Ranked #859


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ブトゥーム


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2012 to Dec 20, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.781 (scored by 128693 users)
Ranked: #8592
Popularity: #89
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In the blink of the mind's eye, Ryouta Sakamoto suddenly finds himself transported from playing the hit Btoom! 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 Btoom! 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 Btoom! 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?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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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
Oda, Nobutaka
Oda, Nobutaka
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi


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

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Episodes  12 / 12
Aired  Oct 4, 2012 to Dec 20, 2012
Status  Finished Airing

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Mar 25, 5:37 PM
Btooom! could have been great anime but because the anime ends with no conclusion and just leaves you hanging I can't give it the rating that It could have been.

Story: The story of Btooom! is easily the best thing about this anime. Ryota Sakamoto is a young man who is one of the top players in the world at a video game called Btooom!, it is a game that people kill each other with bombs instead of guns. One day he wake up on a plane and is throw onto a island with other people and forced to player a real game of Btooom!. He read more
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May 23, 2013 10:00 PM
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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Jan 17, 11:17 PM
As a warning, I'm just going to start out with saying anime was pretty bad, and it really didn't even have an ending at all.

Story: 4
The overall concept of Btooom!'s story sounded really cool, and was the sole reason I decided to give it a try. It was a great show idea, and had so much potential, but that's really the only thing keeping the story's rating from dropping below a 4. There were no surprises in the plot, and any questions you may have had were given away within the first few episodes. From then on, it was more or less bland battles where read more
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Apr 26, 2014 2:15 AM
"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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Both are about a guy that is forced to play a game risking his live together with other people. In order to leave this situation, they have to beat the game following the rules they were given.  
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Both anime are survival death games. While Mirai Nikki lets players use personalized Future Diaries, Btooom! gives them specific types of bombs. Mirai Nikki has supernatural elements while Btoom stays on real side. Main characters are incredibly dumb but Btooom!'s MC at least doesn't care about ethics that much which makes him more interesting. 
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Professional N.E.E.T Gamers?
Yes, Both these anime's involve N.E.E.TS who are professional/Geniuses gamers.
Spending day after day after days playing games, however that changed when they're force into a situation where it all becomes a game.

In Btooom case, the protagonist is transported to an unknown island with others and are equipped with high tech weapon that is based of the game he plays.
In No Game No Life, the protagonists are tested and after winning are transported into a new world where everything is decided by games, no murder.. no thief.. just games!

Both anime, the protagonist must use their gaming  read more 
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Opening Theme

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

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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