Battle Royale

For the novel, please go to Yukie Utsumi (Novel). For the film, please go to Yukie Utsumi (Film).

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


Yukie was an intelligent, charismatic, and practical girl, who was bold enough to say what was on her mind. Yukie was the class female representative and was known to be a born leader.

Friends and Enemies[]

Yukie was best friends with Haruka Tanizawa. Yukie's other close friends were Noriko Nakagawa, Yuko Sakaki, Chisato Matsui, Satomi Noda, Yuka Nakagawa, Izumi Kanai and Fumiyo Fujiyoshi. Yukie had a crush on Shuya Nanahara since she first saw him. She seemed to be on good terms with the majority of the class.

In the Program[]

Yukie witnesses Fumiyo's death after Fumiyo attempts to whisper to her, but is killed by Yonemi Kamon for whispering. Her head falls back onto Yukie's desk, which is then soaked with blood.

When Yukie is let out of the school, she runs away crying and then finds a place to rest; at that point she became angry and came up with the plan to gather as many of her friends as possible together and try to work out a way off of the island. She first approaches Haruka Tanizawa.

Afterwards, at the entrance of the school, they witness Kazushi Niida kill Yoshio Akamatsu. Haruka insists on only letting girls join. They approach Satomi Noda, Yuka Nakagawa and Chisato Matsui. Yukie offers to let Kaori Minami join them but she runs away, while talking about a cat. Yukie and the girls decide not to let Yoshimi Yahagi join as she was in Mitsuko Souma's gang.

They find Sakura Ogawa and Kazuhiko Yamamoto, and Yukie attempts to approach them. Sakura and Kazuhiko mistake the sound for a classmate willing to play the game, and they choose to kill themselves by jumping off a cliff instead of playing. Yukie cries as she looks down the cliff, insisting that she wasn't playing the game.

She and the rest of her group find a lighthouse and lock themselves in. At some point after Tatsumichi Oki's murder, they find Yuko Sakaki, who's verging on catatonic after witnessing the murder. The girls then find Hiroki Sugimura with an injured Shuya Nanahara. Yukie lets them in and talks with Hiroki about the recent events, where she learns that Kazuo Kiriyama and Mitsuko are playing to win. She then finds out that Hiroki has a crush on Kayoko Kotohiki and he leaves to search for her. As Shuya is recovering, Yukie takes care of him and dresses his wounds. She then kisses him while he sleeps. When Shuya awakens, Yukie tells him that Hiroki had said that Shogo and Noriko had gotten away. He then asks who has died while he was out. She mentions that several people, including Hirono Shimizu, Yutaka Seto, Keita Iijima, Yuichiro Takiguchi, Tadakatsu Hatagami, Toshinori Oda, and Shuya's good friend Shinji Mimura, have died. She gives Shuya a second to process Shinji's death. She then tells how she and the girls got together and found the lighthouse. Shuya then tells her that Shogo has told him that there is a way off the island, Yukie then tells him that while she can't fully trust Shogo, she decides to leave to convince the other girls. She tells him that she at least trusts Shuya and asks if he and Noriko are together, to which he replies not yet. Saying that they might die tomorrow, turns around, runs over, and kisses him. Yukie then exits the room and quietly hopes that she and Noriko won't fall out even if she's determined to pursue Shuya.

In the kitchen, Yukie announces that Shuya will make it and Yuka teases her about her being gone for a long time with Shuya. While Yukie is talking to the other girls, Yuko attempts to poison Shuya's food after having witnessed the aftermath of his struggle with Tatsumichi Oki. Yuko accidentally kills Yuka with the poison after she eats Shuya's food and the girls panic. Satomi blames Chisato who in turn blames Haruka. Chisato points her gun at Satomi, telling her that it's her turn to listen. Before she can do anything, Satomi kills her. Yukie, holding Chisato's body, asks if this is what Satomi wanted. Haruka tells Yukie to shoot Satomi as she knows Satomi will kill them all. When Satomi points her gun at Haruka, Yukie runs toward Satomi to stop her, but Satomi turns and fatally shoots her.

Shuya discovers Yukie's body after the massacre and cries as he holds her. After he fails to save Yuko from committing suicide, he brings her body inside and gives the lighthouse girls an impromptu funeral. When speaking of Yukie, he tells her that he knew she had kissed him while he was sleeping and he regrets not answering her confession. He joins her hands with her friends before leaving the lighthouse to reunite with Shogo and Noriko.



  • 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 & Trivia[]

  • Yukie was the first person to kiss Shuya Nanahara on the lips, although this was while he was sleeping.