Saddest Danganronpa Deaths

A list about saddest deaths in Danganronpa series. Anime, games, manga... It was so hard to make a list since I felt sad after all of them. Warning! This list contains a lot of spoilers!

The Top Ten

1 Peko Pekoyama Peko Pekoyama

I miss her

RIP - OrangeRin

Come on! This is one of the rare deaths that has affected me in an anime/game. Her relationship with Fuyuhiko was both surprising and emotional. Also, her execution had a big meaning. She told Monokuma that she will never feel despair since she's just a tool. However, she died by believing that she killed the person who meant her life. - Tuana123

This is one of my favorite characters. It hurted way to much seeing her go, and its one of the few moments of the game that actually brought me close to crying.

2 Gundham Tanaka Gundham Tanaka

He ended up dying, but I still have a lot of respect for him, if you didn't notice, the spell he did was to protect his hamsters (or his dark doers of destruction) not himself. He also (like Celeste ) accepts his death and gives a great explanation on why he did it. He deserves to at least be treated fairly

Gundham is the example of 'deserved better' honestly. I loved him so much throughout the game and the fact that he goes on about being evil and going to the depths of hell when he dies, yet he only kills to free everybody from the strawberry place and sacrifices himself ultimately.

His execution is especially sad as he just wanted to go to hell, but ended up being taken away to heaven by the animals, which sucks for him; but I'd like to think all of his dead animals would be there with him and he'd be a happy boy uwu - Danganronpa

Just everything... nobody had a more selfless or noble cause. He didn't deny till the end like these other jamokes... he slowly admitted, all the way until saying flatout "just tie it all together and lets go home Hajime". He awesomely looks at his actions and calmly (well... gundham calmly laughs at deaths face). He, in the face of death calmly saves his beloved hamsters and tries one last time to do what he's done his whole life in his sad Chunibyo head... and it fails. He gets massacred by the very thing he spends his life protecting and gets failed by the very thing he uses to cope. Even still in the end he gets Mufasa'd and I've never cried more in my life

It's sad that he died especially buy bulls. Also his hamsters watched him die!

3 Chiaki Nanami Chiaki Nanami

Just as I was starting to like Chiaki, Chiaki dies, very saddening. - Danganronpa

She never seemed to be present until the team in DR2 got like down to 8. There's something mysterious, ambient, psychedelic about her that makes me ponder about her arc every day. It might be in the end only the tradegy of the character. Her sole purpose in both anime and the game is sacrifice or death and they live up to it. She is like Obi Wan from star wars or mufasa from lion king or Olorin from LOTR. There is something super similar with that certain archetype and Chiaki. She doesn't seem to put up a significant role for herself, but in the end it'd seem like she's one of the most important, main characters in danganronpa. I don't mf get what makes me so sad to even think about her as a character and her part in the story. Every time I see the sprite or art of her I mf cry and I never cry.

In the game, having Chiaki help guide everyone through the trials and giving wisdom is amazing, until she gets executed. The worst part is that she didn't even know she is the one who killed him! And when she found out, she tried to get them to vote her for execution. And in the show, she died trying to save her classmates. Truly the saddest death. - robokieran10

Chiaki was the last person who deserved to even be involved here... let alone be executed...

4 Kaede Akamatsu Kaede Akamatsu

I was like why is she so happy It's SO ANNOYING! but then I was like don't GO KAEDDEEE

Probably one of the saddest deaths, even if you didn't like her, it could bring a grown man to tears. - Danganronpa

She didn't deserve this ;-; - OrangeRin

-Sobs- Best Girl... -Sobs louder- - RinChanNOW

5 Gonta Gokuhara

I literally cried so hard he did not deserve to die

Aah I cried so hard at this. Gonta was so pure and kind and cute...and he was manipulated and didn't know what he had done. He really didn't deserve to die. And seeing him cry made me really upset. My precious boy...

I found it sad just because Gonta didn't know what he was doing, he probably didn't know if they died in the game, they died in real life, or he was just trying to save Kokichi because he thought they were actually friends, when in the end, he was just being used. - Danganronpa

Gonta didn't even know he killed Mia and begged to be killed when he found out. My Gentleman did what he wanted to do up until death.

6 Teruteru Hanamura Teruteru Hanamura

Teruteru is honestly my favorite character. I can't seem to stop loving him. No matter how hard I try, I can't help but cry over his death.
Thinking about it makes me shiver. The poor guy got burnt alive! The fact that Monokuma treats Teru like a meaningless piece of food is what is so ironic, but what hurts the most.
He didn't even get to know ehat happened to his mother. That's all he was fighting for; his mother. Even though he's a pervert, we all appreciate a mamas boy, right?

He isn't the SADDEST death but his reason made me cry so hard

7 Izayoi Sohnosuke

I really loved Izayoi as a character and I hated that he got betrayed just because Ruruka has trust issues. I love both of the characters but I'm so sad that he had to do that. - Danganronpa

Izayoi deserved a better girlfriend

Ruruka didn't deserve this angel

He's the best boyfriend of all times. He was betrayed by his girlfriend but he forgived her. He just loved Ruruka more than anything else and understood her more than anybody else. That's why it's sad :'( - Tuana123

8 Sakura Ogami

Please just put aoi out of her misery already she deserves happiness.

