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 (辺古山 ペコ Pekoyama Peko), 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 Swordswoman (超高校級の)

I wish that she survived instead of akane or soda or something so that she could be with fuyuhiko because akane and soda were both completely useless and didn’t deserve to survive
Yeah, this execution was very sad. I thought fuyuhiko was going to die ;-;

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.

I cried, this one hurt the most, now every time I hear, say, read, anything that has the words “I want you! only you! please don’t leave!” I feel like crying, she didn’t deserve it neither did fuyuhiko. :,(

I think what makes peko's death so blatantly sad for me is the way she took death. she tells monokuma she'll never feel despair, and, not to spoil but this gets so emotional if you watch the rest of the game. seeing her death's impact on kuzu also really hurts; it's so clear he's constantly thinking about her. but yeah, by far the saddest death for me, especially as I loved her character.

2 Gundham Tanaka

Gundham never deserved to die. All he was trying to do was save himself and his friends... and he picked Nekomaru because he was already kinda dead. He refused to pick anybody else... that's how loyal and kind he was to his friends. He had no choice or else everybody would've died... he even made sure to protect his hamsters from dying with him. That's how selfless he was. I can't and won't ever forgive Monokuma for putting him and the others in that stupid funhouse.

Gundham's execution was so sad, from the fact that the spell he cast was (supposedly) to protect his hamsters, to the point where he had just excepted his death. He made me feel so much respect to him, it was a very upsetting execution.

Not only did he die saving his friends, he also had to kill a friend as well. The strength and courage he had was immense. Him and Nekomaru were heroes.

1.His sacrifice to the his friends. 2.His last words to the 4 dark devas of destruction. 3. His final moments in front of the 4 dark devas of destruction. 4. Final moments of his execution were he was taken to heaven and his face popping out of the background. 5. He's my favorite character. All of these reasons show that he had the saddest death.

3 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.

I cannot describe how horrifyingly sad her death is in the anime. It's 1000x worse than her execution in the game. Poor girl deserved WAY better, even though I understand why Junko wanted her out of the picture. Chiaki is my favorite character from SDR2 and I cried in the anime + the game.

It was so sad watching her die...she was one of the best characters in my opinion. I was so sad to watch her die. Her hope and determination to get to her friends were great! But, she sadly died. Her last words were so sad ;-;

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.

The actual Chiaki's death was so sad, her hope and determination to seeing her friends again and final words to Izuru. SOO sad.

4 Kaede Akamatsu

I LOOOVEEE Shuichi so much as a protag (my fave protag for sure) but it pains me how Kaede had to die. I would've rather seen her alive but letting Shuichi become the protag after Trial 1 still. She was trying to protect everybody and end the game before it officially began, and her execution is perhaps one of the saddest and most horrific executions in all of the games (the top execution probably goes to Kirumi). Rest in Peace beautiful angel...

Kaede just wanted to save her friends and she got one of the most brutal deaths. Getting slowly strangled whilst forced to play a piano tune for beginners incorrectly. She even said that she only played to see people smiling and all she saw was the horror on her friend's faces! And to make it worse she (SPOILER) wasn't even the real blackened!

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.

Of course we all grew attached to Kaede. We were PLAYING as her for the first chapter for crying out loud! The saddest part was that she died for a murder she committed with the intention of saving everyone from the killing game, only to murder the wrong person instead. She definitely didn't deserve such a brutal execution.

5 Gonta Gokuhara

Gonta never deserved his death. It was so sad how he was killed by the things he loved, bugs! His execution was so brutal, and he never even had meant to kill Miu, it was so sad how he had gotten such a brutal execution when he likely didn't understand what he was doing in the first place!

I was very heartbroken and sad and angry when Gonta Gokohara was executed. It was absolutely heartbreaking because he was so pure and cute. And his hair was just CRAZY I love him so much and just think that he should’ve lived.

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.

6 Teruteru Hanamura Teruteru Hanamura (花村 輝々 Hanamura Teruteru), 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 Cook.

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

I cried ;-;
I know he was a pervert but he killed someone because he was scared nagito would kill someone

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.

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 :'(

Izayoi deserved a better girlfriend

Ruruka didn't deserve this angel

8 Sakura Ogami

I just felt so bad for her... she didn't deserve it. I'm happy that she helped end the killing game though. What a wonderful character.

