|“||The idol who can ascend to Nirvana anytime!||”|
–Momomichi Ito's catchphrase, Danganronpa Gaiden: Killer Killer
Momomichi Ito (伊東 桃道 Itō Momomichi) is an antagonist featured in Danganronpa Gaiden: Killer Killer, a spinoff manga connected to Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy. He's a popular idol under his stage name, "Monk Idol".
Momomichi is revealed as a serial killer who murdered 42 people and decorated them as Asura statues in his concert in chapter 1. After his crime was discovered, he is murdered by the Killer Killer, Takumi Hijirihara.
He is a handsome guy with dark colored short hair. He wears his stage outfit, a dark colored yukata.
He is at first shown as a sociable idol. After being identified as a culprit by Takumi he shows the mentally unstable side of him.
Danganronpa Gaiden: Killer Killer
Chapter 1 - Murder for Murder
Momomichi first appeared singing on the stage in high spirit until the Asura statues which used as stage's background revealed as decorated corpses. He and some of his crew later were interrogated by Misaki Asano and Takumi. However, before Misaki reach the investigation's conclusion, she left Momomichi and the others to chased Takumi.
After the investigation postponed, Takumi called Momomichi to meet him alone. Suddenly appeared from an offering box, Takumi pointed Momomichi as the culprit of the early mass murder. At first, Momomichi denied him, but after the special investigator gave him "20" murder points, Momomichi dropped his act.
Momomichi revealed himself as the culprit, drinking his victims' blood from a pacifier. He believes that human's blood will make him young forever, preventing him to never deteriorate as an idol. Eventually, Takumi murdered him, using the true meaning of jigsaw murder before he could kill the investigator.