History Characters / BattleRoyale

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** In the manga he treats the girls with revulsion and says he'd never lower himself to touching them, but when he pushes Hirono into the well, he clearly uses the opportunity to cop a feel.
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[[folder:Main Characters]]

!!Shuya Nanahara (Boy #15)
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-> ''"They got to you. Too late again! Dear god in heaven...do I get to save '''anyone?'''"''

The male protagonist of ''Battle Royale'', and an orphan. He has not been in the class for a long time. His father was killed for opposing the totalitarian government, and his mother died. Because of the latter, no one wanted to have Shuya so he ended up in an orphanage, where he grew up alongside his best friend Yoshitoki "Nobu". He is a very optimistic guy, and an aspiring rock musician (rock is outlawed). A WideEyedIdealist who tries to see the good sides in everyone, he makes friends easily and is [[GenreBlind quick to trust other people]].

* ActionSurvivor: Goes from unwilling to kill any of his classmates to [[spoiler:killing several soldiers in the novel]].
* ActualPacifist: Shuya really doesn't want to play the game. The few times he actually does kill it's either by accident or as a final resort. [[MartialPacifist This goes away in the sequel.]]
* AllLovingHero: The guy is so innocent and wonderful, he actually manages to convert several crazy or paranoid classmates by giving them emotional speeches (before [[KillEmAll they all die, anyway...]]).
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: He only seriously fights back against Kiriyama when he hurts Noriko.
* BreakTheCutie: Let's see: His mom abandoned him and dad committed suicide in the film.( In the book they die in a "car accident") His friend is killed before his eyes and he's lead to believe his foster mother has been raped. Has to witness and reluctantly be apart of the slaughter of his classmates. And even thought he escapes he's being hunted by the government. Sucks to be Shuya.
* ChickMagnet: Let's see, there's Noriko, Yukie, Yumiko, Yukiko, Megumi, Hirono (in the manga)...
* FirstPersonSmartass: To a certain extent in the novel. It's not really clear whose point of view we're seeing.
* GenreBlind: This is why he's an IdiotHero.
* HeartbrokenBadass: In the sequel. He's clearly taken the deaths of his classmates hard.
* TheHero: Our central protagonist.
* HeroicBSOD: He has several when he sees the corpses of his classmates and friends. Particularly in the manga, where finding [[spoiler:Shinji Mimura's body]] is enough to almost make him give up.
* [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me!]]: He reacts like this to Noriko.
* IdiotHero: He and Kawada frequently butt heads on what to do.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: No matter how many times he's shown that kids will kill him and Noriko he still thinks he can rally the remaining to escape and fight back.
* JokeWeapon: A pot lid in the film. Considering how much of a pacifist he is, it doesn't make much of a difference. Subverted, at least in a defensive way, when he uses it as a shield from Oki's hatchet.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: In the manga, with his mullet. Shuya in the movie looks more like an average, dumpy teenage boy.
* LuckySeven: His last name starts with the [[SevenIsNana kanji character for seven]].
* NiceGuy: ''Especially'' in the manga, but in all three versions, he goes out of his way -- [[IdiotHero stupidly, at times]] -- to avoid violence.
* ObliviousToLove: He doesn't seem to notice how several girls in class are interested in him.
* ParentalAbandonment: Depending on the version, his mother might have walked out on the family and his father committed suicide (film), his father might have been killed and his mother died of illness (manga), or both parents might have died in a "car accident" (novel).
* ThePowerOfRock: How Shuya changed from a straight-laced sports player to a rebellious rock fan.
* PowerTrio: With Noriko and Shogo.
* ThePollyanna: Sneeringly [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Shogo, who calls him "Pollyanna with a penis".
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name With An Extra U]]: In the original Japanese.
* ThePowerofFriendship: In the manga this is how he talks Yoshio out of killing him. Seriously.
* TookALevelInBadass / NeutralNoLonger: Shuya's pacifism gets thrown to the waste-side [[spoiler: in the sequel]].
* WideEyedIdealist: Shuya is... very naive.


!!Noriko Nakagawa (Girl #15)
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-> ''"Hello! "The chick" has a name!"''

The female protagonist. She is at first the love interest of Shuya's friend Yoshitoki, but gradually grows closer to Shuya over the course of the story. Since the teacher shoots her in the leg early on and the wound is infected, she is TheLoad much of the time. Noriko is a perfect fit for Shuya: good-hearted, idealistic and quick to trust. Although she does not realize it, Noriko manages to keep both Shogo and Shuya balanced [[spoiler:and she is the only other person besides Shuya to survive the game]].

* ActionSurvivor: Less obvious than Shuya, but she grows into one. She even manages to [[spoiler:kill Kiriyama in the novel]].
* AlliterativeName: '''N'''oriko '''N'''akagawa.
* BreakTheCutie: So very much. She even [[spoiler:breaks down after she shoots Kiriyama in the manga]].
* FeminineWomenCanCook: She even bakes cookies for the class trip.
* JokeWeapon: A boomerang. Binoculars in the film.
* TheHeart: She is the "glue" that makes Shuya and Shogo stay together. This is particularly evident in the movie.
* TheLoad: Not by choice, however.
* NaiveEverygirl: Along with Shuya, she's a bit naive.
* NeutralFemale: The poor girl is shot in the kneecap during the Program briefing because she stood up for Yoshitoki, and as result, can't do much. This [[spoiler:ends up subverted toward the end, when she kills [[ImplacableMan Kiriyama]] of all people]].
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: She is mostly Shuya's LoveInterest and TheLoad. Although she is the main female protagonist, she actually contributes little to the story other than [[spoiler: killing Kazuo Kiriyama in the novel]]. She was given a bigger role in the film, though she seems to do even ''less.'' This is because her character is to be the voice or a representation of the author like Simon from ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.
* NiceGirl: Good-hearted and idealistic.
* PowerTrio: She even comments that she, Shuya and Shogo are like Literature/{{the Three Musketeers}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko A textbook case. The "core of iron" comes in when she [[spoiler: shoots Kiriyama]].

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[[folder:Main Characters]]

!!Shuya Nanahara
!!Male Students

[[folder:Yoshio Akamatsu]]
!!Yoshio Akamatsu
(Boy #15)
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-> ''"They got to you. Too late again! Dear god in heaven...do I get to save '''anyone?'''"''

The male protagonist
#1)
An overweight outcast who was the bullying victim
of ''Battle Royale'', and an orphan. He has not been in the class for thugs. Despite being a long time. His father was killed for opposing nice, awkward and harmless guy in his real life, the totalitarian government, and his mother died. Because of the latter, no one wanted to have Shuya so Program derails him into a frightened, psychotic killer.
* AxCrazy: He eventually becomes like this when
he ended up in an orphanage, where he grew up alongside his best friend Yoshitoki "Nobu". He is a very optimistic guy, and an aspiring rock musician (rock is outlawed). A WideEyedIdealist who tries to see the good sides in everyone, he makes friends easily and is [[GenreBlind quick to trust other people]].

* ActionSurvivor: Goes
snaps from unwilling the fear and imagines those who bullied him will try to kill any him. In the manga, Shuya almost manages to bring him back to senses, but then the reality of his classmates killing Mayumi sets in.
* ButtMonkey: Picked on by Kiriyama's gang.
* ChewToy: In his class, especially
to [[spoiler:killing several soldiers the bullies like Ryuhei.
* GentleGiant: In the manga, Shuya calls him "gigantor".
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He got killed by his own crossbow.
* {{Otaku}}: Possibly. He's seen playing a video game on the bus.
* TooDumbToLive: He's so pathetic that Shuya knocks him down by ''throwing'' an arrow (a flashlight
in the novel]].
* ActualPacifist: Shuya really doesn't want to play
film) at him.
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[[folder:Keita Iijima]]
!! Keita Iijima (Boy #2)
A whiny "friend" of Shinji Mimura who seeks his protection during
the game. The few times he actually does kill it's either by accident or as a final resort. [[MartialPacifist This goes away Program. Subject to AdaptationalHeroism in the sequel.movie.
* AdaptationExpansion: In the manga, Keita is simply a DirtyCoward who abandoned Shinji over [[DisproportionateRetribution over losing an arcade game.]] In the film, he's upgraded to being ThreeAmigos with Shinji and Yutaka.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the film, [[ThreeAmigos where he's still friend with Shinji and Yutaka]] and helps them with their plan.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the manga. His KickTheDog moment listed under and [[DisproportionateRetribution his abandonment of Shinji who was attacked by bullies over losing an arcade game]] only happen in this version. His portrayal in the novel is far more neutral. Here, he didn't help Shinji out of fear, not out of petty revenge. He also was a friend of Yutaka in the novel, didn't try to convince Shinji to abandon him and was still on good enough terms with Shinji for everyone else to assume that the three of them allied themselves when [[spoiler:they heard about their deaths or saw ther corpses]].
* DirtyCoward: According to what Mimura thinks of him in the novel and manga.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: [[spoiler:The victim of this in the novel and manga.
]]
* AllLovingHero: The guy is so innocent KickTheDog: In the manga, he's established as a coward right off the bat, but that's not a ''complete'' dealbreaker in terms of audience sympathy -- you'd expect this game to bring out the coward in some players. It's when Keita rounds on Yutaka, accuses him of being worthless, and wonderful, he actually manages tries to convert several crazy persuade Shinji to abandon Yutaka in favor of Keita, that really settles the matter: This kid might not be a [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Kiriyama]], a [[JerkJock Niida]], or paranoid classmates by giving them emotional speeches (before [[KillEmAll they even an [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex Oda]], but he's still scum.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Just as Shinji is about to pull off his plan to escape the Program, Keita happens to show up, oblivious to what's going on at the moment. Eventually this
all die, anyway...]]).
leads ups to Shinji's plan being ruined and getting everyone involved killed.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tatsumichi Oki]]
!! Tatsumichi Oki (Boy #3)
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: He only seriously fights back against Kiriyama AxCrazy: It doesn't take him long to go off the deep end. Bonus points for having an actual axe.
* BloodyHilarious: After his death,
when he hurts Noriko.fell face-first on his own machete. Shuya tries to pry loose the machete from his split face, but it won't budge, so instead he shows his respect to Tatsumichi by closing his eyes. But only one eye closes, resulting in a mutilated corpse winking at everybody.
* MauveShirt: We see a little of his backstory with the class, but not much, since he was new.
* NewTransferStudent: Just started with the class that year.

* BreakTheCutie: Let's see: His mom abandoned him and dad committed suicide OnlyAFleshWound: In the film, he sits up after his fight with Shuya saying "I'm okay, I'm okay!" ''with his axe embedded in his head''. He falls dead shortly after.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name With An Extra O]]: "Ooki"
in the film.( In original Japanese.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toshinori Oda]]
!! Toshinori Oda (Boy #4)
-> ''"Fucker. You robbed
the book they die world of my talent."''
A rich kid who hates everyone
in a "car accident") His friend is killed before his eyes class; he clearly has a superiority complex and he's lead eerie similarities to believe the UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} shooters. It seems like the Program was pretty much designed for people like him, and he relishes the idea of slaughtering the classmates he loathes.
* AxCrazy: It only took a little push to make him start killing
his foster mother has been raped. Has to witness and reluctantly be apart of the slaughter of his classmates. And even thought he escapes he's being hunted by the government. Sucks to be Shuya.classmates.
* ChickMagnet: Let's see, there's Noriko, Yukie, Yumiko, Yukiko, Megumi, Hirono (in the manga)...
BulletProofVest: His assigned weapon, which he makes good use of.
* FirstPersonSmartass: To a certain extent CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: He gets bullets fired into his crotch in the novel. It's not really clear whose point of view we're seeing.
manga]].
* GenreBlind: This is why he's an IdiotHero.
* HeartbrokenBadass: In the sequel. He's clearly taken the deaths of his classmates hard.
* TheHero: Our central protagonist.
* HeroicBSOD: He has several when he sees the corpses of his classmates and friends. Particularly
EvenEvilCanBeLoved: Late in the manga, where finding [[spoiler:Shinji Mimura's body]] is enough to almost make him give up.
* [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me!]]: He reacts like this to Noriko.
* IdiotHero: He and Kawada frequently butt heads on what to do.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: No matter how many times he's shown that kids will kill him and Noriko he still thinks he can rally the remaining to escape and fight back.
* JokeWeapon: A pot lid in the film. Considering how much of
we see a pacifist he is, it doesn't make much of a difference. Subverted, at least in a defensive way, when he uses it as a shield from Oki's hatchet.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: In the manga, with his mullet. Shuya in the movie looks more like an average, dumpy teenage boy.
* LuckySeven: His last name starts with the [[SevenIsNana kanji character for seven]].
* NiceGuy: ''Especially'' in the manga, but in all three versions, he goes out
quick panel of his way -- [[IdiotHero stupidly, at times]] -- to avoid violence.
* ObliviousToLove: He doesn't seem to notice how several girls in class are interested in him.
* ParentalAbandonment: Depending on the version,
family, presumably his mother might have walked out on the family father, mother, and his father committed suicide (film), his father might have been killed and his mother died of illness (manga), or both parents might have died in a "car accident" (novel).
* ThePowerOfRock: How Shuya changed from a straight-laced sports player to a rebellious rock fan.
* PowerTrio: With Noriko and Shogo.
* ThePollyanna: Sneeringly [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Shogo, who calls him "Pollyanna with a penis".
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name With An Extra U]]: In the original Japanese.
* ThePowerofFriendship: In the manga this is how he talks Yoshio out of killing him. Seriously.
* TookALevelInBadass / NeutralNoLonger: Shuya's pacifism gets thrown to the waste-side
older brother, weeping, probably after [[spoiler: in the sequel]].hearing news of his death.]] No matter what an evil toad he was, ''somebody'' is mourning him.
* WideEyedIdealist: Shuya is... very naive.


!!Noriko Nakagawa (Girl #15)
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-> ''"Hello! "The chick" has a name!"''

The female protagonist. She is at first
{{Foreshadowing}}: In the love interest of Shuya's friend Yoshitoki, but gradually grows closer manga, Oda tries to Shuya over trick Sugimura and when getting ready to do so moves to protect his "jewels", in case Sugimura lets off a panic shot. [[spoiler:Guess where the course fatal round of the story. Since the teacher shoots her in the leg early on and the wound is infected, she is TheLoad much of the time. Noriko is a perfect fit for Shuya: good-hearted, idealistic and quick to trust. Although she does not realize it, Noriko manages to keep both Shogo and Shuya balanced [[spoiler:and she is the only other person besides Shuya to survive the game]].

* ActionSurvivor: Less obvious than Shuya, but she grows into one. She even manages to [[spoiler:kill
gunfire from Kiriyama in hits him?]]
* FourIsDeath: [[SarcasmMode Gee, I wonder who's boy # 4]]?
* {{Hypocrite}}: He tries to justify his killing, despite
the novel]].
* AlliterativeName: '''N'''oriko '''N'''akagawa.
* BreakTheCutie: So very much. She even [[spoiler:breaks down after she
fact that [[TheDogShotFirst he shoots Kiriyama in the manga]].
* FeminineWomenCanCook: She even bakes cookies for the class trip.
* JokeWeapon: A boomerang. Binoculars in the film.
* TheHeart: She is the "glue" that makes Shuya and Shogo stay together. This is particularly evident in the movie.
* TheLoad: Not by choice, however.
* NaiveEverygirl: Along with Shuya, she's a bit naive.
* NeutralFemale: The poor girl is shot in the kneecap during the Program briefing because she stood up for Yoshitoki, and as result, can't do much. This [[spoiler:ends up subverted toward the end, when she kills [[ImplacableMan Kiriyama]] of all people]].
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: She is mostly Shuya's LoveInterest and TheLoad. Although she is the main female protagonist, she actually contributes little to the story other than [[spoiler: killing Kazuo Kiriyama in the novel]]. She was given a bigger role in the film, though she seems to do even ''less.'' This is because her character is to be the voice or a representation of the author like Simon from ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.
* NiceGirl: Good-hearted and idealistic.
first]].
* PowerTrio: She even comments that she, Shuya and Shogo are like Literature/{{the Three Musketeers}}.
InferioritySuperiorityComplex: He hates to admit that's he's ugly.
* YamatoNadeshiko A textbook case. InsaneTrollLogic: The "core way he thinks of iron" comes just about anything.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Both of these tropes result
in when she a most unpleasant individual.
* GroinAttack: In the manga.
[[spoiler: shoots Kiriyama]].
With]] ''[[spoiler: bullets.]]''
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: "Ow! You broke my '''finger!'''" (crippling his ability to play the violin) In the novel, it's a little more understandable; Hiroki returned fire and ended up blowing his ring finger ''clean off''.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:In the movie.]]
* [[RichBitch Rich Asshole]]: Looks down on his classmates.
* SmugSnake: For all his talk of being superior to his classmates, he's nowhere as bright as he ''thinks'' he is.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Very much so.
* TheSociopath: His internal monologues paint a very nasty piece of work.
* StrawNihilist: He thinks that anyone who tries to be altruistic is doomed to failure.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: The reason why Shuya was always more popular than Toshinori as a musician.
* TooDumbToLive: Toshinori is not only the most odious student, but among the stupidest.
** In the film: he shouts out that the reason he survived being shot was because of his BulletProofVest. [[spoiler: Cue Kazuo Kiriyama jumping at him with sword in hand.]]
** In the manga: He decides to ''fake a death rattle'', so Kazuo will come near him and check if he's really dead, enabling Toshinori to shoot him point-blank. [[spoiler: Kazuo checks if he's dead by firing a volley of bullets into Toshinori's unprotected crotch.]]
** In the novel: No death rattle, but he doesn't realize ''why'' Kazuo is coming up to him. [[spoiler: Kazuo is just coming up to make absolutely sure that [[DoubleTap Oda's dead via headshot.]]]]
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[[folder:Shogo Kawada]]










!!Shinji Mimura (Boy #19)
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-> ''"You know it, I'm the man."''

