The cast from the first game

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The story is shown from the perspective of the protagonist, Makoto Naegi, who starts a new year at the elite private Hope's Peak Academy, a government-funded school which is renowned for educating students that are top of their expertise. These students are given the title of "Ultimate". However, every year the school hosts a raffle in which every average student nation-wide is entered, and a random student is selected to enter the school as the "Ultimate Lucky Student" - as is the case with Makoto Naegi, and is shown through the short story, Makoto Naegi's Worst Day Ever.

The story revolves around fifteen students who are trapped in the school under the control of a sadistic monochrome bear named Monokuma. They are forced to live a communal lifestyle together under a set amount of rules (included in the e-Handbook) for the rest of their lives, although it is possible to "disrupt the peace" in order to escape. In order to do this, a student must "graduate" from the school by murdering a classmate. After a body has been discovered, the rest of the students must work together to discover the culprit, who is known as the "blackened", while the innocents are on the side of the "whitened," playing off Monokuma's monochromatic color scheme. If the culprit can fool the rest of their classmates, then they alone can graduate the school while the rest of the students will be punished (executed). However, if the classmates uncover the true culprit, then the culprit alone will be punished with a gruesome execution while everyone else remains unharmed.

In each chapter, Monokuma releases motives to encourage students to commit a murder. During this time, the students attempt to uncover the secrets of the school, including why they were trapped there in the first place, as well as other ways to escape the school other than the graduation clause.

Power of the Verse

The strength of this verse is pretty normal compared to most verses, with very few people reaching around room to building level, and those only include the robots like Monokuma. Though most of the characters, which are highschool students, have many talents; most don't have fighting capabilities as very few are talented in combat (like Sakura, Akane, or Nidai). Though what they lack in brawn they have a high aptitude in intelligence, as many of the students plot murder or solve murder cases amongst each other.

This verse is very technologically advanced. First, there is Monokuma, who claims to have an operating system so advanced that NASA could not hope to understand it. There are the robots made by the Warriors of Hope. The AI is so advanced that it is capable of feeling actual emotions and more. And the Neo World Program is a virtual reality program that is described to have "the ultimate reality", and can even be shared by more than one user at the same time.

There is also advanced scientific advancement in the study of Humans. A test was made to make someone with extraordinary talent from a person who had no talent at all. This test was a success, birthing Izuru Kamukura.






Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Sayaka Maizono

Hifumi Yamada

Mondo Owada

Kyotaka Ishimaru

Leon Kuwata

Junko Enoshima

Mukuro Ikusaba



Super Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Hajime Hinata

Nagito Komaeda

Chiaki Nanami

Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu

Ibuki Mioda

Kazuichi Soda

Gundham Tanaka

Ultimate Imposter

Mikan Tsumiki

Hiyoko Saionji

Akane Owari

Nekomaru Nidai

Teruteru Hanamura

Sonia Nevermind

Mahiru Koizumi

Peko Pekoyama


Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls

Komaru Naegi

Yuta Asahina

Masaru Daimon

Kotoko Utsugi

Jataro Kemuri

Nagisa Shingetsu


Big Bang Monokuma

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School

Kazuo Tengan

Kyosuke Munakata

Koichi Kizakura

Seiko Kimura

Chisa Yukizome

Juzo Sakakura

Miaya Gekkogahara

Ruruka Ando

Sonosuke Izayoi

Ryota Mitarai

Daisaku Bandai

Great Gozu

New Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

Kaede Akamatsu

Angie Yonaga

Gonta Gokuhara

Himiko Yumeno


Kaito Momota

Kirumi Tojo

Kokichi Oma

Miu Iruma

Rantaro Amami

Ryoma Hoshi

Shuichi Saihara

Tenko Chabashira

Tsumugi Shirogane






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