At the dawn of the new millennium, the nation collapsed; unemployment is now above fifteen percent, students attack teachers, and children are now feared by their elders. The government is under immense pressure to quell the disorder so they come up with the idea of 'Battle Royale'
Every year the government randomly chooses one middle school class of fifteen year olds to compete on an isolated island where they have to fight each other to the death in order to save themselves. Only one can survive. If one doesn’t survive within the time limit then nobody survives.
This year it’s Nanahara Shuuya’s class which is chosen, he and his friends, Noriko and Kawada Shougo, must either find a way to escape or destroy each other, but time is running short as their classmates become ever more desperate and the killing starts immediately. They must make their choice quickly in a new and exciting game of...Battle Royale!