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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 19 days ago
v.19 c.92 by S2scans 3 months ago
v.19 c.91 by S2scans 4 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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 (744 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.13 / 10.0
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March 6th 2018, 3:31pm PST



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English Publisher
Yen Press (20 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #347 decreased(-15)
Monthly Pos #151 increased(+40)
3 Month Pos #193 decreased(-93)
6 Month Pos #147 decreased(-54)
Year Pos #112 increased(+22)

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Btooom! 2nd Season to be considered if "BTOOOM! Online" mobile game reaches 5th place sales rankings in Japan. 11 months ago
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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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sakamoto super sayian?   
Rating: N/A
by solidgreiver
October 6th, 2011, 11:55pm
Its better that I imagined it to be.(minor spoilers ahead)
I like the premise of a NEET in a kill-or-be-killed situation. And about the setting... it’s not that there are that many places where a survival death game with bombs can be realistically organized. So the uninhabited jungle island is perfect. So it’s bound to cross into other similar works of the same genre. My personal opinion is that Btoom! is more entertaining.
The main reason why I go hourly at japanzai to check is because o the main hero. Sakamoto is the kind of hero I like to read about. Not the perfect, shining hero. No… he doesn’t qualify even as a decent human. But if he wasn't that screwed he wouldn’t have been selected for this deadly game. (BTW why do rich folk enjoy so much to watch gladiatorial\survivor-of-the-last games?) So you have all the rejects of society dropped on an island and armed with different kinds of bombs. The choice of weapon makes for some strategic decisions and this is something that differentiates this from other mangas. Still the action scenes are great and well-balanced.

Sakamoto is in the same ally as Kei Kurono of Gantz, lots of flaws but super cool if he is forced to. There is the beginning of a romance in the recent chapters, but I thing the girl(15 years old) is a lil bit to young for him(22). But after he killed somebody does pedophilia sound much worse? And yeah what’s his frigging hair color: in the covers he has jet dark hair and in the manga it looks blonde.

A must read (for me at least).

... Last updated on October 6th, 2011, 11:56pm
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by skyarsalan
September 25th, 2011, 9:11am
The art is a bit unconsistant, this is one of the things that made me not want to read it after I tried it 2 times, but I'm a sucker for survival manga, so I tried it anyways, it turned out pretty well.
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Can't await ..!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by DrPepper
September 23rd, 2011, 2:35am
The setting's maybe the same as in battle royal, but unlike in battle royal this manga provides us strategic thoughts too, whereas in battle royal they just fight like crazy with some highschool kids, which only think about simple thoughts like "Lets make a team yay!". It remindes me kinda of chess and the idea with the radars is very exciting too. I'm looking forward to the romance and what will happen next.

In my opinion way more gripping than battle royal.

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A subjective entry, in an over-used setting.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Whitebeard
September 16th, 2011, 5:44pm
After a couple of chapters, The major plot and setting seems to have been taken directly from 'Battle Royale'. but with some minor twists and different characters, that are compelling enough for a reader to give it a distinctive feel from Battle Royale. So far, it introduces us to a quite similar feeling as other notable survival manga's, but future chapters may give this manga it's uniqueness and distinguish it from the other major ones.

unfortunately, The setting has very negative impact to the plot, and it feels very unpolished by common standards. As a reader i would really like to see something outside this cramped island, And not just another recycled live or die situation, with the main character surviving together with the heroine and they live happily ever after. It needs a change in it's setting, to give the plot a bigger spotlight, because as it seems from the recent chapters, We have the typical face an obstacle (usually a new villian), pass the obstacle (After some heavy struggle), proceed on (Usually the part when new characters and plot-twists are introduced) and the cycle continues.

This manga HAS to really prevent itself from doing that, or we'd just have another mediocre Battle royale rip-off, because there's no way in hell this manga will ever have better character back-story then Battle Royale, at least not what it has shown.
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I Like It!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
September 12th, 2011, 12:29am
I've been hooked since the start! It is highly likely that there will be betrayal is this series and I hope there will be some twists, turns, drama, and action that will keep my interest peeked.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kinxtinct
September 7th, 2011, 12:20pm
Don't ignore this simply because people are saying its comparable to another manga. At least give it a chance. I am at chapter 19 currently and this manga seems to have a lot of potential. I am currently reading various manga/manwha but this is definitely a good read. Amongst the numerous manga I am currently reading, this is one the few works I have great anticipation for. I won't wait impatiently for a story unless it's good. Don't stop reading after the first chapter. Give it a chance as it develops quite well.

... Last updated on October 3rd, 2011, 1:02am
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Battle Royale Anyone?   
Rating: N/A
by arouraleona
August 25th, 2011, 8:44am
So this is basically Battle Royale. Everyone gets one weapon. Probably being recorded for the entertainment of someone. Possibly some rich fatcats. To survive you have to kill others. Tho this time you don't have to kill everyone else, only 7. Standard 'too innocent/kind/ethical' and also the standard crazies. Expecting at least one Pro in the game if not more.

That said, I'm not putting it down just yet. It certainly has potential since the players are older than the high school kids of BR.
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Slightly New Spin on Battle Royale   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by TRMshadow
August 11th, 2011, 6:41pm
So we have a flawed-but-obviously-on-the-good-side protagonist, a possible love interest, a handful of sane competitors that will probably die, and many more who are completely insane (but will probably last the majority of the series). There are alterations and revisions, but it basically follows the survival framework developed decades ago. Hopefully the mangaka knows what they're doing with character backstories, or else this manga will just become another drop in the pail. Something that seems interesting at first glance, but after closer scrutiny reveals itself to be just another time-waster full of gratuitous violence, sex, and gore, but lacking the key factors that make a compelling story.

*Update* and the author has succeeded. Not exactly fresh and new, but definitely interesting and well worth reading.

... Last updated on September 26th, 2011, 9:18pm
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