Battle Royale, Vol. 4
Soccer player Kazushi Niida gets a kick out of The Program when he decides to think of it as an exhibition game. How many goals will this all-star player make before his time on the field runs out? When Takako Chigusa's leg is on the receiving end of his bow-gun, Kazushi may experience a... show more
Soccer player Kazushi Niida gets a kick out of The Program when he decides to think of it as an exhibition game. How many goals will this all-star player make before his time on the field runs out? When Takako Chigusa's leg is on the receiving end of his bow-gun, Kazushi may experience a permanent time-out from Sugimura. Meanwhile, Kaori Minami wants nothing more out of life than for her acne to clear up so she can make an impression on her favorite pop star, Junya. However, her chance at fame came a bit earlier than expected, and her fifteen minutes are just about up. She's sharing the stage with Shuuya, Noriko and Shogo, but The Program may be the only TV show where wannabe pop stars try to avoid having hits. Finally, Shinji's plan to hack into the Program mainframe may have been foiled, but a good rebel always has a backup plan. But when Plan B involves blowing up the school, the stakes become frighteningly high, and so does the danger.
Publish date: December 9th 2003
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
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Series: Battle Royale 4 (#3)
The whole final battle with Kazuo was ridiculous. Yes, he had an accident when he was young, but how does that makes him bullet proof? explosion proof? car accident proof? It makes me mad. I didn't complain when others characters didn't wince while taking multiples gunshot, i didn't rolled my eyes w...
The ending was pretty weak. What's with the escape to america? And why kill Kawada when all is settled already? (those are rhetorical questions). "You watch, that's why they died." This is something to think about. Really. In conclusion, i've never really been a fan of sheinen but i decided to give ...
I liked to see a bit more of Mim (even if he was dead). On the other side i didn't quite like to see how sexually or disgusting are graphed the female characters, all except Nori. I don't like her semi princess semi virgin condition.
I liked the transcendent part in vol. 11 but here it just got caricatured and dragon ball z-ish. Also even if it was expected that Kazuo would make it to the last 5, i didn't liked how "invincible" he seems. I understand that he is to be seen as a robot (and i don't complain on the lack of feelings ...
Takako's story is further explored in this installment. I found myself increasingly warming to her character, I was just hoping that her survival would have lasted longer, I felt she had more to give and it was upsetting that her life was cut short so soon. I did love the story with her and Sugimura...