|“||As long as you have friends who have your back, you'll be able to clear a path to the future without giving up||”|
–Daisuke, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Daisuke (大輔, Daisuke) was a minor character featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.
Daisuke was a manager of a baseball team who was suffering from an illness and had to visit the hospital frequently. He met Nekomaru Nidai in the hospital when the baseball team were visiting him.
Nekomaru asked why Daisuke became a manager when he can't join his team at the field due to his illness. Daisuke answered that even though he can't join his team on the field, he can at least support them and share their wins and losses.
Daisuke died before his team won the tournament. Nekomaru stated that he might have died as a result of working so hard in gathering statistics for his team, but also added that Daisuke could have gathered stats so desperately because he knew that he didn't have much time left before he passed away. Nekomaru then took Daisuke's place as manager of the baseball team and helped them win for Daisuke's sake. Daisuke was the reason why Nekomaru became a manager, and later the "Ultimate Team Manager".