History Literature / BattleRoyale

20th Aug '17 2:54:36 AM TightfistedRupicaprine
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** Type 4 also occurs with Utsumi, Shuya and Noriko, as Utsumi secretly has feelings for Shuya which she tries to tell him (when he's barely conscious though so not the best time) but appears to realise he doesn't see her the same way. Admittedly we don't know for sure where she would have gone with her feelings given [[spoiler: she and her friends massacre each other moments after their conversation]]

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** Type 4 also occurs with Utsumi, Shuya and Noriko, as Utsumi secretly has feelings for Shuya which she tries to tell him (when he's barely conscious though so not the best time) but appears to realise he doesn't see her the same way.time). Admittedly we don't know for sure where she would have gone with her feelings given [[spoiler: she and her friends massacre each other moments after their conversation]]
13th Aug '17 12:40:48 AM RufusShinra
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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, and gleefully relishing in the Program pushing scared kids into murdering each other. Kitano, his counterpart from the film, while still no saint, is shown to be much more sympathetic - working a job where the students had zero respect for him (one even ''maims'' him), under the heel of a fascist government in the throes of an economic crash, with a family that ignores him at best (and, at worst, a daughter who outright hates 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, and gleefully relishing in the Program pushing scared kids into murdering each other. Kitano, his counterpart from the film, while still no saint, is shown to be much more sympathetic - working a job where the students had zero respect for him (one even ''maims'' him), under the heel of a fascist government in the throes of an economic crash, with a family that ignores him at best (and, at worst, a daughter who outright hates him.him). He even [[spoiler: tried to make sure Noriko won]] [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe because she was the only student that showed respect for him.]]
9th Aug '17 5:57:56 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* DividedWeFall: In the book, [[spoiler:this turns out to be the whole point of the Program. Every six months, everyone in Japan gets to see a broadcast giving the body count of a particular runthrough, categorized by means of death. When the average citizens all have it ingrained in their minds that the people they grew up with are willing to kill them to survive, trusting one another becomes harder, and so they can't coordinate effectively to overthrow the government. Additionally, the government is seeking to actively recruit the winners as people callous and self-interested enough to maintain control.]]

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* DividedWeFall: In the book, [[spoiler:this turns out to be the whole point of the Program. Every six months, everyone in Japan gets to see a broadcast giving the body count of a particular runthrough, categorized by means of death. When the average citizens all have it ingrained in their minds that the people they grew up with are willing to kill them to survive, trusting one another becomes quite a lot harder, and so meaning that they can't coordinate and organise effectively to overthrow the government. Additionally, the government is seeking to actively recruit the winners as people callous and self-interested enough to maintain control.]]
9th Aug '17 5:55:36 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* DividedWeFall: In the book, [[spoiler:this turns out to be the whole point of the program. Every six months, everyone in Japan gets to see a broadcast giving the body count of a particular runthrough, categorized by means of death. They all have it ingrained in their minds that the people they grew up with are willing to kill them to survive. If they can't trust each other, they can't coordinate effectively to overthrow the government. Additionally, the government is seeking to actively recruit the winners as people callous and self-interested enough to maintain control.]]

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* DividedWeFall: In the book, [[spoiler:this turns out to be the whole point of the program.Program. Every six months, everyone in Japan gets to see a broadcast giving the body count of a particular runthrough, categorized by means of death. They When the average citizens all have it ingrained in their minds that the people they grew up with are willing to kill them to survive. If they can't trust each other, survive, trusting one another becomes harder, and so they can't coordinate effectively to overthrow the government. Additionally, the government is seeking to actively recruit the winners as people callous and self-interested enough to maintain control.]]
7th Aug '17 12:37:37 AM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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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.]]

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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. Program, and gleefully relishing in the Program pushing scared kids into murdering each other. Kitano, his counterpart from the film, while still no saint, is shown to be much more sympathetic. He often dealt with sympathetic - working a job where the students had zero respect for him (one even ''maims'' him), under the heel of a fascist government in the throes of an economic crash, with a family that disrespected ignores him and at best (and, at worst, a daughter that wanted nothing to do with who outright hates 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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** Mitsuko, in the theatrical cut of the film. In the novel, she's a BrokenBird who [[FreudianExcuse was raped and pushed into prostitution]] as a kid, leaving her a sociopathic EmptyShell killing for the hell of it and to get back at a society that hated her (on top of the [[AlphaBitch horrible shit she did to classmates]]. In the theatrical cut, her backstory is still just as traumatic and she was still an AlphaBitch, but nowhere to the levels of her comic or novel counterpart, and it's made clear [[DrivenToMadness the games pushed her to her limit.]]
** The film also makes a ''lot'' more of the kids refuse to play or simply killing themselves - the ones who don't off themselves, Kiriyama wipes out, best exemplified in the delinquent gang who only try to restrain Kiriyama because they know he has something to do with the Program, all the while noting they refuse to play along with the Program.
7th Aug '17 12:28:11 AM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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* ExplosiveLeash, YourHeadASplode: If someone tries to leave the island, the collar that they are wearing explodes, along with their head. Ditto for trying to remove the collar, or lingering in a danger zone. Also, if 24 hours pass with nobody being killed, everyone's collars will go simultaneously. [[spoiler:In the novel and manga, it only makes one victim, Sho. In the film, Yoshitoki is the only victim.]]
** Well, [[spoiler:Kiriyama does get shot in his explosive collar at the climax, which is what finally kills him.]]
* EyeScream: Hiroki and Kiriyama. Makes you wonder why Hiroki bothered making those spearheads. Niida receives some of this from Takako in the novel and manga too. And, in the manga, Jaguar.

