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Ayumu Fujimori

Ultimate Unlucky Student

Voiced by: kel

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The protagonist of the story. A shy girl whose talent has caused her to become withdrawn from the world around her. She has the ability to detect the feelings of others.

It's revealed early on that Ayumu is actually a boy who was forced to dress up as a girl by his abusive sister.


  • Bad Liar: Ayumu has a hard time with telling lies. It's considered so bad that Seishi suggests that she wear a mask if she wants to get away with lying.
  • Bishōnen: Deconstructed in the English Dub. During his flashback as a child, Ayumu admits that he used to be severely bullied by the other kids because of how feminine he looked despite being a boy.
  • Born Unlucky: Ayumu has an unfortunate history of bad luck to the point that anyone around her also suffers some form of misfortune. Also, unlike past Ulimate Lucky Students, Ayumu stands out as the first one who is Unlucky.
  • The Empath: Ayumu is able to notice the real feelings of a person after interacting with them.
  • Extreme Doormat: One of Ayumu's defining traits is how easy it is for people to take advantage of her. This is Played for Drama with the reveal that his crossdressing began when Ayumu's older sister forced him to dress up like a girl and he was too weak willed to say no.
  • Fangirl: She is a huge fan of both Seishi for his mystery novels and Marin for her weather forecasts.
  • Gender Reveal: His identity as a boy is revealed in the first chapter of the original series by Miwashiba and in the second chapter for the unofficial English Dub.
  • Sailor Fuku: Her uniform is dark grey with navy blue.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: The reveal that Ayumu used a girl persona to protect himself from bullies makes him similar to Chihiro Fujisaki.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: He dresses as a girl because his sister makes him, not because he wants to. Once it's revealed he's a boy, he starts dressing as his real gender.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ayumu has silver colored hair.

    Female Students 

Aruma Todoroki

Ultimate Animal Trainer

Voiced by: Sonotrachel, later replaced by Kae

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She claims to be able to tame any animals, including humans. Although she was born in Japan, she joined a French circus early on in her life to build up her skills as an animal trainer. She tends to make alot of sexual comments.


  • Adaptational Sexuality: According to the creators of the English dub, Aruma is confirmed as pansexual.
  • All Women Are Lustful: She rivals Miu Iruma in terms of lewd commentary along with how easily 'flustered' she gets from everyday conversations.
  • The Beastmaster: Her talent allows her to control all types of animals and sometimes humans.
  • Circus Brat: Her bio states that she traveled in a circus when she was a little girl which was how she developed her animal training talent.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: For the English dub, her first voice actress gave her a French accent along with French words sprinkled in her dialogue to highlight her lustful personality. Eventually she was replaced with another actress who nixed the French aspect all together.
  • Ill Girl: In the Japanese version, her body became overheated while training animals which became the reason for why she was assigned to the removal program.
  • Lady in Red: She wears a dark red jacket and red heels to match.
  • Men Like Dogs, Women Like Cats: Inverted. In her bio, Aruma actually likes dogs but dislikes cats.
  • Whip It Good: She always carries one and isn't afraid to use it to assert her dominance.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has violet colored hair.

Kasumi Izumo

Ultimate Spirit Medium

Voiced by: Somni

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A dangerous person with real spiritual powers. She can perform all sorts of hexes and curses. She considers spirit possession disgusting, but will perform it on rare occasions. However, her powers are quite weak and usually drain her energy for several days.


  • Berserk Button: She finds spirit channeling to be disgusting and hates it when other people bring it up.
  • Exhausted Eyebags: She's always shown with these.
  • Gratuitous Latin: Most of her spells involve Latin chanting.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In Chapter 2 of the dub, Kasumi makes a shrine to honor Maiko and Nico. While it was a nice gesture, it brought back painful emotions for Saiji who was fond of Maiko.
  • Kick the Dog: In the same scene from above, she mocks Saiji for his grief for the late Maiko despite knowing her for a week and rudely tells him to get over it.
  • Recurring Element: Design-wise, she follows a popular theme of a DR character having pale skin, red eyes and black hair.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She has dark red eyes and is pretty hostile if you cross her.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Misuzu's blue.
  • Sailor Fuku: Her uniform is the dress version with black and faded red colors.
  • Sir Swears Alot: She starts to swear aggressively when she gets agitated.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: A gloomy girl wearing a long sailor fuku uniform with pigtails and is both petty and spiteful? Touko Fukawa, is that you?
  • Third-Person Person: Kasumi referred to herself in the third person in the Japanese version.
  • Unhappy Medium: Kasumi's spirit channeling and curses are the real deal but she isn't very keen on using the former as it's gross and takes up alot of her energy.
  • Wicked Witch: Can be considered this since she has a rather dark appearance and uses hexes and curses on anyone who rubs her the wrong way.

