Koushun Takami





Koushun Takami

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born
in Amagasaki, Hyōgo Prefecture, Osaka, Japan
January 10, 1969

gender
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Koushun Takami (高見 広春 Takami Kōshun, born 1969) is the author of the novel Battle Royale, originally published in Japanese, and later translated into English by Yuji Oniki and published by Viz Media and, later, in an expanded edition by Haika Soru, a division of Viz Media.

Takami was born in Amagasaki, Hyōgo Prefecture near Osaka and grew up in the Kagawa Prefecture of Shikoku. After graduating from Osaka University with a degree in literature, he dropped out of Nihon University's liberal arts correspondence course program. From 1991 to 1996, he worked for the news company Shikoku Shimbun, reporting on various fields including politics, police reports, and economics.

The novel Battle Royale was completed after Takami left the news company. It...more


Average rating: 4.20 · 38,313 ratings · 3,147 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
Battle Royale
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 25,285 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Battle Royale, Vol. 01 (Bat...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 2,298 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,108 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,017 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 890 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 874 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Battle Royale, Vol. 06 (Bat...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 805 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Battle Royale, Vol. 08 (Bat...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 770 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Battle Royale, Vol. 07 (Bat...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 760 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Battle Royale, Vol. 09 (Bat...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 717 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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More books by Koushun Takami…
Battle Royale, Vol. 01 Battle Royale, Vol. 02 Battle Royale, Vol. 03 Battle Royale, Vol. 04 Battle Royale, Vol. 05 Battle Royale, Vol. 06 Battle Royale, Vol. 07
Battle Royale (15 books)
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4.153212156891604 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 13,589 ratings

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“Loving someone always requires you to not love others.”
Koushun Takami, Battle Royale

“By then she was dead. In fact, she may have been dead a while ago. Physically, several seconds ago, mentally, ages ago.”
Koushun Takami, Battle Royale

“It's not a bad thing to be loved.”
Koushun Takami, Battle Royale
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