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This article contains information and transcripts for Kaede Akamatsu's Ultimate Talent Development Plan events.

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Hope's Peak Academy...how exciting. I hope I can make lots of friends. I'm sure I will... I feel like something wonderful is waiting for me here!


I was able to enjoy my youth making lots of friends. I had the best time in high school!

Friendship Events[]

With Byakuya Togami and Miu Iruma[]

With Byakuya Togami and Miu Iruma
You two... Who said you were allowed to share a table with me?
Huh? I can't sit here?
I can sit wherever the fuck I want! If you got a problem with it, you can fuckin' move!
Don't sully the air with your vulgar words.
Awwww, is my hot body making your glasses fog up!?
Did you not hear me? You're unspeakably vulgar.
Well I guess it takes one to know one, fuckface.
...What did you call me?
You think comin' out of a rich dude's ballsack makes you better than me, an actual genius!?
H-Hey, you guys! Don't fight here!
Impossible. Someone like her would never be able to fight me on equal terms.
Yeah! Don't compare me to this four-eyed fucktard, Kaediot! I'm leagues above him!
Miu...do you want me on your side or not?
Hurry up and disappear. The two of you are wasting my valuable time.
What, even me!? That was totally unexpected!
Fuck you, Byakuya! You think I'll just let you off the hook for wasting my valuable time!?
Are you trying to extort me or something? You utterly disgusting woman.
Ergh! Disgusting woman!?
Ah, geez...Miu's gone all weird again.
I-It's not like I secretly enjoy it when someone talks shit to me!
I'm sorry, Byakuya...
...I hate that I've gotten used to reactions like that.
A-And now you're both ignoring me! This ain't half bad...!

With Shuichi Saihara[]

With Shuichi Saihara
Shuichi...do you have a minute?
Sure. What's wrong?
Well, I'm gonna be performing a piano recital at a pretty big hall next month.
So...if you don't mind, may I give this to you?
A ticket...?
Yeah, I'd be happy if you came.
Oh, but if you're too busy, you don't have to go out of your way to see it!
No, I'll definitely go! I want to see you.
Huh? S-See me? Not my piano performance?
Yeah, I want to see you play the piano. Did I say something strange?
Oh, that's what you meant...
Don't worry about it... Feel free to come watch me perform.
This will be my first classical concert... I'm so excited to see your performance!
Ah, what should I wear? My school uniform?
That's totally fine! You'll be sitting down for a while, so you should wear comfortable clothes. Feel free to ask me anything! I know it's a bit nerve-wracking since it's your first time.
Okay, I might have some more questions for you after school tomorrow...
Alright! Just ask me anything!
I will.
Ah, I forgot to thank you. Thank you for inviting me, Kaede.
No problem! I hope you enjoy yourself. I have a lot of songs that I want you to hear, Shuichi.

With Ibuki Mioda and Sayaka Maizono[]

With Ibuki Mioda and Sayaka Maizono
Ooohh! Kaede, Sayaka! Good morn-morn-morning!
Good morning, Ibuki.
Kyaaa! A perfect smile for the morning! Smiling like that for free would even affect inflation!
Morning. You're super excited as usual.
For the three of us to gather here... We were attracted by the aura of a musical revolution!
A musical revolution...?
Ultimate Pianist... Ultimate Pop Sensation... And the Ultimate Musician! But all three of us are totally unique, and we clash with each other's music... It'll be like putting rice, pasta, and Chinese dim sum on one plate! A musical clusterfuck!
That's a combination of dishes no one would order together...
But I was thinking it'd be nice to collaborate together. Like be in a music video with Ibuki, or sing in a concert with Kaede on the piano.
Oh, that sounds fun. It'd be a good opportunity for us to spread our music to everyone, too!
Tahaaaa! Our dream is growing and spreading-ding-ding!
But going back to what Ibuki said... Our genre of music is totally different from each other's!
That's true... Kaede focuses on classical music and Ibuki is a guitarist of an all-girls band...
And, and, and! Sayaka has the center lead in her idol group!
We'd end up breaking up before we even get the chance to play together! That'd be horrible!
Ugigigi...but the hype would go through the roof if we worked together!
Instead of trying to kill each other's music and do things we're not particularly skilled in... I think it'd be best if we try to synchronize our music with what we're good at.
Well, I can only play the piano...
I agree with Kaede! I'll sing, Kaede will play the piano, and...
I, Ibuki Mioda, will be in charge of lyrics and composition!
Do you think this will turn out okay?
...I can sorta guess what'll happen next.

