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Btooom!


Alternative Titles

English: BTOOOM!
Synonyms: Btooom!
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: Thursdays at Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.691 (scored by 185,984 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #10712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #80
Members: 304,805
Favorites: 2,206
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Ranked #1071Popularity #80Members 304,805
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Ryouta Sakamoto is unemployed and lives with his mother, his only real achievement being that he is Japan's top player of the popular online video game, "Btooom!" However, his peaceful life is about to change when he finds himself stranded on an island in the middle of nowhere, with a small, green crystal embedded in his left hand and no memory of how he got there. To his shock, someone has decided to recreate the game he is so fond of in real life, with the stakes being life or death.

Armed with a bag full of unique bombs known as "BIM," the players are tasked with killing seven of their fellow participants to obtain their green crystals, used as proof of their victory, in order to return home. Initially condemning any form of violence, Ryouta is forced to fight when he realizes that many of the other players are not as welcoming as they may seem. Teaming up with Himiko, a fellow Btooom! player who turns out to be his in-game wife, they attempt to get off of the island together, slowly coming closer and closer to the truth behind this contest of death.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Episodes 1 & 2 were previewed at a screening on September 29, 2012. Regular broadcasting began on October 4, 2012.

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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
Nogami, Kazuo
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director
Hosokawa, Hideki
Hosokawa, Hideki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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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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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GrimiReaper
Oct 29, 2012
The following review DOES NOT contain any spoilers.

Story: 9
Btooom! follows 22 year old protagonist, Ryōta Sakamoto. Ryōta is one of the world's best Btoom players, an online multiplayer where the objective is to seek out and destroy your opponents using BIMS (bombs). However, after being kidnapped and transported to a secluded island, he is forced to play the game for real.

The story entails a mix of survival and psychological. The story is literally booming with ideas. From the unique BIM variants, to the psychotic inhabitants trying to blow you apart at any opportunity.


Art: 8
In terms of art, Btooom! has a lot going for it. 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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