Battle Royale

For the novel, please go to Fumiyo Fujiyoshi (Novel). For the film, please go to Fumiyo Fujiyoshi (Film).

She was always pretty to me. Always, she could be doing nothing at all, just hanging with her friends, or when she was sad. It was like she was being pretty just for me.

Yutaka Seto describing his crush on Fumiyo.

Fumiyo Fujiyoshi (藤吉 文世, Fujiyoshi Fumiyo) is a minor character in Battle Royale.


Not much was known about Fumiyo's background except that she was a nice girl, who was saving her earnings to fly to America for a nose job.

Friends and Enemies[]

Fumiyo was seen hanging around with Yukie Utsumi and her group.[1] Yutaka Seto had a crush on her, but she was never aware of this. Yutaka said that no matter what she did, Fumiyo would always look pretty.[2]

Fumiyo seemed to have a cheerful personality and was often seen always smiling and very happy.

The only known person who disliked her was Toshinori Oda, although he didn't like anyone in his class so his exact reason for liking her, other than her trying to be better despite her status, was unknown.[3]

In the Program[]

While the students are in the school at the start of the Program, receiving their instructions, Fumiyo is caught whispering to Yukie Utsumi. Yonemi Kamon throws a knife at her, which lands in her forehead, killing her as her lifeless eyes stare in shock. Her head lies on Yukie's desk with a pool of blood around her head and Yukie then mourns for her fallen friend.[4]

Shinji Mimura would name the bomb he built to blow up the school 'Fumiyo's Revenge' at Yutaka's request, though he would change it to 'Yutaka's Revenge' after the latter was killed by Kazuo Kiriyama.


  • The name Fumiyo means "writing" (文) (fumi) and "world" (世) (yo).
  • Fumiyo's surname Fujiyoshi means "wisteria" (藤) (fuji) and "lucky, good" (吉) (yoshi).

Notes & Trivia[]

  • Fumiyo is the second student to be killed, although she didn't actually get to participate in the program itself.
  • In the novel, it is Izumi Kanai whom Yutaka Seto has a crush on, not Fumiyo.
  • Fumiyo is one of five characters who were killed by different people in each version of Battle Royale; the others are Yoshitoki Kuninobu, Kaori Minami, Masao Hayashida, and Kazuo Kiriyama. For Fumiyo, this is because each version has its own 'teacher'.