Kaede Akamatsu is one of the students trapped inside the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles and forced to take part in the Killing School Semester. Throughout her dialogue, she comments on other girls’ bodies, calling Tsumigi Shirogane sexy and Tenko Chabashira cute (seen in her Chapter 1 dialogue on the Danganronpa Fandom Wiki’s Quotes section for her).
This has led to queer readings of her as being lesbian or bisexual.
LGBTQ References in this series:
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (2010): Chihiro; Genocide Jack/Jill and Toko; Hifumi’s Ending; Mondo and Taka; Monokuma; School Mode
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (2012): Ibuki Mioda, Island Mode, Mentions, Mikan Tsumiki, Nagito Komaeda, Teruteru Hanamura
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (2014): Tokomaru Ship
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (2017): K1-B0, Kaede Akamatsu, Kokichi Oma, Korekiyo Shinguji’s Love Suite Event, Love Across the Universe: Dangan Salmon Team, Miu Iruma, Rantaro Amami, Tenko Chabashira
See also QRM’s entry for this game series.
- Isabelle_K. (2017, October 10). r/danganronpa – Which characters in V3 do you think are LGBT? Retrieved February 7, 2020, from https://www.reddit.com/r/danganronpa/comments/75jtmu/which_characters_in_v3_do_you_think_are_lgbt/
- Kaede Akamatsu. (n.d.). Retrieved February 7, 2020, from https://danganronpa.fandom.com/wiki/Kaede_Akamatsu