History Literature / BattleRoyale

3rd Jun '16 2:53:57 AM trims
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* BottomlessMagazines: Averted. They don't have unlimited bullets and need to reload at times. Kiriyama makes sure to have a near-bottomless magazine through restocking his weapons by taking the supplies of people he's killed.

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* BottomlessMagazines: Averted. They don't have unlimited Zigzagged. While many firearms run out of bullets and need to reload (often at times. Kiriyama makes sure to plot-convenient times which have a near-bottomless magazine through restocking his weapons by taking nothing to do with the supplies number of people he's killed.shots fired), reloading is almost never showed. Particularly egregious is anyone with a submachinegun (especially Kiriyama), as they're repeatedly shown firing on full automatic way too long or far too frequently. Let's just say that the film makers really didn't bother with being realistic about both single-magazine count, or the amount of ammunition that would have been given out.
23rd May '16 1:33:07 PM Godzillafan93
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** However, in the film he does this because she startled him, lunging forward in an aggressive manner. In the novel he makes it abundantly clear he plans to rape her when she won't willingly have sex with him.
3rd May '16 6:49:56 PM Hossmeister
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* AuthorAppeal: ''Born to Run'' by Music/BruceSpringsteen gets quite a number of mentions due to being a song the author loves.

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* AuthorAppeal: ''Born to Run'' "Music/BornToRun" by Music/BruceSpringsteen gets quite a number of mentions due to being a song the author loves.
9th Apr '16 1:00:51 PM IshiMatsu615
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** Mayumi Tendoand Fumiyo Fujiyoshi due to the characters receiving almost no characterisation whatsoever in any of the media - including the novel (they don't live long enough for that).

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** Mayumi Tendoand Tendo and Fumiyo Fujiyoshi due to the characters receiving almost no characterisation characterization whatsoever in any of the media - including the novel (they don't live long enough for that).



* {{Ojou}}: Several prominent examples of the first type, with Noriko in the film moreorless making this a DiscussedTrope with her monologue to Kawada. Kotohiki certainly fits this trope, especially in the novel.

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* {{Ojou}}: Several prominent examples of the first type, with Noriko in the film moreorless more or less making this a DiscussedTrope with her monologue to Kawada. Kotohiki certainly fits this trope, especially in the novel.
9th Apr '16 12:47:42 PM IshiMatsu615
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** Sho's CampGay-ness is taken UpToEleven in the manga. Asides from just being concerned with his appearance, he acts and speaks in an overly flamboyant, effeminate manner (for example, saying "drinky-poo" and wearing a zebra print suit, along with lipstick) and is shown making sexual advances towards Ryuji, a misogynistic regular in the bar his dad runs[[note]]Granted, it is just to get him to stop harassing a woman there, but he does it entirely willingly.[[/note]]. His stalker tendencies are also ramped up, to the point where the notes state he has a tendency to develop irrational crushes on heterosexual man.

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** Sho's CampGay-ness is taken UpToEleven in the manga. Asides from just being concerned with his appearance, he acts and speaks in an overly flamboyant, effeminate manner (for example, saying "drinky-poo" and wearing a zebra print suit, along with lipstick) and is shown making sexual advances towards Ryuji, a misogynistic sexist regular in the bar his dad runs[[note]]Granted, it is just to get him to stop harassing a woman there, but he does it entirely willingly.[[/note]]. His stalker tendencies are also ramped up, to the point where the notes state he has a tendency to develop irrational crushes on heterosexual man.



* HairColors: In the live-action movie, Kazuo Kiriyama's hair is a bright red colour, allegedly to highlight his importance and deliquence. Takako Chigusa's hair is dyed blond in the manga, and Hirono Shimizu's is blue.
* HandsomeLech: Shinji Mimura. His marked misogynistic tendencies don't seem to get in the way of this at all.

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* HairColors: In the live-action movie, Kazuo Kiriyama's hair is a bright red colour, color, allegedly to highlight his importance and deliquence.delinquency. Takako Chigusa's hair is dyed blond in the manga, and Hirono Shimizu's is blue.
* HandsomeLech: Shinji Mimura. His marked misogynistic sexist tendencies don't seem to get in the way of this at all.
9th Apr '16 12:42:36 PM IshiMatsu615
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Manga only but when Yuichiro tries to befriend and understand Mitsuko she believes that he is trying to gain her trust only to sleep with her. Whilst prepared for that situation she is taken by surprise that he genuinely wants to help her even when he reaches towards her she believes he is going to try to feel her up and is surprised that he is just removing the belt tying her hands up so she can have a drink. Of course this depends on whether you believe she actually is pure evil which she probably isn't.

