Oct 7, 2012

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Btooom!

I hate to say this, but this was quite a let-down. I have actually read a few chapters of the manga, several user reviews and even one or two news items. This particular piece was praised by many, only to turn out to be pretty disappointing. It’s not bad or anything like that, but it just didn’t live up to my expectations.

The artwork is very average. The characters, other than having those little gems in their hands, have absolutely no unique features, the sceneries seemed pretty plain and some of the character’s expressions were a bit off. Were they minor mistakes? Was it actually supposed to be like this? I don’t know, but it’s very disappointing.

The story is definitely the best thing about this anime. It’s unique, interesting and very dark. I’m sure that a lot of people will watch Btooom! Because of the great story. The author really got lucky with this one.

I recommend this anime to all sci-fi and action lovers. It’s a very dark story filled with action, so I think it’s safe to say that there won’t be many dull moments.

Plot Summary: The story centers around Ryūta Sakamoto, a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) young man and a top-ranked player in the online combat game Btoom! One day, he wakes up on a tropical island without remembering how he got there. He sees a figure in the distance and asks for help. However, the figure responds by throwing something at Ryūta — a “BIM” bomb. In that moment, Ryūta comes to realize two things: one, his own life is in danger, and two, he is now in the world of Btoom!

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