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Battle Royal High School (1987)

Shin majin den batoru royaru haisukûru (original title)
Hyoudo Riki is just an ordinary guy who likes to wear a tiger mask while Kung-Fu fighting, which means he fits in real well at BATTLE ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL.

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Ichirô Itano

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Ichirô Itano
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Credited cast:
Shin Aomori Shin Aomori ... Baba (voice)
David Arnold David Arnold ... Additional Voices (voice)
Ralph Brownewell Ralph Brownewell ... Additional Voices (voice)
Pierre Brulatour ... Baba (voice) (as Pierre Brulator)
Korbi Dean ... Sandy (voice) (as Deann Korbutt)
Hadley Eure Hadley Eure ... Fairy Master (voice)
Kristen Graf Kristen Graf ... Koyama Megumi (voice)
Michael Granberry ... Hyoudo Riki / Byoudo (voice)
Susan Grillo Susan Grillo ... Takayanagi Yooko (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Byoudo's Servant (voice)
Chieko Honda ... Koyama Megumi (voice)
Satoru Inagaki Satoru Inagaki ... Misaka (voice)
Kazuhiko Inoue ... Yuuki Toshihiro (voice)
Junji Kitajima Junji Kitajima ... Tôru (voice)
Daiki Nakamura Daiki Nakamura ... Suguru (voice)
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Hyoudo Riki is just an ordinary guy who likes to wear a tiger mask while Kung-Fu fighting, which means he fits in real well at BATTLE ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL.

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And you thought YOUR school was tough?! See more »

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Animation | Action

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Not related to the film, Battle Royale released in the year 2000 starring Tatsuya Fujiwara. See more »

Quotes

Hyoudo Riki: Ah... shit! You think you're funny you asshole!
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References Felix the Cat: The Movie (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Medusa
Lyrics by Sugimoto Yuuri
Music by Matsumoto Takahiro
Arrangement: Oda Tetsuroo & Matsumoto Takahiro
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"The Time to fight has come"!
19 February 2019 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Okay... if I found the story of "Blood: The Last Vampire" to be slight and straight-forward, I was in for a surprise when later that night I followed it up with "Battle Royale High School". Okay... talk about being at the other end of the spectrum. I think(?) I do understand what was going on, just don't ask me to thoroughly explain it. Honestly I was under the impression I was getting what the title was selling, nothing more than a basic fight tournament of demons and students, but I got a lot more than just that! Forget about any sort of tournament, hell, even the poster artwork is somewhat misleading. Anyway what occurs is hyperbolic. It throws one plot development, or twist after another without really establishing the one before it, while tonally jumping back and forth between dopey humour, an ancient prophecy, serious psychonetic mumbo-jumbo, mysterious vortex merching and ultra-violence. Loved the music score too, typical fluff but fitting to the on-screen action.

The narrative had many distorted, and kitsch elements to soak-up ranging from dramas of a brash, self-centred karate champ student Ricki (who doesn't wear the leopard mask enough), demon masters from another dimension - a mega dark realm lord and a fairy master, demonic fairy minions, slimly monsters, demon slayer and a space time continuum enforcer (I know a mouth-full) trying to install the power of balance that's been disrupted by all of this commotion. I hope I haven't lost you. It can be talky at the beginning, sort of puffed up with characters detailing their schemes. However when all of these delirious ingredients come together it truly kicks into gear. Making sense of it maybe not, but excitement levels no question about it.

Fight after fight after fight with moments of bloody voilence, wicked looking monster designs and it only grows weirder, and fierce when these forces come to blows like the reconstruction of life scene. When it came to the ending, everything is wrapped up, although I wouldn't call it overly convincing. But hey, it was a ride from start to finish.


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