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)

Fuyuhiko is my favourite character and his response to Peko's death tore my heart out of my chest and stomped on it.

Is a queen
She did not deserve to die

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.

2 Gundham Tanaka

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.

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.

Sacrificed himself to save everyone from starvation. Nekomaru was going to do the same.

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

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.

omg her death got me sobbing, I've watched it soo many times and each time I'm bawling

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

I literally didn't expect it the first time and when she spoke up my heart shattered

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.

4 Kaede Akamatsu

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!

I hate the fact that she was so innocent and happy, and that her death was "useless" and "unimportant"

trying to save everyone, and just got the wrong guy, my boy Rantaro.

It's heartbreaking how her death was kind of "pointless", as she was innocent. she's literally the perfect human

5 Gonta Gokuhara

he was sure pure, and would never hurt a fly, but his execution was really harsh

So innocent, so pure, got manipulated and suffered a horrible death.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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 :'(

8 Sakura Ogami

she seemed tough but was very calm to me, and was said when she killed herself

How is this number 1 when they read the suicicde not it made me so sad

sacrificed herself so no one could face punishment, and didn't even want to be the spy in the first place.

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

9 Ibuki Mioda

me and my friend played despacito for her, may she rest in peace :(

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

The protagonist really left her hanging

She was a nice person to hang out

10 Chihiro Fujisaki

*sigh...* This sweet sweet cinnamon roll shattered me like a bottle of wine when I saw his horrific bloodied face.

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.

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...

The Contenders

11 Kokichi Oma

He was a prankster and trying to cope with everything in his own way. He tried to help in class trials and stop everyone from killing each other, but... He was never understood.

Died hated and unloved. He wanted the killing game to end. I do believe his last words were the truth.

Kokichi's death was the only death that had me full out crying only a few others had me tearing up :'(

Okay kokichi I have mixed emotions because when he did the it's a lie thing I got angry, but after his confirm death, it was sad

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.

He had his reasons. And honestly I strongly dislikes Sayaka. So, good job Leon. One of my favorites.

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.

I hated mizano ngl so he did the right thing , but his death hurt a lot

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.

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.

just lost his friend, and then gets killed is sad, he was literally just a target for a selfish person who's name was Celeste.

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

14 Kirumi Tojo

No really sad but had so potential

so sad


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.

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.

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

I hurt so much when I saw him dead

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.

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.

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

17 K1-B0

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.

His death made me ugly sob

Rip he is best bio bo

18 Tenko Chabashira

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 said that speech, because she knew. She let it happen. WHY, TENKO?

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.

19 Mondo Oowada

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

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

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

I loved him sm

20 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.

21 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.

22 Seiko Kimura

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

23 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

It was so sad the way she just accepted she was gonna die and when she said “Perhaps we will meet in are after life’s” just...I CRIED! >:(

24 Rantaro Amami

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.

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

I really liked his character, his death makes me so sad-

25 Ryoma Hoshi

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

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

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.

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