Battle Royale

Vol: 15; Ch: 119
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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...

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SadisticTendencies's avatar by SadisticTendencies on Jan 24, 2011
Score: 8/10

I assume most fans of manga or Asian culture in general has heard of 'Battle Royale'. For the minority that does not know, it's about a futuristic Japan where random classes of ninth-graders are kidnapped and brought to an island.   Here they are provided with random weapons, and are given the instructions to kill eachother. The last person standing gets to survive and go home. Our protanogist is Shuya... read more

Wolfis's avatar by Wolfis on Nov 11, 2014
Score: 9/10

Image you and your entire class have been forced to enter into a program, in which you are handed a bag with a random weapon ranging from knives to semi-automatic weapons and a few suprises. You are told that you are wearing a bomb collar and that only one of you may leave the island. The story after that is of individuals within the class fighting it out, or in a few cases trying to convince others to not... read more

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