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Some would say that a woman is incapable of becoming the strongest human alive. I want to prove them wrong.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Sakura Ogami (大神 さくら Ōgami Sakura), is a student in Hope's Peak Academy's Class 78th, and a participant of the Killing School Life featured in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Her title is Ultimate Martial Artist (超高校級の「格闘家」chō kōkō kyū no “kakutōka” lit. Super High School Level Fighter).


Early Life

The Ogami family had maintained their dojo for over three centuries. Sakura was the only daughter born into her clan in her generation, and so was compelled to become even stronger than her male family members in order to prove her worth. As a child, Sakura trained at her family's dojo every day with her father. She fought champions of many disciplines until slowly overtime she was able to defeat everyone she fought. She was strong despite her slim and fair build. She surpassed her own father at the age of 14 after beating him in a grappling match, never losing to him again after that day. Her goal was to become the Strongest Human Alive.

Kenshiro Illustration
Sakura's first love and lifelong rival was a man named Kenshiro, a street fighter that she could not defeat, and the then-current Strongest Human Alive. Kenshiro developed a terminal illness with a prognosis of only six months to live. Sakura visited him soon after his diagnosis, and his condition had deteriorated quickly, becoming emaciated. Kenshiro gave Sakura his title of Strongest Human Alive, but she vowed she would earn the title herself by fighting him again after he had defeated his disease. This inspired her to begin building up her physical strength even further.

Sakura attended Shiranui High School and was later scouted by Hope's Peak Academy as part of Class 78th.

Prior To The Tragedy

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Main article: Danganronpa: Togami

Sakura was sent by Hope's Peak Academy to capture Byakuya Togami after his imposter broadcasted the World Domination Proclamation. She mistakenly believed the real Byakuya broadcasted it. Sakura was able to travel to Prague because she had learned Shukuchi, a martial arts technique which allows the user to close the distance between themselves and their opponent instantaneously, historically described as "shortening ley lines, such that a thousand lightyears (approximately 500km) ahead looks as if it is right before one's eyes".

Hiroyuki Ketouin attempted to flee by pressing down on the pedal to crush her, but Sakura managed to stop it with her hands. His twin, Yuika Ketouin, prepared their secret weapon and they finally escaped Sakura as they move with extreme speed using Hiroyuki's jet machine.

The Tragedy

Main article: Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Despair Arc #11
Hifumi and Sakura seal the windows Crop
During the Tragedy, Jin Kirigiri, the Headmaster of Hope's Peak Academy, planned to seal the school building and let the students live forever inside the Academy in order to protect them from the destruction. The class agreed to his plan, and they sealed the building together. Sakura used her bare hands to turn the screws on the metal plates which barred the windows. The students lived peacefully inside the school building for a year without knowing that the Ultimate Despair members were already in their midst.

Killing School Life

Main article: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Class 78th in the main gate
Sakura was among those who were chosen to attend  Hope's Peak Academy as part of Class 78th. Class 78th ended up being trapped inside the school, not knowing at the time that they had already been memory-wiped of their two years of school life together. Sakura is around 19 years old, though she believed she was only 17 because of the memory loss.[2]

When Makoto introduces himself, he immediately becomes fearful of Sakura, due to her online reputation on the message boards he had read before becoming a student. Sakura comments that she cannot spar with Makoto due to his lack of muscles.

The students soon became forced into the mutual killing incident. As an incentive to murder in order to escape, the students were each given a DVD featuring a video from Monokuma which implied that their loved ones were in danger. Sakura was blackmailed by Monokuma into becoming its mole, in exchange for the safety of her family and Kenshiro. She was instructed to bring about a killing incident should things begin to stabilize among the survivors, although her role was very limited as mutual killing continued without her intervention.

She sometimes shared a dorm room with Aoi Asahina, who was afraid of being alone at night after the Mutual Killing Incident began, and appeared to spend the majority of her free time with her.[3] She also voluntarily guarded the bodies alongside another student whenever a crime scene was discovered, in order to prevent tampering with the evidence.

Sakura's Confession

DR THH Sakura Monokuma Face Off
Sometime after Celestia Ludenberg was executed, Sakura decided that she had had enough of deceiving her friends and made up her mind to stop Monokuma's twisted games. She confronted Monokuma, witnessed by Makoto who had just woken up from being knocked out, announcing that she would act against him and support her friends from then on.

Before Sakura could properly confess, however, Monokuma beat her to the punch by revealing her status as his mole, which immediately led to several incidents between the aloof Byakuya, the love-struck Toko Fukawa, and the defensive Aoi who had desperately attempted to protect Sakura from further slander. After Aoi was injured by Genocide Jack prompted Sakura to finally end things once and for all. Sakura decided that the most unobtrusive way to go about fulfilling Monokuma's mutual killing instructions was to commit suicide. Sakura wrote a calligraphic farewell letter.

