The original survival game.
In an alternative future Japan, junior high students are forced to fight to the death!
A class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left
Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan--where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller--Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world.
Battle Royale is a contemporary Japanese pulp classic now available for the first time in English.
Note: Not for the faint hearted.