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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.19 c.93 by S2scans 9 months ago
v.19 c.92 by S2scans about 1 year ago
v.19 c.91 by S2scans about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
26 (Light Ending + Dark Ending) Volumes (Complete)
127 Chapters (Dark Ending In Chapter 122 - Light Ending Chapter 127)

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

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (759 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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 25% (192 votes)
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Last Updated
December 5th 2018, 11:33pm PST



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Comic @ Bunch (Shinchosha)
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English Publisher
Yen Press (22 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #323 increased(+94)
Monthly Pos #553 decreased(-26)
3 Month Pos #547 decreased(-62)
6 Month Pos #546 decreased(-167)
Year Pos #289 decreased(-153)

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Forum Posts
Btooom! 2nd Season to be considered if "BTOOOM! Online" mobile game reaches 5th place sales rankings in Japan. about 1 year ago
worried about trying this over 4 years ago
Junya Inoue's Btooom! Manga Enters Final Arc over 4 years ago
Manga - anime, any differences? over 5 years ago
Hiatus or completed? over 6 years ago

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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by sakirol
February 5th, 2018, 4:15am
Btooom is ... meh. Characters are meh. Plot is meh. Creativity is meh. But it's good enough to pass the time.

Survival genre thrives on adrenaline-packed scenes, gore, and wit. Because Btooom chooses to use a variety of bombs, strategy should've been key to the series. It lacks the shocking gore that other survival series use to keep readers' attention, and battle scenes feel less exciting because most fights are about how to blow someone up. With that being said, nothing in the plot has been very innovative or witty. Everything has been really predictable, and I also find myself hating the characters and how they react. They're annoying and cringy rather than clever. It majorly detracts from the series.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't read it. It's consistently paced, has nice drawings, and has action + romance. Good enough for a read. However, it's not very memorable or interesting unless it's your gateway to the survival genre.
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Faithful to the anime   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Ormos
June 29th, 2016, 6:42am
Or perhaps vice versa. It nicely captures the atmosphere of the anime even though its in manga form. It does go further into the story, however since its a monthly manga, it hasn't progressed too far even after several years.

The same type of twists and turns. Lots of action, betrayal, mind games. If you liked the anime, you'll like the manga as well.
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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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