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    Default Battle Royale characters

    First, sorry for my English. I'm a huge fan of Battle Royale and I tried typing all the students. Since the movie is quite different, I went with the novel and the mangas to type them.

    Main characters:
    Shuya Nanahara - ENFP
    Noriko Nakagawa - INFJ(Or possibly ISFJ, but the fact she was so good in writing and poetry makes me think she's INFJ)
    Shogo Kawada - ISTP, INTP or INTJ
    Kazuo Kiriyama - INTJ
    Mitsuko Souma - ENTJ(Not sure about this either, since she was so messed up, it's harder to tell)
    Shinji Mimura - ENTx
    Hiroki Sugimura - INFP
    Yukie Utsumi - ESFJ
    Chigusa Takako - INTJ (Not sure)

    The other students:
    Yoshio Akamatsu - ISFJ(Possibly INFJ or INFP)
    Mizuho Inada - INFP
    Keita Iijima - I'm having a hard time typing him. xxTx
    Tatsumichi Oki - ESTP
    Megumi Eto - INFJ
    Toshinori Oda - Evil ISTJ
    Sakura Ogawa - ENFP
    Izumi Kanai - ESFJ(It's a wild guess, since we know so little about her)
    Yukiko Kitano - ISFJ
    Yoshitoki Kuninobu - xNFP
    Yumiko Kusaka - ENFJ
    Yoji Kuramoto - ESxP
    Kotohiki Kayoko - ESFx in the manga, ISFx in the book
    Kuronaga Hiroshi - ISxx (Hard to tell since we know really little about him)
    Yuko Sakaki - ISFJ
    Ryuhei Sasagawa - ESTx
    Hirono Shimizu - xSTP
    Yutake Seto - xSFP
    Haruka Tanizawa - ESTJ
    Yuichiro Takiguchi - INFJ
    Sho Tsukioka - ENTP
    Mayumi Tendo - ISFJ(Wild guess too)
    Kazushi Niida - ESTP
    Yuka Nakagawa - ESFP
    Mitsuru Numai - ESTJ or ESTP
    Satomi Noda - IxTJ
    Tadakatsu Hatagami - ESTJ
    Fumiyo Fujiyoshi - ISFJ
    Chisato Matsui - INFJ
    Kyochi Motobuchi - ISTJ(Possibly INTJ)
    Yamamoto Kazuhiko - ISFP
    Yoshimi Yahagi - IxFP(I would tend to say ISFP)

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    Man, I haven't seen the movie in years and have never read the manga or novel, so it's hard for me to really help much.

    However, if Kiriyama is like he is in the movie in the other formats, I'd lean ISTP for him. He doesn't have goals or plans or ideas, he just thinks it's fun to go out and kill some people. He's in it for thrills, not to really accomplish anything in particular or prove in philosophical ideas (I can only assume).

    EDIT: Looked on Wikipedia and the character seems different in the books/manga. I'd say INTJ sounds about right for that version.
    Does he want a pillow for his head?

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    I saw Mitsuko (all versions) as an unhealthy _SFP.

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    Big fan of Battle Royale myself, here's my take on typing some of the characters.
    Shuya Nanahara - ENFP, all versions.
    Noriko Nakagawa - IxFJ, manga and novel.
    Yoshitoki Kuninobu - IxFP
    Shinji Mimura - ENTP, all versions.
    Shogo Kawada - Seems very xNTJ. Perhaps INTJ.
    Kazuo Kiriyama - IxTP. I'd have to go a little bit more towards INTP with this one. Although in the manga, I suspect that he may have been INFJ, but due to the condition of his brain it's hard to tell.
    Hiroki Sugimura - INFJ. At least, his actions in the manga suggests that. Still, he had a lot of INFP qualities, gotta agree.
    Yes, for some reason... I saw a battle between two INFJs in the showdown between Kiriyama and Sugimura in the manga. I could be very wrong, though.
    Mitsuko Souma - Either a very unhealthy xSFP, or a very unhealthy ESTP.
    Takako Chigusa - In the movie, ENTJ.

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    Hey fellow BR fan

    Quote Originally Posted by maskara View Post
    Big fan of Battle Royale myself, here's my take on typing some of the characters.
    Shuya Nanahara - ENFP, all versions.
    I agree with that. Shuya is so ENFP, it hurts haha.

    Noriko Nakagawa - IxFJ, manga and novel.
    Yeah, I have a hard time deciding between ISFJ and INFJ. Movie Noriko is definitely ISFJ though.

    Yoshitoki Kuninobu - IxFP
    Yup.

