and abusive, literally none of that was on him. His sister was ill and she knew she'd end up dying, so she manipulated him into doing all the things she knew she could never do. Basically, Miyadera guilt-tripped him into feeling bad about her state and into a relationship because she also knew she'd never be able to experience it and this was the only option she had if she wanted to be in one. Korekiyo was probably a lot younger at that point which would also make him even more vulnerable to her advances. His whole ultimate and ...more

Korekiyo is SEVERELY misunderstood and was abused/manipulated by his sister. HE deserves to be protected. Please Don't think he's weird or creepy without reading into his backstory :|

he's so overrhated! he's mainly disliked for his stupid incest plot point. his character design fits him so well and his talent is so cool and (for me) relatable.

Honestly he is a great character, it was the incest sub plot that ruined his character

Tsumugi Shirogane

Even though I didn't really LIKE her. I definitely thought (since I'ma lesbian) that she's hot. I personally liked Tsumugi better than Junko, and I thought she was a very smart mastermind. From Rantaro's death to the very end. The title 'Ultimate Cosplayer' completely made sense. I feel like she's very underrated.

Spoilers here! My favorite headmaster in the entire danganronpa series. Before she showed her real personality, she seemed cute.

She was pretty cool, I loved her as a mastermind, she wasn't too bland for me, I loved her free time events and she was fun to hang around with.

best mastermind? best mastermind! honestly my 3rd/4th favorite girl from the third game and she needs more hype! I don't get why everyone hates her sm.

Tenko Chabashira

I love how cheerful and energetic she is, but I also love how she's a fighter! She's really not afraid to speak her mind, but at the same time, can be easily flustered, and I love that about her!

Ok I do NOT understand why she is last on this list. She was such a cool character and had such big affect on Himiko. She is amazing and I love her.

I will forever love my lesbian queen, Tenko. She was so funny, and she's my 3rd favorite from DRV3. I cried so much when she died. And I hate Korekiyo for that. (Actually I hated him wayyy before lmao). Anyways, she's a queen.

Intense Mahiru, and pretty much the Ultimate Feminist, she and Angie gave Himiko the hope she needed, and I wish Himiko wasn't so hard on Tenko before she died.

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

ULTIMATE DESPAIR I love Junko not because she loves Despair She was just a good Character in General I kind of like both Despair And Hope

Because she's evil, not many people are attracted to evil but I am

Junko HAS the be higher then the 21st character

I love her, my favorite of the entire series >:33


Monokuma is the same way with Junko Not because he’s with Despair Just a good Character in General I can't pick between Hope Or Despair

OwO I wuv monokuma


He literally jumped into fire to try to save Kiyo, If this doesn't prove he was a good character, nothing will.

best monokub no cap

Mikan Tsmuiki

She is in V2 Not V3

Hiyoko Saionji

I don't understand why people don't like her! She's the same as Fuyuhiko with the fact that they were both jerks before Chapter 2. If only she had survived at least another chapter, maybe she would get the love she deserves.

Hiyoko is really mean but at least she speaks her mind.

This is a list for V3 characters why is Hiyoko here

Why is hiyoko here? Oh well she cool

Hajime Hinata

"First of all, he is already being threatened to death by the fat named Monoxide. He d e s e r v e s more love."

monodam savage I'm still he killed himself but hey begger can't be chooser.

The only tolerable monokub

Best goldfish

Leon Kuwata Leon Kuwata 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. His title is Ultimate Baseball Star.

Not a drv3 character, but he's still best boi #2.

He's not from DRV3, but he's still best boy, second only to Kokichi.

I Like his T-shirt

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