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Alternative Titles

English: BTOOOM!
Japanese: BTOOOM!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2012 to Dec 20, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.391 (scored by 383553383,553 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #134
Members: 665,554
Favorites: 3,393


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.  
report Recommended by Liinah
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. 
report Recommended by Progeusz
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. 
report Recommended by renchan
They are trapped to play a game of dead. Kill or die. When Danganronpa have the players trapped in school, Btooom! have the players trapped in a Pacific island. In that time in both anime they are on filmed with cameras. 
report Recommended by Lulu1221_
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.. 
report Recommended by chanz
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  read more 
report Recommended by Duckii
Trapped in a survival game, almost as if they wanted to be there. Arisu is quite similar to Ryouta with quick thinking and puzzle solving skills. 
report Recommended by megstatic
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... 
report Recommended by Turanic
The environment that both series take place in has a similar concept but with different circumstances. As for our main characters, they are stuck in an isolated area from the outside world where they must survive. Btooom! takes more of a serious tone, while Log Horizon is much more lighthearted. However, there are many mechanics behind both series that are explored relating to their circumstances. The main male protagonists are also gamers with experience in the gaming world. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Both anime are focused on survival, and the main characters are constantly worried about betrayal. Rightfully so, I might add. Highschool of the Dead has massive amounts of ecchi and fanservice while Btooom has barely any. 
report Recommended by BreezeElric
A rather odd recommendation due to major differences in genre, but also maturity in content, there is a certain appeal regarding the characters which both series share. The characters aren't cardboard cut-outs of each other though, not in the slightest, nor are the plots. More of, same feel, but something majorly different, if viewers of one might give the other a chance. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
1) The main characters are both trapped in a survival game. 2) In Darwin's Game the plot is progressing in Tokyo while in Btooom's case, the protagonist is transported to an unknown island along with the other players. 3) In both anime the female protagonist is in love with the main character and tries to assist him 4) Sudou Kaname is quite similar to Sakamoto Ryouta (Btooom's protagonist) with quick thinking and puzzle solving skills. 5) All of the players, in both anime, are given something (bombs in Btooom & sigils in D-Game) to either kill others or avoid being killed. 
report Recommended by LuckyAlix
The main characters are put in a life and death situation. Betrayal, gore, and survival are an intricate theme for both series. 
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
it is similar to the way where both of the anime is about surviving on an isolated land or island. if you liked then definitely you will 7 seeds. In my opinion, both anime are so strong in the story side view.  
report Recommended by f9laawy
both have companionship that are born in war type settings were the male main like the girl main both have blood and gory scenes and tactics to pull off the perfect kill. black lagoon has a more Marfia vibe to it. and btoom! a beat the odds in a game vibe.  
report Recommended by saintcena
Trusting your closest ally to survive together XD There are real deaths, protection, and betrayal. Doing what it takes to survive and get off the island. 10/10 Survival anime 
report Recommended by iamKetranLang
Anime that have dark themes and deal with killing others in a very distant, cold, calculated way though both main characters have to deal with it emotionally it themselves. Both characters face dark and twisted opponents who show the darker side of human nature, especially when the normal social restraints are removed either from the lack of civilization or a broken criminal justice system. The animes are both violent and graphic. 
report Recommended by yngtadpole
Similarities: Both MC's are avid gamers. Both MC's found themselves trapped in the game. Both MC's have to find a way out of the game itself. Dissimilarities: In one anime the MC is also playing against other players who were in a life or death situation, while in the other anime the MC is the only one (from his world) who is an actual life or death situation. The MC in one anime was kidnapped and brought to a deserted tropical island to play an actual life or death version of the game he played. While in the other anime, the MC unknowingly volunteered to be transported into an  read more 
report Recommended by Nasty001
Both series have people forced into a game with rules based off of a similar game that people are familiar with. These series both show a lot of gore and death, but Ousama Game is more graphic with the deaths while Btooom! is more graphic with the violence itself. They both also have a kill to survive aspect. 