The most popular guy in the class; a star athlete, ladies' man and very intelligent. This makes him a MartyStu, which the author acknowledges was done to conceal that Shinji is in fact a DecoyProtagonist. He is good friends with Shuya and the "leader" of their clique, which also contains Yoshitoki, Yutaka and Hiroki. More importantly, Shinji was raised by an uncle who is a political enemy of the fascist government. As a result, he has computer hacking skills and knows much more about the inner workings of the police state than his classmates, which comes in very handy when he manages to smuggle a laptop into the Program.

* AdaptationExpansion: His role in the film is expanded.
* ChickMagnet: In his introduction in the manga, he wonders if he has enough condoms on him to screw the entire crowd of fangirls.
* TheCracker: Comes close to hacking the database.
* DeadpanSnarker: In the flashback when three guys try to rob him. "Cash-flow problems? That it? Well, good news, gentlemen. There's a new craze sweeping the streets...it's called 'employment.'"
* {{Determinator}}: See DuctTapeForEverything for a prime example
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: In the film, in retribution for Kazuo killing his friends, Shinji sets off the bomb he created, blinding Kazuo.]]
* DuctTapeForEverything: [[spoiler: After a bullet slices his stomach open, causing his intestines to begin spilling out, he uses this to hold them in.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Shou Tsukioka has a [[HoYay major crush]] on Shinji.
* MrFanservice: A very good looking guy.
* GeniusBruiser: Slightly subverted because his grades in subjects other than Math and English were bad.
* HandsomeLech: He's... slept around.
* HeroicBSOD: Has a brief one when he [[spoiler: accidentally kills Keita Iijima, as he [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace had only intended to scare him off]] with a warning shot. Yutaka [[WhatTheHellHero pretty much snaps and calls him out for it]], even going so far as to accusing Shinji of playing. Thankfully for Shinji, Yutaka remains by his side, after realizing that Shinji had stuck by him despite all of ''his'' screw-ups.]]
* PlayfulHacker: Though the situation where we see him hacking is far from "playful".
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:And a completely pointless one. ]]
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:He dies around the half-point of the novel.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: While his attempt to [[TakingYouWithMe take Kiriyama with him]] failed, Shinji's explosion does blind him in the film.]]
* StayFrosty: His catchphrase in the manga.
* SupportingProtagonist: Especially in the film. While his classmates are trying to kill one another or survive, Shinji is comes up with a plan to escape the game. And it almost works [[spoiler: had it not been for Kiriyama.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:He attempts to do this against Kazuo Kiriyama after he's been wounded mortally. Needless to say, it failed, though in the film he did succeed in [[SpannerInTheWorks blinding him with the blast]] so Shogo could finish the job]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Though some of it may be due to his uncle guiding him.

!!Hiroki Sugimura (Boy #11)
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-> ''"You were my rock. You made me what I am."''

The most quiet and reserved guy in Shuya's clique, although an incredibly powerful fighter. He is a martial arts expert but a GentleGiant pacifist who never fights unless he is forced to. Hiroki is very shy and reserved around girls, earning him Shinji's teasing, but has a near-obsessive love for his classmate Kayoko Kotohiki. In the Program, he refuses to join up with Shuya but instead sets off on a search for her.

* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Spends the game looking for both his childhood friend and his crush.
* BadassBookworm: He's one of the few that can stand up to [[ImplacableMan Kiriyama]] and is seen reading in the novel.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:In the manga and movie, Sugimura is the one who rescues Shuya from Kiriyama.]]
* BreakTheCutie: His best friend Takako Chigusa dies in his arms, and he spends the entire story searching for a girl to confess his love. Unfortunately, she [[spoiler:fatally shoots him by accident. They end up [[TogetherInDeath dying together, thanks to Mitsuko Souma]] in the film.]]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: To Kotohiki.
* CuteKitten: In the manga, this is how he and Kayoko Kotohiki had their first conversation.
* DemotedToExtra: In the film he gets much less of a focus.
* {{Determinator}}: He gets [[spoiler: stabbed by Mitsuko and wounded by Oda's bullets and still continues to fight Kiriyama]].
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: It happens to him in the manga.]]
* GentleGiant: He's the tallest in the class, yet he's a MartialPacifist.
* HopeSpot: His battle with Kazuo Kiriyama in the novel and manga.
* IgnoreTheFanService: He's the only guy besides Kiriyama that doesn't [[spoiler: completely fall for Mitsuko's tricks]]. Unlike Kiriyama, however, he's more visibly uncomfortable.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: His reaction to stray cats (and to Kayoko Kotohiki).
* LethalJokeWeapon: His assigned weapon is a tracking device that tells him the location of every other student. Despite having no offensive capabilities, it quickly turns out to be one of the most useful weapons distributed.
* LoveConfession: [[spoiler:He admits this to Kayoko just before he dies, even calling her by her first name.]]
* LoveHurts: [[spoiler:Doesn't get much more painful than having the girl you like shoot you when you've spent the whole Program looking for you so you could confess your love.]]
* MartialPacifist: He doesn't like fighting, even when others are trying to kill him.
* NiceGuy: Considering his skills, he likely would've made short work of his classmates were it not for his infallible moral code.
* NoseTapping: In the manga, he does this when he's unsure (which is pretty often).
* TechnicalPacifist: Subverted. He refuses to take a gun and is genuinely concerned with only using his martial arts in self-defense because he's afraid that if he gets seriously violent, he'll enjoy it.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Hiroki is a performer who fights furiously to defend the girl he loves, while his opponent Kazuo is a technician who is all skill and no passion. [[spoiler: Hiroki wins, but Kazuo (who wears a bulletproof vest) then gives him a fatal wound.]]
* TheQuietOne: He's not very chatty.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: With Kayoko Kotohiki.]]


!!Mitsuko Souma (Girl #11)

->''"I just decided to take instead of being taken. Itís not a question of good or bad, wrong or right. Itís just what I want to do."''

The most feared girl in the whole school. Mitsuko lives in a cycle of abuse, having taken it as a child and now dishing it out; a life of physical and mental abuse has shaped Mitsuko into a FemmeFatale with the psyche of a vengeful child. She is the prettiest girl in her class, and often uses her adorable looks to take advantage of men. She leads a GirlPosse in school. When Mitsuko ends up in the Program, she becomes one of the most dangerous contestants. Out of the four "villains" in the game, she is the second most dangerous.

* AbusiveParents: Mitsuko's mother, depending on the version, allowed three men to rape her in exchange for money (then tried to do it again), allowed a man to attempt to rape her in exchange for money (film), or did nothing to stop her husband from sexually abusing her (manga).
* AlphaBitch: Though in this case, the "alpha" is a bit more traditional. She's pretty violent.
* AmbiguouslyBi: She does mention that she might be "a bit of a dike".
* {{Backstory}}: In the novel, we only see it after [[spoiler: she's gunned down by Kazuo, but in the manga and the film it's revealed beforehand]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Mitsuko can play the act of an innocent angel to a T.
* BreakTheCutie: Before the book started Mitsuko wasn't always TheVamp, in fact [[spoiler: after being raped multiple times she pretty much loses it]].
* BrokenBird: And how. She's so broken that she's locked in her personal hell and doesn't want to be helped.
* CreepyDoll: She had one in her childhood. It was given to her by her stepfather. Who abused her. The cutesy doll, which falls apart toward the end, ends up playing a part in her VillainousBreakdown.
* DarkActionGirl: One of the top killers, only beaten by Kiriyama.
* {{Delinquents}}: The leader of the girl gang at that.
* {{Determinator}}: In all three versions she [[spoiler: continues to fight back against Kiriyama despite being injured by his bullets]].
* DisappearedDad: In the novel and the Special Version release of the film.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the film, she identifies herself to a frightened Megumi and the audience by shining a flashlight on her face and pulling out the world's most [[SlasherSmile eerie grin]].
* FemmeFatale: And ''how''! Or....so it seems.
* FilleFatale: She's ''actually'' this, but is noted to be physically mature for her age. It gets used against men in her backstory, as a form of blackmail.
* FreudianExcuse: In all three versions. See AbusiveParents.
* {{Gainaxing}}: In the manga. The manga artist has obviously never heard of the DiscretionShot...
* GirlPosse: She is the leader of a thugette trio who are feared by the other girls in the school.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Her wickedly sharp harvesting sickle.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: An extremely twisted example, but Mitsuko seems to believe this. She used this to fool Tadakatsu and get in the position to kill him.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Pretends to be this.
* IntimateHealing: In the manga only. In some twisted part of her mind, she thought this was what she was doing to poor Yuichiro. Keep in mind, this scene is ''only'' in the manga. The original one in the novel is more of a PetTheDog moment as Mitsuko gives Yuichiro a gentle kiss and then puts him out of his misery since Tadakatsu has already involuntarily wounded him fatally.
* IronicDeath: [[spoiler:When Kiriyama kills her by blowing her whole face off, causing [[TheVamp her]] to die looking ugly]].
* LackOfEmpathy: She casually murders her victims, without showing any remorse. Subverted in the novel (and to a lesser extent in the manga) with [[spoiler:Yuichiro, her MoralityPet, the only character in the story she showed any humanity towards.]].
* LetThemDieHappy: In the novel, towards [[spoiler:Yuichiro, her MoralityPet]]. She lies to him by saying that his friend [[spoiler:Tadakatsu]] (whom she killed) ran away after accidentally shooting him, making him believe that he's still alive. She also doesn't reveal to him that she manipulated them all along and gives him a sincere kiss just before killing him instantly with a gun so that her face is his last vision. While the narration doesn't explicitly say it, she had no other reasons than this trope to act like that.
* MoralityPet: Yuichiro serves as this in the novel and manga. He was the only character in the story she showed any humanity towards. In the manga, this is done just to further illustrated how screwed up Mitsuko is.
* MsFanservice: Mostly in the manga, since she's naked half the time.
* NightmareFace: [[spoiler: There's a ''very'' disgusting panel illustrating her face after Kiriyama shoots her in the head.]]
* RapeAsBackstory: The victim of an attempted rape (in the film), sexual abuse by her stepfather (in the manga), or raped by three men who paid her mother to, then by her teacher when she told him about it, ''then'' by her foster father after she accidentally killed her mother who tried to pimp her out again (in the novel).
* RapeLeadsToInsanity: Being abused for several years has not done Mitsuko any favors in the sanity department.
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: Since she was very little, she's been using her body to get whatever she wants. In the novel at least, she only doing that after crossing the DespairEventHorizon.
* ShesGotLegs: In the film she wears really short shorts for a time.
* SinisterScythe: Her weapon.
* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.heavyeggs.com/uploads/files/2010/November/11/f0c/109/480ccb001c67ee3288d742176d70c132e4/1289518096t-battle%20royale%20wrap.jpg Eep.]]
* TheSociopath: Years of abuse have turned her into a remorseless killer who manipulates people into trusting her. She does have a few emotional attachments in the novel and manga versions, though.
* TragicKeepsake: In the Manga? Her toy magic ring given to her by her father.
* TheVamp: Pretty much how she gets through life, and the Program. However, her strategy [[spoiler: fails against [[EmptyShell Kiriyama]] and doesn't work well against Hiroki]].
* VillainousBreakdown: Oh God, where do I '''start'''!?
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She may be depraved, but damn if her backstory wasn't tragic.

