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The Future Foundation (Mirai Kikan) is an organization in Danganronpa series, which is comprised of former Hope's Peak Academy students and personnel. It is first introduced in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.

In the XP4 fics, the Future Foundation is allied with the Heroes Coalitions.


Their main plan is to bring the world back into order and devise ways to bring it back to normal and rid of despair. While all divisions agreed to save and protect any victims that suffered under the Remnants of Despair, the method to eliminate despair varied. The 2nd Division and the 6th Division decided upon a simple plan of exterminate all Remnants of Despair and anyone that assist them, in order to minimize increased death. The 1st Division and 10th Division favored in removing the source of despair that exist in human nature. 14th Division in favor of showing the concept of hope.

In addition, each division was assigned a particular task:

  • 1st Division: Provide overall directions and leadership of Future Foundation
  • 2nd Division: Manage day-to-day operations of the Future Foundation, construction of facility; expansion of organization; military and peacekeeping force
  • 3rd Division: Human resources, include scouting for potential members and personnel assignments
  • 4th Division: Research and develop medical techniques
  • 5th Division: Intelligence, Inquiry, and Counter-Espionage
  • 6th Division: Policing, including riot suppression and investigate special crimes
  • 7th Division: Information System security and administration; Research and develop therapy to cure Despair
  • 8th Division: Long-term stable food procurement
  • 9th Division: Armament R&D, Production, and distribution
  • 10th Division: Assistance in reviving education and culture
  • 11th Division: Assistance in restoring agriculture in disaster area
  • 12th division: Assistance in restoring infrastructure; such as transportation, communication, and public facilities
  • 13th division: Front-line Food and Resource Distribution
  • 14th Division: Public Relations; spreading news of Future Foundation's activities to the public

Despite their seemingly benevolent objective, the organization was doubted or even hated by various characters. The audience of the Serial Killer Fight outright said "Hope sucks", Kanon Nakajima blamed them for killing Leon Kuwata, and even Ruruka Ando, a division leader of Future Foundation herself, is skeptical regarding its purpose.

Towa Group claimed through its press Towa Publishing that the Ultimate Despair created the Future Foundation to further plunge the world into despair and that the true Ultimate Despair was at the top of the Future Foundation. It was later discovered that the Ultimate Despair infiltrator Chisa Yukizomemanipulated Kyosuke to fight to annihilate despair from the world so that he will fall into the deepest despair. She also managed to brainwash the chairmain of the Future Foundation, Kazuo Tengan, and eventually caused the Final Killing Game.

Conflicting Ideals

The Future Foundation's hostilities against the Remnants of Despair continued, Kazuo, who originally was in agreement with Kyosuke that in order to save the world, every trace of despair must be annihilated. He, at one point, began questioning the effectiveness of this approach eventually realized that such methods are futile, as that very violence actually births more despair in humankind's psyche and heart.

Kyosuke, on the other hand, only wished for the active battle against despair to go further, as constant suggestion and emotional manipulation by Chisa (who has now been under the effects of brainwashing into despair for several years) strengthen his belief that humanity can only be saved if despair is eliminated, meaning that the battle must only grow more vicious.

Kazuo and Kyosuke's conflicting beliefs regarding the Foundation's future activities worried Kazuo, as he knows that should knowledge of internal struggles within the two most important figures in the Foundation were to leak out, the general public would fall into more despair. Moreover, Kazuo is also aware that, since the division heads are Hope's Peak Academy alumni and thus symbols of hope to the people, any form of intrigue, betrayal, and killing between any of them, should it become public, would send the masses into despair.

As he only grows more hopeless thinking about the future of the Foundation itself and the world, he is approached by Chisa, who hands him flash drives with Junko's Despair Video, and "Monokuma's Gloomy Sunday" - the video who brainwashes whoever watches it into committing suicide. Suggesting to Kazuo that perhaps, since these videos were made using Ryota Mitarai's skills, it is those same skills that can cure the world, Chisa inspires Kazuo's plan to defeat despair.

Knowing that Ryota, despite how his techniques were used by Junko Enoshima, has not given up making animation and privately made a "Hope Video" that could theoretically brainwash people "out of despair", Kazuo put together a plan to force Ryota's hand to use it, while dealing with his other "problems" at the same time. By placing all of the Foundation's division heads, save Ryota, in an isolated location and subjecting them to a "Killing Game" where in fact it is the suicide video that would make them kill themselves, claiming it is broadcast worldwide and having Ryota watch the events transpire from the outside, Kazuo could create a situation where the division heads would reveal their underlying tensions and be "finished off" away from the public eye, while in the same time pressuring Ryota to use the facility's global broadcasting station to expose humanity worldwide to his hope video - brainwashing the despair out of them all and thus putting an absolute end to despair.

The opportunity comes when Makoto Naegi and his group took the members of Ultimate Despair and put them in the Neo World Program. Then, they removed their memories of the past years and made them "bond" with each other and gather "Hope Fragments". Whatever memories they make in the island will be the ones to replace their memories of being Ultimate Despair, although this plan was ruined in the end because of Monokuma. Though, in the alternate ending of Dangan Island, their plan comes true.

The aforementioned plan was highly against the Future Foundation's plans, as they originally planned to execute of the Remnants of Despair, but Makoto was able to hold them off long enough to let his plan succeed somewhat. They actually planned to destroy the island that they were on and finish off the project so that the students couldn't escape and Monokuma's plan would fail. However, Makoto, Byakuya, and Kyoko saved the students by keeping them from giving into despair, which prevented the plan of killing the students from succeeding.

After this, Makoto was summoned to attend a hearing which allowed Kazuo the opportunity to initiate his machinations.

Known Members of the Future Foundation

Division Heads

  • Kazuo Tengan
  • Kyosuke Munakata
  • Koichi Kizakura
  • Seiko Kimura
  • Chisa Yukizome
  • Juzo Sakakura
  • Miaya Gekkogahara
  • Ruruka Ando
  • Sonosuke Izayoi
  • Ryota Mitarai
  • Daisaku Bandai
  • Great Gozu
  • Kyouko Kirigiri
  • Byakuya Togami


  • Ikue Dogami
  • Kenji Tsuruhashi
  • Takumi Hijirihara
  • Misaki Asano
  • Mekuru Katsuragi
  • Aoi Asahina
  • Makoto Naegi
  • Yasuhiro Hagakure
  • Toko Fukawa
  • Usami
  • Chiaki Nanami
  • Alter Ego

People Rescued

After the Events of the Killing School Life

After the events of Demon Hunting

  • Kanon Nakajima
  • Hiroko Hagakure
  • Aloysius Pennyworth
  • Fuhito Kirigiri
  • Fujiko Yamada
  • Grand Bois Chéri Ludenberg
  • Kameko
  • Kenshiro
  • Takemichi Yukimaru
  • Takaaki Ishimaru
  • Ayaka Haneyama

After the events of the Killing School Trip

  • Hajime Hinata
  • Akane Owari
  • Ultimate Impostor
  • Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu
  • Gundam Tanaka
  • Hiyoko Saionji
  • Ibuki Mioda
  • Kazuichi Souda
  • Mahiru Koizumi
  • Mikan Tsumiki
  • Nagito Komaeda
  • Nekomaru Nidai
  • Peko Pekoyama
  • Sonia Nevermind
  • Teruteru Hanamura


  • The leader of the 13th Division has not been revealed and is the only Division leader with no known identity.
  • When referred to in Danganronpa 2, it is called "The Future Foundation", but in Another Episode, the definite article is omitted.
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