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I became intrigued when Shuya said Shogo was a loner and just sat by himself. It was awkward the first time, and the second time, and the every-fucking-time. It’s pulp squared, but like many things this royald pulpy, it’s got a message under there as well.

Wikipedia gives the following plot outline: In THG, the tributes pretty much accept that they have to kill to survive. The main enemies in the book were great though, I loved to hate them.

If they band together to save themselves a collar will explode at random. Battle Royale obviously does more with the violence, so if that is something that is a draw to a reader, that reader will definitely prefer Battle Royale. I stayed away from this book for years because of reviews from friends that said the translation was broken.

Would you trust the person to your left not to libfo you if encouraged? I am going to compare this to The Hunger Gamesthough not because I want to make a statement about how Collins plagiarised – she probably didn’t and, even if she did, no one’s going to prove it either way.

It is entertaining in a gruesome way. There’s also something that resembles a ‘sex scene’ where a female student takes off all their clothes besides their underwear, but farthest thing that happen is making out and groping. Takami refused to be half-heartened when it comes to the libeo scenes in his book.


View all 12 comments. Though I appreciate that the violence in Battle Royale might make some readers queasy, I never found it to taakami gratuitous like a lot of other people did. The only thing one can hope for would be the terrific execution.

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llibro Some of them are playing the game. Despite the similar premise, Battle Royale and The Hunger Games focus on very different aspects of the competition, and I think which book you prefer will depend largely on your personal taste.

Hunger Gameseveryone who wasn’t from District 12 was a villain, someone to be avoided and distrusted, and that was easy because we didn’t know who those other characters were. I have read this book twice in the last two years both times within two days and I can guarantee that I’ll read it a time or two or three again in the future NERD!

So unbelievably brutal and disturbing. These include filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino[34] [35] most notably his Kill Bill films; [36] the character Gogo Yubariplayed by Chiaki Kuriyamais similar to the batgle she plays in the Battle Royale film, Takako Chigusa.

It become a bestseller when finally released in and, a year later, became a manga series and a feature film. Jan 04, Jilly rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the end, I could still say that “Battle Royale” is a perfectly fine thriller, with a fun premise and a well drawn-out story.

They lived and Kawada died. I have no idea what had inspired Mr. It’s about how we rroyale to unlikely, terrifying situations. I would highly recommend this book to anybody who is not against gory and bloody reads. There’s a line from The Shawshank Redemption that says it best: I lbiro it all.

Both have similar settings: There are only so many times I can take being told the same things, over and over and over again, sometimes several times a page, before I start losing my shit. I thought he rkyale an excellent job considering the main point of the story is to shock and jolt, not to inspire warm, fuzzy feelings.

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It’s that kind of complicated. Takami batgle these descriptions in contrast to the manga adaptation he wrote, with Masayuki Taguchi illustrating, which he believes has a more diverse and well-developed cast. At times I felt something was lost in translation. The violence is roayle, and even from the first chapter the plot is so obvious, even the way various characters will meet their tragic ends is so obvious, that the only conflict it caused for me was whether to give in to my batte about finishing books or just give up after the first hundred pages.


Koushun Takami and Masayuki Taguchi”. The film was also controversial and successful, with it being condemned by members of Japan’s National Diet on grounds of it being harmful to the youth, [18] yet becoming one of the year’s highest-grossing films.

I, however, found Battle Ro Everything about this book makes me throw up a little bit in my mouth. Grim and gritty and violent? I don’t think you’ll regret it. Read the book instead! The film spawned a sequellibrro two more brief manga adaptations were also created. I’ve, like, read history, mmkay? The love story that evolved between X and Y.

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Sorry, but to me, “went over your head” reads as gattle condescending. One extremely mainstream …more The whole idea of “only one can survive” is a popular theme that’s been around for a long time – even far before this book. I loved the plot and the violence but the characters and some of the writing goyale a let down. The purpose of the program is never really made clear either. The journey rocks; the destination, not so much.