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Aoi Asahina

What I really love about sports isn't winning, ya know? It's having to fight and struggle and give it all you got to reach the top.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Aoi Asahina (朝日奈 葵), also known as Hina, 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 Swimming Pro (超高校級の「スイマー」lit. Super High School Level Swimmer).

Years later, she is a participant of the Final Killing Game featured in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School with the Future Foundation Directors.


Early Life[]

Aoi was always an extremely sporty person who loved to exercise, and participated in many team sports during her school career, including track, basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and her favorite sport: competitive swimming. Since elementary school, she broke records in every swimming contest she entered, and was chosen to become an Olympic cadet. Her younger brother Yuta was also a competitive and talented swimmer, but not - by his own admission - as talented as Aoi.

Aoi attended Asanaro High School, and was later scouted Hope's Peak Academy as part of Class 78th as the Ultimate Swimming Pro.

Killing School Life[]

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Danganronpa 1 CG - Jin Kirigiri Interview (Aoi Asahina)

During the Tragedy, Jin Kirigiri, the Headmaster of Hope's Peak Academy, planned to seal the school building and let the students live forever inside the Academy in order to protect them from the destruction. The class agreed to his plan, and they sealed the building together. The students lived peacefully inside the school building for a year without knowing that the Ultimate Despair members were already in their midst.

The students soon became forced into the killing game. As an incentive to murder in order to escape, the students were each given a DVD featuring a video from Monokuma which implied that their loved ones were in danger. Aoi's brother, Yuta, was captured by Ultimate Despair for this motive.

Aoi sometimes shared a dorm room with Sakura Ogami, because she was afraid of being alone at night after the Killing Game began, and appeared to spend the majority of her free time with her. Aoi and Sakura were key witnesses during the first trial, as they had seen Sayaka Maizono, the victim of the murder case, enter the kitchen while they were hanging out in the cafeteria. They helped Makoto Naegi deduce that Sayaka herself was the one who took the knife from the kitchen, not her killer.

Discovering Alter Ego[]

Danganronpa 1 CG - Aoi Asahina upset over the deaths

After the deaths of Chihiro and Mondo, Aoi's mental health began to decline, crying alone in her room and falling into a depression. She decided to go to the Cafeteria in search of donuts to soothe herself, but on the way there she heard strange sounds coming from the changing room near the bathhouse. Cautiously investigating the noise, she approached one of the changing room lockers, where she saw a ghostly green image of what appeared to be the recently deceased Chihiro. In fear, she screamed and fled back to her room.

Still shaken, Aoi did not attend the customary morning meeting under the guise of not feeling well. The other students, concerned about her, asked why she had been absent and she explained that she had seen Chihiro's 'spirit' wandering in the changing room. When they went to changing room to investigate Aoi's claim, they discovered that the 'spirit' Aoi had seen was in fact Alter Ego, an Artificial Intelligence program that was made by Chihiro. Alter Ego's discovery caused a rift between Hifumi and Kiyotaka which lasted several days, as both felt "ownership" over Alter Ego for various personal reasons.

Danganronpa 1 CG - Aoi Asahina cradling a dying Hifumi Yamada (6)

A few days after Alter Ego's discovery, several students were missing from the morning meeting. After searching for some time, Aoi and the others found Hifumi and Kiyotaka's bodies in the art room. With the death of two more of her classmates compounding her depression further, Aoi put Hifumi's head in her lap and began to weep. To her surprise, Hifumi regained consciousness momentarily, just long enough speak the name "Yasuhiro" before succumbing to his head wounds and passing away.

Sakura's Confession[]

Danganronpa 1 CG - Genocide Jack injuring Aoi Asahina

Shortly after Celestia Ludenberg was executed for the murders of Kiyotaka and Hifumi, Sakura, who had been forced to act as Monokuma's mole, decided that she had had enough of deceiving her friends and made up her mind to stop Monokuma's twisted games and confess to the others. Before Sakura could properly confess, however, Monokuma beat her to the punch by revealing her status as his mole. This revelation caused a major rift within the group dynamic, with most of the students pushing Sakura away, except for Aoi who tried desperately to protect Sakura from further slander. After Aoi was injured by Genocide Jack in a particularly heated confrontation, Sakura vowed to finally end things once and for all. She decided that the most unobtrusive way to go about fulfilling Monokuma's mutual killing instructions was to commit suicide; in doing so, she fulfilled his desire for a murder without harming any of her remaining friends.

Against Aoi's advice, Sakura had attempted to make peace with Yasuhiro Hagakure, Byakuya Togami, and Toko Fukawa - all of whom had turned against her when she was revealed as the mole - before she died. She had invited all of them to the Recreation Room to talk to her, which Toko and Yasuhiro accepted. However, Yasuhiro thought that she was going to kill him, leading him to injure her with a Monokuma bottle. Toko, shocked by the sight of a bloody and injured Sakura, fainted and switched to Genocide Jack, who also panicked and struck her with another Monokuma bottle. Aoi then came in the Rec Room and found a severely injured Sakura. Sakura then asked Aoi to make her a bottle of protein shake from the powder Sakura had left in the Chemistry Lab.

When she entered the Chemistry Lab Aoi immediately spotted the spilled poison on the floor, and ran back to the Rec Room as quickly as she could, realizing that Sakura was attempting to kill herself. Sadly, the door could not be opened because Sakura had jammed it with a door leaning against the door handle. From the outside, Aoi could see Sakura sitting on the chair, lifeless.

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However, Sakura's sacrifice was severely complicated when Monokuma switched her suicide note for a fake he had written personally. When Aoi received the fake note, she was led to believe that Sakura had taken her life out of despair for the hostile situation in the academy. Infuriated and heartbroken by the "confession"; and at the end of her emotional tether, Aoi attempted to frame herself as Sakura's murderer in order to get everybody killed as revenge for pushing Sakura over the edge. Her plan was foiled however as the truth was eventually revealed and Sakura's dying wish was fulfilled. Disgusted by Monokuma's deception, the remaining students united against him, vowing to find the secrets of the academy and stop the mastermind. She briefly feared that the others would turn on her for nearly getting them all killed, but the students decided to reconcile and unite their strength in order to take down the Mastermind.

Ultimate Hope[]

After some investigation by the students, the true mastermind of the killing game was deduced to be Junko Enoshima. Aoi and the other remaining survivors were shocked to learn that the 'Junko Enoshima' they met was actually Junko's twin sister, Mukuro Ikusaba, and that the world outside their walls was in a state of collapse due to The Tragedy. In particular, Aoi was crippled by the knowledge that her fellow students were longtime friends before having their memories removed; coupled with the knowledge that they were essentially killing each other over nothing, which sent her to the brink of despair.

