Aiko Umesawa Gallery

Aiko Umesawa (梅沢 愛子 Umesawa Aiko) is a minor character featured in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Despair Arc. She also appeared as a cameo in the OVA Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World,[2] as part of Nagito Komaeda's imagination world.

Aiko was part of the Hope's Peak Academy Student Council, as well as a participant in The Tragedy of Hope's Peak Academy. She was murdered by Tomohiko Gōryoku, becoming the third victim.


Aiko is a notably small and short girl with short, wavy, brown hair and a noticeable blush on her cheeks. She has heterochromia; her left eye is green, while her right eye is blue. She dons a yellow bunny hoodie over the standard Hope's Peak Academy's uniform. The ears seem to mimic her expressions—when she is frightened, the ears droop. She also wore black socks and white slippers that have a bow on the instep.


Aiko appears to be very childish and naive, openly worrying and complaining about the meeting time being so late despite the fact that they were sent a threatening video.

She panics easily, swinging her pan randomly when Asukasei Hino tried to shoot her. She is also quick to burst into tears and very afraid of death. The fact that she eagerly trusted Tomohiko indicates that she doesn't have trust issues and believe others quite easily. As a result of these traits, Aiko is extremely vulnerable in a killing game scenario, leading to her early demise when the Killing Game started.


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

Episode 07 - The Biggest, Most Atrocious Incident in Hope's Peak Academy's History

Junko Enoshima gathered all of the Student Council and Izuru Kamukura in the old school building and forced them to kill each other. When the Killing Game started, Aiko picked a pan as her weapon and tried to defend herself when Asukasei shot randomly towards her. Her panic was lessened after Tomohiko reassured her that everything would be okay, causing her to lower her guard for a second. This resulted in her death as Tomohiko stabbed her in the abdomen before throwing her body to distract Asukasei.

Ironically, Aiko would indirectly avenge herself on her killer when he attempted to strangle Asukasei; the latter grabbed the knife from Aiko's corpse to stab Tomohiko in turn.

Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the Destroyer of the World

Aiko appeared as a cameo in the OVA, standing in front of the gates of Hope's Peak Academy in the morning.


Student Council

Tomohiko Gōryoku

Aiko was associated with Tomohiko and appears to have a strong trust in him, as seen when he "comforted" her and she let her guard down almost instantly. However, Tomohiko had actually been acting to gain her trust and murdered her immediately after she relaxed.


  • Her given name, "Aiko" (愛子) means "child of love".
  • Her last name, "Umesawa" (梅沢) means "plum swamp".
  • Before her official name was announced, many fans nicknamed Aiko 'Pikachu girl' due to her bunny hoodie and blushing cheeks giving her a resemblance to Pikachu. As such, the name has stuck and sometimes she is referred to as such.
  • Her English voice actress, Cassandra Lee Morris, also voices Aoi Asahina in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
  • Along with Soshun Murasame, Aiko is the only member of the Student Council to get an entire page to herself in the concept artbook for Danganronpa 3; all of the others appear in pairs.



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The Animation
Makoto NaegiMonokumaAoi AsahinaAlter EgoByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChihiro FujisakiGenocide JackHifumi YamadaJin KirigiriJunko EnoshimaKiyotaka IshimaruKyoko KirigiriLeon KuwataMondo OwadaMukuro IkusabaSakura OgamiSayaka MaizonoToko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
Danganronpa 3:
End of Hope's
Peak High School
Future Arc
Main Characters Makoto NaegiAoi AsahinaKyoko KirigiriJuzo SakakuraKazuo TenganKyosuke MunakataRyota MitaraiByakuya TogamiChisa YukizomeDaisaku BandaiGreat GozuKohichi KizakuraMiaya GekkogaharaMonaca TowaMonokumaRuruka AndohSeiko KimuraSohnosuke IzayoiUsamiYasuhiro Hagakure
Minor Characters Komaru NaegiToko FukawaGenocide JackWarriors of Hope
Danganronpa 3:
End of Hope's
Peak High School
Despair Arc
Main Characters Junko EnoshimaMukuro IkusabaIzuru KamukuraAkane OwariChiaki NanamiChisa YukizomeFuyuhiko KuzuryuGundham TanakaHiyoko SaionjiIbuki MiodaKazuichi SodaMahiru KoizumiMikan TsumikiNagito KomaedaNekomaru NidaiPeko PekoyamaRyota MitaraiSonia NevermindTeruteru HanamuraUltimate Imposter
Minor Characters Jin KirigiriJuzo SakakuraKazuo TenganKohichi KizakuraKyosuke MunakataNatsumi KuzuryuSatoThe Student Council
Main Characters

Nagito KomaedaKazuichi SōdaFuyuhiko KuzuryūWorld DestroyerPeko PekoyamaSonia NevermindMikan Tsumiki

Minor Characters

Hajime HinataHiyoko SaionjiMakoto NaegiSayaka MaizonoChisa YukizomeRuruka AndoSeiko KimuraSonosuke IzayoiIbuki MiodaRyota MitaraiSuper High School Level ImposterNekomaru NidaiIbuki MiodaMahiru KoizumiGundham TanakaTeruteru HanamuraAkane Owari

For minor characters, see: Minor Characters