Shuichi and the other fifteen talentless students underwent the fabrication process, where all of their past memories and personalities were erased and replaced with entirely new, fictional ones. And it's a policy I agree with. Ryoma worried that the cat has already forgot about him. Korekiyo asks if Shuichi is afraid and gives him permission to run. English He then says that the same goes for detectives and he gives Shuichi a somewhat back-handed compliment, saying that he's really amazing for taking such boring and unprofitable job. His first official case was an infidelity case, which was nothing compared to the alligator one. Angie states that she wants to stay on Shuichi's side forever and want Shuichi to be her husband towards her own feelings. By mksmDebbie Watch. contains mature content that may include coarse language, sexual references, and/or graphic violent images which may be disturbing to some. Jin Kirigiri, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair ", "But we survived. Even though Ryoma wanted Shuichi to leave him alone, Shuichi didn't intend on throwing out Ryoma's relationship away. We all felt as though we were going to our own execution. Since Shuichi does not make a move, Kokichi says he wants to play with him, do a lot more with him, and pushes him on the bed. We should be proud! Confident that his voice reached the outside world through K1-B0, Shuichi and everyone else abandoned their vote. During the events of Korekiyo's Free Time Events, he would teach Shuichi any kind of knowledge and questions that he is curious about passionately such as differences among anthropology, history, and archaeology. I won't let you talk that way, "No...wait a minute. Kirumi Tojo | In the Love Suite scene, Shuichi had the role of being Tsumugi's stepbrother. After everyone had gathered, Monokuma appeared and told everyone that it was a Flashback Light and that it had the ability to restore lost memories before leaving and letting the students decide what to do with it. I need to reveal the truth of this, "My ability...is to gather evidence and reveal the truth. Not because we don't trust each other, but because we *do*. The mysterious upbringing of Korekiyo intrigued Shuichi's curiosity as well, as he observed eagerly whether Korekiyo will take his mask off when he is eating and even asking him a myth that resonates with him. Kaede however, was still skeptical, but this skepticism was met with accusation of her wanting to continue the Killing Game from some of the participants, much to Kaede's dismay. Miu then called Shuichi a pervert and that was why he wore a hat. In the end, Shuichi blushes while admitting to himself that he is intrigued by Kokichi, being drawn in and always wanting to know more about him. Shuichi along with his fellow survivors take cover under some rubble during the chaos. Tsumugi became ecstatic upon realizing that she and him shared similar interests, as her friend who got her into cosplay in the first place also dressed as White Kanata. In order to finally end this absurdity, K1-B0 used his recording function in order to convince Gonta that Kokichi had tricked him, much to the former's anger. He is willing to do his best to use the talent to commit an unsolvable murder that will amaze the series' viewers, to the point where he can think of his own execution as the Ultimate Detective. I have no choice. Despite her cold and rather intimidating demeanor, Shuichi is one of the students who trusts Maki despite her status as an assassin. He never lets go of the cap that blocks his sight, regardless of whether or not it goes well with his uniform.. His first official case was an infidelity case, which was nothing compared to the alligator one. Miu then says she wants to have Shuichi's kids and he immediately becomes shocked again. During Shuichi's and Kaede's investigation of the library, they discovered a hidden door behind one of the bookshelves. So it doesn't really matter where the truth ends and where the lies begin. All of this was done for the sake of Team Danganronpa’s audience, so the Killing Game would be more interesting. 1 Comment. Ryoma considered Shuichi's talent very good and admired his detective skills during Class Trials and Free Time Events. When she acknowledges his claims that she was the one who killed Rantaro and framed Kaede for Rantaro's death, Shuichi seemed to have broken all former ties with her and resolved himself to stop her and end the killing game. In Chapter 3, Korekiyo offered his help to let Shuichi communicate with Kaede's spirit, but he politely turned him down as he said that the only thing he wanted to say for the fallen victims is that he and the others finally manage to survive. The sprites are themselves early versions of Shuichi's existing sprites that appeared in development builds of the game: Shuichi can be unlocked by collecting his card from the Card Death Machine. Upon seeing the resort-like pool, Tenko became excited and stated that she had always dreamed of swimming in a pool like a famous celebrity, except for the fact that she didn't know how to swim. With everyone physical and emotionally exhausted, the group returned to the dormitory as nightfall descended upon the Ultimate Academy. However, he is also stated to have a weak personality, and he is abnormally