Battle Royale

For the novel, please go to Yoji Kuramoto (Novel). For the manga, please go to Yoji Kuramoto (Manga).

Yoji Kuramoto (倉元 洋二, Kuramoto Yōji) is a minor character in Battle Royale.


Nothing is known about Yoji's backstory. If Yoji was anything like his novel and manga counterparts, then he met Yoshimi Yahagi at a movie theater, while watching a movie about a thief.

Friends and Enemies[]

It is unknown if Yoji had friends. He was dating Yoshimi.

Before the Program

Before Kitano resigned, Class B decided to take a day off and skip school, Yoji included; he attended the basketball game against Class A, and celebrated when Class B won. Yoji decided to go on the class trip; while on the bus, he most likely chatted with Yoshimi. Yoji fell asleep after breathing in a sleeping gas pumped into the bus; he was then transported to an island and fitted with an explosive collar.

Yoji, 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, Yoji rushed over to the window to watch a helicopter land in front of the school. Yoji was shocked to see that Kitano had returned. When Kitano asked the class if they knew the BR Act law, Yoji kept quiet, obviously knowing the law, but afraid to say it aloud. While discussing why the class was selected by the BR Act raffle, Kitano overheard Yoshimi whispering to Yoji and hit her with a piece of chalk. When Yoshimi confronted Kitano, he told her that when someone's talking, you shut up and listen and pushed her forehead with his finger, and Yoshimi sat down next to Yoji. Yoji was horrified upon seeing Masao Hayashida's corpse. When Fumiyo Fujiyoshi was killed, Yoji 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, Yoji ran around the room trying to evade him.

When Yoji's name was called, he grabbed his school bag and ran towards the front of the room; he caught his supply bag and ran out of the school.

During the Program[]


Yoji (right) dead after being hung.

He and Yoshimi hung themselves with Yoji's rope where Mitsuko Souma later found them before killing Megumi Eto. Hirono Shimizu found them and assumed Mitsuko killed him and Yoshimi, accusing her of such.


  • The name Yoji means "ocean" (洋) (), and "two" (二) (ji)
  • Yoji's surname Kuramoto means "warehouse, storehouse" (倉) (kura), and "base, origin" (元) (moto)