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\n!!Shinji Mimura (Boy #19)\n[[quoteright:67:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shinji_image_6251.jpg]]\n\n\n-> ''"You know it, I'm the man."''\n\nThe most popular guy in the class; a star athlete, ladies' man and very intelligent. This makes him a MartyStu, which the author acknowledges was done to conceal that Shinji is in fact a DecoyProtagonist. He is good friends with Shuya and the "leader" of their clique, which also contains Yoshitoki, Yutaka and Hiroki. More importantly, Shinji was raised by an uncle who is a political enemy of the fascist government. As a result, he has computer hacking skills and knows much more about the inner workings of the police state than his classmates, which comes in very handy when he manages to smuggle a laptop into the Program. \n\n* AdaptationExpansion: His role in the film is expanded.\n* ChickMagnet: In his introduction in the manga, he wonders if he has enough condoms on him to screw the entire crowd of fangirls.\n* TheCracker: Comes close to hacking the database.\n* DeadpanSnarker: In the flashback when three guys try to rob him. "Cash-flow problems? That it? Well, good news, gentlemen. There's a new craze sweeping the streets...it's called 'employment.'"\n* {{Determinator}}: See DuctTapeForEverything for a prime example\n* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: In the film, in retribution for Kazuo killing his friends, Shinji sets off the bomb he created, blinding Kazuo.]]\n* DuctTapeForEverything: [[spoiler: After a bullet slices his stomach open, causing his intestines to begin spilling out, he uses this to hold them in.]]\n* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Shou Tsukioka has a [[HoYay major crush]] on Shinji.\n* MrFanservice: A very good looking guy.\n* GeniusBruiser: Slightly subverted because his grades in subjects other than Math and English were bad.\n* HandsomeLech: He's... slept around.\n* HeroicBSOD: Has a brief one when he [[spoiler: accidentally kills Keita Iijima, as he [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace had only intended to scare him off]] with a warning shot. Yutaka [[WhatTheHellHero pretty much snaps and calls him out for it]], even going so far as to accusing Shinji of playing. Thankfully for Shinji, Yutaka remains by his side, after realizing that Shinji had stuck by him despite all of ''his'' screw-ups.]]\n* PlayfulHacker: Though the situation where we see him hacking is far from "playful".\n* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:And a completely pointless one. ]]\n* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:He dies around the half-point of the novel.]]\n* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: While his attempt to [[TakingYouWithMe take Kiriyama with him]] failed, Shinji's explosion does blind him in the film.]]\n* StayFrosty: His catchphrase in the manga.\n* SupportingProtagonist: Especially in the film. While his classmates are trying to kill one another or survive, Shinji is comes up with a plan to escape the game. And it almost works [[spoiler: had it not been for Kiriyama.]]\n* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:He attempts to do this against Kazuo Kiriyama after he's been wounded mortally. Needless to say, it failed, though in the film he did succeed in [[SpannerInTheWorks blinding him with the blast]] so Shogo could finish the job]].\n* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Though some of it may be due to his uncle guiding him.\n\n!!Hiroki Sugimura (Boy #11)\n[[quoteright:332:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hiroki_image_9863.jpg]]\n\n-> ''"You were my rock. You made me what I am."''\n\nThe most quiet and reserved guy in Shuya's clique, although an incredibly powerful fighter. He is a martial arts expert but a GentleGiant pacifist who never fights unless he is forced to. Hiroki is very shy and reserved around girls, earning him Shinji's teasing, but has a near-obsessive love for his classmate Kayoko Kotohiki. In the Program, he refuses to join up with Shuya but instead sets off on a search for her. \n\n* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Spends the game looking for both his childhood friend and his crush.\n* BadassBookworm: He's one of the few that can stand up to [[ImplacableMan Kiriyama]] and is seen reading in the novel. \n* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:In the manga and movie, Sugimura is the one who rescues Shuya from Kiriyama.]]\n* BreakTheCutie: His best friend Takako Chigusa dies in his arms, and he spends the entire story searching for a girl to confess his love. Unfortunately, she [[spoiler:fatally shoots him by accident. They end up [[TogetherInDeath dying together, thanks to Mitsuko Souma]] in the film.]]\n* DyingDeclarationOfLove: To Kotohiki.\n* CuteKitten: In the manga, this is how he and Kayoko Kotohiki had their first conversation.\n* DemotedToExtra: In the film he gets much less of a focus. \n* {{Determinator}}: He gets [[spoiler: stabbed by Mitsuko and wounded by Oda's bullets and still continues to fight Kiriyama]]. \n* EyeScream: [[spoiler: It happens to him in the manga.]]\n* GentleGiant: He's the tallest in the class, yet he's a MartialPacifist. \n* HopeSpot: His battle with Kazuo Kiriyama in the novel and manga. \n* IgnoreTheFanService: He's the only guy besides Kiriyama that doesn't [[spoiler: completely fall for Mitsuko's tricks]]. Unlike Kiriyama, however, he's more visibly uncomfortable.\n* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: His reaction to stray cats (and to Kayoko Kotohiki).\n* LethalJokeWeapon: His assigned weapon is a tracking device that tells him the location of every other student. Despite having no offensive capabilities, it quickly turns out to be one of the most useful weapons distributed. \n* LoveConfession: [[spoiler:He admits this to Kayoko just before he dies, even calling her by her first name.]] \n* LoveHurts: [[spoiler:Doesn't get much more painful than having the girl you like shoot you when you've spent the whole Program looking for you so you could confess your love.]]\n* MartialPacifist: He doesn't like fighting, even when others are trying to kill him.\n* NiceGuy: Considering his skills, he likely would've made short work of his classmates were it not for his infallible moral code.\n* NoseTapping: In the manga, he does this when he's unsure (which is pretty often).\n* TechnicalPacifist: Subverted. He refuses to take a gun and is genuinely concerned with only using his martial arts in self-defense because he's afraid that if he gets seriously violent, he'll enjoy it.\n* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Hiroki is a performer who fights furiously to defend the girl he loves, while his opponent Kazuo is a technician who is all skill and no passion. [[spoiler: Hiroki wins, but Kazuo (who wears a bulletproof vest) then gives him a fatal wound.]] \n* TheQuietOne: He's not very chatty.\n* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: With Kayoko Kotohiki.]]\n\n\n!!Mitsuko Souma (Girl #11)\n\n->''"I just decided to take instead of being taken. Itís not a question of good or bad, wrong or right. Itís just what I want to do."''\n\nThe most feared girl in the whole school. Mitsuko lives in a cycle of abuse, having taken it as a child and now dishing it out; a life of physical and mental abuse has shaped Mitsuko into a FemmeFatale with the psyche of a vengeful child. She is the prettiest girl in her class, and often uses her adorable looks to take advantage of men. She leads a GirlPosse in school. When Mitsuko ends up in the Program, she becomes one of the most dangerous contestants. Out of the four "villains" in the game, she is the second most dangerous. \n\n* AbusiveParents: Mitsuko's mother, depending on the version, allowed three men to rape her in exchange for money (then tried to do it again), allowed a man to attempt to rape her in exchange for money (film), or did nothing to stop her husband from sexually abusing her (manga).\n* AlphaBitch: Though in this case, the "alpha" is a bit more traditional. She's pretty violent.\n* AmbiguouslyBi: She does mention that she might be "a bit of a dike". \n* {{Backstory}}: In the novel, we only see it after [[spoiler: she's gunned down by Kazuo, but in the manga and the film it's revealed beforehand]]. \n* BitchInSheepsClothing: Mitsuko can play the act of an innocent angel to a T. \n* BreakTheCutie: Before the book started Mitsuko wasn't always TheVamp, in fact [[spoiler: after being raped multiple times she pretty much loses it]]. \n* BrokenBird: And how. She's so broken that she's locked in her personal hell and doesn't want to be helped. \n* CreepyDoll: She had one in her childhood. It was given to her by her stepfather. Who abused her. The cutesy doll, which falls apart toward the end, ends up playing a part in her VillainousBreakdown.\n* DarkActionGirl: One of the top killers, only beaten by Kiriyama.\n* {{Delinquents}}: The leader of the girl gang at that. \n* {{Determinator}}: In all three versions she [[spoiler: continues to fight back against Kiriyama despite being injured by his bullets]].\n* DisappearedDad: In the novel and the Special Version release of the film.\n* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the film, she identifies herself to a frightened Megumi and the audience by shining a flashlight on her face and pulling out the world's most [[SlasherSmile eerie grin]]. \n* FemmeFatale: And ''how''! Or....so it seems.\n* FilleFatale: She's ''actually'' this, but is noted to be physically mature for her age. It gets used against men in her backstory, as a form of blackmail.\n* FreudianExcuse: In all three versions. See AbusiveParents.\n* {{Gainaxing}}: In the manga. The manga artist has obviously never heard of the DiscretionShot... \n* GirlPosse: She is the leader of a thugette trio who are feared by the other girls in the school.\n* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Her wickedly sharp harvesting sickle.\n* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: An extremely twisted example, but Mitsuko seems to believe this. She used this to fool Tadakatsu and get in the position to kill him.\n* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Pretends to be this. \n* IntimateHealing: In the manga only. In some twisted part of her mind, she thought this was what she was doing to poor Yuichiro. Keep in mind, this scene is ''only'' in the manga. The original one in the novel is more of a PetTheDog moment as Mitsuko gives Yuichiro a gentle kiss and then puts him out of his misery since Tadakatsu has already involuntarily wounded him fatally. \n* IronicDeath: [[spoiler:When Kiriyama kills her by blowing her whole face off, causing [[TheVamp her]] to die looking ugly]]. \n* LackOfEmpathy: She casually murders her victims, without showing any remorse. Subverted in the novel (and to a lesser extent in the manga) with [[spoiler:Yuichiro, her MoralityPet, the only character in the story she showed any humanity towards.]].\n* LetThemDieHappy: In the novel, towards [[spoiler:Yuichiro, her MoralityPet]]. She lies to him by saying that his friend [[spoiler:Tadakatsu]] (whom she killed) ran away after accidentally shooting him, making him believe that he's still alive. She also doesn't reveal to him that she manipulated them all along and gives him a sincere kiss just before killing him instantly with a gun so that her face is his last vision. While the narration doesn't explicitly say it, she had no other reasons than this trope to act like that.\n* MoralityPet: Yuichiro serves as this in the novel and manga. He was the only character in the story she showed any humanity towards. In the manga, this is done just to further illustrated how screwed up Mitsuko is.\n* MsFanservice: Mostly in the manga, since she's naked half the time. \n* NightmareFace: [[spoiler: There's a ''very'' disgusting panel illustrating her face after Kiriyama shoots her in the head.]] \n* RapeAsBackstory: The victim of an attempted rape (in the film), sexual abuse by her stepfather (in the manga), or raped by three men who paid her mother to, then by her teacher when she told him about it, ''then'' by her foster father after she accidentally killed her mother who tried to pimp her out again (in the novel).\n* RapeLeadsToInsanity: Being abused for several years has not done Mitsuko any favors in the sanity department.\n* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: Since she was very little, she's been using her body to get whatever she wants. In the novel at least, she only doing that after crossing the DespairEventHorizon.\n* ShesGotLegs: In the film she wears really short shorts for a time.\n* SinisterScythe: Her weapon.\n* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.heavyeggs.com/uploads/files/2010/November/11/f0c/109/480ccb001c67ee3288d742176d70c132e4/1289518096t-battle%20royale%20wrap.jpg Eep.]] \n* TheSociopath: Years of abuse have turned her into a remorseless killer who manipulates people into trusting her. She does have a few emotional attachments in the novel and manga versions, though. \n* TragicKeepsake: In the Manga? Her toy magic ring given to her by her father.\n* TheVamp: Pretty much how she gets through life, and the Program. However, her strategy [[spoiler: fails against [[EmptyShell Kiriyama]] and doesn't work well against Hiroki]].\n* VillainousBreakdown: Oh God, where do I '''start'''!?\n* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She may be depraved, but damn if her backstory wasn't tragic.\n[[/folder]]

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[[folder: Other Students in Shuya's class]]

!!Takako Chigusa (Girl #13)

-> ''"You said this was a game, right? Fine. I'll be your opponent. I won't lose against an asshole like you. I'll give everything I have to erase your existence. Got it? Do you understand? Or are you too stupid?"''

A loner but among the most beautiful girls in the school, she is Hiroki Sugimura's best friend and fierce supporter since childhood. Takako's nickname behind her back is "Robo-Bitch" because of her outwardly [[DefrostingIceQueen cold demeanor]]. Although she is proud, severe and quick to anger, she's unhappy being shunned by the other girls in her class. She is deeply in love with her only friend Hiroki, [[ObliviousToLove but he doesn't know]].

* ActionGirl: Does her best to avoid a fight, but once you make her mad...
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Likes Hiroki, but knows he likes someone else.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Which doubles as a DyingDeclarationOfLove.
* BettyAndVeronica: The "Veronica" to Kayoko Kotohiki's "Betty."
* CheshireCatGrin: During her fight with Niida.
* GroinAttack: How she saved herself from Niida.
* IceQueen: How most people see her.
* ShoutOut: Her given name is taken from long-time star of female Japanese ProfessionalWrestling Inoue Takako.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: She is girl # 13.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Hiroki.
* ZettaiRyouiki: In the manga.

!! Yukie Utsumi (Girl #2)

-> ''"Do you understand what I'm saying? Do you see why I had to save you, no matter what?"''

The female class president. She's an intelligent and caring girl, often a TeamMom to her friends, but bold and not afraid to speak her mind. Yukie has a massive crush on Shuya, and saves his life at one point. She gathers a large group around her during the Program and they take shelter in a lighthouse.

* AHouseDivided: She tries to keep the group together, but fails.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Likes Shuya, who falls for Noriko. She even has a moment in the manga where she hopes that Noriko doesn't like Shuya.
* ClassRepresentative: A strong leader in the class.
* FirstKiss: Actually the ''second'' one. [[spoiler:And the [[LastKiss last]] [[KissOfDeath one]] as well]].
* TheHero: [[FiveManBand Of the lighthouse girls' team]].
* KissOfDeath: [[spoiler:In the manga.]]
* LoveConfession: [[spoiler:To Shuya in the novel and manga.]]
* TeamMom: A shining example, but her one mistake was that she gathered a group too large.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With her friends.]]

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[[folder: Other Students in Shuya's class]]

!!Takako Chigusa (Girl #13)

-> ''"You said this was a game, right? Fine. I'll be your opponent. I won't lose against an asshole like you. I'll give everything I have to erase your existence. Got it? Do you understand? Or are you too stupid?"''

A loner but among the most beautiful girls in the school, she is Hiroki Sugimura's best friend and fierce supporter since childhood. Takako's nickname behind her back is "Robo-Bitch" because of her outwardly [[DefrostingIceQueen cold demeanor]]. Although she is proud, severe and quick to anger, she's unhappy being shunned by the other girls in her class. She is deeply in love with her only friend Hiroki, [[ObliviousToLove but he doesn't know]].

* ActionGirl: Does her best to avoid a fight, but once you make her mad...
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Likes Hiroki, but knows he likes someone else.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Which doubles as a DyingDeclarationOfLove.
* BettyAndVeronica: The "Veronica" to Kayoko Kotohiki's "Betty."
* CheshireCatGrin: During her fight with Niida.
* GroinAttack: How she saved herself from Niida.
* IceQueen: How most people see her.
* ShoutOut: Her given name is taken from long-time star of female Japanese ProfessionalWrestling Inoue Takako.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: She is girl # 13.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Hiroki.
* ZettaiRyouiki: In the manga.

!! Yukie Utsumi (Girl #2)

-> ''"Do you understand what I'm saying? Do you see why I had to save you, no matter what?"''

The female class president. She's an intelligent and caring girl, often a TeamMom to her friends, but bold and not afraid to speak her mind. Yukie has a massive crush on Shuya, and saves his life at one point. She gathers a large group around her during the Program and they take shelter in a lighthouse.

* AHouseDivided: She tries to keep the group together, but fails.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Likes Shuya, who falls for Noriko. She even has a moment in the manga where she hopes that Noriko doesn't like Shuya.
* ClassRepresentative: A strong leader in the class.
* FirstKiss: Actually the ''second'' one. [[spoiler:And the [[LastKiss last]] [[KissOfDeath one]] as well]].
* TheHero: [[FiveManBand Of the lighthouse girls' team]].
* KissOfDeath: [[spoiler:In the manga.]]
* LoveConfession: [[spoiler:To Shuya in the novel and manga.]]
* TeamMom: A shining example, but her one mistake was that she gathered a group too large.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With her friends.]]
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!! Hirono Shimizu (Girl #10)

-> ''"You're crazy, you know that, right? But a good crazy. I can relate to that."''

TheDragon of Mitsuko Souma's little gang, which consists of these two and Yoshimi Yahagi. Her main hobbies are both dealing and using drugs, fighting, shoplifting and bullying those weaker than her. Despite this, Hirono is opposed to the idea of killing her classmates.

* AllJustADream: Used for tragedy in the manga. [[spoiler:When Hirono is wounded and drowning in a well, she has a dream of climbing out of the well, suddenly restored to full health, and joining Shuya and Noriko in their escape from the island]].
* AlmostKiss: It looked exactly like she and Shuya were about to do that when Kaori began shooting.
* AlphaBitch: She's much more violent than would usually be expected from this trope.
* {{Delinquents}}: A part of Mitsuko's gang.
* DyingDream: [[spoiler:Hallucinates Shuya's group coming for her as she drowns.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She's one of Mitsuko's friends. a major bully to the other girls, and as mentioned below, kind of a Jerkass, but her internal monologue in the novel makes it clear that she finds killing her classmates to be going too far, and will only use lethal force in self defense if she absolutely has to.
* GoOutWithASmile: Used darkly in the manga. In the last panel of her DyingDream, she imagines herself to be reaching out to the heroes with a genuine, happy smile... [[spoiler:and then you turn the page to see her drowning face pulled back in a grotesque leer as she sinks into the well. It's one of the most disturbing images in the manga, even if you can stomach the high level of gore throughout most of the story.]]
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Appears to be about to make a HeelFaceTurn in the manga, but circumstances result in her dying instead.
* HopeSpot: Done three times in the manga, the last one right before [[spoiler:we find out it was all a hallucination and she was dying]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Hirono used to slash Megumi Etou's skirt with a razor and trip her in the stairs, provided Mitsuko with drugs (which she tested on Yoshimi), and didn't seem to be all that bothered about Yoshimi being used as a prostitute by Mitsuko.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Seems to have an interest in Shuya in the manga.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: In the manga, at least.
* WhenSheSmiles: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/battle_royale/c037/15.html Doesn't she look pretty?]] Sugimura commented on it as well.
* WhosLaughingNow: When she gets into a shootout with Kaori Minami, one of her former bullying victims. Interestingly, some of her remarks to Shuya show that she doesn't want to be shooting, and she explicitly states that Kaori [[TheDogShotFirst shot first]]. Even more interestingly, in the novel, she kills the person in question. However, the novel version of Hirono is more of a {{Jerkass}} than the other two, so...
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Cannot stand frogs. Fittingly, she is [[spoiler:killed by Toshinori Oda, who looks like a frog.]]

!! Yoshimi Yahagi (Girl #21)

-> ''"Thak you, Yoji. I was so happy being with you."''

The junior member of Mitsuko's gang and a hopelessly romantic girl. Yoshimi was exploited by Mitsuko, who even pimped her to strangers at one point. She is deeply in love with her boyfriend Yoji, even though she's still one of the thugettes.

