BTOOOM is an ongoing Manga with just 50 chapters that has been ongoing since 2009 when it first appeared in the Comic brunch Magazine.
The storys main character is 22-year old Sakamoto Ryuuta who is unemployed and plays a game online called BTOOOM! where he is one of the world’s top players. One day Ryuuta wakes up on a mysterious island and has no memory of how he got there, Ryuuta start to wander around the island when he all of a sudden hears someone calling for help. When Ryuuta get near the person all of a sudden throws a bomb at him and he fast realizes that hes now trapped in a real-life version of BTOOOM!
When i read the synopsis of the show i instantly was thinking that this was going to be something like .hack but when i read a little more and came to the “real-life” part i retracted that statement quite fast. I started to read the Manga a bit after hearing about this as it was looking quite interesting, i got stuck in it and read all the 50 chapters over the course of a day and i am now looking forward to this show as the Manga seem to have a lot of action in it i want to se how this works out when it’s animated.
This show is created by Madhouse so i am hoping for something good. Director Kotono Watanabe is taking the helm of this one and it’s the first time hes directing any series, with him he has Yousuke Kuroda writing the script, she has done series like Hellsing, Highschool of the Dead, Mobile Suit Gundam 00.
One thing i am a little bit afraid of is that they are going to censor the anime as there are several panels in the Manga where you get to se breasts, and if you watch the trailer above you can se the exact panel in mentioning and the breasts are now covered up. I do understand that they want to cover up body parts however what about blood and other things like that as there are several pages where people actully get blown up, i absolutely hate to see anime based of Manga get censorship & change of content that can ruin the adaptation of a Manga that was made for adults.
Well enough of my ranting now, a trailer of the show has been released which you can watch at the top of the page. however, No announcement has been made yet for the release date of the show.