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In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, it is stipulated that to be considered for recruitment to Hope's Peak Academy, a student must already be attending high school. This rule also carried over to Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, and to the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles featured in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. Although the students' former schools are never mentioned by name in-game, the schools were revealed in the games' associated art-books, and school emblems can be seen incorporated into most characters' designs.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc[]

The following school names were translated by @Taichinchin, based on 1.2 Reload artbook scans.

Makoto Naegi
Dusk High School
Sayaka Maizono
Black Root High School
Leon Kuwata
LL Academy
Chihiro Fujisaki
St. Elbandia Academy

Kiyotaka Ishimaru
Kaiseidan High School
Byakuya Togami
Green Hills High School
Toko Fukawa
Riverbank Girl's High School
Aoi Asahina
Asunaro High School

Sakura Ogami
Shiranui High School
Yasuhiro Hagakure
Kiiwatetsu Commerce
High School

Hifumi Yamada
Marufuji High School
Junko Enoshima
Gunma Prefectural Shibutani High School


  • Mondo Owada's school 火山第一高校 (First Volcano High School) is known, but his clothing reflects the Crazy Diamonds.
  • Mukuro Ikusaba's tattoo relates to her career with Fenrir mercenary group, and her school is unknown.
  • Kyoko Kirigiri's school is unknown, and it is unknown if the symbols on her uniform relate to her school.
  • Celestia Ludenberg's school is unknown, and it is unknown if the symbol on her tie relates to her school.
  • Sakura Ogami attended the same school as Peko Pekoyama, so the symbol is known despite not being seen in her design.


  • Leon's school, LL学園 (LL Academy), seems to be a combination of Little League and the high school of his namesake - professional baseball player Masumi Kuwata - who attended PL High School.
  • Chihiro's school, 聖エルバンディア学園 (St. Elbandia Academy), is a reference to Elvandia Story (エルヴァンディア ストーリー Erubandia Sutōrī) which was also published by Spike.
  • Kiyotaka's school, Kaiseidan High School (開成灘高校), is a reference to two real-world schools that are two of Japan's top academic schools: 開成高校 (Kaisei Koukou) and 灘高校 (Nada Koukou). The Kanji 開成 (Kaisei) and 灘 (Nada) are combined to make 開成灘 (Kaiseidan).[1]
  • Byakuya's school, グリーンヒルハイスクール (Green Hills High School), is a reference to the Green Hill Zone, the first, and most famous, level in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game franchise.
  • Toko's school, 川端女子高校 (Kawabata Joshi Kōtō), is likely a reference to Japanese novelist Yasunari Kawabata, who was the first Japanese person to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. As 女子 is Japanese for "Girl", this would refer to Toko, a female novelist, as a "Girl Kawabata".
  • Aoi's school, あすなろ高校 (Asunaro High School), is likely a reference to the Thujopsis conifer, known as Asunaro in Japan. 
  • Junko's school, グンマ県立渋谷高校 (Gunma Prefectural Shibutani High School), is a reference to real-world school Gunma Prefectural Chuo Secondary School which gained national attention for its specialization in English language immersion.

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair[]

The following school names were translated by @Taichinchin, based on 1.2 Reload artbook scans.

Hajime Hinata
Kodaka High School
Sonia Nevermind
In Utero School
Akane Owari
Hikarimachi Academy
Gundham Tanaka
Fazal Commerce High School

Hiyoko Saionji
Golden Light Girl's Institute
Kazuichi Soda
Toushima Industry High School
Mahiru Koizumi
Light Forest Institute
Teruteru Hanamura
Koichi Prefectural Harajuku High School

Nagito Komaeda
Spiral High School
Nekomaru Nidai
First Yokoyama High School
Peko Pekoyama
Shiranui High School
Mikan Tsumiki
Lapis Lazuli Girl's High School

Ibuki Mioda
Shiba Academy
Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu
Suzuran High School



  • Hajime's, school 小高高校 (Kodaka High School), is a reference to series creator Kazutaka Kodaka.
  • Sonia's school インユーテロ校 (In Utero School) is yet another reference to the American rock band Nirvana, specifically their third and final album In Utero.
  • Hiyoko's school, 金光女子学院 (Golden Light Girl's Institute), is possibly inspired by the real-world high school Kaneko Gakuen Junior High School ・High School, (金光学園中学校・高等学校).
  • Nekomaru's school 横山第一高校 (First Yokoyama High School) is possibly a reference to the famous Japanese sports people with the family name Yokoyama (横山).
  • Peko's school, 不知火高校 (Shiranui High School), is the same school Sakura Ogami attended.
  • Ibuki's school, 司馬学園 (Shiba Academy), is possibly inspired by the real-world high school Shiba Academy (芝中学校・芝高等学校).
  • Fuyuhiko's school 鈴乱高校 (Suzuran High School) is a reference to the high school in the Japanese action film Crows Zero.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony[]

The following school names were translated by @Trenchgun, based on Danganronpa V3 bonus gallery concert art profiles.