Danganronpa 1 CG - The survivors of the Killing School Life at the door

Aoi was motivated by Makoto's words that hope is still alive, causing her to pause and consider what Sakura would say if she were still alive: "You only get stronger by taking adversity by the horns! Confront that thorny path with enthusiasm!" Realizing that Sakura would want her to move on in memory of the fallen, she decided to believe in Makoto. Along with the rest of her friends, Aoi witnessed Makoto - the newly-minted "Ultimate Hope" - managing to defeat Junko, leading to her executing herself in a special punishment. With Junko dead, the School Killing Life was finally over, and the survivors found an escape switch that would allow them to leave the academy. Aoi left the school with Sakura still on her mind, wishing her goodbye as she parted through the escape hatch, but resolving that "If we gotta say goodbye, we may as well do it with a smile on our face!".

Joining the Future Foundation[]

At some point during or after The Tragedy drove the world to near-destruction, the Future Foundation was formed by alumni of Hope's Peak Academy to both defeat Ultimate Despair and undo the damage their actions had brought upon the world. The Future Foundation came to the assistance of the Hope's Peak Academy survivors following their victory over Junko Enoshima, and Aoi and the other survivors decided to join the organization, and the Future Foundation helped them to restore their lost school memories. Aoi became a member of the 13th Branch of the Future Foundation, which was tasked with front-line food and resource distribution. Because after leaving Hope's Peak Academy students lose their Ultimate title, Aoi's new title became Former Ultimate Swimming Pro.

Meanwhile, Aoi's brother, Yuta, who had been previously been held captive after being kidnapped by the Ultimate Despair, escaped captivity, only to become a target of the Warriors of Hope. Yuta tried to escape Towa City by swimming away, but his Monokuma Bracelet exploded, killing him before he could reach the shore.

Makoto, who had become increasingly sympathetic to the Remnants of Despair after seeing the effects of despair firsthand, hatched a plan to capture the Remnants of Despair and rehabilitate them using the Neo World Program, a therapeutic virtual reality program that would hopefully reverse the brainwashing done by Junko Enoshima. Unbeknownst to Makoto, the Neo World Program was infact infected by Alter Ego Junko which instigated the Killing School Trip. Ten out of fifteen Remnants of Despair remained comatose in the immediate aftermath, and the other five opted to stay on Jabberwock Island until they could find a way to help them. A "peacekeeping squad" was dispatched by Kyosuke Munakata to Jabberwock Island on behalf of the Future Foundation to kill the survivors, because they still believed them to be dangerous and under the influence of Despair, but Byakuya's own squad saved them and transported them off of the island. It's unknown how much Aoi was involved in the plot to rehabilitate the Remnants of Despair, but given the other survivors' sympathy towards them and her later defense of Makoto, it can be assumed she was involved or supportive of the process in some capacity.

The Final Killing Game[]

Danganronpa 3 - Future Arc (Episode 01) - Makoto arriving (24)

After returning from Jabberwock Island, Makoto was charged with the crime of treason for protecting the Remnants of Despair, and suspected he himself might be member of Ultimate Despair. Aoi attended the trial as the proxy for the 13th Branch leader, greeting Makoto with her peers Kyoko and Yasuhiro when he arrived at the off-shore Future Foundation facility. Aoi protested to Kyosuke Munakata about Makoto having to be handcuffed, trying to defend him from the physical abuse. Sonosuke Izayoi stopped her by throwing a kunai in her direction, with Ruruka Ando threatening that next time she tries to defend Makoto, Sonosuke would not miss. Kyoko and Aoi were banned from seeing Makoto while he was under arrest due to the Future Foundation's suspicions that they were his accomplices. During a break in Makoto's trial, Aoi and Kyoko went to the bathroom near the meeting room. While in there, the building began quaking and Aoi grabbed the bathroom stall handle to try and balance herself. Inside the stall she found the bodies of three dead security guards. Horrified, she rushed to the boardroom to tell the other Future Foundation heads what she had found, but was overcome by sleeping gas.

The trial of Makoto had been interrupted by Monokuma and forced the Future Foundation into the Final Killing Game. Unlike previous killing games, this killing game had a different structure: every two hours, a sleeping drug would be administered though a special bracelet attached to their wrists, putting all but one of the participants to sleep. While the participants were told that at this stage one person would be kept awake and tasked with killing one other participant, infact the person who was closest to one of the red "Monokuma monitors" dotted around the facility would be awakened and forced to watch the Suicide Video that brainwashed that person to commit suicide. The bracelets on their wrists also displayed a personalized forbidden action called an NG Code; if the participant commits this forbidden action, or attempts to tamper or remove the bracelet, a lethal dose of poison would be administered. Aoi's NG Code forbid her to "be hit with a punch or kick".

Danganronpa 3 - Future Arc (Episode 02) - Monokuma Hunter (2)

The Final Killing Game was masterminded by Future Foundation chairman Kazuo Tengan, who intended the killing game to push Ryota Mitarai to broadcast his Hope brainwashing video to the world to try and eradicate Despair for good. Ryota was not originally intended to participate in the game, but his unexpected appearance at Makoto's trial meant that Kazuo had no choice but to continue with Ryota included. Little did he know, Ryota's NG Code "using your talent", prevented him from broadcasting the Hope video, because he - the Ultimate Animator - had animated it. Because of this, the killing game led to the deaths of seven members of the Future Foundation, including Kazuo himself, before Ryota could attempt to use the video.

Kill or Be Killed[]

Danganronpa 3 - Future Arc (Episode 02) - Daisaku Bandai's death (14)

Chisa Yukizome and Daisaku Bandai are very quickly the first two victims of the killing game: Chisa brainwashed to commit suicide, and Daisaku for breaking his NG Code of "witnessing violence by participants". After Daisaku's death, Kyoko managed to create a diversion which allowed Aoi, Great Gozu, and Miaya Gekkogahara to help Makoto escape from Juzo and Kyosuke, who suspected Makoto to be the traitor behind the killing game. Because Makoto's NG Code forbade Makoto from running in the hallway, Aoi carried him on her back. As they hit a dead end, Gozu smashed through the wall during a fight with Kyosuke. Aoi threw a broken fire extinguisher at Kyosuke which gave Gozu the opportunity to body slam Kyosuke into the ground, allowing Aoi, Makoto, Miaya, and Gozu to escape from Kyosuke. Gozu barricaded the door behind them, just in time for the bracelets to release the sleeping drug and start the next round of the killing game.

