|“||If there isn't a road...then build one...Genesis...The Fates are telling me to create a new world!||”|
–Yasuhiro Hagakure, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Yasuhiro enrolled in Hope's Peak Academy's Class 78th as the Ultimate Clairvoyant (超高校級の「占い師」chō kōkō kyū no “uranaishi” lit. Super High School Level Fortune Teller). A rising star in the fortune-telling community, the accuracy of his predictions is actually only 30%. He is the oldest student, due to him flunking three times in the past.
Yasuhiro survives the final trial and escapes Hope's Peak Academy with the other survivors.
Ultra Despair Hagakure, which is an in-game novella centered around Yasuhiro and Kanon Nakajima, can be unlocked after beating Danganronpa Another Episode. In Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, he appeared as a guest character in the demo gameplay.
Yasuhiro returned in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy as a member of the Future Foundation's 14th Division.
Yasuhiro is around 22 years old, though he believed himself to be 20 in the first game because of the memory loss. By the end of Danganronpa 3, he is a few years older, around 24 at least.
He has dark brown extravagant hairstyle, spiky and large dreadlocks. He wears three layers of shirts, the top one being an old green uniform jacket, the second one being a white rough shirt, and his third layer is a small yellow short sleeve shirt. He wears a brown haramaki and uses a yellow rope as his belt.
Also, according to one of Yasuhiro's free time events, Yasuhiro has a mysterious scar on his back. He is the oldest student in the 78th class of Hope's Peak Academy.
Yasuhiro is one of the more cheery, laid-back students. However though, he is very gullible and prone to panic. He is mentioned to be very clumsy with money and he has constant problems with debts. This trait is especially apparent when he stated that he bought his crystal ball (which is made of glass instead of real crystal) at the price of 100 million yen due to it being used by Napoleon, Genghis Khan, and George Washington in the past.
Slightly slow in the head, Yasuhiro also tends to talk absurdly; a fact that leaves Aoi Asahina baffled. Openly admitting to Makoto Naegi he doesn't have any friends (mostly due to people misunderstanding his eccentric lifestyle), Yasuhiro treats his fellow classmates at Hope's Peak Academy with sincerity and concern, going so far as to add the suffix “-chi”, an affectionate term for dear friends in Japanese, to the end of everyone's first name (except for Sakura Ogami, whom he just calls “Ogre”).
Yasuhiro really hates it if someone compares his fortune-telling to occult, frequently insisting that they are not the same. In fact, Yasuhiro is so confident and proud of his fortune-telling skills that he charges his readings at incredibly high prices.
Yasuhiro is afraid of ghosts, and would freak out if such a subject comes up in a conversation. Though he can tend to quickly act out on emotion rather than reason, he does take accountability for his actions and accepts the consequences that may come with them.
Yasuhiro tends to give love/relationship advice to the younger students whenever is possible, but it's actually revealed that he's absolutely horrible with women.
Skills and Abilities
Prior to the Tragedy
Yasuhiro lived alone with his mother, Hiroko Hagakure, who loves him dearly despite his many flaws. He had several problems with women and money, and he also repeated middle and high school about four times. He used to attend Kiiwatetsu Commerce High School.
Yasuhiro saved up a small fortune by offering his services as a Fortune Teller. Whilst his predictions rate alone netted him on most clients, it is also implied that he scammed many more. He claims to have spent the money on rare artifacts of mystical origins, such as a 100-million-yen crystal ball that was allegedly owned by Napoleon Bonaparte and George Washington. These were invariably proved to be forgeries.
After attempting to "squeeze money out of" a wealthy female client, Yasuhiro became the target of his mafia connections; in Danganronpa IF, it was revealed that the extorted female client was from the Kuzuryu Clan (presumably Natsumi Kuzuryu) and that Yasuhiro had apparently abortively attempted to sell Makoto's organs to them. Unwilling to pay off his debts by either selling his collections or digging into his savings, Yasuhiro went into hiding for three years before taking shelter at Hope's Peak Academy. He then attended the Academy as the Ultimate Clairvoyant.
As the Tragedy begin, Yasuhiro and his classmates agree with Jin Kirigiri, the Headmaster of the Academy's proposal to seal the old school building. He is seen chatting with Byakuya and Toko.
During the Tragedy
One year later, the Tragedy occurred. During the Tragedy, Jin planned to seal the school building and let the students live forever inside the Academy in order to protect them from the destruction. His plan was agreed by the class, and they sealed the building together and lived peacefully inside it for a year without knowing that the Ultimate Despair members were already in their midst.
