It’s time for the 3rd and final series that was chosen for the It’s In Season podcast and its the anime King’s Game. This anime had me from the very beginning so check out my review to see what I completely thought about this show!
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So like I promise I have a review on the Battle Royale movie. I can honestly say that I liked it. Although there were a few things that I didn’t like.
Like many movies that were based off books there were some stark differences such as characters names, the chronological order of events, and some things being taken out altogether. The one part that I didn’t like about the movie was how there seems to be where the teacher had a crush on Noriko which I just found weird especially since that was in no way hinted in the book. It was a good shocker to the movie but it left me feeling slightly uncomfortable.
That kind of thing actually really bugs me especially when the book is so detailed and brings you in so much.
But anyways, the movie is also subtitles but regardless it was still enjoyable to watch. Also the main character was really noticeable to me because he also played Light Yagami in the live action version of Death Note. That also brings me to the acting in the movie which was good. For this being a group of kids in the movie they honestly handled it well and many of them looked like the characters as well.
I feel like this was a movie that you could definitely see without reading the book but the book would give you a better insight as to what actually happened and how it all happened.
One surprising thing about this movie was that the ending actually made me sad. When the music started and it showed the class picture it made me kind of want to cry to think that all these kids are now dead when they used to be so close.
Now as far as Battle Royale 2 is concerned don’t even watch it. It was such a terrible movie that I actually didn’t finish watching it. I think they had the right idea to the concept but they just didn’t execute it properly. To me it made no sense and I had no idea what was going on.
In all honesty if you haven’t seen the movie definitely watch it because it is a really good movie and if your able to also read the book and decide for yourself which you like better. Also this movie is quite violent so you have been warned!
So let me know what you thought of the Battle Royale movie and this review down below. Plus like always I will answer back to your comments.
Now I know Battle Royale isn’t exactly an anime or a manga but it is still title that is very recognized among anime fans and those who aren’t. I decided to read the book since I had heard a lot about it and let me tell you that it was amazing.
For those of you who have not read or heard of this book it’s a book that many people believe the Hunger Games is based off of. Battle Royale has the same concept but to me it is pulled off in a much better way and also it is much more violent. Plus I got attached to quite a few of the characters in this book. Here is the synopsis of the book:
“A class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill until only one survivor is left standing.”
This novel was written very well and even though there are a lot characters (the class has 42 students that you have to keep track of) you didn’t get lost with trying to figure out who was who. Plus you got to know a majority of the characters and their backstories which made you even more connected to the characters.
Now this book is violent and times kind of graphic so just a bit of a warning there is you decide to read it. Also I read the novel version of Battle Royale. I know that there is manga version but I decided to read the original novel. But if anyone has read the manga version please let me know how it is.
So getting a hold of this book was kind of a hassle. I went to and searched online a few bookstores but I wasn’t able to find it. But I finally found it on Amazon and bought it through a seller on there and it arrived in good condition and I think I payed 45 dollars for it.
But overall this book was amazing and such an easy read. It was so was so easy to get absorbed into the story and see what happens next. So if your someone that couldn’t get into the Hunger Games try reading Battle Royale. You may like it.
So if you have read Battle Royale let me know. Also yes I did watch the movie as well after I read the book and I also attempted to watch the sequel. I will have a review up about both on Monday. But in the meantime comment down below what you thought of this review or book. I will always comment back!