Thursday, May 27, 2004

Royale mess: Japan's Mainichi Daily News reports that 10 Tokyo schoolboys inspired by the bloody film Battle Royale were arrested after a gang fight with teachers. The students, who sneaked into the school's PA room and blared the film's theme music before being stopped by teachers, are charged with obstruction of business and trespassing:

"We just loved the movie and wanted to run the theme song over the school PA system. Before we graduated, we wanted to create a legend."

A male teacher sustained a broken bone during the fight.