Battle Royale

Ayako Chigusa (千草 綾子, Chigusa Ayako) is a minor character in Battle Royale.


Ayako is the younger sister of Takako Chigusa. They both cared for each other a lot and Ayako is described as having the looks of her mother, unlike Takako who had the looks of her father. She enjoyed playing with Hiroki Sugimura's dog Hanako. It's highly likely she was upset when she learned her sister's class was selected for the Program. When Takako was near death after being shot by Mitsuko Souma, she sees Ayako crying and begging her not to go as part of a hallucination.


  • The name Ayako means "design" (綾) (aya) and "child" (子) (ko).
  • Ayako's surname Chigusa means "thousand" (千) (chi) and "grass, herb, weed" (草) (kusa/gusa).