Battle Royale

Following a recession, a totalitarian Japanese government passes an act to curb juvenile delinquency, sending a random middle school class to participate in a game called Battle Royale. As middle schooler Shuya Nanahara struggles to process his father's suicide, his friend Yoshitoki Kuninobu stabs their teacher Kitano, who subsequently resigns. Shuya's classmate Noriko Nakagawa secretly keeps Kuninobu's knife.