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Listen to me! Outward appearances are meaningless! What you see before your eyes is nothing but the skin that wraps my true self! My meaning and worth can be judged only by the contents of my work!

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Hifumi Yamada (山田 一二三), 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. His title is the Ultimate Fanfic Creator (超高校級の「同人作家」 lit. Super High School Level Dōjin Author).


Early Life[]

Presumably, as a young child, Hifumi described himself as a "mild-mannered boy who liked to draw" and "without a single friend". He apparently did not believe when people, mostly women, were genuinely kind to him. So much so, he would yell at them to leave whenever they attempted to talk to him and enjoyed doing so.

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At an unknown part in his early life, Hifumi watched an episode of the anime Demon Angel☆Pretty Pudgy Princess starring Princess Piggles. He didn't care at the time, saying it was just another "magical girl anime", but later he claimed Piggles came to him in a dream and that he fell in love with her when on a date. He then began to purchase all the Princess Piggles merchandise he could find and to draw nothing but her since he couldn't show his love any other way. This lead to Hifumi creating a personal website displaying his artwork of Piggles, later convincing his middle school (through bribery of his profits from his sales) to let him create a fanfic club.
He was later allowed to sell his fanfic work at a school festival (presumably high school), which many of the other students thought would ruin it or "taint it". Hifumi stated proudly he was able to prove them wrong and boasted to have sold over ten thousand copies of one of his fan comics during it.

Hifumi mentioned he enjoyed frequenting conventions and even having a booth to sell art in at them, as well as participating in "fanfic circles" with other authors and participating in "free-for-all" that are specifically centered around Princess Piggles. He also shared his artistic interests with his older sister, Fujiko Yamada.

Danganronpa 1 CG - Class Photo of Celestia, Hifumi, and Sayaka

He attended Marufuji High School and was later scouted to attend Hope's Peak Academy under the title Ultimate Fanfic Creator. Based on photos seen by Makoto Naegi, he seemed to of had a more teasing and friendly in nature relationship with Celestia Ludenberg and his other classmates.

The Tragedy[]

Main article: Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Despair Arc #11
Hifumi and Sakura seal the windows

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 students of Class 78th agreed to his plan, and they sealed the building together. Hifumi helped Sakura Ogami in sheltering the windows and was stunned that she only used her bare hands to lock the windows. The students lived peacefully inside the school building for a year without knowing that the Ultimate Despair members were already in their midst.

Killing School Life[]

Main article: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Danganronpa 1 CG - Students at the School Entrance

Hifumi was among those who were chosen to attend Hope's Peak Academy as part of Class 78th. Class 78th ended up being trapped inside the school, not knowing at the time that they had already been memory-wiped of their two years of school life together.

When Makoto arrived at the entrance area where the other students are, Hifumi declared there are 15 students in total, and it was strange the way they all had fallen asleep. When Makoto introduced himself, Hifumi asked Makoto how much he knows about "the world of 2D art". Upon Makoto's confusion, Hifumi then boasted about his talent, and his title as the Ultimate Fanfic Creator, and how others react to his work. He told Makoto about how he has sold over ten thousand of his fan comic works at a school festival, and followed up with a suggestive comment, prompting Makoto to end the conversation and leave.

Later, during the first investigation, Hifumi is revealed to be the weekly volunteer janitor (heavily implied he volunteered because he wanted to go through girls' trash) and is the only one with the key to the trash room. He is asked by Makoto to open the shutters so he could investigate the currently "on" incinerator. They both discovered a bloody, burnt shirt piece and the shattered remains of a crystal ball.

In the first trial, when the students were trying to figure out how the killer got into Makoto's room (the one that Sayaka was in) Hifumi thought they knocked and Sayaka just let them in, but Makoto doesn't believe that to be true due to her being scared and refusing to open the door for anyone. However, Kyoko contradicts Makoto's explanation by providing evidence such as a note that Sayaka wrote for the killer, thus proving Hifumi's assumption to be in the ballpark. Later on, he guesses some of Sayaka's dying message by looking at the numbers, assuming they're *not* numbers. Sometime later, A cornered Leon tries to pin the murder on whoever is on cleaning duty, which the one who's weekly volunteer janitor is Hifumi himself, but Makoto instantly proved his innocence and incriminated Leon as the one who killed Sayaka when she intended to kill him.