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Manga only only, but when Yuichiro tries to befriend and understand Mitsuko Mitsuko, she believes that he is trying to gain her trust only to sleep with her. Whilst prepared for that situation situation, she is taken by surprise that he genuinely wants to help her even her. Even when he reaches towards her her, she believes he is going to try to feel her up and is surprised that he is just removing the belt tying her hands up so she can have a drink. Of course course, this depends on whether you believe she actually is pure evil evil, which she probably isn't.
9th Apr '16 12:39:21 PM IshiMatsu615
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*** It's possibly [[UpToEleven even worse]] in the film, in which an instructional video featuring a GenkiGirl joyfully explains the rules to the students.

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*** ** It's possibly [[UpToEleven even worse]] in the film, in which an instructional video featuring a GenkiGirl joyfully explains the rules to the students.
25th Mar '16 9:15:18 PM aye_amber
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* TheAce: Kiriyama, ''especially'' in the novel. He can apparently keep up with Shuya in basketball, mastered the violin better than Oda at a young age, can keep up with Hiroki in martial arts, and as the manga puts it; has an intuitive grasp on everything. He may be even better at all those activities since he has no drive to do anything, meaning he wasn't even trying.
** Possibly moreso in the manga, since he's able to master just about anything just by seeing it.



** Hirono Shimizu, while not evil in the novel, [[JerkAss she wasn't very nice either]]. In the manga, [[spoiler: she was open to the idea of joining Shuya's rebellion]], and it was taken even further in the film where she [[spoiler: called Mitsuko out for killing Megumi]], the latter of whom she bullied in the novel.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Happens to Kiriyama in the film. He goes from an EmptyShell that kills people because he doesn't know right from wrong, to an AxCrazy maniac that [[PsychoForHire signed]] up for The Program for [[ForTheEvulz fun]].

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** Hirono Shimizu, while not evil in the novel, [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} she wasn't very nice either]]. either.]] In the manga, [[spoiler: she was open to the idea of joining Shuya's rebellion]], rebellion,]] and it was taken even further in the film where she [[spoiler: called Mitsuko out for killing Megumi]], Megumi,]] the latter of whom she bullied in the novel.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Happens to Kiriyama in the film. He goes from an EmptyShell that kills people because he doesn't know right from wrong, to an AxCrazy maniac that [[PsychoForHire signed]] up for The Program for [[ForTheEvulz fun]]. fun.]]



** The parents and government of Japan allow this to happen doing absolutely nothing to stop it. In fact, the Defense Forces are the ones that ''had the idea'' and carries out the sick games. Admittedly however, protesting tends to get you shot in the head or arrested, as the Government are wont to showcase at every opportunity.

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** The parents and government of Japan UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} allow this to happen doing absolutely nothing to stop it. In fact, the Defense Forces are the ones that ''had the idea'' and carries out the sick games. Admittedly however, protesting tends to get you shot in the head or arrested, as the Government are wont to showcase at every opportunity.



* TheAce: Kiriyama, ''especially'' in the novel. He can apparently keep up with Shuya in basketball, mastered the violin better than Oda at a young age, can keep up with Hiroki in martial arts, and as the manga puts it; has an intuitive grasp on everything. He may be even better at all those activities since he has no drive to do anything, meaning he wasn't even trying.
** Possibly moreso in the manga, since he's able to master just about anything just by seeing it.



* YourHeadAsplode: What will happen to anyone caught in a danger zone. In the end, though, it only befalls one person in all versions [[spoiler: (Shou Tsukioka in the novel and manga, and Yoshitoki Kuninobu in the film, and in the latter case, it was deliberately set off before the game properly begins).]]

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* YourHeadAsplode: YourHeadASplode: What will happen to anyone caught in a danger zone. In the end, though, it only befalls one person in all versions [[spoiler: (Shou Tsukioka in the novel and manga, and Yoshitoki Kuninobu in the film, and in the latter case, it was deliberately set off before the game properly begins).]]
25th Mar '16 9:09:32 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:332:Could you kill your best friend?]]

->''What we went through...all those deaths must never lose their importance. We don't have much, but what we have has to work. Never forget...never cheapen their deaths by pushing the memory away. Even the worst of them deserved better.''

