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The Hunger Games = Battle Royale

We were discussing this in the Adventure Time wikia chatroom, about Battle Royale and then about The Hunger Games and come to discuss the comparison. So we have our conclusion and this is the most appropriate place to put it in. I've come to realize how The Hunger Games and Battle Royale are so similar to each other. Now, I know some of you may not agree, but this is my opinion, feel free to comment below. I'm going to post the similarities and differences.


  • Both The Hunger Games and Battle Royale are both a fight to death where children are trapped in an arena to fight to the death until one comes out.
  • In both series, 2 of the tributes/students have been crowned victor, against all odds.
  • The characters represent each other and how they are so alike:
    • Noriko Nakagawa = Katniss Everdeen (The female main protagonist)
    • Shuuya Nanahara = Peeta Mellark (The male main protagonist)
    • Kizuo Kiriyama = Cato (The most brutal killer in the Games/Program)
    • Mitsuko Souma = Clove (The female/second most brutal killer in the Games/Program)
    • Megumi Etou = Rue (The innocent one)
    • Shinji Mimura = Thresh (Last one to die by staying out of the way)
  • The relationship between the main characters in The Hunger Games and Battle Royale. Katniss Everdeen X Peeta Mellark & Noriko Nakagawa X Shuuya Nanahara
  • Both of the main characters in both series are victors of the Games/Program
  • They both have bloodbaths.
  • The most brutal killers don't win the Games/Program
  • Tributes/students get picked.
  • And more, I will note them soon


  • The Hunger Games is in America, while Battle Royale is in Japan
  • In The Hunger Games tributes get reaped from each district. In Battle Royale a whole class gets selected at random by the government
  • In The Hunger Games, there are 24 tributes (48 in the 50th), while in Battle Royale there are 42 students.
  • The series are written by different authors (duh!)
  • Battle Royale is also a manga
  • The ones who survived in Battle Royale escaped (like Catching Fire)
  • In The Hunger Games tributes of age 12-18 get reaped as tributes of The Games, while in Battle Royale one whole class in Year 9 of 42 pupils are mandatory to join The Program.
  • And more, I will note them soon

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