Danganronpa the Animation (Episode 04) - Male Bonding (051)

During the Daily Life before the second murder, Hifumi had an incident with Celestia Ludenberg. She had ordered him to prepare her favorite kind of tea, royal milk tea, and he did so without question. After she calmly drinks it, she in a sudden rage smashed the cup and yells in anger at him for failing to prepare it to her liking, which caused Hifumi to cower in fear.

Alter Ego's Discovery[]

Danganronpa the Animation (Episode 06) - Meeting Alter Ego (21)

Following the second trial and the concluding execution, the remaining students, including Hifumi, discovered the artificial intelligence created and left behind by Chihiro Fujisaki- Alter Ego.
He quickly developed intense romantic feelings for Alter Ego, the reason being Hifumi describing that Alter Ego is the first "girl" who he as felt comfortable around because "she" listens to him; despite the fact that was debunked by Kyoko Kirigiri stating the artificial intelligence just wanted information to grow from him.

Danganronpa the Animation (Episode 06) - Alter Ego's disappearance (50)

This one-sided relationship quickly led to a rivalry between himself and Kiyotaka Ishimaru over Alter Ego's attention, with the latter wanting the artificial intelligence as they are able to impersonate his "bro", Mondo Owada.

Becoming an Accomplice[]

Danganronpa 1 Hifumi becoming Celestias Accomplice

During the Killing School Life, Hifumi had developed romantic feelings for Alter Ego. Celestia saw an opportunity to use this relationship to her advantage, telling Hifumi on the dead of night that Kiyotaka had stolen Alter Ego, had sexually assaulted Celestia, and that he was planning to kill Hifumi. In the end, he wholly believed her lie, thus agreeing to become her accomplice.

Celestia outlined her plan to Hifumi: both of them need to murder separate people while having the other help cover up the killing. She ordered Hifumi to create a "disguise", something to cover up a "suspicious person" for a fake kidnapping and to frame someone, specifically Yasuhiro Hagakure. This resulted in Hifumi creating the Robo Justice suit made out of cardboard and the four "Justice Hammers" out of painted mallets from the Art Room.

Their plot is put into motion when Hifumi used chloroform on Yasuhiro in order to stuff him in the Robo Justice suit, and Celestia and Hifumi take a photograph of Robo Justice kidnapping Hifumi. Hifumi then headed to the Art Room to murder Kiyotaka with a blow to the head with Justice Hammer 4 after Kiyotaka is lured there from a fake message written by Celestia.

Hifumi and Celestia then both faked being attacked by Robo Justice with Justice Hammer 1 (in the Rec Room) and Justice Hammer 2 (in the Library). Shortly after, Hifumi faked another attack Justice Hammer 3 in the Nurse's Office, which resulted in his "death". He was able to fake his death by covering himself in transfusion blood from the Nurse's office and laying on the floor.

Later, Celestia accompanied Asahina to the bathroom, which allowed Hifumi to sneak out of the Nurse's Office to move Kiyotaka's body to the Art Room with a dolly. However, Hifumi had cleaned the blood from his glasses with a Princess Piggles cleaning cloth, proving he was never really dead, which became a piece of key evidence later in the trial.

Hifumi's Fate[]

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

After moving Kiyotaka's body for Celestia and rendezvousing with her in the Art Room, Hifumi curiously asked who Celestia is going to kill, moments before she bludgeoned him in the head with an ordinary, everyday hammer from the repository. She left him, presuming he had been killed, to join the others. Hifumi did not die immediately and he lived long enough to be discovered by his classmates. The blow to the head undid the effect of the memory-wipe, and so in his final moments he rambled about their previous lives together and murmured the name "Yasuhiro" before dying in Aoi Asahina's arms.

