Battle Royale, Volume 1

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Tokyopop, 2003 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 216 pages
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In the 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.

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The pacing is poor, hindered a lot by the flashbacks. - Goodreads
The writing is excellent and so is the artwork. - Goodreads
The ending was great! - Goodreads
The story telling is rapid-fire, and disorienting. - Goodreads
It was a bit gory at times, but otherwise easy to read. - Goodreads
SPOILERS BELOW*** Firstly, I love the introduction. - Goodreads

Review: Battle Royale, Vol. 01 (Battle Royale #1)

User Review  - Jordan Davidson - Goodreads

Anyone who's read the novel "Battle Royale" or seen the movie should be familiar with the plot of the manga. Though there are some differences present from one medium to the next, the main storyline ... Read full review

Review: Battle Royale, Vol. 01 (Battle Royale #1)

User Review  - Jessica Veiga - Goodreads

I don't thing mangá is a think for me, but I liked the story. Read full review

Contents

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About the author (2003)

Koushun Takami was borin in 1969 in Amagasaki near Osaka and grew up in Kagawa Prefecture of Shikoku, where he currently resides. After Graduating from Osaka University with a degree in literature, he dropped out of Nihon University's liberal arts correspondence school. From 1991 to 1996 he worked for the prefectural news company Shikoku Shinbun. "Battle Royale", completed after Takami left the news company, was a finalist for the Kadokawa Mystery Prize, but ulimately lost due to the controversy the novel's content provoked among juruy members. With its publication in Japan in 1999, Battle Royale received widespread support from young readers and became a best seller. in 2000. ot was adapted as a manga and made into a popular feature film.

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