five reasons to watch btooom!

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“I’m the ace of the world’s #10 team!”

1. Major train wreck potential. My favorite part has been Sakamoto (yes, his name is Sakamoto-san) throwing away a bomb because he noticed that a countdown starts after he clicks it… yet he doesn’t know how to operate the same said bomb five minutes later. “Oh, I get it, the counter is a timer!” He’s almost as dumb as the cast of Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne!.

2. Halo meets Hunger Games meets Battle Royale? Yes. Yes. Yes.

(And I just like the name of the show. They put some effort into yet, unlike, oh, “K“.)

3. Realistic depiction of Ito En tea. I love that stuff. Though the tea showcases that despite being an awesome esports player, Sakamoto is a bit slow. He didn’t realize he was stranded on a deserted island until he had almost finished off his entire tea and his bento. Conserve your food!

4. Family conflicts. I can’t help but feel that this show is making fun of the stereotypical Halo or League of Legends player… “Mom, I can’t move out of the basement and get a job. I have a big LoL tournament next week, and my team needs me to solo mid!” In any case, it’s yet another blurring of the real and virtual, maybe not as done in a manner as optimistic as Sword Art Online.


A episode full of men running around throwing bombs at each other? Well, let’s end it with some gratuitous fanservice. Madhouse being Madhouse.

6 Responses to “five reasons to watch btooom!”

  1. It also reminded me of Gantz. Just a bit. I, too, did get a laugh out of him when he forgot that it’s a timed ‘bomb’. He made up for it later by dropping it when he was chased though. I’ve got my popcorn ready and can’t wait for this to fail.

  2. After a couple more episodes, you can add 6. The huge amounts of rapes/sexual assaults.

  3. LOL good list, I caught the same things while watching it myself. I have to say though, this Btooom is probably the lamest looking online game ever. Even the original Quake looks cooler than it.

  4. I’m not so sure about this one. (Yes I am). Trainwreck potential, yeh….but there are FAR BETTER shows that have trainwreck potential. The game itself seems pretty lame to begin with….like something from a certain 3rd rate game company whose name escapes me at the moment….wait…I’ve got it….3DO…that’s the one. Anyway, I’m not waiting around for this one to go (Little) BUUUUUUSSSSTTTT! (ers) Or even BAZOOOOOM(S)!!! for that matter. 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1…..POOF(ter)!!! I’m outta here…..

  5. The dark, gritty, sexy re imagined origin story of bomberman.

  6. Whatever its failures, I give this series props for having a spectacular title. Just What it Says On The Box.

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