With Chihiro Fujisaki and Maki Harukawa[]

With Chihiro Fujisaki and Maki Harukawa
*sob* What should I do...?
Huh? Chihiro?
Oh... Kaede, Maki...
What's the matter!? Why are you crying!? Did something happen!? Did you trip!?
...I don't think she'd crying from tripping.
S-Sorry for making you guys worry...
No, it's fine! If you don't mind, can you tell us what happened?
I found a small bird injured by the dorms... I wanted to treat it, but it died so suddenly... I thought maybe I could've saved it if I took it to Gundham right away...that's why I'm sad...
I see...
Is that something to cry about? It's not like it was your fault.
Hey, Maki! Watch what you say!
And Gundham isn't a vet, either... You don't know if he could've saved it or not.
You're...right... But when I thought about how it probably wanted to fly more, I just started crying...
You're so nice, Chihiro...
I don't think you should be crying over that, though...
But...I do think it's fortunate it had someone to cry for it.
Kaede, Maki... Thank you.
That reminds me, what are you doing here?
Um...I was thinking about making a grave for the bird.
Ah...but I probably shouldn't bury it at school without permission, right?
Yeah, probably... Even if you did make a grave here, someone might step on it.
I think this is something you should talk to Gundham about, don't you think?
He seems to know a lot about giving proper burials to animals.
I see... You're right.
Come on, let's go. He should be taking care of the animals right now.
You're going to come with me, Maki?
...What? Would you prefer it if I didn't?
N-No...it's not that.
Oh, were you just surprised?
You know, Chihiro... Maki may seem edgy on the outside, but she's actually very sincere.
...You don't need to come with us, Kaede.
Why!? I only said the truth!
I'm going too, Chihiro!
Thank you, both of you...
I can't just leave a crybaby like you alone. That would leave a bad taste in my mouth...

With Izuru Kamukura[]

With Izuru Kamukura
...Are you done playing piano for now?
Eh!? H-How long have you been here!?
Since you began playing Chopin's Şablon:İmp...
I see...I didn't notice that at all. You should've said something sooner.
Oh, so you know Farewell Waltz. It's so pretty! But it's so tragic, it makes my chest hurt! I'm sure plenty of people have heard this song before, but not many know it's by Chopin. Do you enjoy music a lot? Ummm...your name is...?
I am called...Izuru Kamukura.
You're called...?
And you?
Oh, I'm Kaede Akamatsu. I'm the Şablon:İmp.
So, do you like music, Izuru?
Singing, Instruments, writing lyrics and music... I can do all those sorts of things.
Whoaaa, that's amazing! Then can you play the piano, too?
With ease.
W-Wow... Well, everyone calls me Piano Freak, but I'm curious if you can play better than me!
If you don't mind, I'd like to hear you play.
You want to hear me play right now?
Can you? I mean, you already heard me play!
If that's what you wish, then I don't mind.
Wow...that was amazing. That was such a stunning performance.
Are you dissatisfied?
No, nothing like that. Thanks for playing for me.
Your technique was incredible... You played all the difficult parts like they were nothing. Your rhythm and everything was perfect... It was a beautiful performance, but...
So you are dissatisfied.
I'm not dissatisfied... What do you think of when you play the piano, Izuru?
What do you want to deliver to the audience? Do you want them to feel anything?
Not particularly.
Huh? N-Nothing? Even though you can play so well?
Then...what did you think of my performance earlier?
It was close to perfection. Your talent would be clear to anyone.
Um...that's not what I meant...
Ah, geez! It's hard for me to critique other people's performances!
But...I was thinking how you could do so much more. If you have this much talent, you could deliver any kind of emotion through music.
Even if I were to do that...the outcome would be predictable.
So you think you don't need to do it, because you can predict it? I think differently.
Hey, Izuru...if you want, would you like to come hear me play again?
Um...I have a lot of things I want to tell you...
But instead of using words, I think it'd be faster if I used the piano.
If you're able to smile from my performance, then that'd be great. Is that okay?
I don't feel it necessary to nod.
A simple "okay" would've been enough!
Geez...well, whatever. I don't wanna force you or anything...
But whenever you feel like it, come visit me... I play the piano everyday, so...
Well, I have plenty of time... So I'll consider it.

