|“|| If there's no road, you just gotta build one! Creation... Fate is telling me to remake the world! That's...my hope!
Yasuhiro Hagakure (葉隠 康比呂 Hagakure Yasuhiro), also known as Hiro, 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. His title is Ultimate Clairvoyant (超高校級の「占い師」chō kōkō kyū no “uranaishi” lit. Super High School Level Fortune Teller).
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, though a bit odd as well. However, he is generally not well-liked and he himself has openly admitted that he has no friends, being quite cowardly, lazy, slow-witted and having a habit to act selfishly. Notably, he is mentioned to be very clumsy with money and he has constant problems with massive 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. He has also bought multiple items related to fortune-telling, despite not actually having any use for them. He tends to talk absurdly about subjects such as conspiracy theories and the one time aliens stole his hamburger. However, he really hates it if someone compares his fortune-telling to the occult, frequently insisting that they are not the same. He is also afraid of ghosts and would freak out if such a subject comes up in a conversation. Whenever he "senses" one, he swiftly recites a chant, casts a spell or begs for help from a hero, a god or a famous person (often random, even multiple ones). Even furthermore, he is stated to be absolutely horrible with women and has a bad hygiene, claiming that he washes his hair once a season.
Yasuhiro is quite gullible, and at first acts laid-back about the killing game, thinking it's some sort of a prank. However, after realizing it is real, he turns much more panicky and he is generally considered useless by the other students. However, he does treat his fellow classmates with general friendliness, 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 is afraid of and just calls with the insulting nickname "Ogre"). In English translations, he tends to call other people "dude".
Yasuhiro has quite a personality of a dirty coward, and he often attempts to trick other people in order to get rid of his own massive debts, and charges his readings at incredibly high prices that according to other people often do not fit the accuracy of his fortune-telling. He also seems to possess a more smarter, cunning side despite often appearing very slow-witted. During his Free Time Events, he tries to get Makoto to donate his organs so he could pay off a debt without having to dip into his own savings and thus he himself could retire in comfort, causing even Makoto to feel that he cannot let his guard down around Yasuhiro. In Chapter 4, he admits that he has no problem hitting girls who can't fight back, and tried to frame Toko for the supposed murder while believing he was the one who had killed Sakura. Though, him hitting Sakura was mostly due to quickly acting out on emotion as a self-defense, and in the end he does take accountability for his actions and accept the consequences that may come with them. After joining Future Foundation and going on a mission in Towa City, he pretended to be sick in order to run away on his own, all of it just so he could steal valuable items from the area.
Despite his many negative points, Yasuhiro does possess a good side. In Ultra Despair Hagakure, he finally tries to become more of a hero and helps Kanon Nakajima, occasionally acting very selfless and even saving her life, though still retaining some of his greedy and selfish nature. He is also stated to genuinely love and cares about his mother very much. In Danganronpa 3, he appears slightly braver and shows concern for his friends when they are in trouble, generally feeling more genuine comradeship towards them than before. He manages to survive on his own for quite a while outside the building while being chased by helicopters and in the end he runs to protect Makoto from brainwashed, armed men despite not having any weapons of his own (though, he was followed by Byakuya and his men). It's also very notable that while he acts very much like a con artist, he does possess actual supernatural abilities, as he really is capable of seeing visions of possible futures (still, it's unknown whether or not he can actually sense ghosts like he claims). He also has a strange tendency to survive from tough situations against all odds. As a somewhat hidden side, he also displays amazing self-trained penmanship and a working knowledge of electronics (by leading the dismantling of Monokuma and rewiring an antennae to pick up television signals from the outside world).
Interestingly, while often appearing ambiguous, Yasuhiro really does possess real supernatural future-telling skills, though not completely accurate. In Ultra Despair Hagakure, it's explained that he can see what appears to be rather detailed visions of possible future events, though they do not usually come true. At the beginning of Chapter 4 in the first game, Yasuhiro predicts that Kiyotaka's and Hifumi's deaths were the final murders committed during the Killing School Life, which turns out to be true as the remaining deaths were self-inflicted. He also predicts that he and Makoto's children will share the same mother. This is true in the bad ending as Aoi is the mother of both of their children.
In Future Arc #06, he predicted that everything would have a happy ending. Despite several deaths occurring before and after his prediction, he was correct with how the survivors including Class 77-B ended up having a happy ending in Side: Hope.
In other languages
Yasuhiro's talent as it appears in official translations of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa: The Animation, and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.
|Japanese||超高校級の「占い師」||Super High School Level Fortune Teller|
|Chinese (Trad)||超高校級的"占卜師"||Super High School Level Divinator|
|Chinese (Simp)||超高校级的"占卜师"||Super High School Level Divinator|
|French||Le Voyant Ultime||Ultimate Clairvoyant|
|German||Super-Wahrsager||Super Fortune Teller|
|Italian||Super Chiaroveggente Liceale||Super High School Level Clairvoyant|
|Spanish||Super Estudiante de Instituto Nivel: Chamán||Super High School Student Level: Shaman|
Prior to the Tragedy
Yasuhiro lived alone with his mother, Hiroko Hagakure, who loves him dearly despite his many flaws. Very little is known about his father, though his father apparently lived with them at some point, as Yasuhiro once mentioned their house burning down because his father fell asleep with a burning cigarette. According to his mother, there were some sort of trouble between them because she did something and let it go on too long, causing them to break up. Yasuhiro himself 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 much 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 sell 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.
