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Sora

Ultimate ???

Voiced by: Roxyiguess

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“Sora … that’s the only thing…I can think of…..”

A girl who cannot remember anything except for the word Sora. Having forgotten her name, talent, and past, she participates in Hope’s Peak Academy’s school trip. Perhaps due to her desire to find her memories, she is a very curious girl with a somewhat blunt way of speaking.

She discovers that Yuki Maeda has mortally injured Shinji Kasai in Chapter 4, and attempts to finish him off, but fails. As of the end of Chapter 4, Sora is alive.

  • Amnesiac Hero: She's the only one among the students who forgot her talent and identity.
  • Brutal Honesty: She's blunt when interacting with her classmates.
  • Constantly Curious: One of her defining traits. She has a tendency to question everyone's actions, especially those that are the least willing to answer her questions.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has a tendency to leave snarky remarks based on the antics of the day.
    Sora: Good morning everyone. What's this mess about?
  • Expy: Of Hajime Hinata. Along with being the protagonist of a sequel, Sora is also introduced with having no memory of her talent and being just as cynical, maybe even moreso, when interacting with her classmates.
  • Idiot Hair: Designates her status as the main character.
  • The Protagonist
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The stoic blue to Yoruko's expressive red.
  • Sailor Fuku: Wears a black, red, and white one.
  • The Stoic: Is generally not an expressive person, and even when she does show emotion, it's very subdued.
  • Taking the Bullet: At the end of the prologue, she does this for Yuki when Syobai tries to stab him. Also during Chapter 4, where she slits Shinji's throat to save Yuki yet again, this time from becoming the blackened.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Ultimately subverted in Chapter 4. She attempts to finish off Shinji in order to cover for Yuki, who had slit Shinji's throat in a moment of panic. Needless to say, everyone is shocked.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's grayish white.

Kokoro Mitsume

Ultimate Psychologist

Voiced by: Siri

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“ …Kokoro Mitsume, Ultimate Psychologist…I believe.”

A genius recognized by the scientific community in the United States for her groundbreaking research and papers. Being an expert on human emotions, she was scouted to Hope’s Peak as the Ultimate Psychologist. Due to her advanced insight into human vital signs and thought patterns, she can predict the behaviour of others and essentially “read their minds”. However, this insight causes her to have problems socializing, as her ability to predict what people will say causes her to alienate herself. Despite her expertise in human emotion, her own emotional responses are, ironically, subdued.

She is the second victim of the Killing Game, being locked in a freezer until freezing to death.

  • Awesome by Analysis: Comes with her talent. She is able to identify all four remaining Void members by the SECOND CHAPTER.
  • Blessed with Suck: While her psychology talent is very helpful with many of her classmates feeling grateful for her help, Kokoro claims that it's only made her into a target for the Void members to kill as soon as possible.
  • Bound and Gagged: In the Climax Reasoning portion, she's shown like this while trapped in the freezer.
  • Brainy Brunette: She is The Smart Girl in the group and has brown hair.
  • Dork in a Sweater: She wears an oversized magenta colored sweater and is quite an effective dork.
  • Emotionless Girl: Downplayed. She still expresses emotions but expresses them stoically.
  • Fatal Flaw: Honor Before Reason. Her lack of discretion puts her on Void's radar, and talking to Emma Magorobi about her past traumas to her face is what gets her killed.
  • Iconic Item: She's never seen without her tablet.
  • Ironic Name: Her first name is Japanese for 'heart' which is ironic considering how emotionless and subdued her personality is. Subverted in Chapter 2 where she reaches out to Emma, a Void member, in an act of friendship.
  • I Work Alone: In Chapter 2, she decides to cut ties with the group knowing that her constantly helping them will eventually result in her murder by the hands of Void.
  • Meaningful Name: Kokoro's first name means "heart" or "mind". Her surname's pronunciation likely refers to the phrase mitsumeru meaning "to gaze at something", so when combined with her first name, her name can be read as "gazing at someone's mind", which fits with her talent as the Super High School Level Psychologist.
  • Nice Shoes: She wears blue slippers modeled after cute puppies.
  • Not So Stoic: When she announces that she'll no longer be helping the group in discovering the hidden Void members, Sora can tell that she's actually scared for her own life.
    • Also later on, she reaches out to Emma with a compassionate speech asking her to quit Void and join the others.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: Her glasses pretty much covers half of her face.
  • The Smart Girl: Her talent is psychology and she becomes a crucial member of the cast as she's able to identify early on who the culprit of the first case was based on subtle behaviors they expressed.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses
  • Too Powerful to Live: In addition to figuring out who the culprit of the first case was early on, she is also able to identify Emma as a member of Void and she claims to have a pretty good idea of who the other two unknown members are as well. This leads to her death when she confronts Emma and tries to convince her to switch sides, only to end up angering Emma by discovering and bringing up something about Emma's past, which leads to Emma knocking her out and later killing her.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: She wears black shorts which are covered by her sweater.

Iroha Nijiue

Ultimate Painter

Voiced by: Somni

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“See, it’s the first day on a beautiful island with brand-new friends! Of course I’m cheerful!.”

The Ultimate Painter whose paintings are so lifelike they can’t be distinguished from photographs. Born into an influential family of artists, she carries on the legacy of painting excellence. Despite her talents, she is a typical young woman who just wants to make friends and have fun. While she can be a bit fearful, she maintains an optimistic outlook in most situations.

She is a member of Void. As of Chapter 4, she remains undercover as a Void and is still alive.

