Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2012 to Dec 20, 2012
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 7.781 (scored by 124338 users)
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SynopsisIn 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)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Btooom!
Characters & Voice Actors
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 is forced to make a choice kill the other people on the island or die. 8/10
Art: While the art isn't the best thing about Btooom! it is above average and the setting really makes the art shine at points in the anime. However there are some moments within the anime mostly while inside buildings that just look plain and doesn't stand out like the other moments in the anime. 7/10
Sound: I am basing this part of the review off the dubbed version of this anime so keep this in mind when reading this anime review. The sound in Btooom! is good but not great. The opening to Btooom! is very well done and fits the anime and the setting and the music within the anime fits the settings for the most part. The voice acting for this anime is average it isn't bad it just that it's could have been better. 7/10
Characters: The characters in Btooom! in my opinion are the weakest thing about this anime and the only reason why I am saying this is because they had too many characters in this anime and they didn't have enough episodes to develop them. Btooom! gives you some back story on the two main characters but all of the other characters don't get enough time spent on them because of the lack of episodes. 6/10
Enjoyment: There are some flaws in this anime and it has too many characters with not enough time to develop them but I enjoyed this anime a lot while watching it. I could not stop watching this anime and burnt through this anime in about two days it had a good story and kept getting better with each episode. I would have rated my enjoyment a ten out of ten but there was only one problem there is no ending, it just stops halfway through the story and you don't know how the story ends. 9/10
Overall: Btooom! could have been in my opinion close to a masterpiece however the lack of episodes and no real ending really hurts this anime. The manga is still being made but it looks unlikely that Btooom! will ever get another season. However if at any point there is a season two you can change my overall to a nine out of ten so long as there is a conclusion to the story in the second season but for now my rating stand as it is. 7/10
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, he's one of the top players in a game called BTOOM! Eventually he gets kidnapped and taken to an Island where he has to play the game to survive and win back his freedom. I immediately thought of myself and my Killzone 3 addiction. lol! So I can sort of relate to the main protagonist. I also love stories like "The Hunger Games" where people are forced to fight each other for their lives.
The Characters are a the biggest draw for me as they are all real people...or they feel like real people and not just a bunch of anime archetypes thrown together. The main character, Ryouta is just a regular guy who is very selfish and tends to think only about how things affect him. He's not some goody two shoes but he's not the devil as well. What was interesting to me more than anything was finding out that everyone on the Island was sent there by someone they know and we do get a glimpse into the reasons why some of the characters are there and with the others you can sort of see why, based on their actions, why someone would send them. In other words, some are more deserving of their spot there than others and with Ryouta, it's up to you to decide if he should really be there or not.
The next main character is Himiko/Emilia a highschool girl who also played the game somewhat and even married Ryouta in the game. When I first saw this character I rolled my eyes because I wanted to avoid the high school kid thing but I was wrong. This girl is as real as it can get and someone I found myself rooting for and relating to a great deal. I love how her character was handled in some of the situations she was in. She was almost raped twice and it made her grow mistrusting of men in general, something that I know a lot of women go through. She just did bounce back and become some sex kitten, nor was she a damsel. she fought to maintain her purity in a world where men were eager to take it away from her. Even if it meant sacrificing her own life.
Anyway, the characters, even the ones I didn't root for all had something about them that made me feel a certain way about them whether it was love, hate, disgust, etc.The anime did not pull its punches showing how horrible some of these characters are and for a story premise about how these people were chosen by someone "who wants them to disappear" that's how it should be. The story is filled with betrayals and so on that constantly remind you of why they are there.
I really enjoyed the slow development of the relationship between Ryouta and Himiko. He's not some stupid shy little boy and she's not some super bitch or super sickly sweet chick. They are just two people thrown into a nightmare and they are trying to survive.
Now what I didn't like about it:
First I was happy that Himiko was called a foreigner. she was a character with blond hair and blue eyes, it makes sense. Then later she calls herself Japanese?? I don't know many Japanese girls named Emilia or at least that's not a common Japanese name. Why can't she just be a foreigner living in Japan?
The anime suffers from not being longer than 12 episodes. I would have liked to know more about the other characters and what was going on with the people behind BTOOM and this island version of it. It sort of reminded me of "Cabin in the Woods" the way they were monitoring them all.
The anime did way too many 'That could have been messy" moments. For example: Himiko manages to toss a bomb off of her while the timer was at 1 sec. That is ridiculous considering the fact that we have seen other characters die from the same bomb type from a farther distance and I doubt she was able to throw it that far that fast in 1 sec. This also happens to the Ryouta a lot. Too many close calls takes away from the suspense of having them.
I really like this anime. I love the characters in it ad I really want to get to know more about them. When I finished the last episode I looked for a season 2 because there is just no way this anime is over. It pretty much finishes in the middle! However, sadly I read that it was one of the worst selling animes of 2012. *SMH* of course it is. Why am I not the least bit surprised that this anime was a poor seller. It isn't starring some idiotic high school boy who spends all day blushing at chicks and riding mechs. It isn't starring an equally annoying anime girl who is so sweet she might as well p*$$ maple syrup or a girl who is so emotionally devoid of life she might as well be a sockt puppet. Everybody's problems can't be solve by saying "Believe in me/us/him/her" Maybe it wasn't eechi enough for all the pervs. heaven forbid it shows a girl almost getting raped and gee golly whiz, not actually like it or sequel helplessly.
Oh well, I won't hold my breath for another season and considering where it stops off at you would probably be better off not even watching it. here is a manga though so I'll check it out.
"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.
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 other players including Himiko, Ryota's in-game wife.
