Kaede Akamatsu (赤松 楓 Akamatsu Kaede) is a character from the Danganronpa franchise.
Kaede is a character introduced in New Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. She has the title of Ultimate Pianist. She acts as the first protagonist of the game, being replaced upon being revealed as the culprit of the first case. However, a later case reveals her plan actually failed and in reality the mastermind framed her for being the killer in their place.
- Amamatsu - the ship between Kaede and Rantaro Amami
- Kaimatsu - the ship between Kaede and Kaito Momota
- Kiiede - the ship between Kaede and K1-B0
- Nakaede - the ship between Kaede and Makoto Naegi
- Ouaka - the ship between Kaede and Kokichi Ouma
- Saimatsu - the ship between Kaede and Shuichi Saihara
- Akanaga - the ship between Kaede and Angie Yonaga
- Irumatsu - the ship between Kaede and Miu Iruma
- Kaemugi - the ship between Kaede and Tsumugi Shirogane
- Nursery Rhymes - the ship between Kaede and Maki Harukawa
- Tenkaede - the ship between Kaede and Tenko Chabashira
- Amasaimatsu - the ship between Kaede, Rantaro Amami, and Shuichi Saihara
- Kaeibuzono - the ship between Kaede, Ibuki Mioda, and Sayaka Maizono
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- Kaede's Japanese voice actress, Sayaka Kanda, has already contributed to Danganronpa franchise as a whole both as a singer (as part of the group TRUSTRICK), singing the opening to Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School/Future Arc alongside Maon Kurosaki as well as its ending, and as a stage actress - playing Junko Enoshima (and Mukuro Ikusaba) in the Danganronpa stage plays.
- Kanda is also married to Mondo Owada's stage actor for Danganronpa: Kibō no Gakuen to Zetsubō no Kōkōsei THE STAGE 2016, Mitsu Murata.
- Kaede's English voice actress, Erika Harlacher, also voices Kyoko Kirigiri in Danganronpa games.