    Shogo Kawada - Seems very xNTJ. Perhaps INTJ.
    The thing with Kawada is that during the game, he seems INTJ, but in his flashbacks with Keiko in the manga, he looks like the typical ISTP.
    Kazuo Kiriyama - IxTP. I'd have to go a little bit more towards INTP with this one. Although in the manga, I suspect that he may have been INFJ, but due to the condition of his brain it's hard to tell.
    I typed him as INTJ at first, but I agree with you. Kiriyama definitely doesn't use Te. I would say INTP then, altough he is really hard to type because of his brain condition. I would have to reread the book to see if he uses more Ne or Ni.

    Hiroki Sugimura - INFJ. At least, his actions in the manga suggests that. Still, he had a lot of INFP qualities, gotta agree.
    Yes, for some reason... I saw a battle between two INFJs in the showdown between Kiriyama and Sugimura in the manga. I could be very wrong, though.
    The way he reacted to Takako telling him how she felt about him while she was dying made me think he was a Fi-user, instead of Fe-user. Maybe I don't understand Fe well enough, but wouldn't an INFJ would have known exactly what to say to Takako to make her feel better during her last moments? If I remember correctly, Sugimura was all awkward and didn't really know what to say.

    Mitsuko Souma - Either a very unhealthy xSFP, or a very unhealthy ESTP.
    I would say unealthy ESFP with developed Te.

    Takako Chigusa - In the movie, ENTJ.
    I can see it in the movie, but not in the novel or the manga. She's definitely an introvert in those versions. Some kind of IxTx.


    And a few corrections on my previous list.

    Yukie Utsumi - ESFJ
    She's definitely ENFJ. She's much more of the in-charge style, instead of get things going.

    Megumi Eto - INFJ
    Just like Noriko, she could also be ISFJ.

    Yumiko Kusaka - ENFJ
    ENFP.

    Mitsuru Numai - ESTJ or ESTP
    I would say Mitsuru is an ESTJ gone wrong.

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    I agree with that. Shuya is so ENFP, it hurts haha.
    Fuckin lol'd

    The thing with Kawada is that during the game, he seems INTJ, but in his flashbacks with Keiko in the manga, he looks like the typical ISTP.
    Fascinating character. This will be a bit long...

    I see what you mean. He does have that ISTP smugness going on about him after all (what with the cigarette smoking and shit. Ahaha). Just that, I really don't think he prefers Ti at all. Come to think of it, his practicality and canned knowledge about things strongly suggest ISTJ in my mind. I guess what really made me think of him as an INTJ was the whole...er, "masterminding" thing... I'm not convinced little bits of ISTP improvisation would've led to the shocking moment near the end, the revelation of his little plan (you know what I'm talking about, hehe let's not spoil it for the others)--it seemed more like the plan was formed when he decided to help Shuya and Noriko survive, and he stuck with it.
    Besides, he seemed to understand Shuya whenever the little bugger would start throwing fits, and even though he always tried to act tough and clear-headed about things, you can see he's also emotionally affected with the fucked-up happenings (one awesome INTJ talent is appearing intensely courageous in the face of things that make them want to piss their pants...). Maybe the incident with Keiko has bolstered his Fi preference, and I think that's pretty obvious when he decided to protect the two people who were more a burden to him than help. He's got a great deal of insight into the characters of Shuya and Noriko, and it's not like he learned to trust them. He just knew he could. He decided their lives were worth saving. And I won't forget his explicit instructions about the two main players of the game: both were to be shot on sight, but Mitsuko would be a mercy kill, and Kiriyama you just shoot like a wild animal (I have INTJ friends who analyze and talk about their interpersonal adversaries in that wise. Haha). There's a lot of Fi and a lot of Te going on with Kawada.
    There's also a thing about Ni-doms... appearing older and wiser than they really are. The gap between the ages of Shuya and Kawada may just be a year or two, but put them together, observe them for a bit and it becomes easy enough to spot who's the child and who's the adult, regardless of physical appearances.
    One last thing... about the collar. I seriously doubt an ISTP would even know how to start messing around with that. But an INTJ, with his unique mind and strong intuitive intelligence... the only other type I can think of that could possibly mess around with it unscathed is INTP. Possibly. And doubtless you'll agree that Kawada's no INTP.

    I typed him as INTJ at first, but I agree with you. Kiriyama definitely doesn't use Te. I would say INTP then, altough he is really hard to type because of his brain condition. I would have to reread the book to see if he uses more Ne or Ni.
    This will be a bit long as well.

