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For me... a person who is loved by talent... Detecting regularities among irregularities won't be that difficult. ...Ah, how boring.
~ Izuru Kamukura

Izuru Kamukura is a major antagonist of the Danganronpa franchise, serving as one of the two main antagonists of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, a supporting character in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy, and a minor character in Danganronpa: Ultra Despair Girls, acting as the major antagonist of the entire Hope's Peak Academy Saga.

He was voiced by Minami Takayama in Japanese and by Johnny Yong Bosch and (temporarily) Micah Solusod in English. In the stage production, he was portrayed by Ryūsei Yokohama.

Biography

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Despair Arc

Named after the founder of Hope's Peak Acadamy, Izuru Kamukura is an alternate identity of Hajime Hinata, a talentless student whose obsession with Hope's Peak Academy led him to be used in the "Ultimate Hope Project", which wiped his original personality and replaced it with the constructed persona of Izuru Kamukura.

Izuru met up with Junko Enoshima in his cell where she promised to spread despair to the world in order to make it interesting. Izuru took up the offer and assist Junko's plan. He was invited by Junko to observe the Tragedy of Hope's Peak without any participants noticing, he was later framed for responsible for the Tragedy by Junko in order sow chaos and dissent in Hope's Peak and eventually despair to the world. He briefly confront Nagito and Chiaki and shot Nagito in the process.

He soon witness Chaiki's death who refer Izuru as Hajime, this led Izuru unconsciously crying and a change in Izuru mindset. Izuru soon left Hope Peak Academy and observe the Tragedy. Unable to decide hope or despair is unpredictable, he decide to use Junko’s plan of uploading virus into the Neo World Program to test which is unpredictable.

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls

He is briefly seen in the epilogue where wheelbarrowed Shirokuma and Kurokuma which are part of Junko's AI, he soon took the AI parts and left Towa City.

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

He seen in Chapter 0 where he observe the rocking boat and had a conversation with Nagito Komaeda and mentioned his plan to Nagito.

He soon upload the virus into the Neo World Program before participating in it as Hajime Hinata

In Chapter 6, Hajime fell into Despair after he realized that he was turned into Izuru, the person responsible for uploading Junko's AI into the Neo World Program and murdering the student council. Overwhelmed by guilt, Hajime succumbed to a hallucination of shadows of Izuru demanding him to give up on the future. However, Hajime recovered his will to fight after he was encouraged by Chiaki's AI, and he blasted Izuru's words away with truth bullets labeled 'Hope.' Ultimately, Hajime reawakened to his talent as the Ultimate Hope and helped Usami defeat Junko's AI for good.

After going back to Jabberwock Island in the real world, Hajime looked the same except for his single red eye, a sign that he had merged with Izuru. It's implied that Izuru had chosen to live as Hajime--thereby restoring part of Hajime's personality and memories--so he could bring hope to the world.

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Future Arc

Although he decided to live as Hajime, Izuru/Hajime still retained all of his Ultimate talents. People would sometimes mistake him for Izuru, but he didn't mind. Using his Ultimate talents, Izuru/Hajime cured the comatose students from the brainwashing of the Ultimate Despair and revived them from the Neo World Program. He also set off to the Future Foundation offshore faculty to stop Ryota Mitarai from using his hope brainwashing video.

At the end of Danganronpa 3, Izuru/Hajime atones his sins as the former Ultimate Despair before he returns to Jabberwock Island and lives in peace among his classmates.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

During the final Class Trial, The Mastermind Tsumugi Shirogane cosplays as the characters of the previous two games, cosplaying sometimes as Izuru.

Appearance

Izuru's dark black hair is wild, long, and flowing, adding to the chaotic aura that surrounds him. His red eyes are piercing but emotionless. His expression is constantly bored; the only time he shows emotion is when Chiaki dies at his feet, but it's merely a remnant of Hajime crying for her. He wears a black suit and tie with black dress shoes.

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Franchise-Wide
Monokuma


Ultimate Despair
Leadership: Monokuma | Junko Enoshima (Alter Ego Junko) | Mukuro Ikusaba
Remnants of Despair: Nagito Komaeda | Izuru Kamukura | Mikan Tsumiki | Ultimate Imposter | Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu | Akane Owari | Gundham Tanaka | Kazuichi Souda | Sonia Nevermind | Teruteru Hanamura | Peko Pekoyama | Hiyoko Saionji | Ibuki Mioda | Mahiru Koizumi | Nekomaru Nidai
Agents: Chisa Yukizome | Kazuo Tengan | Monaca Towa
Warriors of Hope: Monaca Towa | Masaru Daimon | Jataro Kemuri | Kotoko Utsugi | Nagisa Shingetsu | Kurokuma | Nagito Komaeda


Team Danganronpa
Gopher Plan: Tsumugi Shirogane | Monokuma | Monokuma Kubs


Mutual Killing Game Participants
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc: Sayaka Maizono | Leon Kuwata | Mondo Owada | Hifumi Yamada | Celestia Ludenberg | Genocide Jack | Mukuro Ikusaba | Junko Enoshima
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair: Teruteru Hanamura | Peko Pekoyama | Mikan Tsumiki | Gundham Tanaka | Nagito Komaeda | Junko Enoshima (AI) | Izuru Kamukura
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony: Tsumugi Shirogane | Kirumi Tojo | Korekiyo Shinguji | Kokichi Oma


Danganronpa Gaiden: Killer Killer
Takumi Hijirihara | Momomichi Itō | Rei Shimizu | Eiichiro Saiyama | Ted Chikatilo | Kenji Tsuruhashi | Mimiko Tomizawa | Shūji Fujigawa


Others
Ryota Mitarai | Haiji Towa

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