timid when it comes to speaking. Following the trial and Gonta's execution, Shuichi becomes agitated with Kokichi but grows concerned when Kaito coughs up blood, hinting at his illness. This resulted in the three doing exercises together, although Maki outmatched the two boys at everything they did. And reveal that truth in the, 'I don't know if we'll find hope or despair...but we have to find the truth. Kokichi Ouma | Shuichi was greatly saddened to discover that Kaito was the one who killed Kokichi in Chapter 5. During the Love Suite Event, he also gets flustered when Kaito corners him against the wall and thinks it's hard to stay calm with Kaito so close to him in such a place. I'd do... anything to be a part of Danganronpa. Unfortunately, Shuichi's words are for nothing as he and the other survivors watch Tsumugi break and reveal herself as "Junko Enoshima the 53rd". As a result, Kaede is left with no other choice but to protect him, mentally apologizing to everyone for being unable to reveal the mastermind and save them. 1 Canon 2 Fanon 3 Fandom 4 Trivia 5 Gallery 5.1 Canon 5.2 Promo art 6 Videos 6.1 Canon 6.2 Fanon 7 Variations 8 References 9 Navigation Shuichi seems to strongly believe in Kaede, reassuring her and telling her that "if it's her, she can do it". He has very pale skin and a slim figure.  However, this changed when the two began to investigate the school together, as Shuichi came to admire her for her tenacity and determination, putting complete faith in her. What is hope....? After flipping him, she recognized that he didn't have a lot of confidence, knowing he doubted himself a lot. During the bonus mode, Shuichi realizes that he cannot change Kokichi's lying which is a significant part of him and instead should try to understand him and his lies. "I don't think you need a makeover. Shuichi's first detective case was unofficial but a tough one, as his classmate asked him to find her miniature pet alligator, and he had to do a lot of research, prepare tools and eventually climb around mountains and swim up rivers. When Monokuma displayed the results of the final voting, Shuichi smiles at seeing that no one had voted, proving that the audience does not want Danganronpa to continue. ", "In the end...I'm just like them. Shuichi Saihra is from the horror visual novel game known as Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. When they first met, Shuichi realized who Kirumi really is and is surprised how she is popular because of her talent. ", "Yes...I have to keep it together. He's even the one who points out Tenko's master is a male as well, which managed to blow her mind. Ryoko Otonashi | Mondo Owada | Eventually, Gonta and Kaito back down, and the former willingly accepts whatever truth they arrive at, claiming that he himself is too stupid to understand. Shuichi and Maki then resolve to put an end to the Killing Game together along with everyone else. His shoes are dark blue loafers that are both fashionable and easy to walk in, making it easy for him to investigate comfortably. ", "That's not it at all. ", "The only time I can use my detective talent is after someone dies... A detective...can't save anyone. It is implied that they slept together afterward. All I have to do is show them and make them accept it. During the fourth trial, Shuichi is shocked at the idea of Gonta being the culprit, with him even contemplating for a moment that the error in the virtual world may have somehow changed his gentle personality. After reapplying the dust to the card reader slot, they both left the library once again and returned to their rooms. I'm going to begin the investigation! They both ended up doing push-ups, though Shuichi had a harder time keeping up. On his whiteboard, it's shown that Kokichi has a more positive, though slightly unclear impression of Shuichi, considering him "trustworthy?". If we don't get the whole truth now, everyone's lives are in danger. Game Among the sixteen students, he is a boy who stands out for his submissiveness but also for his level-headedness. If we can inspire change in others, then that love will live on. His shoes are dark blue loafers that are both fashionable and easy to walk in, making it easy for him to investigate comfortably. I'll be able to believe in myself and be proud of being a detective." Slightly worried, Shuichi asked her if she is okay and called her Kaede again by habit, causing her to point out in slight annoyance that he went back to calling her that. ", "That's right... That's exactly right. Shuichi, along with everyone else, is mystified as to why Rantaro was killed while Kaede is shocked and horrified, thinking that she accidentally killed a dear friend but kept the secret to herself for the time being. The sprites are themselves early versions of Shuichi's existing sprites that appeared in development builds of the game: Shuichi can be unlocked by collecting his card from the Card Death Machine. He lied to Gonta that everyone in the Academy hated bugs. Height ", "We all stood in unison. Despite this, Shuichi is goaded along by her as to make him reveal the whole truth about her plan, much to everyone's dismay. 