* 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]].
** There's also a bit between Mitsuko and Megumi, with them embracing rather passionately and intimately before [[spoiler:Mitsuko slits Megumi's throat]].
* One sided between [[EmptyShell Kiriyama]] and Mitsuru.
* In the novel, Shuya apparently stared at [[ShirtlessScene Shogo's body in the locker room]].
* Kiriyama in the manga seems to have a strange fixation on Sugimura that could almost qualify as a warped sort of VillainousCrush (as much of one a villain that can [[EmptyShell literally feel no emotion]] could have), which may have spawned from Sugimura being the closest thing he has to a WorthyOpponent. It's during their [[spoiler: final fight]] that Kiriyama speaks for the first since the beginning of the game, seeing fit to [[BreakThemByTalking break Hiroki by talking]].