* AlliterativeName: '''Y'''oshimi '''Y'''ahagi
* AlphaBitch: Like Hirono, Yoshimi is more of the "delinquent" type. In a flashback, she is seen robbing Kaori in school.
* BreakTheCutie: Poor, poor Yoshimi. Being prostituted to two strangers by her "friend" Mitsuko, who then made jokes about it.
* BrokenBird: She is described as "an abused bundle of low self-esteem."
* BrokenSmile: In the manga, [[spoiler:Yoji's death]] leaves her with a stunned half-smile for a couple of pages.
* {{Delinquents}}: She pulls something of a HeelFaceTurn before the book starts, though.

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[[folder:Yoji Kuramoto]]
!! Hirono Shimizu (Girl #10)

-> ''"You're crazy, you know that, right? But a good crazy. I can relate to that."''

TheDragon
Yoji Kuramoto (Boy #8)
The over-sensitive, surly boyfriend
of Mitsuko Souma's little gang, which consists of these two and Yoshimi Yahagi. Her main hobbies are both dealing and using drugs, fighting, shoplifting and bullying those weaker than her. Despite this, Hirono Yahagi.
* AffectionateNickname: Yoji
is opposed to the idea of killing her classmates.

* AllJustADream: Used for tragedy
called "Yō-chan" by Yoshimi in the manga. [[spoiler:When Hirono is wounded and drowning in a well, she has a dream of climbing out original Japanese text of the well, suddenly restored to full health, and joining Shuya and Noriko in their escape from the island]].
novel.
* AlmostKiss: It looked exactly like she and Shuya were about to do that when Kaori began shooting.
* AlphaBitch: She's much more violent than would usually be expected from this trope.
* {{Delinquents}}: A part of Mitsuko's gang.
* DyingDream: [[spoiler:Hallucinates Shuya's group coming for her as she drowns.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She's
FaceHeelTurn: Attempts one of Mitsuko's friends. a major bully to the other girls, and as mentioned below, kind of a Jerkass, but her internal monologue in the novel makes it clear that she finds killing her classmates to be going too far, and will only use lethal force in self defense if she absolutely has to.
* GoOutWithASmile: Used darkly in the manga. In the last panel of her DyingDream, she imagines herself to be reaching out to the heroes with a genuine, happy smile... [[spoiler:and then you turn the page to see her drowning face pulled back in a grotesque leer as she sinks into the well. It's one of the most disturbing images in the manga, even if you can stomach the high level of gore throughout most of the story.]]
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Appears to be about to make a HeelFaceTurn in the
manga, but circumstances result in her dying instead.
* HopeSpot: Done three times in the manga, the last one right before [[spoiler:we find out it was all a hallucination and she was dying]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Hirono used to slash Megumi Etou's skirt with a razor and trip her in the stairs, provided Mitsuko with drugs (which she tested on Yoshimi), and didn't seem to be all that bothered about
Yoshimi being used as a prostitute by Mitsuko.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Seems to have an interest in Shuya in the manga.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: In the manga, at least.
* WhenSheSmiles: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/battle_royale/c037/15.html Doesn't she look pretty?]] Sugimura commented on it as well.
* WhosLaughingNow: When she gets into a shootout with Kaori Minami, one of her former bullying victims. Interestingly, some of her remarks to Shuya show that she doesn't want to be shooting, and she explicitly states that Kaori [[TheDogShotFirst shot first]]. Even more interestingly, in the novel, she kills the person in question. However, the novel version of Hirono is more of a {{Jerkass}} than the other two, so...
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Cannot stand frogs. Fittingly, she is [[spoiler:killed by Toshinori Oda, who looks like a frog.]]

!! Yoshimi Yahagi (Girl #21)

-> ''"Thak you, Yoji. I was so happy being with you."''

The junior member of Mitsuko's gang and a hopelessly romantic girl. Yoshimi was exploited by Mitsuko, who even pimped her to strangers at one point. She is deeply in love with her boyfriend Yoji, even though she's still one of the thugettes.

* AlliterativeName: '''Y'''oshimi '''Y'''ahagi
* AlphaBitch: Like Hirono, Yoshimi is more of the "delinquent" type. In a flashback, she is seen robbing Kaori in school.
* BreakTheCutie: Poor, poor Yoshimi. Being prostituted to two strangers by her "friend" Mitsuko, who then made jokes about it.
* BrokenBird: She is described as "an abused bundle of low self-esteem."
* BrokenSmile: In the manga, [[spoiler:Yoji's death]] leaves her with a stunned half-smile for a couple of pages.
* {{Delinquents}}: She pulls something of a HeelFaceTurn before the book starts, though.
convinces him not to.



* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:By Mitsuko in the novel and manga.]]
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Of the "bad girl has to reform to get the guy" variety. Though she wasn't nearly as bad as Mitsuko and Hirono, and notes that she remained friends with both.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With her beloved Yoji in the film.]]


!! Yoji Kuramoto (Boy #8)

The over-sensitive, surly boyfriend of Yoshimi Yahagi.

* AffectionateNickname: Yoji is called "Yō-chan" by Yoshimi in the original Japanese text of the novel.
* FaceHeelTurn: Attempts one in the novel and manga, but Yoshimi convinces him not to.
* DemotedToExtra: In the film.




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[[folder:Hiroshi Kuronaga]]
!! Hiroshi Kuronaga (Boy #9)
The fat guy in the delinquent gang, who doesn't do much.
* {{Delinquents}}: Along with the rest of the gang.
* FatBastard: The most heavy set in Kiriyama's gang.
* MauveShirt: Doesn't get much development. Even in the novel, he's referred to as someone who just sort of hangs around the gang.
* PaperFanOfDoom: His "weapon" in the book.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He's already dead by the time Mitsuru arrives at the meeting spot.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ryuhei Sasagawa]]
!! Ryuhei Sasagawa (Boy #10)
The loudest member of the gang, although a cowardly bully. He is issued with the most powerful weapon in the Program: a machine gun.
* BerserkButton: In the manga, the sounds of Yoshio Akamatsu's handheld videogame are Ryuhei's BerserkButton.
* TheBrute: In Kazuo's FiveBadBand.
* TheBully: The one who picks on Akamatsu the most.
* BullyingADragon: He did this to Shogo Kawada in the locker rooms after he first came to the school. Nobody knew exactly what Shogo did to him, but Ryuhei was in tears and ran back to Kazuo, who didn't do anything.
** In the film, he actually points his SMG at ''Kiriyama's head''. He obviously didn't know just how dangerous he is; as one spit later to his head, his gun is taken and everyone at the meeting but Kiriyama dies.
* {{Delinquents}}: Even before joining Kiriyama's gang.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Ryuuhei" in the original Japanese.
* TooDumbToLive: The incident where he points his gun at Kiriyama in the film. He had no idea that Kiriyama joined Battle Royale ''voluntarily''.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He's already dead by the time Mitsuru gets to the meeting spot.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hiroki Sugimura]]
!!Hiroki Sugimura (Boy #11)
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-> ''"You were my rock. You made me what I am."''
The most quiet and reserved guy in Shuya's clique, although an incredibly powerful fighter. He is a martial arts expert but a GentleGiant pacifist who never fights unless he is forced to. Hiroki is very shy and reserved around girls, earning him Shinji's teasing, but has a near-obsessive love for his classmate Kayoko Kotohiki. In the Program, he refuses to join up with Shuya but instead sets off on a search for her.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Spends the game looking for both his childhood friend and his crush.
* BadassBookworm: He's one of the few that can stand up to [[ImplacableMan Kiriyama]] and is seen reading in the novel.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:In the manga and movie, Sugimura is the one who rescues Shuya from Kiriyama.]]
* BreakTheCutie: His best friend Takako Chigusa dies in his arms, and he spends the entire story searching for a girl to confess his love. Unfortunately, she [[spoiler:fatally shoots him by accident. They end up [[TogetherInDeath dying together, thanks to Mitsuko Souma]] in the film.]]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: To Kotohiki.
* CuteKitten: In the manga, this is how he and Kayoko Kotohiki had their first conversation.
* DemotedToExtra: In the film he gets much less of a focus.
* {{Determinator}}: He gets [[spoiler: stabbed by Mitsuko and wounded by Oda's bullets and still continues to fight Kiriyama]].
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: It happens to him in the manga.]]
* GentleGiant: He's the tallest in the class, yet he's a MartialPacifist.
* HopeSpot: His battle with Kazuo Kiriyama in the novel and manga.
* IgnoreTheFanService: He's the only guy besides Kiriyama that doesn't [[spoiler: completely fall for Mitsuko's tricks]]. Unlike Kiriyama, however, he's more visibly uncomfortable.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: His reaction to stray cats (and to Kayoko Kotohiki).
* LethalJokeWeapon: His assigned weapon is a tracking device that tells him the location of every other student. Despite having no offensive capabilities, it quickly turns out to be one of the most useful weapons distributed.
* LoveConfession: [[spoiler:He admits this to Kayoko just before he dies, even calling her by her first name.]]
* LoveHurts: [[spoiler:Doesn't get much more painful than having the girl you like shoot you when you've spent the whole Program looking for you so you could confess your love.]]
* MartialPacifist: He doesn't like fighting, even when others are trying to kill him.
* NiceGuy: Considering his skills, he likely would've made short work of his classmates were it not for his infallible moral code.
* NoseTapping: In the manga, he does this when he's unsure (which is pretty often).
* TechnicalPacifist: Subverted. He refuses to take a gun and is genuinely concerned with only using his martial arts in self-defense because he's afraid that if he gets seriously violent, he'll enjoy it.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Hiroki is a performer who fights furiously to defend the girl he loves, while his opponent Kazuo is a technician who is all skill and no passion. [[spoiler: Hiroki wins, but Kazuo (who wears a bulletproof vest) then gives him a fatal wound.]]
* TheQuietOne: He's not very chatty.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: With Kayoko Kotohiki.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yutaka Seto]]
!! Yutaka Seto (Boy #12)
-> ''"[[HoYay SHINJI, YOU'RE AWESOME]]"''
The male class clown and Shinji Mimura's loyal friend throughout his story arc. Yutaka admires Shinji to the point of HoYay, although his clumsiness ends up causing problems for them both.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Towards Izumi in the novel, Fumiyo in the manga.
* ButtMonkey: The class clown.
* GoOutWithASmile: In the manga. [[spoiler:Actually it's probably just about the least unpleasant death out of all the students. It was a clean kill and he doesn't even seem to have had time to notice the bullets.]]
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Platonically, but a flashback in the manga shows that this was Yutaka's reaction to Shinji befriending him.
* JokeWeapon: A fork. He tried to intimidate someone with said fork.
* PluckyComicRelief: Deconstructed over the course of Shinji's plot thread, as both characters come to seriously question what value Shinji can possibly find in Yutaka and why he keeps him around.
* RecklessSidekick: Deconstructed. Yutaka seriously wonders why Shinji hangs around him. Ironically, what forces him to confront Shinji about it is [[spoiler:recklessness on Shinji's part]].
* TenderTears: Chokes up whenever Shinji says something kind to him. The two of them being best friends, this happens so frequently that Yutaka jokes, "if you stick around with a crybaby like me you'll end up drowning before we escape."
* WhatTheHellHero: Yutaka actually does show some brass and call out Shinji for an action Yutaka considers heinous... [[spoiler:too bad it takes Shinji kinda-accidentally-kinda-not murdering Keita to push Yutaka to this point.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yuichiro Takiguchi]]













!! Tadakatsu Hatagami (Boy #18)

A sports jock who used to be best friends with Shuya and, in the Program, forms an OddCouple with Yuichiro (whom he bosses around). He is the more level-headed and suspicious of the two.

* BigGuyLittleGuy: The big guy to Yuichiro's little guy.

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[[folder:Sho Tsukioka]]
!! Tadakatsu Hatagami Sho Tsukioka (Boy #18)

A sports jock who used to be best friends with Shuya and,
#14)
-> ''"I have a name like a celebrity's, but I'm just a Plain Jane."''
The only openly gay student
in the Program, forms an OddCouple with Yuichiro (whom he bosses around). He is the more level-headed class, and suspicious a member of the two.

* BigGuyLittleGuy: The big guy
gang. His ultra-macho clique are obviously uncomfortable being around him, but Kazuo tolerates Sho due to Yuichiro's little guy.indifference.
* AndIMustScream: When [[spoiler: he realizes his whole head will explode in a few seconds]] all he can do is scream.
* BigNo: In the manga.
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:In the English adaptation of the manga, his file notes that he is "not to leave the island alive under any circumstances". WordOfGod also states that there are anti-homosexual laws in the Republic of Greater East Asia. ]]
* CampGay: Not so much in the novel and never mentioned in the film. But it's prominent in the manga, where he is depicted as slimy and leering with a pompadour haircut and uncontrollable giggling.
* {{Delinquents}}: Along with the rest of the gang.



