History YMMV / BattleRoyale

13th Jul '16 6:47:05 PM rjd1922
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* AwesomeArt: ''Everyone'' can agree on the fact that the characters in the manga look [[YoungerThanTheyLook way too old to be high school students]]. That does not stop the nightmarish, monstrous details from looking magnificent, along with the beautiful landscapes.

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* AwesomeArt: SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: ''Everyone'' can agree on the fact that the characters in the manga look [[YoungerThanTheyLook way too old to be high school students]]. That does not stop the nightmarish, monstrous details from looking magnificent, along with the beautiful landscapes.
13th Jul '16 6:46:28 PM rjd1922
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* ContestedSequel: The film sequel is... not popular. There's a reason it hasn't gotten any adaptations in any other media.



* EnsembleDarkHorse: Takako Chigusa and Shinji Mimura.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: EnsembleDarkhorse: Takako Chigusa and Shinji Mimura.



* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Film/BattleRoyale 2: Requiem'', up to and including the hamfisted attempt to tie in the 9/11 attacks. The extended version, ''Battle Royale 2: Revenge'' is considered better than Requiem, though not to redeem the worst flaws. May be because there is only one novel, that doesn't go beyond the lore of the first movie.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Film/BattleRoyale ''Battle Royale 2: Requiem'', up to and including the hamfisted attempt to tie in the 9/11 attacks. The extended version, ''Battle Royale 2: Revenge'' is considered better than Requiem, ''Requiem'', though not to redeem the worst flaws. May be because there is only one novel, that doesn't go beyond the lore of the first movie.
13th Jun '16 9:16:52 AM ThePest179
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* HarsherInHindsight: Kiriyami's bright red orange hair in the movie bears some similarities with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Holmes_(mass_murderer) mass murderer James Holmes]]
12th Mar '16 8:35:04 AM TitanFireFlies
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* AwesomeArt: ''Everyone'' can agree on the fact that the characters in the manga look [[YoungerThanTheyLook way too old to be high school students]]. That does not stop the nightmarish, monstrous details from looking magnificent, along with the beautiful landscapes.
28th Feb '16 2:42:24 PM RebelionRoja
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** Ironically, most fans hate the manga "Blitz Royale". One of the most disliked aspect is the cartoony art that just doesn't go well with the [[KillEmAll plot]], among other things. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment And that's all we're going to say about it]].
12th Feb '16 12:51:53 PM rufusluciusivan
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** Some of the students who went insane and tried to kill their classmates, like Yoshio Akamatsu, Kyoichi Motobuchi or Kaori Minami. After all, they're nothing but normal students, suddenly thrown in a deadly game where it's "kill or be killed". They just

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** Some of the students who went insane and tried to kill their classmates, like Yoshio Akamatsu, Kyoichi Motobuchi or Kaori Minami. After all, they're nothing but normal students, suddenly thrown in a deadly game where it's "kill or be killed". They just couldn't handle the situation and snapped, but they weren't "evil".
12th Feb '16 12:50:01 PM rufusluciusivan
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* JerkassWoobie: Mitsuko.

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Mitsuko.



** Some of the students who went insane and tried to kill their classmates, like Yoshio Akamatsu, Kyoichi Motobuchi or Kaori Minami. After all, they're nothing but normal students, suddenly thrown in a deadly game where it's "kill or be killed". They just



*** From the point of view of the narration, he probably even crosses it when he decides (on a coin toss) to play to win.



*** She may have crossed it a lot earlier, when she [[spoiler:murders a defenseless Megumi Eto, especially because she does it so casually and with no remorse whatsoever]]. The event shows three important things about Mitsuko : she plays to win, she will do it without hesitation and she's ready to lie, manipulate and backstab in order to do it.



* TheWoobie: Megumi was bullied by Hirono in school. Her first scene has her hiding under a table, crying and wanting to go home. The memory of the strawberry tart her mother made for her was especially sad.