Each players have a green gem which represents their life and if the gem is removed, the player might die. Basically, it is like a survival game. In order to win, you have to collect all the gems and make it out alive.
Basically, it is your typical survival game.
The animation is good. It portrays a dark and serious tone.
I loved the opening song "No pain, no game" while I liked the ending "Aozora". The opening plays like a rock and roll tune. The ending gives a smooth tune.
The characters are by far the weakest. Ryota and Himiko were predictable. Ryota can sometimes be a badass. Himiko is a typical damsel in distress. Although I sincerely understood her past when rape is a terrible thing to go through.
Kosuke Kira was a tragic character who lived a tragic life in his childhood.
Masashi Miyamoto looks like a soldier with a magenta pirate hat.
Kiyoshi Taira was a good character who helped Ryota and Himiko survive through this game. Although he didn't leave much impression.
So far, it is sad to say that the characters are bland and uninteresting.
I didn't enjoy this show a lot but I did appreciate the way how they make use of people being trapped into a virtual game where the only way to win is to be the last man standing.
Even the ending leaves no resolution to the plot. Normally, I see this in most anime I watched. There was no resolution.
That's all I have to say. If you enjoy survival games, you might enjoy this too.
I am giving this anime a 5 out of 10. read more
(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 is titled after. After a small series of events, he finds himself trapped on an island with other people, having to play the game outside of the virtual world.
The pivotal aspect of the show that it explores is the way in which characters interact with one another after being placed into such a situation. Many ideas are brought to light and are put into play: how to trust, and not trust, certain people, learning to cope with hope and despair, and choosing the morally sound decision in a particular situation. A lot of the characters represent these varying sides to a degree, and for the most part, it works. But it's a difficult sell because for most of us it is completely unrelatable. Not just having to fight for our lives; predicaments such as dealing with terrible parents or lying to make events happen in our favor are not things that we've all dealt with. I'm not saying that there aren't people like this, as they certainly do exist, it's just attempting to cover so many bases at once is beyond the show's capabilities.
One major issue that the show has is in the game itself. The issue is that it is too simple. Essentially, it involves two key components: bombs and radar. The show incorporates a sizable amount of different bomb types and some tricks involving the radar. But beyond that, there isn't much to go off of. To combat this, the show tries too hard to make the fights seem too dire. What is presented, then, are a lot of overly dramatic scenarios without much weight behind them. It becomes way too predictable what is going to happen the more the show progresses. And while it tries to be "cool," the lameness of the game and the overly-simplistic battles come off as boring and silly instead.
When it comes to fan-service, I'm not one to complain. I often don't mind if it's there or not. However, BTOOOM!'s use of it is rather strange. On the one hand, certain aspects make sense such as Himiko's sexual assault. On the other hand, certain aspects don't make sense, such as the river scene or later on when she is passed out. These are blatant attempts at showing off her body that were sorely out of place.
At it's core, the premise of the show is quite inane. Basically, any single person can be chosen to be selected for this game for potentially any reason. In other words, it's required of the audience to suspend some belief throughout the show; how the government would allow this, how a gaming company could possibly undertake such an event, etc. The argument here is that for a lot of shows we need to do exactly this. But BTOOOM!'s problem is that it takes itself so seriously that it is quite hard to do. In other words, the show has a huge issue when it comes to being "super edgy." Many instances happen "at the last second" or characters escape "by the skin of their teeth." This happens a lot throughout the show, so at some point you become desensitized to it. At that point, you mostly start to laugh at the absurdity of it all.
Surprisingly, the art and animation for the show is quite lackluster.
In regards to the art-style, it mostly sticks to foliage and ruined buildings. It all seems appropriate given the setting and the island the cast is placed in. The characters, however, are pretty much cardboard cutouts. In other words, they are not very imaginative; Sakamoto is skinny with brown hair, Himiko is blonde with big boobs, Date is an older gentleman with glasses, etc. These design choices were most likely chosen to coincide with the "mature" vibe the show was attempting to give off, but instead it just makes everyone rather boring to watch.
Animation-wise, the explosions from the bombs, such as the "timers" and the "poisons" are nicely animated, given the subject matter. However, both during and outside of the battles, the animation is rather poor. The show loves to do zoom-ins, single face shots, and jittery camera work. Even when the show gives the close-ups nice detail for the teeth, facial contours, and shading, it usually just sticks to mouth movements instead of eye or facial movements.
The psychological aspect to BTOOOM! is at least above average, but the same cannot be said for its characters.
One of the worst characters in the show is Sakamoto. A NEET by day, he is the "10th best BTOOOM! player" in the world. Yet, even after learning what he was thrown into, he acts as one of the dumbest. Even from the get-go, he doesn't understand or even recognize the bombs and the radar that he discovered he had. Alongside being stupid, he generally contradicts himself; he doesn't want to kill people because it isn't the right thing to do, but sometimes he tries to and other times he doesn't. Essentially, it just depends on the situation at hand.
Himiko is a young woman, who is both beautiful and troubled. Early on, she had the potential to be a rather strong character. Her early background and initial time on the island set her up to be someone who could have overcome her trust issues and have her see some actual character development. Instead, the show chooses to place her in this quasi-state of trust and doubt that doesn't make much sense. She starts off hating men, not wanting to believe anything they have to offer. But by the end, rather than having her become independent or strong enough to deal with issues on her own, she relies solely on Sakamoto, the type of person she previously deplored.
The rest of the supporting cast are mainly used to highlight the different psychological aspects detailed earlier: Taira with worry, Date with doubt, Miyamoto with disregarding morality. For the most part, the supporting cast are better than Sakamoto and Himiko (the mains). However, these characters are simply used to showcase their psychological aspects and nothing more. Among all of them, I would consider Taira the best member of the entire cast, but he is quickly cast aside and only taken back into account at the show's conclusion, which is a massive blunder.