report Recommended by tenshibeat
The main characters are both antisocial, and some what of cowards at first. They are forced to play a game and fight for their lives, killing other players in the process. While the female protagonist in Btooom! is not a Yandere, she does give the main character a reason to fight, similar to what Yuuno gives Yuki.  
report Recommended by Mythical_Truth
In both animes, when someone dislikes a person enough to wish that they'd disappear, they turn to some sketchy website and enter the person's name. In Btooom, the hated person is kidnapped and moved onto a stranded island with a bag of bombs and are forced into a game of survival since their lives were deeme dispensable by the people who knew them. In Jigoku Shoujo, the person is sent to hell where they are tortured for eternity because the person who chose them made a contract with the jigoku shoujo to get revenge for them.  
report Recommended by lunafly
Both main characters are thrown into a survival game.  
report Recommended by m0llerz
Both anime are a survival game with interesting and different characters, strategic plans, fights, alliances, and a little gore. 
report Recommended by Soupa-San
Although Btooom! has a lot of recommendations towards SAO season 1, it is actually more comparable to SAO II (first arc), because of the: - modern weapons (guns and sniper rifles in one, grenades and explosives in the other, instead of magic spells and swords); - similar Earth-like environments (such as savannahs, forests, urban areas, instead of fantasy world); - two lead/main character relationship is similar (both focus on trying to survive together in both anime, instead of finding a way out). - more similar atmosphere. 
report Recommended by HandsomeMan
-Both anime has Crazy/obsessed people. -Both anime has games and dueling in them. -In both anime loser gets punished .  
report Recommended by pompomsenpai
Both main characters who are seemingly the best at the video game that they play, then unwillingly become part of that game as it becomes a reality. Both anime have action and were produced by Madhouse. Both have a love interest that they met in-game before it became reality and meet them again in their new reality, difference being in "Btooom!" the interest is a human while in "Overlord" the interest used to be an NPC before the world changed.  
report Recommended by Setsura1
Tick, tick, tick... The viewer feels as if time is against the characters, yet the twists within the series... No, the biggest selling point for both are the characters, but both get the viewer rooting for - not always the good guys, but some bad guys. Or are they really bad guys? 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
In both shows, the characters are chosen to be thrust into a survival game. All of the players are given items (bombs in Btooom and a concierge with the power to give you almost anything you want in Higashi no Eden) to either kill others or avoid being killed.  
report Recommended by BreezeElric
-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. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
The video game turned into a real world blood bath 
report Recommended by Karasane-san
Survival games in jungle. Love story, friendship and betrayal etc. Also bad 'plot balance': slow start, then nice dynamic series and strange last series. 
report Recommended by irenika
1.Both anime implements a survival game technique(Hunger Games style). 2.In both animes, participants have to kill each other to obtain a sort of token from the player they killed, which will lead to their victory. 3.Both are action-oriented, but not too much to make it a "shounen" 
report Recommended by Nekoutsu
They are both done by studio Madhouse. They share many of the same genres: Psychological, Sci-Fi, Action and Seinen. They have a very similar art style too in my opinion. Also, they both have some brutal death scenes and are overall fairly violent. The main characters in each anime did not want to be put in the situation they are in. Finally, EVERYONE WANTS TO KILL THE MAIN CHARACTER! 