Honesty felt so bad for Sakura! I know she had Asahina for her as a friend but even with her she probably felt so alone... being forced into this game to protect her family and having to lie knowing she'd eventually break and have to tell the others only to have them hate her. I can't imagine how sad she felt in the end... I know she decided to kill herself to save the others and she forgave them anyway, but the emotional toll she took in her final moments still must've broke her. I cried during her death and honestly again while writing this ;-;

I love other characters as well that have died, like Gundham, Peko, and Kaito/Kokichi, I cried for them as well; Sakura was from the original to die so she will always hold a place it my heart.

I didn't like her as much as Chihiro or Celestia, but she was the only death that I bawled my eyes out for. Make her higher! (And Chihiro and Celeste as well! ) (And also bring down Sayaka because she's a backstabber and Leon because he didn't do anything important.)

A warrior whose final action ultimately prevent another murder and aided in causing the most insane person ever conceived to die.

9 Ibuki Mioda Ibuki Mioda

I gEnTlY OPeN tHe dOoR...

Why Best girl Die :<

The protagonist really left her hanging

Sucks that she didn't even get a chance to fight back or anything. :( - Danganronpa

10 Leon Kuwata Leon Kuwata

Best death? Possible.
Saddest death? I'm not sure...

All his fault was to trust somebody. As result, BAM! You've been attacked and you have no choice but to kill. The execution was so realistic and horrifying. - Tuana123

The Newcomers

? Masaru Daimon

His death was so sad I cried really hard and I cried even more when I heard his backstory

The Contenders

11 Chihiro Fujisaki

I relate in a lot of ways to Chihiro, we were both bullied for being too feminine for a guy and we both try to find ways to be stronger and improve. I likes him because of Alter Ego also because he just wanted to get everyone out safely. The death of him and Alter Ego was memorable and part of the biggest twists in the whole series. Poor boy, he deserved more.

He just wanted to change and be strong. That cinnamon roll did NOT deserve to die.


All he wanted was to become stronger, and this is what happens. What did Chihiro ever do to deserve this? 😭

12 Kokichi Oma Kokichi Oma

Why is he not 1?


Please vote for this kid I'm cryingks righrst nowspw

Sad to see such a great character die, especially so far to the end, loved him so much :( - Danganronpa

13 Kirumi Tojo

so sad

No really sad but had so potential

14 Kiyotaka Ishimaru Kiyotaka Ishimaru

I loved him so much he was a sweet, kind, and caring angel...This is why I hate Celeste and Hifumi!

A great guy, who just wanted to see his bro once more. he didn't deserve to go.

15 Momota Kaito

NO CHARACTER IN THE WHOLE FRANCHISE made a heavier impact on me than Kaito, I was devastated when he died.

Oh my god this one left me crying

I was crying like a baby when he died :(


16 Chisa Yukizome

I want her to be my teacher! She's a magical person. She always had faith in her students as always. She always protected them and made them friends. And the reason she turned into an Ultimate Despair is that she wanted to save her class. - Tuana123

17 Tenko Chabashira Tenko Chabashira

I'm still salty over this death! tenko deserved better!

I found this so sad as she just got Himiko to open u pand then she dies. - Danganronpa

18 Seiko Kimura Seiko Kimura

As much as I love Seiko, I wouldn't say her death was sad, she turned into a killing machine. - Danganronpa

19 Nagito Komaeda 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.

Really wish Komaeda was a survivor, definitely one of my favourite characters in DR2. - Danganronpa

Nagito was actually good, trying to kill everyone because they were Ultimate despair, and tried to make the Traitor (Chiaki) live because they were the only one who wasn't despair. He was intelligent, and he just took his opinions and truths in the wrong direction. After doing Free Time events, you really feel for him and his trama. I really wished he was there till the end.


20 Juzo Sakakura

He cared for Munakata and he was ready to do anything for him. More than love, he admired him -I think. At the end, he was killed by Munakata since he thought that Juzo betrayed him. However, Juzo couldn't bring himself to hate Munakata and with his last strenght, he saved everybody from the Final Killing Game. - Tuana123

21 Mondo Oowada

Ishimaru's grief made Mondo's death all the more devastating. - Haumea

Mondo’s death wasn’t tragic for many, however, Kiyotaka Ishimaru was heartbroken. Ishimaru trusted Mondo, Mondo being his only friend. Ishimaru was crushed to hear that his friend killed someone and couldn’t believe it. He seemed to have a hard time getting over his friend’s death until Alter Ego was found.

