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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User Review  - Traciinaz - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book and think that it translated to English well. A lot of people have compared it to Hunger Games but I don't think there are enough similarities to make that argument. Yes, both ... Read full review

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The book that the hyper-violent Japanese cult movie was based on. I was surprised that the story was actually not gratuitously violent. The violence is an integral part of the story: In an alternate ... Read full review

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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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