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The Melancholy, Surprise, and Disappearance of Nagito Komaeda (狛枝凪斗の憂鬱と驚愕と消失) is the eighth episode of Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School and the fourth episode of Despair Arc, which serves as a prequel to the Hope's Peak Series.

The episode was originally broadcasted in Japan on August 4th, 2016, and was simulcast with English subtitles by Funimation the same day.


It's practical exam time for class 1-B!


For episode screencaps, see: Danganronpa 3 - Despair Arc - Episode 04/Image Gallery


The episode starts with Chisa talking to the class about the annual practical exams. Everyone is still pretty upset about the two murders that had recently occured at the school, and Nagito meets with Chisa to request that they postpone the exams until everyone is feeling better. Chisa understands, but says they can't because the media is coming. Nagito says he understands, but has a plan B. Meanwhile, Chiaki waits for Hajime by the fountain and is disappointed that he isn't coming today either. Nagito gives Teruteru a magazine that has Sayaka Maizono on the cover. Teruteru is thankful and wants to cook Nagito a big feast, but Nagito asks for the name of the Ultimate Pharmacist.

Seiko is working in the chem lab, and Nagito requests a laxative from her. As Nagito goes to get it, Ruruka and Sohnosuke come by. Ruruka wants to borrow one of Seiko's performance enhancing drugs for her exam, even though Seiko was planning to use it for her own exam. Ruruka manages to convince Seiko to let her use the drug. Nagito comes out of the backroom, and Sohnosuke threatens him until Seiko explains why he is there. Sohnosuke tells Nagito to leave, and Ruruka thanks Seiko for the drug before she and Sohnosuke leave.

However, Nagito accidentally took the performance enhancing drug when he had in fact intended to take the laxative; this left Ruruka to accidentally and unwittingly take the laxative instead of the performance enhancer.

The next day, the teachers are upset to find a posted note that tells them to postpone the exams or else. As the exams get underway, Seiko is running late. She bumps into Nagito, and they both throw their bags as a result, but each person throws their bag so it lands next to the other. As a result, the two accidentally swap bags (as they are both identical HPA bags). Seiko asks Nagito how the laxative worked; Nagito responds that it worked well, and Seiko expresses joy before remembering she was late to the exams for her class.

Seiko arrives just in time to see Ruruka present her latest pastry to the judges. Ruruka has put Seiko's drug in the pastries to cinch a victory. At first, all seems well, but then the the judges all get stomach cramps. Seiko realizes it is the laxative, and Sohnosuke thinks Seiko did this on purpose. Seiko goes to mix up an antidote, only to realize she has a detonator in her bag. The entire gym freaks out, and Ruruka accuses Seiko of betraying her. Seiko says she always did what Ruruka wanted, and gave her that drug because she wanted it.

Nagito is coming back from the cafeteria, thinking he still has everything he needs. He spills his coffee, and Gundham Tanaka's Pomeranian starts licking it. The pomeranian grows giant, and Nagito realizes he didn't grab the laxative. He looks in his bag and finds he has Seiko's bag. The pomeranian races off and crashes into the gym. As Nagito laments on how unlucky he is, Seiko and Ruruka stumble backwards from the dog and both put their hands on the detonator, causing the gym to explode. Chisa and the other teachers race to the scene and find Nagito standing before the ruined gym.

Nagito explains why he did what he did, and says he wants hope to shine when the best of the best go head to head. Chisa says that hope isn't supposed to put people up against each other. Nagito dismisses his claims as the philosophical ramblings of a nobody, to which Chisa slaps him, and tells him he is not nobody: he is her student, and she is proud to be his teacher. Later, Chisa meets with Jin and Kohichi to discuss the incident. Ruruka, Seiko, and Sohnosuke have been expelled, but Jin doesn't want to expel Nagito because of his luck. He decides to suspend Nagito, put Kohichi on probation, and transfer Chisa to the Reserve Course.

Chisa goes to break the news to her class, but they already know and they aren't happy about it. They also blame Nagito, but Chisa says he did what he did to help them, and to give him a warm welcome when he returns. She assures the class that she will be back, and asks Chiaki to look after everyone while she is away. Chiaki agrees to Chisa's request. Later, Chisa tells Kyosuke, over the phone, that she has been transferred to the Reserve Course, where she has an opportunity to investigate what they do with the funds. Kyosuke notes she doesn't seem too happy, and Chisa admits she is sad to leave her class, even though she was originally just at Hope's Peak to investigate.



