Battle Royale

Girl #16 Makoto Hashimoto (橋本 真恋人, Hashimoto Makoto) is a main character in Battle Royale II: Blitz Royale.


Makoto is a very unlucky girl and fears that her class could be selected to take part in "Battle Royale", where the students must fight until only one is left. Her father died when she was a little kid, and since then, she lived with her mother. Her best friend is her classmate Aoi Yamamoto. Makoto has a crush on a boy in her class named Katsushi Nomura. She is kind of shy and wanted to be an artist.

In the Program[]

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Makoto, clutching her fathers charm

During the school trip, Makoto and her classmates are taken by soldiers to an abandoned school. They are divided into small groups. Makoto's group (herself, Yuki Ito, Fumiya Daichi and Hajime Minami) is taken to a beach full of corpses, that are actually corpses of the students that died in the Program. They are tasked with disposing of the corpses. Makoto became sick, as well as her team, resulting in none of the corpses being gathered. After time is up, they are taken back to the school, and a soldier says that they can take a shower, making the students happy. When Makoto turned on the shower, a kind of smoke came out of the nozzle, making all the students fall asleep. They wake up later in a room, all of them wearing military uniforms and metal collars. Their teacher appears and tells them that they can come back to home if they pass an exam. Also, the teacher says that the collars that they are wearing will explode If they try to escape, and it's revealed that the teacher is also wearing a collar. During the first test, when a soldier hits Hajime and is about to kill him, Makoto appears and stands in front of him. The soldier says that the Program doesn't need two losers, and points the gun at them. However, a mysterious person shoots the soldier, killing him.

At the end of the program, Makoto is the only girl alive, and vows to take down the program


  • The name Makoto means "sincerity" (誠).
  • Makoto's surname Hashimoto means "bridge" (橋) (hashi) and "base, root, origin, source" (本) (moto).