The February issue of Akita Shoten‘s Young Bessatsu Champion magazine revealed on Wednesday that Koushun Takami‘s Royal battle franchise inspires a new manga titled Battle Royale III: Enforcers which will be launched in the magazine’s next issue on February 1. Takami is credited with the original work, and Yukai asada draw the manga.
The numbering of the manga in the title implies a continuity with the previous one Battle Royale II: Blitz Royale manga Hitoshi Tomizawa. The manga is based on the world of live-action Royal battle movie, instead of the original novel. This manga had two volumes of books compiled in 2003 and 2004. Masayuki taguchi serialized a previous manga in Akita Shoten‘s Young Champion magazine from 2000 to 2005. A manga spin-off titled Battle Royale: Angels Frontier ran into Young Champion in 2010.
The original 1999 novel followed a class of junior high school students who are forced to play a deadly game. On a desert island, they must hunt each other down and the last surviving student wins. The novel inspired two live-action films that gained cult popularity, and the title of the original novel is now often used to depict similar stories by other creators centered around characters immersed in brutal death games from the latter. man.
Media viewing published the original novel in North America, and its Haikasoru imprint reissued the novel with a newly revised text. Media viewing also published on Battle Royale: Angels Frontier derivative manga. Tokyopop published 15 volumes of the manga version of Taguchi in North America.
Source: Young Bessatsu Champion February issue and website