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Sayaka Maizono is a character from the Danganronpa fandom.

Character

Sayaka Maizono was a student of Class 78th and a participant of Killing School Life in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, as well as its anime adaptation, Danganronpa: The Animation. Her title was the Ultimate Pop Sensation. As a result of giving in to the first motive and her desire to rejoin her pop group, she orchestrated the first case, in which she planned to kill Leon Kuwata and frame Makoto Naegi for it. However, she ended up being killed by her intended victim instead, becoming the first victim of the franchise.

While she doesn't appear in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Makoto references her when he explains the meaning of the password to the ancient ruins to Hajime Hinata, saying that 11037 was a clue a friend left for him in times of need.

Sayaka doesn't physically appear in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, but she's mentioned when finding and handling a Hit List enty of one of her idol group's members. Komaru Naegi also reveals to be a huge fan of her.

Sayaka has more cameos in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy than her other deceased classmates, all of them with speaking lines. A poster of Sayaka in a bikini promoting her album is shown in the fourth episode of Despair Arc, when Nagito Komaeda uses it to get Teruteru Hanamura to help him. In the eleventh episode of Future Arc, she appears in Makoto Naegi's nightmare, with a lethal bloody injury from a knife, referencing her death. She reminds Makoto of his failed promise to save her and help her escape the academy and, alongside Kyoko Kirigiri, tells him he should've been the one to die. In the eleventh episode of Despair Arc, she's seen along with the rest of Class 78th who barricade themselves inside Hope's Peak Academy. During this time, she hangs out with Makoto, asks him if he's alright after he trips, and reminds him that medical help will be hard to come by now, so he should be careful. She also appears in Nagito's illusionary world in the OVA, Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda vs. the World Destroyer, where she and Makoto appear to be dating.

Although she doesn't appear physically in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, she appears through Tsumugi Shirogane's cosplays, much like other characters from the main games (excluding Mukuro). Just like them, Mukuro, Izuru, Monokuma, and Usami/Monomi, she also appears physically in the non-canon bonus mode, Ultimate Talent Development Plan.

Ships

Het

Amaizono — the ship between Sayaka and Rantaro Amami
Chizono — the ship between Sayaka and Chihiro Fujisaki
Hinazono — the ship between Sayaka and Hajime Hinata
Kamuzono — the ship between Sayaka and Izuru Kamukura
Leosaya — the ship between Sayaka and Leon Kuwata
Maigakure — the ship between Sayaka and Yasuhiro Hagakure
Naezono — the ship between Sayaka and Makoto Naegi
Owazono — the ship between Sayaka and Mondo Owada
Togazono — the ship between Sayaka and Byakuya Togami

Femslash

Asazono — the ship between Sayaka and Aoi Asahina
Celesaya — the ship between Sayaka and Celestia Ludenberg
Enozono — the ship between Sayaka and Junko Enoshima
Fukazono — the ship between Sayaka and Toko Fukawa
Hanezono — the ship between Sayaka and Ayaka Haneyama
Ikuzono — the ship between Sayaka and Mukuro Ikusaba
Kirizono — the ship between Sayaka and Kyoko Kirigiri
Koizono — the ship between Sayaka and Mahiru Koizumi
Komazono — the ship between Sayaka and Komaru Naegi
Maigami — the ship between Sayaka and Sakura Ogami
Nanazono — the ship between Sayaka and Chiaki Nanami
Princess Pop — the ship between Sayaka and Sonia Nevermind
Sayabuki — the ship between Sayaka and Ibuki Mioda
Sayakaede — the ship between Sayaka and Kaede Akamatsu
Sayamaru — the ship between Sayaka and Komaru Naegi
Sayamikan — the ship between Sayaka and Mikan Tsumiki
Sayamiu — the ship between Sayaka and Miu Iruma
Sayoko — the ship between Sayaka and Hiyoko Saionji