BTOOOM! suffers a "Mirai Nikki" with its OP, in that the OP somehow outclasses the entire anime. The guitar, roughness of the lyrics, and range of the vocals make it great to listen to.
The ED is supposed to contrast what BTOOOM! offers. Instead of being dark and tense, it is quite light and soft. It does its job well, even if I don't particularly like the song.
The soundtrack for the show is rather forgetful. Nothing notable stands out. The same can be said for the voice-acting. No one in particular does an outstanding job, despite the crazy situations the cast find themselves in.
I didn't know what to expect when going into this one. Honestly, I just thought that the title was kind of hilarious. I didn't expect one bit that the show would look so heavily at the psychology behind such a situation. While perhaps not executed as nicely as something like NGE, I think anything trying to go at least a bit more mature is a good step in the right direction.
Yet, I often found myself cringing during every episode; Sakamoto "marrying" Himiko in the game, Sakamoto jumping sideways during his fight with the young kid, and especially the introduction of the "giant lizards." These parts made me laugh and shake my head all at the same time, because I couldn't believe that the show was making these parts seem "awesome" when in fact they were quite ludicrous.
The show also suffers from a terrible case of continuity issues. A large selection of the scenes depict many near-death-experiences. But the next shots, or at least the explanations behind them, show that they had a lot more time than what is initially perceived. In other words, the anime is trying to make us unfairly feel tension in these moments. I never felt this way during these moments, perhaps because the same trick was used over and over.
I think BTOOOM! had a lot of potential in every department. I'm not sure what happened along the way, but something clearly wasn't done right. Whether this be the world itself being too simplistic or the characters being wholly uninteresting, something better could have been done. Instead, the show activated a "cracker" and forgot to throw it, blowing itself up in the process.
Story: Bad, the psychology works but everything else doesn't
Animation: Fine, art style fits the show's tone yet the actual animation is lackluster
Characters: Terrible, lame, boring, one-dimensional, or a combination of the three
Sound: Fine, good OP, fitting ED, average soundtrack and VAs
Enjoyment: Fine, has its moments but mired in silliness
Final Score: 3/10 read more
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.
Btooom! has a very similar concept - people playing a game in real life, putting their lives at stake. The difference is, however, that Btooom! actually succeeds at this. It is what Sword Art Online could've - or maybe should've - been.
They are both mostly the same and both are great! Both of the protagonists in these anime are both thrown into a game that they were really good at. Now they need to play the game they loved in the form of survival and complete the game.
Hackneyed 'survival game' shows that ultimately fall flat, most notably in the areas of characterization and plot. Both feature an awful romantic duo as the holier-than-thou protagonists. The romance in each of these shows is cloying and cheesy.
How isn't it? Both follow the story of a male protagonist being forced to play a game with much higher stakes then originally expected!
They both have a "Complete Romance" element, and both show issues on morality and desensitization to violence!
while btoom is more on the gory side, they're both stuck in a game they cannot get out of unless they beat it
Both are about a guy who games and gets actually thrown into the game one day with their lives on the line.
Survival of the fittest!!
SAO= stuck in virtual reality game
Btooom!= stuck in an island playing a game
*in both anime losing the game means death!!
*there is the main protagonist and their romance with other player
and they both strive to survive the game together
*in both stories the couple get married in the video game
*the main guy has an amazing skill set w.r.t. the game
I like to refer Btooom! as "Bomb" Art Online sometimes.
Both deal with an online game where the human life is at stake. Only difference is that in Btooom, it becomes reality, whereas in SAO, the players' minds are stuck in the game itself.
How are they similar ? Hmm , lets see :
Survival - Check
Bad Ass + Gloomy + Game Addicted MC - Check
Hot Girl - Check
They Need A Second Season - Check
And for all those who say that SAO isn't similar to this because it's a harem-ish anime in disguise , i can't agree with them , after all the guy ' selected ' his girl .
Both are about players who have been put into a world where they once enjoyed gaming in.
Btooom is more brutal, realistic, and much, much darker while SAO is very light-hearted and more in a fantasy genre.
- Same in 'game', but SAO is real game (Virtual RPG) and Btooom! tells about game in REAL WORLD.
- Thriller. in SAO, they need to get to 100th floor to finish the game and return to reality.
in Btooom!, they need to get 7 chips to get back to their own home.
Both series have the Main Character play a video game
Main Characters are also forced to play against their will
Main Characters are good at the game (possibly the best)
1.Both of the main character both start out on top, they both have awareness of their power.
2. The situation is a game, where you can die, even tho SAO is virtual and Btooom! Is not.
3. The main character finds love, in a messed up situation
Reality turns into a virtual world
Both have similar male protagonist who want to escape
Btooom however has much more gore, plus the female protagonist is on par with Asuna
Both have an interesting plot which is unpredictable
Art style is similar
The same concept of a real life game world. But Btooom! is more intense and aimed at a more mature audience. No magic and leveling up and stuff. The characters are not trapped in a game world but rather on an island in the real world where they are forced to survive based on the concept of a popular video game in the anime.
In one note: It's one of those game world real world dimension shifting anime but one that takes place only in the real world, and is aimed at a more mature audience with blood and gore and smart tactics.
they both have a game that can kill you but btooom is real life
They are both set in a game-like world, though Btooom! is more explicit, (and better) than SAO. They both have the "if you die in game, you die in real life" aspect, though in Btooom! You actually get blown to pieces and in SAO, you just disappear.
Both male protagonists are forced to play a survival game. There they meet the female protagonist and develop a romantic relationship with each other.
