Yoshitoki Kuninobu

国信慶時, Boy #7

Boy #7 Yoshitoki Kuninobu, Shuya's best friend, He is cheerful and does not lose his temper easily.

He is killed by Kamon/Sakamochi/Kitano before the game begins. In the novel and manga, after the teacher reveals that he has raped Yoshitoki's guardian (orphanage overseer), Yoshitoki expresses his hatred for the teacher. Showing hatred for a government official is illegal, so the teacher shoots Yoshitoki in the mouth, face and head. In the film, Yoshitoki had stabbed Kitano in the buttocks at school, leading to Kitano's resignation. When the children appear for the program, after Kitano kills Fumiyo and Noriko is shot in the chaos, Yoshitoki attacks Kitano. In revenge Kitano slashes Yoshitoki's buttocks. After Yoshitoki argues and fights with Kyoichi Motobuchi, Kitano detonates Yoshitoki's collar. Yoshitoki is in love with Noriko Nakagawa, and, after Yoshitoki's death, Shuya promises protect Noriko in his stead.

(Source: Wikipedia)