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Shuichi Saihara is a character in the Danganronpa franchise.

Character

Shuichi Saihara is a student in Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles and a participant in the Killing School Semester featured in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.

Shuichi has the title of the Ultimate Detective. Though he himself claims he doesn't deserve it, as he is only a "detective-in-training".

Ships

Het

Saimaki - the ship between Shuichi and Maki Harukawa
Saimatsu - the ship between Shuichi and Kaede Akamatsu
Saimeno - the ship between Shuichi Saihara and Himiko Yumeno
Saimugi - the ship between Shuichi and Tsumugi Shirogane
Sainaga - the ship between Shuichi and Angie Yonaga
Sairuma - the ship between Shuichi and Miu Iruma

Slash

Amasai - the ship between Shuichi and Rantaro Amami
Oumasai - the ship between Shuichi and Kokichi Ouma
Saihji - the ship between Shuichi and Korekiyo Shinguji
SaiHoshi - the ship between Shuichi and Ryoma Hoshi
Saiibo - the ship between Shuichi and K1-B0
Saimota - the ship between Shuichi and Kaito Momota

Poly

Amasaimatsu - the ship between Shuichi, Kaede Akamatsu, and Rantaro Amami
Oumamasai - the ship between Shuichi, Kokichi Ouma, and Rantaro Amami
Saioumota - the ship between Shuichi, Kaito Momota, and Kokichi Ouma
Surviving Trio - the ship between Shuichi, Himiko Yumeno, and Maki Harukawa
Training Trio - the ship between Shuichi, Kaito Momota, and Maki Harukawa

Fandom

FAN FICTION

Shuichi Saihara tag on AO3
Saihara Saihara on FanFiction.Net

WIKI

Shuichi Saihara on Danganronpa Wiki
Shuichi Saihara on Heroes Wiki

Trivia

  • On Shuichi's birthday in 2017, Kazutaka Kodaka tweeted an "in-character" birthday message to celebrate it.
    • The tweet translates into this:
      Saihara: "Huh? This is… for my birthday? R-really? This many people are congratulating me? Wow, I’m a little bit embarrassed but… thank you! But that’s much more than what I can eat by myself, so I guess I should… invite someone? Yeah, I know who to invite!"
  • Shuichi's backstory references Shinichi Kudo from Detective Conan, who is also the protagonist and a famous high school detective, and whose parents are a mystery writer and a former movie star living overseas and have a "hands-off" approach to parenting.
  • Shuichi's appearance has similarities with the character from Persona 4, Naoto Shirogane. Furthermore, both characters are precocious ‎detectives.
  • Interestingly, Shuichi's clothes somewhat resemble that of Kiyotaka Ishimaru's beta design.
  • Shuichi's English voice actor, Grant George, also voices Leon Kuwata in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
  • The official English website mistook Shuichi's uncle as his grandfather. They later fixed this error.
  • Oddly, in the NIS America localization and Steam version of the game, Shuichi's pixel head icon during the Chapter 1 post-trial verdict is hatless, while it does show his hat in the original Japanese PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions.
  • In a poll hosted by MyNavi, fans voted Shuichi the most popular Danganronpa V3 student out of sixteen students in Danganronpa V3.
  • Japanese gaming magazine Dengeki from April 27, 2017 to May 22, 2017 held two popularity polls, one that was voted electronically and the other via post cards. Shuichi was voted the 2nd most popular student in the electronic poll, and 12th through post cards.
  • Shuichi is implied to be attracted to people of the same gender.
    • He is fine with accompanying both female and male characters during the Love Suite Events, with him only appearing uncomfortable with untrustworthy individuals.
    • Even when he's afraid of Korekiyo, he still "doesn't deny he's curious". Despite the fact that he doesn't trust Kokichi Ouma, he wishes Kokichi would stay after he suddenly starts to leave (and after Kokichi pushed him against a bed), but he quickly smothers the thought.
    • He agrees to a romantic relationship with K1-B0 during his Love Suite Event.
    • During his Free Time Events with Kaito, he thinks about how great Kaito is and how "only someone like him could tell him what he needs to hear". He then gets a bit flustered at his own thoughts, feeling that he shouldn't talk about another boy like that. He also gets very flustered during Kaito's Love Suite scene, when he realizes how close he is with Kaito in such a place.
    • During the bonus mode Love Across the Universe, the other boys occasionally point out how Shuichi is suggesting something that would be "usually said to a girl". When he suggests to take their clothes off with Kaito, Kaito is surprised and slightly weirded out, and says that he should save that for the girls, and then asks if Shuichi has come out of the closet or something without telling him. Rantaro and Kokichi also assume that Shuichi wants to do something sexual with them.

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SHIPS het (AI) HinanamiAkanidaiAmamatsuAmojoAsakureBand PracticeCelesgamiCeloumaChisukeDaisugiGonta x TsumugiGunhiruHarukaitoHijirisanoHinamikiHinanamiHinatsumiHinazumiIroumaIruharaJunkomaedaJunkozuruKaimatsuKazukoiKiirumaKirukiyoKomamikiKomanamiKuzupekoLenonLeosayaMafuyuhikoMatsuShimaMimikiMonisaMonkanMonocestNaegiriNaehinaNaejunkoNaekawaNaekusabaNishichinoOuakaOuharuOumenoOunagaRuruyoiRyokoSaimakiSaimatsuSaimenoSairumaShinnagaShiromamiSondamSonjimeSoudaionjiSouniaTogafukaTogiriTojoshiTwobukiTwomikiYamacelesYasuKanon
slash AmagujiAmasaiBaking SodaChimondoHagakureonHijirigawaHinaegiHinakaIshimondoJuzosukeKamukomaKiiboumaKizajinKomaegiKomahinaKuzuhinaKuzukomaKuzusoudaMitworaiNaegamiNekodamNekoteruOugokuOumamiOumasaiOumotaRouletteSaiiboSaimotaSansmaedaSoudamSoul FriendsSoumaedaTwogamiTwoteru
femslash Band AidCelesgiriHarumenoHarushiraIrumatsuJunkanKaemugiKirihinaKirizonoKirumi x TsumugiMahpekoMahtoNanamikiNursery RhymesSakuraoiSoapiesTenkaedeTenkangieTenmikoTokoKiriTokomaruToxicandyTsumionjiYonameno
family Despair SistersFujisaki FamilyHagakure FamilyKorekiyo x SisterLenonMonocestNaegi Family
poly ChishimondoClass 76th TrioJuzosukechisaKomahinakaKomahinanamiMitwomikiNaegamigiriNaegirizonoSondhimeSonsoudamSurviving TrioTenmikoangieTraining Trio
cargo Komaeda x BagelsKorekiyo x SeesawOuma x Grape Panta
CHARACTERS male Gundham TanakaHajime HinataKazuichi SoudaKokichi OumaMakoto NaegiNagito KomaedaRantaro AmamiShuichi Saihara
female Chiaki NanamiKaede AkamatsuKyoko KirigiriMahiru KoizumiMaki HarukawaMikan Tsumiki
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