Synopses & Reviews
In the future, random junior high school classes are chosen to compete in a game called Battle Royale. The rules: only one student can survive after three days on an island or else they all perish.
If Shinji could only defeat the government troops controlling The Program, he could get out of this hell. With this in mind, he outlines a plan to visit the troops with his hand-made bombs. Now all that's left is to put that plan into action. Unfortunately, this is much easier said than done. If only he hadn't been in that accident!
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.
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.