  • A-Cup Angst: Minor, but she expresses envy at Kanade's chest when carrying her back from the party in Chapter 1.
  • Book Dumb: Openly declares that she isn't as great in the academic fields. It doesn't bother her however since she claims she can rely on her painting talent to get by in life.
  • Covert Pervert: Is revealed to be this during the Woman's Fantasy event. While Yoruko and Sora are expressing embarrassment or irritation with being trapped in the men's bathhouse, Iroha takes it a little too well.
    Iroha: Ahh, but I have already seen it all. Shinji, you have met my expectations... Yuki, I had no idea you—
    Yomiuri: Get outta here! You perverts!
  • Dirty Coward: In Chapter 4, she begs Nikei to kill someone so she doesn't have to. Nikei rightfully calls her out for this.
  • Iconic Item: She's always shown carrying her sketchbook.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name has the kanji 'niji' which in Japanese means 'rainbow'. This translates towards her career as a painter.
  • Nature Lover: Iroha openly expresses how beautiful her surrounding environment is.
  • Never My Fault: She blames Emma during the Void Theater for getting her into trouble with Mikado over not killing anyone.
  • Nice Girl: She's very friendly and always tries to keep peace among the group.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a beret with a brown checkered pattern.
  • Shrinking Violet: She scares easily when faced with conflict.
  • The Snark Knight: She tends to make some surprisingly smug comments towards her classmates.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Implied to be this, since she comes from a family of well-known artists and she's one of the nicer students in the group. Nikei says that he, Emma, and Hajime created Void together because they had each suffered from a Dark and Troubled Past, so it's probably a subversion.

Yoruko Kabuya

Ultimate Hostess

Voiced by: Arakachi

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"Well, that’s nothing new for me… just don’t take this the wrong way. My job isn’t what you think it is."

The Ultimate Hostess who was revered as the ace-in-the-hole of one of Japan’s most famous bars. Despite being underaged, she faked her identity in order to gain employment. Her status as a highschool girl was only revealed, ironically, when an acceptance letter from Hope’s Peak arrived at the bar. When her fake identity was discovered, she was given two options: attend Hope’s Peak, or face juvenile court. Despite the nature of her enrollment, Yoruko chooses to view her time at the school as a way to improve her future prospects. She takes great pride in her work as a hostess, and hates that people see it as seedy or debaucherous. Overall, she projects the image of a competent, personable young woman with a wide range of practical skills.

As of Chapter 4, Yoruko Kabuya is alive.

  • The Confidant: Thanks to her hostess job, Yoruko is more inclined to hear out the problems of other people and does her best to help them through it. She even becomes this to Sora who is still having issues with her amnesia and develops into her closest friend as a result.
  • Fan Service With A Smile: It comes with her job as a hostess. Though she's far more expressive during the actual story.
  • Frame-Up: In the first case, she was drugged by Hajime and left near the bell tower where Yuri was set to be killed. With her being so close to the crime scene along with having an unsound alibi, Yoruko was considered to be his killer for a majority of the trial.
  • Hidden Depths: Chapter 2 reveals that Yoruko has a secret interest in ancient history and traditional legends.
  • Meaningful Name: Yoruko's given name uses the kanji "yoru", which means "night" or "evening", and "ko" meaning "child". Yoruko is an adolescent girl who works bars at nighttime. Her last name, Kabuya, uses the kanji "kabu", meaning "singing and dancing", which is a form of entertainment. This can be linked to her talent as Super High School Level Hostess.
  • Minor with Fake I.D.: She needed to use a fake identity in order to gain work in an adult bar.
  • Only Sane Woman: By Chapter 4, she's practically the only student who isn't a Void member, has tried to hurt/kill anyone throughout the killing game or is suffering from an emotional breakdown.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Sora's blue.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Her outfit is quite risque for a teenager but she is very moralistic about her appearance and career as a hostess.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her dress is a dark shade of blue and she has sky blue eyes; she's also one of the most feminine (and virtuous) girls in the group.
  • Tsundere: She turns into a blushing mess after being thanked by Sora, who even lampshades this.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has fuchsia-colored hair.

Kanade Otonokoji

Ultimate Guitarist

Voiced by: Eli

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“Eeek!! S-sorry, sister, p-please don’t be angry!”

A guitarist who plays in the band “Melody Rhythm”, a popular music duo. Kanade performs alongside her twin Hibiki, who leads the pair on vocals. The two of them joined Hope’s Peak Academy at the same time.. She’s very weak-willed and has trouble expressing her opinions, resulting in her getting pushed around by her sister. opinions that well and gets harassed by her sister. Despite the emotional abuse she receives from her sister, she is dependent on her, and almost seems to prefer being dominated by her. Still, she possesses a hidden strength, and sometimes surprises others when it emerges.

She is one of the killers of Chapter 3, having manipulated her sister into helping her murder Setsuka Chiebukuro.

