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The Killing School Semester (コロシアイ新学期 Koroshiai Shin Gakki), called the New Semester of Mutual Killing in Japanese, is a killing game featured in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. Like the Killing School Life, Killing School Trip and the Final Killing Game, it is hosted by Monokuma, now accompanied by the Monokuma Kubs. The killing game was held in the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles.

In the last chapter, it was revealed that the killing game is the 53rd season of Danganronpa, a reality show based on the fictional Danganronpa franchise. In this season, Tsumugi Shirogane acts as the "mastermind" of the killing game, and K1-B0 acts as a camera broadcasting the show to the entire world.


The Killing School Semester is the 53rd season of Danganronpa, a popular television show based on the fictional Danganronpa series. In the show, students are forced to participate in a killing game, where they should kill another student to escape.

In every season, the show features 16 "Ultimates"—high school students who are the very best in what they do—to partake in a killing game. However, these Ultimates were revealed to be ordinary people who, apparently, willingly had their memories erased and in exchange were given talents, different personalities, and a fake background to be featured in the show.

Ultimate Academy Regulations

The Ultimate Academy enforces strict rules among its student body. Students who violate these rules may be exterminated with extreme prejudice by the Exisals—highly mobile, bipedal weapon platforms. There are a total of five Exisals at the Ultimate Academy. Each one is a different color and piloted by a Monokub.

  • #1: Students are required to cohabitate at the Ultimate Academy for the remainder of the unforeseeable future.
  • #2: When a murder is committed in the academy, a class trial will be conducted. Participation in this trial is mandatory for all surviving students.
  • #3: If the killer (hereinafter referred to as "the blackened") is correctly identified during the class trial, only the blackened will be punished for their crime.
  • #4: If the blackened cannot be identified, or if an incorrect student is identified as the blackened, all students except the blackened will be punished for the crime.
  • #5: If the blackened survives the class trial, they are declared the winner. At which point, they will graduate from the Ultimate Academy and re-enter the outside world.
  • #6: If innocent students (hereinafter referred to as "the spotless") continue to survive class trials, the killing game will continue until only two students remain.
  • #7: "Nighttime" is officially designated as the hours between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. During this time, the dining hall and gymnasium are closed.
  • #8: All acts of violence toward Monokuma, the headmaster of the Ultimate Academy, are strictly prohibited.
  • #9: Monokuma will never directly participate in a murder.
  • #10: Your Monopads are very important items. Make sure you do not damage them.
  • #11: A body discovery announcement will occur when three or more students discover a body.
  • #12: Students have free rein to explore the Ultimate Academy as they see fit.
  • #13: Students who violate these rules will be exterminated with extreme prejudice by the Exisals.
  • #14: The headmaster may add additional regulations to this list at any time.

The following rules were added later:

  • #14: Swimming is prohibited in the pool during nighttime. Touching the water is also against the school rules.
  • #15: If two different murders by two different murderers occur at the same time, only the one whose victim was found first will be the blackened.


Profile Name Title End Status Fate
Danganronpa V3 Monokuma Rui Komatzusaki Illustration
Monokuma The Headmaster of Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles Inactive/Destroyed Executed along with the Mastermind
The Monokumarz Monokubs Illustration
Monokuma Kubs Children of Monokuma Inactive/Destroyed Individually destroyed during the Executions
Blown up by Monokuma

List of Participants

Profile Name Title End Status
Shuichi Saihara VA ID
Shuichi Saihara
(最原 終一)
Ultimate Detective Alive
Himiko Yumeno VA ID
Himiko Yumeno
(夢野 秘密子)
Ultimate Magician Alive
Maki Harukawa VA ID
Maki Harukawa
(春川 魔姫)
Ultimate Child Caregiver (Cover)
Ultimate Assassin
Rantaro Amami VA ID
Rantaro Amami
(天海 蘭太郎)
Ultimate ???
Ultimate Survivor
Ultimate Adventurer (Original talent)
(Murdered by Tsumugi Shirogane)
Kaede Akamatsu VA ID
Kaede Akamatsu
(赤松 楓)
Ultimate Pianist Deceased
(Wrongfully executed by Monokuma)
Ryoma Hoshi VA ID
Ryoma Hoshi
(星 竜馬)
Ultimate Tennis Pro Deceased
(Murdered by Kirumi Tojo)
Kirumi Tojo VA ID
Kirumi Tojo
(東条 斬美)
Ultimate Maid Deceased
(Executed by Monokuma)
Angie Yonaga VA ID
Angie Yonaga
(夜長 アンジー)
Ultimate Artist Deceased
(Murdered by Korekiyo Shinguji)
Tenko Chabashira VA ID
Tenko Chabashira
(茶柱 転子)
Ultimate Aikido Master Deceased
(Murdered by Korekiyo Shinguji)
Korekiyo Shinguji VA ID
Korekiyo Shinguji
(真宮寺 是清)
Ultimate Anthropologist Deceased
(Executed by Monokuma)
Miu Iruma VA ID
Miu Iruma
(入間 美兎)
Ultimate Inventor Deceased
(Murdered by Gonta Gokuhara's avatar)
Gonta Gokuhara VA ID
Gonta Gokuhara
(獄原 ゴン太)
Ultimate Entomologist Deceased
(Executed by Monokuma)
Kokichi Oma VA ID
Kokichi Oma
(王馬 小吉)
Ultimate Supreme Leader Deceased
(Murdered by Kaito Momota)
Kaito Momota VA ID
Kaito Momota
(百田 解斗)
Ultimate Astronaut Deceased
(Succumbed to his illness)
Tsumugi Shirogane VA ID
Tsumugi Shirogane
(白銀 つむぎ)
Ultimate Cosplayer
The Mastermind of the Killing School Semester
(Executed by K1-B0)
Ultimate Robot
Ultimate Hope Robot

Results and Aftermath

Determined to end Danganronpa, the survivors rallied against their apparent fates to escape with their lives. To save them, K1-B0 destroyed the academy and the cage surrounding it, killing the Mastermind. He also risked his life to let the killing games end. Amidst the destruction, Shuichi, Maki, and Himiko survive and escape the show's set.


  • This killing game has the second least amount of survivors in the franchise after The Tragedy of Hope's Peak Academy, with only three survivors out of 16, and the least amount of survivors in a game entry for the franchise.


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Major Events Before The Tragedy Giboura MassacreTwilight Syndrome Murder CaseIzuru Kamukura ProjectThe Tragedy of Hope's Peak AcademyThe Parade
During The Tragedy The TragedyNeo World Program (Danganronpa 2)Forced Shutdown
After The Tragedy The Gofer ProjectUltimate HuntNeo World Program (Danganronpa V3)
Killing Games Killing School LifeKilling School TripDemon HuntingFinal Killing GameKilling School Semester
Locations Hope's Peak AcademyJabberwock IslandKingdom of NovoselicTowa CityUltimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles
Organizations Ultimate DespairSayaka Maizono's Idol GroupStudent CouncilFuture FoundationThe Steering CommitteeWarriors of HopeThe ResistanceSHSL Elite Task ForceMonokuma KubsTeam DanganronpaD.I.C.E.