Koushun Takami was born in 1969 in Amagasaki near Osaka. Battle Royale was rejected in the final round of a literary competition due to the critical controversy it provoked among jury members. It was published in Japan in 1999 and became a Bestseller. In 2000, Battle Royale was serialised as a comic and made into a feature film.
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