  • Apologises a Lot: Frequently apologizes for anything she thinks she did wrong. Mainly to avoid her sister's wrath.
  • Asshole Victim: Given her actions and the fact she gets the less merciful death compared to her sister, it's clear we're not supposed to sympathize with Kanade.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Her being bullied by Hibiki sets her up as a very sympathetic character. Then Chapter 3 comes along.
  • Big YES!: Just before her and Hibiki's execution. (Maybe, we need to check the translations.)
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Kanade introduced herself as a sweet and submissive person. Then Chapter 3 shows her true nature...
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Hibiki's Cain. That is until we learn about Kanade's dark side in Chapter 3.
  • Expy: Like Korekiyo Shinguji, Kanade is a serial killer who's obsessed with her sister.
  • Extreme Doormat: To her sister. Not.
  • Gag Boobs: To the point that Hibiki needs to use Setsuka's dismembered hands as breast pads to imitate Kanade during their murder plan.
  • Hidden Depths: While seemingly being the more submissive of the two sisters, Kanade is noted to stay remarkably calm while investigating the murders and trials, and is shown to be intelligent enough to help Sora figure out some of the clues. This could also be considered Foreshadowing in regards to what we learn about her in Chapter 3.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Her hair is more compressed and she wears two pink eight note hairclips in her ponytails.
  • Idol Singer: She and Hibiki made a career as an idol duo.
  • Immodest Orgasm: During the execution, after Hibiki gets herself decapitated, Kanede's state before her own death all but suggests this.
  • Lone Wolf Boss: Alongside her sister, she's the only executed victim (so far) who is not a member of Void. She just happens to have an incestuous lust for Hibiki, wanting to have her all to herself and being willing to kill anyone who gets too close to her sister.
  • Kick the Dog: Quite literally. One of the victims of her obsessive desire for Hibiki was their pet dog.
  • Meaningful Name: Kanade's first name kanji is taken from the verb "kanaderu", meaning "to play an instrument", especially stringed instruments, referencing her talent as the Super High School Level Guitarist.
  • Melodic Death Metal: Her outfit in her Argument Armament battle features her dressed up in death metal attire with makeup and everything.
  • Nightmare Face: Pulls off some in Chapter 3 that would put even Kokichi to shame.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Kanade is the more submissive, friendly, and gentle-hearted one of the two sisters. Not.
  • Yandere: To her sister, and HOW'.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has lavender hair with rose red highlights.

Emma Magorobi

Ultimate Actress

Voiced by: Atsuyo

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“For now, I’m not “actress Emma Magorobi”, but just “Ultimate Actress, Emma Magorobi.”

Beginning her rise to fame in the beloved series “Harry Peter”, she recently starred in a blockbuster film as “Holly Queen”. Throughout her career, she has earned numerous international awards for her acting. After filming her most recent movie, she decided to take a leave of absence and focus on her studies by attending Hope’s Peak Academy. Longing to experience life as a regular girl, she hopes that she will not be treated as a celebrity by her fellow students. Beautiful and kind, though somewhat airheaded, she is a calming and positive presence for her classmates.

She is the second killer, murdering Kokoro Mitsume after the latter brings up the former's traumatic past to her face while trying to encourage her to defect from Void.

  • And I Must Scream: She shows up in the Void Theater segments as a pile of flesh. Although she can still talk with Hajime and move about as she pleases.
  • British Accents: She's given one in the English Dub.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She has an English first name but she's Japanese. The dub also gives her a British accent.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: During her conversation with Kokoro, she's revealed to have had an abusive father who used to beat her if she wasn't successful as an actress. It eventually got to the point where she ended up living with adoptive parents. It's also implied that she, along with the other members of Void, have had a life filled with suffering and despair before they joined.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: More along the lines of dying person, but Emma disguised herself as Kokoro to mislead everyone while the real psychologist froze to death without their knowing.
  • Expy: As a blonde and influential young girl who yearns for a normal teen life and is quite beautiful, kind hearted and has an English first name, Emma bears a lot of similarities to Sonia Nevermind.
  • False Friend: In Chapter 2, it's revealed that she's part of Void and had taken the role of a pure and friendly girl while interacting with the others to avoid suspicion.
  • Gory Discretion Shot / Nothing Is Scarier: The climax of her execution involves several characters from various horror movies (all with Monocrow heads, mind you) exiting from elevators and advancing upon her, all while she screams in an increasingly terrified state. The next shot after the screen goes black? The entire room drenched in blood.
  • Green Eyes: Or aquamarine to be specific.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has bright blond hair and is very kind hearted. Subverted with the reveal that she's a member of Void and has been fooling everyone with a false persona.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She took a break from acting to she could live like a normal teenager.
  • Meaningful Name: Her first name is a reference to Emma Watson who is a main actress in the Harry Potter series, which "Harry Peter" is a spoof of. Her last name "Magorobi" is a combined form of Margot Robbie who played Harley Quinn.
  • Pungeon Master: During her time in the Void Theater Segments, Emma has taking up telling pun related jokes to pass the time, much to Hajime's frustration.
  • ShoutOut: As an actress with roles based on various media references, this was inevitable.
    • For starters, her name role in the series "Harry Peter" which is listed up above.
    • The name of her character "Holly Queen" is based on the iconic villain Harley Quinn.
    • In her official art cover, she's seen dressed up as a the 10th Doctor.
    • For her Argument Armament battle, she dons an outfit that's a fusion between a Hogwarts student and Harley Quinn.
    • Her execution is chalk full of these as well. For starters, there is a logo for Void Productions which bears a great resemblance to the Warner Brothers' logo during the Harry Potter movies; she also ends up flying in a broom during the first half of the execution. Monocrow appears dressed as Heath Ledger's Joker and even quotes his iconic one-liner. At the climax, Emma finds herself in a waiting room with elevators filled with a variety of horror movie characters that pop out and tear her to shreds.
  • Too Powerful to Live: Emma's acting talent and her ability to supress her own emotions is something that the other characters consider to be powerful and dangerous. Kokoro claims that it was nearly impossible to analyze Emma's true self because of her facade as a pure hearted friend and Mikado admits that her acting talent is more dangerous than his magic.
  • Trauma Button: The mere mention of her father is enough to make her lose control and react in fear.

Hibiki Otonokoji

Ultimate Vocalist

Voiced by: Bblackroses

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“Impossible..? You’re disobeying your dear sister’s orders, huh? Is that it??”

