I love that book! Picking a favorite character is really hard, Shuya, Noriko, Kawada, and the hackers are all so great
The movie was really well done. It helped to solidify the images I had in my head after reading the book, instead of destroy them like most movies do.
I definitely agree with what you said about Hunger Games becoming really childish after reading this. In middle school my friend and I were the only people I knew who weren't Hunger Games fans, thanks to this book. We tried to spread it around, but it didn't work
mangagirl1603Featured By OwnerNov 21, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like Shuya's little group a lot but I preferred Mitsuko, she makes a great "villian". I also loved Hiroki and Sho and Toshinori made me laugh
I thought the film was only just OK. It's really hard to fit in all the excellent backstories and sub-plots into the film so it just seems like kill after kill but I agree with you, it did do some justice to my fairly vague mental images (Well, I've never seen someone get shot before, how do you expect me to properly visualise it? ).
I'm with you on that my friend. I read the Hunger Games a year and a bit ago and loved it. Then it became a film which was rather good aside from the annoying shaky camera and the lack of Madge. Then it became a craze which made my love for the book diminish. Then I read Battle Royale and realised that the Hunger Games is a load of rubbish in comparison, so THG is now just ok.