First volume of the novel Battle Royale (バトル・ロワイアル) written by Koushun Takami. Published in 1999, it obtained fame for the controversy of its main topic. This novel has been adapted into 2 films and also one manga serie, obtaining a huge success in the West.
The novel tells the story of a group of students who have been selected to participate in a program named "Battle Royale". In this porgram, the group is sent to a desert island with weapons, the main goal is, after 3 days, that only one of them can survive.
The novel does not contain furigana.