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Leon Kuwata

This new version of me that's chasing after my dream is, like...super cool to the max!

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Leon Kuwata (桑田 怜恩) 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 Baseball Star (超高校級の「野球選手」lit. Super High School Level Baseball Player). However, he states he wishes to change his title to the Ultimate Musician (超高校級の「ミュージシャン」lit. Super High School Level Musician).


Early Life[]

Main article: Ultra Despair Hagakure and Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Leon was very close to his cousin, Kanon Nakajima, since they were very young. Leon's father was the older brother of Kanon's father. Kanon was in love with Leon throughout their childhood and repeatedly tried to get him to notice her feelings for him, although he only ever saw her as a little sister. In middle school, Leon became a very skilled baseball player, and Kanon became the manager of his baseball team so she could watch him play. He was an ace in his position as the fourth batter at his school. However, Leon himself claimed that due to his exceptional natural talent for baseball, he was practically forced to play by other people since young age. Leon later attended LL Academy high school. To win the heart of a girl that he happened to meet at the hair salon, he became determined to change his title to Ultimate Musician. His hair and clothing style changed completely.

Danganronpa 1 CG - Class Photo of Mondo, Leon, and Chihiro

Leon was scouted by Hope's Peak Academy for his title of Ultimate Baseball Star. In photos found by Makoto Naegi, Leon is seen roughhousing with Mondo Owada and Chihiro Fujisaki and participating in sports events with his classmates during his time there.

The Tragedy[]

Main article: Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Future Arc #11
Taka, Leon, Mondo, Chihiro

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. Leon helped his classmates seal up 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

Leon 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 introducing himself to his classmates, Leon immediately expresses that despite his title of Ultimate Baseball Star, his real ambition is to become the vocalist of a band.

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. Leon's video showed his cousin, Kanon, and after watching it, Leon became very agitated.

Sayaka's Plot[]

Danganronpa 1 Sayaka's Note

On the day the students received the motivational DVDs, Sayaka Maizono sent Leon a note instructing him to meet her in her room. Unbeknownst to Leon, Sayaka had switched rooms with Makoto Naegi, and also switched their doorplates to disguise what she had done. When Leon entered the room, Sayaka attacked him with a kitchen knife she had taken from the kitchen. Leon managed to defend himself with an ornamental golden sword that Makoto had been storing in his room. He broke Sayaka's wrist with the sword, disarming her in the process.

Sayaka fled into the bathroom and closed the door. Leon did not know that Makoto's bathroom door was misaligned, and needed to be lifted while the handle was turned in order to open it. Because girls' rooms are the only rooms with lockable bathroom doors and he believed this to be Sayaka's room, Leon thought the room was simply locked and so left to go and retrieve his tool kit. When he returned, he destroyed the door handle. He then retrieved the kitchen knife that Sayaka had dropped and stabbed her in the stomach, killing her.

Afterward, he tried to clean the crime scene, using Makoto's lint roller to dispose of all of his distinctive red hair. He then went to the trash room, balled up his bloodied shirt, and threw it into the incinerator. He turned the incinerator on by throwing Yasuhiro Hagakure's crystal ball at the activation switch. He did not realize that one of his sleeves did not fully burn and, instead, fell onto the floor of the trash room, leaving behind evidence.

Leon's Fate[]

Leon Kuwata Halfbody Sprite (10)

In the class trial, Makoto was able to pinpoint Leon as the culprit based on three major factors. Firstly, Sayaka had managed to write "11037" on the wall in blood with the last of her strength before she died; when flipped upside down, this revealed the name "LEON". Secondly, the method of disposing of the evidence was a feat only achievable by someone with an extremely accurate aim in order to hit the activation button on the incinerator from such a significant distance; a skill only the Ultimate Baseball Star had. Finally, Leon had used his toolkit to break into Makoto's bathroom and was unable to show it to the others because it would have been the only toolkit that showed evidence of being used. The students found Leon guilty, and he was sentenced to be executed by Monokuma.

