|Battle Royale as crime fiction.|
Naegi has been invited to join the very prestigious high school named Hopes Academy(subtle), a school that only allow students of the highest caliber to join. Naegi has none of the talent required, but was invited to join because his name was randomly drawn in a raffle, and he therefor is considered to be talented at luck.
But when he and 15 other student arrive, they are locked inside the school, and is meet by a little bear-looking robot who claims that his name is Monokuma, and that he is their new headmaster for life.
They are all informed by Monokuma that they are no longer allowed to leave the school, and must live together in the school for the rest of their life. But if anyone wish to leave, all he/she has to do is... kill a student.
Try think Hunger Game as crime fiction. You see, it's not enough to just kill someone, you have to evade being caught. After a murder has been committed, the student must gather inside a courtroom and vote for who they believe is the murderer. If they vote for the real criminal, he/she will be executed by Monokuma. But if they are wrong, everyone else but the culprit will get axed, and he/she is free to go.
Sounds like a awesome concept, right? To bad the manga wont give you that.
This manga is based on a game, witch is pretty good. But the manga doesn't tell the story, its more like it's a tie-in. It tells the stories not told in the game about the other student on Hopes Academy, but you wont get the actual story, unless you play the game, or watch the anime. So I cant recommend this series, unless you have seen or played it first.