Kaede Akamatsu
Shining Star International High School
Rantaro Amami
Hope's Pass High School
Kokichi Oma
Imperial Capital's Imperial High School
Īdabashi Industries High School

Gonta Gokuhara
Saint Mountain Academy
Shuichi Saihara
Spring Field Academy
Tsumugi Shirogane
Lily Rose Girl's Academy
Korekiyo Shinguji
Sunset Hill High School

Tenko Chabashira
Stone College Prep High School
Kirumi Tojo
Milky Way High School
Maki Harukawa
Brave Heart Hall High School
Ryoma Hoshi
Fog Heights High School

Kaito Momota
Dodonpachi Commercial High
Himiko Yumeno
Dream Forest Girl's High
Angie Yonaga
All Kinds of Stuff High School
Miu Iruma
Shinmei Industries High School


  • Rantaro Amami's school, 望峠高校 (Hope's Pass High School) is known, but he does not wear its symbol.
  • Ryoma Hoshi's school, 霞ヶ丘高校 (Fog Heights High School), is known, but he does not wear its symbol.


  • Kaede's school, 光星国際アカデミー (Shining Star International High School), is a reference to the real-world high school Shiritsu Seisa Kokusai High School (星槎国際高等学校).
    • The school symbol for Shiritsu is also incredibly similar to Kaede's school's symbol.
  • K1-B0's school, 光星国際アカデミー (Īdabashi Industries High School), is named after his creator Professor Idabashi, and most likely is not a true high school.
  • Kokichi's school, 帝都大帝都高校 (Imperial Capital's Imperial High School), name is inspired by the word "imperial", which means "relating to an empire", which is a clear reference to Kokichi's talent Ultimate Supreme Leader.
  • Tsumugi's school, 百合薔薇女子学園 (Lily Rose Girl's Academy), is most likely named after the Japanese terms Yuri (百合), a genre of fiction of love between women, and Bara (薔薇), a genre of fiction of love between men.
  • Korekiyo's school, 夕陽ヶ丘学園 (Sunset Hill High School), is possibly a reference to the real-world high school Ōsakayūhigaoka Gakuen High School (大阪夕陽丘学園高等学校).
    • It's made even more possible this is a reference to the school as Ōsakayūhigaoka used to be a women exclusive school, and that Korekiyo has a "unique" relationship with his sister, so it's possible she attended it and he simply claims he did.
  • Kirumi's school, 天ノ川高校 (Milky Way High School), is a direct reference to the fictional high school Amanogawa High School from the Japanese drama TV series Kamen Rider Fourze.
  • Maki's school, 勇心館高校 (Brave Heart Hall High School), is possibly a reference to the song Brave Heart from the Japanese anime Digimon Adventure.
    • It's made more apparent as there is a character named Maki Himekawa (姫川 マキ Himekawa Maki) in one of the Digimon series.
  • Ryoma's school, 霞ヶ丘高校 (Fog Heights High School), is possibly inspired by the real-world school Fukuoka Kenritsu Kasumigaoka High School (福岡県立香住丘高等学校 ).
  • Kaito's school, 怒首領蜂商業高校 (Dodonpachi Commercial High), is a reference to the Japanese shooter game DoDonPachi (怒首領蜂).
    • His school's symbol also reflects this reference, as DoDonPachi translates into "Angry Leader Bee".
  • Miu's school, 神明工業高校 (Shinmei Industries High School, is a reference to Shinmei Industries (新明工業株式会社).[2]


  1. Kiyotaka Ishimaru's school information researched by @Crocus29 on Tumblr.
  2. Unlike the other Former High Schools, Miu's comes from the New Danganronpa V3 art book (Page 83) as opposed to being listed on the profiles from the art gallery within the game. It's unknown if this was an oversight.