Unwilling to accept his sentence, Leon begged Monokuma not to kill him and tried to justify his actions as self-defense. However, Celestia Ludenberg pointed out that Leon could have returned to his room and stayed there after Sayaka shut herself in the bathroom, but instead he actively chose to return to Sayaka's room with his toolkit in order to attack her.

Leon is executed by being pummeled to death by baseballs shot out of a pitching machine in an execution called The 1,000 Blows.

Post-Killing School Life[]

Makoto's Hallucination[]

Main article: Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Despair Arc #11
Leon Taka death

Leon is seen alongside his deceased classmates in Makoto's hallucination after he was brainwashed by the Suicide Video. Leon is later seen motionless, with a badly bruised, bloody, and swelled face, when all of the deceased members of Class 78th morph into how they looked when they died in the Killing School Life.

Nagito Komaeda's Illusory World[]

Main article: Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the World Vanquisher

Danganronpa 2.5 - (OVA) Nagito with his classmates in Homeroom (25)

Leon appeared in Nagito Komaeda's imaginary world, accidentally breaking the infirmary window and worsening Nagito's injuries. As an apology, he let Nagito have his baseball and autographed it with his name.

Much later, Nagito used Leon's baseball to destroy an entire building, which led him to break loose from his imaginary world and eventually wake up from the Neo World Program.

Creation and Development[]

Leon Beta Development

Leon's beta name was Kazuo Matsuzaki (松崎和雄), likely a reference to real-life baseball player Kazuo Matsui, who was the first Japanese infielder to sign with a Major League Baseball team. The character designer, Rui Komatsuzaki, is a fan of the punk genre, so Leon's outfit was designed with details he personally likes.[5]

Leon was the first character to be designed, so Komatsuzaki used him to design the range of expressions available during Class Trials.[6] All other characters' expressions were designed with Leon's expressions as a reference.[6] Leon and Sayaka were both used as the game's base male and female characters, respectively, to establish a base body type and height. They were both used as stand-ins during many stages of development, and their character designs are very recognizable as early as the scrapped project DISTRUST. As a result of both of their designs being relatively unchanged from the early design stages, the development team grew tired of them and so they were the first characters to be killed in the final published game.[5] Leon's execution, The 1,000 Blows, was virtually unchanged from the version seen in the DISTRUST promotional presentation other than the art style.


Leon (怜恩) can be translated as "Cunning Kindness". Kuwata (桑田) simply means "Mulberry Field".

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.

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 Leon's ending, he is thrilled to be able to legitimately give up his baseball talent in exchange to become a musician.

In the novel Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc IF, Makoto's collapse stops Sayaka from following through with her plot to kill Leon and frame Makoto for it, indirectly preventing her own murder by Leon. When Monokuma tries to break Sayaka's will with the knowledge of how she was going to murder one of her friends, Leon destroys him by pitching Yasuhiro's crystal ball at him (promising to pay Yasuhiro back if money is still relevant in the outside world). His help convinces Sayaka that she should tell the truth about her plans after the crisis is over, which Leon mistakes as her wanting to confess her feelings for him.


Danganronpa 1 Character Design Profile Leon Kuwata
Leon Kuwata Fullbody Sprite (1)

At the beginning of the Killing School Life in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Leon 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 dyed orange spiked hair, a goatee that's tied into a small ponytail, and pale blue eyes. He wears a white dress shirt (in which he has modified significantly) with the collar popped up, a white shirt with a red grunge skull design, black jeans, and white platform shoes with a black sole. He accessorizes with a padlocked chain necklace, two overlapping studded belts, rings, and an oversized safety pin on his lapel. He has several piercings - his labret, his tongue, and six in his right ear.

When he was practicing baseball, he wore a standard baseball jersey with his number, 18, and his last name, Kuwata, on the back.

DR1 Present 104 Leon's Undergarments

During his school years, he wore "supportive sports underoos". They are a pair of typical men's athletic black boxers.

His swimsuit in Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp consists of a white hoodie with a gray conifer pattern left open, revealing his pectorals and abdomen. He also sports red bermuda shorts which fade to black towards the bottom.

