Battle Royale
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For the novel, please go to Megumi Eto (Novel). For the film, please go to Megumi Eto (Film).

Megumi Eto (江藤 惠, Etō Megumi) is a minor character in Battle Royale.

Backstory[]

Megumi comes from a normal family that consisted of herself, her father, her mother, and her older sister. Megumi had heard rumors that her sister was promiscuous but she knows that those rumors are false. Megumi's mother often worries about her daughter, so she gives her a cellphone to take with her on the school trip as it's the first time that Megumi has been away from them.

Friends and Enemies[]

Megumi is close friends with Mizuho Inada and Kaori Minami. Of the two, it is likely she is closer to Kaori as she is put off by Mizuho's roleplaying fantasies. She is scared of Mitsuko Souma due to the rumours that went around the school about her behaviour. Toshinori Oda thought she was a vulgar girl due to the fact that she was in the daydreamers group.

In The Program[]

After leaving the school, Megumi hides inside one of the houses and cowers under a table in the kitchen. Megumi thinks of her family and wishes to go home, when she remembers that she has her mobile phone with her. In the classroom, Yonemi Kamon told the students that the phone lines were down, but Megumi believes that she might be able to get through this way. She calls home , and when a male voice answers, she assumes it was her father, and begins to cry for help. Yonemi Kamon reveals himself as the voice on the phone, making vulgar remarks to her and informing her that the phones won't work.

Megumi crushes the phone with her hand as soon as she realizes who she is talking to. Megumi retreats back under the table when she hears the window smash. She gets out her weapon and hopes that whoever has just broken in does not look under the table. She then realizes that it is Mitsuko Souma. Mitsuko sees the crushed phone on the floor and searches under the table to find Megumi.

Megumi sees a crying Mitsuko who tells Megumi that she is scared and wants to team up with her. Megumi is relieved and hugs Mitsuko, telling her how sorry she was for thinking about killing her and begins to think Mitsuko is just like her sister, due to the fact that both girls have had bad rumors spread about them. Megumi promises that they will be friends and protect each other but as they embrace, Mitsuko slits Megumi's nape with her kama sickle, the impact killing Megumi instantly while spraying the entire area with blood. It is revealed that Mitsuko had been acting the whole time, and had intended to kill Megumi.

The following day, Megumi's body is later found by Hiroki Sugimura who examines Megumi before closing her eyes and bowing respectfully. He also observes that she died a hard death.

Etymology[]

  • The name Megumi means "blessing, grace, favor, kindness" (惠).
  • Megumi's surname Eto means "bay, inlet" (江) (e) and "wisteria" (藤) ().

Trivia[]

  • Megumi was the 5th student to be murdered overall, during the actual program, she was the 3rd to be taken out. She was also Mitsuko Souma's first kill.
  • Both of her friends had fantasies, Mizuho had her role playing games and Kaori had pop-singers. If Megumi had any, it is unknown as she died early on.
  • Megumi was the only daydreamer to have kept her sanity during her time in the program.
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