Top 10 Best Danganronpa Characters

The Top Ten
1 Kokichi Ouma

I love him so much. He's definitely the best and most interesting character in my opinion, he was since day 1 of me loving danganronpa.

Lot's of people hate him but you know he's someone I think is a good guy. It may not be the best good in series danganronpa but if it is put in place no one can tell what a good person's conception really is.

If a lonely person separates himself from others just to help them, one can sacrifice himself to end it all. Childish, intelligent, lonely, and wearing lies and masks. Hate to kill, hate to despise life and control sadness and pain. Understand all but hid but continue to deceive to give others hope. If it's a bad person then I seem out of place from society.

Well, he is VERY relatable. Like, he makes lies to distract him from the stress and pain happening in the Killing game. I don't know why some people still don't see how that was all an act so he can make a plan to end the Killing game. He pretends he doesn't care for the other's lives; but he does. He does care. It's like no one can somehow break his mask and see his true and sincere self. He is really a well-written character and someone very loveable.

"I stole your heart, and now I'm satisfied~"

Yes, you did, Ouma. You did steal our hearts.

Kokichi is very funny, and just a very interesting character overall. His insults to Miu were hilarious and his manipulative nature was a great aspect of him. He hides behind a mask of lies, but he does this to give the others a sense of hope. Kokichi is intelligent but childish (like me, I'm 11), which to me is a very bizarre combination, but it helps his character. Overall, Kokichi is a great character, but he is just a bit overrated.

2 Gundham Tanaka

I think he's a very relatable character. I'm pretty sure he's neurodivergent, he has an interest in animals and magic and has a great imagination. He may or may not know he's annoying others, but that doesn't stop him from letting his hyperfixations make him happy, and that's all that matters. I'm very satisfied with his execution too. He obviously takes very good care of his 4 Dark Devas of Destruction and he even made a protection spell, meaning he truly believed he could perform magic. It's sad that his head was broken the very last second, but I'm happy he was surrounded by those who loved him. He deserves happiness.

Such an interesting character , and him ( and of course Nekomaru's ) sacrifice was very good . I've found him really relatable , from his love of animals to his dark and brooding persona he uses to hide his weakness and fear of being turned on .

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

3 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.

Fuyuhiko is one of the best developed characters in danganronpa. I like how he goes from being a complete mystery to becoming a redeemed and helpful character and despite the fact that he changed I like how he still had his baby gangsta personality XD. I was happy that he survived the whole way through.

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.

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.

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!

4 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.

He gives me some Light Yagami vibes if you know what I mean. (as in Light Yagami from Death note) He takes hope, something that's supposed to be good, and makes it into something totally different. (just as Light interprets "justice" a different way then others) In Danganronpa 1, hope is depicted as something totally "good". Yet, in Danganronpa 2, Nagito makes us doubt that. He is, perhaps, one of the deepest characters there. Unpredictable, persistent, and perhaps a bit insane, Nagito is, definitely one of the most interesting characters in Danganronpa.

Nagito had the most impact on the game (other than Junko and Izuru). You either love him or hate him. He has a twisted view of hope, but I couldn't help but root for him. You never know what he could be up to, and he manages to be multiple steps ahead of everyone else. When I first saw Nagito, I thought he was a Naegi ripoff. But when he revealed his true colors, I started to like him as a character. I knew he was insane, but I couldn't help but root for him. Call me a Nagito fanboy, but he will always be #1 to me. Not even Kokichi or Kyoko can beat him.

NAGITO! He is definitely best boi and has a great personality. in the end, he died but his death ended up being a stepping stone for the others to end the game. I absolutely love him and how he always helped carry out the class trials. his death was the smartest one in the whole series in my opinion, and I love (please I don't love that he died I literally cried) that he died by his own hands instead of someone else. he's insecure and feels like a burden when in reality, he's a great character! I love his laugh tho, it makes him sound like a psychopath 0.o

5 Ibuki Mioda

"Now grab a partner, and slow dance to: I squeezed out the baby but have no idea who the father is." man, ibuki is such an amazing character! her design is amazing and her hair is the best! she is definitely a character that died too soon, I really loved her personality and her humor.

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!

She's a serotonin dispenser. Honestly how could you not love her? I'm pissed that they just killed her off for no reason aside from shock value.

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!

6 Kyouko Kirigiri

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!

If you say she's boring or a mary sue you need to look into her character more. It's a common theme in this fandom for people to slander all of the female characters for things that they like about the male characters.

When I first watched the anime (not the game itself though I would love to play it) I was immediately interested in her character because she just seemed just so mysterious at first.

Kirigiri is a smart, kind and lovable character, in the danganronpa 3 anime


she dies in such a sad way , she sacrificed herself for Makota which is just so sad and kind-hearted which is why I love her.

7 Chihiro Fujisaki

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!

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!

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!

Chihiro is best boy. His character is just so likable. He is honestly just so amazing! That's why he's my favorite character.