Both anime have a good amount of quality action scenes. (Though Btooom! was more bloodier.)
Both same as they force to play the game risking their lives to survive and finish it according to the rules that was given .
Hot Leading lady
SAO = Asuna
Btooom! = Himeko
Both anime are featured in a game.
SAO is more of the fantasy and action type while Btooom is more of the psychological and horror type.
In both anime the main character is sent into a game which is a live or die situation, both of them meet a heroine inside of the game, and both are amazing. The only difference is that in SAO, they have to work together and in Btooom, they have to kill each other in order to complete the game.
- main characters are stuck in a death game where they are fighting for their lives
- romance with a cute girl, both are "ingame married" with her
- main character is one of the best players of the game
-both aired around the same time, 2012, followed with great animations
-the pacing of both series is a bit unique, you'll see what i mean when u watch it
- Even though Btoom uses bomb, and Sao uses swords, they both have their own unique features,( there are many types of bombs in btoom such as the time bomb, SAO has swordskills like starburst stream(dual wielding)
-Both are games that take place in reality, the possiblity of dieing within the game.
-Main Characters are pros at the game.
-Romance aspects, however SAO features more.
1.Both are about games.
2.Both main character is forced to play the game.
3.Main character meets a girl and is in love with them
Btooom is a favourite of mine, i love how the characters revert to the baser instinct to fight for survival and a way out of the deadly game. SOA is based around the same principle of people playing for their lives and future
Both anime plot is about being trapped in a 'death' game. Excellent plot and creativity. How will they survive? ...Who will survive?! Find out now!
Both are about a guy who games and gets actually thrown into the game one day with their lives on the line.
Yes, both have a guy forced into a game that must be beat within the rules. Both have mechanics from video games. Both main characters are experienced at the game. Both contain alliances. But most importantly, both female leads are pretty much useless.
You try to survive or else you die. Both have their really exciting moments that gets your heart racing
Both features collisions between real life and a game. And a bit of romance on the side!
Both are "playing" in a fighting "game" and you will seriously die if you die in the game
Main characters both experienced playing either the same or similar game before the actual game
Both finds a girl they want to fight for while in the game
Both fights with the girl and have or had another person they met before the girl and fought with them as well
"Hey man, let's play this Online Multiplayer Game. No, not 'Simulation'... 'Reality' if you know what that means....." In the story, the main characters were involve in a video game that are suddenly trapped from the ones that they are playing. In order to escape, a certain task needs to be accomplish: It's every man for himself, while the other is clearing the game. Despair, fear, strategies, tactics, and romance were used in the series.
The difference is that Btooom is much more of an action show, real life combat, and trapped in an island. SAO features much more of a romance show, trapped in a video game, and swords and magic to fight.
Both have a survival theme, both in a survival game setting, both have romance, both have "die in game, die for real" aspect except Btooom! is set irl.
Both series deal with life or death situations, and they're both about being trapped in a game, (in the case of Btooom! they're trapped on an island and in SAO it's virtual reality). Btooom! is more of a seinen anime while SAO is shounen.
Both revolve around a game that turns deadly in real life, and the relationship of the main characters is similar.
Well both are guy and a girl playing a game to survive. So its pretty similar
although SAO is a online survival anime, btooom is in real life but what makes these two great animes like is because of the romance survival between Boy and Girl. The two have amazing survival stories that makes you want to watch and know more about their survival "together".
In the both animes characters are send to a place where they must fight, however in the both the principals characters fall in love with a girl that they met on the place.
Both shows are based on a game of survival which begins in a virtual reality game although btooom deviates a bit...
Similar story where the main is now in a life or death survival "game". I watched SAO 1st but honestly BTOOOM! is more serious and original
Both are action anime with a gamer that gets trapped in a deathly version of his favourite game (virtual one in case of Sword Art Online, real one in case of Btooom) where people can actually die. Later he meets a girl and they try to escape the game together.
Both of these anime series' are survival orientated, with an implied love interest between two main characters.
They're both about games and how they get stuck in an unknown world where they'll have to fight to survive. SAO and Btooom! are very similar in both their actions, fantasy and both have mature romance. SAO is a bit more easy going in romance though.
Both anime share a similar plot line. A male protagonist gamer has to play the video game in real life. There is some romance that is quite enjoyable, great action, and exquisite art. And both leave you wanting more for days.
Both series are about game based survival games.
But there are two big differences between these series:
1. Sword Art Online is set inside a game
Btooom! is full based on a game
2. In Sword Art Online you don't have to kill each other
In Btooom! you have to kill to win
Both are basically about people being taken to a virtual game.
They are similar bacuse they are both about being stuck in a game where u have to survive and kill if its needed.
Stuck in a game and menwhile the main character falls in love with a girl.
The core similarities are that they're both 'survival' anime, where the main character and others have to fight for their lives, and that they both are based on a game-turned-real - for Sword Art Online it's that if you die in the game you die in real life, for Btooom! it's the same, except that it's more 'real-life'.
Both of the main characters are bad-asses, albeit Kirito is even more bad-ass, they've both got a "lover", they both want to protect their friends and they both want to return home.
If they complete the game, they win and go home.
Both shows deal with characters being forced play by video game rules.
Sword Art online is mostly set in a virtual world. Btooom is mostly set in a real world environment. Real or not, in both shows, when you die in the game, you die for real.
(This is just my opinion.)
Forced to play a "simple" game that will affect in real life, if you lose the game you will die, worth it watching definitely
In both anime series it starts off as a game and then becomes a reality. Both main characters are smart and know the game well. They both fell in love with a girl online and meet her in the real world. In both when you die it is happening in real life, but in Sword Art Online when you die in the game it kills your brain in the real world. When in Btooom! your physical body is destroyed. in Sword Art Online you can use many different weapons to kill, but mainly swords. In Btooom! you can only use bombs.