Danganronpa 3 - Future Arc (Episode 03) - Intro (2)

When they awoke, Makoto found blood on his hands and Aoi apparently dead with a knife lodged in her chest. However Aoi awoke and was not harmed at all: the knife was a toy, and the blood was tomato sauce. The scene had been staged by Monaca Towa, who was controlling Miaya. Instead, Gozu was dead. They were disturbed that someone had managed to get into the barricaded room. Aoi was saddened by Gozu's death, and covered his body with her jacket out of respect. Aoi, Makoto and Miaya sought out the building's intercom system. After finding it, Aoi heard someone nearby, and ran off to draw them away, followed by Miaya, and hid behind some rubble to listen to Makoto's speech over the intercom. Aoi and Miaya escaped from their hiding place after they heard an explosion. On the way, they met with Kazuo Tengan's group and Aoi gladly reunited with Kyoko. Kyosuke's voice comes from the intercom, and he explained that he had captured Makoto and is planning to execute him - Kyoko suspects this is a trap. Proceeding with a new plan, Aoi and Miaya escorted Kazuo to negotiate with Kyosuke.

Arriving at the scene, Kazuo tried to distract Kyosuke while Aoi untied the captive Makoto and helped him escape. Miaya noticed that someone has been following them and offered to stop them. Aoi didn't want her to go alone but eventually agreed to stay by Makoto's side, promising her to eat donuts together after everything came to an end. Some time later, Aoi and Makoto encountered Miaya, who had been knocked down by Juzo. Makoto insisted that Aoi should escape, but instead she grabbed a metal pipe to fight Juzo. Aoi mocked the former Ultimate Boxer for using a weapon to fight her instead of his bare fists. Aoi was in the middle of her fight with Juzo when Seiko Kimura and the reactivated Miaya interrupted it. Seeing that as a chance to escape, Aoi put Makoto on her back and fled from the scene with Miaya. The group learned that Kazuo was the third victim, killed by Kyosuke. Aoi felt increasingly frustrated that if not for her NG Code preventing her from fighting, she could try and stop the killing game. When Aoi overheard a conversation between Makoto and Komaru over Miaya's monitor, their relationship reminded Aoi of her own deceased brother.

Asahina's tears

Escaping through a hole in the wall, they encountered Kyosuke who is determined to kill them both because he still suspects Aoi and Makoto are both part of Ultimate Despair. Miaya immediately came to their aid, battling Kyosuke and giving them another chance to escape and go to find Kyoko. Aoi and Makoto reunite with Kyoko and Ryota, and the group barricades the door before the next round begins. They awake to find Kyoko dead, Kyoko having been poisoned by her bracelet for breaking her NG Code: "passing the fourth time limit with Makoto Naegi alive". Aoi breaks down in tears, with her sadness only worsening when Kyosuke transmits a message over the intercom proclaiming that Kyoko's death proved how useless Makoto's platitudes were. Makoto decided to go and speak to Kyosuke, and asked Ryota to stay with Aoi due to her being so distressed. Makoto tells Ryota that because Kyoko entrusted her hope to him, he has to stop Kyosuke. Aoi stopped crying after this statement, telling Makoto she believed in him.

Kyoko's Theory[]

Aoi found Kyoko's notebook hidden under her body, where Kyoko had concluded who has been killing the victims of the killing game: themselves, brainwashed into suicide by a video playing on the monitors. To test Kyoko's theory, Makoto instructed Kyosuke to tie him up facing one of the monitors - he believes he won't be susceptible, due to refusing to give up on hope, and his promise to go rescue Komaru when the killing game was over. Aoi and the other remaining participants are knocked out by the sleeping drug.

Tengan admitted his crime

When they awoke, Makoto confirmed that the monitors broadcast a despair brainwashing video. Aoi shattered the monitor, finding a knife hidden behind it. Aoi and the others learn from Kyosuke that other than himself, Kazuo was the only other person with authority to install equipment in the building, leading her and the others to the conclusion that Kazuo was most likely the mastermind behind the Final Killing Game. Juzo then proceeded to the power room and turned off all switches, de-activating the bracelet and monitors, and free the surviving participants from the game.

Hope Video[]

Ryota revealed that Junko had been using his anime technique to spread Despair with brainwashing videos, but was interrupted by a message from the deceased Kazuo before he could elaborate. The group learned that Kazuo may have been a Remnant of Despair as he admitted to setting up the Final Killing Game. Ryota collapsed to the floor, in anguish over being betrayed but Aoi tried to be optimistic, saying the wristbands are removed so they are free of the game, now they can look to the future. Ryota expressed that he couldn't run away, not as he did back when Junko used him for his techniques to create the Despair Video. This time, he had to fight by showing everyone the opposite video of Despair Video, the Hope Video. As he began to walk away, Aoi rushed in front of him, convincing him to reconsider his choices, as Makoto and she felt that a hope video would only force people to believe in hope rather than changing their attitude by themselves.

Asahina restrained Naegi

Ryota showed Aoi his Hope Video, brainwashing her to follow his command. He told her to restrain Makoto and she did as commanded; to Makoto's anger, Ryota was able to get away. The Future Foundation's rescue squad, who had also been put into a brainwashed state under Ryota's control, found Aoi and Makoto and attempt to fire at them. Makoto pleaded with Aoi to run, but she was still under Ryota's influence and continued to restrain him. They were rescued by Kyosuke, who knocked the soldiers to the ground. Aoi was finally able to break free of her brainwashed state, and the three hatched a plan to stop Ryota. Kyosuke drew the rescue squad's attention while Aoi and Makoto ran through the halls to find Ryota, but Aoi was shot in the leg, forcing Aoi and Makoto to hide. Makoto helped to bandage Aoi's wounded leg and then reluctantly leaves her to try and stop Ryota. He is cornered by the Future Foundation's rescue squad, only to be rescued by Yasuhiro and Byakuya.

Rescue and The Future[]

Three girls working hard

Yasuhiro and Byakuya come to Aoi's aid, tying fresh bandages around her leg, and Aoi learns that they were saved by Class 77-B, the former Remnants of Despair. Makoto later met up with the group in a tent, and Byakuya explained that Class 77-B had broadcast a fake message of despair to the world taking credit for the Final Killing Game so that the Future Foundation will still have a positive reputation to the outside world. The Class 77-B set off for Jabberwock island by boat, and Aoi and Yasuhiro both waved them off warmly. Several months after the Final Killing Game was over, Makoto became the principal of a newly re-built Hope's Peak Academy, which he was assisted in setting up by Aoi and the other survivors.

