Battle Royale (manga)

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Alternative title:
Королевская Битва (Russian) 
バトル・ロワイアル (Japanese) 
生存遊戲 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
Genres: adventure , drama , horror , psychological , romance 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: In a world where teenagers are roaming wild, the Japanese government decides to hold "lotteries" where 9th graders enter and are picked to "battle it all out" on an island with other students. An island where even your best friend will become your worst enemy. 
User Ratings: 384 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 70 votes (Eng:32, dub:15, sub:15, ?:2, raw:1, others:5
2 Italian
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian
 Excellent: 112 votes (Eng:61, sub:27, dub:11, ?:2, raw:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:7
2 Italian dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
1 German
1 Italian
1 Polish subtitled
 Very good: 81 votes (Eng:43, sub:20, dub:12, ?:1, raw:1, others:4
2 French
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian
 Good: 59 votes (Eng:32, sub:12, dub:8, ?:2, raw:1, others:4
1 Korean subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French
1 Italian dubbed
 Decent: 22 votes (Eng:14, sub:4, dub:1, raw:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
 So-so: 9 votes (Eng:6, sub:2, others:1
1 Portuguese
 Not really good: 13 votes (Eng:10, dub:2, others:1
1 French
 Weak: 9 votes (Eng:5, dub:2, sub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Bad: 5 votes (sub:2, Eng:2, dub:1)
 Awful: 4 votes (Eng:3, dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 874 users, rank: #69 (of 4810)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.914 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.9272, rank: #1358 (of 4923)
Weighted mean: 7.784 (Very good−), rank: #1434 (of 4923) (seen all: 8.27 / seen some: 7.38 / won't finish: 4.39)
Bayesian estimate: 7.785 (Very good−), rank: #792 (of 2926)
Number of tankoubon: 15 
Number of pages: 216 
Chapter titles: We have 119
Vintage: 2000-11 to 2006-01 (serialized in Young Champion) 
Release dates: We have 48
Official website:
Links: We have 2
Originally a novel by Koushun Takami, Battle Royale was then adapted into movie by Kinji Fukasaku. Following the popularity of the movie, Takami worked with artist Masayuki Taguchi to adapt it into a Manga.
Battle Royale has become infamous in Japan (and to a lesser degree, around the world) and has sparked much controversy. 
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Graphic novel
    Battle Royale (GN 1) 2003-05-13 (from $27.43)
    Battle Royale (GN 2) 2003-07-15 (from $29.94)
    Battle Royale (GN 3) 2003-10-11 (from $27.04)
    Battle Royale (GN 4) 2003-12-09 (from $31.75)
    Battle Royale (GN 5) 2004-01-13 (from $7.49)
    Battle Royale (GN 6) 2004-03-02 (from $32.21)
    Battle Royale (GN 7) 2004-06-01 (from $4.99)
    Battle Royale (GN 8) 2004-08-03 (from $68.55)
    Battle Royale (GN 9) 2004-10-05 (from $7.49)
    Battle Royale (GN 10) 2004-12-07 (from $7.49)
    Battle Royale (GN 11) 2005-02-08 (from $7.49)
    Battle Royale (GN 12) 2005-04-12 (from $7.49)
    Battle Royale (GN 13) 2005-07-12 (from $73.18)
    Battle Royale (GN 14) 2005-11-08 (from $105.54)
    Battle Royale (GN 15) 2006-04-11 (from $4.99)
    Battle Royale [Ultimate Edition] (GN 1) 2007-10-16 (from $18.74)
    Battle Royale [Ultimate Edition] (GN 2) 2008-02-12 (from $18.74)
    Battle Royale [Ultimate Edition] (GN 3) 2008-06-17 (from $18.74)
    Battle Royale [Ultimate Edition] (GN 4) 2008-10-07 (from $236.02)
    Battle Royale [Ultimate Edition] (GN 5) 2009-02-10 (from $802.53)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story: Koushun Takami 
Original creator: Koushun Takami 
Japanese companies
Publisher: Akita Shoten 
Serialized In: Young Champion Magazine 
English staff
English cast
Art Director: Matthew Alford 
Takako Maeda 
Tomo Iwo 

Adaptation: Keith Giffen 
Additional Lettering And Design: Mark Paniccia 
Cover Layout & Design: Gary Shum 
Editing: Mark Paniccia 
Managing Editor: Jill Freshney 
Production Coordination: Antonio DePietro 
Production manager: Jennifer Miller 
English companies
Licensed by: Tokyopop 
French companies
French staff
Translation: Arnaud Delage 
Vegetal Soleil 
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Publisher: Editorial Ivréa (Argentina) 
Spanish cast
Italian staff
Italian companies
Publisher: Play Press 
Italian cast
German cast
German staff
Translation: Michael Ecke 
German companies
Publisher: Tokyopop Germany 
Russian staff
Russian cast
Translation: Galina Solovyova 

Retouch & Lettering:
Dmitry Zubov 
Konstantin Galaev 
Russian companies
Publisher: Sakura-Press 
Polish staff
Polish cast
Agnieszka Budzich (vol. 3) 
Justyna Gaidamovic (vol. 5) 
Kenichiro Watanuki (vol. 1) 
Magdalena Malinowska (vol. 1-14) 
Maja Piec (vol. 6) 
Mateusz Makowski (vol. 11, 15) 
Natalia Marko (vol. 5) 
Polish companies
Publisher: Waneko 
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Conrad (Brazil) 
NewPOP (Brazil) 
Portuguese cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Ever Glory Publishing Co., Ltd. (called back) 
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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