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

Why did the perfect waifu die?
This will go down in Danganronpa history for a long time until we all get over it

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.


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

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2 Chiaki Nanami Chiaki Nanami

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

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

Sure, sure, what happened to Fuyuhiko during Peko's execution was sad, but be real romance-lovers. Chiaki was the one who helped keep the group together and even though I normally hate characters that are super smart and serve no purpose but to be useful,

She didn't deserve this

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3 Gundham Tanaka Gundham Tanaka

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

A kind-hearted person who pretends to be evil. At the end, he sacrificed his life in order to save everyone from starving to death in the Funhouse. His execution was so peaceful too. He knew he's going to die but he protected his cute hamsters anyway. Also, he was sent to the heaven as his hamsters mourn for him. - Tuana123

4 Kaede Akamatsu Kaede Akamatsu

Her perfect legs can reach the top of this list

Why is she number 4? Maybe my tears can float this one higher. - BestGrillIbuki

Tragic loss for (whom may have been) my favourite danganronpa protagonist (if she had more screen time). Her execution was very disturbing, even when I had 'accepted' her as the culprit.

I loved how she unified the group together early on, and took a lot of responsibility for their welfare. Her one selfish act was to hide her 'crime' after Rantaro's body was found, because she was scared to lose her friends.


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5 Izayoi Sohnosuke

Izayoi deserved a better girlfriend

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

Ruruka didn't deserve this angel

6 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

7 Gonta Gokuhara

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.

Even though gonta is my favourite, he did deserve to die because he coulda just not killed miu

To be honest I didn't care at least kokichi didn't die for liking Miu Iruma

He was gentle and adorable. He never deserved to die. He was manipulated. Gonta never got to be a gentleman.

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8 Teruteru Hanamura Teruteru Hanamura

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

9 Sakura Ogami

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.

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

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.)

Oh, I can't believe I've forgotten to add her... - Tuana123

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10 Kirumi Tojo

The Contenders

11 Chihiro Fujisaki

Why would a person deserve to die because of her -I mean his- secret? He was weak so he was bullied for all of his life. Thus, he disquised as a girl in order to avoid his weakness. When he wanted to face his weakness and get stronger... - Tuana123

12 Ibuki Mioda Ibuki Mioda

She was my favorite character from all times. I screamed when I found out her hanged body was hers

She was a nice person to hang out

Ibuki didn't deserve to die especially since she was a character who kinda lacked some character development so o giras it hurt to see her hanging without knowing her personally, but she still made an impression as herself with her uniqueness and her music.

13 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

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 Kokichi Oma Kokichi Oma
16 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

17 Seiko Kimura Seiko Kimura
18 Momota Kaito




The only death that I genuinely cried at. How are Ouma and Izayoi above him!?

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19 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

20 Nagito Komaeda Nagito Komaeda

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.


21 Mikan Tsumiki
22 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.

23 Tenko Chabashira Tenko Chabashira
24 K1-B0 K1-B0
25 Nekomaru Nidai

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

26 Miu Iruma Miu Iruma
27 Celestia Ludenberg Celestia Ludenberg

She deserved better

28 Ryoma Hoshi Ryoma Hoshi

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.

29 Ando Ruruka

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

30 Hiyoko Saionji
31 Ishimaru Kiyotaka Ishimaru Kiyotaka
32 Mukuro Ikusaba Mukuro Ikusaba
33 Monomi
34 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.

35 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

36 Tsumugi Shirogane Tsumugi Shirogane

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

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