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Alt Names: alt เกมนรกพันธ์โหดalt ブトゥーム!alt BTOOOM!
Author: INOUE Junya
Artist: INOUE Junya
Genres: Action ActionAdventure AdventureDrama DramaEcchi EcchiHorror HorrorPsychological PsychologicalRomance RomanceSci-fi Sci-fiSeinen SeinenSmut SmutSupernatural SupernaturalTragedy Tragedy
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Ryota 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… Ryota 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, Ryota is attacked. As a barrage of explosives rain down on him, Ryota realizes that he too has a pack of bombs…bombs that look very similar to the ones used in BTOOOM! Ryota may have mastered the online game, but can he come out on top in this real-life game of survival?!
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.13 Ch.69: Spirit Power
S2Scans KidCongo 19 June 2014 - 08:32 AM
Vol.13 Ch.69 Read Online
Btooom no fansub Amadoco 15 July 2014 - 12:42 AM
Vol.13 Ch.68: Unseen Enemy
S2Scans KidCongo 16 June 2014 - 01:39 PM
Vol.13 Ch.68 Read Online
Btooom no fansub jabs 19 June 2014 - 11:35 AM
Vol.13 Ch.67: 7 Suspects
S2Scans ShiroX 02 June 2014 - 05:22 PM
Vol.13 Ch.67 Read Online
Btooom no fansub jabs 04 June 2014 - 08:30 AM
Vol.13 Ch.66: The Other Side of the Island
S2Scans KidCongo 03 February 2014 - 07:52 PM
Vol.13 Ch.66: El otro lado de la isla
Btooom no fansub jabs 06 February 2014 - 05:09 PM
Vol.12 Ch.65: Underground Revelations
S2Scans KidCongo 17 January 2014 - 03:25 PM
Vol.12 Ch.65: Разоблачение преступной организации
JazzWay Team Noks 21 June 2014 - 02:00 PM
Vol.12 Ch.65: Revelaciones Secretas
Btooom no fansub jabs 21 January 2014 - 02:54 PM
Vol.12 Ch.64: Fantasy
S2Scans KidCongo 12 January 2014 - 11:38 AM
Vol.12 Ch.64: Наваждение
JazzWay Team Noks 09 May 2014 - 03:56 PM
Vol.12 Ch.64: Fantasía
El eterno aspirante @jpgonzales22 13 January 2014 - 06:39 PM
Vol.12 Ch.64: Fantasia
Btooom no fansub jabs 13 January 2014 - 02:45 PM
Vol.12 Ch.63: Endless Sacrifice
S2Scans KidCongo 16 November 2013 - 07:01 AM
Vol.12 Ch.63: Жертвы
JazzWay Team Noks 28 March 2014 - 04:37 PM
Vol.12 Ch.63: Sacrificio interminable
El eterno aspirante @jpgonzales22 18 November 2013 - 12:53 PM
Vol.12 Ch.62: Struggle
S2Scans KidCongo 06 November 2013 - 07:54 PM
Vol.12 Ch.62: Борьба
JazzWay Team Noks 28 March 2014 - 04:35 PM
Vol.11 Ch.61: Deathmatch
S2Scans KidCongo 26 September 2013 - 08:05 PM
Vol.11 Ch.61: Смертельная схватка
JazzWay Team Noks 11 February 2014 - 09:01 PM
Vol.11 Ch.60: Ceremony
S2Scans KidCongo 17 September 2013 - 04:32 PM
Vol.11 Ch.60: Церемония
JazzWay Team Noks 11 January 2014 - 03:56 PM
Vol.11 Ch.59: Shared Fate
S2Scans KidCongo 30 July 2013 - 07:04 PM
Vol.11 Ch.59: Общая судьба
JazzWay Team Noks 11 January 2014 - 03:56 PM
Vol.11 Ch.58: Willpower
S2Scans KidCongo 22 July 2013 - 06:54 AM [A]
Vol.11 Ch.58: Сила воли
JazzWay Team Noks 10 January 2014 - 08:29 PM
Vol.10 Ch.57: Rescue
S2Scans KidCongo 04 May 2013 - 06:29 AM
Vol.10 Ch.57: Спасение
JazzWay Team Noks 10 January 2014 - 07:53 PM
Vol.10 Ch.56: Naked Queen
S2Scans KidCongo 29 April 2013 - 03:54 AM [A]
Vol.10 Ch.56: Нагая Королева
JazzWay Team JWmanga 27 October 2013 - 08:51 AM
Vol.10 Ch.55: Chaos
S2Scans KidCongo 19 April 2013 - 01:37 AM [A]
Vol.10 Ch.55: Хаос
JazzWay Team JWmanga 26 October 2013 - 02:00 PM
Vol.10 Ch.54: Conspiracy
S2Scans KidCongo 14 March 2013 - 09:49 PM
Vol.10 Ch.54: Заговор
JazzWay Team JWmanga 27 October 2013 - 08:47 AM
Vol.9 Ch.53: Sadist
S2Scans KidCongo 16 January 2013 - 10:52 AM
Vol.9 Ch.53: Садист
JazzWay Team JWmanga 27 October 2013 - 08:15 AM
Vol.9 Ch.52: Investigation
S2Scans KidCongo 02 January 2013 - 10:59 PM
Vol.9 Ch.52: Investigar
Rebirth no Fansub kolbeinn 13 December 2012 - 02:18 AM
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Vol.1 Ch.2: The Boundary Line
Japanzai & XScansX aku720 30 July 2011 - 11:57 PM
Vol.1 Ch.2: Ang Hangganan
Pinoymanga Scans Unograil 05 October 2011 - 04:19 PM
Vol.1 Ch.2: La línea fronteriza
Chou Tensei Scanlation - 蝶転生 スカンレーション Lyudegul 01 March 2014 - 06:11 PM
Vol.1 Ch.2: El límite
El eterno aspirante @jpgonzales22 12 February 2013 - 02:16 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: START!
Japanzai & XScansX Tran Linh 29 July 2011 - 06:24 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: SIMULAN NA!
Pinoymanga Scans Unograil 03 October 2011 - 08:36 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Start
Łucznik Scanlations Lucznik 26 June 2013 - 06:50 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: Start
FansubBR FansubBR 28 December 2013 - 09:56 PM [A]
Vol.1 Ch.1: Start
El eterno aspirante @jpgonzales22 31 January 2013 - 08:29 PM
Vol.1 Ch.1: Start
Chou Tensei Scanlation - 蝶転生 スカンレーション Lyudegul 16 February 2014 - 11:56 AM


