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Ultimate Detective, called Super High School Level Detective (超高校級の「探偵」 chō kōkō kyū no “tantei”) in the Japanese version is a title given to multiple people in Danganronpa series.


Ultimate Detective refers to Kyoko Kirigiri and Shuichi Saihara. Although they have the same talent, their personalities and their detective skills are different. Kyoko is stoic and reserved about her feelings, not wanting them to affect her case. On the other hand, Shuichi is calm and timid, and he claimed that he solves his cases due to luck. It is mentioned in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony that in past games, the Ultimate Detective has never been a murderer, implying that there may have been more unnamed characters with this talent.

Skills and Abilities

Both Kyoko and Shuichi are shown to have impressive deductive skills, often being able to notice details that other students overlook and on occasion being able to identify the culprit even before the class trial begins. However, they don't always reach the correct conclusions; for instance, during the Killing School Life, Kyoko incorrectly speculated that Mukuro Ikusaba was the mastermind behind the killing game. Nevertheless, Kyoko and Shuichi are often essential to solving not only individual murder cases, but the greater mysteries surrounding Hope's Peak Academy and the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles.

List of Title Holders

Hope's Peak Series

Profile Name First Appearance Status
Kyoko Kirigiri VA ID.png
Kyoko Kirigiri Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Alive

Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles Series

Profile Name First Appearance Status
Shuichi Saihara VA ID.png
Shuichi Saihara Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Alive