Leon Kuwata School Mode Pixel Icon (1)

Leon's goatee is noticeably absent from his pixel sprites featured in School Mode and Ultimate Talent Development Plan.


Leon is a passionate, hot-blooded young teenager. He often slacked off from studying and baseball practice; however, his baseball skills were never diminished due to his status as Ultimate Baseball Star. In fact, he hated to practice, seeing no point or enjoyment in it because he was already so talented. Due to his natural physical talent, he considered even very difficult and unusual feats easy and had some trouble empathizing with people who lacked such talent, as he didn't fully realize how hard the bet he made with Kanon really was.

Despite his talent, Leon claimed he strongly hated baseball and was very determined to change his current title to Ultimate Musician. He had a tendency to complain about the several things he found uncool and gross about baseball, often without any prompting from others. He was quite arrogant, often talking about his popularity and dreams of being even more famous, considering himself a 'future superstar'. However, during his Free Time sequence, he implied he wasn't actually very good at being a musician, and the reason he wanted to become one is to win a heart of a girl he happened to meet at the hair salon. He claimed that being popular is the whole point of being a musician, and once briefly thought about being an actor instead if that's what Sayaka is more into, generally appearing a bit confused about his own motivations and feelings for the matter. Furthermore, he was quite bitter about how people constantly forced him to play baseball and follow the sport's traditions due to his natural talent, with his completely new goal and look appearing to be at least partially a form of rebellion.

However, in reality, Leon grew to miss baseball after not playing for a while, since he used to do it every day since he was young and it actually made him feel good. He reluctantly admitted this to Makoto during his Free Time in School Mode, as he needed someone else along with him to properly play. With all his talk about hating baseball, he was embarrassed to admit how he really felt and accused baseball of brainwashing him. He considered returning to his old team, though he still absolutely hated the idea of practicing. During his School Mode ending, he decided he would both play baseball and sing, to become 'the ex-baseball star who's a totally famous singer now' later in life. He liked the idea of an all-new approach that is just for him, showing that he just disliked repetitiveness and other people deciding things for him.

Leon was also strongly interested in girls and bragged about his great success with women to Makoto, asking him if he was jealous. While it was left ambiguous how truthful his claims were, it was confirmed in Ultra Despair Hagakure that he was indeed a 'player' with a new girl with him every few days. He was always flirting with girls and he was single-mindedly focused on studying "the secret of success with the ladies". He appeared quite shallow, as he often only talked about how hot girls are, but he has also mentioned he's into pure-hearted girls and he was grossed out by Hifumi's very perverted behavior, thinking it goes way too far.

In the official artbook, Leon is described as an optimist who wants to get better at everything he does. However, during the main story, Leon was shown to be easily intimidated due to the killing game situation, such as when Makoto spent time with him for the first time and he thought it was a trap to kill him, or during the first class trial when he asked and found out who Sakura Ogami is. When he became nervous or intimidated, Leon tended to smile awkwardly, often the right corner of his mouth stretching farther. He could also come across as easily offended and agitated; for example, when asked how he managed to style his hair, he immediately became annoyed, automatically accusing Makoto of making fun of it and saying he should shave his hair like his baseball team made him do. He also instantly became angry and snapped at Makoto for not knowing what to talk about, and he often had quite intense expressions. School Mode also showed that whenever he's upset or depressed, Leon liked to take naps. According to Kazutaka Kodaka, Leon can't stand the heat and hot weather.[7] During Ultra Despair Hagakure, Leon showed a more patient and kind side, as he couldn't help but sympathize and worry about Kanon despite her obsessively being in love with him, with him wondering multiple times that's he's probably being too nice and once commented that it's no wonder Kanon liked him so much with how nice he was.


Ultimate Baseball Star[]

Danganronpa 1 Leon Kuwata English Game Introduction

Leon is a natural-born baseball star despite his hatred towards baseball practice. His only motivation to play baseball is to become famous with girls. It also helps him to continue his school life without studying hard and taking the entrance exam. Leon's talent in baseball surpasses even his coach and teacher's pride who begged him to play so that the team could win a quick and easy win. He states that he never needs to practice because baseball is so easy for him. His pitch is clocked at 160 kilometers per hour.