Real Fiction[]

In Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, it is alleged by the mastermind Tsumugi Shirogane that the entire Danganronpa franchise is fictional in-universe; a series of games, anime, and later live-action dramas performed actors. In particular, Tsumugi, who is the Ultimate Cosplayer, claims she is only able to cosplay fictional characters (breaking out into a bright pink rash whenever she tries to cosplay a real person), and the fact she is able to cosplay as the whole cast of Danganronpa characters including Aoi Asahina is used as evidence to support her claim that all of the cast are fictional. However, due to a number of holes in Tsumugi's story which make her an unreliable narrator, whether or not she was telling the truth is deliberately left up to the player's interpretation; as a result, it is up to the player whether they believe Aoi's story within the Danganronpa series was real, or a fictional story written by Team Danganronpa and performed by an actor.

Creation and Development[]

Aoi Asahina Beta Designs 1

Aoi was originally designed to be a much younger looking character, a "younger sister" type, until it was decided to change her base concept to that of a "dark-skinned sports girl" to differentiate her from Chihiro. As a generally positive character with a cheerful outlook and deep sense of loyalty to her friends, her role in the cast was intended to be a type of tranquilizer or source of comfort and cheer during difficult situations for the other characters.

Despite her title of swimmer, Aoi is talented at all kinds of sports, which is why her outfit doesn't reflect her title specifically but rather that she's a generally athletic person. Aoi is notably the only student in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc whose outfit doesn't reflect their previous school's uniform; instead her shoes and shorts show the Monokuma eye symbol present on the Hope's Peak Academy school crest. Aoi's design was strongly influenced by the personal tastes of producer Yoshinori Terasawa, who kept requesting alterations to her design, such as making her curvaceous. Her initial clothing design included her wearing a skirt, but this was changed to hotpants at the personal request of Terasawa, making Aoi the only female character in the Danganronpa games series who does not wear a skirt.[7]

In the original Japanese, Aoi's full name is written as 朝日奈葵. 葵, the kanji for her given name, is the kanji for the hollyhock flower but is also a homonym for the Japanese word for the color blue, 青い (aoi), representing her love of swimming. Her family name Asahina is written as 朝日奈, comprising of the kanji for "morning" (朝), "sun" (日) and 奈, a kanji most associated with the word 奈落 (naraka), meaning hell, or rock bottom. Thus her surname can be read to mean "the sunny morning even in the worst circumstances".

Alternate Fates[]

School Mode and Ultimate Talent Development Plan exist in two separate alternate universes where Aoi still attends Hope's Peak Academy, but no students are in peril. As they are alternate universes, these events are non-canonical, but because Aoi's personality is unchanged, backstory information shared by her in these events is considered questionably or dubiously canonical rather than fully non-canonical.

Free Time Events are also considered somewhat questionably canonical due to the nature of how Free Time Events are accessed (in that some characters' Free Time Events cannot be fully completed during the course of the canon game storyline due to limitations on the number of interactions you can have with them during one playthrough, and thus can only be accessed after they have canonically died either through a second playthrough or via School Mode). However, due to Free Time Events being largely experienced during the canon game storyline, Free Time Events are more grounded in canon than School Mode and Ultimate Talent Development Plan and are largely considered canon by the majority of players.

Bad End[]

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During Chapter 5 of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, if the player chooses to call out Kyoko Kirigiri's lie, it triggers a non-canonical bad ending in which Kyoko is executed. After Kyoko's execution, there is "never a single murder at Hope's Peak Academy ever again". The remaining survivors: Aoi, Byakuya, Makoto and Yasuhiro live peacefully inside the school for the rest of their days, with Aoi having the children of Byakuya, Makoto and Yasuhiro.

Unused Execution[]

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As such, this information is based on fan-contributed translation.

In the Danganronpa Visual Fanbook, there is a description of executions for all of the characters who did not have one. Aoi's execution is called Water Illusion Show and described as the following:

"Asahina is put into a water tank. Above the tank, Monokuma appears dressed as a magician and waves his staff. A curtain falls, then raises again with a drum roll. Sharks appear in the tank, surrounding Asahina. Monokuma waves his staff once again, and the curtain falls. As the drum rolls and the curtain rises, Asahina has disappeared - she has been eaten by the sharks."

This unused execution seems to parallel or have inspired the murder of Ryoma Hoshi in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, who was eaten by piranhas on the stage of Himiko Yumeno's magic show.

Other Alternate Fates[]

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The Danganronpa 3 box set included a feature detailing an alternate ending of Danganronpa called Danganronpa Another End which ultimately never made it out of the development phase. In this ending, all of the students escape, at the cost of giving up their talent forever. In Aoi's ending, she decides to open up a donut shop called "Asahina Donuts".

Aoi also escapes Hope's Peak in the novel Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc IF, but in this version all her classmates survived.


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At the beginning of the Killing School Life in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Aoi appears to be young high school-aged teenager, but due to the memory loss she is two years older than she believed, closer to her late teens or early 20s.

Danganronpa 3 - Fullbody Profile - Aoi Asahina

Aoi is (160 cm) 5'3", making her the shortest female in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and weighs around 50kg with a lean but curvaceous build. She has brown skin, blue eyes, and wears her brown hair in a very high curled ponytail accessorized with a paperclip-style barrette. She wears Hope's Peak Academy-branded blue dolphin hotpants and green sneakers, a white tank top, and a red tracksuit jacket with white piping and her previous high school's logo on the chest. She wears knee-length white socks, a red knee brace over her right knee, a band-aid on her left knee. While swimming, she wears a typical high school girl blue swimsuit with her last name in kanji on the front.

After leaving Hope's Peak Academy and joining the Future Foundation, Aoi wears a modified version of the Foundation's standard female business suit uniform, wearing a green tie and shorts instead of a skirt. Under her suit jacket and dress shirt, she wears a white tank top. She still wears her hair in a ponytail, but it is considerably longer indicating her hair has grown over the years.


Aoi is a warm, cheerful, upbeat, and outgoing girl who is friendly and welcoming towards everyone she meets, trying to make friends with everybody and include them in her activities. Aoi can be quite air-headed and forgetful, relying on the memory trick of writing peoples' names three times on her hand in order to remember them - a trick she also taught to her brother, Yuta. Due to being quite air-headed she can be easily manipulated by others and jump to conclusions or take them at face value, often being one of the few to fall for killers' tricks and misdirection during Class Trials. Aoi is an extremely athletic person and considers it an absolutely fundamental part of herself, using it as an important coping mechanism in her daily life and feeling like she "might die" if she can't exercise. Although Aoi is a star athlete in the running to become an Olympic swimmer, Aoi is insecure that being athletic, which is seen as quite a masculine activity, makes her undesirable to others and might lead to her never finding love. She's also concerned that her extreme sweet tooth, particularly her love of eating donuts, is going to make her fat.