The vocalist of ‘Melody Rhythm’, a popular music duo. Hibiki always performs alongside her guitarist twin sister, and the two of them enrolled at Hope’s Peak at the same time. She cares about her sister, Kanade, but often treats her harshly due to her “older sister” complex. Furthermore, she may also harbor some feelings of jealousy and inferiority towards her twin. Hibiki always claims that the way she treats her sister is a joke, but does Kanade feel the same way…?

She is one of the killers of Chapter 3, manipulated by her sister into helping her murder Setsuka Chiebukuro.

  • Alpha Bitch: Comes off as this because of her rude and arrogant attitude.
  • Big NO!: Just before her and Kanade's execution.
  • Bitch Alert: Her first scene in the Prologue involves her belittling her twin sister.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Kanade's Abel. The roles become switched when Chapter 3 comes around.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Her hair is slightly curlier and she wears two pink individual eighth notes in her pigtails.
  • Idol Singer: She and Kanade made a career as an idol duo.
  • Im Properly Paranoid: By Chapter 2, Hibiki becomes more hostile and aggressive towards the others apart from her sister, accusing them of being potential Void members.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Despite her abrasive attitude, she breaks easily under stressful situations and needs to rely on her sister for support.
  • Manchurian Agent: Somehow, Kanade has conditioned Hibiki to heartlessly follow her commands when given a trigger phrase. It's possible that Hibiki didn't even remember stabbing Setsuka Chiebukuro to death with Kanade.
  • Meaningful Name: Hibiki's first name means "echo" or "resonance". Her last name, , uses the kanji "oto" meaning "sound", "no", meaning "of", "ko" meaning "small", and "ji" meaning "road". The last two kanji characters in her surname can also be read together as "kōji" which simply means "path". Combined with the rest of the kanji, her last name could mean "path of sound".
  • Off with Her Head!: During her and Kanade's execution, she manages to grab the key that she believes will allow her to unlock the shackle around her neck and escape, but it instead triggers a mechanism inside the shackle that decapitates her, killing her instantly.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Hibiki is the more brash, outspoken and feisty of the two sisters.
  • ShoutOut: In her English intro video, she's humming the song "Thrilling One Way" from Love Live!.
    • From the same video, she also says the line ''what's her damage'' when mentioning her sister.
    • She and her sister are also named after two of the main characters from Suite Pretty Cure ♪.
    • During her Argument Armament battle, she's dressed up as Hatsune Miku with a purple color scheme.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has lavender hair with rose red highlights.

Setsuka Chiebukuro

Ultimate Billiard Player

Voiced by: Naupiko

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“Now, now. That’s a secret, my boy. It’s dangerous to pry into a woman’s intimate secrets.”

The Ultimate Billiard Player who suddenly took the world by storm when she won the International Amateur Championship in a series of perfect games.She has a laidback and optimistic personality, and she often treats others like children due to her mature appearance.The only time she opens her right eye is when she is playing billiards, and it is never seen otherwise. She calls this her “devil’s eye”, and claims that an enormous power is hidden within it…

She is the third victim of the Killing Game, stabbed to death by Hibiki and Kanade Otonokoji, and later dismembered.

  • All Women Are Lustful: In the bonus scene, A Woman's Fantasy, she tricks Sora, Yoruko and Iroha into coming with her to the bathhouse, where she locks them inside along with a majority of the male students who were initially bathing together.
  • Cool Big Sis: Tries to come off as this to the other students. She even comforts Hibiki in Chapter 3.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her right eye has a crosshair.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Only her right eye is shut; she claims it's her 'devil's eye'. We only see it open in one of her Free Time events, and after she's been killed in Chapter 3.
  • Hair Decorations: She has a hairpin of a yellow 9 ball.
  • Lady in a Power Suit: She wears a fancy red vest and pants combo which contributes to her 'mature' image.
  • The Lancer: To Shinji; she agrees with and tries to practice his ideals in encouraging the other students to work together as friends.
  • Meaningful Name: Her first name is Japanese for "snow flower" which can refer to her blue hair and pale skin. Her surname uses the kanji "chie" meaning "wisdom", and "bukuro" meaning "bag" or "pouch", and together may refer to her talent with billiards (pocketing balls).
  • The Nicknamer: Has a habit of giving nicknames to her classmates as a sign of endearment.
  • The Prankster: She likes pulling light-hearted jokes on her classmates to liven their spirits.
  • Off with Her Head!: She gets beheaded as part of the Otonokoji sisters' murder plan.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Apart from Emma, she's the tallest girl among the cast and is quite a beauty to boot.
  • Troll: As described above, she intentionally locks three of the girls in the bathhouse while the guys are using it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's actually baby blue.

     Male Participants 

Yuki Maeda

Ultimate Lucky Student

Voiced by: Soluri

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“Sorry for the late introduction. I’m Yuki Maeda, this year’s Ultimate Lucky Student.”

An ordinary boy who was selected by a lottery to be this year’s Ultimate Luck Student.. He lacks confidence due to how he was selected to attend Hope’s Peak Academy, but he does his best to befriend his fellow classmates. He sees himself as very average, but his likable nature allows him to connect with others more easily than his classmates.

Is tricked by Nikei Yomiuri into nearly stabbing Shinji Kasai to death, but is spared because Shinji committed suicide. As of Chapter 4, Yuki is still alive.

