Battle Royale
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In an alternative future Japan, junior high students are forced to fight to the death L to R (Western Style). Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: 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 one another until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan--where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller--"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. Made into a controversial hit movie of the same name, "Battle Royale" is already a contemporary Japanese pulp classic, now available for the first time in the English language. A group of high school students are taken to small isolated island and forced to fight each other until only one remains alive If they break the rules a special collar blows their heads off. Koushun Takami's brutal, high-octane thriller is told in breathless. blow-by-blow fashion. "Battle Royale" is a contemporary Japanese pulp classic now available for the first time in English.

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    • First Edition
    • Feb-2003
    • VIZ LLC
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 156931778X
    • ISBN13: 9781569317785
    • May-2007
    • Gollancz (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0575080493
    • ISBN13: 9780575080492
    • Nov-2009
    • VIZ Media
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 1421527723
    • ISBN13: 9781421527727
    • Dec-2007
    • TokyoPop
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1427807531
    • ISBN13: 9781427807533
    • Apr-2008
    • TokyoPop
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 142780754X
    • ISBN13: 9781427807540
    • May-2019
    • VIZ Media: VIZ Signature
    • eBook (Kindle)


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