794 Comments

So was the author suppose to be some big fat sign saying "Warning, Supernatural Girl coming up" or some stupid shit like that? The MC happens to meet a girl who can apparently see ghosts and that is that, what other "prior information" do you need? Did the author claim that there would be no supernatural elements in this story? No he did not. The existence of this girl's powers does not violate ANYTHING previously establish by this story thus far and is perfectly logical and possible within the realm of fiction.

 

If you happen to meet a real person who can prove he can see ghosts, are you gonna say "OMFG, there was no indication in my life til now that ghosts exist so I'm just gonna deny this person exist?" There are still so many things we don't know about the world so it is entirely possible, even though improbable, for such people to exist. That's pretty much what's going on in the story, the MC just happens to meet a girl who can apparently see ghosts, no "prior information" about the existence of the supernatural is needed, AT ALL.

 

If you dislike the idea of the existence of the supernatural in this story then you can leave if it bothers you that much. As for me, whether supernatural exist or not has nothing to do with why I read this, as long as it's still interesting. Like I said, this girl's existence does not contradict or make the story inconsistent in the slightest and its so minor that it definitely DOES NOT cause some kind of genre or plot direction changes

It's not the problem of it having supernatural elements.

It's the problem that they introduce it 13 volumes in.

Anyone would call bullshit if suddenly in a slice of life a character gained the power to blow the Earth apart, without any indication prior that the story would contain super powers. I would be fine with something like that if the occurrence happened over time, but if it suddenly went "BAM, SERIOUS MODE, HE GOT SUPER POWERS, HE'S GOING TO BLOW SHIT UP.". While in Btooom!'s case it's "Hey, no prior occurrences, nor did we ease the concept in, BUT BAM, GHOSTS.".

 

Also all stories start out with a foundation, and nothing in the foundation in this supports the concept of spirits. The author pretty much went "Shit! My foundation is breaking after 13 volumes, better use this gum to do a patch job! That should hold!".