Her positive attitude is truly challenged by the events of the Killing Game, and it fundamentally changes her outlook on the world and her relationships. She is extremely loyal to her friends to such a degree that when they are harmed it shatters her ability to emotionally cope. She very nearly falls into despair during the events of the Killing School Life, as the emotional snowball of the continuous deaths compounded her sadness exponentially, crying alone in her room in the evenings and frequently comfort eating. This came to a breaking point after the death of Sakura Ogami, where she felt so hopeless that she was willing to get herself and the other survivors killed to avenge the death of her closest friend who had been shunned by the rest of the group. It took the support of her other classmates and learning that Sakura had sacrificed herself to try and save the others for path to recovery to begin.

Aoi very quickly gravitated towards Sakura as a fellow athlete, and the two formed a very strong bond, spending the majority of their free time together and becoming very protective towards each other. She also became extremely close to Makoto Naegi, whose ability as the Ultimate Hope was vital in her path to recovery both during the Killing School Life and when she was emotionally tested once more by being thrown into the Final Killing Game. Aoi was very effected by Makoto's strong and unwavering belief in the power of hope and friendship, and in her darkest moments during both the Killing School Life and Final Killing Game he was able to bring her back from the brink and believe that the future was worth living for to honor the memory of the friends they lost along the way.

Talent and Abilities[]

Ultimate Swimming Pro[]

Danganronpa 1 Aoi Asahina English Game Introduction

Aoi's athleticism is a core aspect of her personality and sense of self, and she participates in multiple sports including track, basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and her favorite sport: competitive swimming. Aoi is a young Olympic cadet who aims to win a Gold Medal for swimming at a future Olympic games. Her younger brother Yuta, also a very strong swimmer, admits that Aoi is a better swimmer than him. By her own admission Aoi spends nearly all of her time training and trying to improve her fitness in some way, including wearing shorts all year round - even in winter - to build up her resistance to sickness, and practising the self-healing technique known as Kanpu masatsu.

For Aoi, her love of sports doesn't come from her desire to win, but for the love of competing and striving to be better herself. In her own words: "What I really love about sports isn't winning, ya know? It's having to fight and struggle and give it all you got to reach the top. It's that excitement, that fear that you might suffer a heartbreaking loss. When you finally reach that goal, it's just...lonely. It's lonely at the top, ya know? So that's why I want to push myself as hard as possible when it comes to swimming. I want to aim for the very highest mountaintop!"

Due to her fitness and athleticism, Aoi is capable of holding her own in a fight if necessary, as was shown when she engaged in a fight with Juzo Sakakura. She was able to dodge most of his attacks despite being unarmed, and even pinned his weapon to the ground. She is also much stronger than her small frame suggests, able to run at top speed for long periods of time while carrying the 52kg weight of Makoto Naegi on her back during the Final Killing Game. She was also able to move a large piece of furniture that both Makoto and Ryota Mitarai could not budge even with their combined strength.

Ultimate Swimming Pro official translations in other languages
Language Talent Translation
日本語 Japanese 超高校級の「スイマー」 Super High School Level Swimmer
中文(臺灣) Chinese (Trad) 超高校級的“游泳選手” Super High School Level Swimmer *
中文 Chinese (Simp) 超高校级的“游泳选手” Super High School Level Swimmer *
français French La Nageuse Ultime The Ultimate Swimmer *
Ancienne Ultime Nageuse Former Ultimate Swimmer *
Deutsch German Super-Schwimmerin Super Swimmer *
Ehemalig: Super-Highschool-Schwimmerin Former: Super Highschool Swimmer *
italiano Italian Super Nuotatrice Liceale Super High School Level Swimmer *
español Spanish (Spain) Super Estudiante de Instituto Nivel: Nadadora Super High School Student Level: Swimmer *
Supernadadora de bachillerato Super High School Swimmer *
nci Spanish (México) Súper estudiante nadadora Super Swimmer Student *
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) Súper nadadora de secundaria Super High School Nadadora *
polski Polish Super Pływaczka Super Swimmer *
português do Brasil Portuguese Nadadora Supercolegial Super High School Swimmer *

Free Time Events & Bonus Mode Guides[]

The links below are full transcripts and indepth guides for Aoi Asahina's relationship routes in Free Time Events, School Mode, Ultimate Talent Development Plan, and Danganronpa S Development Mode, including her MonoMono Machine Present preferences and most effective dialogue options.

DR1 Present 109 Aoi's Undergarments Danganronpa 1 School Mode Trip Ticket Aoi Asahina School Mode Pixel Icon (1) DRS Development Icon
Free Time Events School Mode Ultimate Talent
Development Plan
Danganronpa S
Development Mode


Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (English)


  • "Everyone just calm down! Listen, why don't we all go around and introduce ourselves?"
  • "Heya! I'm Aoi Asahina! But my friends just call me Hina. 'Sup?"
  • "You don't know? If you wanna remember someone's name, you gotta write it on your hand three times!"

Chapter 1:

  • "Well for now, let's forget all that silly junk about murderers or whatever. Now that we know the rules, let's start exploring the school!"
  • "I feel like I could just cry... But no, I have to hold it in! I have to manage my hydration...!"
  • "We're picking up where we left off yesterday. I'm really hopin' we find something today! If we do, I'll be sure to let everyone know ASAP!"
  • "It's okay! Everything's absolutely, positively, one hundred percent without a doubt gonna be okay! Cuz help's gonna be here, I'm sure of it!"
  • "We just hafta do it, I guess... What other choice do we have?"
  • "I-I'm still pretty freaked out, but...I'll try."
  • "I hate this...but still, we don't have a choice. We have to figure out who did it. Or else we're all dead..."
  • "On the other hand, two people becoming good friends, then one killing the other is a classic drama setup. So when you consider everything together... ...I honestly have no idea."

Chapter 2:

  • "M-Makoto... Hey, cheer up! Getting depressed isn't gonna help anything, right? If we all work together, I'm sure we'll find a way out of here! So everyone just...try and cheer up and get back on track!"
  • "B-But...if we work together against the mastermind, nobody'll have any reason to do something like that!"
  • "Ahh, I'm beyond excited right now! I can't wait to dive in! In fact, I'm gettin' kinda mad thinking about it!"
  • "How come! When you're in a funk, there's nothing better than a good swim to pull you out of it!"
  • "Sakura's really awesome, ya know? If she really wanted to... ...she could tear this door to shreds!"
  • "There's something totally messed up with you if you can laugh at a time like this!"
  • "Do we really gotta do another investigation...? Examining the corpse of one of our friends... Having to suspect all our *other* friends... I hate this... I can't take it anymore!"
  • "Huh? You're gonna talk to her, Byakuya? Wow, I guess you can be nice when you want to!"
  • "There's two things I'm sure God created—outer space, and donuts!"
  • "Maybe she was used to guys spoiling her. The law says you can't judge a book by its cover, right?"
  • "Our lives are all on the line..."
  • "Yeah, all we need right now is any kinda new info."
  • "You're completely insane, you know that? A game? One of our friends is dead! Do you realize that!?"

