- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: TokyoPop; 1St Edition edition (April 11, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1598162039
- ISBN-13: 978-1598162035
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,065,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Battle Royale, Vol. 15 Paperback – April 11, 2006
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Battle Royale was everything I expected it be prior to buying it. Nothing was held back, everything was shown in graphic detail, there was lots of death and the situation the characters found themselves in is the kind that no-one would want to be in...but it's also a situation everyone is interested in from a voyeuristic perspective. A 1 in 42 chance of survival, where survival is only possible if you kill people you once thought of as friends... I wouldn't want to be in that situation, and I don't know how I'd handle it if I was. The story painted a bleak (and accurate) picture of how humans act when there are no laws and only fear and lust governing their actions. I read manga to see what's too extreme or not moe enough for anime, so in many ways Battle Royale was perfect for me.
The story starts with 42 students, all aged 14-15, on a bus. The students think they're going on a school trip.Read more ›
The body count and brutality of Volume 4 is a little less than previous entries. I guess they had to get rid of all the bit players and establish the shock value before. Now, it seems like Battle Royale is settling down to telling the stories of the survivors. Over half the class is now dead. So as the characters dwindle, I assume the stories will get more and more personal...and painful. There is a real sense of danger, especially in what I would call the "live or die" panels. It seems like every character has a moment where they have a realization about their life, or their future, or some truth is revealed and that moment is drawn frozen in time, and on the next page they either die or they don't. So it creates a lot of suspense...or cheap manipulation of the reader. While the art is generally well done, when chracters are shown in childhood flashbacks, they seem to have oversized adult heads on child bodies, creating a hobbit image. But I really don't have any complaints about this series. The only thing that bugs me is that isn't this being televised as it's happening? So, shouldn't any "secret plans" the group have be doomed to failure? The kids seem to act surprised when they find out they're bugged but haven't they all seen the Program on TV the past couple of seasons?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The manga is great just make sure if u want a nice copy dont get one that was once a Library book.Published 2 months ago by eddie edmiston
Fantastically well-made Hardcover edition of this great series!Published on July 31, 2014 by PervySageChuck
This book was listed as good with minor cover damage. Well the damage was far more than "minor" as there were pages ripped, the cover ripped, bent, and warped. Read morePublished on June 26, 2014 by Evelyn
love the item, glad I purchesed it would order again. fast and reliable service and it was excatly what i neededPublished on November 29, 2012 by Lia Johnson-Baker
After the shock and awe that was Ultimate Edition Volume 3, Volume 4 starts off gently and then moves into the most dynamic fight scene I've read in any comic form. Read morePublished on December 28, 2008 by Len Snark
This is the second to last book of the Battle Royale Ultimate Edition manga series. This book is highly recommended for fans of the Battle Royale film and novel.Published on December 2, 2008 by mrandrewhawkins
Volume 15 picks up with Shuya, Shogo, and Noriko fighting the emotionless Kiriyama. He does not seem human, standing back up blow after blow. Read morePublished on January 23, 2007 by Dean S.