Leon proves his skills with his talent during his murder of Sayaka when he threw a crystal ball through the Trash Room gate to activate a small button on the incinerator at nearly thirty feet away, followed by throwing his own blood-stained shirt into the small opening.

In Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, during one of Nekomaru Nidai's Free Time Events and the Prologue, he mentions a baseball star he used to train that went on to become extremely popular, heavily implying it's Leon.

Ultimate Baseball Star official translations in other languages
Language Talent Translation
日本語 Japanese 超高校級の「野球選手」 Super High School Level Baseball Player
中文(臺灣) Chinese (Trad) 超高校級的“棒球選手” Super High School Level Baseball Player *
中文(香港) Chinese (Simp) 超高校级的“棒球选手” Super High School Level Baseball Player *
français French La Star de Baseball Ultime The Ultimate Baseball Star *
Le Joueur de base-ball Ultime The Ultimate Baseball Player *
Deutsch German Super-Baseball-Spieler Super Baseball Player *
italiano Italian Super Promessa del Baseball Liceale Super High School Level Baseball Prodigy *
español Spanish (Spain) Super Estudiante de Instituto Nivel: Promesa del Béisbol Super High School Student Level: Baseball Promise *
Superjugador de béisbol de bachillerato Super High School Baseball Player *
nci Spanish (México) Súper estudiante jugador de béisbol Super Baseball Player Student *
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) Súper jugador de béisbol de secundaria Super High School Baseball Player *
polski Polish Super Bejsbolista Super Baseball Player *
português do Brasil Portuguese Jogador de Beisebol Supercolegial Super High School Baseball Player *

"Ultimate Musician"[]

As seen in his Dorm Room, he has an amp and electric guitar, his skills with it, however, are unknown. His goal is to be the lead vocalist of a band, and was seeking out a songwriter.

He seems to be knowledgeable about some aspects of the musical scene. During his Free Time he makes several references to real-world bands. He claims he "doesn't wanna be a George, ya know? Gotta get that Paul action", referring to the British band The Beatles, he also states he wants to be like punk bands The Damned, The Clash, and The Sex Pistols.

He follows up during a Free Time Event with "if you're in a punk band, it doesn't matter if you can play or not", implying he's not very good.



Kanon Nakajima[]

Kanon is Leon's younger cousin and is two years younger than him. He viewed Kanon as his little sister and the two had a very close relationship since childhood. She constantly confessed her feelings to him, but he always responded he just didn't like her that way. It did not seem her never-ending confessions affect his view of her, but he cared for her and comforted her whenever he rejected her, with he himself wondering multiple times that he's probably being a little too nice.

Leon was the one who eventually came up with the bet that if Kanon throws a 160 meters per hour ball, he promised he would think of her more romantically. She wasn't allowed to speak to him if she couldn't do it and she assumed he may have given her an impossible task on purpose. However, when they met after half a year, he talked to her in a very casual manner and clearly didn't take the situation that seriously. In fact, he actually had a lot of faith in her, believing that she might actually be capable of doing it, despite the fact that the Japanese record for women was 140. Leon said he wouldn't make the bet any easier, but he would help Kanon a bit with training. When Kanon questioned if he actually was fine with her winning the bet, Leon answered that 'whatever happens, happens', and his specific feelings for her were ultimately left ambiguous. By the time of the Killing School Life, Kanon was chosen as Leon's Captive, being his most important person.

Kanon is mentioned by Leon in Danganronpa V3s bonus mode, as he states that he has sometimes thought about bringing his cousin a souvenir for the family's New Year's meeting. He asks Kirumi Tojo's help to plan the gift, though he says she would be pleased with any gift. He mentions being a good "big brother", indicating that he still only sees her as a little sister figure.[8]

Class 78th:

Sayaka Maizono[]

Though the two are not seen interacting much during the killing game, Leon quickly developed a strong interest in Sayaka. In one of his Free Time Events, he asked Makoto about "what kinda guy Sayaka is into". In relationship charts featured in the Danganronpa 1.2 Reload art book, Leon admires how cute she is and considers her a "pure-hearted girl", which is a type he is into. Sayaka takes note of that she is his type with a slight smile and blush. Leon is also shocked to find out that Sayaka is Makoto's "assistant", appearing jealous. However, considering Leon's womanizing nature, it's most likely his attraction to her was nothing more than a physical one.