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: See BuryYourGays, above. Even if he wins, he won't be allowed to leave.
* {{Gayngster}}: His aspiration.
* MachoCamp: Although Sho is stereotypical, he's also a tough member of Kiriyama's street gang who happens to be gay.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: when Kazuo tricks him]].
* OralFixation: Fond of licking cigarettes.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name With An Extra U]]: "Shou" in the original Japanese.
* StalkerWithACrush: To several men.
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler:The only student to fall victim to the danger zones, via ExplosiveLeash.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shuya Nanahara]]
!!Shuya Nanahara (Boy #15)
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-> ''"They got to you. Too late again! Dear god in heaven...do I get to save '''anyone?'''"''
The male protagonist of ''Battle Royale'', and an orphan. He has not been in the class for a long time. His father was killed for opposing the totalitarian government, and his mother died. Because of the latter, no one wanted to have Shuya so he ended up in an orphanage, where he grew up alongside his best friend Yoshitoki "Nobu". He is a very optimistic guy, and an aspiring rock musician (rock is outlawed). A WideEyedIdealist who tries to see the good sides in everyone, he makes friends easily and is [[GenreBlind quick to trust other people]].
* ActionSurvivor: Goes from unwilling to kill any of his classmates to [[spoiler:killing several soldiers in the novel]].
* ActualPacifist: Shuya really doesn't want to play the game. The few times he actually does kill it's either by accident or as a final resort. [[MartialPacifist This goes away in the sequel.]]
* AllLovingHero: The guy is so innocent and wonderful, he actually manages to convert several crazy or paranoid classmates by giving them emotional speeches (before [[KillEmAll they all die, anyway...]]).
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: He only seriously fights back against Kiriyama when he hurts Noriko.
* BreakTheCutie: Let's see: His mom abandoned him and dad committed suicide in the film.( In the book they die in a "car accident") His friend is killed before his eyes and he's lead to believe his foster mother has been raped. Has to witness and reluctantly be apart of the slaughter of his classmates. And even thought he escapes he's being hunted by the government. Sucks to be Shuya.
* ChickMagnet: Let's see, there's Noriko, Yukie, Yumiko, Yukiko, Megumi, Hirono (in the manga)...
* FirstPersonSmartass: To a certain extent in the novel. It's not really clear whose point of view we're seeing.
* GenreBlind: This is why he's an IdiotHero.
* HeartbrokenBadass: In the sequel. He's clearly taken the deaths of his classmates hard.
* TheHero: Our central protagonist.
* HeroicBSOD: He has several when he sees the corpses of his classmates and friends. Particularly in the manga, where finding [[spoiler:Shinji Mimura's body]] is enough to almost make him give up.
* [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me!]]: He reacts like this to Noriko.
* IdiotHero: He and Kawada frequently butt heads on what to do.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: No matter how many times he's shown that kids will kill him and Noriko he still thinks he can rally the remaining to escape and fight back.
* JokeWeapon: A pot lid in the film. Considering how much of a pacifist he is, it doesn't make much of a difference. Subverted, at least in a defensive way, when he uses it as a shield from Oki's hatchet.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: In the manga, with his mullet. Shuya in the movie looks more like an average, dumpy teenage boy.
* LuckySeven: His last name starts with the [[SevenIsNana kanji character for seven]].
* NiceGuy: ''Especially'' in the manga, but in all three versions, he goes out of his way -- [[IdiotHero stupidly, at times]] -- to avoid violence.
* ObliviousToLove: He doesn't seem to notice how several girls in class are interested in him.
* ParentalAbandonment: Depending on the version, his mother might have walked out on the family and his father committed suicide (film), his father might have been killed and his mother died of illness (manga), or both parents might have died in a "car accident" (novel).
* ThePowerOfRock: How Shuya changed from a straight-laced sports player to a rebellious rock fan.
* PowerTrio: With Noriko and Shogo.
* ThePollyanna: Sneeringly [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Shogo, who calls him "Pollyanna with a penis".
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name With An Extra U]]: In the original Japanese.
* ThePowerofFriendship: In the manga this is how he talks Yoshio out of killing him. Seriously.
* TookALevelInBadass / NeutralNoLonger: Shuya's pacifism gets thrown to the waste-side [[spoiler: in the sequel]].
* WideEyedIdealist: Shuya is... very naive.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kazushi Niida]]
!! Kazushi Niida (Boy #16)
-> ''"I decided this is a game. So I'm not going to pull any punches."''
A football player and JerkJock extraordinaire. He is mostly known for his attack on Takako Chigusa, which didn't end well.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted in the manga. He has an even more hideous personality, and his physical appearance matches up.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the manga. The novel or the movie version is far from being a saint, but at least he didn't want to kill Yoshio Akamatsu (it was self-defense in the movie, an accident in the novel). In the manga, it wasn't self defense and he even gloats that he killed him.
* EyeScream: One of the several things that happen to him.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: To Takako Chigusa.
* GroinAttack: Suffers this at the hands of Chigusa. In the Novel and Manga, she stomps on them so hard one of his testicles gets crushed. In the film, she stabs him there, '''twice.'''
* JerkJock: One of the class athletes and a major jerk.
* ARealManIsAKiller: In the manga, he literally gets off on the fact that he killed Yoshio This is contrasted in the other two as the reality of the game doesn't set in until he accidentally killed Yoshio in self defense.
* MustNotDieAVirgin: Goes badly for him.
* RedRightHand: He is described as a handsome boy whose only visible flaw is his crooked teeth.
* StalkerWithACrush: He spread rumors in school that he and Chigusa were dating.
* ToothyIssue: The novel describes him as a handsome boy with bad teeth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mitsuru Numai]]
!! Mitsuru Numai (Boy #17)
-> ''"He taught me to be careful what I wish for...I just might get it. Oh, I get it all right."''
The actual leader of the "Kiriyama Family" and the original tough guy of the school. Although a schoolyard bully and a teenage delinquent, he has a conscience and says he was never needlessly cruel. Mitsuru was the one who first encountered Kazuo Kiriyama and turned him from a quiet, well-behaved model student into a feared "hard case."
* BerserkerTears: When he discovers [[spoiler:that Kazuo killed the other gang members.]]
* {{Delinquents}}: He leads a gang of them.
* DistaffCounterpart: Somewhat to Hirono Shimizu.
* DumbMuscle: Not the brightest bulb in the box.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He may be a thug, but he refuses to "play" the game and hopes that Kiriyama will find a way to help all the gang to escape the Program.
* FreudianExcuse: In the manga, his parents were abusive alcoholics.
* RescueRomance: Not quite [[HoYay romance]], but he does serve Kiriyama after he saves him from bullies.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Despite the fact that [[spoiler: Kiriyama obviously killed the rest of the gang]], he still refuses to believe it.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: In the novel and manga, he bullies kids just to prove he's tough.
* TheManBehindTheMan: To Kazuo. An unconventional example, since [[spoiler:Kazuo, the gang's figurehead leader, kills Mitsuru.]]
* OhCrap: Upon realizing exactly how "hard" Kazuo is.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tadakatsu Hatagami]]
!! Tadakatsu Hatagami (Boy #18)
A sports jock who used to be best friends with Shuya and, in the Program, forms an OddCouple with Yuichiro (whom he bosses around). He is the more level-headed and suspicious of the two.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The big guy to Yuichiro's little guy.
* DemotedToExtra: In the film.




!! Yutaka Seto (Boy #12)

-> ''"[[HoYay SHINJI, YOU'RE AWESOME]]"''

The male class clown and Shinji Mimura's loyal friend throughout his story arc. Yutaka admires Shinji to the point of HoYay, although his clumsiness ends up causing problems for them both.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Towards Izumi in the novel, Fumiyo in the manga.
* ButtMonkey: The class clown.
* GoOutWithASmile: In the manga. [[spoiler:Actually it's probably just about the least unpleasant death out of all the students. It was a clean kill and he doesn't even seem to have had time to notice the bullets.]]
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Platonically, but a flashback in the manga shows that this was Yutaka's reaction to Shinji befriending him.
* JokeWeapon: A fork. He tried to intimidate someone with said fork.
* PluckyComicRelief: Deconstructed over the course of Shinji's plot thread, as both characters come to seriously question what value Shinji can possibly find in Yutaka and why he keeps him around.
* RecklessSidekick: Deconstructed. Yutaka seriously wonders why Shinji hangs around him. Ironically, what forces him to confront Shinji about it is [[spoiler:recklessness on Shinji's part]].
* TenderTears: Chokes up whenever Shinji says something kind to him. The two of them being best friends, this happens so frequently that Yutaka jokes, "if you stick around with a crybaby like me you'll end up drowning before we escape."
* WhatTheHellHero: Yutaka actually does show some brass and call out Shinji for an action Yutaka considers heinous... [[spoiler:too bad it takes Shinji kinda-accidentally-kinda-not murdering Keita to push Yutaka to this point.]]


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[[folder:Shinji Mimura]]
!!Shinji Mimura (Boy #19)
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-> ''"You know it, I'm the man."''
The most popular guy in the class; a star athlete, ladies' man and very intelligent. This makes him a MartyStu, which the author acknowledges was done to conceal that Shinji is in fact a DecoyProtagonist. He is good friends with Shuya and the "leader" of their clique, which also contains Yoshitoki,
Yutaka Seto (Boy #12)

-> ''"[[HoYay SHINJI, YOU'RE AWESOME]]"''

The male class clown
and Hiroki. More importantly, Shinji Mimura's loyal friend throughout was raised by an uncle who is a political enemy of the fascist government. As a result, he has computer hacking skills and knows much more about the inner workings of the police state than his story arc. Yutaka admires Shinji classmates, which comes in very handy when he manages to smuggle a laptop into the point of HoYay, although his clumsiness ends up causing problems for them both.

Program.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Towards Izumi AdaptationExpansion: His role in the novel, Fumiyo film is expanded.
* ChickMagnet: In his introduction
in the manga.
manga, he wonders if he has enough condoms on him to screw the entire crowd of fangirls.
* ButtMonkey: The class clown.
TheCracker: Comes close to hacking the database.
* GoOutWithASmile: DeadpanSnarker: In the manga. [[spoiler:Actually flashback when three guys try to rob him. "Cash-flow problems? That it? Well, good news, gentlemen. There's a new craze sweeping the streets...it's probably just about called 'employment.'"
* {{Determinator}}: See DuctTapeForEverything for a prime example
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: In
the least unpleasant death out of all film, in retribution for Kazuo killing his friends, Shinji sets off the students. It was a clean kill and bomb he doesn't even seem to have had time to notice the bullets.created, blinding Kazuo.]]
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Platonically, but DuctTapeForEverything: [[spoiler: After a flashback in the manga shows that bullet slices his stomach open, causing his intestines to begin spilling out, he uses this was Yutaka's reaction to hold them in.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Shou Tsukioka has a [[HoYay major crush]] on Shinji.
* MrFanservice: A very good looking guy.
* GeniusBruiser: Slightly subverted because his grades in subjects other than Math and English were bad.
* HandsomeLech: He's... slept around.
* HeroicBSOD: Has a brief one when he [[spoiler: accidentally kills Keita Iijima, as he [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace had only intended to scare him off]] with a warning shot. Yutaka [[WhatTheHellHero pretty much snaps and calls him out for it]], even going so far as to accusing
Shinji befriending him.
of playing. Thankfully for Shinji, Yutaka remains by his side, after realizing that Shinji had stuck by him despite all of ''his'' screw-ups.]]
* JokeWeapon: A fork. He tried PlayfulHacker: Though the situation where we see him hacking is far from "playful".
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:And a completely pointless one. ]]
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:He dies around the half-point of the novel.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: While his attempt
to intimidate someone [[TakingYouWithMe take Kiriyama with said fork.
* PluckyComicRelief: Deconstructed over the course of
him]] failed, Shinji's plot thread, as both characters come explosion does blind him in the film.]]
* StayFrosty: His catchphrase in the manga.
* SupportingProtagonist: Especially in the film. While his classmates are trying
to seriously question what value kill one another or survive, Shinji can is comes up with a plan to escape the game. And it almost works [[spoiler: had it not been for Kiriyama.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:He attempts to do this against Kazuo Kiriyama after he's been wounded mortally. Needless to say, it failed, though in the film he did succeed in [[SpannerInTheWorks blinding him with the blast]] so Shogo could finish the job]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Though some of it may be due to his uncle guiding him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kyoichi Motobuchi]]
!! Kyoichi Motobuchi (Boy #20)
-> ''"M-my father is a director of environmental affairs in the prefectural government. How could the class I'm in be selected for th-the Program?..."''
The male class president and a nerdy model student. He takes pride in being the second best student (after Kazuo Kiriyama) and in the fact that his father is a high-ranking government official.
* AxCrazy: Becomes this fairly quickly.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Could have been this as the only thing he talks about is how his father, a government official, didn't take faggots for "the big man".
* NerdGlasses: Very nerdy glasses.
* SanitySlippage: Kyoichi's mental derailment begins when he is told that it doesn't matter two shits what his dad's position is, he's still going in the Program.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Kyouichi" in the original Japanese.
* WellDoneSonGuy: His motivation.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kazuhiko Yamamoto]]
!! Kazuhiko Yamamoto (Boy #21)
-> ''"Even if I were to survive, I couldn't stand being without you. Don't leave me alone."''
Sakura's long-term boyfriend who is deeply in love with her. Their relationship is the closest in the class.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: With Sakura in the manga and novel. In the film, it seemed to have more to do with their refusal to participate. Almost amusingly, it looks almost like [[spoiler:Sakura actually ''dragged'' him off the cliff.]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Sakura.]]
[[/folder]]

!!Female Students

[[folder:Mizuho Inada]]
!!Mizuho Inada (Girl #1)
The weirdest person in the class, who spends a lot of time in a fantasy world and is
possibly find in Yutaka and why he keeps him around.
* RecklessSidekick: Deconstructed. Yutaka seriously wonders why Shinji hangs
schizophrenic. Her friends don't seem to be entirely comfortable around him. Ironically, her. During the Program, her weirdness degenerates into complete insanity.
* ActionSurvivor: [[spoiler:While she doesn't survive, she manages to make the top five in the novel and is the last non-main student alive.]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: In the novel; she thinks she and Kaori are space warriors sent to Earth to cleanse it of evil (such as Kiriyama). Some fanfics elevate her into CrazyAwesome, for whatever the reason. This is omitted from the film.
* FanDisservice: In the manga, she shows up for her final scene wearing only her underwear, apparently as part of her ritualistic throes of madness. The reader is pretty much railroaded into assessing her sexually, but considering she's gone completely bonkers by this point, it's not exactly titillating.
* OffhandBackhand: [[spoiler:How she's killed by Kazuo in the novel.]]
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Her whole perspective in the novel just shows her mental state.
* SanitySlippage: Though it's implied she was slightly nutty beforehand; her pregame student profile explicitly identifies her as schizophrenic. From the manga: In her personal file, Kamon describes her with two words: "A loon."
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Her chapter in the novel is only three pages long.
* {{Zoroastrianism}}: Prays to Ahura Mazda at one point.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yukie Utsumi]]
!!Yukie Utsumi (Girl #2)
-> ''"Do you understand
what forces him I'm saying? Do you see why I had to confront Shinji about it is [[spoiler:recklessness on Shinji's part]].
* TenderTears: Chokes up whenever Shinji says something kind to him.
save you, no matter what?"''
The two of them being best female class president. She's an intelligent and caring girl, often a TeamMom to her friends, this happens so frequently that Yutaka jokes, "if you stick but bold and not afraid to speak her mind. Yukie has a massive crush on Shuya, and saves his life at one point. She gathers a large group around her during the Program and they take shelter in a lighthouse.
* AHouseDivided: She tries to keep the group together, but fails.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Likes Shuya, who falls for Noriko. She even has a moment in the manga where she hopes that Noriko doesn't like Shuya.
* ClassRepresentative: A strong leader in the class.
* FirstKiss: Actually the ''second'' one. [[spoiler:And the [[LastKiss last]] [[KissOfDeath one]] as well]].
* TheHero: [[FiveManBand Of the lighthouse girls' team]].
* KissOfDeath: [[spoiler:In the manga.]]
* LoveConfession: [[spoiler:To Shuya in the novel and manga.]]
* TeamMom: A shining example, but her one mistake was that she gathered a group too large.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With her friends.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Megumi Eto]]
!! Megumi Eto (Girl #3)
A sensitive girl
with a crybaby like me you'll end up drowning before we escape."
* WhatTheHellHero: Yutaka
crush on Shuya (Shinji in the movie), who is absolutely paralyzed with terror when thrown into the battle. Megumi is one of the "daydreamers" (along with Mizuho and Kaori), and the only one of them who is actually does show sane.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Has a crush on Shuya in the novel, Mimura in the film.
* CameraFiend: In the movie.
* NiceGirl: Probably the nicest out of her friends.
* IMissMom: Spends quite a bit of time thinking about her family before Mitsuko shows up.
* MauveShirt: She gets a few sentences of dialogue before [[spoiler: Mitsuko kills her]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Etou" in the original Japanese.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sakura Ogawa]]
!! Sakura Ogawa (Girl #4)
-> ''"Even if by
some brass miracle one of us could go back, we still wouldn't be together. Even if ... even if I were to survive ... I couldn't bear being without you."''
One of the most attractive girls in the class,
and call out Shinji Kazuhiko Yamamoto's long-term girlfriend.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: With Kazuhiko in the manga and novel. In the film it seemed to have more to do with their refusal to participate. In a rather cruel instance of irony, the students approaching them were the Lighthouse Girls, who had no intention of doing them harm.
* CherryBlossomGirl: Her name is Sakura.
* DisappearedDad: Her father was killed by the police when she was a child
for an action Yutaka considers heinous... [[spoiler:too bad it takes Shinji kinda-accidentally-kinda-not murdering Keita anti-government activities.
* FourIsDeath: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment She's Girl # 4]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Kazuhiko.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Izumi Kanai]]
!! Izumi Kanai (Girl #5)
* MauveShirt: Any notes on her character occur [[spoiler:''after'' she's been killed in the novel.]] In the movie and manga, at least she has a few lines, though in the latter case, it's in a flashback..
* {{Ojou}}: In fact, if not in character. Her dad's a town representative.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In the novel and Japanese manga, Izumi was in the wrong place at the wrong time. In the English manga, Ryuhei and Hiroshi dragged her there
to push Yutaka to this point.]]

be raped. In the film, she's actually part of the gang and the only girl in the group.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She doesn't last long in any version.
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[[folder:Yukiko Kitano]]













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[[folder:Yumiko Kusaka]]













!! Mitsuru Numai (Boy #17)

-> ''"He taught me to be careful what I wish for...I just might get it. Oh, I get it all right."''

The actual leader of the "Kiriyama Family" and the original tough guy of the school. Although a schoolyard bully and a teenage delinquent, he has a conscience and says he was never needlessly cruel. Mitsuru was the one who first encountered Kazuo Kiriyama and turned him from a quiet, well-behaved model student into a feared "hard case."

* BerserkerTears: When he discovers [[spoiler:that Kazuo killed the other gang members.]]
* {{Delinquents}}: He leads a gang of them.
* DistaffCounterpart: Somewhat to Hirono Shimizu.
* DumbMuscle: Not the brightest bulb in the box.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He may be a thug, but he refuses to "play" the game and hopes that Kiriyama will find a way to help all the gang to escape the Program.
* FreudianExcuse: In the manga, his parents were abusive alcoholics.
* RescueRomance: Not quite [[HoYay romance]], but he does serve Kiriyama after he saves him from bullies.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Despite the fact that [[spoiler: Kiriyama obviously killed the rest of the gang]], he still refuses to believe it.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: In the novel and manga, he bullies kids just to prove he's tough.
* TheManBehindTheMan: To Kazuo. An unconventional example, since [[spoiler:Kazuo, the gang's figurehead leader, kills Mitsuru.]]
* OhCrap: Upon realizing exactly how "hard" Kazuo is.


