Battle Royale Ultimate Edition Volume 1

Battle Royale Ultimate Edition Volume Battle Royale a high octane thriller about senseless youth violence in a dystopian world it is one of Japan s best selling and most controversial novels As part of a ruthless program by the totalita

  • Title: Battle Royale Ultimate Edition Volume 1
  • Author: Koushun Takami Masayuki Taguchi
  • ISBN: 9781427807533
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Battle Royale, a high octane thriller about senseless youth violence in a dystopian world, it 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 brBattle Royale, a high octane thriller about senseless youth violence in a dystopian world, it 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 A Japanese pulp classic available in English for the first time, Battle Royale is a potent allegory of what it means to be young and survive in today s dog eat dog world The first novel by small town journalist Koushun Takami, it went on to become an even notorious film by 70 year old director Kinji Fukusaku.

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    1. Koushun Takami Masayuki Taguchi

      Koushun Takami Takami K shun is the author of the novel Battle Royale, originally published in Japanese, and later translated into English by Yuji Oniki and published by Viz Media and, later, in an expanded edition by Haika Soru, a division of Viz Media.Takami was born in Amagasaki, Hy go Prefecture near Osaka and grew up in the Kagawa Prefecture of Shikoku After graduating from Osaka University with a degree in literature, he dropped out of Nihon University s liberal arts correspondence course program From 1991 to 1996, he worked for the news company Shikoku Shimbun, reporting on various fields including politics, police reports, and economics.The novel Battle Royale was completed after Takami left the news company It was rejected in the final round of the literary competition for which it was intended, owing to its controversial content It went on to become a bestseller when finally released in 1999 and, a year later, was made into a manga and a feature film.He is currently working on a second novel.

    879 thoughts on “Battle Royale Ultimate Edition Volume 1”

    1. Take Orwell’s Big Brother nightmare, combine it with Stephen King’s “The Running Man,” and you’ve got “Battle Royale,” a chilling, gruesome game where an eighth-grade class is randomly picked to compete against one another to the death.There’s only one winner, which means it’s kill or be killed.Of course, you’ve got the various personality types among the 42 students — the delinquents, idealists, Lolita cons, cowards, the valiant, the cold-blooded and the loners. The first [...]


    2. I'm still not sure what I should rate this book. I didn't hate Battle Royale, it is tolerable in a very twisted and sick way. While it is incredibly violent and reminds me very much of the The Crimson Labyrinth which I had a hard time with I was not as opposed to this as I was the novel. I'm not sure why the novel version of a similar idea of "survival of the fittest" bothered me more than this manga/graphic novel did. I'd think that seeing the images drawn out for me would have been worse. Cour [...]


    3. If you are fan of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, chances are you have already heard of Koushun Takami's Battle Royale, a dystopian-themed book that was originally published in 1999 and also deals with teenaged kids killing each other in a government-sponsored, gladiator-style competition. While a number of people have commented on the similarities between the two books, my review will focus solely on the manga adaption of Takami's book.First of all, if you are even a bit squeamish about [...]


    4. I've readBattle Royale before, so I already knew what to expect going in. And yet I was still a little surprised by the graphic content. I don't know, maybe I thought it would be more off-screen? I really liked this adaptation, though. Reading the book got to be confusing, trying to keep track of all the characters by just their names, especially when some are pretty similar. I like having the visual representation, so I don't necessarily have to remember their name, just their face. I also like [...]


    5. i have been fascinated by manga for a very long time and when i heard that one of my favourite books was in manga form i had high hopes.d it did not dissapoint.


    6. This is an excellent example of a dystopia for one. But it is also a great story. Take the best of Lord of the Flies, 1984, The Running Man (King's story, not necessarily the film), and add some more violence, sex, and suspense, and you get this story. It grips you from the beginning, and it does not let you go until the last page. I will definitely continue reading this series. This collector's edition offers some extras in terms of an interview with the author, a short essay by a psychologist, [...]


