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Battle Royale (Manga)

Battle Royale

Alternative Titles

English: Battle Royale
Japanese: バトル・ロワイアル

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 119
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 2000 to Jan 2006
Authors: Taguchi, Masayuki (Art), Takami, Koushun (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.231 (scored by 11477 users)
Ranked: #4772
Popularity: #79
Members: 21,765
Favorites: 1,671
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

Under the guise of a "study trip," a group of students from Shiroiwa Junior High School in the fictional town of Shiroiwa (Kagawa Prefecture) are gassed on a bus. They awaken in the Okishima Island School on Okishima, an isolated, evacuated island. They learn that they have been placed in an event called the Program.

According to the rules, every year since 1947, 42 third-year high school students are isolated, and each student is required to fight to the death until one student remains. Their movements are tracked by metal collars around their necks, which contain tracking and listening devices; if any student should attempt to escape the Program, or enter declared forbidden zones, a bomb will be detonated in the collar, killing the wearer. If no one dies in a 24 hour time period, there will be no winner and all collars will be detonated simultaneously.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Related Manga

Sequel: Battle Royale 2: Blitz Royale

Characters

 Shogo
Kawada, Shogo
Main
 Kazuo
Kiriyama, Kazuo
Main
 Shinji
Mimura, Shinji
Main
 Noriko
Nakagawa, Noriko
Main
 Shuuya
Nanahara, Shuuya
Main
 Mitsuko
Souma, Mitsuko
Main
 Hiroki
Sugimura, Hiroki
Main



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Oct 23, 2007
Master10K
A Psychological, Action, Thriller that will take you on the most extreme thrill ride you can imagine. But be warned, you must be 18.

Battle Royale is basically about survival of the fittest, where kids have to duke it out with each other in a sort of "last man standing game". This interesting plot brings forth a great deal intensity and emotional turmoil, of which you have never seen. It’s also surprising how long and in-depth the story is, even though it only covers a short time-frame. The problem with this set-up is that it almost completely removes the thought of getting attached to any characters read more
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Aug 27, 2014
StellarAbyss
'Kill or be killed. This is how this fucking game works'.

It's more violent than your Tokyo Ghoul and much more emotional than Eren's mom being munched by a Titan. This, ladies and gentlemen is 'Battle Royale' - an original story featuring a very gruesome gladiator fight imposed by the government act, between innocent teenagers on a deserted island. One thing is for sure - Battle Royale encapsulates trust, betrayal, love, insanity, gore, fear, anxiety, despair for survival and most importantly, hope into this incredible 15 volume manga that is just incomparable with the movie.

For most of you out there, who've seen the Battle read more
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User Recommendations

Both follow the same concept of people being forced into a death game. Both are very graphic and gory with interesting story and characters, GANTZ is a little more supernatural with more nudity as well but above all both are very similar.
Btooom! is the end result of the premise of Battle Royale being combined with a fictional Xbox 360 game. Simple as that.

Instead of a class of school kids finding themselves forced to kill each other on a deserted island for lulz purposes, in Btooom! a game company decides to let those unwanted by society test out their online game in reality by blowing each other up with bomb-grenades on a deserted island. THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE/A FEW, etc etc...

The lead just happens to be one of the top ten best players in Japan, and his online waifu JUST HAPPENS to also be along for the real-life game ride. (Even better, she's a busty 15-year-old school girl--RESULT!)

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