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    Female Students 

Amaya Kakisu

Ultimate Journalist

  • The Protagonist: Amaya is the assigned protagonist character, though she doesn’t always act like a standard pushover Danganronpa Protagonist.

Sayuri Ochano

Ultimate Barista

Hiroko Asai

Ultimate Librarian

Amaya: Okay, are you even taking this seriously?
Hiroko: …Of course I’m not. I tuned you out twelve questions ago.
Amaya: I only asked you twelve questions!
Hiroko: …Exactly.

Ayako Shirai

Ultimate Digital Artist

  • Nice Hat
  • Emo Kid: Ayako is secluded and very gloomy, along with showing signs of being depressed. Her dark hoodie and beanie also portray her emo nature.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Many readers thought that Ayako was a dude because of her short hair and flat chest.
    • PM has stated that there originally was gonna be a joke about it in Ayako’s introduction, but she cut it out because she didn’t want it to come off as offensive.
  • Reclusive Artist: Ayako locked herself in her room for the Majority of Chapter 1
    • Right now, the reason as to why is unknown.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ayako’s Hair is dark purple.
    • However, it was said by PM that Ayako died her hair and her natural hair color is blonde.

Takara Fukuroda

Ultimate Thief

  • The Trickster: Even though Takara isn’t a main antagonist, she does portray this trope by doing things like sneaking up behind people to scare them and stealing their things.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Takara’s hair is a bright magenta color.

Minori Fukushima

Ultimate Cheerleader

  • Cliché: Used in the opposite context where she actively tries to avoid cliches.
  • Redheads Are Uncool: Minori is arguably the least liked character in the story by the fan base.

Torako Inaba

Ultimate Gunslinger

  • Nice Hat
  • Twice Shy: Torako and Satoshi both seem to like each other a lot... but both are too afraid to be the one who asks.

Akemi Sora

Ultimate ???

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Akemi has very aloof behavior and has dark hair, albeit with a red gradient.
  • Bitch Alert: Akemi doesn’t hide the fact she’ll be a bitch as well as a pain in the neck.
  • Psychotic Smirk: A few of Akemi’s sprites, when in the right context, portray this.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Akemi’s color pallet consists of mostly blacks and reds, as well as being a main antagonist.

    Male Students 

Yuuki Yakage

Ultimate Forensic Scientist

Satoshi Kawai

Ultimate Gameshow Host

  • Jerkass: He’s very clearly this trope from how he treats Hisaji.
    • Yet somehow Torako and some fans still like him.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Satoshi has rather pale skin and dark hair. There have been a few positive comments on his appearance as well.
  • Reckless Gun Usage: Satoshi is being taught how to use a gun by Torako but doesn’t quite understand how to use it yet.
  • Twice Shy: Torako and Satoshi both seem to like each other a lot... but both are too afraid to be the one who asks.

Daisuke Hagiwara

Ultimate Thespian

  • Beware the Silly Ones: Daisuke is introduced as a comic relief character who flirts with everyone only to be rejected in the end. However, during Chapter 1 Part 2, Daisuke shows off a creepier side of himself.
  • Old-School Chivalry: Daisuke, when first meeting Amaya attempts to kiss her hand like a traditional gentleman would do.
  • Sissy Villain: Daisuke can say some rather creepy things, but call him out on it and he‘ll retreat back.

Hideaki Taigo

Ultimate Dog Trainer

Shino Ichigami

Ultimate Drum Major

Kenji Kobayashi

Ultimate Latin Student

Raiden Hayari

Ultimate Track Star

  • Knight in Shining Armor: During the prologue right before Hisaji’s shot full of holes by Mononeko, Raiden runs past and pushes him out of the way, saving his life.

Hisaji Okazaki

Ultimate Pilot

  • Birthday Hater: PM has confirmed that Hisaji hates his birthday for reasons related to his backstory.
    • He also falls into The Grinch trope for the same reason.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Although Hisaji isn’t a kid, he talks back to people all the time and gets angry when anyone compares him to a child or makes fun of his height.
  • Captain Crash: According to his bio sheet, he’s crashed more planes then you can count on your fingers.
  • Flaw Exploitation: Him being the recipient of this trope, Hisaji is always made fun of for being short, which is something he hates being called.


    Non-Human Characters 


Captain/Killing Game Host
  • The Captain: He’s the self proclaimed captain of the ship.



    Spoiler Characters 

Rayleigh Cox -Asai

Ultimate ??? (Ultimate Roboticist)

  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Rayleigh’s Hair is dark blue with lighter blue streaks.
    • Since she and Hiroko both have the same shade of blue hair, it’s likely that it’s natural.

Kingoro Kanekubo

Ultimate ??? (Ultimate Mugger)

Eisaku Misuki

Ultimate ??? (Ultimate Strategist)


Ultimate (Ultimate Markswoman)


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