8 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 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

Her character and backstory are far more interesting than many of the other characters, most people would assume that something tragic happened to make her turn evil and crave despair but the full story is that she just got bored of the monotony of life and craved unpredicatble despair. This made her a much more interesting villain than other that followed the "people hurt me and made me into this I'm not the monster here" type of villain that is often shown

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!

9 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.

Dang, at the time of me writing this he's in the top 10! Totally wasn't expecting that at all. Makoto is my favorite character and he 100% deserves this spot. Best boy

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

10 Maki Harukawa

Maki is badass, and I'm not saying this just to say it. She literally tried to choke Kokichi (definitely not in a sexual way) in front of the others. She is intelligent, beautiful and deadly all at the same time, which is a perfect combination. As you get to know her, she starts to open up, and you realize that she is very kind on the inside, despite her being the "Ultimate Assassin". A very good and badass character.

Maki is my favourite character because she's brilliant in every single way!

Very underrated in my opinion, she deserves a top 5 spot.

Very underrated character with a great concept!

The Contenders
11 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.

I've always liked edgy characters, such as Gundham and Ryoma, but this guy is kind, intelligent and edgy all at the same time! One of my favorite quotes from him is "Even if we are all fictional characters and, even if this is all fictional, the pain in my heart is real! The pain in my heart when I lose the ones I love is real!" That is a truly inspirational quote, and he went through some major character development. Kokichi comes close, but Shuichi is the best character in the entire Danganronpa franchise, hands down!

[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'm so sick of Shuichi slander, he was an awesome and well developed protagonist. I like how his thought process was a lot more complex than Hajime and Makoto, and he was much less basic and stereotypical.

12 Togami Byakuya

Awooga. Alright- probably not a very relatable character, but: He was born into a battle. A battle between life, and death. He either became the heir of the Togami family (life), or he would be EXILED into the real world (death). To him and his siblings, the thought of being exiled and having to live amongst the plebs was something they never wanted to go through, it was humiliation. He was raised to compete. And that is why he is so cold, bored, and seemingly emotionless. He's even willing to cooperate in a killing game, because that's what he was born to do. To compete. To win. Winning is all he was ever taught, and he will be damned if he loses. He feels the guilt of having to exile his siblings. He was never shown kindness or support. And now, he doesn't know how to show his kindness or support. Poor Byakuya.

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.

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..

Togami makes the first game more interesting! In my opinion he's the best male in the Danganronpa franchise!

13 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.

She really, really made the end of DR1 amazing. I wish she lived, the way she killed Ishimaru and Yamada wasn't really great, but she's still a great character! I can see why people hate her, but I LOVE her gothiness, and her design, one of the best girls of danganronpa, other than ibuki and Mikan and Angie

Her first kill was smart, and she was the first contestant to kill 2 people! It made it pretty interesting with the name plot twist and how she was willing to get what she deserved, aka the punishment.

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.

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

14 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.

Rantaro is shrouded in mystery , and we don't learn much about him til after he dies . But none the less , he was very interesting . ( not to mention attractive )

His story was never finished, and I feel so bad for him. He should of AT LEAST been able to find out who he is before he died.

I wish he could've lived longer. It's not like I can say much but it was nice he wanted to reunite his family.

15 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.

16 Chiaki Nanami Chiaki Nanami (七海 千秋 Nanami Chiaki), 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. Her title is Ultimate Gamer.

Chiaki deserves higher. She's not obsessed with "Hope vs Despair" or anything like that. She's just a nice character. Trying to keep everyone on the right path even if it means saving someone dangerous like Nagito.

She's the kindest character in the franchise, saves the whole SDR2 crew multiple times, and is a main character. She should be top 10 at least.

BEST GIRL, she deserves to be in the top 10'S at least. She is precious and so adorable! I love her character design and her character traits fit her perfectly! She was also like best friends with Hajime and in the anime she almost confessed. *spoiler! * Wish she didn't have to die..

She used to be so shy and so afraid but then she found her stronger self and tried to help the people she had befriended. Best gamer girl. Relatable in a way, too.

What the hell is she doing down here? Okay maybe not #1 for a number of people but she should at least be in top 10.

17 Kaede Akamatsu

I always got love for Kaede Akamatsu. Would have loved if she stuck around a little longer, but she still proved herself to be an entitlement of strength and hope. Kaede displayed a wonderful new essence of someone who approaches a killing game headstrong and doesn't hold back until she resolves it. I admire her leadership skills so much, I constantly think how it would've been like if her and Shuichi stuck with each other throughout the game. If they did, they would be unstoppable together and perhaps be called upon the best duo in Danganronpa. Personally, I already consider them to be. Aside from another duo that is a pretty great force to be reckoned with. Kaede Akamatsu: amazing female protagonist, love her to bits, and no better girl than the best girl.

Such a sweet girl! She's easily one of the best characters in Danganronpa! Even in the first chapter when nobody knew each other that well, she still gave it her all in order to protect her friends by killing the mastermind. In the class trial, she stood her ground until she finally gave up and admitted that she killed Rantaro. She's sorta like Chiaki, she pushed Shuichi to give the clues that she was the killer. She also left a will like Chiaki, she also loved her friends like Chiaki. Easily the best characters the the charcterters who love their friends so much that they'd sacrifice their lives in order to save them.