!! Ryuhei Sasagawa (Boy #10)

The loudest member of the gang, although a cowardly bully. He is issued with the most powerful weapon in the Program: a machine gun.

* BerserkButton: In the manga, the sounds of Yoshio Akamatsu's handheld videogame are Ryuhei's BerserkButton.
* TheBrute: In Kazuo's FiveBadBand.
* TheBully: The one who picks on Akamatsu the most.
* BullyingADragon: He did this to Shogo Kawada in the locker rooms after he first came to the school. Nobody knew exactly what Shogo did to him, but Ryuhei was in tears and ran back to Kazuo, who didn't do anything.
** In the film, he actually points his SMG at ''Kiriyama's head''. He obviously didn't know just how dangerous he is; as one spit later to his head, his gun is taken and everyone at the meeting but Kiriyama dies.
* {{Delinquents}}: Even before joining Kiriyama's gang.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Ryuuhei" in the original Japanese.
* TooDumbToLive: The incident where he points his gun at Kiriyama in the film. He had no idea that Kiriyama joined Battle Royale ''voluntarily''.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He's already dead by the time Mitsuru gets to the meeting spot.


!! Hiroshi Kuronaga (Boy #9)

The fat guy in the delinquent gang, who doesn't do much.

* {{Delinquents}}: Along with the rest of the gang.
* FatBastard: The most heavy set in Kiriyama's gang.
* MauveShirt: Doesn't get much development. Even in the novel, he's referred to as someone who just sort of hangs around the gang.
* PaperFanOfDoom: His "weapon" in the book.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He's already dead by the time Mitsuru arrives at the meeting spot.

!! Sho Tsukioka (Boy #14)

-> ''"I have a name like a celebrity's, but I'm just a Plain Jane."''

The only openly gay student in the class, and a member of the gang. His ultra-macho clique are obviously uncomfortable being around him, but Kazuo tolerates Sho due to indifference.

* AndIMustScream: When [[spoiler: he realizes his whole head will explode in a few seconds]] all he can do is scream.
* BigNo: In the manga.
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:In the English adaptation of the manga, his file notes that he is "not to leave the island alive under any circumstances". WordOfGod also states that there are anti-homosexual laws in the Republic of Greater East Asia. ]]
* CampGay: Not so much in the novel and never mentioned in the film. But it's prominent in the manga, where he is depicted as slimy and leering with a pompadour haircut and uncontrollable giggling.
* {{Delinquents}}: Along with the rest of the gang.
* DemotedToExtra: In the film.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: See BuryYourGays, above. Even if he wins, he won't be allowed to leave.
* {{Gayngster}}: His aspiration.
* MachoCamp: Although Sho is stereotypical, he's also a tough member of Kiriyama's street gang who happens to be gay.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: when Kazuo tricks him]].
* OralFixation: Fond of licking cigarettes.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name With An Extra U]]: "Shou" in the original Japanese.
* StalkerWithACrush: To several men.
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler:The only student to fall victim to the danger zones, via ExplosiveLeash.]]

!!Yoshio Akamatsu (Boy #1)

An overweight outcast who was the bullying victim of the class thugs. Despite being a nice, awkward and harmless guy in his real life, the Program derails him into a frightened, psychotic killer.

* AxCrazy: He eventually becomes like this when he snaps from the fear and imagines those who bullied him will try to kill him. In the manga, Shuya almost manages to bring him back to senses, but then the reality of his killing Mayumi sets in.
* ButtMonkey: Picked on by Kiriyama's gang.
* ChewToy: In his class, especially to the bullies like Ryuhei.
* GentleGiant: In the manga, Shuya calls him "gigantor".
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He got killed by his own crossbow.
* {{Otaku}}: Possibly. He's seen playing a video game on the bus.
* TooDumbToLive: He's so pathetic that Shuya knocks him down by ''throwing'' an arrow (a flashlight in the film) at him.

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\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kayoko Kotohiki]]
!! Mitsuru Numai (Boy #17)

Kayoko Kotohiki (Girl #8)
-> ''"He taught me to be careful what I wish for...I just might get it. Oh, I get it all right."''

''"Ta-dah! The actual leader of the "Kiriyama Family" one and the original tough guy of the school. only ki master, Kayoko Kotohiki!"''
A playful, dreamy and energetic girl who is Hiroki Sugimura's love interest (although she doesn't find out until very late). She is a waitress at a bar, and participates in unusual activities like tea ceremonies and flower-arranging.
* ActionSurvivor:
Although [[spoiler:she doesn't survive the Game]], it's worth noting that she manages to survive a schoolyard bully and long time all by herself, before reuniting with [[spoiler:Hiroki]].
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the manga, along with her AscendedExtra status. While far from being
a teenage delinquent, he has a conscience and says villain in the novel or the movie, she still [[spoiler:shot Sugimura when she thought he was never needlessly cruel. Mitsuru was "playing" and wanted to kill her]]. In the one who first encountered Kazuo manga, she trusts him enough to [[spoiler:not shoot him]].
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''ayoko '''K'''otohiki.
* AscendedExtra: In the novel she only gets a few pages, and a few minutes in the movie, but in the manga she has two whole volumes dedicated to her and Hiroki's storyline.
* BettyAndVeronica: The "Betty" to Takako Chigusa's "Veronica".
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Manga version. Talking about ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' in the middle of murder game...
* CuteKitten: Has a number of cats at home.
* GenkiGirl: In the manga.
* GoThroughMe: [[spoiler: Happens rather tragically in the manga, when she refuses to leave Hiroki's side as
Kiriyama and turned him from a quiet, well-behaved model student into a feared "hard case."

* BerserkerTears: When he discovers [[spoiler:that Kazuo killed the other gang members.
closes in.]]
* {{Delinquents}}: He leads a gang of them.
* DistaffCounterpart: Somewhat to Hirono Shimizu.
* DumbMuscle: Not the brightest bulb in the box.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He may be a thug, but he refuses to "play" the game
HugeGuyTinyGirl: How she and hopes that Kiriyama will find a way to help all the gang to escape the Program.
* FreudianExcuse:
Hiroki Sugimura would have ended up [[spoiler:had they both survived. In the manga, his parents were abusive alcoholics.
* RescueRomance: Not quite [[HoYay romance]], but he does serve Kiriyama after he saves him from bullies.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Despite the fact that [[spoiler: Kiriyama obviously killed the rest of the gang]], he still refuses
they get to believe it.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: In the novel and manga, he bullies kids just to prove he's tough.
* TheManBehindTheMan: To Kazuo. An unconventional example, since [[spoiler:Kazuo, the gang's figurehead leader, kills Mitsuru.
at least team up briefly.]]
* OhCrap: Upon realizing exactly how "hard" Kazuo is.


!! Ryuhei Sasagawa (Boy #10)

The loudest member of the gang, although a cowardly bully. He is issued with the most powerful weapon in the Program: a machine gun.

* BerserkButton:
ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: In the manga, manga.
--> '''Kayoko''': ''"I am just a little troll compared to Takako!"''
* {{Irony}}: She runs into a wounded Hiroki toward
the sounds of Yoshio Akamatsu's handheld videogame are Ryuhei's BerserkButton.end, and since he had been fighting [[spoiler:Kiriyama]], she assumes he's playing and [[spoiler:shoots him]]. He wasn't. [[spoiler:He'd been searching for her to confess his love and take her with him to meet up with Shuya's group so they could escape.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Her personality.
* OddCouple: Her and Hiroki.
* PuppyDogEyes: She's very good at this.
* MustMakeAmends: And fails.

* TheBrute: TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Hiroki. In Kazuo's FiveBadBand.
* TheBully: The one who picks on Akamatsu the most.
* BullyingADragon: He did this to Shogo Kawada in the locker rooms after he first came to the school. Nobody knew exactly what Shogo did to him, but Ryuhei was in tears and ran back to Kazuo, who didn't do anything.
** In the film, he actually points his SMG at ''Kiriyama's head''. He obviously didn't know just how dangerous he is; as one spit later to his head, his gun is taken and everyone at the meeting but Kiriyama dies.
* {{Delinquents}}: Even before joining Kiriyama's gang.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Ryuuhei" in the original Japanese.
* TooDumbToLive: The incident where he points his gun at Kiriyama in the film. He had no idea that Kiriyama joined Battle Royale ''voluntarily''.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He's already dead by the time Mitsuru gets to the meeting spot.


!! Hiroshi Kuronaga (Boy #9)

The fat guy in the delinquent gang, who doesn't do much.

* {{Delinquents}}: Along with the rest of the gang.
* FatBastard: The most heavy set in Kiriyama's gang.
* MauveShirt: Doesn't get much development. Even in
the novel, he's referred she even vows to as someone who just sort of hangs around the gang.
* PaperFanOfDoom: His "weapon" in the book.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He's already dead by the time Mitsuru arrives at the meeting spot.

!! Sho Tsukioka (Boy #14)

-> ''"I have a name like a celebrity's, but I'm just a Plain Jane."''

The only openly gay student in the class, and a member of the gang. His ultra-macho clique are obviously uncomfortable being around him, but Kazuo tolerates Sho due to indifference.

* AndIMustScream: When [[spoiler: he realizes his whole head will explode in a few seconds]] all he can do is scream.
* BigNo: In the manga.
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:In the English adaptation of the manga, his file notes that he is "not to leave the island alive under any circumstances". WordOfGod also states that there are anti-homosexual laws in the Republic of Greater East Asia. ]]
* CampGay: Not so much in the novel and never mentioned in the film. But it's prominent in the manga, where he is depicted as slimy and leering
die with a pompadour haircut and uncontrollable giggling.
* {{Delinquents}}: Along with the rest of the gang.
* DemotedToExtra: In the film.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: See BuryYourGays, above. Even if he wins, he won't be allowed to leave.
* {{Gayngster}}: His aspiration.
* MachoCamp: Although Sho is stereotypical, he's also a tough member of Kiriyama's street gang who happens to be gay.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: when Kazuo tricks him]].
* OralFixation: Fond of licking cigarettes.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name With An Extra U]]: "Shou" in the original Japanese.
* StalkerWithACrush: To several men.
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler:The only student to fall victim to the danger zones, via ExplosiveLeash.]]

!!Yoshio Akamatsu (Boy #1)

An overweight outcast who was the bullying victim of the class thugs. Despite being a nice, awkward and harmless guy in his real life, the Program derails
him into a frightened, psychotic killer.

* AxCrazy: He eventually becomes like this when he snaps from the fear and imagines those who bullied him will try to kill him. In the manga, Shuya almost manages to bring him back to senses, but then the reality of his
as penance for accidentally killing Mayumi sets in.
* ButtMonkey: Picked on by Kiriyama's gang.
* ChewToy: In his class, especially
him. Mitsuko sees to the bullies like Ryuhei.
* GentleGiant: In the manga, Shuya calls him "gigantor".
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He got killed by his own crossbow.
* {{Otaku}}: Possibly. He's seen playing a video game on the bus.
* TooDumbToLive: He's so pathetic that Shuya knocks him down by ''throwing'' an arrow (a flashlight in the film) at him.
that.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yuko Sakaki]]










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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hirono Shimizu]]
!! Hirono Shimizu (Girl #10)
-> ''"You're crazy, you know that, right? But a good crazy. I can relate to that."''
TheDragon of Mitsuko Souma's little gang, which consists of these two and Yoshimi Yahagi. Her main hobbies are both dealing and using drugs, fighting, shoplifting and bullying those weaker than her. Despite this, Hirono is opposed to the idea of killing her classmates.
* AllJustADream: Used for tragedy in the manga. [[spoiler:When Hirono is wounded and drowning in a well, she has a dream of climbing out of the well, suddenly restored to full health, and joining Shuya and Noriko in their escape from the island]].
* AlmostKiss: It looked exactly like she and Shuya were about to do that when Kaori began shooting.
* AlphaBitch: She's much more violent than would usually be expected from this trope.
* {{Delinquents}}: A part of Mitsuko's gang.
* DyingDream: [[spoiler:Hallucinates Shuya's group coming for her as she drowns.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She's one of Mitsuko's friends. a major bully to the other girls, and as mentioned below, kind of a Jerkass, but her internal monologue in the novel makes it clear that she finds killing her classmates to be going too far, and will only use lethal force in self defense if she absolutely has to.
* GoOutWithASmile: Used darkly in the manga. In the last panel of her DyingDream, she imagines herself to be reaching out to the heroes with a genuine, happy smile... [[spoiler:and then you turn the page to see her drowning face pulled back in a grotesque leer as she sinks into the well. It's one of the most disturbing images in the manga, even if you can stomach the high level of gore throughout most of the story.]]
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Appears to be about to make a HeelFaceTurn in the manga, but circumstances result in her dying instead.
* HopeSpot: Done three times in the manga, the last one right before [[spoiler:we find out it was all a hallucination and she was dying]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Hirono used to slash Megumi Etou's skirt with a razor and trip her in the stairs, provided Mitsuko with drugs (which she tested on Yoshimi), and didn't seem to be all that bothered about Yoshimi being used as a prostitute by Mitsuko.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Seems to have an interest in Shuya in the manga.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: In the manga, at least.
* WhenSheSmiles: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/battle_royale/c037/15.html Doesn't she look pretty?]] Sugimura commented on it as well.
* WhosLaughingNow: When she gets into a shootout with Kaori Minami, one of her former bullying victims. Interestingly, some of her remarks to Shuya show that she doesn't want to be shooting, and she explicitly states that Kaori [[TheDogShotFirst shot first]]. Even more interestingly, in the novel, she kills the person in question. However, the novel version of Hirono is more of a {{Jerkass}} than the other two, so...
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Cannot stand frogs. Fittingly, she is [[spoiler:killed by Toshinori Oda, who looks like a frog.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mitsuko Souma]]
!!Mitsuko Souma (Girl #11)
->''"I just decided to take instead of being taken. Itís not a question of good or bad, wrong or right. Itís just what I want to do."''
The most feared girl in the whole school. Mitsuko lives in a cycle of abuse, having taken it as a child and now dishing it out; a life of physical and mental abuse has shaped Mitsuko into a FemmeFatale with the psyche of a vengeful child. She is the prettiest girl in her class, and often uses her adorable looks to take advantage of men. She leads a GirlPosse in school. When Mitsuko ends up in the Program, she becomes one of the most dangerous contestants. Out of the four "villains" in the game, she is the second most dangerous.
* AbusiveParents: Mitsuko's mother, depending on the version, allowed three men to rape her in exchange for money (then tried to do it again), allowed a man to attempt to rape her in exchange for money (film), or did nothing to stop her husband from sexually abusing her (manga).
* AlphaBitch: Though in this case, the "alpha" is a bit more traditional. She's pretty violent.
* AmbiguouslyBi: She does mention that she might be "a bit of a dike".
* {{Backstory}}: In the novel, we only see it after [[spoiler: she's gunned down by Kazuo, but in the manga and the film it's revealed beforehand]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Mitsuko can play the act of an innocent angel to a T.
* BreakTheCutie: Before the book started Mitsuko wasn't always TheVamp, in fact [[spoiler: after being raped multiple times she pretty much loses it]].
* BrokenBird: And how. She's so broken that she's locked in her personal hell and doesn't want to be helped.
* CreepyDoll: She had one in her childhood. It was given to her by her stepfather. Who abused her. The cutesy doll, which falls apart toward the end, ends up playing a part in her VillainousBreakdown.
* DarkActionGirl: One of the top killers, only beaten by Kiriyama.
* {{Delinquents}}: The leader of the girl gang at that.
* {{Determinator}}: In all three versions she [[spoiler: continues to fight back against Kiriyama despite being injured by his bullets]].
* DisappearedDad: In the novel and the Special Version release of the film.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the film, she identifies herself to a frightened Megumi and the audience by shining a flashlight on her face and pulling out the world's most [[SlasherSmile eerie grin]].
* FemmeFatale: And ''how''! Or....so it seems.
* FilleFatale: She's ''actually'' this, but is noted to be physically mature for her age. It gets used against men in her backstory, as a form of blackmail.
* FreudianExcuse: In all three versions. See AbusiveParents.
* {{Gainaxing}}: In the manga. The manga artist has obviously never heard of the DiscretionShot...
* GirlPosse: She is the leader of a thugette trio who are feared by the other girls in the school.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Her wickedly sharp harvesting sickle.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: An extremely twisted example, but Mitsuko seems to believe this. She used this to fool Tadakatsu and get in the position to kill him.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Pretends to be this.
* IntimateHealing: In the manga only. In some twisted part of her mind, she thought this was what she was doing to poor Yuichiro. Keep in mind, this scene is ''only'' in the manga. The original one in the novel is more of a PetTheDog moment as Mitsuko gives Yuichiro a gentle kiss and then puts him out of his misery since Tadakatsu has already involuntarily wounded him fatally.
* IronicDeath: [[spoiler:When Kiriyama kills her by blowing her whole face off, causing [[TheVamp her]] to die looking ugly]].
* LackOfEmpathy: She casually murders her victims, without showing any remorse. Subverted in the novel (and to a lesser extent in the manga) with [[spoiler:Yuichiro, her MoralityPet, the only character in the story she showed any humanity towards.]].
* LetThemDieHappy: In the novel, towards [[spoiler:Yuichiro, her MoralityPet]]. She lies to him by saying that his friend [[spoiler:Tadakatsu]] (whom she killed) ran away after accidentally shooting him, making him believe that he's still alive. She also doesn't reveal to him that she manipulated them all along and gives him a sincere kiss just before killing him instantly with a gun so that her face is his last vision. While the narration doesn't explicitly say it, she had no other reasons than this trope to act like that.
* MoralityPet: Yuichiro serves as this in the novel and manga. He was the only character in the story she showed any humanity towards. In the manga, this is done just to further illustrated how screwed up Mitsuko is.
* MsFanservice: Mostly in the manga, since she's naked half the time.
* NightmareFace: [[spoiler: There's a ''very'' disgusting panel illustrating her face after Kiriyama shoots her in the head.]]
* RapeAsBackstory: The victim of an attempted rape (in the film), sexual abuse by her stepfather (in the manga), or raped by three men who paid her mother to, then by her teacher when she told him about it, ''then'' by her foster father after she accidentally killed her mother who tried to pimp her out again (in the novel).
* RapeLeadsToInsanity: Being abused for several years has not done Mitsuko any favors in the sanity department.
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: Since she was very little, she's been using her body to get whatever she wants. In the novel at least, she only doing that after crossing the DespairEventHorizon.
* ShesGotLegs: In the film she wears really short shorts for a time.
* SinisterScythe: Her weapon.
* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.heavyeggs.com/uploads/files/2010/November/11/f0c/109/480ccb001c67ee3288d742176d70c132e4/1289518096t-battle%20royale%20wrap.jpg Eep.]]
* TheSociopath: Years of abuse have turned her into a remorseless killer who manipulates people into trusting her. She does have a few emotional attachments in the novel and manga versions, though.
* TragicKeepsake: In the Manga? Her toy magic ring given to her by her father.
* TheVamp: Pretty much how she gets through life, and the Program. However, her strategy [[spoiler: fails against [[EmptyShell Kiriyama]] and doesn't work well against Hiroki]].
* VillainousBreakdown: Oh God, where do I '''start'''!?
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She may be depraved, but damn if her backstory wasn't tragic.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Haruka Tanizawa]]










