Battle Royale, Vol. 4 - Koushun Takami, Masayuki Taguchi, Tomo Iwo, Keith Giffen Takako's story is further explored in this installment. I found myself increasingly warming to her character, I was just hoping that her survival would have lasted longer, I felt she had more to give and it was upsetting that her life was cut short so soon. I did love the story with her and Sugimura, though, it was sad but heartwarming in a way as well.
This book is just as good as all the other volumes, the usual deep psychological analysis of school children under the worst kind of pressure - the pressure to survive. It keeps you gripped throughout, something that can be easily said about all 15 volumes. Definitely worth the read and the five stars!