Battle Royale

Haruya Sakurai (桜井 晴哉, Sakurai Haruya) is a minor character in Battle Royale II: Requiem.


Haruya is the brother of Saki Sakurai, a previous winner of Battle Royale who joined Shuya Nanahara's terrorist group Wild Seven. After she killed her teacher, Saki disappeared, not to be seen by her family again.

Before the Program[]

When Shikanotoride was selected for the BR II program, Haruya's class was tasked with killing Shuya Nanahara, the leader of a terrorist organization called Wild Seven and the previous winner of a Battle Royale.

During the Program[]

Haruya survived Mission 1: The Landing and Mission 2: Retrieving Ammo, meeting up with the remaining students for Mission: 3 Assault.  After the brutal gunfight between Schwartz Katze and Wild Seven resulting in the deaths of six students and the activation of four collars, Nanahara ordered his tech expert, Maki Souda, to use their EMB device to disable the collars. Yuko Natsukawa's collar exploded mere seconds before the device could be activated, but Haruya's was successfully disabled along with the rest of his classmates. It was during the gunfight that he saw his long-lost sister, Saki. When the students were preparing to escape the island pending an ATAT attack, he confronted his sister, but she ignored him, knowing she would most likely be killed in the coming battle. Haruya told her he would never forget her and with the other surviving students, minus Takuma Aoi, Masami Shibaki, Osamu Kasai, and Shiori Kitano, he escaped through a tunnel under the Wild Seven's hideout. The students and children head to Afghanistan where they live for three months while waiting for Takuma Aoi and Shuya Nanahara. When they do reunite, Haruya is overjoyed. The students choose not to join Wild Seven, and Haruya stays in Afghanistan, presumably for the rest of his life.


  • The name Haruya means "clear weather" (晴) (haru) and "how, what, alas, question mark, ?" (哉) (ya).
  • Haruya's surname Sakurai means "cherry blossom" (桜) (sakura) and "well, mine shaft, pit" (井) (i).