Battle Royale

For the novel, please go to Yukiko Kitano (Manga). For the film, please go to Yukiko Kitano (Film).


Yukiko Kitano (北野 雪子, Kitano Yukiko) was a member of the Halo Church, which was where she met her best friend, Yumiko Kusaka. Although they both attended the church, neither was very devoted to the religion - they saw it more as a social meeting. They shared everything, and one time brought a pair of earrings they both liked, keeping one earring each. Yukiko was very domesticated, and loved to make cakes for Yumiko. She was very concerned about other people's opinions of her.


Yukiko had a rounded face and a petite body which her friend Yumiko was jealous of. She was jealous of Yumiko's height though.

Friends and Enemies

Yukiko's best friend was Yumiko Kusaka and also had a crush on Shuya Nanahara. The two girls were separated from the rest of the girls in the class and very insular.

In the Program

Yukiko meets with Yumiko after leaving the school (due to the fact Yoshitoki Kuninobu died before the game started, Yumiko is the next person out after Yukiko), and the two make their way to the former tourist information center on the eastern slopes of the north mountain. The two girls chat and discuss who they have crushes on, and realize that they can't bear killing each other. Thinking that many of their classmates must feel the same, they make an announcement over a megaphone, calling for their classmates to meet them and discuss things as a group. The announcements alert Kazuo Kiriyama to their location. Kazuo creeps up on them and shoots both of them with his machine gun. He finishes off both with a gunshot to the head using Mitsuru Numai's Walther PPK.


  • The name Yukiko means "snow" (雪) (yuki) and "child" (子) (ko).
  • Yukiko's surname Kitano means "north" (北) (kita) and "field, wilderness" (野) (no).