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Battle Royale, Vol. 01 by Koushun Takami
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Jul 04, 2008

bookshelves: manga
Recommended to Emma by: Saw the movie. =D
Recommended for: male manga fans, action manga fans, the ultra-violent

Brilliantly violent and stylised, sticking true to it's manga routes without falling into the cookie-cutter trappings of the art and fully capturing the bloody atmosphere and terror of the story.

It's only weakness is a slightly messy plot and similar-looking characters, both problems caused by the sheer scale of the plot and cast. It's not Shoujomanga or high fantasy, but any fans of the male-orientated violence of action manga should easily enjoy this first volume.
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