 

"If you happen to meet a real person who can prove he can see ghosts, are you gonna say "OMFG, there was no indication in my life til now that ghosts exist so I'm just gonna deny this person exist?" There are still so many things we don't know about the world so it is entirely possible, even though improbable, for such people to exist. That's pretty much what's going on in the story, the MC just happens to meet a girl who can apparently see ghosts, no "prior information" about the existence of the supernatural is needed, AT ALL." Damn fucking right I'd call bullshit. A single bit of proof is not enough. I want piles of proof on a concept as game changing as an after life. Not to mention, that comparison is complete crap. The real world contains no foundations to our stories.

 

And seriously? "If you dislike the idea of the existence of the supernatural in this story then you can leave if it bothers you that much.". _ No, I dislike the fact he did a patch job by throwing in a genre that had no indication in any of the prior 13 volumes that have been done over these past 5-6 years.

 

And please, put you response to a quote outside the quote and not inside it.

Are you sure you mean preempt? And PLEASE, for the love of god, use spaces, it actually strained my eyes not having a gap after , :C

 

Anyway... The problem with this sudden "supernatural 3spooky5me" is that we've HAD NO INFORMATION ON ANYTHING SUPERNATURAL BASED IN THIS AT ALL.

The closet to anything being supernatural would be these two things:

The secret and powerful "INTERNET" organization (*Cough*Kim Dotcom*Cough*).

Hidem surviving a bullet to the head (Close range 9mm shot), which isn't far fetched. A soldier survived an assault rifle round to his head and is still alive and able to walk and talk.

 

And now the author pulled this out of his ass "Oh by the way, nothing to suggest it this far into the story until now, but ghosts exist".

 

I mean come on... SERIOUSLY?!

Are we going to get demons and angels next?

Spoiler

 

So was the author suppose to be some big fat sign saying "Warning, Supernatural Girl coming up" or some stupid shit like that? The MC happens to meet a girl who can apparently see ghosts and that is that, what other "prior information" do you need? Did the author claim that there would be no supernatural elements in this story? No he did not. The existence of this girl's powers does not violate ANYTHING previously establish by this story thus far and is perfectly logical and possible within the realm of fiction.

 

If you happen to meet a real person who can prove he can see ghosts, are you gonna say "OMFG, there was no indication in my life til now that ghosts exist so I'm just gonna deny this person exist?" There are still so many things we don't know about the world so it is entirely possible, even though improbable, for such people to exist. That's pretty much what's going on in the story, the MC just happens to meet a girl who can apparently see ghosts, no "prior information" about the existence of the supernatural is needed, AT ALL.

 

If you dislike the idea of the existence of the supernatural in this story then you can leave if it bothers you that much. As for me, whether supernatural exist or not has nothing to do with why I read this, as long as it's still interesting. Like I said, this girl's existence does not contradict or make the story inconsistent in the slightest and its so minor that it definitely DOES NOT cause some kind of genre or plot direction changes.

H-he had another camcorder?! D:
jk

Seriously though, Sakamoto actually abandoned the loli?!! Who the heck does that? D:

Cuz he's not a saint nor an idiot, why would he risk his own neck for someone he don't know. His priority is to get out of there.

 

I'm not bashing characters who are "saints" or who try to do good things at their own expense, actually, unlike most people on the Internet, I respect these characters. However, I don't blame those who put themselves first either, as long as they aren't harming others for their own gain or views. Ironically these types of "dark" or extreme "anti-hero" characters tend to be rather popular among the people of the Internet; I honestly don't know what you people want anymore.

its seem autor want this series to become a looong story so he can make money

lets wait the story to comeback

I like Btooom, but the author has always has made some very questionable decisions with his writing (ex. the secret organization), and most of it could have easily been better with slight changes to create something more immersive and logical.  I definitely did not expect any supernatural elements since it's completely random, awkward, and honestly quite disappointing.  I agree with everything you said, and it may seem minor but that's a whole new genre after 13 volumes--it's actually quite major. It could also potentially be used to shortchange mysteries in the future of the plot which is far from an auspicious addition.

 
What I really wish Btooom! would elaborate on is how the BIM system actually distributes the BIM once the original owner dies and scenes where people traded BIMs with one another.
 
Spoiler

hd camera seriously

any1 else see that coming because of the rules for obtaining bim explained way back when

 

Anyway... The problem with this sudden "supernatural 3spooky5me" is that we've HAD NO INFORMATION ON ANYTHING SUPERNATURAL BASED IN THIS AT ALL.

And now the author pulled this out of his ass "Oh by the way, nothing to suggest it this far into the story until now, but ghosts exist".