Seasonal Events[]

Sports Festival[]

Today is the sports festival... You finished your events, so you decided to cheer!
Which event will you cheer for?
Girls volleyball seems fun to watch!
Wow, the other team has Sakura! But it looks like my class is working hard, too...
Oh, it's Kaede! Did you come to cheer us on!? Thank you so much... Girls are the best! Now, I'm really pumped up!
Tenko, I see power in your eyes.
I haven't lost yet... Uuuooooohhhhhhh!!!
Oh, this is so intense! This reminds me of Chopin's Şablon:İmp!
Alright... Do your best, everyone!
You chanted fiery cheers that matched the intensity of the heated match!
Maybe I'll cheer for the soccer team!
Oh, Kaede! Here to cheer for me?
My race just ended. But I'm glad I can cheer you on for the second half of your game.
Cheering on your weary classmates... Impressive! I will also encourage my friends!
We don't have any athletes on our team, so I dunno if we can win...
But we're gonna do our best! Cheer loud for us!
You chanted fiery cheers to everyone!
Shuichi will be playing table tennis...
Kaede...did you come to cheer me on?
My event just ended. Oh wait, did yours already end too?
Hmph... Disappointed you couldn't see Shuichi's victory?
Th-That's not what I meant! Obviously, I just wanted to see how well you did!
Ah, I don't know if I was very impressive out there...but thank you for coming.
You were thanked, even though you couldn't send him any cheers...

School Festival[]

Today is the school festival... Obviously, you've decided to perform a piano recital!
It's almost time to go up on stage. What kind of musical piece will you play?
I'll play an exciting musical piece
I'm starting to enjoy performing a lot more... I feel I haven't played enough, though.
Kaede, Kaede, Kaede! I heard your performance! You were super rockin'!
Oh, Ibuki! You came!
I'm a little nervous to hear what the Şablon:İmp thinks of my music...
I play a totally different genre, but...your piano performance rocked my very soul!
I wanna jump on stage now and et 'er rip! I feel like my guitar can shoot fire!
It seems like Ibuki enjoyed it a lot!
I'll play a soothing musical piece
Phew... Just as I thought... No, probably even better.
Ah, Kaede...um...
Huh? Chihiro, what's the matter? Why are you crying!?
Oh, this... I was just so moved by your performance...
I don't know much about classical music...but I was really touched!
My chest felt all warm and fuzzy... And then...um...
Sorry...I can't describe it that well.
It's okay. Seeing you smile is the best compliment I can receive.
Yeah. I perform so I can see people smile like you, Chihiro.
Was that...a cheesy thing to say?
No...I thought it was wonderful.
Chihiro's smile made you happy!
I'll play a melancholic musical piece
I wonder if I performed well enough... I want all those people who listened to me smile.
Kaede...that was a beautiful performance!
Huh, Usami? Were you listening?
Of course. I've been looking forward to everyone's exhibits and performances.
Your piano performance made so many people happy. I'm so touched!
It makes me happy you enjoyed it, Usami. Music can truly teach anyone's heart.
I completely agree. I hope you'll let me hear you play piano again!
Yeah, of course. I always want people to hear me play.
Even Usami enjoyed your performance! What an exciting discovery!