  • Born Lucky: No surprise for being the Ultimate Lucky Student.
  • Break the Cutie: By Chapter 3, it's becoming apparent that the events of the killing game so far is starting to take a toll on him, as he begins to lash out at those around him. It only gets worse in Chapter 4 with the death of Shinji and the circumstances around it.
  • Call-Back: By the Chapter 4 class trial, Yuki adopts the look of pure indifference and hostility that the previous Big Bad appeared with during the final class trial.
  • Fan Boy: He's a huge fan of Emma and is implied to have a crush on her.
  • The Generic Guy: He's fairly normal in terms of appearance and personality compared to his fellow classmates.
  • Identical Stranger: He has a similar appearance to the previous Big Bad, Utsuro.
  • Idiot Hair: While not the protagonist, he does have one. One of the options during his first Free Time Event has Sora asking to touch it and then comparing it to her own.
  • The Lancer: He's Sora's closest friend.
  • Nice Guy: He's a sweet and friendly young man. Up until the end of Chapter 3.
  • Took A Level In Cynicism: See Break the Cutie above.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: See Break the Cutie above.

Hajime Makunouchi

Ultimate Boxer

Voiced by: Chromex20

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“Sure thing. Nothin’ more important than caring about your health. If you have any questions, feel free to come to me any time.”

The Ultimate Boxer who never backs down, even to adult, professional boxers. Hajime has already won numerous titles despite his youth, and plans to take his sport to an even grander stage after graduation. He is obsessed with the health of himself and others, and resents those who do not take their health seriously.

He is the first killer, dropping Yuri off the bell tower after stabbing his legs and repeatedly scraping his body with wires. He is also revealed to be a member of Void.

  • And I Must Scream: During the Void Theater segments, he mentions how boring his new existence is as an inanimate plush doll.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Shows a bit of this towards Iroha when giving her words of encouragement during the Chapter 4 Void Theater Segment.
  • Cool Shades: Is always shown wearing these.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: For his execution, Hajime's body is trapped inside a pink arcade machine with only his head sticking out. Then Monocrow appears in a muscular boxer body and proceeds to punch his face; the blows continue on with each one stronger then the last. Once Hajime is killed from the multiple blows, his body is shredded from inside the machine that eventually shoots out a tiny plush toy that looks similar to the deceased boxer.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: He has bright blonde hair and his skin is fairly darker compared to the other students.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's quite intelligent considering his elaborate murder plan and how he was able to frame Yoruko with many of the students believing it for a majority of the trial.
  • Graceful Loser: After being found out as the first killer, he eventually just accepts it and confesses once he realizes that he can't think of any more rebuttals. That is, until Oh, Crap! as seen below.
  • Granola Girl: A gender-flipped example. He openly cares about his personal health and always exercises to stay in tip-top shape. This becomes one of the clues that lead the others to deduce him as the culprit of the first trial.
  • I Should Have Been Better: His dialogue in the Void Theater segments show that he regrets his actions as a Void member and hopes that his colleagues don't follow in his footsteps.
  • Meaningful Name: Hajime's last name is based on Makunouchi, a popular style of Japanese bentō containing rice and portions of fish, meat, and vegetables, which are all healthy foods, explaining its relation to Hajime's apparent obsession with health.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he realizes that Mikado really does intend to execute him, when he had previously been under the impression that he wouldn't be.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: At first, he's a calm and friendly fellow who gets along well with his fellow classmates. After he's been proven as Yuri's killer, along with getting an okay from Mikado, he shows a darker, sadistic, and more twisted side that shakes everyone to their core and makes them realize how dangerous their situation is.
    • Additionally, this plays a key point in Yuri's trial, where the fact that Hajime was supposedly drinking clues the other students that he isn't telling the truth.
  • Significant Birth Date: Hajime's birthday is on December 26th which is the holiday for Boxing Day. Although it involves a different type of boxing.
  • Straight Man: Acts as this in the Void Theater Segments towards Emma.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He loosely wears his jacket over his bare chest.

Syobai Hashimoto

Ultimate Trafficker

Voiced by: ProjectAlpha

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“A person’s name is worth more than you think. Your name represents everything that you are.”

The Ultimate Trafficker who mediates all kinds of underworld dealings. He’s a prominent figure in the criminal underbelly of society, but few are even aware of his existence as an individual. He values his confidentiality above all else, and is an expert at avoiding and exploiting loopholes in the law. Despite his occupation, he does have his own form of ethics, and always completes his jobs to perfection…Unless he’s bribed. In his opinion, your life is the most important thing in the world, followed closely by money. Everything he does is a based on a cost-benefit analysis: from trading to breathing, profit is always the bottom line. Overall, it is his basic nature to never act in a way that doesn’t benefit himself.

As of Chapter 4, Syobai is still alive.

