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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)
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Score: 7.801 (scored by 112672 users)
Ranked: #8132
Popularity: #93
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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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Adaptation: Btooom!

Characters & Voice Actors

Karbowski, Brittney
Karbowski, Brittney
Mimori, Suzuko
Mimori, Suzuko
Sakamoto, Ryouta
Sakamoto, Ryouta
Stollberg, Dirk
Stollberg, Dirk
Galindo, Tyler
Galindo, Tyler
Mikami, Shiori
Mikami, Shiori
McDonald, Margaret
McDonald, Margaret
Ueda, Noriko
Ueda, Noriko


Watanabe, Kotono
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Hosokawa, Hideki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kuroda, Yousuke

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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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Jun 28, 2013
From the summary, I immediately thought that Btooom would be a crossbreed of Sword Art Online (which I watched first) and Battle Royale (live action movie, never read the mangas). As I liked BR a lot and thought SAO was decent, I had some expectations for Btooom, which it spectacularly failed to meet.

And the main reason is that both the protagonists are weak minded fools who become dumber and more useless as the show goes on.

Ryota, the main male protagonist, is a mixture of so many conflicting character traits he is like 3 different people. He is rude and violent towards his parents 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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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.
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.
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.
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..
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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.
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 knowledge/skills to survive in the new environment they were put in.

Btooom is more of death match battle and survival with their lives on the line, while no life no game is more of just winning for prizes and saving the new world they're in? (seen so far)

If you enjoy anime's where the protagonist is placed into a new environment and to survive they use their knowledge and skills than you will like both these animes

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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