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Kurosaki Yanagiya

Kurosaki Yanagiya
Full name Kurosaki Yanagiya
Title Ultimate Herbalist
Birth date September 23
Zodiac Libra
Height 5'8"
Weight 56kg
Blood type A
Hair color Light Black
Eye color Grey
Age 18
Nationality Japanese
Killing Game Status
Events Participated Prison Killing Game
Fate Murdered by Xandu Audette due to his revenge for Aria Minegishi but was quickly outmatch and was murdered.
Personal Status
Status Deceased
Relatives Her Mother
Affiliation Center Academy
Previous Affiliation Herbatology School Gardens.
Debut Danganronpa: The Ultimate Prison School of Criminals
Created by RenChronomio

 Plant with kindness. Cause the plants can save your life.  

Kurosaki Yanagiya

Kurosaki Yanagiya (柳家 黒崎 Yanagiya Kurosaki) is a character featured in Danganronpa: The Ultimate Prison School of Criminals, and he is a participant in the Prison Killing Game.

He holds the Title of Super High School Level Herbalist (超高校級の「薬草主義者」chō kōkō kyū no “Yakusō shugi-sha”).

Name and Development

Kurosaki name is meaning 黒 (kuro) meaning Black and 崎 (saki) meaning The curving cape. Which suits him as he wears a Lab Coat as some sort of cape.

Kurosaki's Development is base on Mikan Tsumiki in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair but during his development, the author created him to be a Nature Loving boy. Though he shows his loves for nature, he is quick to anger when someone hurts Mother Nature. It's kinda similar to Gonta Gokuhara from Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony where he loves bugs and is quickly anger when someone dislikes bugs.

Another point in his development is now similar to Shinra Kishitani from the Anime Durarara seeing that some parts of his personality is portrayed by him.



Kurosaki is an average height young man with average white skin with gentle, grey colored eyes and shoulder length hair which was tied up into a ponytail.

He wears a peach long polo shirt with a lab coat on top of it, he also has his Doctor's Crest in his chest pocket of his lab coat. He also has a grey yet slight more white jeans with with black leather shoes.

Skills & Abilities

Super High School Level Herbalist

At a young age, he has save lives of many in his country home, due to his knowledge of some plants. He also has a way to communicate with nature that makes him know the problems of each plant. Though he is good at Herbal Medicine, he thinks he still has so much to know since his choice of plants are only the similar ones you can grow.

As the SHSL Herbalist, He has a medical degree in Herbal Medicine. He has great knowledge on Herbalism due to its unique appearances and uses, so he owns a green house and a lab to help him create different medicines using plants and herbs and also serves as a booster for strength and intelligence.


Kurosaki is a nice, gentle, slightly calm young man with a hint of a Vegan in him. He has a tendency to care more about Mother Earth than others but he still shares his side of caring for people. He gets angry very easily when someone either litters or cause pollution and is very strict when it comes to learning botany.

He often holds a huge grudge to those people who hurt, not only Mother Nature, but his girlfriend Aria and his dear friends as well. He always protect those he loves even if cost him his life. But he is sometimes reckless as his anger is sometimes hard to control, which is why he always stays on his happy side.


Old Life Before Hope's Peak *Spoilers! Expand at your own risk*
Born in the countryside of his country. Kurosaki is a young doctor tending his patients in his parents little pharmacy. He was trusted by many people and has his own way with nature. He always cares for nature and nature gave him what he needed. But the most talented thing he can do with nature in using herbs in making different types of medicine. Even medicine that can boost your intelligent and strength.

Life in the Prison School Killing Game *Spoilers! Expand at your own risk*
After told to kill each other, Kurosaki immediately protects Aria Minegishi behind her and when panic is about to reach, The Super High School Level Leader Yukio Nagamasa took the lead but having a Democracy where the weak will be left behind, which, Kurosaki along with other individuals to not accept. and that's where Kazuko Kanade the Super High School Level Musician took the role of Leader, Kurosaki ease at that moment and most often spend his time in front of the Fountain Area with Aria. He often speaks to "Mother Nature's Voice" as he said he can hear its sounds of peace, which immediately makes him feel at ease as well.

During Investigations whenever a Murder has happened, he performs Autopsy Reports to suggest any type of signs of weapon type used. Although he is indeed a doctor, he cannot determine the length of a weapon or mere impacts of Blunt Force. This shows that Kurosaki is a Doctor only in a field in creating Medicine for human body.