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* ExplosiveLeash, YourHeadASplode: If someone tries to leave the island, the collar that they are wearing explodes, along with their head. Ditto for trying to remove the collar, or lingering in a danger zone. Also, if 24 hours pass with nobody being killed, everyone's collars will go simultaneously. [[spoiler:In the novel and manga, it only makes one victim, Sho. In the film, Yoshitoki is the only victim.victim of the collar actually detonating, but Kiriyama gets shot in his explosive collar at the climax, which is what finally kills him.]]
** Well, [[spoiler:Kiriyama does get shot in his explosive collar at the climax, which is what finally kills him.]]
* EyeScream: In the film, Hiroki suffers this fate, and Kiriyama. Makes you wonder why Hiroki bothered making those spearheads. [[spoiler:so does Kiriyama from the frag and heat of the explosion - we get a good luck at his ruined eyes, staggering around in pain before his collar is shot and his head goes bye-bye.]] Niida receives some of this from Takako in the novel and manga too. And, in the manga, Jaguar.



* PragmaticAdaptation: Despite the many criticisms of the film version for cutting things out of the novel, the one thing just about everybody is agreed upon is that removing the political commentary was a good thing. Sadly, the sequel went in the other direction, though how badly that went down does ironically show what a good idea the treatment of politics in the original film was.



* PunchClockVillain: Kitano in the film is an apathetic man going through a middle-age crisis, having realised how unhappy he is in life. Nonetheless, he's being paid to organise the mutual massacre of his own students.

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* PunchClockVillain: Kitano in the film film, compared to his novel counterpart (an active psychopath, liar, rapist, and murderer who delights in the game) is an ''much'' more apathetic man going through a middle-age crisis, and sad, having realised how unhappy he is a dead-end job in life. Nonetheless, he's being paid to organise the mutual massacre wake of an economic crash, under the iron fist of a fascist government, disrespected by his family, maimed by one of his own students.students and ignored by the rest. - the only real joy he takes from Program is killing are killing the delinquents who severely wounded him or taunted him.
12th Jul '17 7:13:01 PM eschlowx
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* DownerEnding: In the manga, [[spoiler:after Shuya and Noriko escape the Greater East Asian Republic, there's a short epilogue of Shuya's narration which implies that his and Noriko's relationship eventually became fraught as a result of their PTSD from the Program. He also admits that he never told Noriko he loved her, "even when things were good."]]
31st May '17 12:11:26 AM eschlowx
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* TheUnreveal: It's never explicitly stated who wrote the love letter Shuya recalls at the start of the Program, though it's heavily implied to be Noriko. At any rate, he had rather more pressing issues than finding that out.
31st May '17 12:07:48 AM eschlowx
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* TheUnreveal: It's never explicitly stated who wrote the love letter Shuya recalls at the start of the Program, though it's heavily implied to be Noriko. At any rate, he had rather more pressing issues than finding that out.
30th May '17 7:29:53 PM eschlowx
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* LetThemDieHappy: Mitsuko's big PetTheDog moment (only in the novel) also involves this. She lies to [[spoiler:her MoralityPet Yuichiro, who's dying]] by saying that his friend [[spoiler:Tadakatsu]] (whom she killed) ran away after accidentally shooting him, making him believe that he's still alive. She also doesn't reveal to him that she manipulated them all along and gives him a sincere kiss just before killing him instantly with a gun so that her face is his last vision. While the narration doesn't explicitly say it, she had no other reasons than this trope to act like that.

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* LetThemDieHappy: Mitsuko's big PetTheDog moment (only in the novel) also involves this. She lies to [[spoiler:her MoralityPet Yuichiro, who's dying]] by saying that his friend [[spoiler:Tadakatsu]] (whom she killed) ran away after accidentally shooting him, making him believe that he's still alive. She also doesn't reveal to him that she manipulated them all along and gives him a sincere kiss just before killing him instantly with a gun so that her face is his the last vision. While the narration doesn't explicitly say it, she had no other thing he sees. She makes her reasons than this trope clear [[spoiler:after killing him]], thanking him in her head for his kindness, and promising to act like that.remember him.
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