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Takami, Kōshun

Overview
Works: 89 works in 267 publications in 7 languages and 2,805 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fiction  Allegories  Drama  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Science fiction  Suspense fiction  Horror comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator
Classifications: PL876.A396, 895.636
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kōshun Takami
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami ( Book )
34 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 9th grade class is forced to fight each other to the death on a reality telvision program, demonstrating the lengths to which the government will go to prevent school violence
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 485 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 )
27 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 168 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 by Kōshun Takami ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 147 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'"--P. [4] of cover
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 118 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'"--P. [4] of cover
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 93 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 )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 90 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'"--P. [4] of cover
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 84 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"
Batoru rowaiaru ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At dawn of the new millennium, Japan is in a state of near-collapse. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing their teachers, a beleaguered and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical new measure; the battle royale act
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 81 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 )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 80 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 )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages 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 )
4 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 60 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 in 2004 in English and French and held by 55 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 : remastered by Kōshun Takami ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: 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. Criticized as violent exploitation when ?rst published in Japan--where it became a runaway best seller--Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world"--
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 52 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 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 44 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 43 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?"--P. [4] of cover
Battle royale by Kōshun Takami ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Batoru rowaiaru by Kōshun Takami ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Koshun, Takami
Kōshun Takami 1969-....
Koushun, Takami
Koushun Takami 1969-....
Takami Hiroharu 1969-....
Takami, Kōshun
Takami Kōshun 1969-....
Takami, Kósun
Takami, Koushun
Takami Koushun 1969-....
タカミ, コウシュン
タカミ, コウシュン 1969-
高見 宏治 1969-....
高見, 広春
高見 広春 1969-....
高見広春
Languages
English (88)
Japanese (45)
French (31)
German (5)
Polish (5)
Spanish (4)
Italian (2)
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