The true Ultimate Despair took away the Class 78th's school memories so they could participate in the school life of mutual killing.
Prologue - Welcome to Despair
Throughout the prologue and much of the first chapters, Yasuhiro remains the most relaxed out of all the students, assuming it to be an elaborate prank.
When Makoto introduces himself to Yasuhiro, Yasuhiro jokes constantly with Makoto about his guardian spirit and then offers him to drink with him. Makoto declines, stating he's far too young, and Yasuhiro states he's been held back three times.
Chapter 1 - To Survive
Yasuhiro drops his relax attitude after Mukuro Ikusaba's (in Junko Enoshima's guise) impaling. After the murder of Sayaka Maizono, Leon Kuwata used Yasuhiro's crystal ball to turn on the incinerator and burn his bloody t-shirt through the shutters blocking the garbage room.
Chapter 2 - Boy's Life of Despair
Yasuhiro tried to convince Chihiro Fujisaki that voting Leon to be executed does not mean they killed him themselves but to no avail, as he wasn't sure how to explain it. He also talked to Makoto about an ill omen within the display case and pleaded to escape from the school to get away from it.
Later on, they are unable to find Byakuya Togami so go to search for him, Yasuhiro stating ominously that they should before it's too late. After a conversation between the class about how it was strange that there had been no attempt to rescue them by the police, Yasuhiro explained he heard a strange noise while in the main hall, the sound of a construction noise if it had to be described.
Monokuma appeared a little while later to explain the sound Yasuhiro heard may not have been construction, but rather an explosion or machine gun, and what is deduced is that it may be what is stopping the police from entering. Yasuhiro seemed later shaken up by the assumption of a potential murder when only a few of the class show up in the dining hall.
after Chihiro's body is discovered, Yasuhiro thought it was a joke when Sakura explained Chihiro was male. During the Class trial, Yasuhiro is convinced Byakuya is the one who committed the murder, but then later changed his stance and agrees to hear more evidence. He later voted Mondo Owada as the killer along with the rest of the remaining class.
Chapter 3 - A Next Generation Legend!
After having Hifumi design a robot suit, she knocked Yasuhiro out and trapped him inside it, faking a photograph of “Robo Justice” kidnapping Hifumi and claiming him to be the “madman” that was running around the school. However, Kyoko Kirigiri and the others found that many flaws in the suit's design, such as the wearer's inability to bend properly, ultimately led to Celestia being outed as the true culprit.
Chapter 4 - All●Star●Apologies
After the revelation that Sakura was Monokuma's mole, Yasuhiro was one of the three (among Byakuya Togami and Toko Fukawa) that openly started to dislike her, and didn't argue with Byakuya's point that Sakura should be killed.
Sakura invited Yasuhiro to a private meeting to see if she could make amends, which he incorrectly interpreted as an attempt on his life. He knocked Sakura unconscious with a glass bottle and - believing he had accidentally killed her - framed Toko for the crime. After a light pressing in a Class Trial, Yasuhiro confessed his guilt.
After it was revealed that Sakura committed suicide, he took back his dislike for her and swore not to try and kill anyone again.
Chapter 5 - 100 Mile Dash; Pain of a Junk Food Junkie
Refusing to fall like his former friends, either succumbed into crime or becoming the murder victim, Yasuhiro vowed to everyone that he would not do anything suspicious while helping out looking for clues to get out from their nightmare, including the sudden “appearance” of the 16th student Mukuro Ikusaba. As he has an alibi for the time of Mukuro's supposed death, he is seen with Aoi and Byakuya dismantling Monokuma after he was found motionless in the gym. He expresses his apologies at the end of the class trial for causing Makoto to be accused of being the killer and sentenced to an execution.
Chapter 6 - Ultimate Pain, Ultimate Suffering, Ultimate Despair, Ultimate Execution, Ultimate Death
During the last class trial, Yasuhiro is one of these very students who sees Makoto as a non existent figure and during the retrial of Mukuro's murder, Yasuhiro's Pre-Despair Incident notebook was found by Makoto during the final investigation phase and helped prove that the students were missing two years of their memories.
As the true perpetrator was revealed as the real Junko, Yasuhiro was one of the students who was shocked that the “Junko Enoshima” they met was actually Junko's twin sister, Mukuro, and remained stunned over that fact that the world's doomsday was caused by despair and the chaos was as real as truth.
As Yasuhiro is motivated by Makoto's words that hope is still alive, Yasuhiro would loudly reply that he would use his very own instinct to see through his own route, because he believes that life is about moving forward despite the high and low.
