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.
I thought I'd made this recommendation already. I hadn't. (True story...)
After reading the BR manga, I went on to read the novel. There's a world of difference between the novel and its completely over the top manga adaptation. The simplest way of explaining it is for me to tell you to imagine the author of Gantz, Oku, was allowed to insert as much graphic violence and nudity as humanly possible, while keeping the story and characterisation as is.
Remember that part in the novel where - in a flashback - the Terminator/final boss character plucked an eyeball out at school?... No? What about the part where a girl reverse-raped a boy to reward him, as he lay dying from a wound in his stomach?... Still no? Ok, then: you MUST remember the bit where, in a martial arts showdown with the series' final boss (one of the best fights ever, FYI) the good guy hit the bad guy with a mini-kamehameha?...... I give up.
If you loved Gantz for its boobs, violence and general craziness, you'd LOVE BR to bits. Seriously. read more
Characters fight to survive, and if they try to run away then a bomb goes off in their head. It has the same feeling of hopelessness that runs through Battle Royale, and while reading Battle Royale I was shocked at some of the similarities. If you like one then you will like the other.
Combining graphic violence with a game style concept and gimmick, Gantz and Battle Royale are classic survival horror series. Both series consists of a group of characters trapped in a death game where they must fight in order to survive. The follow a different set of rules and principles but the core of the themes remain. Both series' main male protagonists also adapts similar personality with a strong dedication to survive. Throughout both series, we learn much more about the other players and what awaits them.
While Battle Royale deals a lot more with character development, there are many similarities that are present between the two series'.
In terms of sex scenes and overall nudity, the same elements are in Gantz, although in a more extreme state.
Another great similarity is the AMAZING amount of realism that both of these manga contain, luring the reader in with relatable stories and setups.
If you're into the horror aspects of BR, you'll certainly like Gantz! In fact, I would say that the brutality in BR does next to NOTHING to prepare you to some of Gantz's more extreme scenes.
Both Battle Royale and Gantz are similar in many ways.
First off, both of them have a group of people put into a place where they must kill or be killed. The only difference is the Battle Royale focuses on only one such setting, while Gantz has multiple characters go into this setting multiple times. Plus, in Battle Royale, the people are killing humans, while in Gantz, aliens are being killed.
Both have extremely similar styles of art, with tons of gore and nudity present in both of them.
Overall, both of these manga, are similar in a multitude of ways and if you like one, you'll most probably like the other. read more
Btooom! is the end result of the premise of Battle Royale being combined with a fictional Xbox 360 game. Or, put another way, Btooom! is Battle Royale with bomb-grenades as weapons + otaku bait. HOWEVER, Btooom! is FAR less extreme in terms of violence and the contrived 'plot armour' writing eventually weigh it down.
Instead of a class of school kids finding themselves forced to kill each other until only one is left on a deserted island for totalitarian dictatorship lulz purposes (with timed bombs around their necks in case they refuse), 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 bombs on a deserted island. THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE/A FEW, etc etc...
Btooom!'s 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!) read more
the story is so similar to each other!
If u like SURVIVAL GAME U will like it for sure
bunch of people in an unknown desert fighting each other to the death
also there a lot of creepy scenes in both manga xD
Built on the foundation of a survival horror game, Btooom! and Battle Royale pits a group of characters in a struggle between life and death. The main characters are involved in a twisted game with their lives at stake. With a lack of trust but desire to win, the main protagonists establishes both rivals and alliances in both series. There is noticeable about of graphic violence present to show the brutality of the games. And by survival horror standards, there is also a fair amount of rules set to determine the outcome of their games. Both series also has relationship focus although Battle Royale is more well known for its brutal approaches at mature themes.  read more
Both manga involve the characters being put in an island to participate in a "kill or be killed" game. Readers pry into the protagonists' inner thoughts. Moral lines are blurred, and characters often have to decide between doing the right thing and survival.