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 the 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 guilty 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 afterward 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 - Future Arc, 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 on 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 in 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.
Yasuhiro appears alongside Makoto and Hajime in the game's demo, with him being the murder victim, just like in the first game's demo.
However, the ending majorly implies that they all actually worked together with Monokuma and appear to be just actors. They all compliment each other for doing good work, leave the set and mention working together in the future. Yasuhiro is then revealed to be alive, running after the others and telling them to wait for him.
He is playable in the game's bonus mode.
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 described in the Danganronpa Visual 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 carry 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 Residents:
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.
- Main article, including full dialogue: Free Time Events/Yasuhiro Hagakure & School Mode/Yasuhiro Hagakure
During Free Time, Makoto can choose to talk to Yasuhiro in order to learn more about him. If he gives Yasuhiro a present that he likes, and chooses the correct response during their conversation, their friendship level will increase and Yasuhiro will disclose something about himself. Each successful Free Time conversation adds a page to Yasuhiro's Report Card in the e-Handbook menu, and grants either a skill that will give Makoto an advantage during class trial battles, or an increase in Skill Points.
|Most Effective Conversation Prompts|
|I Ching||Tarot||Playing cards|
|Preferred MonoMono Machine Presents:|
Becoming friends with students grants Makoto special skills which can aid him during Class Trials. Becoming close with Yasuhiro grants the following skills:
|Lost in Thought||Increases the time limit for each phase.||3 SP|
|Crystal Prediction||Decreases an argument to three statements or less.||5 SP|
Dorm Roomdorm room during Free Time events. His room is full of divination items from several cultures, including a poster on palmistry, tarot cards, Buddhist prayer beads, and yarrow sticks.
- The name “Yasuhiro” (康比呂) is composed of the kanji 康 - “ease” or “peace”, 比 - “compare” and 呂, which literally means “spine” but also represents the notation of the Japanese classical music known as Gagaku. Thus, the meaning of the name as a whole could be translated as something similar to “peaceful indulgence in music”.
- Yasuhiro is referred to as “Hiro” by characters in the localized version of Danganronpa.
- The name “Hagakure” (葉隠) translates as “concealed among the leaves/blades/spears” (based on which meaning of 葉 ha is chosen), perhaps in reference to Yasuhiro's unique, bombastic hairstyle, which looks a bit like a palm branch or a bunch of swords and completely conceals his head from behind.
- Yasuhiro spent one hundred million yen on his crystal ball. He states that raising that much took about two years of saving from his fortune-telling fees.
- Yasuhiro appears to possess a strange type of luck, with him surviving against all odds multiple times, notable examples being the helicopters shooting at him in Danganronpa 3 and the collapsing tunnel in Ultra Despair Hagakure.
- Ironically, this appears to work backward in non-canon stories, with him being the first victim in the demo versions.
- While he has a high luck with survival, he has very poor luck with money-related matters, with his expensive crystal balls breaking constantly as a running gag.
- In Ultra Despair Hagakure Yasuhiro reveals that he has a debt of over 8 million because he extorted money from "the girl related to the Kuzuryu Clan".
- The mafia organization that is after Yasuhiro was revealed in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc IF to actually be the Kuzuryu clan, meaning he may or may not have met Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu, the Ultimate Yakuza.
- Based on their interactions in the Danganronpa V3 non-canonical bonus mode, Ultimate Talent Development Plan, Fuyuhiko is unaware that Yasuhiro scammed his sister and Yasuhiro is unaware Fuyuhiko's family is one of the families he owes money to.
- He is included with the participants of the Final Killing Game in the Future Arc opening, including the counter of people remaining, despite being trapped outside the building without a bangle and not actually participating in the Killing Game.
- He is a fan of video games.
- Yasuhiro makes a reference to the famous video game series Resident Evil during chapter five referring the bio lab as the place with the final boss or Tyrant.
- Yasuhiro is the first victim in the Danganronpa 1 demo. This is deliberately done to hide the true identity of the first victim. Additionally, an anime trailer depicted him as the first victim for the same purpose.
- He repeated the same role in Danganronpa V3's demo, down to being "killed" in the bathroom. At the end of the demo, his voice is heard among the credits with Makoto and Hajime implying that he didn't die and it was all part of the act.
- His unused execution could be making fun of the fact that he claims his predictions are 30% accurate.
- On the Danganronpa 3 website, his name was initially misspelled as "Yssuhiro".
- Yasuhiro's English voice actor in the game, Kaiji Tang, also voices Koichi Kizakura and Gonta Gokuhara.
|Future Foundation's 6th Division||Jūzō Sakakura • Ikue Dogami • Takumi Hijirihara • Misaki Asano • Mekuru Katsuragi|
|Future Foundation||Kyōsuke Munakata • Kyōko Kirigiri • Ruruka Andō • Sōnosuke Izayoi • Kazuo Tengan • Makoto Naegi • Byakuya Togami • Yasuhiro Hagakure • Aoi Asahina • Tōko Fukawa • Super High School Level Make-up Artist|
|Serial Killers||Shūji Fujigawa • Momomichi Ito • Rei Shimizu • Eiichiro Saiyama • Ted Chikatilo • Kenji Tsuruhashi • Mimiko Tomizawa|
|Ultimate Despair||Junko Enoshima • Mukuro Ikusaba|
|Minor Characters||Kinari Kunugida • Chusuke Oyama • Sakuma Fujii|