I mean come on... SERIOUSLY?!

Are we going to get demons and angels next?

 

I like Btooom, but the author has always has made some very questionable decisions with his writing (ex. the secret organization), and most of it could have easily been better with slight changes to create something more immersive and logical.  I definitely did not expect any supernatural elements since it's completely random, awkward, and honestly quite disappointing.  I agree with everything you said, and it may seem minor but that's a whole new genre after 13 volumes--it's actually quite major. It could also potentially be used to shortchange mysteries in the future of the plot which is far from an auspicious addition.

Another "Just according to keikaku" chapter.

 

T/N: Keikaku means plan.

 

I think you mean "Plan doori" chapter.

T/N: Doori means "Just according to."

I am here to pre-empt supernatural complainers.Firstly,just because something is unexplained does not mean its unexplainable ie supernatural,it could just have a scientific explanation that is not discovered yet.Seeing ghosts is not necessary supernatural,it could be solved via technobable.But this does not matter ,because...

 

There is high supernatural and low supernatural.Low supernatural means you have the ability to do something impossible,but only the rarity and untrainability of the talent makes that more precious than a more common or trainable skill.Low supernatural does not make a story less edgy and,honestly,realism is an illusion,it does not matter (psyhological realism perhaps,but no other).So the game does not change almost at all with her talent,it simply opens different possibilities.

 

Finally,we see once more how faulty such a vigilante system as btoooom is.Send there the villains unreproachable by law?sounds good on paper.Send the people who are merely guilty of perceived/neutral crimes,such as lazyness or inaction?you must have done something,so whatever,someone (not me)may say.But even then,you will still send a lot of innocents,or people whose only crime is that they are targets of bigotry.Heck,whose bright idea was to ask for a litle girl to dissapear?even if the cult was indeed of swindlers,the girl,too,would have been a victim,as it would be taken advantage  of.The reason humans invented law is not so that they would get away,or so that law would serve the rich:it is the fact such shit happens when no law and justice system exists.

 

Are you sure you mean preempt? And PLEASE, for the love of god, use spaces, it actually strained my eyes not having a gap after , :C

 

Anyway... The problem with this sudden "supernatural 3spooky5me" is that we've HAD NO INFORMATION ON ANYTHING SUPERNATURAL BASED IN THIS AT ALL.

The closet to anything being supernatural would be these two things:

The secret and powerful "INTERNET" organization (*Cough*Kim Dotcom*Cough*).

Hidem surviving a bullet to the head (Close range 9mm shot), which isn't far fetched. A soldier survived an assault rifle round to his head and is still alive and able to walk and talk.

 

And now the author pulled this out of his ass "Oh by the way, nothing to suggest it this far into the story until now, but ghosts exist".

 

I mean come on... SERIOUSLY?!

Are we going to get demons and angels next?

Spoiler

Would eventually.

 

No shit he won't realize it the second he looks at the corps through a sea of flames but as soon as someone goes and inspects, for whatever reason, the body, the disparity should be obvious was all I'm saying. Apparently we've been talking at cross purposes. 

Moot point since "eventually" would entail resolution of the killer issue that is currently affecting them. By then, it wouldn't matter if the corpse looked to be Torio or Amakusa. No one in their sane mind would bury or inspect a corpse in the middle of a battlefield. 

I am here to pre-empt supernatural complainers.Firstly,just because something is unexplained does not mean its unexplainable ie supernatural,it could just have a scientific explanation that is not discovered yet.Seeing ghosts is not necessary supernatural,it could be solved via technobable.But this does not matter ,because...

 

There is high supernatural and low supernatural.Low supernatural means you have the ability to do something impossible,but only the rarity and untrainability of the talent makes that more precious than a more common or trainable skill.Low supernatural does not make a story less edgy and,honestly,realism is an illusion,it does not matter (psyhological realism perhaps,but no other).So the game does not change almost at all with her talent,it simply opens different possibilities.

 

Finally,we see once more how faulty such a vigilante system as btoooom is.Send there the villains unreproachable by law?sounds good on paper.Send the people who are merely guilty of perceived/neutral crimes,such as lazyness or inaction?you must have done something,so whatever,someone (not me)may say.But even then,you will still send a lot of innocents,or people whose only crime is that they are targets of bigotry.Heck,whose bright idea was to ask for a litle girl to dissapear?even if the cult was indeed of swindlers,the girl,too,would have been a victim,as it would be taken advantage  of.The reason humans invented law is not so that they would get away,or so that law would serve the rich:it is the fact such shit happens when no law and justice system exists.