Both have the survival of the fittest game to be played in a remote island by a group of people that didn't really agreed into participating. The game situation and rules will lead players to think separately. It's either they kill and win the game or try to escape the impossible.
Both anime have people stuck in an island forced to fight each other to get out. In Btoom! people are individually nominated by anyone whereas in Battle Royale an entire class gets nominated by the organizers. :)
Panic ensues among the class(es) of both manga causing many to adopt a kill-or-be-killed attitude while others continue to hope that they can all survive together. Also, since both manga feature some cliche characters... the character archetypes of some of the main characters are pretty similar.
Battle Royale deals with a class of students who set off on a field trip and end up left to fend for themselves on a deserted island. This is same kind of situation takes place in Cage of Eden, the difference being in BR the students have to kill each other to survive whereas in CoE the students must not only survive the attacks of the crazies that have survived the plane crash that left them stranded on the island but they also have to fend off the prehistoric dinosaurs that also populate it. Both series are gory, survival focused and have echi qualities.
both are great manga with a similar setting where teenager have to fight on an island for survival.
battle royal is a psychological seinen where a class is forced to kill each other until one rremains while eden no ori is a great shonen where about 200 students and 100 other passengers land, after an air plane crash, on an deserted island where extinct species live and they try to survive while some get mad and start killing.
If you liked Battle Royale I definetly recommend that you read Eden no Ori or otherwise known as Cage of Eden. Both have to survive in an island except in Battle Royale they have to literally kill each other to survive while in Eden of Ori the people in the island some people do kill each other but they mostly want to leave the island. Both mangas are about survival and both are really good, so I recommend you try reading them both ^_^
Both are survival manga that create real sympathy between the reader and the characters. Sengoku Akira and Shuya Nanahara, the two main protagonists of their manga respectively, show striking similarities to each other.
These two series involve a class of high school students being cast into a remote location and forced to fight, or die.
The main characters are extremely similar, with both of them trying to save everyone and take a "leader" role. While reading Battle Royale, I had felt the same rush of adrenaline I had felt while reading Eden no Ori. If that's what you enjoyed in Eden no Ori, (which you probably did.) Battle Royale will not disappoint.
In both these stories it is the fight for life. Both groups of teens must take part in a "game" kill in order to survive. Only one can live, the rest must die, Battle Royale is a bit more sadistic than Doubt but both very good.
"Battle Royale" and "Doubt" both center around a kind of survival game where trust in other humans is tested. Both mangas are very mature and have deeply psychological and well-developed plots. Battle Royale is more on the action/epic side while Doubt is more on the mystery side. Both are VERY good and HIGHLY recommended. :D
Both series have a kill-em-all survival game set-up. Battle Royale gets a lot more gratuitous with the sex and violence (not that Mirai Nikki lacks either of those), and Mirai Nikki has some mild fantasy elements, but if you like enforced kill-or-be-killed scenarios, both deliver in that respect -- and might give you some nightmares in the process.
Did you just see a new character on the page? Then you can expect the same fates for said characters in both series. It might not get them now, but it will catch up with them at some point.
Also the "one must survive by killing all the others" thing is present in both series, as well as equipping the characters with weapons in order to help them achieve this (future versions of diaries in Mirai Nikki, random things like scythes, guns, and forks in Battle Royale). Many of the characters in both series are also pretty damn crazy.
What happens when you put some people together and tell them that only 1 can survive? A massacre. "Who can I trust?" is the main question of both the series, with the occasional romance between the main characters. Battle Royale's detailed Art and Mirai Nikki's supernatural aspects may not be for everybody, but don't worry, you get used to it.
In both manga high school class participates in a game, which people life is at stake. Games are go by their own rules and they have masters of the game. In both we have different characters and interesting plot
Both manga focus on a group of students who end up playing a game where their lives are at the stake, which leads to betrayals and fights among them. While Battle Royale is more action-oriented, Ousama Game focuses more on its mystery element, but overall, both have a similar vibe, as well as some gore.
