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Battle Royale

Battle Royale

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 119
Status: Finished
Published: 2000 to 2005
Authors: Taguchi, Masayuki (Art), Takami, Koushun (Story)


Score: 8.131 (scored by 18803 users)
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Ranked: #6322
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Popularity: #109
Members: 38,388
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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. 
reportRecommended by yjfatal
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  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
The characters in both of these serialisations are relocated to an island that requires them to develop and refine survival techniques so they can keep alive. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
Both psychological thrillers are about people forced into a "kill or be killed" kind of survival game. Where the characters are forced to question their own morality. 
reportRecommended by Master10K
Both pertain to normal kids getting wrapped up in a death game and being forced to deal with their situations. Doubt is a little more story centric while BR is simply survival 
reportRecommended by yjfatal
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 
reportRecommended by Procek
Both revolve around a group of characters who are left to fend for themselves on an isolated island. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
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  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
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,  read more 
reportRecommended by RenaPsychoKiller
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. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
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;  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
They both contain people who are put in a competition (mostly) against their will, and must compete against others to be the final one left through tricks, deception, or right out stealing/killing. 
reportRecommended by HNSeijin
All i can say is action, action, and more of it. Very graphic and gory. Surprises around every corner, and will keep you at the edge of your seat. 
reportRecommended by Lamii
Both have students fight for there lifes in a game they didn't sign-up for.  
reportRecommended by huruki
Both of these manga are very similar they involve in kids fighting among themselves 
reportRecommended by AkatsukiUlquiora
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. 
reportRecommended by keyzc
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.  
reportRecommended by YakuKikyo
both survival game on an island. 
reportRecommended by oopeteroo
both show a similiar concept like survival battles in order to show the strongest. 
reportRecommended by Kanorin
The characters in both of had to adjust to the changing environment and also make drastic decisions. 
reportRecommended by Morita121
Both manga focus on a group of students betraying each other and fighting among themselves. They also feature a lot of gore and disturbing imagery. The art styles are also somewhat similar. 
reportRecommended by BohemianRhapsody
both are dark storys both involved wih government  
reportRecommended by mustafa1998
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. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Cenba
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  read more 
reportRecommended by TheWiseman843
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. 
reportRecommended by arimakenshin
If you loved the extreme gore and genitaless sex of Battle Royale then you will probably fall in love with Berserk which also boasts a great story, amazing characters and a ton of monsters. 
reportRecommended by TheDirtyKipper
Has a similar art style, involves high school students battling each other, and extreme violence.  
reportRecommended by mellow-osity
These two titles explore the psychological shifts amongst a group of characters when they are asked to kill others in order to survive. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
Graphic violence baby! Bloody, gory goodness. The art is gorgeous too!! Go. Get. Read. Now. :p 
reportRecommended by -White_Rabbit-
They both provide constant stimuli, while demonstrating the dark side of human kind, and what everyone is capable of doing when giving the proper motivation.
reportRecommended by LiuPi
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.  
reportRecommended by daya
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 
reportRecommended by kuglefang
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  read more 
reportRecommended by kuglefang
people are taken to a place different from their everyday lives and forced into a game of survival 
reportRecommended by lujsy
Fight to survive , in battle royale the character fight each other and in king of thorns they fight together. 
reportRecommended by safena_ken
Similarities: 3 Days, 1 Survivor Bloody Junkie is an online program where they can watch people kill each other in a Battle Royale-like setting live. 
reportRecommended by khrymson
Both mangas are filled with action and violence and both have a great plot. 
reportRecommended by Sirch456
Same type of characters, same type of characters make these two manga series very similar in terms of plot progression. 
reportRecommended by arimakenshin
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 
reportRecommended by Baman
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!  
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