report Recommended by 64BitRatchet
Caos, misterio, terror y ganas de más. Son algunas de las sensaciones que esta joya nos puede dejar al final de verla, desde el minuto 1 este anime hara que entre en tu cuerpo una intriga que probablemente no te sacie incluso con la resolución final. Chaos, mystery, terror and insatiability.This are some feelings this little gem can give us after whatching it, from the first minute, intrigue will be built inside you and will probably not be satisfied even after the end  
report Recommended by Menarias
Btooom! and Crybaby have great effects and impacts me. I have deep attachments to both shows. Both are bloody and gory. Not to mention, there are breast and nudity. Vibe is extremely serious. Btooom! is no time to rest. Crybaby is terrifying fearful. Characters are very similar. Especially Ryouta Sakamoto and Nobutaka Oda, Akira Fudou and Ryou Asuka. Ryouta is elite gamer who play online game "BTOOOM!". His avatar reminds me of Devilman. Fudou is CRYBABY sponger human. His best friend is Ryou. They changed themselves by accidental events. The content is very sanguinary. Himiko and Miki Makimura are heroine of each shows. They also assume a crucial role. Enemies are human and  read more 
report Recommended by Xnovazero
* Both share the same atmosphere and feeling * Both have very similar art and animation * Both are gory * Both have lots of death scenes * Both protagonists "almost" die at some points * Both have a weird girl with the protagonist 
report Recommended by Kazami
Both anime are about a game (survival game/baseball) where opponents use psychological tricks, differents strategies. All shots are allowed. The main character seems to be the Best player in both anime, they always keep one step ahead. It was made by the same studio : madhouse 
report Recommended by Stunrise
Both shows are the most realistic portrayal of their respective genres (battle royale for Btooom!, Real Robot for The 08th MS Team), and both shows are the same length. 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
similar at -push the main characters to there fullest putting them in lots of death or life situations -the characters are always in danger losing there lifes at any fault -both are in a free lands where nothing but a death fights  
report Recommended by Yousef_q8
Both involves characters whom were considered useless members of society that were condemned to suffer in hellish environment, where survival is the name of the game.  
report Recommended by Whoahoho
Hello, Killing Breakers. Let's begin aesthetic genocide. Dare to survive! Both shows have quite simply answer. That's slaughter. It's all up to characters whether make or break enemies. To sum up, Murder each other. See with yours own eyes scenes at each other's throats in imposed situation. Yeah. Both are very bloody and gore. What I want to say is this. The rule of violence. Almost Characters are militant. In the interval reality and ideal, they are fight themselves. But protagonist and heroine are a bit different. Ichise and Ryouta Sakamoto have secret circumstances. Ran and Himiko's case also same. They are crossing in blood‐smeared place. Ichise is easily swayed by  read more 
report Recommended by Xnovazero
Both series have universal weapons which every character can and does use. Triggers for WT and bombs for Btooom. Each individual could win in a battle and the winner depends on who has the better tactics.  
report Recommended by HikariDarkness
equally in terms of battle royale game. 
report Recommended by Vulpine50
The same story plot where a group of gamers found themselves abducted and force to play a real life or death game. 
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Fast-paced. Great characters. Great to watch when you're burned out on everything else. Some military aesthetic. Similarly kind-of a shonen action anime dealing with the morality of killing. 
report Recommended by Clollin
Both series are focused on survival, and escaping their captors. Instead of children, the story of Btoom! follows older characters who are forced against their will to compete in a game of survival. 
report Recommended by RobertTheTomatoe
In Killing Bites similar to Btoom a survival battle royale happens. Characters are put on a huge island where they oppose other players to be victorious. 
report Recommended by Futka
Both have to deal with explosive combat, also both have similar female leads.  
report Recommended by TheJCLoser
These anime a pretty similar in the way that they both revolve around a enemy who wants to deal harm to the thing the protagonist loves, and also they both have a lot of explosions.  
report Recommended by TheJCLoser
Both Anime have a dark art style. Some of the characters have dark pasts and the story line is very dark. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both have a fair amount of violence and deal with the ugly side of human nature, consequences, horrible backstories, social outcasts/unwanted people, somewhat naive male protagonists, and female protagonists with specific vendettas (Lucy hates and mistrusts humans, Himiko hates and mistrusts men). 
report Recommended by Numi
Absolute Duo... Well it says in the name that these people work in pairs. It is a fighting anime with some elements of romance with a young female character. Fighting happens, and it is interesting to watch, only one season, so you'll probably have to go and read the oriinal source for a continuation. Btooom!, though spelled in a peculiar way, is also a good anime. It has fighting, strategy and is a little romance sprinkled on top to create a cliche. 