Both main characters are stuck in a game to fight for their lives.
1. The death game concept
2. Very skilled male MC
3. People forced to play against their will.
In terms of plot and character developement Btooom is better. Also, it's more realistic.
But Swort Art Online wins when it comes to animation and enjoyment.
Similar scenario, man gets stuck in a game like arena, meets a girl a few episodes in. One problem, this anime hasn't (and probably wont) finished.
In both animes the main character get caught up into their game and are forced to play for their lives. In SOA the players are caught into the game and in Btooom the game becomes reality.
Btooom is at the moment halfway the story and it will take a while before the second season has enough of manga material.
These two series both focus on a forced-game-world setting, with the primary characters in each being pushed into scenarios where their survival and development are contingent on synchronising with the peculiar rule-sets of their new worlds.
The protagonists in both cases begin the series as socially inept but highly proficient gamers, demonstrating emotional and mental developments as the series continues.
While Btooom! arguably explores more serious themes compared to the more accessible SAO, both are good entertainment in any regard.
-Both stories take place after a game becomes the main characters realities.
-both MC's struggle to adapt in the beginning but then settle down.
-Both stories should become actual games...
Now the only unfortunate part is Btooom! really needs a season 2...
Do you like video games in real life?
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.
Both Anime focus around a game that the members are competing against to win a prize. The problem... both games involve killing other people in order to win. The main characters of both Anime doesn't want to kill people either, which in itself is another problem.
Both shows involve intense survival games. In Mirai Nikki, players in the survival game use diaries that can somewhat accurately predict the future to be the last player alive. In Btooom, players use bombs to ensure that they survive. Btooom has more psychological elements to it, but they can both be considered psychological horror.
-Both animes are about receiving or meeting a third party to supply you with powers to fight in a survival game, and aim to defeat the opposing parties to win the game.
-Both contains romance, and is gorey
Both are survival games where a certain number of people have to fight against each other. While in Mirai Nikki a cellphone is used to guide the characters, in Btooom! it's used a radar located in the participants' hands.
Both involve survival where the players try to kill each other and both the winners are granted freedom.
Mirai Nikki & Btooom! have the real-life game to play . The male charaters at first are scaredy cats later on they become braver .
Although i haven't seen past ep 2 of Btooom, it turning out to be a 'survival of the fitness' type of anime - like Mirai Nikki. The first similarity i saw between the two anime were that each candidate are given objects and have to learn to use them to survive. In Mirai Nikki is was a future diary (in the form of a mobile phone or a scroll), in Btooom they are given a type of bomb. The similarities continue with the amount of bloodshed, explosives, stabbings and a deep history of the characters which has shaped them into the characters they are at the beginning of the anime.
Both anime have the setting where you have to kill others to survive.
Both anime involves playing a game of survival and whoever becomes the winner gets to survive. In the anime, many people's true nature were shown; their cruelty towards other people. The female lead falls in love with the male lead and assists him in surviving.
It's all about survival and games in both of these series.
In Mirai Nikki and Btooom!, the theme of survival horror is present and there are the "players" who fights for their lives. The main protagonist meets a female protagonist who both happens to be gamers in the series.
There is violence. There is blood. There is emotions. There is drama. Then, at times, there seems to be a little hope..
also very bloody and gory with a lot of crazy characters
People compete against eachother in order to survive (or in this case to not get killed)
a lot of sick stuff and twisted stuff, just like in btooom!
These two anime are similar because the characters are in constant life or death situations and it's all about surviving until the very end.
same thing here, but instead of them not being in a game they played, in mirai nikki the game starts by a being who got bored and wanted to see it so he can be intertained.
Generic survival game anime.
If you enjoy the idea of multiple characters fighting to the death with the aid of an inanimate object as your tool, whether it's a bomb or a cell phone. This is your anime to watch ^^
Both series are about a survival game forced on the main character.
While you use cellphones in Mirai Nikki which predicts the future there are radars in the participants' hands which locates the enemy.
Both anime are about a Battle Royale where random people are chosen to kill each other. This is either to become the next God (Mirai Nikki), or to simply stay alive. (Btooom!) Both anime are very well put together and are interesting from start to finish. In any case there will be a lot of deaths, lots of exciting moments and blood will be flowing, no matter which of these anime you choose.
In both anime a survival game takes place and the main character starts being a coward and ends up risking his life for friends.
-Both tells about characters forced to killing each other.
-They have to kill another people, or theirselves will be in DANGER.
Both anime revolve around the the characters playing a survival to the death game against others players resulting in a prize. The players were all pushed into the game under their will and the only way out was death. In Mirai Nikki, the players used a diary to help them that could tell about the future, and when the diary breaks they die. In Btooom, the players use different kinds of bombs and have a use radar to locate the characters They are both full of blood, killing, betrayal,companionship ,and romantic scenes.
Both have the thing which is survival of the fittest in this so called life or death situation game
- Both Need To Compete.
- Both Need To Kill Others To Survive.
- Characters From Both Anime Has Dark Past.
Both survival based, very good story lines and enjoyable characters. Btooom! is a must see if you have enjoyed Mirai Nikki.
almost same .. kill or die
Though Btooom! has bombs instead of supernatural phones that predict the future, like Mirai Nikki, they both revolve around survival as a theme and are about ordinary(ish) people that have to kill each other as per the rules of a game that the main protagonists are forced into playing.
Both main characters are socially withdrawn, reluctant to kill, and they fall in love with the lead girl (although you'll see that Himiko's and Yuno's personalities and roles are quite different).
