Battle Royale

Mitsuko Souma is the eighth chapter of Battle Royale.


Megumi Eto hides out in a house. She's extremely scared and thinks of how much she misses her family. While remembering them, she realizes that her mother had given her a cellphone to use if anything was to happen to her. Megumi digs through her backpack and finds her phone. Seeing that she still has signal, Megumi dials her home and hopes for an answer. A male picks up and Megumi, thinking it is her father, tells him what happened and begs for him to come get her. However the man isn't her dad, but Yonemi Kamon, who lewdly asks what she's wearing. Shocked, Megumi throws her phone and smashes it with her hand.

Suddenly, Megumi hears glass break and realizes that another student is inside the house. As the student walks in, she sees their legs and realizes that they're female. She hopes that it she's either Mizuho Inada or Kaori Minami but is upset when she hears the voice of Mitsuko Souma. Megumi gets her weapon out, but is upset to see that it is a small knife as she thought girls were supposed to get better weapons.

Mitsuko sees Megumi's broken phone and hears the girl in question whimpering. Dropping to her knees, Mitsuko tearfully expresses relief that she found Megumi. Mitsuko approaches Megumi while pointing out that she doesn't have a weapon, and Megumi, thinking she had Mitsuko all wrong, embraces her. Megumi thinks back on how she shouldn't have judged Mitsuko since her own sister was also judged for things she didn't do.

What Megumi doesn't know is that Mitsuko had her weapon, a sickle, ready to murder Megumi. Mitsuko slices Megumi's nape, killing her. Mitsuko drops the corpse to the floor and tells her that she's playing to win.

Back at the school, a soldier tells Kamon that Megumi Eto has just been eliminated. Kamon is slightly surprised at how quick the students are reacting to their situation and hopes that they will do him proud.


  • This chapter features the first on-panel kill by Mitsuko.