Ranked #943

Btooom!

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ブトゥーム

Information

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)

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 156,433 users)
Ranked: #9432
Popularity: #87
Members: 254,408
Favorites: 1,942
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Synopsis

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?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakamoto, Ryouta
Sakamoto, Ryouta
Main
Hongo, Kanata
Japanese
Hongo, Kanata
Himiko
Himiko
Main
Mimori, Suzuko
Japanese
Mimori, Suzuko
Kira, Kousuke
Kira, Kousuke
Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Taira, Kiyoshi
Taira, Kiyoshi
Supporting
Ookawa, Tooru
Japanese
Ookawa, Tooru

Staff

Watanabe, Kotono
Watanabe, Kotono
Director
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Katou, Makoto
Katou, Makoto
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nogami, Kazuo
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director

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

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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Hazegurl
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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mercury1980
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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BanjoTheBear
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.

STORY

BTOOOM! is a tale involving Sakamoto, one of the best players to play the game the anime read more
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SN-chan
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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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.  
reportRecommended by Liinah
Anime: Mirai Nikki (TV)
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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The same situation where individuals either kill one another or team up to get out of the game, dissimilarities: in Btoom the contestants chooses to kill one another while in Danganronpa the individuals have banded together.  
reportRecommended by Nasty001
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A psychological thriller that focuses on human nature and violence. It puts people into a situation that tests their morality in order to survive. The main characters are very similar and they are both action-packed and mildly disturbing. 
reportRecommended by renchan
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People fighting to death, found nakama. Both are from manga, and both anime ended halfway of the plot. And both made me to look for the manga to read.. 
reportRecommended by chanz
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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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