Battle Royale

At the dawn of the millennium, the nation collapsed. At 15% unemployment, 10 million were out of work. 800,000 students boycotted the schools. The adults lost confidence and, fearing the youth, eventually passed the Millennium Educational Reform Act, AKA the BR Act...

That's right, Freaks, it's time to talk about Battle Royale! We're covering the film primarily, but expect some info for the novel and manga as well. This week, we're joined by special return guest and Japanese film fan Elizabeth Baker! So remember to stay out of the danger zones, don't try to take off your collar, and may the odds be ever in your... wait... 

 Why are harbingers of death so chipper?

Why are harbingers of death so chipper?

Battle Royale

2000 - Japan
Director:  Kinji Fukasaku
Writers: Koushun Takami (novel), Kenta Fukasaku (screenplay)
Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano
Watch it on Netflix, check out the novel, and gaze upon the manga!

Note: There are a few audio hiccups, particularly with Elizabeth's volume. We're still working out the kinks of 2 Girls 1 Mic, so please bear with us and thank you for understanding. 

Freaky This Week

Timestamps

  • 00:01:13 - Freaky this Week
  • 00:07:35 - We start talking Battle Royale 
  • 00:19:05 - SPOILER WALL