Sakura broke down the door leading to the principal's office, which would later turn out to be key in allowing Kyoko Kirigiri to steal Monokuma's treasure (a key which can unlock every room in the academy) and would allow her to obtain some crucial information regarding  Mukuro Ikusaba, the sixteenth student.

Sakura's Fate

DR THH Sakura YasuhiroBottles
Before her final moments, Sakura had attempted to make peace with Yasuhiro Hagakure, Byakuya, and Toko - who had turned on her after her being revealed as the mole. Toko and Yasuhiro both came to the Recreation Room to meet her, but Byakuya never showed up in order to play it safe. Sakura was struck twice in succession by Monokuma Bottles.

Aoi, who was alarmed by Sakura's injury - having previously trying to dissuade Sakura from meeting the trio - was asked by Sakura to make her a bottle of protein shake. After Aoi left, Sakura locked the Recreation Room door and drank a bottle of poison she had retrieved from the Chemistry Lab cabinet, which led her to vomit blood. Sakura died with a smile on her face, confident that her friends would not kill each other anymore.

Danganronpa 1 Chapter 4 Body Discovery

Danganronpa 1 Chapter 4 Body Discovery

Sakura's corpse

Sakura's noble sacrifice, however, was severely complicated when Monokuma switched her suicide note for a fake he had written personally. When Aoi received the fake note, she was lead to believe that Sakura had taken her life out of despair for the hostile situation in the academy. This drove Aoi to attempt to get everybody killed as revenge for pushing Sakura over the edge. The truth was eventually revealed, and Sakura's dying wish was fulfilled - disgusted by Monokuma's deception, the remaining students united against him, vowing to find the secrets of the academy and stop the mastermind.

Post-Killing School Life

Main Article: Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Future Arc #11.
Fujisaki, Oowada, Oogami, Kuwata, and Maizono
Sakura is seen alongside her deceased classmates in Makoto's hallucination. Sakura is later seen motionless, eyes closed and head covered in blood when all of the deceased morph into how they looked when they died in the Killing School Life.

Creation and Development

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According to Kazutaka Kodaka, the writer of the Danganronpa series, Sakura was the most difficult character to design for the first game, due to the team having many design ideas. Kodaka decided wanted Sakura to be an ultra-strong student, but other members of the team wanted her to be a pretty girl or that she should be a man.

The character designer, Rui Komatsuzaki, designed her based on the concept of a warrior high-school girl. She is based on a design he had been drawing since his school days, and he always thought he'd like to use it in a game. Her beta design, seen in the promotional materials for the scrapped DISTRUST, show Sakura's design had black hair tied behind her head, making her look like a Nio statue.

Sakura Development Designs

Another variant appeared similar to her final design, but with a tattered white gi that gave her the appearance of a traditional martial artist. In the end, Komatsuzaki had two design candidates - the current design, and one based on a black bodybuilder. The current design won unanimously, though Komatsuzaki himself admits that really liked the body-builder design.[4]


Sakura (さくら) is written in the Hiragana syllabary, it is impossible to understand its meaning just by reading it. However, it is safe to assume that the name is the hiragana spelling for the kanji 桜 or 櫻, which both mean "cherry" or "cherry blossom" (which is known for being very frail and fleeting, making it an ironic name for Sakura). In Japanese, given names were written in Hiragana are most commonly associated with girls, and so Hiragana names are assumed to be female, which is in contrast to her muscular build and that she is visually sometimes mistaken for a man.
Ōgami (大神) means "large deity".

Alternate Fates

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In the Danganronpa Visual Fanbook, there is a description of executions for all of the characters who did not have one. Sakura's execution is called Deciding Match of the Whole Galaxy and described as the following: 

"Sakura is standing in a wasteland. An army of aliens appears and surround her, manipulating the atmosphere. Even though Sakura successfully defeats them one after another, the enemies don't stop appearing. Eventually, it becomes too cramped and she dies by the pressure of being buried in their bodies."
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The Danganronpa 3 box set included a feature detailing an alternate ending of Danganronpa called Danganronpa Another End which ultimately never made it out of the development phase. In this ending, all of the students escape, at the cost of giving up their talent forever. In Sakura's ending, she resolves to spend the rest of her life on a spiritual fight rather than a physical one. 

Sakura also escapes Hope's Peak alive, with the rest of her classmates, in the novel Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc IF.