Later, when Sayaka chose Leon as her murder victim, her plan backfired as he was able to defend himself, which led her to flee to the bathroom. Though he claimed it was only self-defense, Leon made a conscious decision to counter-attack and murdered the girl. Leon's interest in her could explain why he trusted her so easily and went to see her alone during the killing game, and might be the reason why Sayaka chose him as her target.

In the non-canonical manga version of the game, Leon and Sayaka had a closer, quite different relationship due to their similarities with music, and the circumstances of Sayaka's death differ from the game. It is also implied that after Sayaka attacked him, Leon only wanted to calm Sayaka down when she locked herself in the bathroom, which is why he broke in. When he broke into the bathroom, however, he claims that he only accidentally stabbed Sayaka in the stomach, which resulted in her death, contrary to deliberately stabbing her as he did in the game.

Makoto Naegi[]

During his free-time events, Leon shared a lot of experiences with Makoto and even invited him for a baseball match after they escaped the academy. Makoto didn't hold a grudge against Leon for killing Sayaka because he felt that the one at fault was Monokuma.

Mondo Owada and Chihiro Fujisaki[]

Even though Leon almost never showed close interaction in the Killing School Life, Leon may have been good friends with Mondo and Chihiro during their school time in Class 78th, as a picture of the three laughing was found shortly after their deaths. However, according to Leon and Mondo's relationship chart in the Danganronpa 1.2 Reload Artbook, this is contrasted with Mondo believing him to be a moron and Leon believing his style doesn't make him look popular. Chihiro, however, positively pointed out Leon's high confidence in himself, hinting Chihiro may have looked up to him at one point.

Free Time Events & Bonus Mode Guides[]

The links below are full transcripts and in-depth guides for Leon Kuwata'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 104 Leon's Undergarments Danganronpa 1 School Mode Trip Ticket Leon Kuwata 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)


  • "Yo! The name's Leon Kuwata. What's up?"
  • "My only path in life is getting into music! You can feel that star-quality aura I have, right? I'm gonna be a singer, so all I need is a songwriter and someone on guitar, and we're set! This new version of me that's chasing after my dream is, like...super cool to the max!"
  • "I don't care if the school or whoever else is behind it all, this is just a really bad joke."

Chapter 1:

  • "There's gotta be *something* we can do..."
  • "Anyway, there's nothing to do around here. Gonna friggin' die of boredom... And being stuck in here is keeping me from racing toward my dream, too."
  • "Yeah! To become a musician! You can sense my aura, right? The strongest vocals of the century right here! God, I feel so cool getting to say that in front of a national celebrity..."
  • "No way in hell am I letting someone kill me...! Alright, dammit! Let's do this!"
  • "Well, I did *my* job. I'm counting on the rest of you from here on out!"
  • "Well we can talk all we want, it's not gonna change *that* conclusion."
  • "But if the only choice you have is to break it, you break it! There's nothing "bewildering" about it!"
  • "Do I object...? Hell yes I object! Of course I do! I object, I object, I object I mean, all of this is just a bunch of stupid theories! You need evidence! Where's the evidence!? Without evidence, it's all bullshit! It's bullshit and I refuse to acknowledge it!"
  • "I refuse to acknowledge you! You're stupid! Stupid! Stupid stupid stupid! Stupidstupidstupidstupidstupidstupidstupid!!!"
  • "I-I didn't have a choice... It was kill or be killed! S-So that's why...I killed her first. None of you are any different! One wrong step, and you'd be the one standing here! It was complete chance that I wound up like this! I was just...unlucky! That's all..."

