Surivival is an anime episode of Btooom! that was released on 10/18/2012

While chasing after the mysterious girl, Ryota runs into Taira Kiyoshi who helps fill in the blanks in his memory.

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Plot Summary

Taira and Ryouta become partners
Taira and Ryouta become partners

Ryouta tries to tell Himiko to wait, but Himiko runs off into the forest. He uses his radar to find her, and he jumps into the bush which startles Taira who was taking a dump. Ryouta asks Taira to explain why he and the others are fighting each other in a death game. Taira informs him about a group of folks and him being taken by soldiers to an island near the Pacific. A large man tells everyone how the game is played and the BIMs. The crowd begins to protest, and the soldiers tased one man. He tells the crowd that they only get one type of BIM and eight bombs. He points to a chip embedded in their hands. It only comes out if they die. The fat man tells them that they should get eight chips including their own in order to escape the island. When Taira states that Ryouta protests against the fat man whom he knows, Ryouta starts to remember the things he forgot because the men tased Ryouta on his skull. The fan man orders the soldiers to push off the folks off the plane. The men drop the unconscious Ryouta. Ryouta suspects that (Tyrannos Japan) the company behind Btooom video game is behind this game.

Oda's takes his prize
Oda's takes his prize

Afterwards, Ryouta is terrified that he has to kill 7 people in order to survive. Taira asks Ryouta to team up with him, and Ryouta asks Taira how he feels about the game. Taira states that he does like killing folks and that they should find another way. Ryouta accepts Taira's invite and asks Taira to show him his BIMs. Taira refuses because it's a way of respect if they don't know their own trump cards. The two make their partnership official, and Ryouta hears planes. He spots cargo/ or briefcases dropping from the planes. Ryouta informs Taira that he is going to get the goods. Meanwhile, Himiko spots one, too. Before Ryouta could reach the briefcase, he sees a young woman retrieving the briefcase. Suddenly, a mine explodes underneath her. A man takes the goods, the woman's chips and BIM. Meanwhile, Masashi and an unknown man and woman go after the briefcases. Ryouta points to a parachute over in the forest and tells Taira that it could be a trap for them. Taira cheers him up and tells him that they need food to survive. The two go off after the goods.

Points of Interest

  • A 3rd type of BIM is seen, a mine.
  • The suspect organization behind this deadly game is Tyrannos Japan, the company that made Btooom!.

Manga and Anime Differences

  • Masahito and Hidemi make an earlier appearance.


  • Japanese Name: サバイバル
  • Manga Chapter: 5 - 7 (Volume 1 and 2)
  • Opening Theme: "No Pain, No Game" by Nano
  • Closing Theme: "Aozora (Blue Skies)" by May'n

Characters & Voice Actors

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Ryouta Sakamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kanata Hongou ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Himiko ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Suzuko Mimori ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kiyoshi Taira ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Toru Okawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Masashi Miyamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Misako Hojo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nabutaka Oda ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Masahito Date ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hidemi Kinoshita ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Gemu Shusaisha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kira Kosuke ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Miyuki Sawashiro ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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