In a a fascist alternate-timeline Japan called the [[PoliceState Greater East Asia Republic]], the government has a unique way of curbing deliquency amongst its youth: it chooses one class of high school students at random every six months, then kidnaps the whole class and places them all on an isolated island with no chance of escape. The students are given one weapon each, then -- under the threat of death -- forced to kill each other until only one student remains alive. This once-controversial (but now regularly recurring) military experiment has gone on since 1947 and is known only as "The Program". Out of the latest such class to "volunteer" for The Program, aspiring rock musician and orphaned teenager Shuya Nanahara has no desire to play the sick game -- and every intention of escaping with his life.

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[[caption-width-right:332:Could [[caption-width-right:332: Could you kill your best friend?]]

->''What we went through...all All those deaths must never lose their importance. We don't have much, but what we have has to work. Never forget...never Never cheapen their deaths by pushing the memory away. Even the worst of them deserved better.''

In a a fascist alternate-timeline Japan alternate timeline UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} called the [[PoliceState Greater East Asia Republic]], Republic,]] the government has a an unique way of curbing deliquency delinquency amongst its youth: it It chooses one class of high school students at random every six months, then kidnaps the whole class and places them all on an isolated island with no chance of escape. The students are given one weapon each, then -- under the threat of death -- forced to kill each other until only one student remains alive. This once-controversial once controversial (but now regularly recurring) military experiment has gone on since 1947 and is known only as "The Program". Program." Out of the latest such class to "volunteer" for The Program, aspiring rock musician and orphaned teenager Shuya Nanahara has no desire to play the sick game -- and every intention of escaping with his life.



One of the main themes of this book/manga/movie is fear and hatred of young people. Several Japanese government officials completely missed this and blamed ''Battle Royale'' for a sharp rise in teenage delinquency in Japan.

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One of the main themes of this book/manga/movie book / manga / movie is fear and hatred of young people. Several Japanese government officials completely missed this and blamed ''Battle Royale'' for a sharp rise in teenage delinquency in Japan.
Japan.



!!The ''Battle Royale'' novel, film, and manga provide examples of:

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!!The !! The ''Battle Royale'' novel, film, and manga provide examples of:



** Kinpatsu Sakamochi was a sadistic rapist who often cracked jokes at the expense of the students that died in the Program. Kitano, his counterpart from the film, while still no saint, is shown to be more sympathetic. He often dealt with students that disrespected him and a daughter that wanted nothing to do with him. He even [[spoiler: tried to make sure Noriko won]] [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe because she was the only student that showed respect for him]].

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** Kinpatsu Sakamochi was a sadistic rapist who often cracked jokes at the expense of the students that died in the Program. Kitano, his counterpart from the film, while still no saint, is shown to be more sympathetic. He often dealt with students that disrespected him and a daughter that wanted nothing to do with him. He even [[spoiler: tried to make sure Noriko won]] [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe because she was the only student that showed respect for him]].him.]]



* YamatoNadeshiko: Noriko Nakagawa, at least in the manga. She's sweet, feminine, a good cook, a dutiful daughter and loving sister...and stands up to, and survives, the Program (admittedly with help, but she ''was'' wounded.) Not only that, she's tough-minded enough to tell Shogo Kawada, perfectly politely, that he's tearing himself up inside for no reason, and that Keiko would have understood and forgiven him [[spoiler:for shooting her by mistake in the previous Program]]. Oh, and she delivers the death-blow to [[ImplacableMan Kazuo Kiriyama]].
* YourHeadAsplode: What will happen to anyone caught in a danger zone. In the end, though, it only befalls one person in all versions [[spoiler:(Shou Tsukioka in the novel and manga, and Yoshitoki Kuninobu in the film, and in the latter case, it was deliberately set off before the game properly begins)]].

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* YamatoNadeshiko: Noriko Nakagawa, at least in the manga. She's sweet, feminine, a good cook, a dutiful daughter daughter, and loving sister...and stands sister... Stands up to, and survives, the Program (admittedly with help, but she ''was'' wounded.) wounded). Not only that, she's tough-minded enough to tell Shogo Kawada, perfectly politely, that he's tearing himself up inside for no reason, and that Keiko would have understood and forgiven him [[spoiler:for [[spoiler: for shooting her by mistake in the previous Program]]. Program.]] Oh, and she delivers the death-blow to [[ImplacableMan Kazuo Kiriyama]].
Kiriyama.]]
* YourHeadAsplode: What will happen to anyone caught in a danger zone. In the end, though, it only befalls one person in all versions [[spoiler:(Shou [[spoiler: (Shou Tsukioka in the novel and manga, and Yoshitoki Kuninobu in the film, and in the latter case, it was deliberately set off before the game properly begins)]].begins).]]




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24th Jan '16 4:26:19 AM sailoralkaline
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* SayMyName: "Shuya!" "Nobu!" *BOOM*
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