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May 12, 2014 Sara Pelg rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I am a huge fan of the first Battle Royale. I've read all the manga, I've read the novel multiple times and I've watched the movie even more. I have the collectors edition of the movie, so it came with the second as well. Obviously, the second wasn't nearly as good as the first (even if they are both incredibly cheesy in their own ways...) but this "manga" falls a million miles shorter than the movie did. The art is absolutely atrocious. If I hadn't seen the second movie, I would be beyond confu ...more
I'm finding it really hard to believe this is an actual published manga. The art looks like something a fan has done with a biro. It's pretty much impossible to tell the characters apart, and the plot is completely uninvolving.
It was OK - I didn't necessarily mind the drawing because readers should expect the same all the time; how boring would that be? 'Boring', however is the word I would readily use when discussing the story, and the pacing of the plot. Battle Royale (you know, the proper one) had a fairly quick pace to it (well the first volumes at least before the editorial/writer team obviously decided that more words would be better than drawing). Whereas the pace of this manga could easily be overtaken by a de ...more