Free Time Events:

  • "Y-You're not trying to get me alone so you can kill me, are you...? My fans will all go psycho on you if you do! I'm as popular as any international superstar! But if you're NOT gonna murder me, then let's hang out. I don't really wanna be alone, anyway..."
  • "I'm not even afraid anymore. Now I'm just pissed off. Why?! Why is this happening to me?! This isn't fair, man! I mean, am I wrong?"
  • "Well, I wanna start up a band, right? I was wondering if you know anyone who's good at writing music. Oh, but nobody too popular! I don't want anyone to overshadow my own popularity as the lead singer."
  • "Damn straight! My plan is to conquer the world with punk! Cuz I mean...when it comes to punk, it doesn't really matter if you can actually play or not."
  • "I was gonna use my time here to become the Ultimate Musician! ...That dream's dead now, though. I came here chasing a dream, but I never imagined it'd turn into such a nightmare... Dammit...! I have to do it! I have to become a famous musician! Stop screwing with me, world! Give me back my youth! Give me back my dreams!"
  • "What better reason is there!? The whole point of becoming a musician is to be popular, right?"
  • "Dammit! It's like mind control! Baseball brainwashed me! But fine, whatever! I just wanna throw the ball around a little! But I can't play baseball by myself!"
  • "I don't need practice! I just wanna play the game! Even an exhibition game or whatever!"
  • "Yeah, they can't just drop someone as good as me! I'm sure they'll forgive me no problem! I mean it's me, right!? I'm the up-and-coming Koshien Stadium Superstar! Hehehe! You're gonna be there rooting for me, right!?"

School Mode:

  • "Besides, I totally quit baseball! My mission is to become the Ultimate Musician. No more rolling around in dirt, mud, and sweat for me! I'm done with baseball, I'm done with throwing anything! I'm done!"
  • "I'm a musician, man! It's my job to CREATE fashion trends, not chase after them!"
  • "Damn man, that was a blast! But...it feels kinda weird, having so much fun in a creepy place like this. It's not normal, no matter how you put it. ... B-But screw the details! I had fun, that's all that matters. Okay, let's head back!"

Ultimate Talent Development Plan:

  • "Yeah, that's the spirit! Forget everything that's a pain in the ass! You don't need to play tennis and I don't need to play baseball!"
  • "There's no doubt I'm a super genius, but I wasn't just born to play baseball."
  • "Well cosplayers or not, everyone wants to be popular. It's cute." (To Tsumugi Shirogane)
  • "This might be none of my business, but why don't you smile more, Kyoko? I mean, you're in customer service. A nice smile... Man you'll have the guys begging to buy your stuff."
  • "Hey, just watch me. I'll throw so many strikeouts and hit so many home runs!" (To Ryoma Hoshi)

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc IF (English)

  • "Oh bullshit! Besides, if the world is all screwed up, what the hell are you gonna need money for anyway?"
  • "All right everyone! Let's ace this exam or whatever and get outta here already! There's no way I'm gonna let my happy memories of this place get taken away!"

List of Appearances[]


The link below lists all official licensed merchandise featuring Leon Kuwata:


  • Notable trivia specifically about his execution, The 1,000 Blows:
    • Due to the brutality of it, it was censored in the Danganronpa: The Animation when it first aired on television. However, on the anime DVD, the execution can be seen uncensored.
    • The design on Leon's shirt foreshadows his fate, as it depicts a skull being shattered from a heavy blow.
    • The execution is the same execution he undergoes in DISTRUST, the prototype of the first Danganronpa game. This explains why his execution is more brutal and gruesome compared to the others.
  • Leon's former high school, LL Academy, might be a reference to the Little League.
  • In the Danganronpa 1 (Trial Version), unlike the actual Bullet Time Battle with Leon that happens in the end of the first class trial, the player will engage in a Bullet Time Battle at the beginning of the trial when Leon accuses Makoto of being the killer because he stutters multiple times.
  • Leon's English voice actor, Grant George is married to Sakura Ogami's English voice actress, Jessica Gee-George.



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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