Chapter 3:

  • "I know I shouldn't cry... But... I've had enough. I can't take it anymore. Getting out of here...anytime soon... ... It's...impossible. I can't let myself think about...how much I want to get out of here. If I keep thinking like that, I might decide to... ....Donuts. I need to eat some donuts...! That'll cheer me up! Glazed donuts, twisty donuts, jelly donuts, cream-filled, donut holes, malasadas...! O god of donuts! I'm praying for a wonderful encounter!"
  • "Please, forgive me for breaking the nighttime rule... But right now, for me...donuts are absolutely necessary...!"
  • "Y-Yeah... I ate a few donuts, and that really helped a lot."
  • "Don't compare what happened to me to one of your stupid delusions!"
  • "I can't even imagine how it must feel to lose your "other self"..." (After Alter Ego learned his Master's death)
  • "Isn't it awesome!? I ended up doing something totally awesome, right!?" (About her being the one who discover Alter Ego)
  • "So when you wanna say something mean, *then* you can talk, huh?"
  • "Yeah, that's right! We're not gonna lose to you ever again!"
  • "B-But... There's no way we'd kill each other for money!"
  • "Th-There's nothing to worry about, right? Nobody would kill a friend...for money, right?"
  • "Okay, then we can do something in the rec room! I'm not good at much, but I do know how to play Othello! I'm not very good at that either, though. I don't like to think when I'm playing, so..."
  • "I can't take this anymore... I don't want anyone else to die!"
  • "H-Hold on... How can you be so...so calm...? I mean, they're *dead*, ya know!? Dead! Gone forever! They're never coming back! Awful... This is all just too awful! Wh-Who would do this...? Why...? WHYYY!?" (About Kiyotaka and Hifumi)
  • "Even if that's true, you must be one dumb fish to bite every piece of bait that floats in front of you."
  • "How can human life mean so little to you...?"
  • "Good luck, Makoto! Girls like her are total pushovers when you show a little backbone!"

Chapter 4:

  • "Okay! In that case, let's eat till we pass out! Well, cuz look how scary everyone looks! It's gotta be cuz you're all fighting on empty stomachs, right? If you fill your belly, I'm sure you'll all cheer up! So, let's eat! Let's fry up some fish and donuts and eat till we can't stand up!"
  • "Yeah, yeah! Think happy thoughts! Not deathy thoughts!"
  • "I can't tell if you're for the occult or against it. You stink of stupidity..."
  • "This is amazing! It's a gold mine! Ahh, my prayers have finally been answered! Time to load up some more prayers, then!"
  • "It's fine! It's not the end of the world if you beg a little."
  • "You're usually like, totally normal. But when the time comes, BAM! You bust out your special power. I mean, even before yesterday, when stuff comes up, it's like...you always do something about it. With your power, and Sakura's, and everyone else...I'm sure we'll get outta here... Now that we've got that fighting spirit, let's go get some grub!"
  • "You're the type who takes the stairs of love three steps at a time, aren't you!?"
  • "Watch out, Sakura! Makoto's transformed into a wild beast! Prime Minister Wild Beast of Beastopia!"
  • "That's true, protein is good for all kinds of stuff!"
  • "You disgust me! You're...you're a monster! To say something like that... It should've been you. You should've been the one to die!"
  • "If you let jerk buttholes get to you all the time, you'll never have time left to live your life."
  • "It's my own fault. But I just...couldn't take it anymore. Because... Because...! Because she was saying all these terrible things about my friend, ya know!?"
  • "Because everyone...even me...we all killed her. We all have to pay for our crimes..."
  • "Don't stand there and call it a misunderstanding! She believed in you...and you wouldn't even listen to what she had to say. Without asking a single question, you tried to kill her... Do you have any idea how desperate she was, seeing you act like that!?"
  • "She had weaknesses, just like any other person. If she got cut, she bled. If someone hurt her, she felt it. That's weakness... That's normal...! And yet... You all blamed her... I tried to protect her, and I suffered for it. And that just added to the weight she had to carry...! We killed her... All of us. We pushed her into a corner...and we murdered her. People like us shouldn't be allowed to live!"
  • "Sakura died hating all of us. I wanted to free her of her regrets. But even that got found out. In the end, I wasn't able to do anything for her... I could never face her after this..."

Chapter 5:

  • "Hey! Don't be a sourpuss! We gotta think positive! Besides, even if one more person dies, we can still field a basketball team" (to Yasuhiro)
  • "Even if it's hard, we still gotta do it!"
  • "Well you don't have to worry. They say idiots never catch cold, ya know."
  • "Hey! Get it together! You're a man, aren't ya?!"
  • "God, you're like the world's most spineless worm of the century!"
  • "Yeah. I mean, I don't wanna hafta kill each other, or anyone else. But we have a chance now..."
  • "Sakura...if you can hear me, lend me your strength..."
  • "Sakura's gonna be watching over us... So we're definitely gonna find something to help us bring this to an end!"
  • "We don't have any choice... We're desperate!"
  • "If anyone doesn't know women, it's you!"
  • "Killing a living thing just do something like that is awful! They should have at least eaten it!"

Chapter 6:

  • "But still, I know I've mostly been totally useless. So I figure, at least here at the end, maybe I can find something that'll help us all get out of here. So I'm gonna go off and do it all on my own!"
  • "Hey, no fair! You can't just go around restricting whatever you feel like!"
  • "You can't get out of this, so don't even try!"
  • "I've been thinking about all this... And I was thinking...at a time like this, what would Sakura do? You only get stronger by taking adversity by the horns! Confront that thorny path with enthusiasm! That sounds like something she'd say, right? No, I think that's definitely what she'd say! Which is why I...I...! Yeah! I've made up my mind!"
  • "Say whatever you want, I've made my decision!"
  • "Because we've decided to enter the outside world with hope!"


  • "Well *my* first stop is gonna be the closest donut shop! I can figure out the rest from there!"
  • "Well, I guess this is goodbye. ...And goodbye...to Sakura. But hey! If we gotta say goodbye, we may as well do it with a smile on our face!"

Bullet Time Battle:

  • "You're a liar!"
  • "What are you saying!?"
  • "Wrong... You're wrong!"
  • "I'm telling you, I did it!"
  • "Just let it end already!"
  • "Stop talking!"
  • "I don't wanna hear it!"
  • "I hate you!"
  • "Do you have any kind of proof Sakura took the poison!?" (Final Argument)

Danganronpa: The Animation (English)

Episode 04:

  • "Man! Thanks to him, I don't feel like chilling out in the pool anymore."

