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

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

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

Makoto Naegi

School Symbols Makoto Naegi 01

School Symbols Makoto Naegi 02

Dusk High School
Sayaka Maizono

Maizono chest logo

Sayaka Maizono Logo Sleeve

Black Root High School
Leon Kuwata

School Symbols Leon Kuwata 01

LL Academy
Chihiro Fujisaki

Chihiro Fujisaki's School Symbol 01

Chihiro Fujisaki's School Symbol 02

St. Elbandia Academy

Kiyotaka Ishimaru

School Symbols Kiyotaka Ishimaru 01

School Symbols Kiyotaka Ishimaru 02

Kaiseidan High School
Byakuya Togami

Togami pin

Green Hills High School
Toko Fukawa

School Symbols Toko Fukawa 01

School Symbols Toko Fukawa 02

Riverbank Girl's High School
Aoi Asahina

School Symbols Aoi Asahina 01

Asunaro High School

Sakura Ogami

School Symbols Sakura Ogami Peko Pekoyama 01

Shiranui High School
Yasuhiro Hagakure

School Symbols Yasuhiro Hagakure 02

School Symbols Yasuhiro Hagakure 01

Kiiwatetsu Commerce
High School

Hifumi Yamada

School Symbols Hifumi Yamada 01

Marufuji High School
Junko Enoshima

School Symbols Junko Enoshima 01

School Symbols Junko Enoshima 02

Gunma Prefectural Shibutani High School


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


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

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

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

Hajime Hinata

Hajime Hinata Symbol (Former School)

Kodaka High School
Sonia Nevermind

Sonia Nevermind Symbol (Former School)

In Utero School
Akane Owari

Akane Owari Symbol (Former School) 1

Akane Owari Symbol (Former School) 2

Hikarimachi Academy
Gundham Tanaka

Gundham Tanaka Symbol (Former School)

Fazal Commerce High School

Hiyoko Saionji

School Symbols No Known Image

Golden Light Girl's Institute
Kazuichi Soda

Kazuichi Soda Symbol (Former School) Bolts

Kazuichi Soda Symbol (Former School) Blocks

Toushima Industry High School
Mahiru Koizumi

Mahiru Koizumi Symbol (Former School)

Light Forest Institute
Teruteru Hanamura

School Symbols No Known Image

Koichi Prefectural Harajuku High School

Nagito Komaeda

Nagito Komaeda Symbol (Former School)

Spiral High School
Nekomaru Nidai

Nekomaru Nidai Symbol (Former School) Y Pin

Nekomaru Nidai Symbol (Former School) 1

Nekomaru Nidai Symbol (Former School) 2

First Yokoyama High School
Peko Pekoyama

School Symbols Sakura Ogami Peko Pekoyama 01

Shiranui High School
Mikan Tsumiki

Mikan Tsumiki Symbol (Former School)

Lapis Lazuli Girl's High School

Ibuki Mioda

Ibuki Mioda Symbol (Former School) 1

Ibuki Mioda Symbol (Former School) 2

Shiba Academy
Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu

School Symbols No Known Image

Suzuran High School



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

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls

Komaru Naegi

Komaru Naegi High School Symbol

Komaru Naegi Former High School Pin

St. Koa Girls Academy

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

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

Kaede Akamatsu

Kaede Akamatsu Symbol (Former School)

Shining Star International High School
Rantaro Amami

Rantaro Amami Symbol (Former School)

Hope's Pass High School
Kokichi Oma

Kokichi Oma Symbol (Former School)

Imperial Capital's Imperial High School

K1-B0 Symbol (Former School)

Īdabashi Industries High School

Gonta Gokuhara

Gonta Gokuhara Symbol (Former School)

Saint Mountain Academy
Shuichi Saihara

Shuichi Saihara Symbol (Former School)

Spring Field Academy
Tsumugi Shirogane

Tsumugi Shirogane Symbol (Former School)

Lily Rose Girl's Academy
Korekiyo Shinguji

Korekiyo Shinguji Symbol (Former School)

Sunset Hill High School

Tenko Chabashira

Tenko Chabashira Symbol (Former School)

Stone College Prep High School
Kirumi Tojo

Kirumi Tojo (Former School)

Milky Way High School
Maki Harukawa

Maki Harukawa Symbol (Former School)

Brave Heart Hall High School
Ryoma Hoshi

Ryoma Hoshi Symbol (Former School)

Fog Heights High School

Kaito Momota

Kaito Momota Symbol (Former School)

Dodonpachi Commercial High
Himiko Yumeno

Himiko Yumeno Symbol (Former School)

Dream Forest Girl's High
Angie Yonaga

Angie Yonaga Symbol (Former School)

All Kinds of Stuff High School
Miu Iruma

Miu Iruma Symbol (Former School)

Shinmei Industries High School


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


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


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