Btooom! is a game that has sold over three million copies in the world, in Japan, no one is better than Ryouta Sakamoto. Ryouta has become quite a legend in Btooom!, somehow, spending hours and hours in this virtual world, makes him feel at ease and happy.
One day, Ryouta wakes up hanging from a parachute in a tropical island, his body hurts and he has no clue how he end up at that place. Confused, Ryouta tries to remember what happened, but he ends up more confused when he sees a piece of glass stuck in his hand.
Ryouta picks up his bag and finds an unusual thing in his belongings, either way, he takes everything and starts wandering around. Ryouta ends up in the beach and begins to search in his bag just to find some strange squared objects.
For some reason, he pushes a button and a timer clock begins to run, now Ryouta begins to think that Btooom! is not just an online video game. After a while, he sees someone in the beach and doesn’t hesitate to call out for help.
Unfortunately for Ryouta, the other pesons throws him a very explosive welcome. Now, Ryouta has no doubts, he has to play Btooom! with real explosives or he will perish.
After a lot of struggles and seeing that this person really wants to kill him, Ryouta decides to play the game and save his life.
The net morning, Ryouta starts regretting what has happened in his life so far and begins to wander around again. Near a lake, he meets Himiko, a high school girl who also plays Btooom! and seems to be stuck in the island as well.
Ryouta Sakamoto is 22 year old, he is an elite 4 stars player of the Btooom! and has been nominated by his mother, to participate in the real life Btooom! game. He wants to get a job at Tyrannos Japan, a group of best game creators who developed Btooom!, but his mother has other things on her mind and wants Ryouta to take any job. After knowing that Himiko was his in-game wife, he starts having feelings for her, vowing to stay by her side and bring her back home.
Himiko is a high school girl who is also Btooom! player and was Ryouta’s in-game wife, though they didn’t notice this at first. She has feelings for Ryouta and cooperates with him in the Btooom! game. She was nominated by her group of friends. Hemilia is her real name. She has also in the begining a hatred for guys because they try to use her, then Ryota the in-game husband shows her that he is the person that will protect her for as long as he lives.
Kiyoshi Taira is one of the Btooom! players who speaks in the Kansai dialect. He was a Real estate agent before his participation in the game. He believed he was nominated after arguing with a client. Taira is in the island with Ryota and Himiko,together they form lasting alliance to get off the Btooom! based island by the makers of Btooom! More at: Wiki
Btooom! (ブトゥーム!), stylized as BTOOOM!, is a Japanese manga series written by Jun’ya Inoue and serialized in Weekly Comic Bunch and later in Monthly Comic Bunch.
An anime adaptation by Madhouse start airing in Japan on October 4, 2012.
Title: Btooom! (2012)
Kanji: ブトゥーム! (2012)
Opening Theme: “No Pain, No Game” by Nano
Ending Theme: “Aozora” by May’n