With his support to Makoto, Yasuhiro witnessed Makoto managing to force Junko onto her knees and execute herself in a special punishment in the progress; which finally resulted in her 'death' and the survivors are finally free from the strings of this sadistic game.
Epilogue - Goodbye Despair Academy
Considering their torments are finally over, Yasuhiro remains uncertain about life after his gruesome journey, yet he would optimistically remark that instead of doomsday like Junko mentioned (considered it as a big fat lie), the other side would be normal or even happier than before. Hence, Yasuhiro was among the six survivors to escape the school.
Joining the Future Foundation
Yasuhiro and the others survived together in the apocalyptic world until they were found by the Future Foundation. They decided to join Future Foundation to fight against despair and Future Foundation helped them to recover their school memories. Yasuhiro became a member of the 14th Branch.
Chapter 3 - Bessatsu Shounen Zetsubou Magazine
Yasuhiro was seen in the explanation of the Tragedy, along with the survivors of the Killing School Life as one of the people integral in stopping the Tragedy's mastermind, Junko Enoshima.
Yasuhiro went to Towa City in a helicopter along with 19 other members of the Future Foundation. He pretends to be airsick and runs off, as his real goal is in fact to find precious things to "acquire" in order to solve his eight million yen debt. While he's trying to rob a payphone, the children's revolution begins and Monokumas start to attack. In his confusion, Yasuhiro is almost cut down, but is saved by Kanon Nakajima, who has a Megaphone Hacking Gun.
The two manage to escape the Monokumas and then introduce themselves. Kanon learns that Yasuhiro is part of the Future Foundation, and seems shocked. He finds her quite attractive, but pokes fun at her after she speaks with a gyaru slang. She begins to break down crying for some reason he doesn't know. After she calms down, she explains her own situation as a Target.
Yasuhiro and Kanon plan to head back to the building where the helicopter landed, but it explodes and Yasuhiro is unable to call his comrades.
The two find a safe place for night in a shopping mall. Kanon asks Yasuhiro about the Hacking Gun and why it's effective against Monokumas. Yasuhiro explains to her that it was made for Towa machinery. He thinks Towa Group is suspicious and possible cause of the riot, as it seems they built the Monokumas.
After Yasuhiro mentions his fortune telling skills, Kanon requests that he tell her love fortune. He asks her for an immense sum of ten thousand yen for his service, which he figures she cannot pay, but she immediately gives it to him, explaining that her father is a big wig at a reputable TV station, TAT Television. He tells her fortune, saying that she is drinking tea in a garden with her destined lover. She then sighs with a smile, saying that it isn't possible, since her fated one is dead. Yasuhiro then realizes that if he brings Kanon back safely to her father, he would be able to pay off his remaining debt. From then on, he begins treating her royally.
In the second day, Yasuhiro and Kanon continue to work together to go to a bridge to attempt to escape the town. Surprisingly, they find many bullets for the Hacking Gun, dropped by someone. They stop for the night and stay in a video rental store. When Kanon uses gyaru slang again, she asks Yasuhiro to make fun of it and when he does, she suddenly hugs him. She apologizes and lets go of him. In her sleep, Yasuhiro hears her whisper Leon's name, making him realize that she was his Captive.
In the third day, Yasuhiro and Kanon reach the bridge, but it's being bombed and they are forced to turn back. However, they are immediately found by Kotoko Utsugi on her Fighter robot, who attempts to attack them. However, Kanon is very strong, and immediately subjugates Kotoko, throws away her controller and ties her hands with her knee-socks. She tries to get information out of Kotoko and she tells them that Towa Group is responsible for kidnapping the Captives, but the Group also betrayed Junko at the worst possible time. Suddenly, Masaru Daimon comes to help Kotoko with his Hero robot. Yasuhiro would like to run, but Kanon decides to fight as she wants more answers. Unfortunately, Kanon is out of ammo, so the two escape by running.
Kanon tells Yasuhiro that her plan isn't to defeat the children and she implies she has own plans other than escape, which makes Yasuhiro slightly suspicious of her, but he doesn't tell her. They decide to go to the subway station.
On the way, the two go inside an abandoned house so Kanon can go to the bathroom. Meanwhile Yasuhiro holds her purse and decides to peek inside in case there's something he can "borrow", but she has very little money. He is disturbed to find out that her pocketbook features "Big Brother Leon Hell", dozens of pages with just his name up until the ink ran out. The last page reads "They're called 'Future Foundation', but it's not my future. I'm going to crush that group of hypocrites one by one."
