Now I know Battle Royale isn’t exactly an anime or a manga but it is still title that is very recognized among anime fans and those who aren’t. I decided to read the book since I had heard a lot about it and let me tell you that it was amazing.
For those of you who have not read or heard of this book it’s a book that many people believe the Hunger Games is based off of. Battle Royale has the same concept but to me it is pulled off in a much better way and also it is much more violent. Plus I got attached to quite a few of the characters in this book. Here is the synopsis of the book:
“A class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill until only one survivor is left standing.”
This novel was written very well and even though there are a lot characters (the class has 42 students that you have to keep track of) you didn’t get lost with trying to figure out who was who. Plus you got to know a majority of the characters and their backstories which made you even more connected to the characters.
Now this book is violent and times kind of graphic so just a bit of a warning there is you decide to read it. Also I read the novel version of Battle Royale. I know that there is manga version but I decided to read the original novel. But if anyone has read the manga version please let me know how it is.
So getting a hold of this book was kind of a hassle. I went to and searched online a few bookstores but I wasn’t able to find it. But I finally found it on Amazon and bought it through a seller on there and it arrived in good condition and I think I payed 45 dollars for it.
But overall this book was amazing and such an easy read. It was so was so easy to get absorbed into the story and see what happens next. So if your someone that couldn’t get into the Hunger Games try reading Battle Royale. You may like it.
So if you have read Battle Royale let me know. Also yes I did watch the movie as well after I read the book and I also attempted to watch the sequel. I will have a review up about both on Monday. But in the meantime comment down below what you thought of this review or book. I will always comment back!
~Anime Reviewer Girl!