  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: After Sora gets pushed off the Tower of Babylon, Syobai takes over as the protagonist for the entirety of Chapter 4's investigation and the first half of the trial.
  • Cigarette of Anxiety: While he won't admit it, he has a tendency to smoke when stressed out.
  • Composite Character: He comes off as a fusion of Yasuhiro Hagakure and Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu. Like Yasuhiro, Syobai is a Mellow Fellow with a scruffy appearance, a similar taste in fashion, and a selfish streak. Like Fuyuhiko, Syobai is directly involved in the criminal underworld, casually makes rude remarks towards the other students, and prefers to be alone most of the time.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: He has this to highlight his sketchy appearance.
  • Five-Finger Discount: When they reach the second island, Sora catches him stealing Crow Cards from an abandoned house.
  • Greed: His main motivations always amount to how much money he can profit for himself in a given situation. He's also likes to save money and dislikes spending it.
  • Jerkass: He's a self-serving jerk who rarely cares about others or the situation they're in. When Syobai learned from Monocrow that a student needed to kill another student to leave the island, his first instinct was to try to stab Yuki.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He keeps Yoruko from covering Kokoro's half naked corpse with a fur coat claiming that she could use that gesture to tamper with the crime scene which would hinder their investigation.
  • Knife Nut: Carries a small knife and isn't afraid to use it.
  • Loners Are Freaks: He prefers to keep to himself rather than engage with the overall group.
  • Meaningful Name: His name may refer to the similar-sounding term "shōbai", meaning "trade" or "business" which is a nod to his talent as the Super High School Level Trafficker.
  • The Medic: Unintentionally fills this role as he's the only one among the group with sufficient medical knowledge.
  • Messy Hair
  • Noble Demon: After accidentally stabbing Sora while trying to attack Yuki, and realizing that doing so wasn't going to be enough to leave the island, Syobai makes it up to her by patching up her wound and revealing his name and talent.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Even after Teruya holds a gun to his face, Syobai doesn't have a trace of fear and even taunts him throughout the ordeal.
  • Shooting Superman: In Chapter 1, he tries to ambush Mikado but ends up outclassed by the wizard's fire magic. He survived with only some burns and bruises thanks to Monocrow showing up and stopping their fight.
  • Slimeball: This is his core personality; it also helps that he's involved in the criminal underworld. His tone of voice in the dub even makes him sound like the type.
  • Spear Counterpart: Regarding appearance, he bears a lot of similarities towards Sora the protagonist as they both wear white outfits which contain minor shades of black, red ties and have gray colored hair. He even gets to fill in as the POV protagonist for a majority of Chapter 4 in her absence.
  • What's in It for Me?: He refuses to cooperate, or even give out something as simple as his name, unless he's given something in return.
  • Younger Than They Look: His exhausted eyebags and beard make him look much older when in truth he's actually a teenager.

Shinji Kasai

Ultimate Firefighter

Voiced by: Din0kid

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“TOO SOFT!! Be more confident, would ya!! Say it with me: “I’m the world’s greatest guy”!!!!!!”

The Ultimate Firefighter who became the youngest known member of his field thanks to his immense physical strength and sense of justice. He is a bit older than his current classmates due to a major accident that left him hospitalized, but he was permitted to continue attending Hope’s Peak now that he has recovered. He is a passionate man who gives his all no matter what, but his weakness for women often reduces him to a bashful mess.

Is the victim of Chapter 4, having committed suicide to prevent Yuki, Sora or Nikei from becoming the blackened.

  • Big Brother Instinct: Fills this role to Yuki and even tells him to call him 'Big Bro'.
  • The Big Guy: The largest student among the cast. It also helps that he's slightly older since he never finished high school.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: He becomes really bashful whenever he's talking to a girl.
  • Dark Skinned Red Head: He's one of the few dark skinned characters in the cast and he has bright red hair.
  • Death by Irony: A firefighter being burned alive by fire. Who'd have thought?
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He's crushed when Hajime is revealed to be Yuri's killer along with being a member of the terrorist group Void.
  • Expy: Like Nekomaru Nidai, he's a big guy with No Indoor Voice who wants everyone to get along and work together.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Shinji goes through with his fiery death knowing that he'll be able to save his friends from facing execution.
  • Gut Feeling: Even after being betrayed by Hajime, the firefighter believes that Hajime, along with the other Void members, was not as evil as he made himself out to be. He bases this on the fact that Hajime could have easily killed him with a single blow at the end of the trial yet his blow was soft enough to leave him unconscious.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After being attacked by Nikei, Yuki, and Sora, he willingly starts a fire that burns down the Tower of Babylon and himself with it, all to prevent anyone from becoming the blackened.
  • The Idealist: In Chapter 2, Shinji adopts a more optimistic mentality in the hopes that doings so will result in the defeat of Void.
  • No Indoor Voice: He shouts practically everything he says.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Shinji is always showing some form of a smile, even when he's expressing something that says otherwise.
  • Rated M for Manly: He is the designated 'manly' character in the cast.
  • Scary Teeth: His teeth look like they belong on a shark.
  • Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: Along with adopting an optimistic approach, he also forces everyone to accept this mentality so that everyone can be friends and no one will be doubted.

Yuri Kagarin

Ultimate Spaceman

Voiced by: Ezmar

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“Ah, but I can be whatever you want me to be, my dear.”

A young man of Russian and Japanese parentage, he is the only son of the prestigious Kagarin family. Groomed from an early age to inherit the powerhouse of the astrological industry, he “practiced” his talent as a child by riding an escalator. In a few years he will become an astronaut, though he does not seem to be particularly interested in that. Having been treated like the prince of the Kagarin family for all of his life, he has experienced little of the world and faced very few adversities. He is chivalrous and generous towards women, (though he hates men,) but his devotion to women typically crosses over into the extreme, and as a result he is often seen as a pervert.

He is the first victim of the Killing Game, dragged up the inside of a bell tower rigged with wires, by a meat hook stabbed into his leg, and then dropped back down.