Maiko Kagura

Ultimate Dancer

Voiced by: Garbagegothic

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A dancer who was recognized after performing internationally with the granddaughter of a certain Ultimate Musician. She's optimistic, and only sees the best in everyone. However, she has a weak mentality that can easily break.

She dies in both versions of the story. In Miwashiba's version, she's the first killer who went after Saiji while in the English dub she was the first victim who died by drowning courtesy of Nico.


  • Big Eater: In her report card, she loves big servings of ramen.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: In the original version by Miwashiba, her execution involves her being forced to wear a ballerina outfit and made to perform to soft ballet music. While doing so, barbed wire began to entangle her body as she continued to spin followed by razor blades resulting in her body being hacked apart.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her left sock is blue and reaches past her knee while her right sock is yellow and small.
  • Genki Girl: She's cheerful, friendly and full of energy.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has golden blonde hair and is a good friend who is always willing to lend a hand. Even after she's outed as Saiji's killer in the original version, she openly admits defeat and is prepared to face execution without a fight.
  • Ill Girl: In the original version, Maiko's body was beginning to take serious damage after taking various requests to perform in multiple events. Not wanting her to suffer even worse health issues, her parents signed her up for the Talent Removal Program.
  • Last Request: In the dub, before losing consciousness after being shoved by Nico, Maiko asks her to kill her so Nico can escape.
  • The Lost Lenore: In the dub, she becomes this to Saiji.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the original, before facing her execution, Monodora decides to return some of Maiko's lost memories which causes the dancer to break down in tears for killing her friend Saiji.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a baseball cap which boosts her tomboy image.
  • Secret Keeper: In the Japanese version, she's learns early on that Ayumu is a boy and promised to keep it a secret. Eventually she would reveal this secret to everyone during the trial in hopes of distracting them from her crime and possibly pinning the blame on Ayumu.
  • Tomboy: Her appearance makes her come across as this.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: She has black shorts that are covered by her jacket.

Marin Mizuta

Ultimate Weather Forecaster

Voiced by: Siri

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The weather forecaster of a major news show. Her bubbly nature and odd style of speech have made her popular across the country. Her weather predictions are always correct. She is narcoleptic and has even fallen asleep on live TV.


  • Character Tic: She finishes most of her sentences with poka poka.
  • Cool Big Sis: Tries to invoke this trope by referring to herself as everyone's Big Sis.
  • The Ditz: Tends to space out at inconvenient times.
  • Emoticon: The English dub uses emoticons during her speech text, most likely to highlight her cheerful and carefree personality.
  • Everything's Better with Plushies: She has what appears to be a ghost-like cat plushie attached to her waist.
  • In the Hood: Marin is always wearing a mustard yellow hoodie.
  • Sleepyhead: Marin has a tendency to fall asleep at random.
  • Third-Person Person: She refers to herself as Big Sis.
  • Workaholic: The original version states that Marin spends most of her time collecting data to perfect her weather forecasting. This also becomes the reason why her parents signed her up for the removal program as they feared that she was spending so much time with her work that she wasn't bonding with her family or friends anymore.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's actually a very light shade of pink.

Mikoto Itsuki

Ultimate ???

Voiced by: Arakachi

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A woman who refuses to reveal her talent. She appears not to care for the other students trapped in the killing game and acts rude to them. She gets agitated easily and never goes anywhere without her music player.

In Miwashiba's version, She is actually the Ultimate Secret Agent who was assigned to infiltrate the killing game and capture Zen Katagiri, the Ultimate Hitman, before he completed his crime.


