Fall 2012 Trailer: Btooom!

Topic started by takashichea on Aug. 25, 2012. Last post by takashichea 2 years ago.
Post by takashichea (12,438 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Plot

Btooom! is survival action series that was started as manga of same name, written and illustrated by Junya Inoue.

Ryouta Sakamoto is a gamer who wishes to work at a game company at some point in his future, but that seems impossible for him since he is currently unemployed. During his time as unemployed, he is best player in the world in game known as BTOOOM, the world's most popular multiplayer game. However this is not something his mother is happy with, and so the two of them would constantly fight about Ryouta's future.

One day when Ryouta opens his eyes, he finds himself somewhere in tropical island, with bag filled with mysterious objects. It was revealed later that Ryouta is in part of real life BTOOM! game where people would actually die, and all the people in the game were nominated by other people who wished them to die. The only way to get out of it is to use special bomb named BIM and kill seven other contestant.

Written by Buhssuht

For more trailers, see Fall 2012 trailer anthology blog.

Post by Sonata (35,404 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Kinda  Battle Royalish, wish I dont mind:)
Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,319 posts) See mini bio Level 19
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Sounds ike a odd Hunger Games/Battle Royale mash-up, with a twist. Could be interesting xD

Post by takashichea (12,438 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Huh, another game based anime. It's pretty dark, but I'll give it a try. Though, I won't like the [attempted] rape part.

Post by PenguinDust (1,008 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Wait, didn't I read the same premise for Sword Art Online? Or is that in this one, you don't get sucked into the game, you just live it on a battle free-for-all island. Ah well, the trailer looks acceptable enough.

Post by buhssuht (223 posts) See mini bio Level 19

@PenguinDust: the difference is that Sword art Online happens in virtual world, where Btooom! happens in reality.

Post by takashichea (12,438 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@PenguinDust:

I had the same feeling. How are you enjoying Sword Art Online unless you are planning to marathon it?

@ShadowKnight508: @Sonata:

Hunger games and Battle Royale, huh? It sounds interesting.

Post by PenguinDust (1,008 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: You know me, I'll marathon it next month or reasonably soon after. I can usually get through 1 to 3 series each weekend these days depending on the length and my mood. My work schedule changed a couple of months ago, so I don't have as much time these days. Still I catch a couple of shows each night from a single series and then marathon a couple Saturday and/or Sunday. Right now I'm watching Nichijou on weekdays because it has no story and this weekend, I watched Un-Go, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead, and Ben-to. Sword Art will gain my attention in October hopefully.

Post by takashichea (12,438 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@PenguinDust:

I was about to do Beginner Guide for Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? today after covering Arcana Famiglia's latest episode. What a weird coincidence.

@buhssuht: and PenguinDust

I don't know which is worst: dying in real life or in a video game.

I say video games because there are insane, mortifying, or cruel ways to lose your life.

Post by PenguinDust (1,008 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Hmm, I look forward to checking that out. I like Zombie's premise and characters but I wish there was more to it. While watching it this weekend, I kept on being reminded of A Certain Magical Index and Scientific Railgun. That franchise has a similar setup with a guy unconsciously forming his own alliance from separate, normally antagonistic factions, but there's all that conflict going on at the same time. Magic and science in a cold war, the various denominational churches infighting, and the mystery of who's pulling the strings in the city all keep evolving. In Zombie of the Dead we get the past war between the Underworld and the Magical Girls plus the presence of the vampire ninjas doing their thing, but it doesn't aspire to be anything more than a harem series with a couple of brief fights book-ending each season. I accept it for what it is, so don't dislike it, but I can't say I'm not disappointed by its lack of ambition.

Oh and I think "real life" because however you die in a video game, it won't scar your real life corpse. You may fall into a wood-chipper in game, but your real body should look fine in the casket.

Post by davinden (3 posts) See mini bio Level 4

The great series of Action. I really like it.

Post by takashichea (12,438 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@davinden:

That's awesome. I hope to try this show.

I'll try to start up the Btooom! anime discussion thread like I did with the new summer anime threads.

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