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22-year-old Ryouta is an unemployed good-for-nothing who spends his days living at home and playing Btooom, a wildly popular online game that's sold over three million copies worldwide. Alongside other teammates, Ryouta battles it out with others using powerful bombs and sonar that can reveal hidden enemies, and his dedication has earned him the title of Japan's top player. But soon, Ryouta's pastime becomes a terrifying reality, as he and many others are dropped onto a tropical island and forced to play Btooom – but this time for real. Now, he and the rest must fight to the death by whatever means necessary, as the only way to win this deadly game is by killing seven of the other players.

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Btooom! 2009 Original Manga
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Takahiro KISHIDA Character Design
Kotono WATANABE Director
Keiji INAI Music
Junya INOUE Original Manga Creator

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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is one such gamer who's eager to jump back into action, having spent a great deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to log out, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...

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Basicly these two Anime have the same storyline. Game turns through an incident into reality and the story evolves aorund the top player. They're both still ongoing but I enjoyed both of them so far, they are definitely worth watching. Altough I personally like SAO more but it is still too early to make up my mind about Btooom!


its basicly very similar. only a slightly different concept.. while in this anime he finds himself with the game equipment and all that... in SAO gamers are actually trapped in a virtual reality MMORPG game where you cant escape unless you clear the game and, if you die, you also die in real life.


I highly recommend Sword Art Online and Btooom! both ways. Mainly because they are both quite similar (both are about survival, Btooom! revolves around this topic whereas this topic is most dominent only in the first arc of SAO). Btooom! has actual blood involved and also has a bit more, in my opinion, (depends on what you think) mature themes than SAO. The setting of the story is a bit different. Btooom! takes place in the wilderness in the real world while SAO takes place in a populated region in a virtual world.

Overall, these two are a must watch. If you haven't done so already, watch it! Hope this helped! :P


I agree that these two are similar but they differ in SAO Kirigaya Kazuto (Kirito) gets stuck in this newly released game that was supposed to be all the rave, but after he got the game and started it up he got stuck by the game creator who wants to test the human race. But in Btooom! the main charcter gets taken away by men in black suits and sent to an island but he cant remember thelast few hours. after traveling in the world he opens the bag that he has never seen and there are bombs in it. While trying to regain his memories he realizes that it is exactly like the game that he is ranked #10 in the world Btooom. the two have a simmilar theme they revolve around the game they play but they differ by this. they both need to complete the conditions which in ryoutas case is to callect 8 items from his dead enemies but in kiritos case he needs to beat all 100 levels of the tower and defeat all of the bosses that come with each of them. if you have only watched one of them or neither of them i recommend you watch them both they are really good anime in my opinion.


these two animes are quite similar and are both AMAZING! personally I like SAO better than btooom but they are both amazing and i recommend them both


the two series are very similiar because in the both games the main protaganist is an excellent gamer who gets stuck in a high stake game risking there lives in sword art its vrmmorpg that if u die in the virtual world u die in real life  but in btooom the main charcacter is among the top players of a game called btoom then gets choosen by someone who hates him to particuipate in real life version. and in both the main character falls in love in the game. one of the biggest differences is that btoom is more explcit wen it comes to blood and gorry stuff if u liked one i suggest the other


Same kind of setup, Btooom! is also a dethgame with a lovestory (more deathgame than lovestory though :P).


Okay, basically they have the same storyline: They're both about a guy who loves playing online games but one day that game becomes real. Their lives are at stake and they are forced to "play" to survive. Both have a little of romance in it to spice things up. However, Btoom! has (as it's tagged) more mature themes whereas Sword Art Online doesn't. And I mean physically and psychologically. I believe Sword Art online has a softer approach and maybe meant for slightly younger viewers. Therefore this recommendation is valid for those who have enjoyed this whole game idea and are looking for a worth watching similar anime. Personally, I enjoyed both.


both of these anime's are about diffrent games: btooom! (fps (well kinda)) and sword art online (mmorpg) and geting such in that enviroment of the game. as well as having a similar gaming side they also have the idea of survival and freinds as in both anime's they have to team up in order to escape.