Both manga focus on a high school classroom targeted in a game of death. Alliances are forged and broken, and there are a few individuals who try and stop the madness that's going on by tracing it to the root of the problem. In each the main character is a high school guy who has a love interest and a best friend.
There are a few big differences between these two manga. Firstl of all, in Battle Royale the kids are killing each other, while in Ousama Game the King is (though there are times when the classmates chooses who dies). Secondly, Ousama Game is something only the classroom knows about and no one else believes them, while in Battle Royale it's something run by the country which everyone knows about. Thirdly, Ousama Game is supernatural (though I SUPPOSE you could argue that it's not) while Battle Royale is not. Finally, the fourth biggest difference is that Battle Royale focuses in and gives us the pasts of many of the students in the class, whereas Ousama Game focuses on the main characters only. read more
It surprised me when I learned that the novel Basilisk adapted, 'The Kouga Ninja Scrolls', came out in 1959--many decades before Battle Royale. The idea of forcing people to kill each other until there is only one/a few left is a simple one, but the way human nature is depicted with the violence, rape and whatnot that follows in this two is very striking. Survival series without morality bullshit is the way I would describe them.
Basilisk is a ninja warfare period piece. Battle Royale is set in a modern day, alternate history Japan and involves high school kids killing each other. But the insanity that results when characters are given 'do or die' choices is very similar. Prepare for characters you grow attached to dying! read more
Both are about a group of people placed in a circumstance where they have to eliminate one another. Both titles also focus heavily on each individual characters and the development that occurs between each other. Both also contain similar art style and extreme violence and sex scenes (Battle royale being the more gruesome and sexually charged than the other)
Their plots are unquestionably similar: group of students/criminals is sent to an island/prison and forced to participate in twisted games. Each individual is given an irremovable collar, which either could explode any minute or constantly injects a poison in the person's body. Both manga are violent, bloody, mature, and set in the future. Also, both revolve around the specific time of 3 days (in BR, all the students must kill each other, and after 3 days there has to be only 1 winner alive; in DW, the prisoners have to eat a candy, the only antidote to defeat the poison, every 3 days, or else they'll die). That said, DW > BR. read more
Ikigami is reminiscent of Battle Royale. The fictional Japanese totalitarian settings where human rights are cruelly ignored and the people are manipulated is eerily similar.
In Battle Royale, a class of teenagers are kidnapped, left on an island and given three days to kill everyone else before the bombs placed around their necks explodes.
In Ikigami, everyone as children were forced to be vaccinated, and those unlucky enough to have been injected with a 1/1000 odds something that makes their heart go bye-bye between the ages 18-24 get told - 24 hours before what was injected into them explodes - that they are going to die; they are even given their time of death! But their deaths are for the greater good, of course. read more
Both series similarly explore the societal implications of totalitarianism, revolving around fictional government initiatives that violently manipulate the population. Featuring flawed, yet compelling characters, both series are likely to get you hooked and to get you thinking.
Both of these manga deal with human emotion, stealing, lying, cheating and a competition. Battle Royale is more violent but the characters of Nao and Shuya are very similar. They both are kind idealists thrown into a game where they are expected to device and play only for themselves, but find smart companions who help them out.
Survival horror is a prime idea for Battle Royale and Imawa no Kuni no Alice. The main characters get themselves involved in a state of fear with conflicts that involves their very lives. There are objectives and rivalries that also build up between characters in both series. And most importantly, we see who lives and who perishes. Despite the overwhelming circumstances, the main male protagonists from both series has a strong spirit to fight and survive.
The game masters have arrived. The participants have arrived. Without further ado... they wake up to a dark, bloody murder spectacle - and find themselves to be the actors!
There are ways to leave the stage, however. For example, to thwart your opponents' efforts to kill you. Or to be killed, really.
Battle Royale will give you one goal - and that is to be the only person left on the island. Imawa no Kuni no Alice will prevent you from being lazy by guiding you through gruesome games, without clearing which you will lose your privilege of staying in its world, and also your life.