  • Call-Back: During the trials, she has a tendency to have Ayumu reveal important facts to the others ala "Tell them, Ayumu!" in a similar vein to Byakuya Togami.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has a tendency to make snarky remarks.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She often gets angered over the antics of her classmates.
  • Ice Queen: She has a cold personality and is difficult to get along with.
  • Iconic Item: Is always shown with her music player and headphones.
  • Idiot Hair: Has a small one on top of her head.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Despite her bitter attitude, she still makes the effort to protect everyone from dying during the trials.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Is never shown in a happy mood.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She brings to mind Kyoko Kirigiri based on her serious, cold-hearted and mature appearance. She even has the same jacket and tie.
    • In the original version, this even extends to the reveal of her true talent as the Ultimate Secret Agent which is similar to Kyoko's detective talent, while also becoming the main protector of the protagonist.

Misuzu Aisaka

Ultimate Shrine Maiden

Voiced by: Ruka Samuels

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A young woman who is known throughout Japan for her incredible dedication to her local shrine. She is stern and strict towards others, but will take the time to cheer up anyone who needs it. It is said that she has the ability to communicate with the spirits.


  • Cool Big Sis: Sometimes fills this role for the other students.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: She calls out Narumi and the others when they make jokes during the class trial.
  • The Generic Girl: Comes off as this since she's the most normal girl in terms of personality and appearance.
  • Miko: It's her talent and she even dresses like one.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has pale white skin and dark hair.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Kasumi's red.
  • The Spock: Misuzu is mature for her age, takes her duties seriously and isn't afraid to bring her classmates back to reality when necessary.
  • Token Religious Teammate: This was a given on account of her talent.
  • Workaholic: In the original version, Misuzu was fiercely dedicated to her work as a miko that she wasn't involved in her home life. This became the reason for why she was signed up for the Talent Removal Program.

Narumi Osone

Ultimate Gourmet

Voiced by: Bblackroses

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She is quite childish and stupid, but has excellent critique skills, to the point that she may start critiquing things other than food. She has intense mood swings, and can jump from one emotion to its polar opposite in a moment's notice.


  • Ambiguously Brown: She's the sole dark skinned student for the Rebirth cast.
  • Balloon Belly: She has several sprites that feature her with this trait. In the English dub, Narumi admits that she bloats whenever she eats no matter how big or small the portion is.
  • Big Eater: In Miwashiba's version, she tends to overeat to the point that she gains a large amount of weight instantly.
  • Daddy's Girl: In the Freetime Events of the dub, she credits her food tasting talent to her father, a Former Ultimate Chef, whom she was very close with.
  • The Ditz: Doesn't exactly think things through and has been called stupid because of it.
  • Frame-Up: In the second trial of the English dub, someone took advantage of Narumi's feast as a way of drugging everyone in order to murder Kego. The killer even drenched Narumi's body in blood in the hopes of pinning the blame on her.
  • It's All My Fault: She blames herself for Kego being killed since the feast was her idea which resulted in his death.
  • Genki Girl: During her more pleasant moments.
  • Mood-Swinger: Her emotional state is all over the place, much to the confusion and frustration of her peers.
  • The Napoleon: She shows her aggressive side in Chapter 2 while leading the others with their assignments for the upcoming feast.
  • Odango Hair: She has two buns on her head.
  • Supreme Chef: Comes with her talent as a professional food taster.
  • Teens Are Short: She's the shortest among the girls.

Nico Himura

Ultimate Poet

Voiced by: Roxy

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A depressing girl who became famous after one of her poems was stolen and shared online. She tends to mix poetic expressions into her speech and constantly puts herself down. She considers her bandages a fashion statement against the world that hurt her.

In the English dub, she is the first killer who went after Maiko.


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    Male Students 

Akira Tsuchiya

Ultimate NEET

Voiced by: Bostoboy

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He posts in particular intervals in order to amass the biggest follower count on a website, then gets bored and moves on to the next. He doesn't like talking to people who have nothing to prove, and will only tolerate those he considers talented like him.

