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Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy Side: Future Side: Despair Side: Hope Gallery
Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy - Side: Despair
Despair Volume Key Art
ReleaseJuly 14, 2016
DirectorSeiji Kishi
ScriptKazutaka Kodaka
Character DesignRui Komatsuzaki

Side: Despair is the second of the two story arcs in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy. It was released on July 14, 2016.

The arc is meant to be watched together with Side: Future and the two arcs should not be viewed separated.

Being a prequel to Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, the story of Side: Despair serves as the "prelude" to the series, as it tells the backstory of Hope's Peak Academy's Class 77-B and how they became corrupted Remnants of Despair.


DR3 Side-Despair characters
From top to bottom, left to right: Hajime Hinata, Chiaki Nanami, Nagito Komaeda, Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu, Ibuki Mioda, Kazuichi Soda, Gundham Tanaka, "Ryota Mitarai", Mikan Tsumiki, Hiyoko Saionji, Akane Owari, Nekomaru Nidai, Teruteru Hanamura, Sonia Nevermind, Mahiru Koizumi, and Peko Pekoyama.

Chisa Yukizome

Chisa Yukizome Despair VA ID
Chisa Yukizome
雪染 ちさ
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Mai Nakahara Flag of USA Colleen Clinkenbeard
She is the former Ultimate Housekeeper (超高校級の「家政婦」chō kōkō kyū no “kaseifu.”) and the assistant homeroom teacher of Class 77-B. Since Koichi Kizakura is often drunk, she became the de-facto homeroom teacher of 77-B. Though she has an air-headed side to her, she has determination and multiple abilities to back it up, and is able to bring all Class 77-B into attendance.

Hajime Hinata/Izuru Kamukura

Hajime Hinata Despair VA ID

Izuru Kamukura VA ID

Hajime Hinata
日向 創
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Minami Takayama Flag of USA Johnny Yong Bosch
He is a reserve course student who aspires to attend the main academy. The ambition-less attitude of the reserve school disagrees with him, and he often spends time alone, his only friend being Chiaki Nanami. After agreeing to participate in a project for Hope's Peak Academy, an alternate identity is created for Hajime, and is named Izuru Kamukura (カムクラ イズル Kamukura Izuru) after the school's founder. Izuru is known as the Ultimate Hope (超高校級の「希望」), and is a super genius artificially created to possess all talents.

Chiaki Nanami

Chiaki Nanami Despair VA ID
Chiaki Nanami
七海 千秋
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Kana Hanazawa Flag of USA Christine Marie Cabanos
She is known as the Ultimate Gamer (超高校級の「ゲーマー」), meaning that she is good with all genres. Despite that fact, she is often sleepy and not very good at socializing with people. She is Class 77-B's class representative in the student council and the tie that keeps her class together.

Nagito Komaeda

Nagito Komaeda Despair VA ID
Nagito Komaeda
狛枝 凪斗
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Megumi Ogata Flag of USA Bryce Papenbrook
He is the Ultimate Lucky Student (超高校級の「幸運」), chosen to enter Hope's Peak Academy via lottery. He has an aloof, elusive personality. The self-styled "Ultimate Ultimate Fanatic", he believes in the “power of hope” within the talented students.

Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu

Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu Despair VA ID
Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu
九頭龍 冬彦
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Daisuke Kishio Flag of USA Aaron Dismuke
He is the Ultimate Yakuza (超高校級の「極道」), heir to the country’s largest crime syndicate, the Kuzuryu Clan. Because he dislikes crowding and being too familiar, he keeps a bit of distance between himself and his classmates. He’s the type who takes honor and moral codes seriously, and he will open up to someone he trusts.

Ibuki Mioda

Ibuki Mioda Despair VA ID
Ibuki Mioda
九頭龍 冬彦
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Ami Koshimizu Flag of USA Brina Palencia
She is the Ultimate Musician (超高校級の「軽音楽部」). She used to be the guitarist for a popular girls' band, yet they broke up thanks to musical differences. She now does solo work. Always excited, she acts as the class's mood maker.

Kazuichi Soda

Kazuichi Soda Despair VA ID
Kazuichi Soda
左右田 和一
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Yoshimasa Hosoya Flag of USA Kyle Hebert
He is the Ultimate Mechanic (超高校級の「メカニック」). He has a flashy appearance and an insolent personality but is a surprisingly cowardly person. He’s often playing the straight man in his class full of oddballs. Has an unrequited crush on Sonia.

Gundham Tanaka

Gundham Tanaka Despair VA ID
Gundham Tanaka
田中 眼蛇夢
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Tomokazu Sugita Flag of USA Chris Tergliafera
He is the Ultimate Breeder (超高校級の「飼育委員」). He is able to tame any animal and has been successful in breeding endangered species. He keeps four hamsters, called the "Four Dark Devas of Destruction". He claims his real name is forbidden, and cannot be spoken aloud, thus going by Tanaka the Forbidden One (封印されし田中.)