58 kg (128 lbs) She felt negative and asked Shuichi to encourage her by placing his hand on her cheek and she did to his cheek which he felt embarrassed about. Mature pages are recommended for those who are 18 years of age and older. What I'm working on. Hiyoko Saionji | That’s how you find the truth. Shuichi agrees absentmindedly. Shuichi and Maki got along well after the events of Chapter 2 after Kaito brought Maki to their training regime. He still trusted him as a friend, yet he doubted Korekiyo would stop killing more victims for his sister even after they survive. An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works Kaede urges them to stop, saying that she's ready to die. During murders, Maki often reminds Shuichi to "get a grip" as he is the detective. Shuichi Saihra is from the horror visual novel game known as Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. During the trials, he often does not reveal Shuichi's lies even though he notices them. Kokichi Oma who declared himself as a member of Junko Enoshima's Remnants of Despair said that he is the mastermind behind the Killing School Semester who let Monokuma enter the spaceship, effectively forcing Shuichi and the others to participate in the Killing Game. It has to be someone like, "You're right. A soul desperate to live, struggling, fighting for life... That's something that can never be replicated. He then joined everyone in the dining hall in order to discuss what to do with the motive videos. And the beginning of hope. Shuichi Saihara is a fan of a reality show featuring killing games known as Danganronpa, created by Team Danganronpa. In his audience tape, it was revealed that he was eager to participate in the show as the Ultimate Detective because he adores a lot of characters with the titles in the past seasons. I have to be aggressive. Eventually, the ones controlling the Exisals realized that they had gone off-script and weren’t supposed to be using the Exisals just yet. For fans of the murder-mystery visual novel series Danganronpa. In the Love Suite event, Rantaro has the role of a private tutor or a teacher of Shuichi. If we all lose our trust in one another because of this...it's all over! After he was accepted to participate in the 53rd Killing Game, Shuichi's memories were fabricated by Team Danganronpa as follows:Shuichi's parents are a famous actor and a screenwriter, who went overseas for business, which is why Shuichi began to live with his uncle and his wife. It's alright...I won't run away. By the first trial, he is able to reach the truth faster than anyone else, but is hesitant to say it because of his "fear of revealing the truth". And with these weapons, we revolt against the outside world! "If I ever find myself in trouble, I can look back at my time with your inspiration, "We're already this close to graduating. We fought so hard to survive... Of course we don't want to die. Kaede Akamatsu (deceased)Angie Yonaga (deceased)Gonta Gokuhara (deceased)Himiko YumenoK1-B0 (inactive)Kaito Momota (deceased)Kirumi Tojo (deceased)Kokichi Oma (deceased)Korekiyo Shinguji (deceased)Maki HarukawaMiu Iruma (deceased)Rantaro Amami (deceased)Ryoma Hoshi (deceased)Tenko Chabashira (deceased)Tsumugi Shirogane (formerly; deceased) I'm confident I'm right! They both agreed that the best thing that you could give to someone who had died is not sadness, but gratitude and that they are both thankful to Kaito for everything he had done for them and vowed to carry on his will and end the killing game. She knew he lacks self-esteem, so he doubted his true strength. She encourages him, telling him that even if he feels bad, he still brought light to a terrible crime, and he should be more proud of that. "I've been told not to get involved countless times before. His eyes are violet, but thay are sometimes seen as more of a blue-gray colour. Shuichi is very grateful for his uncle for taking him in and taking care of him after his parents moved overseas. I can't turn away from the truth...", "I said I wouldn't back down. They retrieved parts for Miu to make the cameras with from the warehouse. In Chapter 6, Shuichi felt upset when he figured out that his and Kaito's friendship is part of the fabrication along with Kaito's personality. She even told Kaede to watch out, since she thought Shuichi must be spending time with her just to harass her. Thinking about the person being happy...", "But aren't there times that make you think...you want to really trust someone? "Well, the mature thing to do right now would be to be patient and wait for school," You remarked. We were able to change the world. Shuichi has a negative relationship with his parents, though he tries to hide it by claiming that he doesn't have any sad story concerning them. No...I'll do it! Shuichi saw this and tried to sneak out of the dormitory without Gonta noticing and ran into Ryoma who managed to escape Gonta's grasp using his Shukuchi technique, leaving Shuichi behind. About me. I need to find the truth! He was depressed and upset when he got to see another friend getting killed. But now, I feel completely different. Later, Shuichi and Himiko managed to find a disc and discovered Rantaro's talent as the Ultimate Survivor via a recording made by Rantaro himself. The only thing I'd want to say is... We escaped. Shuichi responds by saying that it was only with his help that he was able to do that, but Kaito could do nothing but cough up blood in response due to his