Sakura Ogami Fullbody Sprite (01)
Sakura is 6'4" and weighs 218lbs. Her build, deep voice and stern appearance mean that Sakura is often mistaken for a man. She has long white hair, reddened-dark skin; very pale blue eyes, and a scar on her face. She often wears her expression with a slight frown. In flashback material, Sakura is shown with a much slimmer figure.

Her school uniform consists of a traditional seifuku style Japanese school uniform comprising of a white shirt a blue sailor collar, a short blue skirt, and a red tie. The sleeves on the uniform are torn off to make room for her muscular upper arms. She wears bandages wrapped around her calves and forearms. Her shoes are grey and resemble Uwabaki, with writing on the toe box, possibly meant to be her name.


Contrary to what her appearance might suggest, Sakura is a quiet, kind and level-headed girl. She rarely loses her nerve and seems able to maintain clarity in any situation. At times she can grow slightly annoyed and upset, like when people assume things like she isn't a good cook due to her looks. During more rare moments, she can lose her temper completely and become extremely intense, particularly when her friends get hurt. She also gets impatient if she cannot properly train for a long period of time. She is known for her love of protein and protein coffee and enjoying exercising early in the morning before a large breakfast. In the bonus mode, Ultimate Talent Development Plan, Sakura has no problem with being challenged by other like Akane, saying she has no reason to say no.

Due to her more old-fashioned upbringing, Sakura has a habit of talking in an old-fashioned, formal manner. Being raised as the sole heir to a dojo with a three-hundred-year history, she believes that being a martial artist is simply her destiny. Along with learning martial arts, she learned to respect nature and animals, being particularly fond of rabbits as they never seem to get frightened when she holds them.[5]

Along with protecting her legacy as her sworn duty, Sakura wants to prove that a woman can be the Strongest Person Alive. She also believes that she must work harder than men to achieve this goal. As a result of striving to be strong, Sakura is embarrassed about her own softer feelings and being feminine, assuming that other people would laugh at her if they knew. She is especially embarrassed about having romantic feelings for Kenshiro, thinking that it doesn't fit someone like her. However, she appeared to grow out of these insecurities after gaining real friends in high school.

Despite her gentle nature, Sakura has trouble socializing with others due to her intimidating appearance and aloof nature. Spending most of her time training, she didn't have any real friends until she attended Hope's Peak Academy. Because of this, she also has a somewhat poor knowledge of modern popular culture. For example, she knows quite little about popular modern music and doesn't understand the live music culture, or know how to sing and dance. Instead, her father taught her to appreciate traditional enka.[5] She also dislikes action comics, because they tend to have an inaccurate view of martial arts.[5] However, she appears shyly curious about young adult fiction but knows very little about it.[5]

Sakura greatly revered and respected her friendship with the other students of Class 78th, with them being her first real friends whom she trusted deeply. Likely inheriting a spirit of loyalty from her clan, she even committed suicide in order to prevent her friends from turning against each other.


Ultimate Martial Artist

Danganronpa 1 Sakura Ogami English Game Introduction
As the Ultimate Martial Artist, Sakura has powerful fighting abilities. She has accumulated a 400-win streak and won a martial arts tournament in America despite her gender. She even defeated her own father at a young age. The only opponent that she has never been able to defeat in a fight is her boyfriend and rival, Kenshiro. Sakura is proficient in many types of martial arts. She has stated her favorite is mixed martial arts (MMA) because it combines every type of martial art.

Mondo Owada, the Ultimate Bike Gang Leader, is hesitant to fight Sakura. While he claims it's because he would never hit a girl, it's likely he knows he can't defeat her.

In Danganronpa If, she was able to overwhelm Mukuro Ikusaba, the Ultimate Soldier in one on one combat. According to Kodaka, Juzo Sakakura would most likely lose to Sakura, despite being a world champion and the Ultimate Boxer.[6] In the bonus mode, it is mentioned she defeated Akane on more than one occasion.

In the Bonus Mode, Ultimate Talent Development Plan, Nekomaru Nidai, a skilled fighter in his own right, is no match for Sakura. Since he works alongside many athletes and trained with Sakura, that makes what he said even more prudent. Maki, the Ultimate Assassin states she is no match for Sakura in terms of raw power. 

In other languages

Sakura's talent as it appears in official translations of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

en-USUltimate Martial Artist
Title English Translation
日本語超高校級の「格闘家」 Super High School Level Fighter (literal)
Super High School Level Grappler (FUNimation)
‪中文(台灣)‬超高校級的“格鬥家” Super High School Level Brawler[7]
中文超高校级的“格斗家” Super High School Level Brawler[7] (DRtA)
FrançaisUltime Combattante Ultimate Fighter (DRtA)
DeutschSuper-Wrestlerin Super Wrestler (DRtA)
ItalianoSuper Karateka Liceale Super High School Level Karate Practitioner[8] (DRtA)
EspañolSuperluchadora de Bachillerato Super Baccalaureate-Wrestler (DRtA:Manga)



Sakura was very close with her family members. They were also captured by the mastermind to be Sakura's captives along with Kenshiro since they are all very precious to her and very close to her. Monokuma blackmailed her by telling her to kill someone in exchange for their lives. In the end, Sakura commits suicide to save her family as well as her schoolmates.



