Top 10 Best Danganronpa Ships

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

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

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...

I watched just now the 4th class trial and reflecting on Sonia saying that Gundham is more than the Ultimate Weapon and Gundham's reaction I smiled and thought "Dead Nekomaru is now my idol" soo... yeah this is it.

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!

2 Kokichi Ouma x Shuichi Saihara

Oh my gosh my favorite ship is here but anyways this ship is my favorite in Danganronpa 3 because I feel that Kokichi had an actual crush on Shuichi during the game.During the game there was an event where Kokichi played the knife game and said he stole Shuichi's heart.When Kokichi said that I was literally screaming with joy because it was so adorable.I also loved that instead of criticizing Kokichi like everyone else for lying he tried to understand him and get to know him.While Kokichi thought Shuichi was the best one he could trust out of everyone there.To me this ship is my most favorite ship out of all the ships in Danganronpa 3 ever.

First There's so much interesting character development potential here. Second it's practically canon for how much Kokichi enjoys being around Shuichi. It's one of those ships, where if given the proper setting, could really work. I found their banter quite funny and I just have a thing for an overly confident flirt going for a shy one. It's just adorable on all angles. They're both very smart in their own right and I think they know that. Kokichi seemed to only trust Shuichi, which made me so sad when I saw that on the board when Shuichi was going through is room. Wish he opened up a little more, though, the love hotel was a treat and I think that's where it really solidified the ship for me. The fact he respected Shuichi's boundaries and backed off when he was nervous really speaks on his character. He advanced but left when Shuichi was really uncertain. Though, by far, the best part was Shuichi calling for him to come back, wanting to know more about him and that really made me ...more

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

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

3 Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu x Peko Pekoyama

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.

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..

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.

4 Komaru Naegi x Toko Fukawa

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-

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.

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

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 Kaito Momota x Maki Harukawa

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.

I know kaito had feelings for her but didn't show his feelings for her, because he was gonna die. And I think that's all I'm gonna say because I just like the ship a lot and I don't have any thoughts

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 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.

6 Makoto Naegi x Kyoko Kirigiri

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.

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

The one and only ship. Not to mention, this ship, Hinanami (although I don't really ship It), and Munakata x Chisa are the only actually canon ships in DR so far. I also think that Kaito x Maki is pretty canon. And by canon, both characters need to really be in a romantic relationship, not just a confirmed crush (hi Naezono)

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.

7 Hajime Hinata x Nagito Komaeda

This ship is personally my second most favorite.In the beginning when Nagito said he was in love with the hope inside Hajime it was just very wholesome to me and so adorable to me.I honestly love this ship so much and when Nagito died I was so upset because I wanted him to stay alive with Hajime until the end of the game.All aside I think this is one of the most best ships in Danganronpa 2.

During the entire game nagito flirted with kaede and when you use your spare time to hang out with him he says ": "From the bottom of my heart... I am truly in love with the hope that sleeps inside you."

I love this ship and it's the best ship ever; you can't tell me otherwise. From the beginning of the second game I instantly loved it when Nagito and Hajime spent time together. Like who doesn't love a ship between an oblivious boy who wants to understand a crazy self deprecating boy? There are so many other reasons why I love this ship and I'm so confused why it isn't number one.

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.

8 Shuichi Saihara x Kaede Akamatsu

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 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!

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.

9 Mondo Oowada x Kiyotaka Ishimaru

I can't say how much this ship makes me happy. If you're reading this, sorry, this is going to be a while. Ok, so Mondo and Taka were bros, and they were great friends. Personally, I think if Mondo and Taka had survived, they would fall in love. Taka was fully willing to die instead of Mondo. He loved him, maybe as a friend, yes, but I think more than 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 they're funny as a person who has been in the fandom for three years. I believe I joked with it at a time. But I don't think it's funny to 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.

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.

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.

10 Tenko Chabashira x Himiko Yumeno

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!

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)

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

The Contenders
11 Aoi Asahina x Sakura Oogami

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,

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!

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.

12 Byakuya Togami x Makoto Naegi

Oh boy oh boy this ship is genuinely one of my most favorites so far out of all the Danganronpa games.I personally feel like these two would be really good together for some reason.When Byakuya asked Makoto out of EVERYONE to investigate with him I feel like he genuinely saw Makoto kind of like a friend.I also felt when every time Makoto and Byakuya hung out together it was kinda wholesome ( even after he insulted us ) and kind of special.

Anytime during the class trials it was either kyoko or togami helping makoto, and they just had a lot of chem during the chihiro case.

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

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

13 Makoto Naegi x Mukuro Ikusaba

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

I just wanted good things for Mukuro...

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

This ship doesn't get nearly enough attention, I like it much more then Makoto x Kyoko

14 Hajime Hinata x Chiaki Nanami

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 K1-B0 x Shuichi Saihara

This ship is honestly really adorable because I feel like during the game that Shuichi was one of the only characters that didn't dislike or shame K1-B0 for being a robot.In my opinion I feel like this ship is genuinely adorable and very wholesome.

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 ship definitely needs more love! Their love hotel scene was super wholesome and heartwarming as well, it was so cute!

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

16 Celestia Ludenberg x Kyoko Kirigiri

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.

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

I just thought it would be better for them to be together!

Love this ship they just fit well together.

17 Byakuya Togami x Celestia Ludenberg

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.

I literally just realized that I love this.

18 Nekomaru Nidai x Akane Owari

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.

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!

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.

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.

19 Maki Harukawa x Kaede Akamatsu

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

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.

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.

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.

21 Kaede Akamatsu x Rantaro Amami

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

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 them so much! The only thing I don't like about them is that Mikan killed Ibuki.

23 Kazuichi Soda x Gundham Tanaka

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?

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.

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

24 Miu Iruma x Kaede Akamatsu

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.

It's cute that they flirt with each other. I see Miu as Pansexual and Kaede as bisexual (but leaning more to girls)

I actually never thought that this couldn't be a bad ship, but it could be. I like them as whatever they want to be

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

25 Nagito Komaeda x Hajime Hinata

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

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

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

They are so cute together! I don't think it would be good canon though...

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