Episode 06

  • I know that I... shouldn't cry... But... I've had it... I can't take any more of this... Let's eat some donuts... I'm sure... that'll... help me feel better..."
  • "How horrible! Who did this...? Who could have done such a thing...? Why would he?! (About Ishimaru and Yamada)

Episode 08:

  • "Scum... Heartless brute! You're the one... who should go to hell!"

Episode 13:

  • "Knowing Sakura, she'd say, "Strenght can only be obtained by confronting adversity." "In that case, I shall tread the thorny path." I'm pretty sure that's what she'd say!"

Free Time Events:

  • "Even if it's hard, you have to endure. Endure, endure!" That's a quote from the famous marathon runner Samuel Wanjiru! But every person's endurance has a limit..."
  • "I think we need a change of pace. And when I think change of pace... ...I can only think "filthy laps in the pool"!"
  • "I'm gettin' totally fired up! How come doesn't matter! Now that I'm revved up, I need to get it out! Let's race!"
  • "But if you lose to the cold like that, it just means you weren't dedicated enough! Getting sick is for the weak! If you're really dedicated, winter means even lighter clothes! It's all part of your training!"
  • "You should give it a try! If you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything! I'd hate to see you catch cold or something..."
  • "I can't do ANYTHING in here! If I can't move around, I'm gonna DIE, like a BUNNY RABBIT!"
  • "What!? That's stupid! I don't get people like that, who just go home as soon as school's over. You've got all this time to get active. What're you gonna do if you just go home!?"
  • "If I can't move, I'll just shrivel up and die... And I need a challenge! More and more new stuff to try...!"
  • "What I really love about sports isn't winning, ya know? It's having to fight and struggle and give it all you got to reach the top. It's that excitement, that fear that you might suffer a heartbreaking loss. When you finally reach that goal, it's just... lonely. It's lonely at the top, ya know? So that's why I want to push myself as hard as possible when it comes to swimming. I want to aim for the very highest mountaintop! I'm talkin' about the gold medal, of course! Aim for the gold, even if it means I'm a super gold spaz!"
  • "But... I think you're right. If I want to get that gold medal, I have to make every effort I can. I want to become a "genius of effort"! I bet Ian Thorpe said something like that! Yeah! I can't go around making excuses, just cuz we're stuck in here! Alright! I think I'm gonna go do some push-ups in my room! Like maybe around a thousand or something!"
  • "Is there anyone who doesn't? Who on Earth - no, who in the whole universe can say they hate donuts!? Think about the sensation of biting into a donut... First the sweetness floods your mouth, then the soft dough cushions you... Next you get that hint of egg and butter, right? Your whole body starts to melt... You feel like you're falling into the center of the donut itself! When people talk about the donut effective, that's what they're talking about...!"
  • "I'm a porktastic tonkotsu girl through and through!"
  • "I'm so far! Fat from every angle! I hate this... Hate it! I may as well just accept it and embrace my new big fat fatty attitude... I just get disgustingly morbidly obese, and then nobody wants to marry me...! Which makes me depressed, and I get even fatter. Eventually I can't even stand up on my own... And then I die, sad and alone. Nobody notices. I finally lose weight when my body starts to rot..."
  • "Just you watch! I'm gonna get so thin it'll scare the crap outta you!"
  • "Don't try and stop me! I've made up my mind, and my willpower is rock hard! And now my resolve is even MORE rock hard! But before all that, time to get stuffed on donuts!"
  • "I'm not a woman because I've never been in love, and I can't fall in love cuz I'm not a woman... It's like, a vicious cycle, ya know?"

School Mode:

  • "Fake cry all you want, we're not gonna fall for it!"
  • "We don't need your help! We're all gonna work hard and do our best and make your stupid backups and get outta here!"
  • "You and me, we gotta do our best together! Plus... I know if you're there with me... I'll try even harder..."
  • "Yeah! Sakura's like my best friend here! No, the best friend I've ever had ever! I think just getting to meet her made coming here all worth it..."
  • "Donuts are the truth of the universe! Not liking donuts can bring on the collapse of the world! And that's the bottom line!"
  • "Listen, Makoto! All a man needs to fight is his body!"
  • "Why do teachers have such a problem with comics? Everything that matters in life you can learn from comics!"
  • "I taught myself, but maybe it's better to learn how to do things right, don't you think?"
  • "A fierce battle where the only outcome is victory or defeat! And in that moment, you have the chance to overcome the weakness of your own spirit! Ahh...! It just gets you pumped up, right!?"
  • "What's it like to live relying just on luck...?"
  • "Still, anything's fun if we can do it as a group! It's like another notch in the belt of youth!"
  • "Yeah! Let's grow some vegetables, just in case! If you just rely on donuts and meat, your nutritional balance is prolly gonna get all outta whack!"
  • "I'm almost scared... Scared of how fast time is flowing past...! I Feel like when I'm with you, I'm gonna wind up an old woman before I realize it!"
  • "True love is when two people can be themselves and still have fun with each other!"

Ultimate Talent Development Plan:

  • "I dream for gold! I don't have to be smart to win gold! The Ultimate Swimming Pro is going to swim hard and swim fast!"
  • "When I wanna run, I can run as much as I want! When I wanna swim, I can swim as much as I want!"
  • "I'm also glad that you became my friend. When I see you working hard toward your goal... ...I feel like I can absolutely get the gold medal at the Olympics."
  • "I'll be the fastest in water, and you'll be the strongest on land! Alright! Let's train hard today...toward our dreams!"
  • "I can understand that you want to avoid bruises or breaking a nail! But it's good to move your body! And a diet, too!"
  • "It doesn't matter if it hurts or not! I won't let anyone trash donuts as long as I live!"
  • "But still, I should eat as much as I can! To support my classmates!"
  • "I see... But when you're feeling down, that's the best time to start exercising! It's gotten cold lately, too. Even more reason to get your blood pumping!"

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School/Future Arc (English)

Episode 01:

  • "That's not fair! We may be in different branches now, but let me help!" (to Kyoko)
  • "Aw, come on, Kyoko. You know we're in this together, right?"

Episode 02:

  • "Yeah, you're right! I don't have to worry by myself anymore, do I?"
  • "It's not fair. Even at a time like this, you're so cool."

Episode 03:

  • "We're going to survive and catch the attacker!"
  • "I'll be okay now! I'm ready for it!"

Episode 04:

  • "Once this is all over, let's eat doughnuts together, okay? It's a promise!" (to Miaya)

Episode 06:

  • "Naegi, if the burden is too heavy, tell me. I'll carry it with you."
  • "I hate rules that mean you can't win, no matter how hard you try."

