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Takami, Kōshun

Overview
Works: 77 works in 322 publications in 9 languages and 2,905 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Allegories  Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Science fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PL876.A396, 895.636
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Most widely held works about Kōshun Takami
 
Most widely held works by Kōshun Takami
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

64 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With unemployment at an all-time high and violence amongst school children almost out of control, the Japanese government introduces the "Battle Royale Act." A randomly chosen school class is taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death. One pupil only is allowed to survive as proof of the lengths to which the government is prepared to go to end the violence
Battle royale : the complete collection by Kinji Fukasaku( Visual )

56 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With unemployment at an all-time high, teenage delinquency becoming unmanageable and violence amongst the nation's youth spiralling out of control, Japan is in a state of near-collapse. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing their teachers, a beleagured and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical new measure: the Battle Royale Act. Overseen by a former teacher, (Takeshi Kitano), and requiring that a randomly chosen school class be taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death, the Act dictates that only one pupil be allowed to survive the punishment. He or she will return, not as the victor, but as the ultimate proof of the lengths to which the government are prepared to go to curb the tide of juvenile disobediance. In controversial comment on the competitive Japanese educational system, a class of high school students are taken to a desert island and forced to kill each other until only one remains. A highly controversial film, Fukasaku's shocking portrayal of a society in ruins was described by the Guardian as 'a cross between "Clockwork Orange" and "Lord Of The Flies", and is Japanese Shock Cinema at its finest."
Battle Royale : angels' border by Kōshun Takami( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Program is a brutal military experiment that pits junior high students against each other every year in a brutal battle to the death. Most of the students from Shiroiwa Junior High scatter as soon as they reach the remote island where they must participate in the latest round of the Program. But Yukie Utsumi and five of her friends lock themselves in the lighthouse, clinging to a desperate hope of survival. They all trust each other, but they also know that only one can survive the Battle Royale ..."--Page 4 of cover
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese series about "The Program" a game that picks random classes and puts them on an abandoned island for a televised fight to the death"
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 13 of 'Battle Royale' provides a chilling vision of children coming of age in a cold and uncaring world. Of the original 42 students forced to kill or be killed by The Program, only five remain alive. But the chilling carnage is far from over
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese series about "The Program" a game that picks random classes and puts them on an abandoned island for a televised fight to the death"
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One ninth-grade class, 42 students, marooned on an island and forced to kill or be killed in a government sanctioned, televised game called The Program. The rules: after three days, only one student can remain alive or they all die. Weapons are handed out and each student is sent out into the field alone-- unprepared for the horror that awaits them. Many classmates quickly turn on each other in this twisted battle for survival, but amid the betrayals and rising body count, new friendships are forged and existing love gives new meaning to the phrase, 'Till death do we part'"--Page 4 of cover
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun is setting on the first day of The Program, and the students of Class B are in for one hell of a night. With the failure of their initial plan to take down The Program, Shinji Mimura and Yutaka Sato are putting their backup plan in motion. Having located all the supplies necessary to create a bomb, the pair are all set to deliver their package right where it will do the most damage: the "school" which serves as The Program control center. But with the school in a permanent danger zone, will it be their bomb that detonates first ... or the explosive collars locked around their necks?
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese series about "The Program" a game that picks random classes and puts them on an abandoned island for a televised fight to the death"
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitsuko Souma is the most dangerous girl in Class B; she has four kills already and can handle anything anyone throws at her--except kindness. When Yuichiro and Tadakatsu try to befriend her, she is taken for a journey through her dark past and the trip may be more than her mind can withstand
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese series about "The Program" a game that picks random classes and puts them on an abandoned island for a televised fight to the death"
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the beginning of the final battle; Shuuya, Kawada and Noriko against the psychotic Kiriyama. Kawada leads his group away from the pursuing Kiriyama in an intense chase ending with Kawada attempting to pull off one final stunt.
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You cannot fight what you cannot see. You cannot kill someone who is dead on the inside. It is the defiantly human animal that is forced to kill without purpose ... When Sugimura realizes that he can't beat Kiriyama, he turns to protecting Kotohiki at all costs. But Kiriyama might just beat him to the kill, because he has an ace up his sleeve: Oda's Kevlar vest! Meanwhile, Kawada and Shuuya discuss just how dangerous Kiriyama really may be. But how can you fight someone who is barely human?"--Page 4 of cover
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle royale ultimate edition by Kōshun Takami( Book )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 9th grade class is transported to an island and forced to fight each other to the death on a reality television program
Battle royale : the novel by Kōshun Takami( Recording )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With unemployment at an all-time high and violence amongst school children almost out of control, the Japanese government introduces the "Battle Royale Act." A randomly chosen school class is taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death. One pupil only is allowed to survive as proof of the lengths to which the government is prepared to go to end the violence
Battle Royale by Kōshun Takami( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Spanish and Polish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle Royale by Kōshun Takami( )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One ninth-grade class, 42 students, marooned on an island and forced to kill or be killed in a government-sanctioned, televised game called The Program. The rules: after three days, only one student can remain alive or they all die. Weapons are handed out and each student is sent out into the field alone--unprepared for the horror that awaits them. Many classmates quickly turn on each other in this twisted battle for survival, but amid the betrayals and rising body count, new friendships are forged and existing love gives new meaning to the phrase, 'Till death do we part'"--Page 4 of cover
Battle royale, [vol.] 4 by Kōshun Takami( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One ninth-grade class, 42 students, marooned on an island and forced to kill or be killed in a government-sanctioned, televised game called The Program. The rules: after three days, only one student can remain alive or they all die. Weapons are handed out and each student is sent out into the field alone--unprepared for the horror that awaits them. Many classmates quickly turn on each other in this twisted battle for survival, but amid the betrayals and rising body count, new friendships are forged and existing love gives new meaning to the phrase, 'Till death do we part'"--Page 4 of cover
 
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Koshun, Takami

Kōshun Takami 1969-...

Kōshun Takami écrivain japonais

Koushun, Takami

Koushun Takami 1969-....

Koushun Takami Japanese author and journalist

Koushun Takami Japans romanschrijver

Koushun Takami scrittore giapponese

Takami Hiroharu 1969-....

Takami, Kōshun

Takami, Koshun 1969-

Takami, Kósun

Takami Koushun

Takami, Koushun 1969-

Косюн Таками 1969-

Таками, Косюн

다카미 고슌

タカミ, コウシュン

タカミ, コウシュン 1969-

晝夜節律

高見 宏治 1969-....

高見, 広春

高見 広春 1969-....

高見広春

高見広春 1969-

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