Oh come on... She seriously sees dead people?!

 

...

 

Time to add the Supernatural tag...

 

Consider it done. 

Let's get in context here, its nighttime, someone you started to trust 'dies' and the killer is still lose. No you don't go to check the corpse surrounded by still burning rubble, you get out of there, and you wouldn't even think of burying it until everything has been settled. You wouldn't notice something is amiss with the body because of shock, you see clothes and accesories you recognize on the body so you assume a certain person is dead. My point wasn't that you have to be a forensic pathologist to tell the corpse its too big, rather than you wouldn't notice firsthand, achieving whatever goal Torio has for keeping himself under the radar.


You'd think that one would eventually go back to bury the corpse as it will start to stink very soon.

Would eventually.

 

No shit he won't realize it the second he looks at the corps through a sea of flames but as soon as someone goes and inspects, for whatever reason, the body, the disparity should be obvious was all I'm saying. Apparently we've been talking at cross purposes. 

Torio.. Bring us justice by showing the world who the real killer is!!

He's going to have many nostalgic serial killer memories when he grows old, his documentary could be a best-seller.

 

Also the Torio had two cameras, it's as if someone gave him a stash of them, so he could make his pullitzer-prize movie...

fuggg : DDDD

I didn't debate whether it was Torio or not, don't really care about this arc at all. I simply said that the two are distinguishable enough to notice. You'd think that one would eventually go back to bury the corpse as it will start to stink very soon.

 

Let's get in context here, its nighttime, someone you started to trust 'dies' and the killer is still lose. No you don't go to check the corpse surrounded by still burning rubble, you get out of there, and you wouldn't even think of burying it until everything has been settled. You wouldn't notice something is amiss with the body because of shock, you see clothes and accesories you recognize on the body so you assume a certain person is dead. My point wasn't that you have to be a forensic pathologist to tell the corpse its too big, rather than you wouldn't notice firsthand, achieving whatever goal Torio has for keeping himself under the radar.

The only thing I understand is that he wants people to let their guards down around him as seen how he killed that old man this chapter, he'll probably get the housewife and the dancer guy in the same way.

lol poor old man. The explosion was just under his butt hue

Heh I told you so, the burnt corpse must definitly be Amakusa now, since Torio is alive and Amakusa was filmed in front the building. Even if the body size doesn't match, Sakamoto didn't bother to check that, it was dark and he saw a corpse that looked like someone he knew, why would he get close to the body? I don't think I would like to smell cooked human either.

I didn't debate whether it was Torio or not, don't really care about this arc at all. I simply said that the two are distinguishable enough to notice. You'd think that one would eventually go back to bury the corpse as it will start to stink very soon.

Spoiler

 

 

Even burned to a crisp Torio is small while Amakusa was rather tall. You'd notice even if there was just the skeleton left.

 

Torio would never,EVER, leave his cam.
this is not a mistery manga,the obvious is actually obvious.
And torio has one of the hightest rate of deadflag/minute xD

 

Heh I told you so, the burnt corpse must definitly be Amakusa now, since Torio is alive and Amakusa was filmed in front the building. Even if the body size doesn't match, Sakamoto didn't bother to check that, it was dark and he saw a corpse that looked like someone he knew, why would he get close to the body? I don't think I would like to smell cooked human either.

 

Don't know why he went through all that trouble though, faking his death and implanting the cam to have an alibi, why not take advantage of the fact that Sakamoto was cuffed in a room and kill him up front? In the video he even asks 'Sakamoto-san where are you?', seriously!? He was the one that cuffed him and somehow doesn't know where he is!?

The only thing I understand is that he wants people to let their guards down around him as seen how he killed that old man this chapter, he'll probably get the housewife and the dancer guy in the same way.

Sakamoto: NOOOO TORIO !

 

*Next chapter*

 

Sakamoto: Well fuck this.

Another "Just according to keikaku" chapter.

 

T/N: Keikaku means plan.

Even if she really was the killer and was using that hug to stick a bomb on him?

Thats a bonus!

Even if she really was the killer and was using that hug to stick a bomb on him?

Even then, and beyond

Even if she really was the killer and was using that hug to stick a bomb on him?


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