Post-Killing School Life[]

Makoto's Hallucination[]

Main Article: Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Future Arc #11.
Celes, Oogami, and Yamada's death

Hifumi is seen alongside his deceased classmates in Makoto's hallucination. He is first standing next to Kyoko Kirigiri, which then morphs into him on the ground, presumably bleeding, reflecting how he, along with the other deceased members of the 78th Class, had died.

Creation and Development[]


"Hifumi" (一二三) are numeral kanji which, when put into the sequence as they are above, literally mean "one, two, three". The kanji for "Yamada" (山田) translates into "mountain rice paddy".

In DISTRUST, his name was Yuji Ando.

Alternate Fates[]

Sonia-Nevermind-Pixel-for-Jpn-Template The section below is based on non-localized content only available in Japanese.

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. Hifumi's execution is called Kiwotsukete, Buko-hime! Dai Kaijū Shinkō!! (Buuko being the Japanese name for Princess Piggles) and described as the following:

"A gigantic Princess Buuko comes flying to a place where an enormous Monokuma is rioting at. Both start fighting. Yamada, who is stuck between them is being hit from both sides. At the end, he dies when being hit by 'Certain Kill' beams from both simultaneously."

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 Hifumi's ending, he claims he will become a thief, and with "free use" of his magic he will use it to steal gems.

Hifumi also escapes Hope's Peak alive before the Killing Game begins, with the rest of his classmates, in the novel Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc IF.


Danganronpa 1 Character Design Profile Hifumi Yamada
Danganronpa 1 Hifumi Yamada Fullbody Sprite (Mobile) (1)

At the beginning of the Killing School Life in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Hifumi appears to be a young high school-aged teenager, but due to the memory loss, he is two years older than he believed. He has an overweight figure, with large hands, thin legs, and a face that comically resembles a hamster. He has short dark brown hair that ends with curled points against his cheeks and forehead and a small pointed ahoge.

Hifumi wears a pair of black, thick-rimmed glasses. He is dressed in a white button-down shirt, an orange tie which has a patterned vertical double-headed blue arrow design, a pair of dark gray trousers, and grey trainers. Over his shirt is a light grey, unbuttoned cardigan and on his back is an orange backpack. On the sleeve is a white mountain symbol from his Former High School.

DR1 Present 105 Hifumi's Undergarments

During his school years, he wore one-of-a-kind briefs based on Robo Justice. Due to Hifumi's weight, the underwear has been stretched into a rather form-fitting thong.


Hifumi has a verbose manner of speaking, often going on long-winded tangents about his interests such as anime or fanfiction. He also has a tendency to casually make creepy or perverted comments in the middle of conversations, especially about or to women. He can also be oblivious to how others perceive him, as shown when Toko says he smells like a "big fat ugly donkey" — he couldn't tell if that was an insult or a compliment. However, he also displays some intelligence, such as when he figures out one piece of Sayaka's dying message in the first trial. He also has late reactions to shocking events, as shown when Leon tries to pin the murder of Sayaka Maizono on him, and then again when Chihiro Fujisaki's true gender was exposed. He reacted calmly and interested at first, but then freaked out when he fully processed the situation.

Hifumi is extremely passionate about anime and fanfiction and has little tolerance for anyone less dedicated to them than himself, calling them "slackers". His dream is to create a story so powerful it'll inspire others to create their own stories as well.

He refers to others in a very formal manner, calling them "Ms." or "Mr." Last Name. For example, he calls Makoto "Mr. Naegi". and Sayaka as "Miss Maizono". In the original Japanese game, he uses the honorific suffix -dono as well as their full name, for example, "Naegi Makoto-dono". This proves to be a key piece of evidence later during the trial for his murder as he mutters "Yasuhiro", Celestia's real last name as opposed to it being Yasuhiro Hagakure's first name.

Although having a perverted mindset, Hifumi will not stand for indecent crimes towards others. He even went so far as to kill Kiyotaka due to believing that he had sexually assaulted Celestia, showing that while he has good intentions, he is somewhat gullible.

Hifumi seems to have an addiction to Diet Coke. During his third Free Time Event he becomes nearly violent due to not having any Diet Coke, to the point of even having a hallucination.