During Chapter 3 in the Story, Oz goes to him saying he needed a "check-up" which Kurosaki immediately paled at the thought of disassembling a Robot. Which he thought that might counts as murder so he quickly denied and saying he is a Doctor not a Mechanic. Which this also shows that Kurosaki has a slight fear in Technology.

He always stays beside Aria, and often sides with her decisions. But sometimes, they disagree so whenever there is a fight between them, the often solve it with words and he would never let this show to the others and this shows his calm side and lets him think rationally on right or wrong.

He later saw his Super High School Level Herbalist Research Laboratory in Chapter 3 where inside stores a bunch of fruit like medicine that helps ease bleeding, illness and other forms of pain in the Human Body. It also contains plants that causes Anesthesia and also helps cure Insomnia.

Revenge Plan *Spoilers! Expand at your own risk*
After the Talent Show hosted by his Girlfriend, Aria, Kurosaki returned to his room and heard a wolf holwed. But for some reason, to him, the cry seems like a pain fill cry. He wondered what happened to the wolf pups but he saw that Aria was going to her Super High School Level Animal Tamer during that time so he leave it up to her. But he soon regretted it by seeing her dead body along with the dead pups inside her SHSL Research Laboratory the next day.

He performed his Autopsy but soon saw a knife left and... He knew the knife from somewhere and decided to ignore it for now. But as soon everyone left to Investigate, aside from Himeno Jundo and Shinnosuke Shouyou watching the scene, Kurosaki soon realize the knife was from back then.

He recall the memories of his past and knew Xandu Audette wields it. He then plot his revenge even if it might cost it his life, but nevertheless, he still went on with it. But before he could, he wanted to make sure if Xandu was indeed the culprit first so he made a safe plan before proceeding.

Once he saw Xandu along he confronted him and held the knife, which was use to kill Aria and the wolf pups, with it. And after a huge deadly silence, Xandu laugh maniacally and told him everything and Kurosaki went into rage. He attacked Xandu but was quickly overpower and Xandu was able to retrieve his knife from Kurosaki and there, he ended Kurosaki's life.

Old Day *Spoilers! Expand at your own risk*
As it turned out, Xandu and Kurosaki we're faculty friends before they were scouted by Hope's Peak Academy. Kurosaki portrayed the school's Nurse while Xandu is the school's Teacher. They we're shown to be good friends during that time which is one of the reason's why Kurosaki has to confront him during the Investigation since he still didn't want to admit Xandu is the culprit.

Before Xandu's execution he knew why Kurosaki always wondered why Xandu holds a knife most of the time, but Xandu reassure him it is use to protect the students and teachers as well, due to the fact a Serial Killer is loss. But as it turns out Xandu himself was the Killer and Kurosaki was a fool for not realizing it sooner, and due to that he fell into his trap.


Aria Minegishi

Aria and Kurosaki are lovers due to their passion for nature and working together in a Nature Reserve. They met after Kurosaki was transfered to the Nature Reserve due to his knowledge on Botany. He and Aria soon work together due to the two are at the same age. Awhile later, he confess to her and they gladly fall in love and working together. And now, He shows a worry expression whenever Aria was about to do something a bit dangerous or just being alone at that thought. So, he's always with her. And Aria doesn't mind a bit due to him being close to her like a small puppy.

Xandu Audette

As it turns out in, Xandu and Kurosaki are friends since young. They use to work together in an Elementary School as Xandu being the Caregiving Teacher, and Kurosaki as the older caring big brother. But as time passes he and Xandu seem to have grown a part bit by bit amd later Kurosaki was scouted and needed to be at a nearby Country side where he also met Aria. After a few months, he learned about the incident of the Elementary School where Xandu is the sole survivor of the incident. He wish to visit him at the hospital but he either decided againt it due to them growing apart or that he was busy in taking care of others.


  • His Official Illustration is all base on Mitsume Kokoro from the Game Super Danganronpa Another 2: The Moon of Hope and the Sun of Despair
    • This also shows their Talent Resemblance of being Doctors. Seeing as his Talent is the Ultimate Herbalist while Mitsume is the Ultimate Psychologist.
    • It also shows his heavy resemblance to her since Mitsume isn't wearing her coat in her sprite forms while Kurosaki does.