Your last winter at the academy...and you're performing at Sayaka's Christmas concert! You feel nervous to perform on an unfamiliar stage. What will you do before the show starts?
I should talk to someone to calm myself
Kaede, thank you for waiting for me.
Shuichi... Sorry for calling you so suddenly. I still have a lot of time before the concert starts, but I'm really anxious right now.
Don't worry about it. If you'd like, you can talk to me about it. I'm actually a little surprised that you're anxious. You've done so many performances...
Of course, I'm nervous! I'm about to perform onstage with a nationally recognized pop star! And I'm playing original songs that I arranged myself.
This is a huge deal! What if Sayaka's fans hate it...?
I see. That does sound intimidating... But, Kaede...I'm really looking forward to hearing it.
And I'm a little bit nervous too. This is my first pop concert...
You're coming with Kaito and Maki, right? You'll be fine.
Oh, yeah... If you feel like it, do you wanna go eat somewhere after the concert?
Oh, well, Kaito said that they were going home right after the concert...
Huh? Um...what about you, Shuichi?
If it's...okay with you...I could stay behind. I know I'll want to talk about the concert.
I see...then do you wanna go somewhere with just the two of us?
Yeah, absolutely.
O-Oh god... Now, I'm even more nervous.
Hm? Are you okay?
I-I'm okay! I'm nervous, but...I'll definitely do my best now... Um, so...look forward to tonight, okay? I'm sure Sayaka will do great on stage, but I'll make sure this will be the best performance.
You headed to the Christmas concert with newfound courage!
Maybe I'll meet up with Sayaka a bit earlier
Kaede, are you ready yet?
Yeah, I'm ready. I'm gonna go a little early since I have rehearsal, too.
Once again, thank you so much for participating in our concert.
No, it's my pleasure! Thank you for such an amazing opportunity. I feel like there'd be a lot of people who don't listen to classical music at your concert...
...so I'm excited that they'll get the chance to listen to piano compositions.
I'm so glad you said that. I'm also excited to hear you play, Kaede. Ever since you were named my co-star, our concert together is all I've thought about.
Wow... You're so cool and composed, and I'm worrying like it's my first ever recital.
I know I shouldn't be feeling stage fright right now, but...
You don't have to worry too much. I'm sure our fans will cheer us on, no matter what. I'll just be happy if you have a good time onstage with me.
Yeah...you're right. That's what's really important, isn't it? Then I'm gonna have a blast doing this. Let's put on a great show together!
Yes! Let's give our audience a show to remember!
You headed to the Christmas concert with newfound excitement!
Oh yeah, I forgot to invite someone
Oh, there you are. Are you free tonight, Usami?
Tonight? I'm free earlier in the evening... Why?
Then...will you come watch Sayaka's Christmas concert?
Cuz...I'll be playing piano at her concert tonight.
Whaaat? And you're inviting me?
Well, I never expected to invite a stuffed animal to a concert...
...but I know you've enjoyed my performances before.
Oh, um...if you sit with the general audience, you might scare them... So you might have to listen from wing, but...if you're okay with that, I'd love if you came.
O-Of course I'll come! Lucky me! I get to see you and Sayaka put on an excellent and inspiring show together!
Nuhhh...I'm so happy to be invited... I'm already tearing up...
No way...you're exaggerating. Well, I'm glad you're happy.
...Your audience increased by one tiny person! (Well, not a person, but y'know what I mean!)

Appearances in Seasonal Events for Other Characters[]

With Ibuki Mioda[]

Your last winter at the academy... Today's your Christmas party with your classmates!
Your heart is already partying and you're as psyched up as you can possibly be!
But the actual party won't start for a while... You can't stay still...what do you do?
Share my overflowing energy with someone!
Kaede! Kaede! I came to share my energy with you before you get on stage!
Because today is the commemorative first collab between Sayaka and Kaede!
Oh, Ibuki... Aw, even though you can't make it to the hall, you're here to cheer me on instead.
Well, of course! It's you and Sayaka's collaboration!
There's no way I'd miss it! Yaaaaaahooo!
Huh? But I thought your class was having a Christmas party tonight...
I'll go mach speed to the concert and then back to the party at lightning speed!
I might miss it when they break out the cake, but I just gotta check this concert out!
I see...thank you. Alright, you guys are gonna hear the best performance today!
I'm excited! I'm gonna headbang real hard!
Um...you probably shouldn't get *that* excited. The main piece is a piano ballad...
...With more exciting plans ahead of you, you managed to get even more pumped up!

