Battle Royale  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Battle Royale is a Japanese novel written by Koushun Takami, completed in 1996 and published in 1999. The story tells of school-children who are forced to fight each other to the death.

See also

  • "The Most Dangerous Game", a 1924 short story about a big game hunter who is hunted down by another on an isolated island
  • "Seventh Victim", a 1953 short story with a similar premise
  • Lord of the Flies, a 1954 dystopian novel about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island
  • The Running Man, a 1982 science fiction novel in which contestants, allowed to go anywhere in the world, are chased by "Hunters" employed to kill them
  • The Hunger Games, a 2008 dystopian novel with a similar premise

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