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...
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 Battle Royale are strikingly similar. Both involve a group of people, with relatively normal lives, suddenly thrust into a deadly and twisted game of survival. The trauma causes the people involved to reveal their true personalities, or even completely lose their minds, to interesting and frightening results.
As both investigate the nature of trust, betrayal, and the need to do what is necessary to survive in a do-or-die situation, if you liked one you will certainly enjoy the other.
Battle Royale and Doubt are ridiculously similar - a group of people are pitted against each other in a messed up 'game' where death is around every corner. Both will keep you turning the page to see what comes next - the only main difference is that BR a huge amount of sexual content.
A group of ordinary teens stuck in a situation where they get killed by people they thought they could trust, causing them to become paranoid of each other? Yeah, that just about sums up both of these series. If you like one, chances are you'll be at least slightly interested in the other. Unless you're squeamish, in which case Battle Royale is NOT your cup of tea.
Both Doubt and BR are about a game where you hunt to survive even if it means killing your friends. Battle Royale does contain much more gore and some sex scenes as well. If you liked any of these do check the other.
Hapless individuals are forced to play a deadly game of life and death, dealing not only with the other contestants but themselves as well. Strain, suspense, survival and pressure on the human psyche collide in a thrill fest for the eyes, with trust being a dangerous mistress as ever. Battle Royale is more mature by far than Doubt, but neither hold back on gripping moments and are a must by fans of the death game genre.
Kei, a cynical and arrogant high school student, has minimal regard for others; so it's much to his surprise that when he's asked by his elementary school friend Kato to save a drunken bum laying on the subway tracks, he actually complies. However, no good deed goes unpunished, and they are swiftly decapitated by the oncoming train. Kei and Kato awaken in a nondescript room occupied by a black sphere and a variety of other people, and thus begins Gantz's game. In it, the players must face off against aliens in battles where death is inevitable and rewards are minimal. Unfortunately for them, this is just the beginning of their nightmare - at least, for those who manage to survive...
Gantz and Battle Royale have astonishing similarities. In addition to being filled with explicit violence and sex aplenty, each is a stark and horrific survival game in which each person, for the most part, is out for himself. The characters in both manga are out of control and must do the biddings of nefarious forces, and deadly consequences await both success and failure...
Both are very sad, violent and have much stuff involving sex, drugs and killing! Battle Royale has a similar storyline and idea as Gantz but Gantz is still more interesting and A LOT more gory and dramatic! But Battle Royale is a very good manga that can shock you many times!
Both incredibly graphic and gory manga, with the concept of deadly survival games with a lot of killing involved. Whereas Gantz goes for the sci-fi approach, Battle Royale goes for realism.
Both feature average people forced to play a brutal and cruel game for survival. Humanity and the very limits of the human mind are put to the test as to how either plays out when exposed to constant carnage and merciless violence.
There are no censors for the sex, the abuse, the language, or the fatal wounds sustained from battle; everything is laid bare and played up to be as realistic as possible for each manga's particular universe and setting. Tragedies are never-ending, but the main leads keep fighting despite the many losses and setbacks that occur. Everlasting bonds are made while they mature mentally and emotionally to cope with reality. One who has read either will surely be satisfied by the other, guaranteed.
Deep within the ocean lies the undiscovered Zombie Island and a brutal, deadly experiment: countless men and women attempt to survive amidst predators, grisly traps and the wrath of each other. The survivors, including Japanese ex-grand prix racer Toshio Tamura, are deemed worthy of hunting otherworldly Zombies that threaten all of mankind. With a bleak future and nothing but violence and tragedy ahead of him, Toshio and the others will truly come to know the horror of the Zombies – and humanity.
Battle Royale and Zombie Hunter are incredibly gory and brutal manga whose sole purpose appears to be the shock value. With a survival-type plot (at least at first in ZH and fully for BR) and insane amounts of gore, sex and violence, fans of one would most definitely appreciate the other.
These mangas both have taken violence to another level with extreme gore. The two also involve some sex. If you enjoyed either, you should definitely check out the other.
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?
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.
In the not so distant future, the overpopulation and overfilling of landfills has led Japanese bioengineers to create Bio Meat, known simply as B-M, that eat trash, produce more of themselves, and can be killed for food. But when an earthquake frees some B-M from their containment center, the situation rapidly spirals out of control. With B-M eating everyone in sight, four middle school students flee the gruesome carnage found in their classroom and search for their parents and safety. Can brash Maaya, quiet Kanomiya, intelligent and cold Shingo, and always-eating Banba survive, let alone anyone?
While not sharing too many philosophical similarities, Bio Meat and Battle Royale both go down in the same way:
1. Deadly situation
Both manga use some plot device to get a group of characters in a desperate survival situation that tests the limits of their capabilities. Both are filled with gore, but Battle Royale has other much more explicit content as well.
There are many similarities between character development as well; for example, brave male protagonists that wear their hearts on their sleeves. Each story also has a diverse cast of characters that react to the situation in a different way. Some band together, some try to take advantage of the chaos, and some go insane - but in all cases this facet proves one of the most captivating of both manga.
If you liked Bio Meat, you will certainly enjoy Battle Royale; however, I give a slightly less enthusiastic recommendation the other direction. Battle Royale becomes deeply psychological and investiates the motives of its characters, while Bio Meat is more a shonen-style romp.