Battle Royale
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For the novel, please go to Izumi Kanai (Novel). For the manga, please go to Izumi Kanai (Manga).

Izumi Kanai (金井 泉, Kanai Izumi) is a minor character in Battle Royale.

Backstory[]

Not much is known about Izumi's background other than she was a member of Mitsuru Numai's gang. If Izumi was anything like her novel and manga counterparts, then her father would've been a police officer and she would've been kind and caring.

Friends and Enemies[]

Izumi was friends with Hiroshi Kuronaga, Ryuhei Sasagawa, and Sho Tsukioka. Her relationship with Mitsuru was unknown as he was shown to be willing to risk his life for her, so it could be assumed that they were either dating or he had a crush on her. It's unknown if she got along with Mitsuko Souma's GangShe may have been friends with Kayoko Kotohiki since they can be seen hugging when Shinji Mimura was talking to Kitano. She may have also been friends with Yuka Nakagawa since Yuka dragged her out of the supply bags carts path and held her tight.

Before the Program[]

Before Kitano resigned, Class B decided to take a day off and skip school, Izumi included; she attended the basketball game against Class A, and celebrated when Class B won. Sakura decided to go on the class trip; while on the bus, she fooled around with her friends. Izumi fell asleep after breathing in a sleeping gas that was pumped into the bus; she was then transported to an island and fitted with an explosive collar.

Izumi, 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, Izumi rushed over to the window to watch a helicopter land in front of the school. Izumi was shocked to see that Kitano had returned. When Kitano asked the class if they knew the BR Act law, Izumi kept quiet, obviously knowing the law, but afraid to say it aloud. Izumi was horrified upon seeing Masao Hayashida's corpse. When Fumiyo Fujiyoshi was killed, Izumi 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, Izumi ran around the room trying to evade him.

When Izumi's name was called, she grabbed her school bag and ran towards the front of the room; she caught her supply bag and ran out of the school, passing by Shogo along the way.

During the Program[]

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Izumi (between Hiroshi and Mitsuru) dead after being shot by Kazuo.

Izumi, met up with Mitsuru, Hiroshi, Ryuhei, and Sho confronted Kazuo Kiriyama; she laughed when Ryuhei pulled out his weapon which was a paper fan before accusing him of being a spy for Kitano and saying they won't play the game, with Izumi threateningly bouncing one of her grenades in her hand. Kazuo distracts Ryuhei by spitting his gum at him and takes his Uzi before firing at the gang. Izumi survives the initial batch of gunfire aimed at the gang members thanks to Mitsuru taking several hits for her. She attempts to plead for her life, but Kazuo shoots her several times in the chest, killing her; Kazuo took her grenades and later used them when trying to kill Shuya Nanahara, Noriko Nakagawa, and Shogo Kawada.

Etymology[]

  • The name Izumi means "fountain, spring" (泉).
  • Izumi's surname Kanai means "gold/metal, money/cash, currency" (金) (kana) and "well, mine shaft, pit" (井) (i).

Notes & Trivia[]

  • This is the only version of Izumi is who is friends with Mitsuru and the others, In the novel and manga, she's friends with Yukie and the other girls.
  • A translation mistake is made in the sub; after Izumi and her group are gunned down by Kiriyama, the subtitles list her as Girl #3, which is wrong since she's #5.
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