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Battle Royale

Battle Royale
Battle Royale
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Battle Royale is a novel written by Japanese author Koushun Takami. It was first published in Japan in April 1999, and it is one of Japan's best-selling - and most controversial - novels. It later formed the basis for a popular movie (which spawned a sequel), and has been adapted as a manga series (released in 15 issues, which were later adapted into English by Keith Giffen and published by TOKYOPOP).

Battle Royale Movies

Battle Royale

Battle Royale II
Battle Royale II
11 in. x 17 in.
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A film based on the novel was released in Japan on December 16, 2000, and like the book, the film aroused much controversy. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku, the movie follows the plot of the novel with a few differences. Among them, the character of the program administrator is greatly changed. Shogo Kawada and Kazuo Kiriyama are transfer students in the movie, Kiriyama playing the game voluntarily. Various students start with different weapons and die in different manners. The "victory" deadline is changed from the book; in the movie, the students are given 3 days to "win". If 2 or more remain alive after that time, all the collars will be detonated. The precise manner in which the "winning" students escape the program is changed in the movie. In the movie, they escape the island on a boat and are later seen in mainland Japan, attempting to continue their life incognito. Also, in the movie, Japan is not a police state, but, before the year 2000, suffers a major social and economic upheaval, causing students to skip class and be violent. It is to combat this that the government passes the "Battle Royale Act", which stipulates that every year, one 9th grade class is to be put on an island and forced to kill one another.
Battle Royale (Widescreen) (DVD)
Battle Royale (Widescreen DVD) UK Region
DVD Certificate: (18) Release Date: 21/01/02
A contemporary and controversial film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The dawn of the new millennium in Japan heralds a country in a state of near-collapse. Unemployment is at an all-time high and the nation's youth is spiraling out of control. In order to restore law and order the government decides to introduce a radical new measure - the Battle Royale Act. Overseen by a former teacher a randomly chosen class of schoolchildren are taken to an island where they are forced to fight each other to death with only one pupil allowed to survive. The survivor will return to the mainland as an example of the ultimate punishment...
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Battle Royale (Paperback)
Battle Royale (Paperback)
In a country ruled by a ruthless totalitarian government, a group of ninth-grade students are confined to a small isolated island where they must fight each other for three days until only one survivor remains, as part of the ultimate in reality television. Author: Takami, Koushun/ Oniki, Yuji. Published On: 2003/04/01. Language: ENGLISH

$15.95 USD

Battle Royale: Battle Royale (vol. 2) (Paperback)
Battle Royale: Battle Royale (vol. 2) (Paperback)
Author: Takami, Koushun/ Taguchi, Masayuki. Number of Pages: 192. Published On: 2003/07/01. Language: ENGLISH

$9.99 USD

Battle Royale (vol. 3) (Paperback)
Battle Royale (vol. 3) (Paperback)
Author: Takami, Koushun/ Taguchi, Masayunki. Number of Pages: 192. Published On: 2003/10/01. Language: ENGLISH

$9.99 USD

Battle Royale (vol. 4) (Paperback)
Battle Royale (vol. 4) (Paperback)
Author: Takami, Koushun/ Taguchi, Masayuki. Number of Pages: 192. Published On: 2003/12/01. Language: ENGLISH

$9.99 USD

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VARIOUS - BATTLE ROYALE (OST) (CD)
VARIOUS - BATTLE ROYALE (OST) (CD) Released On: 01-25-2005. Artist: VARIOUS
$57.98 USD

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