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For the novel, please go to Yukie Utsumi (Novel). For the manga, please go to Yukie Utsumi (Manga).

Idiots... We might all have survived... We're all so stupid... Stupid!

–Yukie's lament after seeing her friends kill each other.

Yukie Utsumi (内海 幸枝, Utsumi Yukie) is a minor character in Battle Royale.

Backstory[]

Yukie was an outgoing girl who got along with most of her class. She was also the female class representative.

Friends and Enemies[]

Yukie was best friends with Haruka Tanizawa and friends with Chisato Matsui, Yuka Nakagawa, Satomi Noda and Yuko Sakaki. She had a crush on Shuya Nanahara.

Before the Program[]

Before Kitano resigned, Class B decided to take a day off and skip school, Yukie included; she attended the basketball game against Class A and celebrated when Class B won. Yukie decided to go on the class trip; while on the bus, she played patty-cake with Satomi, Haruka, Masao Hayashida, and a few other girls and got frustrated when Mr. Hayashida got distracted. Yukie fell asleep after breathing in a sleeping gas pumped into the bus; she was then transported to an island and fitted with an explosive collar.

Yukie, along with the rest of the class woke up in a classroom in the island's school; she checked on Satomi before realizing that Yuka was wearing the same collar as the other two. Unnerved by the presence of Shogo Kawada and Kazuo Kiriyama, Yukie rushed to the windows in time to see a helicopter land in front of the school. Yukie was shocked to see that Kitano had returned. When Kitano was writing the name of the BR Act law on the blackboard, Yukie asked him where they were, which he ignored; when Kitano asked the class if they knew about the law, Yukie kept quiet, obviously knowing the law but afraid to say it aloud. Yukie asked Kitano what he was talking about to which Kitano had Mr. Hayashida's corpse brought out, which horrified her. When Fumiyo Fujiyoshi was killed, Yukie panicked and rushed to the door trying to escape, before running to the back of the class when the soldiers began firing; when Yoshitoki Kuninobu's collar activated, she ran around the room trying to avoid him.

When Yukie's name was called, she picked up her school bag and walked to the front of the room, waving to her classmates all the while, before catching her supply bag and running out of the school.

During the Program

Yukie came up with the plan to gather as many of the girls as possible together, and have them think things through and try to work out a way off of the island. She manages to get Haruka, Yuka, Satomi, and Chisato.

She and the rest of her group find a lighthouse and lock themselves in. A scout discovers Yuko. After Hiroki Sugimura delivers an injured Shuya to the lighthouse, Yukie dresses his wound and also convinces the other girls to let him stay. When Shuya awakens, Yukie tells him who has died while he was out. She mentions that Toshinori Oda, Mizuho Inada, Kaori Minami, Yuichiro Takiguchi, and Tadakatsu Hatagami died.

Yukie then asks about Tatsumichi Oki and Shuya tells her that it was just an accident and that he was with Shogo Kawada and Noriko Nakagawa. He also tells her of Shogo's plan to escape.

Shortly afterward, Yukie tells him that she knows everything about him and then asks if he knows what that means which he is confused by. She brushes it off and tells him that it's lunch time and she will bring him his food.

Yukie later announces to the other girls that Shuya is awake and in good condition. She tells Haruka to get Yuka from watch and she tries to calm Satomi and Yuko down as they are scared of what may happen in the days to come.

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Yukie (below Haruka), near death after being shot by Satomi.

After Yuka joins the group, Yukie gathers the girls to tell them of Shogo's plan and suddenly Yuka dies from the food that was poisoned. Satomi grabs the gun and blames Chisato and Haruka while Yukie tries to calm everyone down. Chisato accuses Yukie of poisoning the food to run off with Shuya and, as she goes for her gun, she is killed by Satomi. Yukie grabs her gun and shoots at Satomi, while Haruka joins in. The three girls get into a gun fight and all three collapse, with Haruka dying instantly. Satomi gets back up, points her gun at Yuko, and asks if she killed Yuka, which she denies. As Satomi begins to say how she thought she would at least live until the next day, she is shot by a dying Yukie. As she dies, Yukie laments the fact that they could have all lived, and deems her and her friends stupid.

Etymology[]

  • The name Yukie means "happiness, good luck" (幸) (yuki) and "branch" (枝) (e).
  • Yukie's surname Utsumi means "inland sea/Inland Sea, cove, bay, inlet, gulf, creek" (内海).

Notes[]

  • Yukie is one of two girls who had a clique; the other girl was Mitsuko Souma.
  • Yukie is one of the girls who likes Shuya Nanahara. The others are Noriko Nakagawa and Yukiko Kitano.
  • This version of Yukie is the only one who killed Satomi. In the novel and manga, Yukie died instantly and Haruka was the one to kill Satomi.
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