Trust and suspicion, cooperation and betrayal - both worlds will redefine such trivial notions.
Especially if you want someone else to survive with you. read more
Things in common: survival and dystopian themes, horror, tragedy and psychological action genres, interesting plot twists, characters playing a "game", "gods" that control their world, and a main protagonist that doesn't believe in killing, value others' lives and have a cool and dependable side kick.
Both gather a group of people in an isolated place to make them fight each other in a lethal game. Both have a kind protagonist - and a love interest - who reveals himself to be more than just an average person.
Both are also different from each other and that, my dear, is for you to read.
Battle Royale and Gamble Fish pits characters against one another in deadly games. The consequences for losing a game is disastrous as the main characters witness its cruel reality. Both series' main characters has strategic minds and we see their intellect throughout the story. Battle Royale follows a more survival game oriented story while Gamble Fish adapts gambling mechanics with a variety of themes each arc.
Be it in a building as in Torikago no Tsugai, or on an isolated island in Battle Royale - a heavily supervised game with death clutching at you from all angles (especially from a collar around your neck) has been set up. And there is no escape. Except for winning the game!
The psychological strain on the players in either world is immense. There is but a blurry, almost invisible line between a poor choice resulting in gore and an educated pick to smoothly survive for another hour! However, as opposed to Battle Royale, the goal in Torikago is not to kill, but to be the one who survives. read more
With gritty style and awesome story lines both Battle Royale and Parasyte caught me from the start and refused to let go. In both stories the characters are faced with seemingly hopeless circumstances that they desperately struggle to change. Battle Royale and Parasyte are fundamentally different in that one features an epic survival game while the other has parasitic aliens invading the Earth but both are amazing mangas!
Limit is what happens when the story of Battle Royale happens on accident. In Limit, one highschool class is chosen to participate in a camping program when their bus crashes on the way to site. The surviving students must then find a way to survive alone in the wilderness until they can be rescued. In the same vein as Battle Royale, Limit shows us what happens when "weak" people are pushed to edge and are given the chance to strike back against their oppressors, and shows us what people will do when nobody is there to question them. Although not as dark and brutal as Battle Royale, Limit is the same kind is story read more
Both are bloody, violent, kill-or-be-killed manga that take place in a school-as-a-battlefield situation. Fortified School though has much more of a plot, is more interesting, and the artwork is really unique. If you enjoyed Battle Royale, you will LOVE Fortified School.
Both titles are created by the same mangaka so its a given that both titles share very similar graphical styles and pacing. Both titles are also about survival and a whole lot of blood and sex with plenty of sexy chikas
In both titles students try to defeat one another in a small isolated island being monitored by the Japanese government.
In battle Royale the students (classmates and co-eds) kill each other in a deadly game in which the sole survivor will be granted his freedom. In Tokyo Girls Destruction the students from an entire school (composed of all girls) attack each other in order to gain each others badge and she who holds the badge is now the master of the previous owner
Both titles are violent but Battle Royale is light years ahead of Tokyo Girls Destruction in this department and so far Tokyo Girls Destruction has yet to show any sexual scenes apart from the occasional panty flashes where as Battle Royale has rape scenes a plenty read more
Imagine Left 4 Dead made into a manga and replace all the zombie hordes with a psychotic serial killer and a few misunderstood adults and instead of the fantastic four team mates, you have children with messed up childhood pasts. The result is Hohzuki Island. Thrilling, slightly predictable and very similar to Battle Royale. Both are must read manga if you enjoyed either of them.
If you liked the brutality and slightly disturbing feel of Battle Royale, you will (well...maybe) also like Ichi The killer. Turn the Disturbing-O Meter almost to the max, and you have Ichi The Killer, where an interesting story of Yakuza warfare is stirred together with brilliantly twisted characters and an unusually graphic display of (Quite sickening) violence.
You might want to be 18 if you plan on reading this :P