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I'm really not accomplished enough to be called a famous detective...

–Shuichi Saihara, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

Shuichi Saihara

Shuuichi Saihara

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Names
Kanji 最原 終一
Romaji Saihara Shūichi
Alias Ultimate Detective (Fabricated)
Characteristics
Gender Male
Height 171 cm (5' 7") [1]
Weight 58 kg (127 lbs) [1]
Birth date September 7
Chest Size 80 cm [1]
BMI 19.9
Blood type AB [1]
Likes Novels [2]
Dislikes Gossip [2]
Killing Game Status
Events Participated New Killing School Life
Execution
Fate Survives the New Killing School Life
Personal Status
Status Alive
Relatives Unnamed uncle
Affiliation Gifted Inmates Academy
Previous Affiliation {{{previous_affiliation}}}
Debuts
Game Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Anime {{{anime_debut}}}
Manga {{{manga_debut}}}
Novel {{{novel_debut}}}
Portrayal
Japanese Voice Megumi Hayashibara
English Voice {{{english_voice}}}
German Voice {{{german_voice}}}
Stage Cast {{{stage_cast}}}
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Shuichi Saihara (最原 終一 Saihara Shūichi) is a character featured in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony and a participant of the New Killing School Life.

Shuichi has the title Ultimate Detective (超高校級の「探偵」 chō kōkō kyū no “tantei” lit. Super High School Level Detective), which is the same title as Kyoko Kirigiri from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

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Shuichi becomes the main protagonist of Danganronpa V3, following Kaede Akamatsu's execution. He survives the killing game alongside two other people.
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Appearance

Shuichi appears to wear a black cap with a white strap most of the time. Underneath, he has has short black hair with a small ahoge. He appears to have very pale skin and thick, feminine eyelashes. His eyes are gambogeish grey.

Shuichi wears his high school uniform, which appears to be in a black uniform with five buttons on his right, another two buttons on his left and attached with his high school's logo. His pants along with his shoes seem to be in black as same as his uniform and his cap's color.

Personality

Shuichi appears to have a calm, serious and polite personality. However, he is also abnormally timid when it comes to speaking. He tends to blush shyly every time others compliment him. Among the sixteen students, he is a boy who stands out for his submissiveness and for his good sense. Even though he is timid, when it comes to acting and deducting he is wonderful enough to deserve being the Ultimate Detective, even if he thinks otherwise.[3]

Even though he is a very skilled detective with superior ability and insight, Shuichi lacks self-confidence, as he claims he hasn't accomplished enough to be called a famous detective. He also feels he doesn't deserve his Ultimate title because he only happened to solve murder cases by chance, although Kaede Akamatsu says she doesn't believe something like this is possible.[4]

Skills and Abilities

Ultimate Detective

Shuichi is a very skilled detective, capable of solving murder cases faster than the police, although he claims he only managed to solve these cases by chance. However, Kokichi Oma's secret society is so mysterious that even Shuichi does not seem to know any organization matching up with it.

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History

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

Shuichi learned how to be a detective by watching his uncle and working as his assistant. Most of the cases that happened to come to his uncle were small things like investigating infidelity, but on the rare occasion when a murder case came up, he solved it faster than the police. He was recognized as the Ultimate, but he doesn't believe he deserves the title because he only happened to solve the murder cases by chance.[5]

Prologue

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 6

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Demo - Class Trial Ver.

Shuichi first seen at the end of the hallway and shyly introduced himself as the Ultimate Detective to Kaede Akamatsu. He admitted that he doesn't deserve that title. After the murder of Yasuhiro Hagakure occured, he was seen inside the cafetaria, investigating where the murder weapon originated.

Relationships

Family

Uncle

Shuichi is apparently very close with his uncle, as he learned to be a detective by watching his example and working as his assistant.

Gifted Inmates Academy

Kaede Akamatsu

Shuichi seems to strongly believe in Kaede, reassuring her and telling her that "if it's her, she can do it".[6] His presence appears to comfort Kaede, due to his status as a detective, although she admits that he seems unreliable. She even attempts to help raise Shuichi's confidence by giving him pep talks. [7]

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Shuichi admitted to not completely trusting Kaede when murders occur, which disappoints her, although she does accept this since she believes he can solve the case.[8] However, this changed drastically when the two began to investigate the school together, as Shuichi came to admire her for her determination and put complete faith in her. He even bowed to Miu at one point merely because he saw Kaede doing so, an act that made her happy. The pair even share a rather intimate moment in a classroom together, in which Kaede put her hand over Shuichi's.

Shuichi was devastated to find out that Kaede had murdered Rantaro, and angrily demanded to know her reasons for committing the deed, however, his anger faded quickly as he was reminded that Kaede would be executed. He was shown to have attempted to save her, however, this failed as she was already out of his reach.

Although hurt by Kaede's supposed betrayal, Shuichi still cried over her demise. He imagined her playing the piano after the trial, and was suddenly motivated to keep moving and break out of the school for her. The majority of Shuichi's happy school memories were shown to involve Kaede despite them spending such a short time together, showing that he still remembered her as a dear friend.

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Kaito Momota

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Kaito quickly becomes Shuichi's closest companion following Kaede's demise, and they come to share a brotherly bond. After Chapter 1, Kaito felt bad for Saihara and decide to cheer him up. It was shown that Kaito visits Saihara often and invites him to hang out with him. They investigate together and helps one another. When Saihara's stuck with clues in the class trial, Kaito helps Saihara by motivating him and staying on his side. He also called Shuichi by his first name, proving that the two shared a close bond.

Shuichi was greatly saddened to discover that Kaito was the culprit of Chapter 5. Kaito made him promise not to cry, however, Shuichi had immense difficulty following through on this. When asked by Maki if he was lonely with Kaito gone, Shuichi confirmed this, but was once again motivated by the death of another friend and was determined to keep moving forward. Many of Shuichi's happy memories during the killing game were shown to involve Kaito, showing that he still remembered him as a close friend and companion.

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Maki Harukawa

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The two got along well after the events of Chapter 1. Maki approached him and Kaito and the three began a conversation. This resulted in the three doing exercises together, although Maki outmatched the two boys at everything they did. Shuichi seemed impressed with Maki's skills, and the three began to meet up occasionally to do these exercises.

After Kaito's death, Maki and Shuichi went to their normal meeting spot and had a short, but emotional conversation about the events that had transpired. They resolve to put an end to the killing game, which they end up surviving together. Many of Shuichi's happy mermories at Gifted Inmates Academy have been shown to involve her, showing that he thought of her as a close friend.

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Quotes

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  • "NO, THAT'S WRONG!"
  • "I will never forget this moment either… I will place more faith in myself. Myself as a detective."
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Trivia

  • Shuichi's first name (終一) means "last one".
  • His last name, 最原 Saihara, could mean "prime field" or "conspicuous wilderness".
  • Shuichi's facial structure is very similar to that of Kirumi Tojo's.
  • Shuichi's appearance share similarities with  the character from Persona 4, Naoto Shirogane. Furthermore, both characters are precocious ‎detectives.
  • Interestingly, Shuichi's clothes somewhat resemble that of Kiyotaka Ishimaru's beta design.

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