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

I was soooo pissed when I found out that Mikan killed Ibuki... AND HIYOKO. Ibuki and Hiyoko are two of my fave characters from SDR2 and it makes me really upset that they had to die. They were both fantastic characters and I'm sure that they both would've survived the killing game if not for the Despair Disease (except for Hiyoko, who died because of really bad luck). I'm honestly glad Mikan got what was coming to her.

She was such a fun character to meet, I was so upset when I realized she was the hung body. At first I thought the dead body was someone else, but when I found out it was her I was so upset, she seemed like such a fun girl. And then one moment she's alive, the next, she's dead. ;-; why do they have to kill off all the best girls...?

Ibuki hanging there lifelessly just shattered my heart. I loved her so much. I never liked Mikan, but her killing Ibuki honestly made me despise her.

When I saw the dead body, I thought it was someone else. When I realized it was her I was super upset. I love Mikan, but, I can't forgive her for killing Ibuki

10 Kokichi Oma

Kokichi was a misunderstood character from the beginning, his insults made my day and was honestly a very funny character. His death was brutal and he died without any love and everybody hated him. He did it for the sake of stopping the killing game.

I was pretty angry when almost nobody cared he died. He only wanted to help stop the killing game. In my opinion, he needs more love.

He died trying to save the others. He died being hated. He died a slow and painful death. Seriously one of the saddest deaths in the franchise.

He was misunderstood, he had his reasons for lying and deceiving people, but it was sad how (almost) nobody was truly sad when he died in the end.

The Contenders

11 Chihiro Fujisaki

One reason why I felt so much emotion for Chihiro was because he "changed". I originally noticed that Chihiro seemed different, but I didn't put much thought into it. Once I learned that he had disguised himself as a girl to avoid being bullied made me so sad. It was even more upsetting when he got killed, I was hoping for him to survive Danganronpa and have a good life after it was over. But of course they always take the best characters away.

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.

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...

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

12 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.

When Leon killed Sayaka he had reasons to do so. Though if there were another possiblity of him surviving, he could have tried to escape Sayaka and hide out in his room. Though he likely would have been turned on since in the beginning he seemed a bit like an arse. Though it made me very sad once he was killed, and how before he had said he wanted to change his title to 'Ultimate Musician'. His death truly upset me, and I know it also did to others. if I were able to pick a couple of people from Danganronpa to bring back from the dead, he would be in my top 5 list.

I understand why he killed Sayaka. If he just attacked her and left, Sayaka would tell Makoto in the morning what happened and not say that she invited Leon over to kill him. Makoto will believe Sayaka over Leon's testimony and Makoto being the Protagonist, everyone will believe him and then hate Leon.

He was set up, and I felt like he could've been a character who could've been like Fuyuhiko, starts off a bit of a dick, and then becomes a better person.

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.

13 Kiyotaka Ishimaru

I was watching the play-through and I knew he was going to die but I still had to wait for one week before I could mentally process his death and even after that ,I cried .I still like Himufi and Celeste still .I just found it unfair how someone like him could die. I wish that Hiro swapped places with him as it would make sense for Celeste to frame Taka for murder and Taka would be able to escape her trap. I also think that he would have been more useful than Hiro to the group once they escape.

I love Hiro but Taka deserved better.

The guy has so much potential, went through so much pain and then just died while most of the people that gave him a hard time got to live. Poor guy. Hope he gets to be with Mondo and Chihiro in the afterlife.

First he might have had the worst backstory in THH, and he didn't have a friend until Mondo, and then MONDO DIES, ONLY TO LEAVE ISHIMARU DEPRESSED. And then ISHIMARU DIES. he really deserved better
RIP Taka

I loved him so much and then he becomes depressed and then gets killed

14 Kirumi Tojo

She was one of the best characters ever. 1. She was a great mom, Kirumi helped the DV3 group so much, she cooked ACUTAL food for them. And acted like such a kind mom.
2. She was very determined. I was so happy (And worried) when she ran from her execution, I was really hoping she would make it out.
3. It wasn't completely her fault that Ryoma died, he was already depressed so she just helped him cut the string.
I felt so much emotion when Kirumi died, after such a brutal death, she had so much hope when she reached the top of the vine. Then when she got there, it was all just a lie! It broke my heart when she fell and was killed.

No really sad but had so potential

15 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.