Both also feature an interesting cast of characters ranging from cunning to crazy.
If you enjoyed either series, you will enjoy the other.
Both anime are survival death games. While Mirai Nikki lets players use personalized Future Diaries, Btooom! gives them specific types of bombs
Mirai Nikki, and Btooom! both are survival games, the contestants in must fight to the death. In Btooom they are given Bombs that are called BIM's, they are given different type's of BIM's and a scanner each. In Btooom! you have only a Limited amount of BIM's the only way to gain more is by killing a contestant your self and take their BIM's. Similar to Btooom's BIM's and scanner in Mirai Nikki the contestant is given a future diary, they are varied like the BIM's in Btoom!, the future diaries predict the future but your future can change from other diary owners having it also work like the scanner in Btoom!. Both Mirai Nikki and Btoom!
are darker shows, you get to see how people react and struggle when their life is completely changed and placed in a alien like environment, both shows are also
worth the watch!
This is my first recommendation that i have written I hope it was helpful and not a waste of your time, have a good one.
Reality game. Both anime has similar plot, where MC forced in a game that he can kill or killed.
If you enjoy watching BTOOOM!, I very recommend this anime
Both are survival anime. There's also romance between the male and female protagonists who work together to win the game. People also lose sanity in both anime. Both anime are also have pretty cool and gory deaths.
Btooom! and Mirai Nikki (TV) have the same psychological feeling to them. They both have people turning on, betraying, and allying each other. They are very similar since both anime feature a survival "game". If you liked one, you would most likely like the other.
Both are about people trying to make it out alive in a survival game.
Both protagonists are socially withdrawn at first, but slowly develop self confidence and become more outspoken throughout the show.
They are the same except in this one all you need to live and get back home is you have to kill 7 people. This is based of a game where you have to use bombs there are tracker bombs, timers, fist contact, dark hole, trap, and smoke acid bombs. The bombs are like the diarys in this anime. There is a love interest. There are 30 ish people playing the death game. Hope this help you thanks for your time.
Survival, trust, and competition, a death match game involving competitors to frag people to complete or escape the game. As the quote says when in this dangerous situation; 'It's every man for himself." This can be a quite the challenge for the main male character, not by a death game, but also a female character is added in their life who mostly help and escape this death match. Expect some plot twist, romance, and strategies that they will use throughout the show.
Btooom takes place on an isolated island where competitors frag other people to escape. Mirai Nikki uses a phone to tell future events and uses it as an item to fight competitors.
If you're looking for an anime in which the characters are placed in a survival game and this anime
Kill or be killed, that's the number 1 rule in both of these animes. But Btooom has less bloodbath scenes than mirai nikki. And i recommend to read chapter 51 of Btooom after watching the anime.
Both Anime focus around a game that the members are competing against to win a prize. The problem... both games involve killing other people in order to win. The main characters of both Anime doesn't want to kill people either, which in itself is another problem.
They are both anime about surviving in a game that they were forced into. If you liked Btooom!, you're sure to like Mirai Nikki.
[x] Characters driven to insanity
[x] Survival Game
[x] Mature themes
[x] Action by Reaction
Watch Mirai Nikki if:
You want to follow a male lead that acts more human-like. You want a colourful cast of side characters that each have their own complexities. Interested in more of a science fiction-feel. & would like to know a good definition of a yandere character.
Watch Btooom! if:
You want a survival game to follow more of an online video game. Don't mind character development via flashbacks. Would like to see more crazy than normal people. & would like a main character that isn't a "wiener".
Both have a "deathmatch" element and focus on eliminating your opponents using your wits and unique power (Mirai Nikki) or equipment (BTOOOM). Both are psychological and full of action and suspense! Mirai Nikki and BTOOOM both have a romance element and good character development. Both are "must sees" for any lover of action, strategy and psychological anime!
- Both survival death games
- Both have a female protagonist who loves the MC
- Both contain a dark plot
-Female protagonists have different personalities
- Mirai Nikki is more supernatural, where as Btooom is more realistic
- Mirai Nikki has more Bloodlust
- Btooom is more about the two main MCs romantic development, where as in Mirai Nikki its more about the female MC obsessing over the male MC
Both are survival games. The contestants must kill each other in order to win the death game, and in return they are rewarded if they win. Both series have a lead male and female protagonist that work together.
Both are real life game , only the strong survive.
They're both survival anime.
They're both romances at heart, with the two leads getting together.
They both have very unique and memorable characters.
And they're both pretty damn enjoyable.
Overall, Mirai Nikki has better plot twists, and Btooom! is a tad more realistic with respect to the psychological damage that comes with a death game, but if you liked Mirai Nikki, I'm positive Btooom! will keep you wanting more.
In both series the main characters participate in a survival game.
In Mirai Nikki their tool to win is their diary and in Btooom! their bombs.
Both series' are blood spilling action genre, with bits of ecchi scenes in some episodes.
Both series' main male protagonists fights for survival in order to accomplish their wish.
while the main female protagonists differ from each other, one is can kill mercilessly while the other fears men and somehow hesitates to kill.
Both series' story revolves on survival and trusting on one.