    I think you'd find my main reasons for seeing the Kiriyama in the manga as an INFJ interesting... perhaps. For one, yes, he's definitely an introverted thinker. Come to think of it, in the beginning, it seemed that all of his other preferences were extremely overshadowed by introverted thinking, but as the game progressed I found that it was not so. I had the idea that the reason he's so adept at mastering things quickly were in part due to a highly evolved Ni, as well as excellent mimicry courtesy of a well-developed Se. And since his brain condition had something to do with blocking his emotions, he didn't give a shit about the world or how people around him felt. Hypothetically, an INFJ unable to realize Fe due to brain damage would have no interest in external judging, and thus would appear very much "perceiving". I'd go so far as to say that his cock-blocked Fe only manifested itself in minute ways, such as making an impression with dressing sharp, being elegant and stuff. Maybe subconsciously actually liked the hairstyle forced upon him by one of his pet uglies.

    Actually, the real reasons for my assumptions are rather shallow.
    1. Early in the Sugimura-Kiriyama fight, Hiroki claimed that Kiriyama seemed to "project Ki from within"... as if by magic. And, well, we uh, we all know INFJs are Magic People.
    2. And did you see the way the guy moved...? HIS FUCKING SCHOOL JACKET WAS JUST FLOATING ABOVE HIM NO MATTER WHAT, WHAT THE FUCK MAN That there is trademark INFJ grace! Only Magic People move like that!
    3. Near the end of the story, Kazuo recalled that fateful incident from his childhood. He called it "The Bad Thing! The Bad Thing!" If that's not the introverted intuition way of a child defining a life-altering phenomenon, then I don't know what is. It led me to think that Kazuo Kiriyama must've had a developing Ni at that point of his childhood... then BAM, I AM SUDDENLY ROBOTIC AND WITHOUT EMOTION. (check out the series of panels depicting his childhood before the incident, and you'll see that he was a pretty cheerful lad, smiling a lot, enjoying people, emulating his TV superheroes...quite unlike how I imagine the quiet and curious Ti-dominant child to be.) I suppose young Kiriyama was on his way to a cognitive development on the INFJ path before "The Bad Thing!" fucked around with his brains.

    Again, this is just what I think about the Kiriyama in the manga. The Kiriyama in the novel was likely INTP. The Movie Kiriyama was more of a DICK.

    The way he reacted to Takako telling him how she felt about him while she was dying made me think he was a Fi-user, instead of Fe-user. Maybe I don't understand Fe well enough, but wouldn't an INFJ would have known exactly what to say to Takako to make her feel better during her last moments? If I remember correctly, Sugimura was all awkward and didn't really know what to say.
    Ah, you're totally right. The only reason I got the idea that he may be INFJ was that during the fight, he was struggling to "catch the moment". I guess I attributed that to difficulties with inferior Se. Yeah, Hiroki was definitely INFP.


    What about Shinji Mimura? I always saw the three versions to be very healthy ENTPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    [Kiriyama] I typed him as INTJ at first, but I agree with you. Kiriyama definitely doesn't use Te. I would say INTP then, altough he is really hard to type because of his brain condition. I would have to reread the book to see if he uses more Ne or Ni.
    this is my favourite character.

    INTP - very very intuitive. in the novel he just devours school
    subjects and amassing knowledge, and he'll keep at it until
    he can understand it all in its complexity, then he'll simply
    just move on to the next neq thing. this allows him to just
    excel in all subject across the board and including sports
    and hobbies.

    and he's just so damn curious about everything, and is all
    about bettering himself (ie, cutting up his own arm to
    rearrange the nerves so his finger can shoot a gun faster).

    i mean just look at his motivation in joining The Project too,
    and the way he's the first one to "figure out" the system
    once he's there. in the novel he's much more stoic than
    the movie.
    every normal man must be tempted, at times,
    to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
    and begin slitting throats.
    h.l. mencken

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    I love BR so much. I'm so glad I finally found someone who is into MBTI and BR.

    Quote Originally Posted by maskara View Post
    Fascinating character. This will be a bit long...

    I see what you mean. He does have that ISTP smugness going on about him after all (what with the cigarette smoking and shit. Ahaha). Just that, I really don't think he prefers Ti at all. Come to think of it, his practicality and canned knowledge about things strongly suggest ISTJ in my mind. I guess what really made me think of him as an INTJ was the whole...er, "masterminding" thing... I'm not convinced little bits of ISTP improvisation would've led to the shocking moment near the end, the revelation of his little plan (you know what I'm talking about, hehe let's not spoil it for the others)--it seemed more like the plan was formed when he decided to help Shuya and Noriko survive, and he stuck with it.
    Besides, he seemed to understand Shuya whenever the little bugger would start throwing fits, and even though he always tried to act tough and clear-headed about things, you can see he's also emotionally affected with the fucked-up happenings (one awesome INTJ talent is appearing intensely courageous in the face of things that make them want to piss their pants...). Maybe the incident with Keiko has bolstered his Fi preference, and I think that's pretty obvious when he decided to protect the two people who were more a burden to him than help. He's got a great deal of insight into the characters of Shuya and Noriko, and it's not like he learned to trust them. He just knew he could. He decided their lives were worth saving. And I won't forget his explicit instructions about the two main players of the game: both were to be shot on sight, but Mitsuko would be a mercy kill, and Kiriyama you just shoot like a wild animal (I have INTJ friends who analyze and talk about their interpersonal adversaries in that wise. Haha). There's a lot of Fi and a lot of Te going on with Kawada.
    There's also a thing about Ni-doms... appearing older and wiser than they really are. The gap between the ages of Shuya and Kawada may just be a year or two, but put them together, observe them for a bit and it becomes easy enough to spot who's the child and who's the adult, regardless of physical appearances.
    One last thing... about the collar. I seriously doubt an ISTP would even know how to start messing around with that. But an INTJ, with his unique mind and strong intuitive intelligence... the only other type I can think of that could possibly mess around with it unscathed is INTP. Possibly. And doubtless you'll agree that Kawada's no INTP.
    In fact, the collar thing is what made me think Kawada was an ISTP. ISTP are usually the best type to figure out how something work. But yeah, you're right Kawada is definetly INTJ.

