"Death Game Park" is an action thriller reminiscent of Kinji Fukasaku's "Battle Royale." A group of young adults have been forced to participate in a "death game" for an unknown purpose. Unable to call for help, they have to muster their strength in order to survive and find a way to escape. Note: This is a Mobile Drama (BeeTV) and has around 24 episodes with the episodes being around 5 minutes each. However, the subbers (TV-Nihon) have merged this all into one long "movie."
Cast & Credits
What comes to story, I enjoyed it a lot, though the start of the game was such a cliche. You know right away, who is the main character, and who are going to be with him the whole time. Story goes smoothly, and since I watched this as a "movie version", I didn't even notice how almost 2 hours passed by. Small warning about the ending; Mindf*uck and if you've seen the video 'angry German kid' in Youtube, well, beware, you might see another one in the end of the drama.
To be honest, I started to watch this only because I knew Aibu Saki was acting on it. Well, she only showed up few times. Anyway, the whole cast was great. About acting I can't say same. Few actors did well, but few didn't. Death scenes had really crappy acting and another scenes, where I just wanted to hit my head to wall, was during scenes when the maincharacter had a headache. When you watch it, you know why. Fight scenes were made well, btw.
Though there were lots of not-so-good acting in this series, and I don't remember anything about the soundtrack, I'd watch this again. I found this entertaining, since the plot was bit different from the usual 'death game'-plots and there were few scenes, where was really good acting and the use of camera etc. was amazing, especially during last 30 minutes.