Tags » Koushun Takami

Friday Fiction Fixes #4...

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

If you’ve seen (or read) The Hunger Games you will have a fair idea of what this very good Japanese novel is about, because author Suzanne Collins did a stellar job of ‘borrowing’ some of the themes and plot points for her decidedly more child-friendly dystopian work. 206 more words


Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Based on the best-selling novel, the manga follows the story of a Shiro Iwa Junior High School Class as they are selected to take part in ‘The Program’, which involves them being shipped to an island and forced to fight until only one survives. 402 more words


#T5W | I'm (a) Game(r)

This week, we are talking about Books That Would Make Good Games.

One thing you may not know about me is that I’m a gamer. Sure, I spectate more than I actually play but I’ve always had a controller in my hand since the classic Nintendo Famicom. 898 more words


Screener-Review: Battle Royale

Battle Royale
Japan 2000
Written by Kenta Fukasaku, based on the novel by Koushun Takami
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Watched on 03.04.2017

More than 16 years after its release in Japan, “Battle Royale” is finally going to be freely available in its uncut form in Germany – something the new distributor (who submitted the request for a new evaluation at the german ratings board) is going to celebrate with a limited theatrical release. 688 more words

Movie Reviews

Battle Royale

Battle Royale is a brutal, both physically and mentally. It tosses you into the middle of a corrupt world and forces you to be witness to an event that’s deadly and well established. 366 more words

Book Review

Battle Royale: Fight to the Death

Previously posted May 31, 2011 on Angeli’s main blog (theangeltakesflight)

So, I’ve recently finished reading the English adaptation of Koushun Takami’s Battle Royale. 815 more words

Book Review


My most recent book venture was Koushun Takami’s Battle Royale. Sometimes it feels refreshing to break out of my usual book genres and to read something a little more extreme. 30 more words