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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Takako Chigusa]]
!!Takako Chigusa (Girl #13)
-> ''"You said this was a game, right? Fine. I'll be your opponent. I won't lose against an asshole like you. I'll give everything I have to erase your existence. Got it? Do you understand? Or are you too stupid?"''
A loner but among the most beautiful girls in the school, she is Hiroki Sugimura's best friend and fierce supporter since childhood. Takako's nickname behind her back is "Robo-Bitch" because of her outwardly [[DefrostingIceQueen cold demeanor]]. Although she is proud, severe and quick to anger, she's unhappy being shunned by the other girls in her class. She is deeply in love with her only friend Hiroki, [[ObliviousToLove but he doesn't know]].
* ActionGirl: Does her best to avoid a fight, but once you make her mad...
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Likes Hiroki, but knows he likes someone else.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Which doubles as a DyingDeclarationOfLove.
* BettyAndVeronica: The "Veronica" to Kayoko Kotohiki's "Betty."
* CheshireCatGrin: During her fight with Niida.
* GroinAttack: How she saved herself from Niida.
* IceQueen: How most people see her.
* ShoutOut: Her given name is taken from long-time star of female Japanese ProfessionalWrestling Inoue Takako.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: She is girl # 13.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Hiroki.
* ZettaiRyouiki: In the manga.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mayumi Tendo]]
!!Mayumi Tendo (Girl #14)
A girl who wore her hair in a lobster braid. She is the first death in the Program proper.
* CompensatedDating: The book says she did this, while keeping a prim and proper facade.
* MauveShirt: Most of what we know about her comes after her death.
* OCStandIn: Since we see little of her or her backstory.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name With An Extra U]]: "Tendou" in the original Japanese.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As noted above, she's the first death in the Program proper. Hell, she's killed ''as she's leaving the school''.
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[[folder:Noriko Nakagawa]]
!!Noriko Nakagawa (Girl #15)
[[quoteright:240:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/noriko_9956.jpg]]
-> ''"Hello! "The chick" has a name!"''
The female protagonist. She is at first the love interest of Shuya's friend Yoshitoki, but gradually grows closer to Shuya over the course of the story. Since the teacher shoots her in the leg early on and the wound is infected, she is TheLoad much of the time. Noriko is a perfect fit for Shuya: good-hearted, idealistic and quick to trust. Although she does not realize it, Noriko manages to keep both Shogo and Shuya balanced [[spoiler:and she is the only other person besides Shuya to survive the game]].
* ActionSurvivor: Less obvious than Shuya, but she grows into one. She even manages to [[spoiler:kill Kiriyama in the novel]].
* AlliterativeName: '''N'''oriko '''N'''akagawa.
* BreakTheCutie: So very much. She even [[spoiler:breaks down after she shoots Kiriyama in the manga]].
* FeminineWomenCanCook: She even bakes cookies for the class trip.
* JokeWeapon: A boomerang. Binoculars in the film.
* TheHeart: She is the "glue" that makes Shuya and Shogo stay together. This is particularly evident in the movie.
* TheLoad: Not by choice, however.
* NaiveEverygirl: Along with Shuya, she's a bit naive.
* NeutralFemale: The poor girl is shot in the kneecap during the Program briefing because she stood up for Yoshitoki, and as result, can't do much. This [[spoiler:ends up subverted toward the end, when she kills [[ImplacableMan Kiriyama]] of all people]].
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: She is mostly Shuya's LoveInterest and TheLoad. Although she is the main female protagonist, she actually contributes little to the story other than [[spoiler: killing Kazuo Kiriyama in the novel]]. She was given a bigger role in the film, though she seems to do even ''less.'' This is because her character is to be the voice or a representation of the author like Simon from ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''.
* NiceGirl: Good-hearted and idealistic.
* PowerTrio: She even comments that she, Shuya and Shogo are like Literature/{{the Three Musketeers}}.
* YamatoNadeshiko A textbook case. The "core of iron" comes in when she [[spoiler: shoots Kiriyama]].
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[[folder:Yuka Nakagawa]]
!! Yuka Nakagawa (Girl #16)
-> ''"Let's have a taste, then."''
The female class clown. She is the most optimistic of the girls in the lighthouse and a PluckyComicRelief to them. Apparently, when you're a fat girl in Japan like her, there are very few choices in junior high school, so class clown is as good as any.
* BigEater: [[spoiler:[[JustForPun Bites]] her in the ass when she decides to taste test Shuya's food before giving it to him.]]
* TheBigGuy: Of the lighthouse group.
* BloodFromTheMouth: When she is [[spoiler: poisoned by Yuko.]]
* CatchPhrase: In the manga. "That gets the Yuka seal of approval!"
* FatGirl
* GenkiGirl: Definitely the cheeriest of the lighthouse girls.
* OneSteveLimit: Has the same last name as Noriko. Lampshaded by Shuya in the novel, who wonders if the "Nakagawa" in question is Yuka.
* PluckyComicRelief: Known for being this even before the Program.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With her friends.]]
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[[folder:Fumiyo Fujiyoshi]]
!!Fumiyo Fujiyoshi (Girl #18)
->''"Psst...Yukie..."''
A member of of Yukie Utsumi's clique, not much is really known about her other than she was a caring nurse's aid and was [[FatalFlaw very talkative]]. In the manga, Yutaka Seto had a crush on her, and after her death, he described her as being pretty, no matter what she was doing.
* AlliterativeName: '''F'''umiyo '''F'''ujiyoshi
* AscendedExtra: In the novel, she is mentioned only a few times after her death. In the manga, Yutaka has a crush on her, and we get to see a bit more of her through flashbacks.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Kamon/Sakamochi throws a knife into her head ''for whispering in class''. And to illustrate to Shinji Mimura that he doesn't give two shits about the lives of the "players".
* OCStandIn: Since we see little of her or her backstory.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Yutaka views her this way in the manga.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She's killed in the classroom.
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[[folder:Chisato Matsui]]










!! Yuka Nakagawa (Girl #16)

-> ''"Let's have a taste, then."''

The female class clown. She is the most optimistic of the girls in the lighthouse and a PluckyComicRelief to them. Apparently, when you're a fat girl in Japan like her, there are very few choices in junior high school, so class clown is as good as any.

* BigEater: [[spoiler:[[JustForPun Bites]] her in the ass when she decides to taste test Shuya's food before giving it to him.]]
* TheBigGuy: Of the lighthouse group.
* BloodFromTheMouth: When she is [[spoiler: poisoned by Yuko.]]
* CatchPhrase: In the manga. "That gets the Yuka seal of approval!"
* FatGirl
* GenkiGirl: Definitely the cheeriest of the lighthouse girls.
* OneSteveLimit: Has the same last name as Noriko. Lampshaded by Shuya in the novel, who wonders if the "Nakagawa" in question is Yuka.
* PluckyComicRelief: Known for being this even before the Program.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With her friends.]]

!! Mizuho Inada (Girl #1)

The weirdest person in the class, who spends a lot of time in a fantasy world and is possibly schizophrenic. Her friends don't seem to be entirely comfortable around her. During the Program, her weirdness degenerates into complete insanity.

* ActionSurvivor: [[spoiler:While she doesn't survive, she manages to make the top five in the novel and is the last non-main student alive.]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: In the novel; she thinks she and Kaori are space warriors sent to Earth to cleanse it of evil (such as Kiriyama). Some fanfics elevate her into CrazyAwesome, for whatever the reason. This is omitted from the film.
* FanDisservice: In the manga, she shows up for her final scene wearing only her underwear, apparently as part of her ritualistic throes of madness. The reader is pretty much railroaded into assessing her sexually, but considering she's gone completely bonkers by this point, it's not exactly titillating.
* OffhandBackhand: [[spoiler:How she's killed by Kazuo in the novel.]]
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Her whole perspective in the novel just shows her mental state.
* SanitySlippage: Though it's implied she was slightly nutty beforehand; her pregame student profile explicitly identifies her as schizophrenic. From the manga: In her personal file, Kamon describes her with two words: "A loon."
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Her chapter in the novel is only three pages long.
* {{Zoroastrianism}}: Prays to Ahura Mazda at one point.

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\n!! Yuka Nakagawa (Girl #16)\n\n-> ''"Let's have a taste, then."''\n\nThe female class clown. She is the most optimistic of the girls in the lighthouse and a PluckyComicRelief to them. Apparently, when you're a fat girl in Japan like her, there are very few choices in junior high school, so class clown is as good as any. \n\n* BigEater: [[spoiler:[[JustForPun Bites]] her in the ass when she decides to taste test Shuya's food before giving it to him.]]\n* TheBigGuy: Of the lighthouse group.\n* BloodFromTheMouth: When she is [[spoiler: poisoned by Yuko.]]\n* CatchPhrase: In the manga. "That gets the Yuka seal of approval!"\n* FatGirl\n* GenkiGirl: Definitely the cheeriest of the lighthouse girls.\n* OneSteveLimit: Has the same last name as Noriko. Lampshaded by Shuya in the novel, who wonders if the "Nakagawa" in question is Yuka.\n* PluckyComicRelief: Known for being this even before the Program.\n* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With her friends.]]\n\n!! Mizuho Inada (Girl #1)\n\nThe weirdest person in the class, who spends a lot of time in a fantasy world and is possibly schizophrenic. Her friends don't seem to be entirely comfortable around her. During the Program, her weirdness degenerates into complete insanity.\n\n* ActionSurvivor: [[spoiler:While she doesn't survive, she manages to make the top five in the novel and is the last non-main student alive.]].\n* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: In the novel; she thinks she and Kaori are space warriors sent to Earth to cleanse it of evil (such as Kiriyama). Some fanfics elevate her into CrazyAwesome, for whatever the reason. This is omitted from the film.\n* FanDisservice: In the manga, she shows up for her final scene wearing only her underwear, apparently as part of her ritualistic throes of madness. The reader is pretty much railroaded into assessing her sexually, but considering she's gone completely bonkers by this point, it's not exactly titillating.\n* OffhandBackhand: [[spoiler:How she's killed by Kazuo in the novel.]]\n* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Her whole perspective in the novel just shows her mental state. \n* SanitySlippage: Though it's implied she was slightly nutty beforehand; her pregame student profile explicitly identifies her as schizophrenic. From the manga: In her personal file, Kamon describes her with two words: "A loon."\n* WeHardlyKnewYe: Her chapter in the novel is only three pages long.\n* {{Zoroastrianism}}: Prays to Ahura Mazda at one point.\n[[/folder]]

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!! Megumi Eto (Girl #3)

A sensitive girl with a crush on Shuya (Shinji in the movie), who is absolutely paralyzed with terror when thrown into the battle. Megumi is one of the "daydreamers" (along with Mizuho and Kaori), and the only one of them who is actually sane.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Has a crush on Shuya in the novel, Mimura in the film.
* CameraFiend: In the movie.
* NiceGirl: Probably the nicest out of her friends.
* IMissMom: Spends quite a bit of time thinking about her family before Mitsuko shows up.
* MauveShirt: She gets a few sentences of dialogue before [[spoiler: Mitsuko kills her]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Etou" in the original Japanese.


!! Keita Iijima (Boy #2)

A whiny "friend" of Shinji Mimura who seeks his protection during the Program. Subject to AdaptationalHeroism in the movie.

* AdaptationExpansion: In the manga, Keita is simply a DirtyCoward who abandoned Shinji over [[DisproportionateRetribution over losing an arcade game.]] In the film, he's upgraded to being ThreeAmigos with Shinji and Yutaka.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the film, [[ThreeAmigos where he's still friend with Shinji and Yutaka]] and helps them with their plan.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the manga. His KickTheDog moment listed under and [[DisproportionateRetribution his abandonment of Shinji who was attacked by bullies over losing an arcade game]] only happen in this version. His portrayal in the novel is far more neutral. Here, he didn't help Shinji out of fear, not out of petty revenge. He also was a friend of Yutaka in the novel, didn't try to convince Shinji to abandon him and was still on good enough terms with Shinji for everyone else to assume that the three of them allied themselves when [[spoiler:they heard about their deaths or saw ther corpses]].
* DirtyCoward: According to what Mimura thinks of him in the novel and manga.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: [[spoiler:The victim of this in the novel and manga.]]
* KickTheDog: In the manga, he's established as a coward right off the bat, but that's not a ''complete'' dealbreaker in terms of audience sympathy -- you'd expect this game to bring out the coward in some players. It's when Keita rounds on Yutaka, accuses him of being worthless, and tries to persuade Shinji to abandon Yutaka in favor of Keita, that really settles the matter: This kid might not be a [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Kiriyama]], a [[JerkJock Niida]], or even an [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex Oda]], but he's still scum.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Just as Shinji is about to pull off his plan to escape the Program, Keita happens to show up, oblivious to what's going on at the moment. Eventually this all leads ups to Shinji's plan being ruined and getting everyone involved killed.

!! Sakura Ogawa (Girl #4)

-> ''"Even if by some miracle one of us could go back, we still wouldn't be together. Even if ... even if I were to survive ... I couldn't bear being without you."''

One of the most attractive girls in the class, and Kazuhiko Yamamoto's long-term girlfriend.

* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: With Kazuhiko in the manga and novel. In the film it seemed to have more to do with their refusal to participate. In a rather cruel instance of irony, the students approaching them were the Lighthouse Girls, who had no intention of doing them harm.
* CherryBlossomGirl: Her name is Sakura.
* DisappearedDad: Her father was killed by the police when she was a child for anti-government activities.
* FourIsDeath: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment She's Girl # 4]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Kazuhiko.]]

!! Kazuhiko Yamamoto (Boy #21)

-> ''"Even if I were to survive, I couldn't stand being without you. Don't leave me alone."''

Sakura's long-term boyfriend who is deeply in love with her. Their relationship is the closest in the class.

* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: With Sakura in the manga and novel. In the film, it seemed to have more to do with their refusal to participate. Almost amusingly, it looks almost like [[spoiler:Sakura actually ''dragged'' him off the cliff.]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Sakura.]]

!! Izumi Kanai (Girl #5)

* MauveShirt: Any notes on her character occur [[spoiler:''after'' she's been killed in the novel.]] In the movie and manga, at least she has a few lines, though in the latter case, it's in a flashback..
* {{Ojou}}: In fact, if not in character. Her dad's a town representative.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In the novel and Japanese manga, Izumi was in the wrong place at the wrong time. In the English manga, Ryuhei and Hiroshi dragged her there to be raped. In the film, she's actually part of the gang and the only girl in the group.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She doesn't last long in any version.

!! Tatsumichi Oki (Boy #3)

* AxCrazy: It doesn't take him long to go off the deep end. Bonus points for having an actual axe.
* BloodyHilarious: After his death, when he fell face-first on his own machete. Shuya tries to pry loose the machete from his split face, but it won't budge, so instead he shows his respect to Tatsumichi by closing his eyes. But only one eye closes, resulting in a mutilated corpse winking at everybody.
* MauveShirt: We see a little of his backstory with the class, but not much, since he was new.
* NewTransferStudent: Just started with the class that year.
* OnlyAFleshWound: In the film, he sits up after his fight with Shuya saying "I'm okay, I'm okay!" ''with his axe embedded in his head''. He falls dead shortly after.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name With An Extra O]]: "Ooki" in the original Japanese.

!! Kyoichi Motobuchi (Boy #20)

-> ''"M-my father is a director of environmental affairs in the prefectural government. How could the class I'm in be selected for th-the Program?..."''

The male class president and a nerdy model student. He takes pride in being the second best student (after Kazuo Kiriyama) and in the fact that his father is a high-ranking government official.

* AxCrazy: Becomes this fairly quickly.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Could have been this as the only thing he talks about is how his father, a government official, didn't take faggots for "the big man".
* NerdGlasses: Very nerdy glasses.
* SanitySlippage: Kyoichi's mental derailment begins when he is told that it doesn't matter two shits what his dad's position is, he's still going in the Program.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Kyouichi" in the original Japanese.
* WellDoneSonGuy: His motivation.

!! Toshinori Oda (Boy #4)

-> ''"Fucker. You robbed the world of my talent."''

A rich kid who hates everyone in his class; he clearly has a superiority complex and eerie similarities to the UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} shooters. It seems like the Program was pretty much designed for people like him, and he relishes the idea of slaughtering the classmates he loathes.

* AxCrazy: It only took a little push to make him start killing his classmates.
* BulletProofVest: His assigned weapon, which he makes good use of.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: He gets bullets fired into his crotch in the manga]].
* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: Late in the manga, we see a quick panel of his family, presumably his father, mother, and older brother, weeping, probably after [[spoiler: hearing news of his death.]] No matter what an evil toad he was, ''somebody'' is mourning him.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the manga, Oda tries to trick Sugimura and when getting ready to do so moves to protect his "jewels", in case Sugimura lets off a panic shot. [[spoiler:Guess where the fatal round of gunfire from Kiriyama hits him?]]
* FourIsDeath: [[SarcasmMode Gee, I wonder who's boy # 4]]?
* {{Hypocrite}}: He tries to justify his killing, despite the fact that [[TheDogShotFirst he shoots first]].
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: He hates to admit that's he's ugly.
* InsaneTrollLogic: The way he thinks of just about anything.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Both of these tropes result in a most unpleasant individual.
* GroinAttack: In the manga. [[spoiler: With]] ''[[spoiler: bullets.]]''
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: "Ow! You broke my '''finger!'''" (crippling his ability to play the violin) In the novel, it's a little more understandable; Hiroki returned fire and ended up blowing his ring finger ''clean off''.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:In the movie.]]
* [[RichBitch Rich Asshole]]: Looks down on his classmates.
* SmugSnake: For all his talk of being superior to his classmates, he's nowhere as bright as he ''thinks'' he is.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Very much so.
* TheSociopath: His internal monologues paint a very nasty piece of work.
* StrawNihilist: He thinks that anyone who tries to be altruistic is doomed to failure.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: The reason why Shuya was always more popular than Toshinori as a musician.
* TooDumbToLive: Toshinori is not only the most odious student, but among the stupidest.
** In the film: he shouts out that the reason he survived being shot was because of his BulletProofVest. [[spoiler: Cue Kazuo Kiriyama jumping at him with sword in hand.]]
** In the manga: He decides to ''fake a death rattle'', so Kazuo will come near him and check if he's really dead, enabling Toshinori to shoot him point-blank. [[spoiler: Kazuo checks if he's dead by firing a volley of bullets into Toshinori's unprotected crotch.]]
** In the novel: No death rattle, but he doesn't realize ''why'' Kazuo is coming up to him. [[spoiler: Kazuo is just coming up to make absolutely sure that [[DoubleTap Oda's dead via headshot.]]]]


!! Kayoko Kotohiki (Girl #8)

-> ''"Ta-dah! The one and only ki master, Kayoko Kotohiki!"''

A playful, dreamy and energetic girl who is Hiroki Sugimura's love interest (although she doesn't find out until very late). She is a waitress at a bar, and participates in unusual activities like tea ceremonies and flower-arranging.

* ActionSurvivor: Although [[spoiler:she doesn't survive the Game]], it's worth noting that she manages to survive a long time all by herself, before reuniting with [[spoiler:Hiroki]].
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the manga, along with her AscendedExtra status. While far from being a villain in the novel or the movie, she still [[spoiler:shot Sugimura when she thought he was "playing" and wanted to kill her]]. In the manga, she trusts him enough to [[spoiler:not shoot him]].
* AlliterativeName: '''K'''ayoko '''K'''otohiki.
* AscendedExtra: In the novel she only gets a few pages, and a few minutes in the movie, but in the manga she has two whole volumes dedicated to her and Hiroki's storyline.
* BettyAndVeronica: The "Betty" to Takako Chigusa's "Veronica".
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Manga version. Talking about ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' in the middle of murder game...
* CuteKitten: Has a number of cats at home.
* GenkiGirl: In the manga.
* GoThroughMe: [[spoiler: Happens rather tragically in the manga, when she refuses to leave Hiroki's side as Kiriyama closes in.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: How she and Hiroki Sugimura would have ended up [[spoiler:had they both survived. In the manga, they get to at least team up briefly.]]
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: In the manga.
--> '''Kayoko''': ''"I am just a little troll compared to Takako!"''
* {{Irony}}: She runs into a wounded Hiroki toward the end, and since he had been fighting [[spoiler:Kiriyama]], she assumes he's playing and [[spoiler:shoots him]]. He wasn't. [[spoiler:He'd been searching for her to confess his love and take her with him to meet up with Shuya's group so they could escape.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Her personality.
* OddCouple: Her and Hiroki.
* PuppyDogEyes: She's very good at this.
* MustMakeAmends: And fails.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Hiroki. In the novel, she even vows to die with him as penance for accidentally killing him. Mitsuko sees to that.]]

!! Kazushi Niida (Boy #16)

-> ''"I decided this is a game. So I'm not going to pull any punches."''

A football player and JerkJock extraordinaire. He is mostly known for his attack on Takako Chigusa, which didn't end well.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted in the manga. He has an even more hideous personality, and his physical appearance matches up.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the manga. The novel or the movie version is far from being a saint, but at least he didn't want to kill Yoshio Akamatsu (it was self-defense in the movie, an accident in the novel). In the manga, it wasn't self defense and he even gloats that he killed him.
* EyeScream: One of the several things that happen to him.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: To Takako Chigusa.
* GroinAttack: Suffers this at the hands of Chigusa. In the Novel and Manga, she stomps on them so hard one of his testicles gets crushed. In the film, she stabs him there, '''twice.'''
* JerkJock: One of the class athletes and a major jerk.
* ARealManIsAKiller: In the manga, he literally gets off on the fact that he killed Yoshio This is contrasted in the other two as the reality of the game doesn't set in until he accidentally killed Yoshio in self defense.
* MustNotDieAVirgin: Goes badly for him.
* RedRightHand: He is described as a handsome boy whose only visible flaw is his crooked teeth.
* StalkerWithACrush: He spread rumors in school that he and Chigusa were dating.
* ToothyIssue: The novel describes him as a handsome boy with bad teeth.

!!Mayumi Tendo (Girl #14)

A girl who wore her hair in a lobster braid. She is the first death in the Program proper.

* CompensatedDating: The book says she did this, while keeping a prim and proper facade.
* MauveShirt: Most of what we know about her comes after her death.
* OCStandIn: Since we see little of her or her backstory.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name With An Extra U]]: "Tendou" in the original Japanese.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As noted above, she's the first death in the Program proper. Hell, she's killed ''as she's leaving the school''.

!!Fumiyo Fujiyoshi (Girl #18)

->''"Psst...Yukie..."''

A member of of Yukie Utsumi's clique, not much is really known about her other than she was a caring nurse's aid and was [[FatalFlaw very talkative]]. In the manga, Yutaka Seto had a crush on her, and after her death, he described her as being pretty, no matter what she was doing.

* AlliterativeName: '''F'''umiyo '''F'''ujiyoshi
* AscendedExtra: In the novel, she is mentioned only a few times after her death. In the manga, Yutaka has a crush on her, and we get to see a bit more of her through flashbacks.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Kamon/Sakamochi throws a knife into her head ''for whispering in class''. And to illustrate to Shinji Mimura that he doesn't give two shits about the lives of the "players".
* OCStandIn: Since we see little of her or her backstory.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Yutaka views her this way in the manga.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She's killed in the classroom.



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!! Yoshimi Yahagi (Girl #21)
-> ''"Thak you, Yoji. I was so happy being with you."''
The junior member of Mitsuko's gang and a hopelessly romantic girl. Yoshimi was exploited by Mitsuko, who even pimped her to strangers at one point. She is deeply in love with her boyfriend Yoji, even though she's still one of the thugettes.
* AlliterativeName: '''Y'''oshimi '''Y'''ahagi
* AlphaBitch: Like Hirono, Yoshimi is more of the "delinquent" type. In a flashback, she is seen robbing Kaori in school.
* BreakTheCutie: Poor, poor Yoshimi. Being prostituted to two strangers by her "friend" Mitsuko, who then made jokes about it.
* BrokenBird: She is described as "an abused bundle of low self-esteem."
* BrokenSmile: In the manga, [[spoiler:Yoji's death]] leaves her with a stunned half-smile for a couple of pages.
* {{Delinquents}}: She pulls something of a HeelFaceTurn before the book starts, though.
* DemotedToExtra: In the film.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:By Mitsuko in the novel and manga.]]
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Of the "bad girl has to reform to get the guy" variety. Though she wasn't nearly as bad as Mitsuko and Hirono, and notes that she remained friends with both.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With her beloved Yoji in the film.]]
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!!Others
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!!Keiko Onuki

Shogo's girlfriend, whom he tried to keep alive during his first Battle Royale.

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* PosthumousCharacter: One of the last to die during Shogo's first Battle Royale.

!!Nakata

Another student in Shogo's first class. He also had a crush on Keiko and resented her relationship with Shogo. A manga-exclusive character.

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* JerkassVictim: The short interaction we have with him shows him to be a deeply jealous, spiteful, unpleasant human being.
* PosthumousCharacter: Shot by Shogo during a Battle Royale.

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* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: Late in the manga, we see a quick panel of his family, presumably his father, mother, and older brother, weeping, probably after [[spoiler: hearing news of his death.]] No matter what an evil toad he was, ''somebody'' is mourning him.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Late in the manga, we see a quick panel of his family, presumably his father, mother, and older brother, weeping, probably after [[spoiler: hearing news of his death.]] No matter what an evil toad he was, ''somebody'' is mourning him.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the manga. His KickTheDog moment listed under and [[DisproportionateRetribution his abandonment of Shinji who was attacked by bullies over losing an arcade game]] only happen in this version. His portrayal in the novel is far more neutral. Here, he didn't help Shinji out of fear, not out of petty revenge. He also was a friend of Yutaka in the novel, didn't try to convince Shinji to abandon him and was still on good enough terms with Shinji for everyone else to assume that the three of them ally themselves when [[spoiler:they heard about their deaths or saw ther corpses]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the manga. His KickTheDog moment listed under and [[DisproportionateRetribution his abandonment of Shinji who was attacked by bullies over losing an arcade game]] only happen in this version. His portrayal in the novel is far more neutral. Here, he didn't help Shinji out of fear, not out of petty revenge. He also was a friend of Yutaka in the novel, didn't try to convince Shinji to abandon him and was still on good enough terms with Shinji for everyone else to assume that the three of them ally allied themselves when [[spoiler:they heard about their deaths or saw ther corpses]].
15th Nov '16 9:00:54 PM rjd1922
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* RedBaron: In the manga, he's called a "Devil Of Nothingness".

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* RedBaron: In the manga, he's called a "Devil Of of Nothingness".
11th Nov '16 9:48:48 PM Discar
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* MyGirlIsNotASlut: More justifiable than most cases, considering Yoshimi's past. Yoji is annoyed that Yoshimi is far more sexually experienced than he is, and goes into an impotent rage if she instigates any sexual behaviour towards him. He actually loves her, but thanks to the DoubleStandard, feels that pretending he's only using her for sex is more acceptable. [[AManIsNotAVirgin Because that's what a real man does, right?]]

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* MyGirlIsNotASlut: More justifiable than most cases, considering Yoshimi's past. Yoji is annoyed that Yoshimi is far more sexually experienced than he is, and goes into an impotent rage if she instigates any sexual behaviour towards him. He actually loves her, but thanks to the DoubleStandard, feels that pretending he's only using her for sex is more acceptable. [[AManIsNotAVirgin [[AManIsAlwaysEager Because that's what a real man does, right?]]
4th Nov '16 5:02:55 PM ThePest179
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* TheSociopath: Years of abuse have turned her into a remorseless killer who manipulates people into trusting her. She does have a few emotional attachments in the novel and manga versions, though.



** Also in the manga. The novel K+azuo's status as an ImplacableMan can be justified in some cases, but boy does he take a lot more damage in the manga.

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** Also in the manga. The novel K+azuo's Kazuo's status as an ImplacableMan can be justified in some cases, but boy does he take a lot more damage in the manga.


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* TheSociopath: In the novel and manga versions he has no emotions or drive to do anything, while in the film he's a sadistic monster.
29th Oct '16 6:58:42 AM rufusluciusivan
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the manga, along with her AscendedExtra status. While far from being a villain in the novel or the movie, she still [[spoiler:shot Sugimura when she thought he was "playing" and wanted to kill her]]. In the manga, she trusts him enough to [[spoiler:not shoot him]].
29th Oct '16 6:54:24 AM rufusluciusivan
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the manga. His KickTheDog moment listed under and [[DisproportionateRetribution his abandonment of Shinji who was attacked by bullies over losing an arcade game]] only happen in this version. His portrayal in the novel is more neutral. Here, he didn't help Shinji out of fear, not out of petty revenge.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the manga. His KickTheDog moment listed under and [[DisproportionateRetribution his abandonment of Shinji who was attacked by bullies over losing an arcade game]] only happen in this version. His portrayal in the novel is far more neutral. Here, he didn't help Shinji out of fear, not out of petty revenge. He also was a friend of Yutaka in the novel, didn't try to convince Shinji to abandon him and was still on good enough terms with Shinji for everyone else to assume that the three of them ally themselves when [[spoiler:they heard about their deaths or saw ther corpses]].
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