  • But Not Too Foreign: He has Russian ancestry but his design is similar to the other guys who are fully Japanese.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He tries his hardest to appeal to the girls as a true gentleman. Unfortunately, he tries too hard and he ends up disgusting them.
  • Character Filibuster: Yuri's free time events involve him talking with Sora non-stop about his many adventures and various kidnappings. She ends up bored and fed up with his insistence on making himself look great.
  • Dies Wide Open: And right before your eyes, no less.
  • Distressed Dude: He's been kidnapped more than 37 times because of his wealthy background.
  • Does Not Like Men: A rare gender-flipped example.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: He has literal stars in his eyes.
  • Expy: His pale hair and green jacket along with his rich background and self righteous attitude among his classmates makes him similar to Nagito Komaeda.
  • Gratuitous Russian: He has a habit of slipping Russian words in his speech.
  • Groin Attack: On the receiving end from Sora during the bonus bathing scene of Chapter 1. He actually enjoys it.
  • Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: Yuri honestly doesn't care about being an astronaut and only chose the job to please his father. It's downplayed with the latter part since he uses it to help boost his image among the girls.
  • It's All About Me: The stories he tells to Sora in his free time events are mainly about how great he is and how his life is full of adventure.
  • Love Martyr: In Chapter 1, he openly declares that he'll allow any of the female students to kill him if they wished to escape. This comes from his desire of being immortalized as the one who saved the girl in allowing them to live on.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Yuri's name is a reference to Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who is known for being first human to journey into outer space in 1961.
  • Significant Birth Date: In reference to his talent, Yuri's birthday, April 12, marks the International Day of Human Space Flight.
  • Spoiled Brat: Having everything handed to him as a child, Yuri is quite arrogant and self-righteous.

Mikado Sannoji

Ultimate Wizard

Voiced by: Sword of Swords

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“………………………..”

A young man who dresses like a stage magician and dons a bizarre mask. He came to Hope’s Peak as the Ultimate Wizard, but no one has seen him perform magic to verify that claim. He never speaks, regardless of what’s going on around him, and, thanks to his mask, it’s impossible for anyone to get a read on him.

  • 0% Approval Rating: It's made apparent very early on that no one wants to be near Mikado. Sora even thinks that Syobai is better than him by comparison.
  • Asshole Victim: He's purposefully ignored and insulted by the other students whenever they get together for group discussions. It's also hard to feel sorry for him when you remember he is a Card-Carrying Villain.
  • Badass Cape: He has a large foreboding cape.
  • Badass in Distress: In Chapter 4 he's tied up in only his underwear and at the mercy of an enraged Teruya.
  • Bad Boss: A light example. He lied to Hajime saying that he would be spared execution if he were to murder someone but allows him to be executed anyways. When the other Void members called Mikado out on this, he justifies himself saying that killing without accepting the possibility of death would give no meaning to their agenda.
    • Played straight in the end of Chapter 3 where he chews out Iroha for her unwillingness to go through with any murder schemes.
  • Big Bad: Apart from the mastermind of the killing game, he's one of the main antagonists the students have to face.
  • Blondes Are Evil: He has short, wavy blonde hair underneath his hat.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: As much as Mikado loathes Iroha for her incompetence as a Void member, he still considers her to be the only underling he can count on to fulfill their agenda.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He's more than willing to use his dark magic to dispose of anyone who stands in the way of his plans.
  • Expressive Mask: His mask is able to portray different emotions as he's speaking.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He maintains a polite and friendly demeanor when interacting with the other students. But he always makes it clear that he has an agenda to run which will involve their suffering and potential death as a result.
  • The Gadfly: Mikado takes pleasure in annoying the other students.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a top hat to fit his magical theme.
  • Nightmare Face: Pulls off quite a number of these when he has his darker moments.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Isn't afraid to get up close and personal when instilling fear among his subordinates.
  • Perpetual Expression: His mask can emote, but his face has a perpetual look of boredom.
  • Playing with Fire: One of his preferred modes of attack.
  • The Power of the Sun: Mikado's main symbol is a red sun and his attacks are fire-based.
  • The Rival: To Teruya; he makes it a habit to annoy and torment him when given the opportunity.
  • Supreme Chef: He's quite talented when it comes to cooking and even provides meals for the other students.
  • Teleportation: He has the ability to appear and disappear in a flash. Iroha lampshades how everyone has gotten used to this trick to the point that it doesn't surprise them.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In Chapter 4, Yukei reveals that Void was never a terrorist group like it's reputation makes it out to be. It only became that way when Mikado took over as leader and instilled a new agenda of evil for the others to follow.
  • Troll: He likes to mess around with the others when given the opportunity. He also seems to make Teruya a frequent target as of Chapter 2.

Nikei Yomiuri

Ultimate Journalist

Voiced by: SeannyBravo

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“Wherever there’s a scoop, my pen is never far behind! Ultimate Journalist, Nikei Yomiuri, at your service!”

Believing that the best way to communicate with the world is through pen and paper, he gained the title of Ultimate Journalist for his uncanny ability to gather information. He lives by the motto that “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and he values his more than anything. He tends to be oblivious to his surroundings when on the hunt for a scoop, but, despite his eccentricities, he’s a typical high school student who loves to talk.

He is revealed to be a member of Void. After the fourth trial, he is executed after he attempts to shoot Mikado Sannoji to death, breaking the rule against members of Void betraying each other.

  • An Arm and a Leg: Due to a jammed gun, Nikei lost his right hand, which also contributed to his death.
  • The Cynic: He isn't one to trust easily and always looks at the glass half empty.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: During his execution, he attempts to escape the Monocrows chasing him by jumping to a helicopter, but makes the mistake of trying to grab the ladder with the hand that he had just lost moments ago, causing him to fall to his death.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: In Chapter 4, Nikei reveals himself as a member of Void to the other students and asks for their forgiveness along with the chance to work with them. But later on, Mikado pressures him to commit to their agenda thus resulting in Nikei becoming the catalyst for the fourth case. At the end of the trial, he tries to kill his superior with a gun only to have it explode in his hand and is shortly executed for betraying Void.
  • Iconic Item: Is always shown with his pen and notepad.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Nikei didn't get the title of Ultimate Journalist by waiting for stories to come to him.
  • Large Ham: His English Dub intro video gives us a solid idea on how hammy he can be.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname is also a reference to Yomiuri, a Japanese national daily newspaper founded in 1874. The term also means "reading by selling", a phrase connected to his talent as the Super High School Level Journalist.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a fedora to match his reporter attire.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Covers the left side of his face.
  • Say My Name: Just before his execution, towards Mikado.
  • The Spock: As a reporter, Nikei claims that it's important to have a certain level of doubt so that the facts of a given story or relationship are true and won't backfire on you in any way possible.
  • The Star Scream: While he is a Void member, Nikei admits that he doesn't like how Mikado is running their organization and has been secretly plotting to betray the wizard.
  • Tragic Villain: According to him, Void's original purpose was to search for a single person, most likely Utsuro, and he was actually their leader. That is, until Mikado intervened.