She was so kind and put others before her. The only reason she got blood on her hands was for everyone else sake, she didn't do it for the freebie. And when the mastermind wasn't revealed she accepted her fate, and was, and always will be, the best protagonist to me. I Absolutely love her

Kaede is a genuine and nice character who would do anything for her friends as conveyed in her actions in the first chapter. She didn't wish to kill Rantaro but to kill the mastermind and end the killing game. I really like her!

18 Sonia Nevermind

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.

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.

She is such a quirky character even though princesses are to be portrayed as perfection incarnate.

I honestly don't get why some people dislike her, Sonia is a actually a pretty cool character.

19 Ishimaru Kiyotaka

He has to be my favorite character out of the whole series. He is somewhat relatable and was just an amazing character. I hate how people only see him as strict and "rude" when he's a lot more than that. He's a hard worker and is very caring and kind. He is a very interesting character and there's just so much about him.
He really shouldn't have died because he was having character development and would have been better for the future arc than hagakure.
But really, best boy and an amazing character. Deserves to be higher up.

Ishimaru was more than just a ' sweet femboy gay bean ' ( like Nagito , and Kokichi .. ) He was very relatable , really . He's dedicated to school because he doesn't want to be like his grandfather . And Mondo was his first and only friend . He wasn't mean , and he wasn't trying to be annoying - He lacks social skills and doesn't quite know how to properly interact with his peers .

Taka is my favorite male character in the entire series. And the main reason is that he taught me something that none of the other characters did. That is the meaning of effort.

I first got into Danganronpa about a year ago, right around the end of the first semester of 8th grade, and I was immediately drawn to Taka as one of my favorite members of the cast.

And when playing his FreeTime events, I burst out into tears. Mainly because up until 8th grade, I was seen by many people I knew as a "genius". I had perfect grades during my entire school career up until that point. But right before I got into the series, I was reaching a point where I was failing my 8th grade English Class.

That was my first time ever seeing true failure, and I couldn't deal with it. I became a nearly hollow shell of who I was normally, cutting myself off from my friends and other support systems. I had also been so independent growing up because my parents were nearly always at work, so I ...more

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.

20 Miu Iruma

I love miu. I just find her personality entertaining. But if she was real, I'd probably hate her. But she's not. So she best girl I'm my opinion.

I love this girl SO MUCH. She deserves #1. She is beauty, she is grace, and she will throw a wrench through your face.

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'm the gorgeous girl genius whos good looks and golden brains will go down in history! The Ultimate Inventor herself- MIU IRUMA!

21 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.

By far he is the best protagonist out of them all. (At least in my opinion) He's more of a realist which I can relate to if I was in the situation he was. He's also a really really good character.

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.

22 Asahina Aoi

She is one of the most complex characters in the danganronpa universe.

She feels like a very real relatable character!

She and Kiri are the best girls so far (I haven't finished the anime yet)

Obsession doughnut her love I and better deserves she moment I and cute so is She

23 Kaito Momota

I really love kaito. I love how he loves space and is super enthusiastic. He is also very funny and amazing. I don't know why but when I first saw his design and ultimate I knew right away he was going to be one of my favorites and that I was going to love him. Of course that's exactly what happened.

Kaito is amazing and you can't change my mind. and I hate how so much people hate him for killing kokichi I feel like no one listen to the 5th trail ;-; and kokichi is super overrated. And kokichi made gonta kill miu! and kokichi is also really annoying to. But I mean I like kokichi but hate him at the same time. also kaito was very supportive! even though he's kinda dumb that dosen't mean you have to hate him- he's also really hot too and he's just a huge comfort character for me and when he said so much sweet things too he's just a great character. I could list 1000000 why kaito is the best.

He's a sweetie! He has loving grandparents and has a wish to go to space and be something great. He makes effort to make sure Shuichi and Maki are happy and he doesn't like to worry others, so he likes to put on a smile to make everyone feel better. Mwah.

I think he's just a great character! He's really supportive, is really cool, he is an astronaut, he wears a lot of purple, has galaxy slippers and just so much more! I think he's just an amazing character and I live him a lot!

24 Korekiyo Shinguji

His personality is so underrated and his trial was the worst in the history of DR. To introduce such an amazing opportunity to let a known killer live with the rest after the murder and throw it out of the window... I will not go into a full rant but he is mad interesting and super attractive and I got no idea why he gets so much hate.

His sister abused him mentally to the point of him thinking she loved him. He was beat to the point of him almost dieing and he has DID (Dissociative identity disorder) and every hates him and thinks he is weird. He needs love to

I have nothing to say because I know nothing about him/her. I only say I like them because of the unique design.

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

25 K1-B0

Who doesn't love him. I don't know he's underrated and super sweet.

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

Robot boi. He should be higher. Honestly.

How can you... How can you not like him?

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