    And what about Keiko? From the flashbacks, she reminded me of a calmer, more introverted version of ENFJ Utsumi, so maybe INFJ?

    think you'd find my main reasons for seeing the Kiriyama in the manga as an INFJ interesting... perhaps. For one, yes, he's definitely an introverted thinker. Come to think of it, in the beginning, it seemed that all of his other preferences were extremely overshadowed by introverted thinking, but as the game progressed I found that it was not so. I had the idea that the reason he's so adept at mastering things quickly were in part due to a highly evolved Ni, as well as excellent mimicry courtesy of a well-developed Se. And since his brain condition had something to do with blocking his emotions, he didn't give a shit about the world or how people around him felt. Hypothetically, an INFJ unable to realize Fe due to brain damage would have no interest in external judging, and thus would appear very much "perceiving". I'd go so far as to say that his cock-blocked Fe only manifested itself in minute ways, such as making an impression with dressing sharp, being elegant and stuff. Maybe subconsciously actually liked the hairstyle forced upon him by one of his pet uglies.

    Actually, the real reasons for my assumptions are rather shallow.
    1. Early in the Sugimura-Kiriyama fight, Hiroki claimed that Kiriyama seemed to "project Ki from within"... as if by magic. And, well, we uh, we all know INFJs are Magic People.
    2. And did you see the way the guy moved...? HIS FUCKING SCHOOL JACKET WAS JUST FLOATING ABOVE HIM NO MATTER WHAT, WHAT THE FUCK MAN That there is trademark INFJ grace! Only Magic People move like that!
    3. Near the end of the story, Kazuo recalled that fateful incident from his childhood. He called it "The Bad Thing! The Bad Thing!" If that's not the introverted intuition way of a child defining a life-altering phenomenon, then I don't know what is. It led me to think that Kazuo Kiriyama must've had a developing Ni at that point of his childhood... then BAM, I AM SUDDENLY ROBOTIC AND WITHOUT EMOTION. (check out the series of panels depicting his childhood before the incident, and you'll see that he was a pretty cheerful lad, smiling a lot, enjoying people, emulating his TV superheroes...quite unlike how I imagine the quiet and curious Ti-dominant child to be.) I suppose young Kiriyama was on his way to a cognitive development on the INFJ path before "The Bad Thing!" fucked around with his brains.

    Again, this is just what I think about the Kiriyama in the manga. The Kiriyama in the novel was likely INTP. The Movie Kiriyama was more of a DICK.
    What makes me think Kiriyama isn't INFJ is that he doesn't seem to use Ni, he doesn't seem to have a big vision of what his plan is. He sounds more like a go with the flow person, exploring different possibilities out of pure curiosity. This sounds more Ne than Ni to me. But I had totally forgot about the flashbacks of Kiriyama before his accident, and yeah, he didn't look like a INTP child at all in those.

    And I hated what they did to Kiriyama in the movie. He was such a boring plot device in the movie and they took away everything that made him so interesting in the book/manga, like his accident, his relationship with Numai, etc. I guess Movie!Kiriyama is some kind of psycho ISTP, doing it for the thrill.


    Ah, you're totally right. The only reason I got the idea that he may be INFJ was that during the fight, he was struggling to "catch the moment". I guess I attributed that to difficulties with inferior Se. Yeah, Hiroki was definitely INFP.

    What about Shinji Mimura? I always saw the three versions to be very healthy ENTPs.
    Yes, I definitely agree. Mimura is the ultimate ENTP. And his difficulty to forgive Iijima for something he did months ago in the book/manga could be associated to inferior Si.

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    Over 10 years ago since I saw that movie so I barely remember. I just now that I liked its intent, still watching it nearly made me kill myself in front of the TV :/
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