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English: BTOOOM!
Synonyms: Btooom!
Japanese: ブトゥーム


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2012 to Dec 20, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 169,094 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #9802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #83
Members: 275,656
Favorites: 2,096
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Episodes: /12


In the blink of the mind's eye, Ryouta Sakamoto suddenly finds himself transported from playing the hit Btooom! video game to being stranded on a mysterious island, equipped with a day's worth of provisions, a bag of bombs, a strange crystal embedded in his left hand and a huge gaping hole in his memory. But it doesn't take long to figure out what's going on, especially after the first person Ryouta meets tries to kill him. Someone is attempting to recreate the ultra-violent Btooom! game in real life, and the island has been filled with an army of other unwilling players, each armed with one of the multiple variants of explosive weapons called BIM. Fortunately, Ryouta's an ace Btooom! player, but this insane version of the game has no reset switch or second lives, and there's only one way off the island: kill seven other people before they can kill you! Can Ryouta repurpose his game based skills fast enough to survive?


Episodes 1 & 2 were previewed at a screening on September 29, 2012. Regular broadcasting began on October 4, 2012.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakamoto, Ryouta
Sakamoto, Ryouta
Hongo, Kanata
Hongo, Kanata
Mimori, Suzuko
Mimori, Suzuko
Kira, Kousuke
Kira, Kousuke
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Taira, Kiyoshi
Taira, Kiyoshi
Ookawa, Tooru
Ookawa, Tooru


Watanabe, Kotono
Watanabe, Kotono
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Nogami, Kazuo
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director
Hosokawa, Hideki
Hosokawa, Hideki
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Start
Start (START)
Oct 4, 2012
2 The Bloodstained High School Girl
Chi no Joshikousei (血の女子高生)
Oct 11, 2012
3 Survival
Survival (サバイバル)
Oct 18, 2012
4 Best in the World
Sekai Ranker (世界ランカー)
Oct 25, 2012
5 Attack
Kyoushuu (強襲)
Nov 1, 2012

Edit Opening Theme

#1: "No pain, No game" by Nano (eps 1-11)
#2: "Exist (エグジスト)" by Nano (ep 12)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Aozora (アオゾラ)" by May'n (eps 1-11)
#2: "No pain, No game" by Nano (ep 12)

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May 23, 2013
In my effort to find animes that don't star some stupid little high school boy I decided to focus as much as I could on finding animes starring adults. My search didn't take that long surprisingly when I came across of a description "A 22 year old..." that my friend was how I discovered BTOOM!

I decided to give the anime a shot to see if I like it and ended up watching the whole thing in two days. :D Let me first talk about all the things I liked about it.

The story is about a guy who sits at home playing videos games all day, read more
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Apr 26, 2014
"This is where tomorrow brings a new game. It's time to learn that pain is gain. Ready FIGHT!"

Survival games have been very prominent in Japan. Normally, survival games will involve who gets killed and who will become the last man standing. Some of the survival games like Mirai Nikki, Fate/Zero, Danganronpa and others.

STORY (5):

Ryota Sakamoto is a NEET which stands for Not educated, employed or trained. He plays a new game called BTOOOM! and he became one of the top players. One day, he woke up in a deserted tropical island and he realized that he is trapped in a real-life game BTOOOM with read more
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Nov 12, 2014
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

Sometimes the decisions we make aren't always the right ones. During the process, though, we often think that there is zero chance that we are doing could be wrong. But as we all know, "hindsight is 20/20." Most of the time, our choices not only cause a radical affect on ourselves but also on the people around us. Taking this in stride, BTOOOM! is an anime about bombs, psychology, and a host of problems that make the entire experience less than favorable.


BTOOOM! is a tale involving Sakamoto, one of the best players to play the game the anime read more
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Jan 30, 2013
Btooom! is one of those shows that tries to be as edgy and mature as it can simply for the sake of being edgy and mature, while at the same time tries to pull off a laughworthy plot with a straight face. Unfortunately the results are less humor inducing and more cringeworthy.

The setting relies far too much on the “humans are bastards” trope, wherein many of the characters resort to murder to survive when there really isn’t any need to. The players are simply given a bag of bombs, dropped off on a deserted island, and are told to go kill each other if they read more
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