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From Yen Press:
Ryouta Sakamoto is one of the top-ranked players of BTOOOM!, an online battle game. But no amount of simulated warfare could have prepared him for what is to come… Ryouta wakes one evening to find himself dangling from a tree by a parachute with no recollection of how he got there. Before he can orient himself to his unfamiliar surroundings, Ryouta is attacked. As a barrage of explosives rain down on him, Ryouta realizes that he too has a pack of bombs…bombs that look very similar to the ones used in BTOOOM! Ryouta may have mastered the online game, but can he come out on top in this real-life game of survival?


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v.17 c.84 by Tupanj Jyanlahion (17d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 9, Chap 50

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (698 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.22 / 10.0
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April 28th 2016, 12:16pm PST



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Comic @ Bunch (Shinchosha)
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English Publisher
Yen Press (13 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Monthly Pos #220 increased(+109)
3 Month Pos #247 increased(+145)
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Explosions are nice :D   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by CapoFantasma97
July 12th, 2014, 10:39am
Survival, kill or be killed, a videogame which becomes a cruel reality show, blood, rapes (WTF were they necessary?!?).
I dont understand why a too young girl and a mature man should fall in love each other, maybe thats not what the autors meant but it feels like pedophilia, and this annoys me.
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Um... mixed feelings.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by NomMango
August 20th, 2013, 5:04pm
If you're into those type of reality-game-survival genre, then you're welcome to try this manga out! This manga isn't that awful nor it's that good. An 8 from me should be a good rate for this Manga. I like how Ryouta used his online gaming skills to survive on the island. Different type of bombs, traps, etc, to captivate you to continue reading. Since this is a Japanese manga, you can't escape from the enormous breasts... on High school girls. Some parts of the manga did made me feel uncomfortable and I had to skip 3 pages just to avoid it.
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Modern Sengoku?   
Rating: N/A
by anibebe
August 8th, 2013, 4:44am
Is it just a coincidence? Some of the chaps in the manga were given names (different in only the last kanji character) borrowed from one Sengoku warrior or another... For example Oda Nobutaka (Oda Nobunaga), Uesugi Kenya (Uesugi Kenshin), Date Masahito (Date Masamune), Akechi Mitsuo (Akechi Mitsuhide), Imagawa Yoshiaki (Imagawa Yoshimoto)...

... Last updated on August 8th, 2013, 6:35am
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I really like it   
Rating: N/A
by NegalisticBLAST
May 5th, 2013, 1:38pm
There are alot of comments on here saying it really isn't a good read, but it is! Yea it's reminiscent of Battle Royale (I actually stoped reading that series.) but it's different in ways. Tbd art is nice, and the action scenes are nice. I absolutely love the story!

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The fact that its totally random people sent to battle was a plus, and how tbey got therd by the grudges of people they wronged. Some are there by mistake of blame too.

I loved Taire (I hope I spelt his name right.) until he went weird, I have a weakness for those characters. The romance was good too, I love a good action series with actual romace, not just some half backed akwardness and just blushing. There are some explicit scenes, but this is seinen, it's aimed for an older adult male audience not for girls XD. So if your not interested in all the gore, explicit acts, pantsu shots, and the showing of breast than go read shounen!
There is also an anime, the openinv is just fantastic! Also it's more toned down.
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A coward of an author   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
December 3rd, 2012, 5:56pm
The author doesn't have enough balls to give his main characters moral ambiguity. The question that these Battle Royale style stories tell is fundamentally: when should humans cooperate and when should we kill? Will he or won't he kill? What will trigger it? What trials will he face? How does his decision affect his overall character? Its suppose to be a suspenseful dilemma but the author never lets the main characters even seriously consider killing. All of the killing is done by the antagonists who are clearly in the wrong. I'm not saying that all main characters have to give in to their darker sides but at least try to keep the audience guessing.

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Case in point: The doctor is spared by the woman whom he betrayed and left to die after pretending to love her. The MC never considers killing the old man even when he is targeting the girl he loves.
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Copy of battle royale.   
Rating: N/A
by Ascension
September 11th, 2012, 4:42pm
Just as the title for my comment says, this is basically a re-vamped copy of Battle Royale. A few different things, but main story same as battle royale... Art is ok.... But due to the fact that the mangaka has no imagination... i give it a 6.5.
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Tense, Interesting and Exciting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dearest88
September 11th, 2012, 6:16am
The story is unique with the use of elements of survival game with bomb strategies and the decision between ethics and to kill in the real life game.
The main guy is quite smart. The author has well depicted all sorts of emotion of the characters. I think that the main guy is still young, that's why he can't act calm all the time. If the main guy only acted cool like the sunglasses-guy, I think the story would be different and there won't be tension and excitement filled within the story. So I'm ok with how the story has been set up. It makes me want to follow the story and want more of it. And the plot and pace is well done and the art and graphic is a plus.
May be I'm kinda new to this genre, but this manga gives me tension and excitement.
With Yen Press licensing it, I think it's worth the wait and worth to buy.
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Better sunglass gay as main char.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by mowres
April 26th, 2012, 12:55am
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Lately in chp 44, the story just come because idiotic act of main char hestitaing to kill his enemy. because he pity his enemy and release them. and then the enemy came back again to kill him. something like this always repeat in this manga. so tired. thats why i can guest what will outcome. it's not apply in the real life. and the main char not growing/developing to something cool man(weak to strong). still 'AS IS' in the first chapter. no much defferent so far after 44ch. There is no much other character till now(or maybe still not shown?). Not so much interesting stories to make me wait with desperate lush.
he should not hestitaing to kill his enemy since he always kill his enemy in the game.

Male face is so annoying, especially when in the disadvantage/shock mode, although he already encaounter many battle, why his face always show a shock and despereate? there is no cool act or calm face like the glasses one . the glasses one is very cool, he is very calm and smart when fight. The female is very cute. i hope more romantic/mature scene. not always in panic face.

The graphic is quite good. well drawn and can draw a fighting scene too.I give scrore 7 just for graphic, since female main char so cute. XD

... Last updated on May 14th, 2012, 2:09am
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First Survival Manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
April 23rd, 2012, 9:43pm
I haven't read the best known survival manga like "Battle Royale" and "Gantz" but I soon will after reading this manga. I plot is really interesting when the protagonist is playing the game in real life. Of course they have to much some ecchi in it for fan service but it's okay to me because it's not too excessive that it will ruin the plot.

The downside to the story is that many of the things about the survival manga is already shown. I'm not excited to read this manga as much as other manga's because pretty much everything is explained in 30 chapters. Like other said the plot is starting to just become where the main character beats/kills is opponent and next come the other enemy. It's kind of getting repetitive and so I am thinking if the author can really end the manga on a good note.

Overall it's a really good read. Don't expect a masterpiece work but the plot is interesting and keeps you wanting more.
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Quite interesting   
Rating: N/A
by emkat
October 17th, 2011, 10:50pm
I am a sucker for survival manga, so I like this one. The idea that he is a secret expert at the game is quite interesting, and they can really develop that storyline. I hope we see more diverse characters. My only gripe is that they basically told us the concept and the reality of the island already.
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