Battle Royale

Ryo Kurosawa (黒澤 凌, Kurosawa Ryō) is a minor character in Battle Royale II: Requiem.


Ryo lived in Tokyo until his family died in the TMG bombing. He transferred to Shikanotoride, where he joined with other victims to form "Schwartz Katze," a gang who wished to take revenge on the terrorists.

Friends and Enemies[]

He was friends with Tetsuya Shimura, Naoki Jo, Jun Nanami and Kenji Maezono.

Before the Program[]

When the students are asked which side they are on and Ryo's name is called, he aggressively walks over to the 'winners' side and takes his pack. When Shintaro Makimura was called to fight and refused, Kurosawa mocked him, calling him a loser.

During the Program[]

Shortly after the students reached the island, Sanae Shioda freaked out and wanted to go home, running back toward the boats. Her partner Tetsuya Shimura tried to get to her but got hit by a grenade in the process. Ryo tried to help his friend, but he was pulled back by his partner Shiori Kitano. After his group retrieves the ammo dropped by the helicopter, Kurosawa notices that Miki Ikeda was hiding in a danger zone and yells at her to run to safety, but she instead runs away and is killed by her collar. This results in the death of Shugo Urabe.

When they are blown out of their cover at the warehouse, he calls Naoki's quickly dwindling group, saying that his team is on their way to save them and attempts to run in their direction. Shiori pushes him to the ground saying that she will not let him die until they get Shuya Nanahara. Reluctantly, he agrees and they rejoin the remnants of Naoki's group to attack Wild Seven's hideout. Ryo and his remaining gang members lead the charge and are the first to trigger the booby-trapped walkway, effectively blinding and immobilizing them until the Wild Seven can ambush them from above.

Most of the students drop their weapons and surrender, but Ryo, his friends, and a few others refuse to relent, pointing their guns at the terrorists. A young boy named Toki affiliated with Wild Seven begins yelling to the students that they and the Wild Seven insurgents are all the same, having lost friends and family members through the Battle Royale program. Ryo yells back that the Wild Seven are the reason that all of their families are dead. Naoki, realizing the hopelessness of the situation, suggests that they surrender. Just as Kurosawa seems to relent, something goes horribly wrong.

One particularly enraged student, Maho Nosaka, shoots at Toki, killing him and sparking a brutal firefight between several students and the terrorists; she, Yasuaki Hosaka, Shota Hikasa, Jun, and Naoki are promptly killed, and Ryo, being the last of his friends left alive, takes a moment to cradle Jun's dead body, before rising from his knees and firing wildly into the air. Saki Sakurai, the sniper of the Wild Seven, shoots him in the head, killing him instantly. His body then floats off into the water. With his death his partner, Shiori Kitano's collar activates; she is saved when Maki Souda activates the EMB, disabling the collars.


  • The name Ryo means "endure, defy" (凌)
  • Ryo's surname Kurosawa means "black" (黒) (kuro) and "marsh" (澤) (sawa)