Episode 09:

  • "Go. I believe in you..."

List of Appearances[]


The link below lists all official licensed merchandise featuring Aoi Asahina:


Appearances in Other Media[]

Sengoku Asuka Zero x Danganronpa 3 Aoi Asahina Sprite



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Monokuma Units MonokumaMonomiShirokumaKurokumaMonokuma Kubs (Monotaro, Monosuke, Monophanie, Monokid, Monodam)
Trigger Happy Havoc
Makoto NaegiAoi AsahinaAlter EgoByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChihiro FujisakiGenocide JackHifumi YamadaJin KirigiriJunko EnoshimaKiyotaka IshimaruKyoko KirigiriLeon KuwataMondo OwadaMukuro IkusabaSakura OgamiSayaka MaizonoToko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
Danganronpa 2:
Goodbye Despair
Hajime HinataAkane OwariByakuya TogamiChiaki NanamiFour Dark Devas of DestructionFuyuhiko KuzuryuGundham TanakaHiyoko SaionjiIbuki MiodaJunko EnoshimaKazuichi SodaMahiru KoizumiMikan TsumikiMonobeastsNagito KomaedaNatsumi KuzuryuNekomaru NidaiPeko PekoyamaSonia NevermindSatoTeruteru Hanamura
Another Episode:
Ultra Despair Girls
Komaru NaegiToko FukawaGenocide JackJataro KemuriKotoko UtsugiMasaru DaimonMonaca TowaNagisa ShingetsuHaiji TowaHiroko HagakureHit List TargetsIzuru KamukuraThe ServantTaichi FujisakiYuta Asahina
Danganronpa V3:
Killing Harmony
Kaede AkamatsuAngie YonagaExisalsGonta GokuharaHimiko YumenoKaito MomotaK1-B0Kirumi TojoKokichi OmaKorekiyo ShingujiMaki HarukawaMiu IrumaRantaro AmamiRyoma HoshiShuichi SaiharaTenko ChabashiraTsumugi Shirogane
For minor characters, see: Minor Characters
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The Animation
Makoto NaegiMonokumaAoi AsahinaAlter EgoByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChihiro FujisakiGenocide JackHifumi YamadaJin KirigiriJunko EnoshimaKiyotaka IshimaruKyoko KirigiriLeon KuwataMondo OwadaMukuro IkusabaSakura OgamiSayaka MaizonoToko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
Danganronpa 3:
End of Hope's
Peak High School
Future Arc
Main Characters Makoto NaegiAoi AsahinaByakuya TogamiChisa YukizomeDaisaku BandaiGreat GozuJuzo SakakuraKazuo TenganKoichi KizakuraKyoko KirigiriKyosuke MunakataMiaya GekkogaharaMonaca TowaMonokumaMonomiRuruka AndoRyota MitaraiSeiko KimuraSonosuke IzayoiYasuhiro Hagakure
Minor Characters Komaru NaegiToko FukawaGenocide JackWarriors of Hope
Danganronpa 3:
End of Hope's
Peak High School
Despair Arc
Main Characters Junko EnoshimaMukuro IkusabaIzuru KamukuraAkane OwariChiaki NanamiChisa YukizomeFuyuhiko KuzuryuGundham TanakaHiyoko SaionjiIbuki MiodaKazuichi SodaMahiru KoizumiMikan TsumikiNagito KomaedaNekomaru NidaiPeko PekoyamaRyota MitaraiSuper High School Level ImposterSonia NevermindTeruteru Hanamura
Minor Characters Jin KirigiriJuzo SakakuraKazuo TenganKoichi KizakuraKyosuke MunakataNatsumi KuzuryuSatoThe Student Council
Main Characters Nagito KomaedaFuyuhiko KuzuryūKazuichi SōdaMikan TsumikiPeko PekoyamaSonia NevermindWorld Vanquisher
Minor Characters Akane OwariChisa YukizomeGundham TanakaHajime HinataHiyoko SaionjiIbuki MiodaMahiru KoizumiMakoto NaegiNekomaru NidaiRuruka AndoRyota MitaraiSayaka MaizonoSeiko KimuraSuper High School Level ImposterSonosuke IzayoiTeruteru Hanamura
For minor characters, see: Minor Characters
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Danganronpa Zero Ryoko OtonashiYasuke MatsudaChihiro FujisakiIsshiki MadaraiIzuru KamukuraJin KirigiriJunko EnoshimaKyoko KirigiriMakoto NaegiMukuro IkusabaThe Steering CommitteeSōshun MurasameThe Student CouncilYuto Kamishiro
Danganronpa Kirigiri Kyoko KirigiriYui SamidareDetective Library membersFuhito KirigiriGekka RyuzōjiHajiki YakiJin KirigiriLicorneMikado Shinsen • Nazuna Tooakitsu • Norman's Hotel Murder Case participantsSachi MizuiyamaSae YozuruSalvador Fukuro YadorigiSuisei NanamuraTadashi AsakuraTōkichirō Endō • Tsukiyo Nada
Kirigiriso Kyoko Kirigiri • Kouhei Matsudaira • Santa ShikibaKyouka
Danganronpa: Togami Byakuya Togami • Blue InkAloysius PennyworthSuisei NanamuraTaeko KanaiUltimate Imposter
Short Stories Danganronpa:
Trigger Happy Havoc IF
Mukuro IkusabaJunko EnoshimaAoi AsahinaByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChihiro FujisakiGenocide JackHifumi YamadaKiyotaka IshimaruKyoko KirigiriLeon KuwataMakoto NaegiMondo OwadaMonokumaSakura OgamiSayaka MaizonoToko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
Makoto Naegi Secret File Makoto NaegiKomaru NaegiJin Kirigiri
Ultra Despair Hagakure Yasuhiro HagakureKanon NakajimaKotoko UtsugiMasaru DaimonLeon Kuwata
Danganronpa 1 ・2 Beautiful Days
MonokumaMonomiAkane OwariAoi AsahinaByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChiaki NanamiChihiro FujisakiFuyuhiko KuzuryūGundam TanakaHajime HinataHifumi YamadaHiyoko SaionjiIbuki MiodaKazuichi SōdaKiyotaka IshimaruKyōko KirigiriLeon KuwataMahiru KoizumiMakoto NaegiMikan TsumikiMondo ŌwadaMukuro IkusabaNagito KomaedaNekomaru NidaiPeko PekoyamaSakura ŌgamiSayaka MaizonoSonia NevermindTeruteru HanamuraTōko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
For minor characters, see: Minor Characters