Yasuhiro realizes that Kanon loves Leon in a twisted way and blames Future Foundation for his death. Kanon returns and Yasuhiro acts like nothing happened. The two keep going and Yasuhiro wonders why is she traveling with him, especially since he isn't useful to her in any way. He gets more and more paranoid and decides to read his own fortune, seeing two possibilities - a collapsing tunnel and Kanon crying her eyes out. Yasuhiro protests at first and tells about his fortune, but in the end they go into the subway.
Kanon notices his attitude change but thinks it's just because of the toothpick she put in his hair at night. Yasuhiro decides to ask her opinion on Future Foundation directly, which immediately makes her realize that he has read her pocketbook. She kicks him on the ribs without warning and starts to strangle him in an attempt to kill him.
Suddenly, Kotoko appears with her robot and she knocks Kanon off of Yasuhiro. Kanon avoids the robot's hits at first, but her right leg gets badly injured. Yasuhiro is very afraid, but his conscience tells him to help Kanon before she ends up killed. He tells his own fortune again and sees himself, fallen into despair as he stands over Kanon's body. Soon, Kanon appears to be unable to move, and Kotoko steps off of her robot to taunt her. She calls Kanon adorbs and starts to molest her with her "portable motivation machine".
Meanwhile, Yasuhiro starts up an electric train and it moves towards Kanon and Kotoko at great speed. Kotoko flattens herself up against the wall and tries to stop the train with her robot. Yasuhiro picks Kanon up and starts to carry her to safety. Kanon wonders why he's helping her and he answers that he's a member of Future Foundation and he can't be the helpless student forever. Kanon tears up and feels guilt about what she did.
Kotoko's robot throws the train off the tracks and she chases after Yasuhiro and Kanon. Yasuhiro starts to regret his attempt at being a hero and he is prepared to die. His crystal ball falls, and Kanon picks it up and throws it at Kotoko with all her strength. For the first time, she managed to throw just how she wanted. The ball hits Kotoko's face, making her drop her controller and stop the robot. Yasuhiro tries to get to the controller before Kotoko does, but Masaru shows up again with his robot. Yasuhiro is forced to run back to Kanon, pick her up and keep escaping. Kotoko and Masaru argue at first, but then decide to work together and chase after the two. Kanon tells Yasuhiro to drop her so he can escape, but he tells her that it's going to be all right. Suddenly, part of the tunnel collapses just as Yasuhiro predicted and prevents the children from following them.
Kanon is very glad that Yasuhiro survived and hugs him tearfully, much to his surprise. He patches up her leg the best he can and asks why she tried to save him after trying to kill him. Kanon answers that she doesn't want Yasuhiro to die, not anymore, but still wants the other Future Foundation members dead. She then realizes that she doesn't have a right to take revenge as Leon probably didn't even care about her or want her to do that. Yasuhiro tells Kanon that Leon truly cared about her a lot, which is confirmed by the fact that she is his Captive. Kanon starts to cry loudly as she realizes this and afterwards decided to go back to Towa City and find Future Foundation. She isn't sure will she kill them or not and wonders that maybe they're good guys like Yasuhiro.
Yasuhiro decides to contact Future Foundation and tell them about Kanon, as nicely as possible. Part of him wants to go back with Kanon, but he feels he shouldn't be with someone who wants them dead. Kanon apologizes about a lot of things and thanks Yasuhiro before leaving. Yasuhiro decides to rest a bit, but changes his mind and runs after Kanon. He walks together with her, claiming that it's for the sake of solving his eight million debt.
Yasuhiro appears in Danganronpa 3 - Side: Future, along with Makoto, Kyoko and Aoi.
He's tried to change his image by tying up his hair and wearing glasses, but he's still the same old coward.
Yasuhiro, Aoi, and Kyoko were waiting for Makoto's arrival at the rooftop of Future Foundation's hidden off-shore facility to attend his trial. He was quite upset when he was ordered to stay outside. As he attempted to see Makoto's future using his new 300 million yen crystal ball, a helicopter launched a missile toward the building, making the ground shake and causing his crystal ball to fall from his hands and break. The missiles separate him from the facility, meaning he was not a participant of the Final Killing Game.
Yasuhiro tries to calls out to Kyoko and Makoto, but is soon fired upon by the helicopter. He nearly falls off, but manages to grab on, stating that they will be fine.
In the episode review by Monokuma, he clarified that Yasuhiro was stuck outside the facility and did not participate in the Final Killing Game.
Yasuhiro once again tries to call out to Aoi and Kyoko, but is once again attacked by the helicopter.
