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Battle Royale

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4.265 out of 5 from 1,431 votes
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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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Manga Relations

Manga Name Year Relation Type More Info
Battle Royale II: Blitz Royale 2003 TBD
Name Role
Masayuki TAGUCHI Artist
Koushun TAKAMI Author

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Battle Royale BrassOrchids 4/10 Mar 19, 2013
Battle Royale Thrawn 9/10 Oct 25, 2012
Battle Royale NicoNicoDesu 5.5/10 Aug 26, 2012
GloriousHawk read Battle Royale at 15 of 15 volumes
Hypatia is reading Battle Royale manga at 21 of 119 chapters
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Transporter dropped Battle Royale manga at 8 of 119 chapters

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  • Vol: 22; Ch: 235
  • 2003

In 1955 era Japan, ten years after World War II caused countless to descend into poverty, six young men are transported to a special disciplinary school where countless horrors await them. Overseen by a sadistic, abusive guard and a perverted doctor who requires invasive "inspections," the school is the new home of these boys who committed petty and oft-necessary crimes. Alongside their cellmate, the wise and hardened Rokurouta, the young men will try their best to survive their incarceration and hold on to the fleeting rainbows in their hearts.

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Battle Royale is the story of a class of students trapped on a deserted island and told to kill one another to survive. Rainbow is the story of 6 friends imprisoned in a post-WW2 youth "school" to be educated as men. However the school, is run by a ruthless warden and corrupt officers. Every day is a fight to survive. As equally as brutal as Battle Royale, Rainbow drives home the same points and values while also exploring the deep bonds the boys make while struggling to survive.