Battle Royale (2000) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Battle Royale

Kinji Fukasaku, 2000

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Battle Royale
Koushun Takami, 1999

Battle Royale is a movie directed by Kinji Fukasaku in 2000 and based on the book of the same name by Koushun Takami, first published in 1999. The movie features Aki Maeda, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Chiaki Kuriyama, Taro Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano, Sosuke Takaoka, and others.

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RATING

7.6

/ 10

Movie Poster: Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)

8.3

/ 10

Book Cover: Battle Royale (Koushun Takami, 1999)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Battle Royale, the 1999 book by Koushun Takami.

Battle Royale

Read by: Mark Dacascos

Storyline

In the near-future, following a major recession, the Japanese government has passed the ‘BR ACT’ to curb the nation’s juvenile delinquency. Noriko Nakagawa is the only student regularly attending class 3-B. Their teacher, Kitano, resigns after being wounded by Yoshitoki Kuninobu, Shuya’s best friend. Each student is provided rations, water, a map of the island, compass, flashlight, and a random weapon.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Battle Royale, the 2000 movie by Kinji Fukasaku

Year

2000

Minutes

114

Movie Rate

7.60

Source: IMDb

Movie

Battle Royale

Original title: Batoru rowaiaru

Country: Japan

Year: 2000

Length: 1h54m

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Cover of Battle Royale, the 1999 book by Koushun Takami

Year

1999

Pages

617

Book Rate

8.32

S: Goodreads

Book

Battle Royale

Original title: Batoru Rowaiaru

Country: Japan

First published in: 1999

Length: 617 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of Battle Royale, the 2000 movie by Kinji Fukasaku

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Cover of Battle Royale, the 1999 book by Koushun Takami

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Poster of Battle Royale, the 2000 movie by Kinji Fukasaku

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9 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Battle Royale, the 1999 book by Koushun Takami

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