Battle Royale

For the novel, please go to Hiroki Sugimura (Novel). For the manga, please go to Hiroki Sugimura (Manga).

Hiroki Sugimura (杉村 弘樹, Sugimura Hiroki) is a supporting character in Battle Royale.


Nothing is known about Hiroki's past other than that he was on the basketball team. If Hiroki was anything like his novel and manga counterparts, then he would've been adept martial arts.

Friends and Enemies[]

Hiroki was best friends with Takako Chigusa and had a crush on Kayoko Kotohiki; he was also good friends with many of the boys.

Before the Program

Before Kitano resigned, Class B decided to take a day off and skip school, Hiroki included; he participated the basketball game against Class A, which Class B won. Hiroki decided to go on the class trip; while on the bus, he most likely chatted with his friends. Hiroki fell asleep after breathing in a sleeping gas pumped into the bus; he was then transported to an island and fitted with an explosive collar.

Hiroki, along with the rest of the class, woke up in a classroom in the island’s school. Unnerved by the presence of Shogo Kawada and Kazuo Kiriyama, Hiroki rushed over to the window to watch a helicopter land in front of the school. Hiroki was shocked to see that Kitano had returned. When Kitano asked the class if they knew the BR Act law, Hiroki kept quiet, obviously knowing the law, but afraid to say it aloud. Hiroki was horrified upon seeing Masao Hayashida's corpse. When Fumiyo Fujiyoshi was killed, Hiroki panicked and ran for the door trying to escape before running towards the back of the classroom when the soldiers began firing. When Yoshitoki Kuninobu's collar got activated, Hiroki ran around the room trying to evade him.

When Hiroki's name was called, he grabbed his school bag and jacket before running towards the front of the room; he caught his supply bag and ran out of the school. Once outside, he waited for Takako, but she didn't notice him and he couldn't catch her.

During the Program[]


Hiroki dead after being shot by Kayoko Kotohiki.

Hiroki decides not to kill any of his classmates, but to use his GPS to find Kayoko and Takako. He is first seen encountering Shinji Mimura, Keita Iijima, and Yutaka Seto. He asks them if they've seen Takako or Kayoko, which they say they haven't. Eventually Hiroki finds Takako badly wounded and she warns him of Mitsuko Souma; she dies lying on his shoulder and he mourns her. He travels to find Kayoko, but comes across Kazuo Kiriyama and Shuya Nanahara in a gunfight. Hiroki saves Shuya and jumps off a cliff with Shuya into the water. They go to the lighthouse to find Yukie Utsumi and a bunch of other girls. Hiroki then rides to a warehouse on a bike and searches for Kayoko. He finds her water bottle and knows she's there. As he runs to find her she shoots him four times; he tells her that someone will hear the gunshots and warns her to run for her life, before telling her he's in love with her and succumbing to his injuries.


  • The name Hiroki means "vast, broad, wide" (弘) (hiro) and "tree" (樹) (ki).
  • Hiroki's surname Sugimura means "cedar" (杉) (sugi) and "town, village" (村) (mura).


  • This is the only version of Hiroki who didn't come across Mitsuko after she killed Takako.
  • This is the only version of Hiroki who didn't fight with Toshinori Oda.