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  • Battle Royale

    By Koushun Takami

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781569317785
    • Publisher: VIZ Media
    • Published: 2005
    Koushun Takami's notorious high octane thriller is based on an irresistable premise: a class of junior high school students taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authorization program, they are provided arms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing. Criticised as a violent exploitation when first published in Japan - where it then proceeded to become a runaway best seller - Battle Royale is a Lord Of The Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog eat dog world. Made into a controversial hit movie of the same name, Battle Roayle is already a contemporary Japanese pulp classic, now available for the first time in English. 620p. Pap.

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