Battle Royale (GN 1 of 15)
Title: Battle Royale
Volume: GN 1 / 15
Release date: 2003-05-13
Suggested retail price: $9.99
Age rating: 17+
ISBN-10: 1591823145 1591823145
ISBN-13: 9781591823148 9781591823148
In the future, random Jr. High School classes are chosen to compete in a game called Battle Royale. The rules: only one student can survive after 3 days on an island or else they all perish. Weapons are handed out and each student is sent out into the field alone and unprepared for the horror that awaits them.
The classmates turn upon themselves in a battle for survival, treaties are made and broken, and former friends become foes as the relentless countdown continues. Amid the betrayals and rising body count, two classmates confess their love for each other and swear to survive this deadly game together.
Story by Koshun Takami and art by Masayuki Taguchi.
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