Kenshiro is Sakura's boyfriend and her rival. In a Free Time Event with Makoto, Sakura admitted that she could not defeat Kenshiro in combat and that he apparently only had months to live. However, Sakura was sure he could beat his condition. This was proven to be true in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, which takes place 2 years after she last saw him and shows that Kenshiro is still alive, but he is still ill. He was later captured by the mastermind to be Sakura's captive.

Class 78th:

Aoi Asahina

Aoi was depicted throughout to be Sakura's closest friend. The two bonded from the very beginning over their love of sports and athletics and are rarely seen without the other. Both are fiercely protective of each other; Aoi was the only one to openly stick up for Sakura when she was accused of being the Mastermind, and in turn, Sakura became enraged when Toko, as Genocide Jack, cut Aoi on the arm. When Sakura's suicide note is found, it is mainly addressed to Aoi.

In School Mode, Sakura appears a little annoyed when Makoto attempts to ask if she and Aoi are a couple. Sakura answers that Aoi is the first real friend she's ever had and considers Makoto's earlier assumption a "Hifumi-like delusion".

In Ultimate Talent Development Plan, Sakura and Aoi agree to go to the Olympics together. With Sakura as master of the land and Aoi as master of the water.

Makoto Naegi

Sakura put a great deal of trust in Makoto, telling him about her past and her boyfriend Kenshiro. Makoto, in turn, told Sakura to be patient until they escaped and to embrace her femininity. Sakura stated that Makoto reminds her of Kenshiro in some ways.



Monokuma blackmailed Sakura into serving him or watch her family and lover Kenshiro be killed. Sakura's working relationship with Monokuma was something that she disliked, but she had no choice but to interact with his plan. She soon rejected serving him in order to protect the rest of her classmates. Monokuma then decided to exposed Sakura's role as the traitor to everyone for revenge when she refused to betrayed her friends which she has no choice but dies for the sake of everyone's lives here. During her dying message, she promised to everyone that she will be able to destroy Monokuma's plans and will uncover the mastermind. She blames Monokuma for her death and it was also his fault for everyone being against each other.

Free Time

Main article, including full dialogue: Free Time Events/Sakura Ogami & School Mode/Sakura Ogami

During Free Time, Makoto can choose to talk to Sakura in order to learn more about her. If he gives her a present that she likes and chooses the correct response during their conversation, their friendship level will increase and she will disclose something about herself. Each successful Free Time conversation adds a page to Sakura's Report Card in the e-Handbook menu and grants either a skill that will give him an advantage during class trial battles or an increase in Skill Points.

Sakura Ogami Report Card Page 1

Sakura Ogami Report Card Page 2

Sakura Ogami Report Card Page 3

Sakura Ogami Report Card Page 4

Sakura Ogami Report Card Page 5

Sakura Ogami Report Card Page 6

Sakura Ogami's Report Card (Deceased)

Most Effective Conversation Prompts
Aikido Mixed Martial Arts Jujutsu
You Your Grandpa Your Dad
Your fist A sword A hammer
Preferred MonoMono Machine Presents:
DR1 Present 23 God of War Charm DR1 Present 32 Fresh Bindings DR1 Present 46 Rose in Vitro DR1 Present 64 Asura's Tears DR1 Present 65 Secrets of the Omoplata


Becoming friends with students grants Makoto special skills which can aid him in Class Trials. Becoming close to Sakura grants the following skills:

Breathing Technique The Focus Gauge recovers more quickly. Effective during the Nonstop Debate, the Hangman's Gambit, and the Bullet Time Battle. 4 SP
Tranquility Completely steadies your aim. Effective during the Nonstop Debate and the Hangman's gambit. 3 SP

Dorm Room

Dorm Room Sakura Ogami
Makoto is able to see inside Sakura's dorm room during Free Time events. Her dorm room is filled with training equipment. She has several large stacks of breaking tiles, and she has drilled wooden training dummies into the floor. A Gi and red belt hang on the clothes rack near the bathroom door.


Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (English)


  • "I am Sakura Ogami."
  • "Muscular quality and quantity is right around that of an extremely ordinary high school student... Hmph. What a shame. You're not at all fit to act as my training partner."
  • "True. If we do not move forward, we learn nothing. The only choice is to push ahead."
  • "All we can do now is hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Nothing ventured, nothing gained."

Chapter 1:

  • "We have to find some way out of here, no matter what."
  • "This is exactly what Monokuma, or whoever's behind this, wants. They *want* us to fight. Don't you see?"
  • "But I'm not upset by what I saw. If you're overpowered, you must accept your death. That is the only way of my family. But still...I refuse to believe they would lose so easily. How...?"
  • "Either way, we can't run away from the situation, so we have no choice but to move forward."
  • "Since we won't be able to help investigate, we're putting our faith in the rest of you."
  • "We can't run away from the situation, so we have no choice but to move forward."
  • "I try not to make assumptions like that. I simply don't know whether or not you did this. Whatever decision the rest of you come up with, I will follow your lead."
  • "There's no point in standing around here. Settle your resolve and step into the future."

Chapter 2:

  • "Well...staying there, with her scent still hanging in the air... That would hurt just as much."
  • "If I didn't get my blood pumping early in the morning, it would throw off my rhythm for the entire day."
  • "Friendship between men seems very...simplistic. Nothing like what I'm used to with girls."
  • "That's not important. What matters right now is that we find out what happened..."
  • "I can't imagine a worse situation than dealing with a stupid murderer..."
  • "Chihiro's presence here was...especially weak. Her body, and her soul. To target such a helpless being... It's unforgivable. What a wretched beast to do such a thing... I...I cannot forgive this!"
  • "I will uncover the villain who performed such heinous acts on a weaker individual..."
  • "I am struck silent by how quickly you gave up..."

Chapter 3:

  • "Well, whatever else we do today, first we should eat. We can't do anything on an empty stomach."
  • "...I believe you. No matter what anyone else might say, I will believe whatever you say, no matter what."
  • "Whatever you subject us to, we will not break."
  • "She's right. You can't simply purchase a person's life."
  • "Just stop. Pressing others about their personal finances is...ugly." (to Toko)
  • "Waking up for our breakfast meeting is fine, of course. But getting up a little early s better... You can exercise in your room till nighttime ends. A big meal after working up a sweat is...divine."
  • "Kyoko's right. If anyone dares disturb our peace any further... ...they'll have to deal with me."
  • "If you lay a finger on Hina...I will show you no mercy!"
  • "Our opponent is very dangerous. We don't know what they're capable of. Even here..."
  • "Byakuya... If something's happened to Toko, I'll never forgive you!"
  • "I don't disagree, but our lives are on the line. If this is what it takes, we have to do it."
  • "Your confusing statements don't make any sense. You're only making things more complicated."
  • "I suppose sometimes it's easiest to miss what's right beneath your nose. Well then, we'd better go check."
  • "I've made a decision... I will no longer retreat, no longer compromise, no longer regret... I've made my decision! I'm resist you!"

Chapter 4:

  • "I... I'm... Who would ever believe in someone who doesn't believe in themselves?"
  • "I'm going to challenge them. Even if it means we both go down, I *will* defeat them. *That* is how I intend to take responsibility."
  • "I didn't know what to do. I went back and forth about confiding in you again and again... But I was scared. I thought if I told you, you might think less of me."
  • "To hurt Hina... Damn you...! To leave me alone, but hurt her... What is this...? What isssss thiiiiiissss!? Grrrrnnnnhhhh! Unforgivable... I can't forgive them!"
  • "Hiro...if you want to hate someone, hate me. If you want to hurt someone, hurt ME! WHHHHYYYYYYYY!!!"
  • "I...can't calm down... I don't care if I suffer for this. It's my fault, after all. But now *you're suffering because of me... You tried to protect me, but because of me... closest friend got hurt! Because of me... friends are all going to kill each other. This is responsibility."
  • "Hina... Please, don't think of things like that. They're not my enemy. They're...friends." (About Byakuya, Toko, and Yasuhiro)
  • "H-Hina... I...I'm so glad I got to meet you..."
  • "You might not see the importance of a dojo, but my family has watched over it for over 300 years. I couldn't let it be destroyed under my watch. So even if it meant my own life, I had to protect it. That's how I saw things... However, as I lived here with all of you... As I lived here with Hina... resolve began to weaken. Watching everyone fight with such despair, trying so desperately to stay alive... ...I saw the weakness in my own heart, the mistake of succumbing to the mastermind. And more than anything... ...I cannot betray those who would call me their friend. That's how I came to feel. Of course, I understand if you all hate me. All of this is because of my own weakness... I'm perfectly willing to accept whatever attack you may want to make on me. So this is my atonement for betraying you. That's what I had in mind... But unfortunately, that's not enough. This won't end with just me accepting your hatred. My own situation has started having an effect on more people than just me... Which is exactly what the mastermind wanted when they revealed my betrayal. My betrayal brought suspicion, disharmony... The mastermind knew that eventually it would escalate into someone murdering someone else. Of course, I'm still responsible for that, as well. I have an obligation to get this situation under control. And to fulfill that obligation, I've decided to do as the mastermind has commanded. I will do as I was told, and commit murder. But I've decided... The one I'm going to kill is... ...myself. If the mastermind demands that I kill someone, then that someone will be me. Then my dojo will be safe, and above all else, none of you will have to kill anyone. When I die, the source of conflict among you all dies with me. For that, I'm willing to give up my life. If it can save you, then sacrificing my own life could have no greater meaning. Whatever you think of me, please know that you are all my most treasured friends... I've never had people like you in my life..."
  • "Finally...Hina, I want to apologize to you especially. The reason I didn't tell you any of this is because I knew you would try to stop me. I'm really, truly sorry. But please don't be sad. If I can thwart the mastermind's plans, if I can keep you from killing each other... ...that's enough for me. This is the path that I have chosen. This is the only way I have left to distinguish myself. And you can use this note to bring the class trial to a quick end. I'm so sorry to ask you to do something so unpleasant, but I have to leave the rest to you. Please talk to Byakuya, Toko, and Hiro on my behalf. I can't tell anyone about my plan while I'm alive, but I wanted you to understand why I'm doing this. In the end, though, I hope to show myself through actions and not words. Hopefully then they'll see... I never saw you as my enemy. You were only ever my friend, who I wanted to help as much as possible... Hina...whatever it takes, survive. Survive along with everyone else. No matter what...just survive."
  • "And let me just say this to the mastermind. I'm not going to just lay down and die. I *will* fight you, you bastard. No matter what. ...And that's seriously it!"

Free Time Events:

  • "My post-training break is the most relaxing time of my day. The sensation of your muscles cooling down after heating up during a workout is the only true reward. No matter how many times I experience it, I never get tired of it."
  • "I can't say I've ever seen it as tough. It's all so that I can get stronger, after all... And I have to keep on getting stronger, because my destiny is to fight. From the day I was born, I've been fighting. Heaven sent me to live as its champion."
  • "That's right. It's the most effective real-world fighting style, which is why I chose it. I don't want to just be the best in competitions. I want to be the strongest human on Earth."
  • "I was born into my family as an only daughter. Male or female doesn't matter. It's my duty to protect our legacy. And because I am a woman, I must be even stronger than if I were a man. Some would say that a woman is incapable of becoming the strongest human alive. I want to prove them wrong. Which is why I subjected myself to such feverish training under my father's instruction. Surpassing my father was certainly important to me."
  • "Your enemy is yourself... That's not an uncommon mindset. But I've already exceeded such petty barriers."
  • "I'm not sure I did the right thing. My father also had the desire to become the strongest human alive. But I can't look back. I can only move forward and try to claim that title for myself. That is my destiny. Well, that's all for now. That was enjoyable. Goodbye."
  • "In mixed martial arts, speed, agility, and endurance are all necessary parts of total body coordination. If that's your goal, you can't just focus on one aspect of your training. But even in this modern era, he never used that kind of scientific approach... His only teacher... is real combat. He laughs in the face of combat sports. No one can come close to him... Martial arts relies on a certain amount of luck. A lucky punch, a missed step, can decide who wins. But none of that matters to him. He never loses. There's no strategy that can beat him. Many have studied him. All have lost. His name... is Kenshiro. As he described it to me, he inherited what he called the ancient assassination art.."
  • "Please, try to understand. Even I... I too have the heart of a woman..."
  • "I just... didn't want to be laughed at. Can you imagine? A girl like me, using the word love? And being shy about saying it is even more girly, right? I creep myself out, to be honest..."
  • "But there's no point to recalling his words now. I really am a girl... Still dragging his words with me like a chain around my neck..."
  • "You don't have to be modest. I know strength when I see it. Okay?"

School Mode:

  • "There's no need to apologize. Given the situation, it's understandable." (to Makoto)
  • "I don't think that matters. All that matters is finding a way out of here."
  • "He's right. If it's a prank, it's far beyond the bounds of acceptability."

List of Appearances


  • PSP『ダンガンロンパ』狩猟参戦!!


