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Battle Royale (バトル・ロワイアル Batoru Rowaiaru) is a 2000 Japanese action thriller film adapted from the 1999 novel of the same name by Koushun Takami.

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Why is the United States blamed for the events of Battle Royale II?

In Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003), a group of Japanese high school students are given the seemingly impossible task of hunting down a (Japanese) terrorist leader (the survivor of the first Battle ...
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What are the precedents for the game elements of "Squid Game" beyond "Battle Royale"?

Having watched Squid Game (2021 - ), I have the feeling that, while it is very different from Battle Royale (2000), there are a number of elements that the two works have in common, in the way that ...
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Why are the students not aware of the Battle Royale act?

Battle Royale (2000) opens with the completion of a previous Battle Royale event, where the winner is shown to be a girl. The amount of media coverage shown in this scene is fairly extensive, showing ...
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What is the meaning behind the silent dream scene in Battle Royale?

Sometime after the Battle Royale started, either Kitano or Noriko (not entirely sure) have a dream. They are both walking casually by a river, eating popsicles, and talking to each other. We do not ...
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