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Contraversial novel written by Koushun Takami. Also serialized as a manga and produced into a feature-length film.

Premise: A random class of 9th graders are sent a island, issued weapons, and forced to kill each other until one student remains, as part of an authoritarian governent program to deal with reckless youth.
Watch/Read Battle Royale.

Leave it to the Japanese to produce a masterpiece.
by BRfan July 05, 2004
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At the dawn of the new millennium, Japan is in a state of near-collapse. Unemployment is at an all-time high, and violence amongst the nation's youth is spiralling out of control. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing their teachers, a beleagured and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical new measure: the Battle Royale Act.

Overseen by a former teacher (Takeshi Kitano) and requiring that a randomly chosen school class be taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death, the Act dictates that only one pupil be allowed to survive the punishment. He or she will return, not as the victor, but as the ultimate proof of the lengths to which the government are prepared to go to curb the tide of juvenile disobediance.

Likened to Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange' by many critics, this explosive film shocked a nation with its violent portrayal of a society in ruins.
"Because of how this country is deteriorating, you will all participate in BATTLE ROYALE!"
by Shaun Munro January 20, 2004
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Amazing film, even thought the book is actually better. Bunch of kids trapped on an island and have to kill each other until there is only one left - great entertainment!

Watch the film before you read the book. Probably the best film ever made and i swear if the USA try and rip it off into some trashy shit like they always do (think The Ring, Grudge, etc)i will seriously get pissed off.
"Oh yeah, i loved Battle Royale!, although i did want the fat kid who got shot with the cross bow to win. Shame"
by Faye16 May 30, 2005
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(1) A professional wrestling match in which many wrestlers are in the ring at the same time, someone gets elliminated when they are thrown over the top rope.

(2) A freaky ass Novel turned Manga turned Movie in which society is breaking down, so the government decides to enact the "Battle Royale Act" (BR for short). This gives them the power to send high school students to an island, give them all weapons, and force them to kill eachother. (Go read the book NOW, or dl the movie from Kazaa)

(3) Said law in the fictional time of the novel
(1) Tonight's Battle Royale will consist of 36 really hot chicks.

(2) After i saw Battle Royale, i locked myself in my room and cried.

(3) The Battle Royale act sucked.
by Mr_Incognito June 29, 2003
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n) a movie in which in one of the last scenes, while the last survivors are on a boat, one of their friends dies from bullet wounds, and as he lays dieing, making a lovely speech, he gets a hard-one, a zinger, a boner, and you can see it through his jeans as he lays there, go ahead! Watch it again! ITS THERE!
"Battle Royale is both cool and odd..."
"Yeah and in the end that one guy gets a boner!"
by Stover May 03, 2005
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A book that's about 42 kids going to an island where they are have to kill eachother becase a law. This book was turned into a manga and a movie.(Both are good)

Themanga shows more gore.
The movie lease out all the backstories.
Hopefully the American version of Battle Royale won't suck as much as people saying it will be.
by Blake Marie April 23, 2007
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The Film was highly controversial, the book was highly controversial...Fuck it! Everything about it was controversial. Koushun Takami wrote the novel and it immediately became a cult classic. The book gives a much deeper isight into each of the characters and unfortunately the film turns the whole story into a shacky violence crazed story. My advice: Read the book, Screw the movie
42 students, 1 island, an assortment of weapons and if after 3 days they dont kill each other until 1 is left...They all die.
by Tom Li March 20, 2005
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