* In ''Literature/BattleRoyale'', there is more than a little Ho Yay. There's [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Yumiko and Yukiko]], [[ZenSurvivor Kawada]] and [[WideEyedIdealist Shuya]], [[HeterosexualLifePartners Mimura and Yutaka, Shuya and Nobu]]. Not to mention Shuya's always going on about how Mimura will find a way out once they find him and [[spoiler:finding his body is nearly enough to make him call it quits and it's only finding Mimura's message to him (which uses Shuya's first name, mind you) that gives him the strength to keep going]].
** [[BrokenBird Mitsuko]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Chigusa]].
* One sided between [[EmptyShell Kiriyama]] and Mitsuru.
* In the novel, Shuya apparently stared at [[ShirtlessScene Shogo's body in the locker room]].