illness, much to Shuichi's horror. Miu Iruma | I bet he'd laugh and tell me I have a lot of nerve for a sidekick. Shuichi wanted Ryoma to play tennis once again and forget the past he ever faced. The Kubs distributed sixteen new uniforms to the students, replacing their generic school uniforms so they can look more like "Ultimates." Kaito told Shuichi that he was, actually, jealous of Shuichi for his deduction abilities. ", "That's not true, it's because of the wish, "I made a promise...that I won't give up. We're going to end Danganronpa! It's hard to see what you're carrying on your own back. However, Maki then pointed out that it would be weird to develop feelings for someone after you met them just a while ago, which offended Shuichi a bit, especially since Maki then refused to reveal her personal things and what she wanted to talk about. Shuichi was quick to blame himself for coming to the deduction that the mastermind would be in the library and giving Kaede that idea, but she corrects him and says that she brought this upon herself. After everyone is dressed in their new attire, the Kubs give the sixteen students their first memory via the Flashback Light. Together. Throughout his free time events, Kokichi tries to "kill" Shuichi and involves him in many of his selfishness and pranks, though he also seems to make sure Shuichi won't be harmed and seems to just mess with him with words. You can tell his extreme talent as the "Ultimate Detective" just by his cool-looking face when he is concentrating thinking! Shuichi then nods his head as his answer. Upon realizing this, Shuichi notices that he overlooked a critical piece of information and that the one inside of the Exisal had to be Kaito pretending to be Kokichi. Himiko Yumeno, Student of Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles. He admitted that he doesn't deserve that title. Mature pages are recommended for those who are 18 years of age and older. Sonosuke Izayoi | While in his monster form, he transforms into a dog mascot costume with light brown hair color and top right face being darker brown. Kaede Akamatsu is the false protagonist of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.She was the main protagonist of the prologue and the Chapter 1 of the game until she was executed at the near end of the first chapter and Shuichi Saihara takes over the role of being the main protagonist. For themselves...and for someone else. I was just thinking...you really are the Ultimate Robot. Most of the cases that happened to come to his uncle were small things like investigating infidelity, but on the one rare occasion, Shuichi managed to solve a murder case faster than the police and became publicly known as the junior detective, gaining him his Ultimate title. Shuichi appears to have quite a serious and polite personality. Shuichi became noticeably depressed when Tsumugi told him that his memories, feelings, talent, and personality were all fabricated for the sake of the killing game, but he is brought back to his sense when K1-B0 motivated Shuichi to not give up and lose hope. Teruteru Hanamura | As a detective, Shuichi has a keen intellect and is a sharp thinker. "Maybe we do have the truth now, but this isn't over. In the prologue, he wears his original school uniform of his original high school. Tsumugi is confident that Danganronpa will continue after abandoning her vote, meaning only K1-B0's vote will have any power as he is still being hacked. Even if we are just fictional characters someone made up. Kaito Momota | He has a gun and zip on his back, which can be opened and a person can enter and take control of him. The fear of death. Gonta couldn't take it anymore and stormed onto the stage, wanting to save Himiko before the piranhas would fill the tank, much to Angie's disappointment. One of these students was Kaito, who didn’t even hesitate as he lunged to attack Monokuma. Underneath the cap, he has short black hair with a small ahoge. He also feels he doesn't deserve his Ultimate title because he only happened to solve a murder case by chance, frequently referring to himself as "kind of a detective", although Kaede Akamatsu says she doesn't believe something like this is possible. Shuichi is also shown to take romantic relationships very seriously. In order to protect everyone, I have to do something. Monokuma goes on to reveal the additional motive, that if a murder did not occur within two days by noon, everyone who was forced to participate would be killed, effectively ending the Killing Game before it had even started. Cooperating together like this strengthens the bond between Shuichi and Kaede, especially after they finish setting them up and keep watch in the classroom. He tells K1-B0 he doesn't want a relationship based on lies, but gladly agrees to have a romantic relationship with him after he confesses that he truly is in love with Shuichi. Ryoma happy that Shuichi never left him, he decided to teach him how to play tennis and play with him just one more time. We have a choice to make. However, Shuichi and the others exhausted themselves both physically and mentally as they found that escaping through the Death Road of Despair is close to impossible. Shuichi however, saw through the charade and cuts in, saying that neither choice is correct and that choosing