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Battle Royale (Novel)   
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Description
From Viz:
Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan, where it became a runaway best-seller, Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world.

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Novel

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Status
in Country of Origin
1 Volume 1999 (Complete)
2 Volumes 2002 (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (59 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.76 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 4th 2023, 10:59pm


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Year
1999

Original Publisher
Gentosha (2002)
Ohta Shuppan (1999)

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (1 Vol - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #772 increased(+27)
Monthly Pos #1748 increased(+144)
3 Month Pos #2299 increased(+1117)
6 Month Pos #4663 increased(+303)
Year Pos #5655 increased(+1524)

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On 18 reading lists
On 91 wish lists
On 122 completed lists
On 2 unfinished lists
On 57 custom lists

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Really good  
by Sburator
July 30th, 2019, 8:09pm
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
It's the best version.
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awesome novel  
by nanner
April 19th, 2014, 6:04pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
this is one of my favorite japanese novels (along with kafka by the shore which is a totally different genre). the characters are well written and the story about 'successful fascism' rings somewhat frightening in our own time and place. its worth reading alone for the rather spot on political statement it makes. there is alot more depth to the characters and some of the personalities are very different from the movie and the manga. the death game is the same, but theres more gore and general unpleasantness around so many unstable personalities. well worth the read as long as you have a strong stomach.
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