Surviving the helicopter attack, Yasuhiro uses his fortunetelling and is confident that the current situation will have a happy ending. Making it clear that his fortunetelling always has a 30% success rate. He is later shown catching fish for food and cooking it on a fire, while drying his clothes.
Yasuhiro is once again chased and shot at by the helicopter in the vicinity of the area but is later saved by Byakuya and his men who shoot down the helicopter and rescue Yasuhiro from danger. After some interaction with Byakuya, Yasuhiro begins to complain about how heavy the bomb crates are, the ones being used to destroy the blocked entrance to the Future Foundation building, and requests Byakuya to start helping too, to which he declines in kind. Once the crates are in place and the entrance has been cleared, Yasuhiro heads for the entrances gleefully but is stopped by Byakuya with a firm hand, requesting he be safer waiting for their return, Yasuhiro willingly obeys although sheds a tear.
Yasuhiro and Byakuya save Makoto, who is surrounded by brainwashed Future Foundation rescue squad troops. Yasuhiro charges down the hallway, knocking two soldiers to the ground before flailing his arms wildly in surrender, providing a distraction which allows Byakuya to apprehend the rescue squad with his own operatives.
Yasuhiro and Byakuya are able to find Aoi and come to her aid. Yasuhiro began tying fresh bandages around Aoi 's leg before expressing that Togami got buried in rubble laughingly, to Aoi 's shock.
Makoto later met up with Aoi , Yasuhiro, and Byakuya underneath a tent, Yasuhiro greets him warmly. Noticing a video on Byakuya's laptop, Yasuhiro and the rest of the group surrounded the screen, Byakuya explained that the Class 77-B broadcasted a message of 'despair', proclaiming they set up the Final Killing Game. Yasuhiro doesn't understand, clutching his head in confusion as to why they were saved by the Class 77-B when they were still Remnants of Despair. Byakuya commanded him to be quiet, prompting Yasuhiro to cover his mouth while Byakuya explained that the Class 77-B lied in order for the Future Foundation to still look favorable.
The Class 77-B set off for Jabberwock Island by boat, Aoi, and Yasuhiro both wave them off warmly, Yasuhiro thanking them for everything.
We later find that several months after the Final Killing Game, Makoto became the principal of a newly built Hope's Peak Academy and is working alongside Kyoko. Yasuhiro is seen outside on the school grounds, trying to receive a reading upon his crystal ball as Byakuya watched over him.
Quiz Time! I Heard There's a Chance of 30%! - Yasuhiro is a contestant on a quiz show set. Before him there are 3 doors labeled 'A', 'B', and 'C'. There is a 1/3 probability that one is an execution. Yasuhiro tries to enter the 'A' door. The door grows hands and feet and escapes. 'B' does the same thing. Only door 'C' is left. He isn't willing, and a mouth appears on the door and eats him. This execution is shown in the Official Fanbook.
Hiroko, Yasuhiro's mother, was chosen as his Captive during the Killing game. Yasuhiro explains that the reason she was chosen is because she is the woman who raised him, and the person he loves most in the entire world. Hiroko is very proud and protective of her son and seems to ignore his flaws, for the most part.
Yasuhiro seems to think off all his fellow survivors from the Killing School Life as friends. However, sometimes they don't think much of him, possibly due to his unique personality. Aoi even forgets about him at one point, and Byakuya does not help Yasuhiro out when he is asked to cary many heavy boxes (although he does do this to everyone). Toko is also very jealous of Yasuhiro since he became an official member of the Future Foundation. Still, Yasuhiro seems to have faith in their ability to survive, which is shown when Makoto, Kyoko, and Aoi get stuck in the Future Foundation building, and he assured himself that they'd be fine.
Towa City Resident
Yasuhiro travels with Kanon and helps her try and escape Towa City after she saves him from some Monokumas. She gives him the nickname "Yasu".
Although he makes fun of her Gyaru speech pattern, he starts to treat her like royalty after finding out that her family is rich and might be able to help him pay off his large debts.
Yasuhiro is disturbed and afraid of Kanon after finding out that she is trying to kill members of the Future Foundation. Even after she tries to kill him, he still saves her from certain peril. The two have grown close during their traveling and Kanon admits that she doesn't want to kill Yasuhiro anymore. In the end, Yasuhiro stays with Kanon, claiming that it's for the sake of solving his debt.
Obtained from the MonoMono Machine.
During free time conversations, the player will occasionally be given a choice on how to respond to something that is said. These are the 'right' choices.
These will aid you, usually during Class Trials.
Machine Talk Battle/Bullet Talk Battle Statements