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s The Killing School Life is a killing game featured in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Unlike its prototype, it was hosted by Monokuma.

The participants of the killing game are the sixteen students of Class 78th, with Junko Enoshima being the mastermind.


Despite the success of The Tragedy of Hope's Peak Academy and its broadcast, Junko felt that the forced mutual killing was too psychotic and too stiff, thus missing excitement for her. Furthermore, she determined that a mascot is necessary as well - not even a host dressed in a sort of a cartoon character outfit would do. Lastly, she realized that an execution that utilizes things that the victim is familiar with and comforting in their daily life will bring about the greatest despair, especially if the victim's execution was broadcast to those that know the victim.

Therefore, she modified her next planned mutual killing into games with rules that limit the actions the killers may pull in order to make things more dramatic, resulting in the Killing School Life. It was hosted by a robotic bear known as Monokuma, and feature talent-oriented executions, first tested on Chiaki Nanami.


The killing game revolves around fifteen students who are trapped in Hope's Peak Academy under the control of a sadistic monochrome bear named Monokuma. They are forced to live a communal lifestyle together under a set amount of rules (included in the e-Handbook) for the rest of their lives, although it is possible to "disrupt the peace" in order to escape. In order to do this, a student must "graduate" from the school by murdering a classmate.

After a killing has taken place, the students must work together and investigate to reveal the culprit, dubbed as the "blackened". After a period of time of investigating, Monokuma will initiate a class trial, where the remaining students present their arguments in a court room and try to find out who the blackened is among them. Once the students decide on a conclusion, Monokuma will start the "voting time", where the students vote on the identity of a blackened. If the majority of the students' votes are wrong, then the blackened can get out of the school, while the remaining students get executed. However, if the majority of the students choose correctly, then the blackened alone will be executed and the remaining students will remain unharmed.

List of Rules

  • Rule #1: Students may reside only within the school. Leaving campus is an unacceptable use of time.
  • Rule #2: "Nighttime" is from 10 pm to 7 am. Some areas are off-limits at night, so please exercise caution.
  • Rule #3: Sleeping anywhere other than the dormitory will be seen as sleeping in class and punished accordingly.
  • Rule #4: With minimal restrictions, you are free to explore Hope's Peak Academy at your discretion.
  • Rule #5: Violence against headmaster Monokuma is strictly prohibited, as is destruction of surveillance cameras.
  • Rule #6: Anyone who kills a fellow student and becomes "blackened" will graduate, unless they are discovered.
  • Rule #7: Additional school regulations may be added if necessary.

The following rules were added later:

  • Rule #7: Once a murder takes place, a class trial will begin shortly thereafter. Participation is mandatory for all surviving students.
  • Rule #8: If the guilty party is exposed during the class trial, they alone will be executed.
  • Rule #9: If the guilty party is not exposed, they alone will graduate, and all remaining students will be executed.
  • Rule #10: Lending your e-Handbook to another student is strictly prohibited.
  • Rule #11: The guilty party may only kill a maximum of two people during any single "Killing Game."
  • Rule #12: Attempting to break into locked rooms is strictly prohibited.


During the killing game, Monokuma decided to make motives in order to escalate the desire of the students to kill each other.



Image Name Titles Fate
Monokuma VA ID Monokuma
Headmaster Inactive*
(Executed with
Junko Enoshima)


Image Name Titles Ending Fate
Makoto Naegi VA ID Makoto Naegi
(苗木 誠)
Ultimate Lucky Student
Ultimate Hope
Aoi Asahina VA ID Aoi Asahina
(朝日奈 葵)
Ultimate Swimming Pro Alive
Byakuya Togami VA ID Byakuya Togami
(十神 白夜)
Ultimate Affluent Progeny Alive
Kyouko Kirigiri VA ID Kyoko Kirigiri
(霧切 響子)
Ultimate Detective Alive

Toko Fukawa VA ID

Genocide Jack VA ID

Toko Fukawa
(腐川 冬子)
Genocide Jack
Ultimate Writing Prodigy
Ultimate Murderous Fiend
Yasuhiro Hagakure VA ID Yasuhiro Hagakure
(葉隠 康比呂)
Ultimate Clairvoyant Alive
Mukuro Ikusaba VA ID Mukuro Ikusaba
(戦刃 むくろ)
Ultimate Fashionista (Disguised)
Ultimate Soldier
(Executed by Monokuma)
Sayaka Maizono VA ID Sayaka Maizono
(舞園 さやか)
Ultimate Pop Sensation Deceased
(Murdered by Leon Kuwata)
Leon Kuwata VA ID Leon Kuwata
(桑田 怜恩)
Ultimate Baseball Star Deceased
(Executed by Monokuma)
Chihiro Fujisaki VA ID Chihiro Fujisaki
(不二咲 千尋)
Ultimate Programmer Deceased
(Murdered by Mondo Owada)
Mondo Owada VA ID Mondo Owada
(大和田 紋土)
Ultimate Biker Gang Leader Deceased
(Executed by Monokuma)
Kiyotaka Ishimaru VA ID Kiyotaka Ishimaru
(石丸 清多夏)
Kiyondo Ishida
Ultimate Moral Compass Deceased
(Murdered by Hifumi Yamada)
Hifumi Yamada VA ID Hifumi Yamada
(山田 一二三)
Ultimate Fanfic Creator Deceased
(Murdered by Celestia Ludenberg)
Celestia Ludenberg VA ID Celestia Ludenberg
Taeko Yasuhiro
(安広 多恵子)
Ultimate Gambler Deceased
(Executed by Monokuma)
Sakura Ogami VA ID Sakura Ogami
(大神 さくら)
Ultimate Martial Artist Deceased
(Committed Suicide)
Junko Enoshima VA ID Junko Enoshima
(江ノ島 盾子)
Ultimate Fashionista
Ultimate Despair
The Mastermind
(Executed herself
with Monokuma)

Results and Aftermath


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