Battle Royal High School

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Battle Royal High School
Majinden v1.jpg
Cover of the first manga volume
魔人伝 
(Majinden)
Genre Martial arts, Supernatural
Manga
Written by Shinichi Kuruma
Published by Tokuma Shoten
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Captain
Original run May 18, 1986August 18, 1989
Volumes 4
Original video animation
Directed by Ichirō Itano
Written by Ichirō Itano
Music by Shirō Sagisu
Studio Tokuma Shoten
Licensed by
Released December 10, 1987
Runtime 60 minutes
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Battle Royal High School, originally known as Majinden (Japanese: 魔人伝?, lit. "Legend of the True Devils"[1]) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Shinichi Kuruma. It was serialized in the Tokuma Shoten magazine Monthly Shōnen Captain infrequently between the May 1986 and August 1989 issues.[2][3] Originally released in four tankōbon (bound volumes), Battle Royal High School was later re-released in two larger volumes on December 20, 2008.[4][5]

The manga was adapted into an original video animation (OVA) anime feature on December 10, 1987.[6] It was directed by Ichirō Itano, and features character designs by Nobuteru Yūki and a musical score by Shirō Sagisu. The anime is considerably condensed when compared to its manga source material, making many characters seem out of place.[1] The OVA was localized in English and released in North America by AnimEigo on VHS July 31, 1996 and on DVD September 23, 2003.[7][8] The anime is out-of-print in the region since 2011.[9]

Plot[edit]

A story about a high school karate master possessed by a demon lord who is his doppelganger and wants to enslave the world but first needs to destroy a demonic fairy who also wants to enslave the world and is possessing a demon hunter, and the high-tech temporal security officer who is trying to stop most of them. Or at least some of them. And there is also a love triangle.

Staff and cast[edit]

Japanese cast[edit]

  • Hyoudo Riki/Byoudo: Yao Kazuki
  • Yuuki Toshihiro: Inoue Kazuhiko
  • Zankan: Tanaka Hideyuki
  • Takayanagi Yooko: Tamagawa Sakiko
  • Koyama Megumi: Honda Chieko
  • Fairy Master: Yokoo Mari
  • Baba: Aomori Shin
  • Sandy: Tomizawa Michie
  • Sakamoto: Nishimura Tomohiro
  • Nakano: Shinohara Emi
  • Junko: Takamori Yoshino
  • Misaka: Inagaki Satoru
  • Tooru: Kitajima Junji
  • Suguru: Nakamura Hiroki
  • Toyokura (Teacher): Umezu Hideyuki
  • The Fairy: Sasaki Natsumi
  • Byoudo's Servant: Goori Daisuke

English cast[edit]

  • Hyoudo Riki/Byoudo: Michael Granberry
  • Yuuki Toshihiro: G. Briahn Realmercy
  • Zankan: Paul Sincoff
  • Takayanagi Yooko: Susan Grillo
  • Koyama Megumi: Kristen Graf
  • Fairy Master: Hadley Eure
  • Baba: Pierre Brulator
  • Sandy: Deann Korbutt
  • Byoudo's Servant: Eric Paisley
  • Nakano: Shelby Reynolds
  • Teacher: Patt Noday
  • Additional Voices: David Arnold, Scott Simpson, Ralph Brownewell, Noah Shan

Crew[edit]

  • Producers: Sakamoto Seiichi (TOKUMA JAPAN) and Miyashita Kenji (DAST)
  • Director: Itano Ichiroo
  • Original Story, Screenplay, Storyboards: Itano Ichiroo
  • Music: Sagisu Shiroo
  • Character Design, Animation Direction: Yuuki Nobuteru
  • Assistant Animation Directors: Urushibara Tomoshi, Niioka Hiromi, Oogami Hiroaki, Anno Hideaki

Ending Theme: "Medusa"[edit]

  • Lyrics: Sugimoto Yuuri
  • Music: Matsumoto Takahiro
  • Arrangement: Oda Tetsuroo and Matsumoto Takahiro By Tokuma Japan Communications

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Battle Royal High School Liner Notes". AnimEigo. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  2. ^ 魔人伝. Monthly Shōnen Captain (in Japanese). Tokuma Shoten. May 18, 1986. 
  3. ^ 魔人伝. Monthly Shōnen Captain (in Japanese). Tokuma Shoten. August 18, 1989. 
  4. ^ 魔神伝 (1) (リュウコミックス) (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  5. ^ 魔神伝 (2) (リュウコミックス) (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  6. ^ 真魔神伝 バトルロイヤル・ハイスクール [Legend of the True Devils Battle Royal High School] (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  7. ^ "Battle Royal High School". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  8. ^ "Battle Royal High School". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  9. ^ "AnimEigo's Battle Royal High School License Expires". Anime News Network. 2011-08-23. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 

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