In Miwashiba's version, he is the mastermind behind the killing game. Disgusted with how people were willing to give up their talents just to be normal, Akira was inspired by Junko Enoshima to recreate the killing games in order to revolutionize the world just like she did with her despair talent.


  • Adaptational Sexuality: According to the creators behind the English Dub on Discord, Akira is asexual.
  • Devil's Advocate: During the trials, he has a tendency to bring up unnerving facts and statements that causes everyone to doubt their thoughts and beliefs.
  • Evil Wears Black: He wears a black jacket and in the original dub, he's the mastermind.
  • Exhausted Eyebags: Most likely from all the time he spends on the computer.
  • Grumpy Bear: He's always frowning and never pleasant to be around.
  • Idiot Hair: An inverted example. He has an ahoge but it's decompressed and lays flat across his head.
  • Jerkass: He's openly vocal regarding his distaste in social interaction and anyone he deems unworthy of his time.
  • Leitmotif: In the English dub, whenever Akira brings up a disturbing truth to his classmates, the OST Wonderful Story can be heard in the background.
  • Loners Are Freaks: In Miwashiba's version, as the mastermind and a Junko fanboy, he's definitely this.
  • Madden Into Misanthropy: He prefers to stay alone believing that the people around him are boring and not worth his time or attention.
  • NEET: It's his talent.
  • Nice Shoes: He wears pajama slippers with cute faces on them.
  • The Shut-In: Befitting his profession as NEET, he prefers to stay indoors as much as possible.

Kazuomi Samejima

Ultimate Karate Practitioner

Voiced by: Harena

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A karate fighter that follows a creed of being "pure, correct, and beautiful". However, he will get angry if you call him feminine. He swears alot and always threatens violence. However, in fights, he never kills his opponents.


Kego Sakuma

Ultimate DJ

Voiced by: Dangan Young

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An underground DJ whose performances can completely change a person for life. He is dedicated to being "hot" and is always on the lookout to get lucky. Despite this, he appears to be suspicious of everyone around him.

In the unofficial English Dub, Kego becomes the 2nd victim as his head is bashed from behind followed by him being left in a pool of freezing water.


  • Casanova Wannabe: He tries, and fails, to come off as a ladies' man.
  • The Empath: By looking at someone, Kego can identify which music would match a person's personality.
  • Funny Afro: He has a bright green afro with light pink stars.
  • Genius Ditz: In his intro video, Kego provides some reasonable speculations about the circumstances of their abduction along with who their kidnapper could be.
  • Mythology Gag: In the dub, Kego can often be heard humming the opening beat of the NDRV3 opening theme music.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: He fills this role for the Rebirth cast.
  • Reformed Criminal: In the original version, he supposedly had ties to the criminal underworld but no longer wanted to be part of it, thus leading him to sign up for the Talent Removal Program.
  • The Shut-In: Kego takes a great interest in the school garden in the English dub; it gets to the point that he spends all his time there and refuses to allow anyone to enter.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In the English dub, he has many similarities to Ryoma Hoshi. Like Ryoma, he has a Nonstandard Character Design but is well loved in the fandom for having a cool personality and not being a pervert as expected of past predecessors. He also has a fairly serious attitude and prefers to be alone rather then engage with the other students. And much like the tennis player, he becomes the victim of Chapter 2 where the students find his corpse near a large body of water.
  • Teens Are Short: He's the shortest student among the group.

Mitsunari Koga

Ultimate Ventriloquist

Voiced by: Sword of Swords

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A man that rose to fame after starring in an educational television show. He has two puppets, Uma the horse and Shika the deer, his children. He regularly uses his puppets to communicate with himself and the others, which strangers may find weird.