With Kaito Momota[]

Today is the fall school festival... You're going to help set up the stage! Since you're already here, you may as well check out a show afterwards. What looks interesting?
Can't miss Kaede's recital
Oh, Kaede! You're almost up, huh?
Huh...? You came by yourself, Kaito?
Yeah, my bad. Shuichi's not here yet, but he's on his way.
I-I didn't mean it like that!
It's just...I'm a little surprised you came to listen to classical music.
Hey, of course I'd come. You're the one playing, so there's no way I'd miss it.
I know you're gonna do great! As far as I'm concerned, you're the best pianist out there! Be confident and knock their socks off. I'll be watching from the seats!
Hahaha, thanks. That's so Kaito of you.
Alright, you're gonna hear the best performance! Let me know what you think after I'm done!
...Shuichi arrived before it began and the two of you listened to Kaede's performance!

With Kirumi Tojo[]

Today is the sports festival... Your team has requested that you win the relay race. In order to fulfill the request, which runner should you be?
I will support everyone as the first runner
If I gain a significant lead against the other teams, I will inspire my teammates.
Wow, you're in first place, Kirumi! I need to do my best, so I don't fall behind!
Kaede, the baton!
Thanks, Kirumi! I'll make sure to keep us in first place!
...You maintaned a good lead against the other team

With Maki Harukawa[]

Today is the sports festival... You were forced to be captain of the basketball team.
It's an unavoidable hassle... That being said, what's your strategy going in?
Well...I should do things at my own pace
I'm not really expecting anything, especially from the ones on my team.
...It'd be better to avoid doing anything too rash, so we don't hurt ourselves.
Maki, thanks for worrying about me... But I'll do my best today!
Yeah, I think I'll do well here. I've cosplayed as basketball manga characters a few times.
...I have no expectations of either of you.
You were able to have a pretty fun game!

With Miu Iruma[]

Your last winter at the academy... and today is Christmas Eve! Upon realizing what day it is, you've been struck by a flash of inspiration!
I gotta decorate the shit outta the dorms!
Hmm... I guess I'll decorate the walls and windows with hot pink lights!
Hey, Miu... What are you doing?
It's a present to all the lonely bastards who got no one to spend the holidays with! These lights are special! When you stare at 'em long enough while they're flickering... You start to feel really good...then...kersploosh!
Y-You can't do that! Th-That is obviously not okay!
Wh-Why? I just want them to feel good during the holidays...
I mean...yeah, this technology is amazing, but I think you're abusing it...
And I think you should show my genius a little more respect, Kaediot!
You were about to do something that'd be hard to respect!
I'm way more worthy of respect than some "Luminary of the Stars" or religous nutcase! Cuz I can invent all kinds of gadget that'll make the world grovel before me in gratitude! With my inventions, I can bring joy to the whole wide world!
Huh...? So that's what was on your mind, Miu?
Heh, of course! When you're a genius like me, you gotta use your talent for the greater good. Then again, I wouldn't expect a pleb like you to understand.
Sheesh, if you didn't have such an attitude, it'd be so much easier to respect you.
You put your decorating on hold for now...

With Rantaro Amami[]

Your last winter at the academy... You're back from your trip, but Christmas has passed. The dining hall has fewer people than usual. Should you talk to someone?
Kaede, you're looking well
Oh, Rantaro! You came back!
I was planning on coming back last week, but I missed the closing ceremony and Christmas!
It's not too late to enjoy Christmas! There's still some cake left!
Oh, a cake?
Chiaki held a party in her class yesterday. They ordered too many, so they shared with us. I saved some for you, Rantaro. You can thank me later.
You saved some for me, even though you didn't know when I'd be back...?
Yeah, well I knew you'd be back by now. You're always traveling around but...you never miss school activities, right, Rantaro? We participated in the sports festival and prepared the school festival together... And for the last three years...that's how we all spent time together...
Yea...I guess I was able to be your classmate in my own way.
Well, even if you didn't come back today, I would've eaten the cake before it went bad.
You and Kaede shared the cake that she saved for you!