    7. The story starts off with Shuuya and Yoshitoki, who are orphans and childhood friends, as they go about their teenage life — crushes, music, school. Then, on a class trip, the students are drugged and taken to an isolated island for the government-sanctioned “game,” a widely popular hit on state-controlled television. Any objections by the students’ families are dealt with — permanently. The hefty, hard-bound edition reads like it’s in high gear thanks to the twisting plot threads th [...]


    8. A great manga for fans of the novel. If I had just picked it up out of the blue I probably wouldn't have liked it as much. The artwork is a little old school and goofy but I think the artist did it on purpose so that the differences between the numerous characters really stood out. There was also a lot more development in every character. They gave a lot of them much more in depth stories than the novel did, but still seemed to remain true to the personalities. There is also an interview with th [...]


    9. so many sex scenes. kind of disgusting. but those were the only parts i didn't like. the violence was so great (i'm a fan of the walking dead comics, so maybe that's why it didn't bother me) and i kind of love the spontaneous backstory-and-kill method that the writer used a lot. it made me continuously drawn to the story. though now, i have to pause for a couple months because i don't want my book log to be filled with so much battle royale. i don't want my teacher to look up the title. that wou [...]


    10. A graphic novel featuring excellent art utilizes sex, violence, and psychology to confront the reader with the questions what makes right right and wrong wrong? Is hope always a good thing to have? What makes people do what they choose to do? And finally can the little guy ever hope to come out on top of a modern, totalitarian government? Plus it manages to explore all these questions and still be very entertaining. Highly recommended.Check out my full review.


    11. this amazing series comes in five "ultimate edition" volumes and if you can make it through the first one--manga reads backwards as well as differently--you will enthusiastically plow through the rest. publishers weekly wrote "combine[s:] the horror and extreme violence of a clockwork orange with lord of the flies[not:] for the faint of heart." totally accurate, yet strangely visually appealing, cinematic, and incredibly honest in its approach. speaking of cinematic, there are a couple movie ver [...]


    12. Similar to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, this is the story of a 9th grade class forced to participate in a death duel. The last survivor wins. I was a little put off by the graphic violence, which seemed to favor faces sliced open. I also don't have much taste for Japanese manga or anime, not liking the quality of the drawings. In general, lacked finesse.


    13. The whole series is pretty good and ultra gruesome. It got a little too self-involved (i.e main characters crying constantly, long expository crap) near the end, but it shaped up right before it ended.


    14. This was really good- violent, rapey, and awful, but really good. The only part that made me really uncomfortable was the story tagged on at the end about Mitsuko and "I'm only fifteen." Shudder. Really creepy to me.


    15. Bom, tudo começou com o filme, depois foi pro mangá e ainda estou querendo chegar no livro. A verdade é que de qualquer forma é bom pra cacete, muito sangue e ironia, é disso que eu preciso. *risada maléfica*


    16. Wow, the plot is pretty similar to the Hunger Games, but it's far more brutal. Still, I couldn't put it down, though some of the imagery was downright grotesque. Sure does pack a visceral punch though and I will absolutely be reading the rest of the series to see where it goes. Fascinating.



    17. The battle Royale series is mind blowing, this first collection in HC ist thast great. The pictures look stretched and grainy. Vol 2 is much cleaner



    18. Better than my already high expectation. Great story, great artwork and an excellent edition with a bigger format makes this a must for every manga fan.



    19. I tried reading this a while ago and I wanted to take a shot at it since I absolutely love the book. It may be even more graphic and in its own ways more terrifying than the book.



    20. This is one of my favorite manga. If you like blood and a unrealistic story line then this is a good one. I loved it.



    21. A brilliant and brutal psychological study. The Hunger Games can't touch this. THG crowd also probably couldn't stomach this. This is hardcore.




    22. moves fast. very fun. great artwork particularly in the death scenes. Can't wait to read the rest.


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