Bus Gamer

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Synonyms: BusGamer
Japanese: BUS GAMER


Type: TV
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 15, 2008 to Mar 29, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Saturdays at 02:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Anpro
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.481 (scored by 1530915,309 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #69002
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4212
Members: 28,188
Favorites: 49

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One day, Toki Mishiba receives a letter in the mail promising him a large sum of money if he participates in a game. Initially dismissing the message, Toki becomes intrigued and decides to sign up after noticing fine print that says players' safety will not be guaranteed. It is not long after that he meets Nobuto Nakajou and Kazuo Saitou—the teammates assigned to him in the "Business Game," also known as "Biz Game."

The members of the trio quickly form a shaky alliance and call themselves "No Name." Bound by nothing but their shared desire for an obscene amount of money, the three step into the dangerous world of the Biz Game, where they must fight against other teams over a data disk containing vital corporate secrets in order to advance and survive.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Fukao, Satoshi
Assistant Producer
Kuzuya, Naoyuki
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"No Name" by Team 'AAA'

Ending Theme

"Train" by Suzumura Ken'ichi (ep. 1), Junichi Suwabe (ep. 2), Hiroki Takahashi (ep.3),


Jul 12, 2012
Bus Gamer, another series created by Kazuya Minekura. She is most famously known for creating the ever popular Saiyuki series, which I love with all my heart. I have wanted to dabble in the series ever since I found out about it, but I only got to it today. If I make a lot of comparisons to Saiyuki, I apologize, but since it's by the same creator I can't help but to compare the two series.

Story: 8/10
Even though the series was only three episodes long you cannot deny the premise of it. It's interesting, mysterious and guaranteed to be action packed. No episode is wasted ...
Feb 16, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Bus Gamer is a pretty unremarkable anime, and while there's technically more good than strictly bad here, there's still not that much to say in the first place. Beginning with the story, it's your usual death game fare, which weirdly enough doesn't have anything to do with busses. I thought heard them say 'biz game', as in business game, so that's probably just a funny mistranslation that never got corrected. Moving on from that however, the story is largely simple, but intriguing. It has solid pacing, moving you from one action scene to another with relative ease, and I personally enjoy the setup and inherent ...
Jan 5, 2011
I feel bad for this series just because it was cut so short! I mean it is not the best or worst of anything....though I do have to say everyone looks like dudes including the only female character. But I feel that if it got more then 3 episode that this anime would have been a really good one. Why? I can not see the ending. This can be a double edged sword though but first I'll explain what I mean by "I can't see the end."

Yes obviously at the end their all either going to have that 1 Billion yen or not, and since ...

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