    In the 16th Monokuma Theater of the re-release of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on the PS Vita, there is a short clip of a parody fighting game staring Sakura called Sakura's Revenge. She fights through a horde of enemies, only to begin to face down a giant Monokuma, where then some text pops up stating the game development has been canceled, but encouraging the player to buy Danganronpa for themselves and all their friends to see its release.
    • The origin of this video comes from an ad made to promote the first release of Danganronpa on the PSP.
  • Sakura's statue in SDR
    In Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, there is a large statue of Sakura in the Grape House inside the Funhouse labeled "Ogre", and Nekomaru Nidai told Hajime Hinata that he met the person depicted in the statue once in the mountains. In School Mode, Sakura mentions she has trained in the mountains. In Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony's Ultimate Talent Development Plan, Nekomaru and Sakura confirm that they did indeed meet in the mountains and train together.
  • Sakura's English voice actress, Jessica Gee-George, is married to Leon Kuwata and Shuichi Saihara's English voice actor, Grant George.
  • Sakura and Peko Pekoyama both attended Shiranui High School.
  • In a series of tweets from Kazutaka Kodaka during Valentine's Day of February 2013, he tweeted "in-character" as several of the Danganronpa cast, including Sakura.[9] The tweet translates into this:
Take this, though I cannot vouch for how it tastes. I-It was my first time making chocolate…[10]
  • On Sakura's birthday in 2017, Kazutaka Kodaka tweeted an "in-character" birthday message to celebrate it.[11]
    • The tweet translates into this:
Ogami: “Hmph, chocolate, eh? Lately thanks to Asahina’s influence I have been going to eat sweets on my days off. I gratefully accept this. Of course I will also have protein coffee with it. Protein is a wonder drug that can heal any wound and cure any ailment.”[12]