This poor soul is both the Ultimate Lucky and Unlucky student. Although he was the only to trigger the first killing, I still thought perhaps he had set himself up to be killed instead. He was so set on stopping the Killing Game that he would even kill himself and try to take down all the other Ultimate Despairs with him.

His death hit me the hardest, but at least this was all done in the Neo World Program and there's still hope for him.

Even though he wasn't the most likeable character, it still seemed sad when I saw his death. His character seemed like he was torn between hope and the truth that he was actually an "unlucky" student. He was one of my favorite characters from DR2.

Nagito had an illness that cuased him to act the way he did. But honestly I understood him because he was so developed and its kind of hard to explain why but I just loved him. That suicide was brutal.

Nagito did the most for no reason lmfaooo, but I love him and I still cried. by the way, if you hate Nagito, learn his backstory. It's heartbreaking.

16 Momota Kaito

Kaito was an idiot but one with a good heart. Glad he got to go out on his own terms, giving the game a middle finger at least.

Why isn't he higher?! Kaito was such a good guy! He sacrificed himself for everyone and truly wanted to help out.

His death made me cry. It affected me a lot more than I thought. I even said "Kaito no stop smiling! " Threw tears

Sacrificed himself so his crush Maki could live. He's a good boy.

17 K1-B0

My sweet baby... he and Shuichi are my fave boys in the entire series. I'm so upset that he didn't survive, but he was selfless enough to save his friends. I really miss him.

He sacrificed himself for his friends, that felt like so much. I remember hearing someone mention how just before he pushed the 'self-destruct' button, he had the most 'human look'. His death made me tear up.

Keebo is just best boi.

Our Ultimate Hope Robot.

I think he killed himself because he no longer wished to live with the existence of knowing he could be taken over again at any time. He's never truly free.

Still feel like he didn't have to die, could've just shot off a missile or laser, or something. He's a good boy.

18 Tenko Chabashira

Tenko's death made me cry a lot. I always hated Korekiyo, but him killing Tenko just added fuel to the fire. Tenko deserved better.

Tenko's whole "degenerate male" thing was pretty annoying but you could tell she was a good person beneath all that. It sucks Himiko didn't realise how good a friend she had until it was too late.

SHE DIDN'T DESERVE TO DIE! She is my second fave V3 character right behind Miu. It makes me tear up that she died, but she died so nobly and humble knowing in heaven that she protected Himiko one last time. She would've definitely survived the killing game and it makes me want to strangle Kiyo... good thing he died + his ghost was presumably killed too. Rest in Peace b*stard.

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

19 Mondo Oowada

Just got pissed off, and tried to get rid of his anger issue. Mondo's story about Daiya was sad.

Ishimaru's grief is probably what made it one of the saddest deaths

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

I loved him sm

20 Rantaro Amami

GOD, I LOVE THIS CHARACTER! He was SO GOOD! I miss him sooo much and it makes me really upset that he was the first to die instead of, say, Ryoma. Rantaro had SO much potential and probably would've been a better ally than Kaito (or he would've been a fantastic fourth member to Kaito, Maki, and Shuichi's club). Rest in Peace man.

Rantaro was a character with so much potential. He was interesting and mysterious and even at the end of the main game, we never truly got to know him. We also never got to see him use his perks.

As I understood, he sacrificed himself in the last Killing Game so his other two friends could be saved. That's why he said he wished for this and he had to keep pushing through. For him to be the first to die was absolutely heartbreaking.

Rantaro was one of the characters who had so much potential, if he had survived he probably would have been able to keep calm in many of the situations and help the others out. It was sad how he was the first one to die (in DV3) and it seemed that there was so much more he could have done.

He didn't get to know his ultimate talent, yet he dies first, it's heart breaking

21 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.

22 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 is my favorite anime character to date. But I thought her execution actually made a lot of sense and the fire truck part just made me laugh. Still wish she survived tho.

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

Celestia's death made me super sad and upset. I will never forget such an icon.

She deserved better

23 Ryoma Hoshi

Ryoma may have seemed like a bad person due to his past, but at heart he is very caring and would protect his loved ones at all costs. Even though he wanted to die, he deserved to live and his death made me sob

He was depressed because no one he cared about outside the killing game was alive, and saw his motive video was just heartbreaking.

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.

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

24 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.

25 Seiko Kimura

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

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