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A random class of 9th graders have been chosen for the 'program.' They must now kill each other until the final winner is decided. In protest, it's up to Shuuya to gather a group to fight back and deliver a counter-punch to the government that ruined their lives. But they must be careful, for there are those among them who have decided to try to 'win' this cruel game.

About the Author

Koushun Takami's first novel, Battle Royale, was a finalist for the Kadokawa Mystery Novel Prize and was then published in 1999. Takami went on to pen the manga of the same name, collaborating with artist Masayuki Taguchi for over 8 volumes. The book and manga have been adapted into a movie by director Kinji Fukasaku which has spawned a legion of fans.

Series Description

Inthe future, random Jr. High School classes are chosen to compete in a game called Battle Royale. The rules: only one student can survive after 3 days on an island or else they all perish. Weapons are handed out and each student is sent out into the field alone and unprepared for the horror that awaits them. The classmates turn upon themselves in a battle for survival, treaties are made and broken, and former friends become foes as the relentless countdown continues. Amid the betrayals and rising body count, two classmates confess their love for each other and swear to survive this deadly game together.

Based on the live-action feature film that became a cause celebre and polarized much of Japan.

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MangaChick98, September 23, 2012 (view all comments by MangaChick98)
I am actually a big fan of a series that sounds like it's abased off this (the hunger games) and have wanted to try this series since my boyfriend mentioned it in a conversation a few weeks back. It sounds really good from his description.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781591823148
Publisher:
TokyoPop
Location:
Los Angeles
Author:
Taguchi, Masayuki
Author:
Takami, Koushun
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Junior high school students
Subject:
Graphic novels, Japanese
Subject:
Reality television programs.
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Manga
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Manga - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Battle Royale
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20030513
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
7.39x5.08x.58 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
Ages 18

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