Ryota Mitarai is a character featured in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School. During his time in Class 77-B at Hope's Peak Academy, his title was the Ultimate Animator. He is a member of the Future Foundation and is the Branch Office 10 Director. His responsibility as the director is assistance in reviving education and culture. He, along with the other Future Foundation Directors, is forced to participate in the Final Killing Game. Ryota is a very timid and somewhat asocial person, said to possess neither will to socialize with others nor physical strength. He holds anime in very high regard, considering it his savior during his harsh childhood, and thus his life goal is to give other people in need similar sense of hope through anime. However, this turned into a very unhealthy obsession, as he constantly shut himself in his room to work because of looming deadlines. Furthermore, he constantly forgot to eat and rest, as he literally wanted to spend all his time creating anime. He is extremely passionate about anime and he is very angered if he hears anyone insulting it and he then attempts to prove them wrong by explaining anime's history and significance to Japan's culture.