Thursday, January 24, 2013

Anime Review: Btooom!


BTOOOM!  That's the sound a bomb makes apparently and that also happens to be what this anime is about.  Ryouta Sakamoto is one of the top players in the world at an online game called "Btooom."  In this game, players fight against one another using nothing but different types of bombs.  One day Ryouta finds himself waking up on a remote island completely uninhabited by other people, or so he thought.

Ryouta soon finds out that he has been placed on an island with several other people and the only way for them to leave is to kill seven other people and take their chips.  So think Hunger Games or Mirai Nikki, but with bombs instead of Future Diaries.

Despite Btooom being yet another Battle Royale ripoff, it manages to entertain plenty.  It has a darker animation style than most other anime out nowadays and has an overall feel that's slightly reminiscent of Death Note.  It also has an opening theme that's catchy as hell.  None of the other music is very memorable though.

I don't have too much else to say about this anime.  I really liked it, and if you like anime like Mirai Nikki or Death Note chances are you'll probably enjoy it as well.  I give Btooom! a 9/10.

13 comments:

  1. As much as I think I might enjoy it because I liked Mirai Nikki, Battle Royale and various other things I've seen like this, I'm not sure I'll watch it. The problem is what I've just mentioned, I've seen things like it before. A lot. Still nothing is truly original and I do like to see how people make an idea their own.

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  2. Well at least it is a high class rip off, sounds intriguing

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  3. Not my kind of anime. I only bother with the ones that are really gone to some effort to be unique.

    Here's hoping that Panty and Stocking season 2 comes soon.

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  4. "None of the other music is very memorable though."
    And you still dare give it a 9/10? A good soundtrack makes half of the success of any and all visual media. It's mucho importantes!
    Not too pumped for it, what with it not being an original idea, and it doesn't sound like they added much of a personal touch to it despite the "oh I love bombs" thing. But hey, to each their own.

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    1. Usually I'd be right there with you, but I dunno, I didn't really feel like it took away from the anime in this case. Maybe the music fit so well I just didn't notice it, haha.

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  5. Nine out of ten... that's quite a score. Any 10/10 that I shouls check out?

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  6. the cover art has me thinking the show might be kinda like madlax or noire
    I'm curious how you compare it to death note though as death note was a more high level thinking story than an action series

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    1. I mainly meant the whole "darker themed" aspect of Death Note.

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