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Megumi was bullied by Hirono in school. Her first scene has her hiding under a table, crying and wanting to go home. The memory of the strawberry tart her mother made for her was especially sad.sad.
** Shuuya and Noriko, who are forced to watch/hear about all their friends being killed and/or going crazy and trying to kill others. [[spoiler:They are left as the only survivors]].
** Let's be honest: every student who refuses to kill can qualify.
2nd Jan '16 6:34:02 PM Doug86
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* IAmNotShazam: The words "Battle Royale" are never uttered once in the original book; the "AlternateUniverse" prologue makes it clear that the title is a reference to the ''kind'' of conflict the Program involves. In the manga, there's only one easy-to-miss AllInTheManual reference to the "Greater Eastasia Combat Experiment 68, also known as the Battle Royale Act".

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* IAmNotShazam: The words "Battle Royale" are never uttered once in the original book; the "AlternateUniverse" prologue makes it clear that the title is a reference to the ''kind'' of conflict the Program involves. In the manga, there's only one easy-to-miss AllInTheManual AllThereInTheManual reference to the "Greater Eastasia Combat Experiment 68, also known as the Battle Royale Act".
30th Dec '15 4:22:25 PM MagBas
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: As the story continues, everybody keeps dying and nothing really looks up at all. The students are still killing each other and Kiriyama's [[VillainSue apparent invicibility]] makes him less of a threat and more of a recurring annoyance.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: As the story continues, everybody keeps dying and nothing really looks up at all. The students are still killing each other and Kiriyama's [[VillainSue apparent invicibility]] invicibility makes him less of a threat and more of a recurring annoyance.



* MarySue: In the novel and manga: Shuya, Mitsuko, Shinji and Kazuo. Yes, half of the ''[[ThirtySuePileup main cast]].'' Be wary of claiming any of the above is/isn't a Sue in any of the three media unless you have either a death wish or an extremely long essay by way of justification. Consensus among the fandom seems to be that the film largely removed the Sues, though Mitsuko remains a borderline and the main reason for Kazuo not being one is that he doesn't have enough personality to be considered a character at all.
** Arguably, Noriko becomes one in the manga, but is far more well rounded and developed in the film and novel.



* PuritySue: Noriko is considered by some people to be one of these.



* ThirtySuePileup: The entire main cast, in the novel. Arguably not changed in the manga, though the film does remove all but Mitsuko as a MarySue.



* VillainSue: Kiriyama effortlessly kills half the entire cast.
** Mitsuko in all three versions, though a [[LostInTranslation loose translation of her final words]] in the film means that it's less clear in that. The book and manga go to great lengths to justify her actions on the basis of her FreudianExcuse (see above). The character wants the audience to feel sorry for her, and while her classmates don't fall for it, Takami seemingly ''does''.
18th Dec '15 10:22:48 PM animenutcase
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** Making matters worse, it sows dissent and hatred at the government among the ''parents'' of the children who are kidnapped and brutally slaughtered ''for no damn reason whatsoever''. It also isn't targeted at kids who show any kind of deviant or violent tendencies, but rather puts everyone in a violent, unforgiving, chaotic, and merciless death game where the most violent and deviant kids are at the greatest advantage. The issue isn't the premise of a death game among a selected class of students, but rather the total absence of a setting that makes ''any'' sense as to why something like this could possibly exist. The Hunger Games, by contrast, provides a plausible setting for a death game; Battle Royale is pretty much 100% ExcusePlot with an extra heaping of lazy.

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** Making matters worse, it sows dissent and hatred at the government among the ''parents'' of the children who are kidnapped and brutally slaughtered ''for no damn reason whatsoever''. It also isn't targeted at kids who show any kind of deviant or violent tendencies, but rather puts everyone in a violent, unforgiving, chaotic, and merciless death game where the most violent and deviant kids are at the greatest advantage. The issue isn't the premise of a death game among a selected class of students, but rather the total absence of a setting that makes ''any'' sense as to why something like this could possibly exist. The Hunger Games, novel (and to a lesser extent, the manga), by contrast, provides a plausible setting for a death game; Battle Royale is pretty much 100% ExcusePlot with an extra heaping of lazy.game: a totalitarian dictatorship fosters discord among the people to keep them from rising up against them.
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