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Ayaka Haneyama

Rock you like Ayakasu!

— Catchprase

Ayaka Haneyama (羽山 あやか) also known by her fans as Ayakasu, the Guardian Deity of Iron is a character featured in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls.

Ayaka is a famous young woman who was once a part of Sayaka Maizono's idol group. She and the other members were the closest people to Sayaka, which is why they became Captives for Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc's first motive.

Ayaka is now a target for the Warriors of Hope's Demon Hunting. She apparently hides from the Warriors around the vicinity of the Towa City Police Station.


Ayaka is a teenage girl. She has long, dark brown hair divided into two batches on the back while cut in neat bangs on the front, covering her forehead. Her eyes are a dark grayish-green and very thin. Her ears are large and her nose is a bit plump. She wears a high school sailor uniform.


During her time in the idol group, Ayaka seemed rather happy and cheerful.

In her "scientific" description composed by the Warriors of Hope, it's stated that Ayaka was quite concerned with her corner position in her group, to the point that she turned easily irritated and "super crazy". However, it's noted that even this side of her is kinda cute.

The entry also calls her an extremely dangerous demon who attracts male demons with her "sweet smell" (expensive perfume) and then "devours them whole". This makes it safe to assume that she is also quite cunning.


Prior to the Tragedy[]

Ayaka used to be part of a nationally famous idol group alongside Sayaka Maizono. She earned herself a small dedicated fan base and her catchphrase is, “Rock you like Ayakasu!”. Although how exactly the idol group was formed is unknown, Sayaka stated that she had done many bad things in order to become an idol, so it is implied that this goes for the whole group.

During the Tragedy[]

Sometime after Sayaka left to attend Hope's Peak Academy, Ayaka and rest of the group were apparently brought together and were either knocked unconscious or forced to cooperate in recording the video meant to motivate Sayaka to commit murder as part of the High School Life of Mutual Killing, although the video could have been entirely fabricated. While the fate of her fellow members is unknown, Ayaka lived to become a Captive.

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls[]

Following the events of the High School Life of Mutual Killing, Ayaka was enclosed in an apartment in Towa City along with the other Captives. She was later freed, only to become one of the people targeted by the Warriors of Hope. According to the info collected by the Warriors, she was hiding from them around the city's police station until very recently.

When Komaru Naegi and Toko Fukawa bring Ayaka's entry to Hiroko Hagakure, Komaru instantly starts to fangirl, while Toko starts to mock her. Komaru then tells Hiroko that she needs to rescue her right away and that she expects the best from her.


Her Idol Group[]

Sayaka Maizono[]

Ayaka was in Sayaka's Idol Group. They appear to have been close friends, as all the Hit List Targets were very close to the students they are associated with. Sayaka mentioned that she had been performing with Ayaka and the other three members of their idol group since they were young and that in a way they were all friends but also rivals.

Satomi Aoba[]

Satomi was another member of Ayaka's Idol Group and the fourth most popular member. According to Sayaka, they were all close friends, and rivals in a way as well. Despite Ayaka being last in the rankings, Satomi's relationship with her is often questioned by fans and people she encounters, between Satomi being more popular and Ayaka having a more dedicated fanbase.


Warriors of Hope[]

Ayaka is a Target for the Warriors of Hope. They see her as a Demon target and will do anything to kill her. Unlike the other victims, the male Warriors of Hope appear to find her attractive due to her sweet smell.


  • Ayaka's given name is written in hiragana (as あやか) making its meaning purely phonetic.
  • "Haneyama" (羽山) means "feather mountain".
  • Ayaka's addition as Sayaka's Hit List target appears to be a last minute change. The Hit List target originally thought of for Sayaka was a younger sister, however, this character was scrapped once the developers realized that by giving Sayaka a sibling they were overlooking her backstory of being an only child.


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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