Talents and Abilities[]

Ultimate Fanfic Creator[]

Danganronpa 1 Hifumi Yamada English Game Introduction

Hifumi has cited that the personal website he made for his Princess Piggles art work in middle school is what launched him into fanfiction. After that he drew nothing but Piggles art in a style he self-describes as a "total meta sci-fi approach", eventually accumulating to him selling over ten thousand copies of one of his fan comics at a festival held by his school. Something he also describes as being "a legend".

In School Mode, he says he does all of the work for his fanfiction, from concept to the ink of printing of it. He also talks about the events he does with other fanfic creators, such as "fanfic circles" (Dōjin Circles in Japanese) and "free-for-alls", implying he's popular enough to be invited to those.

Also in School Mode, specifically his Trigger Happy Heart event, he says his talent was given to him "by the gods", and thinks very highly of his skills and talent because of it.

His artistic skills even extend to costume creation. He was able to create overnight, from cardboard, a functional and very detailed wearable costume of Robo Justice that was able to fit Yasuhiro Hagakure perfectly.

Ultimate Fanfic Creator official translations in other languages
Language Talent Translation
日本語 Japanese 超高校級の「同人作家」 Super High School Level Dōjin Author
中文(臺灣) Chinese (Trad) 超高校級的“同人作家” Super High School Level Dōjin Author *
中文 Chinese (Simp) 超高校级的“同人作家” Super High School Level Dōjin Author *
français French Le Fanboy Ultime The Ultimate Fanboy *
Le Créateur de fanzines Ultime The Ultimate Fanzines Creator *
L'Auteur de Fanzines Ultime The Ultimate Fanzines Author *
Deutsch German Super-Fanzine-Künstler Super-Fanzine-Artist *
italiano Italian Super Autore di Dojinshi Liceale Super High School Level Dōjin Author *
español Spanish (Spain) Super Estudiante de Instituto Nivel: Director de Cine Super High School Student Level: Film Director *
Superautor de doujinshi de bachillerato Super High School Doujinshi Author *
nci Spanish (México) Súper estudiante artista de fanzines Super Fanzine Artist Student *
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) Súper autor de doujinshi de secundaria Super High School Doujinshi Author *
polski Polish Super Otaku Super Otaku *
português do Brasil Portuguese Artista De Fanzine Supercolegial Super High School Fanzine Artist *

Differences Between Talents[]

In Japanese, Hifumi's talent is Super High School Level Dōjin Author (超高校級の「同人作家」). Dōjin (同人) is closest to the English word "fandom", meaning a group of people sharing a common hobby or interest. In Japan, dōjin typically refers to self-published fan-works, usually derivative of a popular franchise such as an anime or video game. Dōjin creators may publish works such as fan-made manga, fan games, music, artworks or figurines, and sell them either online or at specialty conventions such as Comiket. Hifumi is a dōjinshi, a creator of dōjin manga, who participates in events with different dōjin circles (サークル) - groups of other dōjinshi who work together on a project.

In English, Hifumi's talent is Ultimate Fanfic Creator, with "fanfic" being short for "fan fiction" which are stories written by fans derived from various medias such as movies or TV shows. It should be noted that dōjin typically carries more prestige than fanfic, as fanfic is very underground, whereas dōjin is celebrated at large-scale fan events like Comiket - a bi-annual, dōjin-exclusive market convention which is the largest comic convention in the world - where attendance numbers are quadruple that of even the largest western fan conventions such as San Diego Comic Con. Fanfiction producers also rarely profit from their work due to fears of litigation towards creators, versus dōjinshi who are able to sell their works and can gain fans and fame within the fan community much more easily.



Fujiko Yamada[]

Not much is known about Hifumi's relationship with his older sister, however, she became his "Captive" in the Monokuma's first motive, signifying she is the closest person to him. They both share a passion for writing and drawing, and even are both self-published creators with Hifumi having his Princess Piggles work and Fujiko with her 4-panel manga series Tara☆Spa! They both also seem to share the same perverted nature evident as Fujiko's Hit List entry states she enjoys drawing naked boys.

