Akane Owari, is a student of Hope's Peak Academy's Class 77-B, and a participant of the Killing School Trip featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. Her title is the Ultimate Gymnast. She, along with Class 77-B, return in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School to explore their school life leading up to The Tragedy. Akane is a tall, young woman with an athletic, curvaceous physique. She has tanned skin, dark olive-gray eyes, and unkempt, shoulder-length chestnut hair that sticks out at various angles in wavy spikes. During her high school years, her eyes appeared to be a lighter, brighter green, and her hair flowed down to her mid-back. Akane wears a short-sleeved, white, buttoned, collared shirt with a chest pocket and the top few buttons undone, exposing a large amount of cleavage. The bottom button also appears undone, exposing her navel when she moves quickly. She also wears a red pleated miniskirt and cream-colored loafers with no socks. During high school, she continued to wear her red miniskirt and cream-colored loafers, but she also wore a white shirt, with long, cuffed, albeit rolled-up sleeves and no visible shirt pocket. She also had longer hair. As the Ultimate Despair, Akane had the same short hair as she originally had in her first appearace. She wore a tattered white vest with ripped sleeves and hem, a cropped black tube top and black skin-tight shorts underneath, making her stomach and six pack visible. She wore sneakers and was equipped with a long kusari-fundo style chain wrapped around her right forearm, presumably for fighting. Akane has a fiery personality and she loves fighting, as long as there is no other weapons besides the person's own fists and body, which lets her get along very well with Nekomaru Nidai. She is eager to challenge someone to fight her and she respects those who are physically strong, and can somehow correctly tell which people would be strong opponents even if they don't look like it. She seems to think that punching things, including people, is the best way to solve problems and her hot head can sometimes get her into trouble. While she also loves athletic things such as climbing and running, she can actually be very lazy and unmotivated if she isn't allowed to do things her own way. She dislikes planning, training, and routines, but has a remarkable talent for inventing her own moves. In general, her mood can shift very quickly. She can bounce between bored, to happy, to angry, and to happy again. Despite her easygoing and aloof personality, she is loyal and protective towards her friends. Akane is also extremely fond of food and she can eat almost anything, including small animals. She claims that food is the most important thing, because "If you don't eat, you'll die." She also thinks that eating is very important so you can regain your strength. While her hungriness is often played for laughs, it has some darker undertones. She says that she quickly loses her energy if she doesn't eat and she just gets more hungry if she eats just a little. Her eating can even appear compulsive and sometimes it's hard for her to stop, and she turns low-spirited very quickly whenever she is very hungry. Although Akane seems to have a rather serious attitude, she may say some quite out-of-place statements. Even during Class Trials, she tends to say random statements that only vaguely relate to the murder. She isn't the most intellectual member of the cast, being easily confused by complex words, misinterpreting insults and figures of speech, and generally defaulting to violence (or threats thereof) to solve problems. She is also very gullible, often easily believing things people say, as shown as she easily believes people's lies in Class Trials and is surprised when others tell her that they're lying. This has often been exploited by Hiyoko Saionji, who used her to investigate the motel room in Chapter 3 when she didn't want to do it and as mentioned in one of Hiyoko's Free Time Events, tricked her into eating flowers. She also dislikes complicated plans and has stated herself that she isn't very good at doing detailed work. However, despite her appearing a bit slow, it should be noted that her gut feelings are never wrong and she can sometimes say things that end up being very important. In Akane's dark past, sexual harassment was the norm for her and as she is rather clueless, she doesn't seem to be aware of just how bad and wrong it is. She can mention her past experiences in a very casual way, which confuses and disturbs others. For example, she thinks it's completely normal to let someone to do something specifically to her breasts, and she quite often offers this either as a way to apologize or reward someone. She also sees no problem in getting naked in front of others, and she doesn't like wearing swimsuits while swimming. She does, however, get easily embarrassed about romance or if she has to wear clothes she considers silly. Though, she does not seem to really care about pretty things like flowers and pretty sceneries, not really considering them important. Due to her past, Akane can also be forgetful of people's personalities, as shown when she mentioned in the first Class Trial that the Ultimate Imposter was a jokester, only to be corrected by Kazuichi Soda. She also tends to forget people's names; for instance, she frequently forgets Hajime Hinata's name, calling him "Hank", "Harvey", and "Hector". Akane claims that she never gets worried about anything and she is generally very carefree. In actuality, she believes that hesitation and worry is a sign of weakness and she hates being weak. She forces herself to be strong and believes that real strength is showing no weaknesses at all. She believes that she has to be strong alone and that she can't rely on anyone else. After spending time with Nekomaru and Hajime, she begins to think about what it really means to be strong and weak. Akane is intrigued by the world, as it's huge and "full of treasure". Due to her background, she is content with and appreciates food and buildings many others would consider "crappy". Since she used to take care of her younger siblings, she is very protective of "hungry small things" and she is sometimes strict about safety. She is also terrified of ghosts, but she keeps this a secret.