First Look: Btooom!

BTOOOM! is a new anime series aired for the Fall season. It’s and adaptation from the manga with the same name written by Jun’ya Inoue and serialized in Weekly Comic Bunch and later in Monthly Comic Bunch. The adaptation is currently being handled by Madhouse, and is now at it’s 5th episode.


In 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)

Btooom OP, “No Pain, No Game” by nano

Btooom is basically a story about a survival death game, much like the Japanese movie “Battle Royale“, where people need to kill each other to survive and in this case escape from the island. So, it’s pretty much like if “Sword Art Online” combined with Battle Royale. This is because the death game adapts the same gameplay elements of a certain popular online game within the story which is called Btooom. As one can expect this anime is filled with gruesome deaths so those that can stand seeing blood and flying body parts should clear away from this. Besides that for now Btooom is an intersting anime to watch, since it involves many emotional human connections with other humans, at one time they can group together, but once they remember the goal, these connections will be tested.


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