NIS America introduces some of the Ultimates in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
NIS America has detailed several of the new characters set to appear in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. Find their artwork and official descriptions below courtesy of the publisher.
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is set to release on September 26 in North America and in Europe on September 29 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Steam. For more information you can check out the official website.
[Editor's note: The first four charaters here were revealed on March 31]
Ultimate Pianist: Kaede Akamatsu
- Kaede has been playing the piano ever since she was a child, earning her the not-so-flattering nickname, "Piano Freak." After winning numerous trophies at piano competitions, she soon received the far more prestigious title of Ultimate Pianist. Kaede has a positive personality and puts all her effort toward achieving her goals. She feels a deep resentment toward Monokuma for forcing everyone to participate in his absurd killing game.
Ultimate ???: Rantaro Amami
- Though Rantaro can't remember what his Ultimate talent is, he doesn't let that get him down. In fact, he's quite excited at the prospect of learning what his Ultimate talent actually is. Though he comes across as glib and laidback, Rantaro is the only one to remain calm and press Monokuma for information while the others panic. At times, his attitude suggests that he knows more about what's happening than his classmates, which only heightens the air of mystery surrounding him.
Ultimate Inventor: Miu Iruma
- An inventor who is responsible for creating a wide variety of commercial products, starting with her famous "Eyedrop Contact Lenses." However, Miu believes that coasting through life is the best way to live it. As such, she considers her eyedrop invention a failure because she actually had to work to create them. Her arrogance is matched only by her penchant of vulgarity. Every time she opens her mouth, a stream of dirty jokes and innuendo comes rushing out. Strangely enough, she becomes submissive and docile whenever anyone gives her any pushback.
Ultimate Supreme Leader: Kokichi Oma
- A boy whose Ultimate talent is being the supreme leader of an evil secret organization that boasts a membership of over 10,000 people. However, there is no proof that such an organization actually exists. Even Shuichi, the Ultimate Detective, is unfamiliar with the identity of Kokichi's organization. As a self-professed liar, Kokichi revels in blurring the lines that separate fact from fiction. He has a tendency to say whatever pops into his head, and is prone to theatrical outburst of crocodile tears. But don't let this innocent smile fool you - as a supreme leader of evil, Kokichi feels no remorse over tormenting his classmates.
Ultimate Robot: K1-B0 (AKA "Keebo")
- K1-B0—or "Keebo" as he is known colloquially—is a robot equipped with recording functions and a hyper-advanced artificial intelligence, allowing him to learn and mature like any other teenage human. Raised by his creator, Professor Idabashi, Keebo was allowed to enroll in high school alongside other humans. He was later recognized as an Ultimatedue to his robotic nature.
Keebo has a very earnest personality and conducts himself in a proper manner. However, he is very sensitive about the issue of "robophobia"—prejudice toward robots—and will not hesitate to call out any and all instances of anti-robot discrimination.
Because he's a robot, he has a tendency to overlook the subtle nuances of human interaction, and often makes innocent comments that land him in hot water. Kokichi in particular enjoys teasing him over this quirk.
Ultimate Entomologist: Gonta Gokuhara
- As a little boy, Gonta was such an avid bug catcher that he got himself lost in a forest for ten years. During this time, he was raised by a pack of kindhearted wolves, and even learned to speak with animals and insects before being reunited with his human family.
To repay his forest family, Gonta strives to become a true gentleman and conducts himself accordingly. However, because he spent his formative years living in the forest, Gonta is somewhat naive and has difficulty conversing with other students his age.
Despite being as strong as his appearance would suggest, Gonta is a pacifist who has never killed any living creature, including insects.
Ultimate Detective: Shuichi Saihara
- A young apprentice detective who helped his uncle run a detective business. The bulk of their cases were small jobs that mainly involved investigating cheating couples. However, there was one occasion where Shuichi actually solved a murder before the police did.
For this, he was recognized as the Ultimate Detective. But Shuichi believes the case was solved by coincidence and luck, and that he does not deserve the honor of an Ultimate title.
Shuichi's insecurities tend to make him rather timid, but he is quick to act in situations where his keen intuition is needed.
Ultimate Cosplayer: Tsumugi Shirogane
- Tsumugi is a very popular cosplayer who has received sponsorships from many different companies.
If you ask Tsumugi, she'll tell you that she enjoys making her costumes more than wearing them. However, she can't stand seeing her costumes worn by attention-seeking cosplayers instead of true fans like her, so she often ends up wearing them anyway.
Tsumugi has a reserved, studious demeanor and a soft, kind personality. But whenever the subject of cosplay or fandom comes up, she becomes very passionate and outspoken.
She has a tendency to completely ignore those around her when she's especially deep in thought. She also has a habit of referencing anime, video games, and manga over the course of a normal conversation.