Ultimate Imposter/"Ryota Mitarai"

Ultimate Imposter Despair VA ID
Byakuya Togami
十神 白夜
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Kanata Hongō Flag of USA Justin Briner
He is a mysterious student impersonating as Ryota Mitarai, the Ultimate Animator. Their real name, appearance, and gender are unknown, but they are capable of impersonating as others. Their heavy build does not affect their ability to fool others.

Mikan Tsumiki

Mikan Tsumiki Despair VA ID
Mikan Tsumiki
罪木 蜜柑
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Ai Kayano Flag of USA Stephanie Sheh
She is the Ultimate Nurse (超高校級の「保健委員」). She has no confidence in herself, and her overly valiant nature is her downfall. A clumsy girl who often falls down, she has injuries all over her body.

Hiyoko Saionji

Hiyoko Saionji Despair VA ID
Hiyoko Saionji
西園寺 日寄子
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Suzuko Mimori Flag of USA Kira Buckland
She is the Ultimate Traditional Dancer (超高校級の「日本舞踊家」). She is the hope of the Japanese Dance Society, who have high hopes for her future. Contrary to her child-like appearance and cute voice, she has an extremely cruel personality and often treats those weaker than her with no mercy.

Akane Owari

Akane Owari Despair VA ID
Akane Owari
終里 赤音
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Romi Park Flag of USA Wendee Lee
She is the Ultimate Gymnast (超高校級の「体操選手」). Her ability is first rate, but she tends to quit anything that doesn’t pique her interest, making her a bit of a problem child. Her thoughts are almost entirely comprised of eating and fighting.

Nekomaru Nidai

Nekomaru Nidai Despair VA ID
Nekomaru Nidai
弐大 猫丸
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Hiroki Yasumoto Flag of USA Patrick Seitz
He is the Ultimate Team Manager (超高校級の「マネージャー」). With his help, any puny school can become champion at the national level. Though he has a lively personality, he has a weak stomach, and often has problems in the bathroom.

Teruteru Hanamura

Teruteru Hanamura Despair VA ID
Teruteru Hanamura
花村 輝々
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Jun Fukuyama Flag of USA Todd Haberkorn
He is the Ultimate Cook (超高校級の「料理人」), although he prefers to be referred to as a "chef" instead of a "cook." His passion for sex equal or greater than his zeal for food, he has a wide range of interests and seems down for men as well. He is in charge of the school kitchens. Behaves like a city dweller, but at times lets a few odd regional colloquialisms slip out.

Sonia Nevermind

Sonia Nevermind Despair VA ID
Sonia Nevermind
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Miho Arakawa Flag of USA Natalie Hoover
She is the Ultimate Princess (超高校級の「王女」), a study abroad student from the nation of Novoselic. Because in her home country her duties prevented her from having friends her own age, she is enjoying her current school life. She is fond of trendy Japanese dramas, and sometimes uses strange Japanese.

Mahiru Koizumi

Mahiru Koizumi Despair VA ID
Mahiru Koizumi
小泉 真昼
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Yū Kobayashi Flag of USA Carrie Keranen
She is the Ultimate Photographer (超高校級の「写真家」). She is recipient of countless awards and working as a pro-camerawoman. Skilled at taking portraits, but finds selfies to be embarrassing and so does not like them. A level-headed person who often takes care of her friends' memories, though for some reason she’s very hard on boys.

Peko Pekoyama

Peko Pekoyama Despair VA ID
Peko Pekoyama
辺古山 ペコ
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Kotono Mitsuishi Flag of USA Janice Kawaye
She is the Ultimate Swordswoman (超高校級の「剣道家」). She has a taciturn personality and does not engage her classmates, but appears reliable. Even when there is no club practice, she always carries her shinai sword with her.

Junko Enoshima

Junko Enoshima Despair VA ID
Junko Enoshima
江ノ島 盾子
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Megumi Toyoguchi Flag of USA Jamie Marchi
She is the Ultimate Fashionista (超高校級の「ギャル」) and a member of Class 78th. Her true identity is revealed to be the founder of Ultimate Despair (超高校級の「絶望」) and the person who is responsible for The Tragedy.

Mukuro Ikusaba

Mukuro Ikusaba VA ID
Mukuro Ikusaba
戦刃 むくろ
Voiced By: Flag of Japan Megumi Toyoguchi Flag of USA Jamie Marchi
She is the Ultimate Soldier (超高校級の「軍人」) and a member of Class 78th. A fearless girl willing to do anything to get her sister's praise, she joins Junko and becomes a member of Ultimate Despair (超高校級の「絶望」).

TV Stations[1]

TV Station Debut Date Broadcast Time
Toxyo MX 7.14.16 11:30
BM11 7.14.16 12:30
AT-X 7.14.16 11:30
Animax Asia 2.03.17 10:00

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