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Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Battle Royale, a Japanese book published in Enlish in 2003, is an amazing powerhouse punch in the gut. It is the wilder, crazier, bloodier version of The Hunger Games. 1,049 more words


Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Today I’ve dug out my copy of the novel version of Battle Royale! This one seemed like an obvious choice for day seventeen of Blogtober; the theme of violence in children follows on from A Clockwork Orange and it leads in nicely to the YA dystopian series I’ve got planned next (I’ll give you three guess what that one is). 229 more words

Book Review

Let's Talk Books! -- Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Warning: Spoilers!

Earlier this year I read Kafka On the Shore, which incidentally was my first translated read in a long time. Despite it being a Japanese novel and… 2,764 more words

Let's Talk Books

Why The Hunger Games Is A Rip-Off Of Battle Royale

The release of The Hunger Games books in 2008 almost immediately spawned a controversy; that Suzanne Collins had stolen the entire concept for her stories from the 1999 book and later film, … 1,093 more words


Drawn to Manga: May 2016

This special edition of Drawn to Manga will focus on a relatively new category of books for our library system: Light Novels.

What is a light novel? 839 more words

Graphic Novel

Which cut of "Battle Royale" (2000) do you prefer?

We’d like to know which cut of “Battle Royale” you prefer. There is the┬áTheatrical Cut (114 min) &┬áDirector’s Cut (122 min).As we know, longer does not always mean better. 30 more words


Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

The overwhelming popularity of The Hunger Games franchise has been pretty hard to ignore over the past few years. I myself have read the books and I went to see all the films in the cinema. 501 more words