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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))
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: 393 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 69 votes (Eng:31, dub:15, sub:15, ?:2, raw:1, others:5
2 Italian
1 Russian
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
 Excellent: 114 votes (Eng:63, 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: 86 votes (Eng:48, sub:20, dub:12, ?:1, raw:1, others:4
2 French
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian
 Good: 60 votes (Eng:33, sub:12, dub:8, ?:2, raw:1, others:4
1 Korean subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French
1 Italian dubbed
 Decent: 22 votes (Eng:13, sub:4, dub:1, raw:1, ?:1, others:2
1 Italian subtitled
1 French
 So-so: 9 votes (Eng:6, sub:2, others:1
1 Portuguese
 Not really good: 15 votes (Eng:12, dub:2, others:1
1 French
 Weak: 8 votes (Eng:4, dub:2, sub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Bad: 5 votes (sub:2, Eng:2, dub:1)
 Awful: 5 votes (Eng:4, dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 896 users, rank: #69 (of 6785)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.888 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.94, rank: #1454 (of 7562)
Weighted mean: 7.768 (Very good−), rank: #1869 (of 7562) (seen all: 8.21 / seen some: 7.41 / won't finish: 4.48)
Bayesian estimate: 7.767 (Very good−), rank: #923 (of 3496)
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 3
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 $13.92)
    Battle Royale (GN 2) 2003-07-15 (from $6.20)
    Battle Royale (GN 3) 2003-10-11 (from $10.79)
    Battle Royale (GN 4) 2003-12-09 (from $10.80)
    Battle Royale (GN 5) 2004-01-13 (from $13.42)
    Battle Royale (GN 6) 2004-03-02 (from $13.59)
    Battle Royale (GN 7) 2004-06-01 (from $4.99)
    Battle Royale (GN 8) 2004-08-03 (from $30.43)
    Battle Royale (GN 9) 2004-10-05 (from $22.00)
    Battle Royale (GN 10) 2004-12-07 (from $19.22)
    Battle Royale (GN 11) 2005-02-08 (from $24.00)
    Battle Royale (GN 12) 2005-04-12 (from $47.48)
    Battle Royale (GN 13) 2005-07-12 (from $47.47)
    Battle Royale (GN 14) 2005-11-08 (from $17.63)
    Battle Royale (GN 15) 2006-04-11 (from $67.64)
    Battle Royale [Ultimate Edition] (GN 1) 2007-10-16 (from $47.65)
    Battle Royale [Ultimate Edition] (GN 2) 2008-02-12 (from $102.73)
    Battle Royale [Ultimate Edition] (GN 3) 2008-06-17 (from $54.94)
    Battle Royale [Ultimate Edition] (GN 4) 2008-10-07 (from $399.99)
    Battle Royale [Ultimate Edition] (GN 5) 2009-02-10 (from $1140.48)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Original creator: Koushun Takami
Japanese companies
Publisher: Akita Publishing
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 staff
French companies
Translation: Arnaud Delage
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Publisher: Editorial Ivréa (Argentina)
Spanish cast
Italian staff
Italian companies
Italian cast
German staff
German cast
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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