  • Blinding Bangs: We can't see his eyes thanks to these.
  • Consulting Mister Puppet: Mitsunari often lets his children do the talking for him. Though the boy does speak for himself when necessary.
  • Idiot Hair: He sports a curvy one on top of his head.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: In the second trial of the English Dub, Mitsunari admits that he had a third child but was lost due to a rogue berry.
  • Parents in Distress: Mitsunari is implied to be one. Uma claims that people take advantage of him alot so the horse along with Shika take it on themselves to protect their daddy.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In Miwashiba's version, Mitsunari referred to his puppets as his friends. In the dub, they became his children.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: His children are polar opposites of each other. Uma is masculine, brash, has a deep tone of voice, and is unafraid to pick fights while Shika is feminine, soft spoken with a falsetto tone, and prefers to use peaceful methods when interacting with others.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: For the Japanese version, the reason he was assigned to the Talent Removal Program was in fear that his puppet friends were taking over his original personality.
  • Talking to Themself: Technically fills this trope since his "children" are merely extensions of Mitsunari.
  • Ventriloquism
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is a faded avocado green.

Saiji Rokudou

Ultimate Undertaker

Voiced by: GT

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He has trouble socializing, but otherwise is nothing more than a typical teenager. He is calm and quiet, and is polite towards everyone he speaks to. It's rumored that a soul will always enter the afterlife if you hire his services.

In Miwashiba's version, he is the first victim where he was strangled by Maiko and thrown into an open locker.


  • Did Not Get the Girl: In the English dub, Saiji had a crush on Maiko but was unable to act on them since she was the first victim.
  • The Generic Guy: Apart from his lack of social skills, Saiji is the most normal among the guys for his plain appearance and personality.
  • Mangst: In the dub, he has a tendency to reflect on his feelings for the late Maiko and how he blames himself for not being able to help her in time.
  • Nice Guy: A little awkward but a genuinely friendly fellow.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: A downplayed example. While discussing the state of Kego's corpse, Saiji went into unnecessary detail about the different parts of the decaying body.
  • No Social Skills: He has a hard time socializing with kids his age since most of his time is spent around dead people and their families. In Miwashiba's version, this was the reason why his parents signed him up for the Talent Removal Program.
  • The Smart Guy: Saiji's skills in handling corpses and analyzing the state of the body become very useful during the second trial.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He is the first victim in Miwashiba's version, but he manages to live past the first Chapter in the unofficial dub.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's a grayish shade of blue.

Seishi Yodogawa

Ultimate Mystery Novelist

Voiced by: Avenir

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A mature and kind man who has been in the public eye for quite sometime. He has a large following of fans due to his looks. He acts like a stereotypical gentleman and is courteous towards those who offer him the same respect.

In the original version, it's all a front. His real name is Zen Katagiri who is actually the Ultimate Hitman. He joined the killing game because he was hired by the government to assassinate Ayumu in order to end his destructive bad luck.


  • Adaptational Sexuality: On Discord, the creators of the English dub stated that Seishi was bisexual.
  • Bishōnen: He's quite attractive and has a large fanbase thanks to his handsome appearance.
  • Bookworm: It was a given considering his talent. The dub emphasizes this in the Freetime Events with Seishi talking non-stop about different literature.
  • Butt-Monkey: Goes through quite alot of misfortune while he and Ayumu meet the other students in the intro videos.
  • The Confidant: He serves as Ayumu's closest friend throughout the killing game.
  • Eye Colour Change: In the Japanese dub, after revealing his true identity as the Ultimate Hitman, Seishi/Zen's eyes turn from blue to gold.
  • False Friend: In the original version, he was this to Ayumu in order to get close to the unlucky boy to kill him.
  • Genre Savvy: Thanks to his talent as a mystery novelist, Seishi is able to provide some insightful commentary and theories about the dynamics of the killing game.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Seishi's left eye is covered thanks to this.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He wears a well kept uniform which contributes to his gentleman appearance.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is dyed a red orange.

    The Headmaster 

Monodora

Voiced by: Mahou

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A half-black, half-white tiger robot that seems to be the headmaster of Precept's Peak Academy and claims to be the mastermind of the killing game. Because it is an AI, it functions completely on it's own.


  • Cats Are Mean: He has the head of a tiger plush toy and he's as mean as far as killing game mascots go.
  • The Dragon: In Chapter 2 of the dub, he mentions that he's working under the director/mastermind of the Killing Game.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: He laments to himself with how the kids have no respect for him.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: He boasts this ability when he decides to rewrite a rule into allowing him to kill the sutdents should they fail to make progress with the trial.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Apart from his design, his personality is identical to Monokuma.
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