With Sakura Ogami[]

Today is the fall school festival... A pop star, a fashionista, a swordmaster, martial artists... All the girls with sports and entertainment-related talents are putting on a fashion show! Unfortunately, that includes you, too... You have time before the show. What will you do?
I will enjoy the show before ours...
Phew...I think my performance went well.
Oh, Sakura. It's your turn next, right? I'm looking forward to it.
Ah! Wh-What's wrong?
Kaede... Your performance was beautiful.
Oh, I see... Thank you.
My childhood days were filled with training. I never got to appreciate entertainment. I know nothing about classical music, but your performance has moved me deeply.
R-Really!? There aren't a lot of high school kids who listen to classical music. I wanted to show everyone the charm of this amazing song, so I'm glad you enjoyed it.
It was wonderful. I would love to hear any further recommendations you have.
Oh, how about...you visit me in the music room next time? I'll play some songs and you can tell me which piece is your favorite!
You made a promise with someone unexpected!

With Shuichi Saihara[]

Today is the sports festival... All of the events so far were really exciting!
But apparently Monokuma got in everyone's way during the events...
Before the afternoon events start, let's find Monokuma and catch him!
I should corner him as quickly as possible
Huh, Shuichi? Where are you going? We're about to go on our lunch break.
Kaede...did you hear about Monokuma interrupting the events today?
Geez, he interrupted our race too, right when everyone was doing their best.
We have to find him and stop him...
Are you gonna go find Monokuma right now? What about lunch?
I'll find Monokuma quickly... I can eat later.
Um...I'm sure you'll be able to find him soon, but...
Oh yeah! You shouldn't try to do everything yourself! Get everyone else to help you!
I'll tell everyone to stop Monokuma if they see him.
Ah, but what about your lunch, Kaede?
I'll ask them, and then I'll go eat. So, you should hurry and go, too. If you don't, you won't have time to eat.
...Thank you, Kaede.
You investigated as fast as you could and caught Monokuma!

With Toko Fukawa[]

Today is the school festival... You decided to hold an exhibit to sell your novels. You thought no one understood literature, but surprise! You have a guest! It's...
I never expected a girl like you to visit...
I thought you were just a piano f-freak... You like literature as well?
To be honest, I've never read novels like yours before, but I think I'll start today, Toko.
Hmph. Even though you're an empty-headed bitch, you have good taste...
Yeah, yeah... Thanks, I guess.
You sound frustated. G-Got a problem with me, bitch?
Oh...no, I'm not that frustrated. I would just appreciate it if you stopped calling me that.
But now I'm used to it, especially since there's someone else who calls me way vulgar names.
Oh, that's right... that girl in your class is pretty vulgar...
You both thought of the same person and you were able to empathize with Kaede a bit...

With Yasuhiro Hagakure[]

Today is the summer sports festival... It's a good day to make money! Let's do some fortune telling!
Oh, it's Kaede!
Kaede...I heard that you've been highly-praised for your piano playing...
Hey, Kaede!
Huh, Hiro? It's almost lunchtime... What are you doing here?
Funny that you ask, because the Şablon:İmp is telling fortunes!
Hmmm, so you're a special fortune teller today, Hiro?
How about it, Kaede? As a special for you, first time's free!
Hahaha, that's a pretty cool service. Then, is it okay if I ask you?
Oh, ask away...but you *will* have to register on a partner site first...
But don't worry, that site is free! And you get a magazine in the mail!
Wait! I just remembered I had something else to do! Sorry, can we do this some other time?
Wha!? But it's such a good deal!
Kaede ran away from you!


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Danganronpa 1 AoiByakuyaCelestiaChihiroGenocide JackHifumiJunkoJunko (Mukuro)KiyotakaKyokoLeonMakotoMondoMonokumaSakuraSayakaTokoYasuhiro
Danganronpa 2 AkaneByakuya (Imposter)ChiakiFuyuhikoGundhamHajimeHiyokoIbukiIzuruKazuichiMahiruMikanMonomiNagitoNekomaruPekoSoniaTeruteruUsami
Danganronpa V3 AngieGontaHimikoK1-B0KaedeKaitoKirumiKokichiKorekiyoMakiMiuRantaroRyomaShuichiTenkoTsumugi