Teruya Otori

Former Ultimate Merchant

Voiced by: NuzikVA

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“….Yeah. It’s time we end this. That’s the only way…The only way those guys can rest in peace…..”

A mysterious man who introduced himself as the financial officer of the Kisaragi Foundation. In the past, he was a student at Hope’s Peak Academy and was called the Ultimate Merchant. The other students have trouble trusting him because of the strange things he says.

For all the tropes that pertains to him from the previous Killing Game will be found here.

As of Chapter 4, Teruya is still alive.

  • Accidental Pervert: When trying to talk with the Amnesiac Hero in private, Sora along with Yoruko accuse him of hitting on her.
  • Adorkable: Even as a grown man, Teruya still has his moments of goofiness.
  • Ambiguously Brown: He's one of the few dark skinned members of the cast.
  • Ax-Crazy: He briefly falls into despair in Chapter 4 and holds Mikado and Syobai at gunpoint.
  • Base-Breaking Character: In-Universe. His presence and lack of memories has made him a controversial figure among the group with many of them being unsure as to how trustworthy he really is.
  • Bound and Gagged: He ends up like this when introduced to the students in Chapter 2, courtesy of Mikado.
  • The Determinator: Teruya still holds this trait even as an adult. He claims that 'not giving up' is an important trait to have in order to survive a killing game.
  • Failure Hero: Teruya admits that he is this since he couldn't protect the students from the killing game and how he's practically useless without his partner.
  • Kid Hero All Grown-Up: Before he was a childish and carefree boy, now he is a full grown man who takes it upon himself to protect the students.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In chapter 2, he reveals that he could not remember the details of the previous Killing Game and that his last memory before formally meeting with the group is doing some work for the Kisaragi Foundation.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Along with his handsome face, Teruya has a fairly muscular body that goes really well with a speedo.
  • Nice Hat: It looks like a straw hat with aviator goggles.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: His friendly demeanor completely vanishes when he has Mikado at gunpoint in Chapter 4.
    • Before that, he also breaks down in tears after seeing a library filled with golden statues of his former friends and classmates in Chapter 4.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In-Universe. Teruya speaks with an accent when he gets worked up or overtly emotional.
  • Replacement Goldfish: After announcing her decision to end helping the group in Chapter 2, Kokoro declares that Teruya will help them in her place.
  • Token Good Teammate: Invoked by Monocrow as the mascot declares him to be the new assistant guidance teacher for the students while Mikado claims that his presence will help restore balance for the group.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His goggles used to belong to Haruhiko Kobashikawa, a victim of the previous killing game Teruya and Rei participated in.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has spiky green hair.
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Rei Mekaru

Former Ultimate Professor

Voiced by: Kenkoy

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A mysterious woman who introduces herself as a member of the Kisaragi Foundation. Formally the Ultimate Professor, she now carries out a mission to find a certain person. She projects an aura of seriousness and professionalism that makes her seem cold, but she cares more about others than she lets on.

For all the tropes that pertains to her from the previous Killing Game will be found here.

  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In the first installment, Rei's hair was longer representing her younger self who was more self centered and arrogant. In the present, it's now shorter representing how she's more mature and cooperative as a field agent.
  • Expy: She's pretty much Byakuya Togami if he were a red-headed woman. And just like Togami, she mellowed out between the two installments in that she's now more relaxed and willing to work with her fellow classmates/survivors.
  • Girls with Guns: She carries one for protection.
  • Meaningful Name: In Japanese, Rei's given name means "cold" or "cool", which may refer to her personality in general.
  • She Is All Grown Up: She went from an arrogant, hot headed girl to a mature and reliable woman.
  • The Stoic: Is well composed when faced with dangerous situations.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: She survived the previous game, only to be burn without a trace by Mikado in the prologue. Though according to Sora, she may still be alive.

     The Mastermind 

Monocrow

Voiced by: Mahou

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Monocrow claims to be the supervising teacher on the Kibōgamine Gakuen field trip. He forces the students into taking part in a "field trip of mutual killing" and claims to hold dominion over the Isle of Nowhere.

  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Compared to the high-pitched, juvenile and fun-loving Monokuma, Monocrow has a calm and serious demeanor and only shows a few bursts of glee over the events of the killing game.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: As the acting teacher, Monocrow often expresses sadness that his students don't completely respect him.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Has a deep and suave tone of voice.
  • Expy: Monocrow's dark persona and his love for the theatrics make him similar to Gundam Tanaka.
  • Feathered Fiend: He's modeled after a baby bird but he's the one running the killing game.
  • LeitMotif: He's often accompanied by his theme music appropriately titled Mr. Monocrow's Lesson.
  • Meaningful Name: Like Monokuma, Monocrow's name is a combination of the romanization of "monokurōmu", literally meaning "monochrome", a reference to his black-and-white color scheme, and "kurō", the transliteration of "crow". However, it could also be the shortened form of "monochrome" (monokurōmu).
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