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.
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Leave it to the Japanese to produce a masterpiece.
by BRfan July 6, 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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Possibly the greatest movie ever, also a novel and manga. A high school class if forced to fight in the battle royale, killing each other off one by one, untill only one remains. Some of the lovey dovey stuff is cheesy, but it only makes it funnier when they die a violent death.
Best scene: Kiriyama decapitates some kid, stuffs a grenade in his mouth, and uses his head as a weapon!
by combat_rock May 17, 2004
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a kind of muffin sold in sparducks made of flowers. very common breakfast for antarticans. comes in many flavors.
ARTSCIs: "wow, battle royale is so good! i wanna eat it all the time!"
SCI '09: "get the fuck outta Queen's."
by confucius October 31, 2005
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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 30, 2003
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