Ranked #847

Btooom! (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Btooom!
Japanese: BTOOOM!


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jul 3, 2009 to ?
Authors: Inoue, Junya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic@Bunch


Score: 8.021 (scored by 12192 users)
Ranked: #8472
Popularity: #94
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Sakamoto Ryuuta is an unemployed 22-year-old who lives with his mother. In the real world, there may be nothing really special about him, but online, he's one of the world's top players of the combat game "BTOOOM"!

One day, he awakes in what appears to be a tropical island, though he has no memory of how or why he has come to be there. While wandering around, Ryuuta sees someone and calls out for help. The stranger responds by throwing a bomb at him! Now Ryuuta realizes both that his life is in danger, and that he has somehow been trapped in a real-life version of his favorite game! Will Ryuuta be able to survive long enough to figure out how and why he ended up here?

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Btooom! has been published in English by Yen Press since February 26, 2013 and in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint since September 22, 2012.

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Sep 29, 2011
BTOOOM! is a story about Sakamoto Ryuuta, a 22 year old unemployed person who lives with his mother and plays video games online everyday. Although nothing special in real life, he is a world ranked player of the video game BTOOOM! One day however, he awakes in a tropical island with a case containing what appears to be bombs with no memory of how he got there. .He realises that he is in a real life version of the video game BTOOOM! and he must survive long enough in the Battle Royale-esque battle.

That's a basic summary of the plot. Our main character, Sakamoto, isn't your read more
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Aug 5, 2012
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Btooom! is one of those relatively not-well-known manga. Most people would probably not be interested in this manga just by seeing its cover page, which is in the format of a video game case. I know I almost did. Nevertheless, this manga has amazing plotline, characters, and artwork. If you would want to see what happens when a gamer-shut-in is thrown into a merciless game where a bunch of people hated by the society use bombs to kill each other, and this survival game just happens to be the same as the one he always plays. Furthermore, he meets a busty teenage girl who read more
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Jun 30, 2014
The manga is mostly about survival and action.
It's a manga that I enjoy and still waiting to get to the next chapter.
The idea is that people are being sent to play a real-life game called BTOOOM! In which people really kill and die. I think it's good because the plot in where people get transferred into a game is getting mainstream. This one is real, and the weapons are logical.
I've always liked a survival manga like this. It also gives out some strategies on how to deal with the enemies, which is good.
The manga also holds some good meanings inside it. Which I think-- is read more
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Dec 21, 2011
Btoom! may have taken some ideas from Battle Royale in the sense that it's about a few people being transported into an island where the contestants have to kill each other to survive, however it is slightly different becaus the rules set are the same as those found in the popular online game Btoom.

Personally, I don't think it's a rip-off of Battle Royale because it is quite different. Battle Royale is still greater because it is more emotional and it is not ecchi, however Btoom! is a decent manga and deals pretty well with the problems dealt with the characters. Characterization is good so far, read more
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Manga: Battle Royale
Btooom! is the end result of the premise of Battle Royale being combined with a fictional Xbox 360 game. Or, put another way, Btooom! is Battle Royale with bomb-grenades as weapons + otaku bait. HOWEVER, Btooom! is FAR less extreme in terms of violence and the contrived 'plot armour' writing eventually weigh it down.

Instead of a class of school kids finding themselves forced to kill each other until only one is left on a deserted island for totalitarian dictatorship lulz purposes (with timed bombs around their necks in case they refuse), in Btooom! a game company decides to let those unwanted by society test  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
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People are sent to the island to fight for their lives. Survival. Both are good :) 
reportRecommended by Lylaaz
Manga: Mirai Nikki
Both manga 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. 
reportRecommended by Aleron
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Being dragged into a 'game' in reality, you have to kill to survive! 
reportRecommended by Connybaum
Manga: Jisatsutou
People put on an island where they have to survive and rediscover their meaning of life. Suicide Island is a slower pace with no "game rules" while Btooom is more like Battle Royale where they have to kill each other. 
reportRecommended by janusian_mikan
Manga: Bloody Junkie
the way of the Game setting and surrounding is the same it isnt easy to keep the overview or to no the number ovf your enemies but the battle royal feeling is the same even soo the kind of weapons they using isnt  
reportRecommended by Kannei

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