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Battle Royale ()

Batoru rowaiaru (original title)
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In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

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Shuya Nanahara - otoko 15-ban
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Noriko Nakagawa - onna 15-ban
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Shôgo Kawada - otoko 5-ban
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Kitano-sensei (as Bito Takeshi)
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Takako Chigusa - onna 13-ban
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Hiroki Sugimura - otoko 11-ban
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Shinji Mimura - otoko 19-ban
Yukihiro Kotani ...
Yôshitoki Kuninobu - otoko 7-ban
Eri Ishikawa ...
Yukie Utsumi - onna 2-ban
Sayaka Kamiya ...
Satomi Noda - onna 17-ban
Takayo Mimura ...
Kayoko Kotôhiki - onna 8-ban
Yutaka Shimada ...
Yûtaka Seto - otoko 12-ban
Aki Unone ...
Fumiyo Fujiyôshi - onna 18-ban (as Aki Inoue)
Ren Matsuzawa ...
Keita Îjima - otoko 2-ban
Hirohito Honda ...
Kazushi Nîda - otoko 16-ban
Ryou Nitta ...
Kyôichi Motobuchi - otoko 20-ban
Sayaka Ikeda ...
Megumi Etô - onna 3-ban
Anna Nagata ...
Hirono Shimizu - onna 10-ban
Yukari Kanasawa ...
Yûkiko Kitano - onna 6-ban
Misao Kato ...
Yumiko Kusaka - onna 7-ban
Hitomi Hyuga ...
Yûko Sakaki - onna 9-ban
Satomi Ishii ...
Haruka Tanizawa - onna 12-ban
Asami Kanai ...
Chisato Matsui - onna 19-ban
Satomi Hanamura ...
Yûka Nakagawa - onna 16-ban
Yousuke Shibata ...
Mitsuru Numai - otoko 17-ban
Shirô Gô ...
Ryûhei Sasagawa - otoko 10-ban
Yuuki Masuda ...
Hiroshi Kuronaga - otoko 9-ban
Shigeki Hirokawa ...
Shô Tsukioka - otoko 14-ban
Tamaki Mihara ...
Izumi Kanai - onna 5-ban
Tomomi Shimaki ...
Sakura Ogawa - onna 4-ban
Yasuomi Sano ...
Kazuhiko Yamamoto - otoko 21-ban
Shin Kusaka ...
Yoshio Akamatsu - otoko 1-ban
Gouki Nishimura ...
Tatsumichi Ôki - otoko 3-ban
Shigehiro Yamaguchi ...
Toshimori Oda - otoko 4-ban
Osamu Ohnishi ...
Yôji Kuramoto - otoko 8-ban
Satoshi Yokomichi ...
Tadakatsu Hatagami - otoko 18-ban
Junichi Naitou ...
Yûichiro Takiguchi - otoko 13-ban
Tsuyako Kinoshita ...
Mizuho Inada - onna 1-ban
Mai Sekiguchi ...
Kaori Minami - onna 20-ban
Takako Baba ...
Yoshimi Yahagi - onna 21-ban
Haruka Nomiyama ...
Mayumi Tendô - onna 14-ban
Ai Iwamura ...
Onna no hito - won last Battle Royale
Ai Maeda ...
Shiori - Kitano no aijô (voice)
Minami ...
Keiko
Michi Yamamura ...
Reporter (as Michiko Yamamura)
Suzuka Tonegawa ...
Young Mitsuko (in Special Version)
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Middle-aged man (in Special Version)
Reiko Kataoka ...
Mitsuko no okâsan (in Special Version)
Takeyuki Hirai ...
Soldier
Tomu Asakawa ...
Soldier
Yûya Nakahara ...
Soldier
Takashi Komori ...
Soldier
Ryôta Nakamura ...
Soldier
Akihiro Ugajin ...
Soldier
Yôichi Murakami ...
Soldier
Tsuguharu Niizaki ...
Soldier
Jun'ichi Nashiki ...
Soldier
Hiroshi Kitagawa ...
Soldier
Hideaki Kawashima ...
Soldier
Umiji Tasaki ...
Soldier
Mitsuaki Tachikawa ...
Soldier
Hidetsugu Okumura ...
Soldier
Daisuke Yazawa ...
Soldier
Nobuki Baba ...
Soldier
Naoki Iwasawa ...
Soldier
Kôji Tokuhisa ...
Soldier
Mikiya Sanada ...
Soldier
Kazuhiro Yokokura ...
Soldier
Shigeki Homma ...
Soldier
Kazuo Araki ...
Soldier
Gôshi Matsuhara ...
Soldier
Akira Yoshizawa ...
Soldier
Kenzo Shirahama ...
Soldier
Kanji Okumura ...
Soldier
Shôji Takano ...
Soldier
Ryôji Sugimoto ...
Soldier
Hajime Yoneda ...
Soldier
Hideaki Kojima ...
Soldier
Nanami Ohta ...
Mitsuko no tomodachi (in Special Version)
Ayana Noguchi ...
Mitsuko no tomodachi (in Special Version)
Tetsu Masuda ...
Kurasu 3A no sensei (in Special Version)
Kazutoshi Yokoyama ...
Basketball referee (in Special Version)
Kotaru Kamijou ...
Jô Kitô, Basketball player of Class 3-A (in Special Version)
Hirobumi Seki ...
Kôsuke Okiyama, Basketball player of Class 3-A (in Special Version)
Kiyoyuki Matsumoto ...
Shinichirô Tanaka, Basketball player of Class 3-A (in Special Version)
Gou Ryugawa ...
Lieutenant Anjo
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Nanahara no otôsan
Ken Nakaide ...
Hayashida-san - Kurasu 3B no sensei
Kanako Fukaura ...
Basugaido
Yûko Miyamura ...
Training Video Girl
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Mitsuko Sôma - onna 11-ban (as Kô Shibasaki)
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Kazuo Kiriyama - otoko 6-ban
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Hayashida (uncredited) (voice)
Erin Fitzgerald ...
Yukie Utsumi / Yumiko Kusaka (uncredited) (voice)
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Mitsuko Souma / Megumi Eto / Training Video Girl / Kayoko Kotohiki (uncredited) (voice)
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Takako Chigusa (uncredited) (voice)
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Kitano (uncredited) (voice)
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Yoshitoki Kuninobu (uncredited) (voice)
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Shogo Kawada (uncredited) (voice)
Julie Ann Taylor ...
Reporter (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Kinji Fukasaku