The main character in both, Btoom and Mirai Nikki, are stuck fighting against other humans. There's betrayal, violence, and a lot of murder in each. However, in Btoom they're stuck on an island whereas in Mirai Nikki the whole world is their playground to kill the other players.
both main characters have very little social life's and are forced into a game where they have to fight people to the death .at the start they don't know its a game of death .in both anime they resist the game and chose not to play it. but the other contestants force there hands and they must change to survive .in both shows the characters get a heads up on the enemy's . movements in btooom its a raider and in mirai nikki it the future dairy's .each person has there own advantages btooom different bombs in mirai nikki it different dairy's . this gives each person a unique tactical advantage .the only real difference is that in mirai nikki the main character is scared needs protection and in Btooom the main character usually ends up protecting people ........ that and mirai nikki has a psychotic love interest .you know the best part of that show. but aside form that basicly mirai nikki is a scifi version of btooom.......and if it helps the main character in btooom considers doing bad things to the main love intrest ... :/ BTOOOM's still good watch it. not as good but. watch it mirainikkibetter ............................................................................ WHY WOULD YOU READ ALL OF THIS ...................................................... WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE . IM CLEARLY WASTING TIME YOURS AND MY OWN ... bye :)
Both Mirai Nikki and Btooom!, have the survival game aspect in them. Both also give the players in the death game, powers. In Mirai Nikki, Future Diaries, and in Btooom!, bombs. Btooom! is slightly better than Mirai Nikki, in the fact that it has a slightly more tolerable main character, and is more of a mature anime. Plus, it doesn't have as many Plot Holes.
Violent, edgy survival game anime that have the characters using unconventional means to fight (in Mirai Nikki they use supernatural phones and in BTOOOM they only use bombs)
In both animies the main character and a girl have to fight in these survival games! While Btooom is on a deserted island, Mirai Nikki take places in a city. Both the main characters at first are reluctant to kill people, but realize they are going to have to, to survive.
Both anime have a game of death theme in which a female and male protagonist work together to survive and win the prize.
Both animes revolve around a survival game. In Btooom! the characters are sent to an deserted island, but in Mirai Nikki the game takes place in everyday society. The participants are either armed with bombs (Btooom!) or a future diary (Mirai Nikki). Apart from the story, these two shows have somewhat similar main characters. There's a boy and a girl, suffering from some kind of social phobia and/or mental disorder.
These TV shows are both really similar. Both include a specific set of people being forced to play a survival game.
Similar story line, people who are stuck in a survival game and are trying to win. The main characters spend lots of time together and get to know each other better... So on..
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.
Both are survival games in which the people have to try and kill each other.
In both anime, people have to kill others in order to survive.
Both series seems to involve a game like scenario where the characters/contestants are stuck in an isolated area where their lives are in danger. At the same time, there's a sense of psychological mystery going on regarding their location and what's inside it.
The main male protagonist seems to be a normal boy but gets caught up in this situation after one faithful day. Among other factors, there is thrilling like atmosphere surrounding the origins of the series. In order to survive, they must escape that isolated location.
Have the same feeling in which the characters can be free when they kill and survive until the end.
survival game, they both have been forced to play, the story and art in btooom is much better than danganronpa, but danganronpa have intelligent characters solving mystery
Both involves a situation where it's a kill or be killed kind of thing, except of course the MC in one anime gets the girl while in the other anime MC loses his girl.
Both involves characters in a kill or be killed situation.
Both shows has unique similarities: weak main characters who eventually became badasses and out-of-this-world survival game mechanics where everyone has to kill in order for them to survive/escape their current situation. So if you like a gut-wrenching, adrenaline-flowing typed survival anime, then choose one of them.
Being trap in "The Game" means something bad is going to happen. In the story the main characters were trapped in an isolated place where there is no way out to escape. However, their is one way to escape in this mess: It's every man for himself, which means, don't trust anyone, you fight to the end. Morale, clues, and sometimes weapons were used in the series.
The difference is that Btooom, is much more of an action genre, and takes place on an islandl. Danganronpa takes place on a school, where they used clues to lure the suspect in.
Both of these animes forced their players to play their survival game, while Btooom is action packed, Danganronpa is more on the investigating side.
This is a bit more of a hardcore version of Danganronpa where the characters are on an island and each have a number of bombs. The only way to get off the island is to kill 7 people. The only mysterious part in this anime is why they are on the Island to begin with.
If you liked btooom i'm sure you would like dangan ronpa, and that's why!
both anime are similar because:
-in both anime the main character wakes up in an unknown place and realise he has to kill people to get out of this place.
-in both anime you'd see a lot of people die, good or bad.
-in both anime the main protagonist doesn't want to kill anybody, and tries to escape by different methods.
-in btooom they are stuck in an island and in dangan ronpa they are stuck in a school.
-in dangan ronpa you have to do more then just killing, you have to not let anyone know you're the culprit.
-in dangan ronpa everyone works together (until someone decide to kill someone).
that's about it! i'm sure that if you really like the survival genre you would love both Btooom and dangan ronpa!
Both are action psychological anime where a main character gets trapped somewhere with other people and must kill other people to get out. While Btooom is happining on island, Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation is happening at a school.
People are stuck in a place where you can get out if you kill people. Everybody says they need to work together at the start, and people start to distrust each other as they get stuck for longer and longer. Both are good anime with some nice gore from time to time.
Both series have the same feel to it, specifically, all the characters have to play the game that have been set up, and which is life is at stake and freedom is the prize.
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..
Deadman Wonderland and BTOOOM! are similar because they both feature a character who is thrust into a game of survival. The surrounding characters also have back stories as to why they ended up in the game. Both anime deal with death and psychological issues. Sometimes, it is hard to tell the characters' intentions. Many characters have ulterior motives to getting what they want. There is a lot of action in each, and they can get rather violent. They both have a similar style and feel, and the survival games in both give the anime a sense of danger from episode to episode.
Both anime are about a game where people kill each other to survive; somewhat bloody.
The game of survival and a main protagonist who certainly has his life changed forever is a theme presented in both Deadman Wonderland and Btooom!