Class 78th:

Celestia Ludenberg[]

Hifumi regards Celestia highly, even referring to her as "Mistress", and following every one of her orders. Despite the fact the first major seen interaction between the two resulted in Celestia smashing a cup of tea in anger and berating Hifumi harshly for preparing it incorrectly.

Due to his sense of "justice" he was willing to go along with Celeste's plan to kill Kiyotaka Ishimaru after believing Celeste's lie of Taka sexually assaulting her.

In one piece of official art, Celestia is shown to be sitting on top of Hifumi, literally using him as a chair, solidifying their relationship as him simply being used.

Shortly after Hifumi and Celestia's deaths, Makoto along with the remaining students discover a picture of Hifumi, Celestia, and Sayaka Maizono in Hope's Peak Academy before the Killing School Life and The Tragedy began. In the picture, Celestia is angrily holding onto Hifumi for stealing her fake eyelashes as Sayaka laughs, however it doesn't seem to be any sort of threatening anger, and Hifumi seems more amused than afraid. This could indicate their previous relationship was a more friendly one, and not the harsh one they had in the Killing School Life.

During Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony's bonus mode Ultimate Talent Development Plan, when Kokichi Oma lies to Celestia that Hifumi inflated himself and popped like a balloon, she barely reacts and only finds it inconvenient because he makes her tea. She knows Kokichi is just lying, but the situation likely reflects how little she truly cares about Hifumi.

Kiyotaka Ishimaru[]

Kiyotaka and Hifumi had no notable relationship until the discovery of Alter Ego. Hifumi had developed romantic feelings for Alter Ego, and Kiyotaka learned that Alter Ego could impersonate "his bro" Mondo, the pair suddenly became bitter rivals for the AI's attention.

Kiyotaka, or as he was calling himself at the time Kiyondo Ishida, clashed with numerous times with Hifumi and the others, to the point Kyoko had to put in safety measures in order to prevent either of them from taking or talking to Alter Ego.

Because of the manipulation from Celestia Ludenberg, Hifumi was willing to believe Celestia's lie that Kiyotaka had sexually assaulted her, that Kiyotaka was the one who stole Alter Ego for himself, and even going as far as Kiyotaka plotting to kill Hifumi. This later resulted in Kiyotaka's murder at Hifumi's hands for the sake of rescuing and reclaiming Alter Ego, indicating it was very likely Hifumi never saw Kiyotaka in a positive light.

Makoto Naegi[]

During their introductions, Makoto is made very uncomfortable by Hifumi's innuendos, despite that however, Hifumi seems to view Makoto in a friendly way, even finding him worthy enough to ramble about his interests such as Princess Piggles or his fanfiction creations.

Their relationship is deepened in Hifumi's Free Time Events and in School Mode, going as far as to call Makoto his "true friend" and even getting him to agree to join him as his apprentice/historian at his studio after they escape the school.

Love Interests:

Princess Piggles[]

Hifumi has a borderline obsessive love for Princess Piggles, even though she is a fictional anime character. He had a dream of going on a date with her, and that is how he fell in love with her. After that, he wanted to draw her, which ended up being his launch into fanfic creation, and to buy all the Piggles merchandise he could find, which includes a costume and toy camera he apparently paid a lot for.

He also heavily implies he most likely creates inappropriate work with her in it as an expression of his love and affection.

Alter Ego[]

Hifumi develops romantic feelings for Alter Ego soon after their discovery post-Mondo's execution. He explains that he considers Alter Ego the first "girl", other than his mother, who he felt comfortable talking with. He claims "she" listens to whatever he has to say, without giving any sort of judgement or disgust, and sneaks in to talk to "her" even after he and his classmates are banned from doing so by Kyoko Kirigiri. Most of what he talks about to "her" is heavily implied to be perverted in nature.

His feelings for Alter Ego are so intense he is willing to kill for "her" after being manipulated by Celestia, with rescuing Alter Ego being his number one priority in murdering Kiyotaka.