report Recommended by juliuscaesar387
Both MC meets and likes each other in a game then later meets in the real world. In Btooom, the storyline is dark and it is a survival game while in Net-juu the storyline is funny. The romance is well presented in both series (game and real world alike). 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
Both series are dark and violent, done in a Gothic style. They follow the main character through death and mayhem that they are for some reason compelled to get involved in, one because he is dumped right in the middle and the other for psychological reasons. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
-both anine are set on an island with an element of survival. -Btoom is that anime that you always want to know what will happen and why they are on an island to survive. The protagonist is reasonable but the participants on the Island are interesting. -Sounan is an anime of student girls who are shipwrecked on an island. A good anime for those who like to learn survival tactics with comedy elements. 
report Recommended by Mateuzsz
-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 ecchi 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
1) Both anime focus on trying to avoid death and being captured, although Steins;Gate executes this differently. 2) Both involve a relationship between tsundere female and male characters. 
report Recommended by liddymae71
This anime has a totally different feel to it but has many similarities to it as well. In Mondaiji " the main lead wanted to go there, in Btooom it wasn't anmatter of choice. While Mondaji " has more of fun and action type feel Btooom has a rather dark action, romance, horror, and fear feeling. Some similarities they might have is both main leads are strong. They both have a ton of action and you end up rotting for the main. Although Btooom has a more romance and game feel to it, like Sword Art Online, they are both very enticing and when you  read more 
report Recommended by seribi
-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. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
-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 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
-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 ecchi 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Both are about a survival game. Although Btooom is way more serious than AxK. Both have pretty good fighting scenes. 
report Recommended by zeshan105
Based off a popular game. Both using PC too. One series uses a variety of bombs + strategy. The other is more action, close combat based. Btooom's main cast are sent to a deserted island where they must play the game in real life. Those who survive can leave. Blade and Soul takes place within the MMORPG world. While in Btooom, they are living it.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
-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 are ecchi 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Both are set in same natural environment and have fights for survival there. 
report Recommended by Helgie-
-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 contain romance. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
The story lines both start off with the protagonist waking up in an unfamiliar and isolated place alone, suffering from memory loss. Their closest partners are girls who help them come to terms with killing others. Both protagonists are troubled by the thought of becoming a murderer, but are forced to kill other people in order to survive. The animes both revolve around the theme of "Kill or be killed".  
report Recommended by lunafly
Both have: - a male main character who is forced to fight to survive - a male and a female main characters who eventually fall in love - aprox. de same number of episodes with the same open ending. 
report Recommended by Rawrzz03
BTOoOM! Has a very similar setting. Different plot but I can definitely see these girls having to deal with a lot of moral issues and meeting people with their own.  
report Recommended by Shirt
Although the stories are quite different, they both give me the same feel. All the characters act in a similar manner. I cant exactly put it in words but both have a similar feel to it and give me the same mood when i finish an episode. 
report Recommended by canabliss
Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress, In K it's trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings. In Btooom people are transported to an island because someone they new wrote their name on a piece of paper and now they have to collect 7 crystals or die trying.  
report Recommended by --Aurabreaker--
They have their differences but the have the same feel to them. That desperation for survival. Significant amounts of blood are included. Fanservice also included.  
report Recommended by sunflowerplanet
Both are Survival oriented Both have a variety of different characters Both are very intense and have gore 
report Recommended by P3B1G5
They are similar in the sense that both series involve a central character that is "whisked" away so to say to a foreign location and held under the whim of an opposing force. That opposing force causes the central character as well as auxiliary characters to fight for their survival.  
report Recommended by _romeomontague
-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 buildng bonds over the course of the game 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Both anime are crafted around a tournament/survival like setting. The characteristics that govern battles are also very similar in that characters fight with a variation of a type of weapon. In Btooom! these are bombs and in Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai, these are machines or automatons. Perhaps what is most similar between the two are the main characters. Both are very clever and strategic which make battles all the more enjoyable. The element of romance is also present in both. 
report Recommended by C_rnage
They may not seem alike in the plot, but the main character is somewhat lazy and gets into some sort of situation or problem.  
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