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Monokuma Units MonokumaMonomiShirokumaKurokumaMonokuma Kubs
Trigger Happy Havoc
Makoto NaegiAoi AsahinaAlter EgoByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChihiro FujisakiGenocide JackHifumi YamadaJin KirigiriJunko EnoshimaKiyotaka IshimaruKyoko KirigiriLeon KuwataMondo OwadaMukuro IkusabaSakura OgamiSayaka MaizonoToko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
Danganronpa 2:
Goodbye Despair
Hajime HinataAkane OwariByakuya TogamiChiaki NanamiFour Dark Devas of DestructionFuyuhiko KuzuryuGundham TanakaHiyoko SaionjiIbuki MiodaJunko EnoshimaKazuichi SodaMahiru KoizumiMikan TsumikiMonobeastsNagito KomaedaNatsumi KuzuryuNekomaru NidaiPeko PekoyamaSatoTeruteru HanamuraSonia Nevermind
Another Episode:
Ultra Despair Girls
Komaru NaegiToko FukawaJataro KemuriKotoko UtsugiMasaru DaimonMonaca TowaNagisa ShingetsuHaiji TowaHiroko HagakureHit List TargetsIzuru KamukuraThe ServantTaichi FujisakiYuta Asahina
Danganronpa V3:
Killing Harmony
Kaede AkamatsuAngie YonagaGonta GokuharaHimiko YumenoKaito MomotaK1-B0Kirumi TojoKokichi OmaKorekiyo ShingujiMaki HarukawaMiu IrumaRantaro AmamiRyoma HoshiShuichi SaiharaTenko ChabashiraTsumugi Shirogane
For minor characters, see: Minor Characters
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Trigger Happy Havoc IF
Mukuro IkusabaJunko EnoshimaAoi AsahinaByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChihiro FujisakiGenocide JackHifumi YamadaKiyotaka IshimaruKyoko KirigiriLeon KuwataMakoto NaegiMondo OwadaMonokumaSakura OgamiSayaka MaizonoToko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
Danganronpa/Zero Ryōko OtonashiYasuke MatsudaChihiro FujisakiIsshiki MadaraiIzuru KamukuraJin KirigiriJunko EnoshimaKyoko KirigiriMakoto NaegiMukuro IkusabaThe Steering CommitteeSōshun MurasameThe Student CouncilYūto Kamishiro
Danganronpa Kirigiri Volume 1 Kyoko KirigiriYui SamidareEigo AminoKō InuzukaShīta EnbiSuisei Nanamura • Tadashi Asakura • Tōkichirō Endō
Volume 2 Kyoko KirigiriYui SamidareAkio ChageGekka RyuzōjiJohnny ArpMeruko MifuneMikado ShinsenNormanRei MikagamiSae YozuruSeiunsai Toyano'ohTaehime UozumiYuzen Minase
Volume 3 Kyoko KirigiriYui Samidare • Copycat • Hari Hironori • Hitomoshi Tsurugi • Kakitsubata Korisu • Kuchiki Kaei • Kuchiki Otsuko • Kumano Seika • Mikagami Rei • Mizuiyama Sara • Night Flyer • Oboro Tatsutora • Rikorne • Gekka Ryuzōji • Salvador Yadorigi Fukurou • Shirasu Suntetsu • Yaki Hajiki
Volume 4 Kyoko KirigiriYui Samidare • Erii Wan • Gorou Anbo • Hana Takezaki • Jin Kirigiri • Kamato Hachisuka • Kaoru Nagate • Kousuke Kanzashiichi • Nazuna Tooakitsu • Rei Naruko • Shikon Kyuuren • Suou Kyuuren • Taruhi Hoshii • Tooru Uchida • Touya Tsutsumi • Tsukiyo Nada
Danganronpa: Togami Volume 1 Byakuya TogamiBlue InkKazuichi SōdaSonia NevermindSHSL ImposterHiroyuki KetouinJin KirigiriSakura ŌgamiSatomi Aoba • Suzuhiko Otsuki • Taeko Kanai • Tōko FukawaYuika Ketouin
Volume 2 Byakuya TogamiBlue InkAloysius Pennyworth • Asa Togami • Asagao Togami • Celestia Ludenberg • Eyumi Togami • Hifumi Yamada • Hiru Togami • Ichiro Togami • Jiro Togami • Kazuya Togami • Kudan • Mitsuzo Togami • Saburo Togami • Shiro Togami • Suisei Nanamura • Takaya Togami • Wasuke Togami • Yoru Togami • Yusuke Togami
Short Stories Makoto Naegi Secret File Makoto NaegiKomaru NaegiJin KirigiriJutaro Akafuku
Ultra Despair Hagakure Yasuhiro HagakureKanon NakajimaKotoko UtsugiMasaru Daimon
Danganronpa 1 ・2 Beautiful Days
MonokumaUsamiAkane OwariAoi AsahinaByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChiaki NanamiChihiro FujisakiFuyuhiko KuzuryūGundam TanakaHajime HinataHifumi YamadaHiyoko SaionjiIbuki MiodaKazuichi SōdaKiyotaka IshimaruKyōko KirigiriLeon KuwataMahiru KoizumiMakoto NaegiMikan TsumikiMondo ŌwadaMukuro IkusabaNagito KomaedaNekomaru NidaiPeko PekoyamaSakura ŌgamiSayaka MaizonoSonia NevermindTeruteru HanamuraTōko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
For minor characters, see: Minor Characters
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The Animation
Makoto NaegiMonokumaAoi AsahinaAlter EgoByakuya TogamiCelestia LudenbergChihiro FujisakiGenocide JackHifumi YamadaJin KirigiriJunko EnoshimaKiyotaka IshimaruKyoko KirigiriLeon KuwataMondo OwadaMukuro IkusabaSakura OgamiSayaka MaizonoToko FukawaYasuhiro Hagakure
Danganronpa 3:
End of Hope's
Peak High School
Future Arc
Main Characters Makoto NaegiAoi AsahinaKyoko KirigiriJuzo SakakuraKazuo TenganKyosuke MunakataRyota MitaraiByakuya TogamiChisa YukizomeDaisaku BandaiGreat GozuKoichi KizakuraMiaya GekkogaharaMonaca TowaMonokumaRuruka AndoSeiko KimuraSonosuke IzayoiUsamiYasuhiro Hagakure
Minor Characters Komaru NaegiToko FukawaGenocide JackWarriors of Hope
Danganronpa 3:
End of Hope's
Peak High School
Despair Arc
Main Characters Junko EnoshimaMukuro IkusabaIzuru KamukuraAkane OwariChiaki NanamiChisa YukizomeFuyuhiko KuzuryuGundham TanakaHiyoko SaionjiIbuki MiodaKazuichi SodaMahiru KoizumiMikan TsumikiNagito KomaedaNekomaru NidaiPeko PekoyamaRyota MitaraiSonia NevermindTeruteru HanamuraUltimate Imposter
Minor Characters Jin KirigiriJuzo SakakuraKazuo TenganKoichi KizakuraKyosuke MunakataNatsumi KuzuryuSatoThe Student Council
Main Characters

Nagito KomaedaKazuichi SōdaFuyuhiko KuzuryūWorld DestroyerPeko PekoyamaSonia NevermindMikan Tsumiki

Minor Characters

Hajime HinataHiyoko SaionjiMakoto NaegiSayaka MaizonoChisa YukizomeRuruka AndoSeiko KimuraSonosuke IzayoiIbuki MiodaRyota MitaraiSuper High School Level ImposterNekomaru NidaiIbuki MiodaMahiru KoizumiGundham TanakaTeruteru HanamuraAkane Owari

For minor characters, see: Minor Characters