Both series' main protagonists started out with an ordinary life until it is thrown into chaos like they have never imagined before. From there, they meet with the main female protagonist who becomes their ally and friend.
Both series also a lot of action, drama, violence, as well as emotional scenes.
Both series also features supernatural elements that deals with abnormal events.
bloody and gory
People compete against eachother in order to survive.
Both series are basically "fight for your life" competitions where the contestants' actions are being recorded for a game show. Some of the contestants are just ordinary people being forced to fight, but there are also some crazy killer type people too. Deadman Wonderland involves people fighting with cool blood powers in a prison/carnival, Btooom involves people fighting with pretty cool types of explosives on a deserted tropical island. There are a lot of differences between the shows but overall they do give off a similar feel.
Both have people picked out to participate in a game of survival.
A death game with a nice cast of psychos
Deathmatch Style setting. Btooom! has a more random survival of the fittest as opposed to Deadman Wonderlands flair for diabolical grudge matches.
Action and Detail follow a particularly gory path.
Female supporting Characters that can take care of themselves but seem to have more going on and sometimes more problems then they may be worth.
Both MC's are living in a distortion, horror real life game, there's a lot of blood, and free violence. Both have the female protagonists related to MC's past
Altough Deadman Wonderman is set in a prison and Btooom on a lonely island, both Anime are about characters who got roped into a struggle for survival. Now they have to fight against different opponents to survive and escape. Moreover both Anime share very violent scenes and characters.
Both anime have the protagonists trapped in a situation where they have to play a game where they have to fight to the death with other players. Both anime also have great soundtracks.
both amines' are good actions that have no problem showing blood and both have awesome fights with crazy bad ass characters that do whatever it takes to survive and both of the main characters rebel to the game and its rules but they play it regardless because they have to not because they want to, and both get rebelled against although Btoom! doesn't get that far with the rebel due to the show being cut short, and both make you feel bad for how the characters got into the game.
These two animes have a lot in common. Both have good histories, with confined people that need to kill each other to survive in a crazy "game". And saddest, both have incompleted histories.
Both have characters that have no choice but to take part in games in order to survive. In both series it is like a game show where people are watching them fight. Lots of action and violence.
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.
The survival mode, main characters and the bloody action style.
In both these animes, the main characters are forcefully removed from their realities and forced to live in a survival "game"
Both main characters get involved in a game where they have to kill others for their survival.
Both are gritty survival games with an imperfect protagonist. Similar themes, characters, and overall feeling.
The theme involving a group of individuals in a dangerous game for survival is present in both series. The main protagonist's life is suddenly thrown into chaos as he is put into such a dangerous game.
Both series has the main protagonist who meets a young girl early in the series and has strange interactions with her.
Both series contain a lot of action, drama, and violence.
Both series also has a mysterious like atmosphere that holds a secret to the true purpose of the game.
Survive or morality? Two survival animes which tests morality and will of life, but GantZ is focused on aliens and Btooom! on man vs. man fights.
i was always trying to find an anime that is like gantz and even though btooom is less gory and less nudity, btoom is probably the closest anime to gantz, so if you like btoom, gantz should be on your list, both about people getting into games they never wanted to be in
They boy share the idea for survical, BTOOOM! is more of a game (is you watch it you will know what i mean) and Gnatz is more of bounty hunting for eliens but it has a twist to that.to me, they have a good story line but the manga for Gantz goes beyond the anime.
Gantz and Btooom! are gritty, disturbing, and not for the easily offended. Both series create the same atmosphere and feeling; I feel like I need a shower after watching an episode of each. Kei, the main character in Gantz, is an insufferable piece of shit, whereas Ryouta of Btooom! seems to have some redeeming qualities.
Both are murder games with a lot of violence and gore.
In both anime the main characters are forced into a life or death game that questions morality, society, etc. Both are also somewhat gory (Gantz being more). So if you love psychological thrillers, check it out!
Both involve people stuck in a game where characters die brutally.
Gantz is also like a game where you have to kill others using special weapons.
Both series have the main protagonists lives suddenly change one day and they are forced to take part in a survival game.
Although the main storyline is completely different, I had a feeling like I watched Yagami Light adventures in a different universe... Why? First of all the character design is similar, secondly how he thinks and acts, yes an anime character that actually thinks!!! In many cases the action felt like it was a battle of minds with careful strategy rather than mindless chase/shoot... I didn't expect the anime with title like that would be so good, I was impressed and I would put it next to Death Note...
The beginning of DN and Btooom have same feeling. Main characters think they are the best and can do anything, both MC are so called ''smart'' or ''genius minds'', they live in solitude though. Killing involved.
The storyline is very different between the two, but had some similarities in them. When I was watching Btooom and the main character Ryouta, I couldn't help but think that the psychological battles and ideas were exactly like that of Light Yagami in Death Note. The art style is also very alike and both involve a person killing others.
Both anime contain a similar art style and nail-biting tension.
Btooom and Death Note are both survival anime and require the savviness of the main characters to endure the torment until the end.
-Key Differences? well Btoom is a survival game and contains a lot of action for being a survival game genre.
However, bit have the same lasting impression and will keep you involved until the bitter end
Both male and female protagonists have a very similar look.
The beginning points out the main characters being really confident at what they do.
The anime really show off their mental skill by adding a lot of mind games throughout the whole anime.
Although the plot and main characters are completely different; in Btooom! you often find the main character coming up with quick decisions to get out of tense situations. This "What is he going to do/How did he do it" feeling is similar to that of Death Note.
Both series are darker than most, and both main characters are very smart and cunning. both series deal with death even though they are not fantasy or too supernatural typed animes.
Both series also have sort of a tragic heroine who in my opinion are quite similar.
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)