22 K1-B0 K1-B0
23 Miu Iruma Miu Iruma

It would have been pretty entertaining to see her face when kibo blew up though

Wouldn't call this sad honestly, she tried to get Kokichi killed. - Danganronpa

24 Celestia Ludenberg 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's a beautiful character and didn't deserve to die by being set on fire and then ran over by a fire truck. I was so sad! I love her so much and she didn't deserve to die that way. At least she kept a straight face and didn't panic, even though she was (metaphorically) knocking on deaths door

She deserved better

25 Ryoma Hoshi Ryoma Hoshi

I hated seeing him die and how he just offered himself to be killed makes me so sad. RIP best boy - Danganronpa

He had nothing to live for, but when the motive video's were released, he wanted to see if he had someone to live for. He didn't and surrendered himself to despair and allowed Kirumi to kill him for her sake and the sake of what her motive video showed.

26 Nekomaru Nidai

Best boy sacrificed himself for the rest of the characters twice and nobody ever even rememebrs him.

big f - Danganronpa

He protected Akane at the cost of his body. He also sacrificed himself at the Funhouse!

Rest in peace, strong man! You were so good for this world... - Tuana123

27 Angie Yonaga Angie Yonaga

Say what you want, but she was one of my favorite characters just because of how interesting she was. So sad she had to die.

She just wanted to help, in her own way. she's a great character and had a lot of potential.

28 Kirigiri Kyoko

She doesn't die. It's the bad ending when she is seen being executed, the game forces you to restart so she doesn't die.

She died in the mutual killing game trying to save Naegi, so it was really sad how she died trying to save him, one of the best characters ever

29 Sayaka Maizono Sayaka Maizono

Honestly, I think Maizono's death was one of the least sad ones. Call me heartless, but I just hate this character. When she runs out crying when she saw that video of her friends she should've calmed herself down while assuring herself that everyone else were also going through the same thing, heck possibly saw a WORSE video than her! People said that her reaction was human but In reality, humans are able to think before they act! If I was her, I would sob a bit but I certainly WOULDN'T go as far as running out crying and treating other students as tools for my own benefits. And what triggers me the most Is how Naegi forgive her for trying to get him killed! And she's also treated as a hero after knowing her plans whereas Leon was forgotten. - MLPFan

At first, you hate her for what she had done to Leon and Makoto. However, if you think about it, she isn't that bad at all. She got insane due to the video about her friends. She was always hesitating and that's why she died. She was so regretful at the end. - Tuana123

30 Mikan Tsumiki

Mikan is one of my favourite characters in Danganronpa and it’s sad because from not being able to play the game yet (don’t want to yet either), its really sad that I now find out that she dies. Although she is still dear to my hearts just like Junko, Tsumugi, Maki, Celestia, Chiaki and Ibuki (who are also my favorites, Chiaki, Tsumugi, Ibuki and Celestia are on here too, Junko and Maki aren’t) and will forever be one of the best characters in Danganronpa. RIP Mikan, Chiaki, Tsumugi and Celestia, you are all so dear to me. May you go on in our hearts. 💖

31 Ando Ruruka

I was pretty gutted to found out that she died, but I don't think the actual death was sad after all she did honeslty. - Danganronpa

She's actually a misunderstood character. And her brutal way of dying shows how regretfull she was! - Tuana123

32 Hiyoko Saionji

Man, I do really feel bad for Hiyoko, hated by so much of the fandom, but she's actually a really great character, one of my favorites. (But then again, pretty much every DR character is great, lol)

I was really sad when she died, I thought she would of lived to the end after trying to change, but hey, it didn't turn out that way, and I gotta deal with it.

At least I have DR3 Hope Side.

33 Ishimaru Kiyotaka Ishimaru Kiyotaka
34 Mukuro Ikusaba Mukuro Ikusaba
35 Monomi
36 Monokuma Monokuma

He doesn't really die but I was heartbroken when there were still survivors. I wanted to see their despair, FEEL their despair. But no, they had to escape.

37 The Great Gozu

Gozu's death was crushing because he was one of the only two new characters in the Future arc who were genuinely, 100% good. (Ex; Izayoi did everything his girlfriend told him, regardless of how morally questionable it was; Kizakura and Kimura were good people, but they also straddled the line in some ways because they were willing to consider extream/violent solutions) The other being Bandai who, while very nice, didn't get much characterization. It's very hard to NOT like someone who flat out says that murder and unwarranted violence are wrong and are never a solution to any problem, regardless of how unpopular that opinion is. Heck, the guy flat-out said that he would rather die than kill another person and was willing to risk his own life fighting to protect people! Unlike most of the other Branch Heads, he actually had a fully functioning moral compass, which only made his sudden, graphic death even worse because he honestly didn't deserve it.He died from having his eyes cut out ...more

38 Tsumugi Shirogane Tsumugi Shirogane

All she wanted was to be Junko. I love her.

39 Leon

His death wasn't very interesting for me. Call me a pretty little psycho but I was expecting a bit more...i dunno...excitement. I do like the way monokuma uses his favourite hobby against him though, that's really rather clever!

40 Kizakura

He died saving kirigiri and kept his promise to her father for all those years, damn it ruruka I hate her

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