Chisa Yukizome (雪染 ちさ) Chiaki Nanami (七海 千秋)
Chisa Yukizome Despair VA ID
日本語 Mai Nakahara
English Colleen Clinkenbeard[1]
Deutsch Melinda Rachfahl[2]
Chiaki Nanami Despair VA ID
日本語 Kana Hanazawa
English Christine Marie Cabanos[1]
Deutsch Daniela Molina[2]
Akane Owari (終里 赤音) Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu (九頭龍 冬彦)
Akane Owari Despair VA ID
日本語 Romi Park
English Wendee Lee[1]
Deutsch Flavia Vinzens[2]
Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu Despair VA ID
日本語 Daisuke Kishio
English Aaron Dismuke[1]
Deutsch Bastian Sierich[2]
Gundham Tanaka (田中 眼蛇夢) Hiyoko Saionji (西園寺 日寄子)
Gundham Tanaka Despair VA ID
日本語 Tomokazu Sugita
English Scott Frerichs[1]
Deutsch Bernd Egger[2]
Hiyoko Saionji Despair VA ID
日本語 Suzuko Mimori
English Kira Buckland[1]
Deutsch Nicole Hannak[2]
Ibuki Mioda (澪田 唯吹) Jin Kirigiri (霧切 仁)
Ibuki Mioda Despair VA ID
日本語 Ami Koshimizu
English Brina Palencia[1]
Deutsch Maja Makowski[2]
Jin Kirigiri Despair VA ID
日本語 Rikiya Koyama
English John Michael Tatum[1]
Deutsch Marco Wittorf[2]
Kazuichi Soda (左右田 和一) Kohichi Kizakura (黄桜 公一)
Kazuichi Soda Despair VA ID
日本語 Yoshimasa Hosoya
English Kyle Hebert[1]
Deutsch Imme Aldag[2]
Koichi Kizakura Despair VA ID
日本語 Keiji Fujiwara
English Kaiji Tang[1]
Deutsch Henning Vogt[2]
Mahiru Koizumi (小泉 真昼) Mikan Tsumiki (罪木 蜜柑)
Mahiru Koizumi Despair VA ID
日本語 Yū Kobayashi
English Carrie Keranen[1]
Deutsch Heide Ihlenfeld[2]
Mikan Tsumiki Despair VA ID
日本語 Ai Kayano
English Stephanie Sheh[1]
Deutsch Sarah Madeleine Tusk[2]
Nagito Komaeda (狛枝 凪斗) Nekomaru Nidai (弐大 猫丸)
Nagito Komaeda Despair VA ID
日本語 Megumi Ogata
English Bryce Papenbrook[1]
Deutsch Philip Süß[2]
Nekomaru Nidai Despair VA ID
日本語 Hiroki Yasumoto
English Patrick Seitz[1]
Deutsch Roman Kretschmer[2]
Peko Pekoyama (辺古山 ペコ) Ruruka Andoh (安藤 流流歌)
Peko Pekoyama Despair VA ID
日本語 Kotono Mitsuishi
English Clarine Harp[1]
Deutsch Antje Thiele[2]
Ruruka Ando Despair VA ID
日本語 Inori Minase
English Jad Saxton[1]
Deutsch Katharina von Daake[2]
Seiko Kimura (忌村 静子) Sohnosuke Izayoi (十六夜 惣之助)
Seiko Kimura Despair VA ID
日本語 Saki Fujita
English Erin Fitzgerald[1]
English Amanda Céline Miller (child)

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Deutsch Laurine Betz[2]

Sonosuke Izayoi Despair VA ID
日本語 Takuya Eguchi
English Brandon McInnis[1]
Deutsch Phillip Sponbiel[2]
"Ryota Mitarai" (御手洗 亮太) Sonia Nevermind (ソニア・ネヴァーマインド)
Ultimate Imposter Despair VA ID
日本語 Kanata Hongō
English Justin Briner[1]
Deutsch Rahul Chakraborty[2]
Sonia Nevermind Despair VA ID
日本語 Miho Arakawa
English Natalie Hoover[1]
Deutsch Inken Baxmeier[2]
Teruteru Hanamura (花村 輝々)
Teruteru Hanamura Despair VA ID
日本語 Jun Fukuyama
English Todd Haberkorn[1]
Deutsch Rafael Albert[2]




English (Funimation)[]

Script J. Michael Tatum Executive producer Gen Fukunaga
Producer Justin Cook
Michael Harcourt
Assistant producer Samantha Herek
Zach Bolton
Head Writer John Burgmeier Recording engineer Geoff Bisente
Voice Direction Christian La Monte
Christopher Bevins
Subtitling Alyssa Tieman, Ashley Hayward, Ben Phillips, Emily Walker, Hailey Ard, Jacklyn Svatek, Jonathan Castleman, Paul Bisnette, Sara Bachmeyer

German (FilmConfect)[]

ADR Director Velin Marcone Script Philip Süß
Casting Isabelle Irnich Dubbing TNT Media

Opening & Ending[]

Opening Kami-iro Awase Performer binaria
Ending Zettai Kibō Birthday Performer Nagito Komaeda
(CV: Megumi Ogata)
Composer Tomokazu Yamada




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Danganronpa 3:
The End Of
Hope's Peak
High School
Future Arc Episode 01Episode 02Episode 03Episode 04Episode 05Episode 06Episode 07Episode 08Episode 09Episode 10Episode 11Episode 12
Despair Arc Episode 01Episode 02Episode 03Episode 04Episode 05Episode 06Episode 07Episode 08Episode 09Episode 10Episode 11Hope Arc
Other Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no HakaimonoMonokuma Gekijō