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Misa and Tatsuya have been dating for two years, and have come to the amusement park today to ride the rollercoaster. They strap in, ready for a thrilling ride – but little did the pair and others aboard know that they would be forced to play in a sadistic game where they must hang from the safety bar and fall, one by one, until only a single person was left. Who will survive this brutal game, and who is orchestrating it from behind the scenes?
Reality TV has hit a new and disturbingly graphic low with ‘The Program,' a television series in which a purposely chosen ninth-grade class is forced to fight to the death on a remote island. With only minimal survival gear and a random weapon, each student must survive and kill their friends until only one winner remains; if the group refuses to play, all of its members are killed by the electronic collars around their necks. Girlfriends and boyfriends betray each other, friends are brutally slain by their closest companions and alliances are made and broken. On screen for the world to see, only the strongest will survive this horrific, sadistic game...
Brutal game where only one can survive? Check out both of these titles. Though in BR, you at least have an idea up front as to who is running the twisted scheme.
You never know whose going to check out next in a death game; a game where people die for kicks. Twisted, and both of 'em pull no punches as the bodies fall (Literally). 8.1 has a wider age group while Battle Royale is by far the more disturbing but for the organizers, the results matter, regardless who gets put in the crossfire. For fans of death games, these should quench your thirst.
Rabbit Doubt is a popular new mystery game in which a ‘wolf' kills off each of a group of ‘rabbits' one by one. If the rabbits determine the identity of the wolf, they win the game; but if they suspect the wrong individual, the rabbits all die. Eiji, Rei, Mitsuki, Haruka, Yuu and Hajime are six friends who were meeting for the first time at a karaoke bar, but then, while separated, they lost consciousness and came to in a mysterious building - one of their bodies impaled on the wall. A real life game of Rabbit Doubt has begun. With paranoia and suspicion abounding, the survivors struggle to piece clues together before the Wolf picks them off one by one.
Doubt and 8.1 put unwilling people into a deadly game - who will survive? Read and find out in either of these titles.
Fate, you think you have it in your palm but it's you whose in it's palm. Both series are about fate taking hold, draging you out of normality and into a world of death, fear and terror. Knowing that you might be the next to die, you struggle to survive the physical (8.1) and the mental, in a desparate bid for freedom from the game of death. Someone is pulling the strings, but who? These thrillers are high on tension and a tight ride throughout.
Hiroyuki is in love with his friend Hikari, but she's already confessed to his older brother Atsuya. Out of jealousy the teen attempts to interfere with the pair's upcoming date, leading to Atsuya being tragically killed in an accident. However, something much worse was waiting for Hiroyuki in the aftermath, and he soon wakes up in a strange place wearing an animal mask and handcuffs. Along with seven other strangers, Hiroyuki must survive the Judge game by voting for someone to be sacrificed. Based on majority rule, one will die each round until only four survive, and not everyone can be trusted...
Though both have hardly any development chapter wise, they both have the same concept. 8.1 and Judge are manga dedicated towards harsh "death games". Basically, they are both about a group of people taken by their own will into a game of death. If you like gory death games and suspension moments, then read up on either of these manga.
Different concept, similar thrills - both involve a group of people forced into a terrifying death game against their will. 8.1 is far more gory than Judge, however.
People against their will are forced to play cruel games of life-or-death. Although 8.1 sometimes has situations where one can choose, it can still be boiled down to survival of the fittest, and having the tenacity and will to live at the cost of others. High on thrills, suspense and blood, both series are sure to please high-stakes game thrill junkies.
An ordinary day is turned upside down as the lives of many are held in the hands of an unknown malefactor for their own nefarious purpose. Both series build on that premise and march it towards a series of disturbing events that shake the moral beliefs of those who are forced to participate. Packed with suspense as any game about forced fate should be, both dance the tango with death and show no fear in tossing the reader corpses.