VIZ Media has announced that the company will be releasing the Battle Royale one shot manga, Battle Royale: Angels’ Border, on June 17, 2014.
Battle Royale: Angels’ Border debuts in print from the VIZ Signature imprint, is rated “T+” for Older Teens, and will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN. The new single-volume release reveals for the first time in graphic novel form the full story and grisly demise of the girls in the lighthouse that was so memorably featured in the original Battle Royale book and live-action film. Battle Royale: Angels’ Border features artwork by Mioko Ohnishi and Youhei Oguma.
A digital version will also launch for $8.99 (USD/CAN) on June 17, 2014 on VIZManga.com and through the VIZ Manga app for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Android-powered smart phones, as well as through the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks and Google Play stores.
In Battle Royale: Angels’ Border, most of the students from Shiroiwa Junior High scatter as soon as they reach the remote island where they must participate in the latest round of the Program. But Yukie Utsumi and five of her friends lock themselves in the lighthouse, clinging to a desperate hope of survival. They all trust each other, but they also know that only one can survive the Battle Royale.
Pancha Diaz, Editor, says, “The infamous Battle Royale lighthouse scene depicted in the film and novel shocked and mesmerized audiences as the girls experienced their own microcosm of joy, love, betrayal and ultimately death. Battle Royale: Angels’ Border is author Koushun Takami’s first new work since the publication of his groundbreaking and controversial novel more than a decade ago. It notably expands the Battle Royale saga in a new way with the story of Yukie Utsumi and the other girls, whose distinct personalities and tragic nature of their deaths made such an indelible impression in the original story.”