Battle Royale and the Hunger Games: A Comparison
Hosted by Charles Dunbar
Quick, what's the first thing that comes to mind when someone says Battle Royale? How about when someone says "Hunger Games?" Chances are, the theme of youth killing youth popped up somewhere in your head. But does that make both franchises the same story? Not at all. This panel looks at the divergent paths Suzanne Collins and Koshun Takami took when crafting their controversial novels, how each one focuses on a different social fear, and how the themes present in one might not be found in the other. They are not the same story, once you dig a little bit deeper.
Fri, 03/21/2014 at 7:00 PM in Hynes - Panel C