Battle Royale

For the novel, please go to Hiroshi Kuronaga (Novel). For the film, please go to Hiroshi Kuronaga (Film).

Hiroshi Kuronaga (黒長 博, Kuronaga Hiroshi) is a minor character in Battle Royale.


Hiroshi is in a gang with Kazuo Kiriyama, Ryuhei Sasagawa, Mitsuru Numai, and Sho Tsukioka. He would bully Yoshio Akamatsu into buying him lunch, berating him if he got the wrong item.

In the Program

Kazuo sends a message to Hiroshi, along with the other gang members, to meet him at the Southern tip of the island when the students were released from the school. Hiroshi followed the instruction and was the second to arrive after Izumi Kanai (who just happened to be there) only to be shot by Kazuo on his arrival.

In the English manga, the same thing happens, although at one point Ryuhei and Hiroshi got together and found Izumi and took her hostage. When they arrived at the location they wanted to start things off by raping Izumi, but left the choice up to Kazuo who flipped a coin to decide rather to take part with them or play the game. The coin ended up on tails, which meant Kazuo was going to play the game and he killed all three of them.


  • The name Hiroshi means "command, esteem" (博)
  • Hiroshi's surname Kuronaga means "black" (黒) (kuro) and "leader, superior" (長) (naga)