Free Time Events & Bonus Mode Guides[]

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

DR1 Present 105 Hifumi's Undergarments Danganronpa 1 School Mode Trip Ticket Hifumi Yamada 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)


  • "I...am Hifumi Yamada. But if you want to call me by my nickname, "The Alpha and the Omega!" I don't mind."
  • "The words of such idiots mean nothing to me. I am like Van Gogh—utterly unappreciated in my time. I am a soldier, serving night and day to destroy all preconceptions about fan fiction. I'm sure if you were to observe my work, Mr. Naegi, you would comprehend its greatness immediately. For my work is filled with deepest meaning... It's about embracing our basest urges..."
  • "We were abducted out of nowhere and stuffed into this place meant to look like a school. And now we're supposed to start killing each other? This is... This is...this is just...! What IS this!?"

Chapter 1:

  • "Before you go asking someone else, it's only polite that *you* say what *you* saw first, don't you think? If I don't hear yours, I don't have to say mine! It's the art of see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil!"
  • "2-player co-op base defense with the two of them... With their stats, they're totally OP!"
  • "Consciousness has crashed. Restarting now. Please wait a moment..."
  • "I-I just decided to volunteer for something I knew no one else would wanna do. What's the big deal!?"
  • "What are you talking about!? All my love is for 2D! I would NEVER get tired of 2D! After spending a significant amount of time comparing 2D and 3D, I voluntarily chose 2D! The only 3D is good for is to shower love and affection on 2D!"
  • "What, so now you suddenly want to join my party? Sorry, but you haven't triggered that flag yet. I mean, you haven't helped me recover from a past trauma, or save a village, or beat a boss..."
  • "They say if you collect all seven, a dragon will appear and grant you a single wish!"
  • "Erm, kidding aside, it's the kind of thing you might see on any big-city street corner. Gaze into it, and it will show you a glimpse of the future... Just like that Meena girl who was on that quest to find that one guy!"
  • "If you need help lifting your spirits, call on me anytime! I've got all kinds of smut—er, stuff that might help cheer you up! Meh heh...mehehehe!"
  • "Trying to enter someone's room without their express permission is the highest breach of etiquette! Whether it's related to the case or not, you must respect a person's right to privacy!" (to Makoto)
  • "O-ho! Trying to argue against me? Sounds like awesome doesn't know someone doesn't know his place!"
  • "If you got an invitation like that from the Ultimate Pop Sensation, what young man could resist? Of course, I'm only into 2D so it wouldn't have any effect on me!"
  • "Hmm? I'm not sure whether to take that as an insult or a compliment!"
  • "Bwehehe! Our little grey cells are really getting excited now!"
  • "Um, so why are you putting an upstanding young citizen like me through such a grueling ordeal?"

Chapter 2:

  • "She's right. If you heap that kind of blame on yourself, you'll turn into a full-fledged masochist." (About voting Leon as the blackened)
  • "Say whatever you want about me, but never judge a book by its author! Now hear this! Appearances mean nothing at all! What you see before you is nothing more than the rind that contains the meaty pulp of my genius! My creations are what determine my meaning and value!"
  • "I emphatically decline! You're not my type at all! Hmhm... It's all about the law of causality, basic instinct, act and react!"
  • "To bless this undeserving swine with such an honor...! I will serve you with all my heart and soul!"
  • "How is that funny? Can't you smile like a normal person once in a while? Like how the housewife on a classic TV show smiles at the end of an episode?"
  • "Well it's just human nature to wanna hear it when you say it's impossible! C'mon, it'll be good for ya!"
  • "Forget more victims! If we mess this up, we're all dead meat!"
  • "Miss Fujisaki... I must admit, for being 3D, she was quite remarkable. Of course, just the idea of 3D makes me cringe..."