hope would do nothing but cause the killing game to continue. He deeply wanted to be wrong and not have to condemn another fellow friend or believe that any one of them could be the mastermind. However, Shuichi then stands up for himself and Miu gets startled by this as she thought he was a weakling. She grabbed his hand and flailed it up and down wildly, but became embarrassed when she realized they were holding hands, apologized, and let go, hinting at some sort of mutual attraction. During Chapter 3, when the students talk about the resurrection ritual, Kokichi claims he'd rather have Kaede over Rantaro to come back to life because it would make Shuichi happy. They want hope, too. Below is a set of pre-Class Trial portraits. K1-B0 eventually self-destructs, creating an opening in the glass dome for his fellow survivors to escape. I'll be just fine, even without, "No, that's not true! During the fourth class trial, Kokichi keeps making fun of Kaito, especially whenever Kaito and Shuichi have a disagreement. According to Tsumugi Shirogane, Shuichi Saihara is a fan of a reality show featuring killing games known as Danganronpa, created by Team Danganronpa. ", "53 times, hope moved forward. Shuichi Saihara is a fan of a reality show featuring killing games known as Danganronpa, created by Team Danganronpa. They were tears to push us forward. ...It's the worst. Despite being fellow survivors of the Killing School Semester, the two rarely interact in the main story. Shuichi tells him that he won't cry anymore and that he will make the impossible possible. So I don't think anyone can really say which is more right in the end. サイハラ シュウイチ ", "IT'S NOT POINTLESS, WE'RE GONNA USE OUR LIVES TO CHANGE THE WORLD! In Chapter 3, when Maki confides in him about her not feeling "human", Shuichi assured her that he can relate, as he has his own insecurities about his work as a detective. He occasionally made fun of Shuichi's nervous personality, calling his hat "emo hat" and calling him and Tsumugi a "plain pair". Shuichi's presence appears to comfort Kaede, due to his status as a detective, although she admits that he seems unreliable. The truth is still far out of reach. In his audience tape, it was revealed that he was eager to participate in the show as the Ultimate Detective because he adores a lot of characters with the titles in the past seasons. She had said that boys wear hats to hide their staring, which is obviously very poor reasoning, and Shuichi angrily told her he doesn't need an excuse to wear a hat. ", "I promise, I'll go right back afterwards. According to Shuichi's audition tape, there's never been an execution for an Ultimate Detective which means that an Ultimate Detective has either been a victim or a survivor in the previous killing games before V3 but has never been a culprit. Kaito encouraged him, seeming to understand what his “enemy” was now. While Shuichi claims there isn't any sad story behind it all, his parents are neglectful towards him, and he smiles bitterly whenever he talks about them. Eventually, thanks to Shuichi's deduction and lie, Kaito is forced to reveal himself from the Exisal and tells Shuichi that he really is amazing for having worked out Kokichi's whole plan. Shuichi would only be faced with more questions than answers as all five Exisals appeared in the gym, beginning to threaten the group of students. Two unlockable bonus scenes are available in Chapter 2, similar to Kaede’s Nail Art in the first chapter. We each felt the power of hope coursing through us, driving our bodies. And I mean that, anything. And that means...we have to believe in, "But...we can't give up. Shuichi is a budding, young singer. Everyone is shocked and in utter disbelief that Kaede, who wanted to end the killing game and save everyone, could be the culprit. Despite this, he still wanted her to argue and prove his deduction as incorrect showing that he doesn't consider her any less of a fellow friend or comrade, nor does he wish to condemn her either. Manga Shuichi Saihara Age: 19 Height: 5'7" Body Type: Weak and fragile looking build Eye color: Grey Hair color: Black Nationality: Japanese Sexuality: Pansexual A japanese detective prodigy, there is no case that Shuichi won't take on and no case he hasn't been able to solve. Upon the start of the game, Shuichi Saihara woke up inside a locker of an eerie classroom with overgrown vegetation and futuristic motifs such as an expensive looking monitor and blackboard. A test of our will to survive! Shuichi is a very skilled detective, capable of solving a murder case faster than the police, although he claims he only managed to solve the case by chance. ", "Don't you see? Kaede was horrified to think that the one responsible for all their suffering was one of them and thought to herself that there's no way she could forgive such a person. Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu | At the end of the event, Rantaro feels very glad, trusting Shuichi even more and waiting for the time to tell him his story. ", "I...made a promise. Himiko was in a bit of a bind, but Shuichi helped her up before taking in their surroundings. He can also be a bit uncomfortable with the way Gonta puts him on a pedestal due to him acting kind towards Gonta or because he seemingly possessed knowledge about gentlemen.