Poly

Celesgirizono — the ship between Sayaka, Celestia Ludenberg, and Kyoko Kirigiri
Kaeibuzono — the ship between Sayaka, Ibuki Mioda, and Kaede Akamatsu
Leochizono — the ship between Sayaka, Chihiro Fujisaki, and Leon Kuwata
Leonaezono — the ship between Sayaka, Leon Kuwata, and Makoto Naegi
Mukugirizono — the ship between Sayaka, Kyoko Kirigiri, and Mukuro Ikusaba
Naechizono — the ship between Sayaka, Chihiro Fujisaki, and Makoto Naegi
Naegamizono — the ship between Sayaka, Byakuya Togami, and Makoto Naegi
Naegi Harem — the ship between Sayaka, Kyoko Kirigiri, Makoto Naegi, and Mukuro Ikusaba
Naegirizono — the ship between Sayaka, Kyoko Kirigiri, and Makoto Naegi
Sayakuraoi — the ship between Sayaka, Aoi Asahina, and Sakura Ogami

Fanon

Sayaka is a major base-breaker character among the ones introduced in the first game, as well as of the whole franchise in general.

The fact that she orchestrated the first case and attempted to frame the player character for her crime, doubled by the fact that she's the first person to die and, as a result of being a victim rather than a culprit, doesn't get to explain herself; has made plenty of fans dislike her. Some Naegiri shippers may also not like her for getting in the way of their ship and are thus glad that she died.

However, she also has a huge number of fans who defend her actions and/or prefer Naezono over Naegiri. There are also many others in the fandom who like both Naezono and Naegiri and choose to ship Makoto, Kyoko And Sayaka, creating the polyship, Naegirizono. Those who defend her point out that Sayaka (along with Leon) committed her crime without the knowledge of Class Trials, unlike later culprits of the franchise. Furthermore, they claim that Sayaka wouldn't be seen as so unsympathetic had she attempted to frame anyone but the protagonist, as a result of player's immersion being toned down had it happened to anyone but the playable character.

Fandom

FAN FICTION

Maizono Sayaka tag on AO3
Sayaka Maizono stories on Wattpad
Maizono Sayaka stories on Wattpad

DEVIANTART

Sayaka Maizono tag on DeviantArt
Maizono Sayaka tag on DeviantArt

INSTAGRAM

Sayaka Maizono hashtag on Instagram
Maizono Sayaka hashtag on Instagram

TUMBLR

Sayaka Maizono tag on Tumblr
Maizono Sayaka tag on Tumblr

WIKIS

Sayaka Maizono on Danganronpa Wiki
Sayaka Maizono on Heroes Wiki
Sayaka Maizono on Villains Wiki

List

TOP 10 AO3 SHIPS
# portmanteau characters type
392 Ikuzono Mukuro Ikusaba femslash
314 Leosaya Leon Kuwata het
257 Naezono Makoto Naegi het
142 Kirizono Kyoko Kirigiri femslash
39 Celesaya Celestia Ludenberg femslash
38 Chizono Chihiro Fujisaki het
21 Fukazono Toko Fukawa femslash
21 Sayabuki Ibuki Mioda femslash
18 Enozono Junko Enoshima femslash
13 Asazono Aoi Asahina femslash

Trivia

  • Sayaka's English voice actress, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, also provides the voices of Chihiro Fujisaki in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, and Tsumugi Shirogane in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.

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family Despair SistersDiamond BrothersFujisaki FamilyHagakure FamilyKirigiri FamilyMonocestMonokumiNaegi FamilyPartners in CrimeShinguji Family
friend Twilight Syndrome Girls
cargo Akane x FoodAoi x DonutsChiaki x Video gamesJunko x DespairKaede x PianoKirinoodleMondo ButterNagito x Hope
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female Akane OwariAngie YonagaAoi AsahinaCelestia LudenbergChiaki NanamiHimiko YumenoHiyoko SaionjiIbuki MiodaJunko EnoshimaKaede AkamatsuKirumi TojoKomaru NaegiKyoko KirigiriMahiru KoizumiMaki HarukawaMikan TsumikiMiu IrumaMukuro IkusabaNatsumi KuzuryuPeko PekoyamaSakura OgamiSayaka MaizonoSonia NevermindTenko ChabashiraToko FukawaTsumugi Shirogane
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