March 25, 2015

Info on Battle Royale

Information on the novel Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Title: Battle Royale

Author: Koushun Takami

Publisher: Viz, LLC

Date of Publication: 2003

Number of Pages: 617


Battle Royale, a high-octane thriller about senseless youth violence, is one of Japan's best-selling and most controversial novels. As part of a ruthless program by the totalitarian government, ninth-grade students are taken to a small isolated island with a map, food, and various weapons. Forced to wear special collars that explode when they break a rule, they must fight each other for three days until only one "winner" remains. The elimination contest becomes the ultimate in must-see reality television.

Character from the manga adaptation of Battle Royale


  1. sounds like the hunger games to me but this was published before the hunger games so...

    Nejoud @ CurrentlyReading

    1. Actually there is quiet a talk whether the Hunger Games is a rip-off of Battle Royale or not..I can't really say what I believe since I haven't read it yet though! The truth is that the stories are indeed alike, although Battle Royale is much much more violent. Thanks for commenting!

    2. This only came onto my radar when people started talking about it in relation to the Hunger Games. If you read it, let us know what you think!
      Jen @ YA Romantics

    3. Of course! This will be my next review! :)
      I was aware of it earlier, because it was also made into a film although I haven't watch it. This is fortunate, because I don't like being spoiled.

  2. Can't wait to hear what you think! I've been wanting to read it for the longest time (after I read Hunger Games), but it sounds more brutal.

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

    1. I'm glad that you all sound so positive towards this book! So far I'm enjoying it :)

  3. I've heard some awesome things about Battle Royale, but for some reason I haven't picked it up! I was told The Hunger Games was inspired by it, and with more death and violence in it, it definitely sounds like something I would enjoy. So excited for this, and I can't wait to see your review! Thanks for the follow :)

    1. I hope that by the middle of this week the review will be ready and then we'll all talk about it! :)


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