Written by

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Koushun Takami ... (novel)
 
Kenta Fukasaku ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Kenta Fukasaku ... producer
Kinji Fukasaku ... producer
Kimio Kataoka ... producer
Chie Kobayashi ... producer
Toshio Nabeshima ... producer
Masumi Okada ... producer

Music by

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Masamichi Amano

Cinematography by

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Katsumi Yanagijima

Film Editing by

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Hirohide Abe

Editorial Department

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Yûki Izumi ... technical coordinator: post-production, Battle Royale 3-D
Soichi Satake ... 3D colorist: Battle Royale 3-D

Production Design by

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Kyôko Heya

Makeup Department

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Rena Grady ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Motoki Ishida ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kenta Fukasaku ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Yasushi Nakayama ... designer: main title logo
Motomu Takaba ... designer: BR logomark

Sound Department

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Kunio Ando ... sound
Mizuki Ito ... foley artist / sound effects editor
Akihiko Okase ... foley artist
Kenji Shibasaki ... sound effects

Special Effects by

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Kikuo Nôtomi ... armourer / pyrotechnician

Visual Effects by

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Yoshiaki Nakaichi ... digital effects artist

Stunts

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Ai Iwamura ... stunt double (uncredited)

Music Department

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Masamichi Amano ... conductor
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra ... music performed by

Other crew

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Makoto Ashikawa ... stand-in
Haruhi Nanao ... voice trainer (as Haruhi Terada)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred game to the death, until one survives -- or they all die. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwindle is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? Written by Prissy Panda Princess

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Taglines Their Game, No Rules, No Prisoners See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Battle Royale: Special Version (Japan, English title)
  • Batoru rowaiaru 3D (Japan)
  • Battle Royale: Special Edition (United States)
  • Battle Royale (United States)
  • Battle Royale (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Japan JPY67,566,100, 21 Dec 2000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Many members of the Japanese Parliament tried to get the novel banned, but to no avail. When the film was released, they attempted to ban it also. Both efforts resulted in the novel and film becoming even more successful as people bought the book and went to the movie to see what the fuss was all about. See more »
Goofs In the lighthouse, Yuko Sakaki accidentally poisons Yuka Nakagawa with powder from a bottle labeled "KCN" (potassium cyanide). About 10 seconds later, Yuka vomits blood (which suggests internal bleeding) and dies. Cyanide is actually a poison that shuts down the respiration in cells. Ingestion of more than 50mg of cyanide will result in rapid respirations, loss of consciousness, convulsions, gasping, and death due to cessation of respiration. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Wild Seven (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Shizuka na hibi no kaidan wo See more »
Crazy Credits As the credits roll, a class picture is displayed, showing all of the students that have been killed in the Battle Royale, including the two transfer students. See more »
Quotes [Shougo has just finished bandaging Noriko's leg]
Shuya: You know a lot about medicine.
Shougo Kawada: Well, my father was a doctor.
[a few minutes later, Shougo serves Noriko and Shuya food]
Noriko Nakagawa: Wow! This is pretty good!
Shougo Kawada: It should be. My father was a chef.
[later, After escaping the island]
Shuya: You even know how to drive a boat?
Shougo Kawada: Hey, my father was a fisherman.
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