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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.

Back Blurb

It's a lottery. But in this lottery, there's no multimillion-dollar check to turn your life around. No, this is the worst thing that could happen to you if you're a ninth grader in the economically and sociologically bankrupt future that creators Koushun Takami and Masayuki Taguchi have dreamed up. Their controversial series about "The Program" -- a game that picks random classes and puts them on an abandoned island for a televised fight to the death -- has drawn an incredible following in Japan. Is America ready for it? Are you ready for it? TOKYOPOP brings you this groundbreaking series featuring an English adaptation by renowned writer Keith Giffen. Put aside your morals, hold on to your sears and prepare yourself for an unforgettable manga experience... prepare yourself for BATTLE ROYALE!

Chapter Titles

  • Chapter 1: The Worst Game in History
  • Chapter 2: Best Friend
  • Chapter 3: Shinji Mimura
  • Chapter 4: The Oath
  • Chapter 5: Other Side of the Door
  • Chapter 6: Yoshio Akamatsu
  • Chapter 7: Trust
  • Chapter 8: Mitsuko Souma
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