Chapter 3:

  • "Gh—! If she weren't here, my chances of survival would go up AT LEAST 10%!"
  • "I'm a fan of Charanbo, Pumpkinhead, and I especially admire anything that Saburo Ronppongi makes. Charanbo's ability to express the movement of muscles is exquisite, as seen in his Mama Cat series. Pumpkinhead is like a little sculptor fairy, representing this century's greatest quality! Saburo Ronppongi, meanwhile, is known for his Mecha Musume series, which led to a worldwide tour. Truly they can only be regarded as the Elite Four! Well the Elite Three just sounds stupid, now doesn't it!? Besides, that empty seat rightly belongs to...me! Hmhmhm. It begins... Today begins my reign as the legendary ruler of the next country!"
  • "They say that a goldfish will eat however much food you give it, even if it's about to burst. Miss Asahina's pretty much the same, it looks like."
  • "Oh man. If I had the "loves clueless girls" attribute, I would've fallen in love big-time just now! I'm so glad I don't have it..."
  • "If you wanna know more... ...just Google it, okay?!"
  • "Hmm, but you know... All this about "Master" and whatnot... Yes, yes... I...I believe I'm on fire..."
  • "Mr. Hagakure, please refrain from pointless whispering. We're deep in enemy territory here... Just up ahead is the bathhouse. And there awaits...a great dazzling passion!"
  • "What are you doing, Mr. Naegi!? There are no fantasies in there! If you need to calm down, try counting prime numbers..."
  • "I'm not sure how to put it, but... ...I always feel refreshed after a job well done! A 3D body isn't so bad in its nude state, I suppose."
  • "Fwehehe! Maybe you can't tell, but my soul is positively overflowing with strawberries today!"
  • "Whatever, let's just hurry up and eat! We don't have time to stand around flappin' our lips!"
  • "Shut up! She's not a mannequin! She's an ANGEL! And don't bother telling me angels exist! What we have can't be defined by your petty "words"!"
  • "I can't withdraw... Mr. Ishimaru... Since I have this opportunity, let me say this right now... Destiny has bound me and her together in the Gordian Knot of true love!"
  • "Well *I* punch at the speed of sound! And I don't have any harm air, so there's no drag!" (to Kiyotaka)
  • "Don't put me on the same level as that...that...virgin! I might catch his virginity!"
  • "Maybe he's like the mean guy who starts acting different or getting all flustered when things change!"
  • "I just want to see her smiling face again..."
  • "I swear I'll save her! Using the power of love...!"
  • "Where...am I? Cold...so cold... Is...winter coming? ...Huh? Ahh...that's right... I remember now... Hope's Peak... I remember...everything... Before...I'd met you...all... I'd met...you all... Ahh...the light... It's...reaching out...to me... Like...the tail...of a comet..."
  • "Who...killed me...? That's right... I remember...their name... Y...Yasu... ...hi...ro... ..."

Danganronpa: The Animation (English)

Episode 06:

  • "My heart kinda goes out to the poor thing..."
  • "She didn't freak out when I openly talked about my obsessions, It's the first time to me! I've never talked to a normal girl like that before...!"
  • "Where am I? I remember now... I knew... everyone before I ever met them here... The light... The light is spreading..."
  • "The culprit... I remember... Ya-Yasuhiro..."

Episode 07:

  • "How dare he abuse a lady on top of stealing my girl!

Free Time Events:

  • "Mwehehe... I see quality in you, Mr. Naegi. True quality! And that's why... ...I've decided to present to you my lecture on the nature of fan fiction! If we're going to be friends, you must be fully informed. I will permit no fanfic bigotry whatsoever!"
  • "And that's why... ...I've decided to present to you my lecture on the nature of fan fiction! If we're going to be friends, you must be fully informed. I will permit no fanfic bigotry whatsoever! In a sense, a geek is like an expert. That's right, a total expert! A successful musician must necessarily be a music geek, a good movie director is a movie geek. You see? It's those experts, those *geeks* who open up the world to others! So when you say that writing fanfic is "geeky"... ...you're recognizing us as true experts!"
  • "I certainly hope you don't expect me to explain such common-sense topics every time!"
  • "Buwheh! Ahh, my geekdom is leaking out again. I apologize!"
  • "Diet Coke is... a friend to all mankind... A single sip and your body melts like butter! It's the kind of high nothing can match. It clears my mind, and even the most boring conversation sounds like a cinematic masterpiece! Kh...! I knew I was going through withdrawal...! Am I hallucinating now!? Kyaaaaahhh! Away, vile spirits! I cast thee out!"
  • "You're right, I won't lose... I'm a strong boy! I can endure this! For you, my princess! Now let's play tag! Hooray! Hooray! Tag, you're it!"
  • "I was so happy... I had no idea there were other people on the planet who'd felt the same thing I had. I can't thank her, I know that! So instead... I'll ball up all my love and affection, and use it to do incredibly embarrassing things to her!"
  • "It's actually been in the back of my mind the whole time I've been doing fanfic. Fanfic is amazing, don't get me wrong. It's a way to connect people to a shared dream, so to speak. But I think I have more to offer. I'm ready for the challenge of creating that dream myself! I was thinking... if I could create something that might save someone, the way the princess saved me... I want to create a masterpiece that will astound a mainstream audience! I only watch anime on the weekend, and I only really know the most popular comics... I want to try and make something that has the same reach as stuff like that! I guess what I really want to do, is create something that other people will want to make fanfic of... Of course, I'll still keep making fanfic myself! That's my life's work, after all! But if that can coexist alongside original work, that's like the best of both worlds!"
  • "Anyway, I'll be counting on you to give the world a play-by-play as I ascend into godhood. Um, I mean... if I'm successful... I'll be counting on your unique perspective... as my friend."

School Mode:

  • " A creator who doesn't give life and form to his creations is no creator at all!"
  • "Step one, food! Step two, food! Steps three and four, who cares!? Step five, food food fooooood! Keep yourself well fed, and the rest of the world will take care of itself. So let's eat!"
  • "I have no interest in other people's creations! If I want to read a story, I'll write one myself! For I am Hifumi, chosen by the gods!"
  • "Huh? Why would you go out of your way to study? Why would I take any part in such an act!? Feel free to murder your own soul if you like...!"
  • "How disappointing, Mr. Naegi. You see, everyone finds their sense of moe from different sources. A completely boring subject to me might get someone else totally fired up."
  • "Loading up an anime theme, busting out that melody with one loud, shared heart. It's a great way to close the distance between people who don't know each other all that well."
  • "Oh, sorry. Did it sound like I was blaming you? No... It's just that my delicate heart can never be satisfied with a mere facsimile."
  • "People become capable of anything when they're on the verge of death!"
  • "If you're given power, and use it improperly, if you use it to do evil in the world... ...however brave or strong you might be, you'll be destroyed, and never stand again."
  • "This isn't just about publicizing my creations. It's about recording the process! As my assistant and my historian, I will hold on to you forever...!"

Ultimate Talent Development Plan:

  • "Fanfic can connect people to a shared dream."
  • "As the Ultimate Fanfic Creator, I don't think I'll find many kindred spirits here! But educating the commoners is part of my duty!"
  • "Even in fanfic, we treat our source material with love!"
  • "Well said! Though our jobs are different, we're meant to stand side-by-side after all!" (To Tsumugi Shirogane)
  • "Don't worry about the quickness of our feet, but rather the syncing of our breath! We need to move in sync, like telepathy! Like we're piloting a Jaeger!" (To Yasuhiro)
  • "Ha! Having real sisters is nothing compared to 2D sisters! I was merely pointing out that you remind me of a light novel protagonist! The kind that always wins! You have to believe me!"
  • "Oh no, 2D is my god!"
  • "Coke runs through my veins... I will never get tired of soda."
  • "Before a battle, I always pump my HP and MP to full and make a save! I will show you how I achieve victory!"
  • " The crunch time for them was difficult for even my golden hand... But as you can see, I overcame it and triumphed! I've raised the bar for fanfic yet again!"
  • "My book has gotten thicker, my power has leveled up! Now, my legend begins!"

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc IF (English)

  • "...I've dealt with girls like this in my 2-D dating games, but this doesn't even compare. It's like there's an SSS difficulty level to clear her..."

List of Appearances[]




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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