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    Friday July 19, 2013
  • Viz Announces News "Battle Royale" and "All You Need is Kill" Books

    Original graphic novel, essays and new translation planned for 2014

    At this weekend's San Diego Comic Con, Viz announced the 2014 plans for their sci-fi prose Haikasoru label. With Hiroshi Sakurazaka's All You Need is Kill set to become Tom Cruise vehicle Edge of Tomorrow, an original graphic novel from Nick Mamatas and Lee Ferguson is in the works. They also have a "Remastered" translation of Battle Royale and an essay "Slam Book" planned. More after the jump.

  • Friday February 8, 2013
  • "Scott Pilgrim" Author Draws "Battle Royale" Poster

    Limited poster offered with ticket sales to a February 16th Houston screening of seminal teen death match movie

    We previously discussed the subject of Mondo's very limited, jealousy inducing posters in relationship to the Studio Ghibli art they produced with GKids. Now, they have another interesting take on Japanese pop culture in the works. Scott Pilgrim author Bryan Lee O’Malley has collaborated with Kevin Tong on a poster for seminal teen death match flick Battle Royale. Get a look after the jump.

  • Monday January 14, 2013
  • The CW's "Battle Royale" Adaptation is Dead

    Network drops idea to adapt ultra-violent teen survival story and develops alternative

    After months with no real word on where TV network The CW stood on the status of the Battle Royale TV series adaptation, the president of the network gives the definitive word on the status of the adaptation, and reveals that it never even got off the ground. Hit the jump for all of the details.

  • Tuesday October 30, 2012
  • VIDEO: "Halloween" x "Battle Royale" Movie Mash-up!

    Michael Myers vs machine gun schoolgirls

    It’s the season of scaring, which means the time is ripe for an ingenious short film that mixes up John Carpenter’s Halloween with the survival horror of Japan’s Battle Royale. Find out which is stronger – Michael Myers or machine-gun toting schoolgirls – after the jump!

  • Wednesday October 17, 2012
  • "Battle Royale" Audio Book Offered for Download

    Mark Dacascos reads highly influential and controversial novel

    Whether you're contending with a brutal commute and need something thrilling to listen to or want to read the original novel without having to actually read it, Viz tweeted some good news. Koushun Takami's influential and controversial Battle Royale novel is now available to be purchased via download on Simon & Schuster Audio. More after the jump.

  • Friday September 14, 2012
  • Marvel Reveals "Avengers Arena" Homage to "Battle Royale"

    Marvel will be launching Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker's monthly comic this December

    Think seminal Japanese teen death match Battle Royale with teenage Marvel superheroes that you probably haven't heard of unless you've kept current with the comics, or Hunger Games with super powers, or an American comics style Deadman Wonderland. This December, Marvel will be launching Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker's monthly comic Avengers Arena. Get a look after the jump.

  • Monday July 30, 2012
  • CW’s President Comments on "Battle Royale" TV Adaptation

    CW president gives political answer about making show under current social circumstances

    CW’s president Mark Pedowitz recently commented on the subject of the TV network's interest in shows featuring young people battling each other. Specifically, Pedowitz commented on the status of an adaptation of Kiera Cass’ Hunger Games-esque book The Selection and he had a rather political answer to questions about adapting notorious Japanese work Battle Royale. See what he had to say after the jump.

  • Friday July 27, 2012
  • RUMOR: "Battle Royale" to be a U.S. TV Series?

    "LA Times" reports that CW is in talks with Hollywood reps to make it happen.

    The Hunger Games is a hit, and Hollywood's looking for more. Now the rumor has it CW is talking about a Battle Royale TV series. Details (such as they are) after the jump!