Tenko Chabashira is one of the students trapped inside the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles and forced to take part in the Killing School Semester. Fans have read her as being interested in women because of multiple other reasons:
- In Tenko’s official English profile, it’s mentioned that compliments from women will “make her heart aflutter” while the same compliments from men will “could result in [them] getting thrown across the room”
- In the official art book, it is stated that Tenko added the frills to her uniform by her own hand to make the design more attractive to girls, and that girls only are allowed to touch her abs.
- During Chapter 2 (found here from 9:20 to 9:54), Tenko is jealous when Himiko appears attracted to Angie’s “handsome” god, asking her why she doesn’t go for Tenko instead. Himiko then directly asks her if she swings that way, shocking Tenko and causing her to embarrassingly claim it’s not like that.
- Tenko also repeatedly calls Himiko cute throughout the story.
She also shows no interest in the male characters, as she calls them “degenerate males,” however, in her Love Suite event, Shuichi takes on her ideal, Brother (unknown name), who is her senior disciple in Neo-Aikido. Tenko previously fought with her senior disciple and they agreed that whoever won could do whatever they wanted to to the loser. Shuichi feels uncomfortable with this and then Tenko expresses her love and desire for her senior disciple, saying that she’ll be ready for him to do whatever he wants to her whenever.
All of this leads to a classification of Queerly Read and Bisexual Implicit.
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.
- 週刊ファミ通編集部 . (2017). New Danganronpa V3 Official Setting Materials Collection. Tokyo, Japan: KADOKAWA.
- 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/
- justonegamr. (2017, September 30). Danganronpa V3 – Tenko Chabashira Love Suite Event (English) [PS4]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJCK5ToTzRE&t=71s
- Noire Blue. (2017, October 5). Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Walkthrough Part 44 No Commentary. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/WXN1wheizTk?t=560
- Tenko Chabashira. (n.d.). Retrieved February 7, 2020, from https://danganronpa.fandom.com/wiki/Tenko_Chabashira