There both death games, and you have a nice little romance going on in both of them :D

And if you like Btooom and SAO try watching Accel World, it is very alike Btooom and SAO :D


With the main characters life being at stake because of a video game, it is difficult to not think that these two are very similar. The main protagonist also falls in love with a girl in both situations. These two animes are very similar, but each unique. 


Both have protagonists which are stock in a game(real or virtual) where they need to fight to survive and both actions are creating a beautiful love story.


Similar plot - characters trapped in a game where they have to kill to survive, similar love story, similar overall characters, similar art


Both series are bassed off of people being forced to either be stuck in a video game (sword art) or to live it in real life such as Btoom!. You also see a romance within both series and the main characters are really only good at videogames and nothing in their real life. Both are seen fighting other players and defeating the game mechanics in order to win.


These two animes are very similar in the story side, in both the protagonist has to survive in some sort of "game" that a mad "scientist" has created for research or own pleasure.The only difference is that you will probably be less traumatized by Sword Art Online than Btooom!. Since the principal idea in SAO is to help eachother to beat the game (100th floor), but in Btooom! the goal to win is to kill 7 persons and get their IC chips.I would recommend both animes to anyone, but I don't think that young kids should watch Btooom! though.



I have seen SAO about 5 times now and it is still my favourite anime of all time. But a good anime to watch after watching SAO would be Btooom! Because of the similarities in the styles of both animes.

While SAO takes place in a Virtual MMO game, btooom! Makes a game become real life where players mist use their insticts to survive (and alot of bombs).

Both are amazing anime and are really worth the watch. If you like one you will like the other. Just Btooom! Is more mature in viewing.


they are both anime that take gaming to a whole new level having the characters trapped in a place trying to leave playing a game they love to the death letting the famous theme from fate stay/night come out; "People die When They Are Killed".


both high risk games that result in death. However Btoom is using their real bodies and no special techniques or skills as to where SOA is using their virtual bodies connected to their bodies in real life. However both result in death because of the makers selfish and twisted desires.


Both of these feature a main character who is a pro at online gaming, and they both involve the online game becoming a deadly contest. They also both have compelling love stories.


Base plot quite similar even if in different situations.. Btoom! has a quite wierd end.. for now


In both of these anime, the main character is put into a video game and forced to survive. They are both extremely similar in both plot and everything else. If you liked one, I would definitely suggest watching the other.


Both of these anime series' are survival orientated, with an implied love interest between the two main characters. 

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Deadman Wonderland

Deadman Wonderland

Middle school student Ganta Igarashi witnessed the slaughter of his entire class by the mysterious 'Red Man', and as the only survivor, he was labeled a mass murderer and sentenced to death. Now an inmate at the privately-owned prison and ‘amusement park' known as Deadman Wonderland, Ganta must try to survive in a place where inmates are the main attraction in brutal gladiator-style games. At the same time, he must attempt to uncover the truth behind the ‘Red Man', his mysterious childhood friend Shiro, and why he was the only survivor that bloody day.

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Are you looking for good action with elements of survival anime? I recommend you Btoom!/Deadman Wonderland.

Both shows share idea "What the hell am I doing here?! And why everyone is killing each other?! And why do I so?", are not "kawaii-desu-nee-chan" and they won't be uncensored untill Blu-Ray release. 


The characters involved in the series are rounded up and thrown into an arena in order for them to fight to the death. The only way for them to survive and gain their freedom is to kill the other players but along the way, the main characters gain friendships with their former foes. 


Both are very similar survival type anime where it's either kill or be killed for a bunch of people forced into the situation (prison or being dropped on this uninhabited island). Some characters have more reservations about killing than others, but most of them realize in both that if they don't they will die. Along with this both explore the question: is it justifiable to kill in the name of survival and/or self-preservation? The characters in both are also pretty decent (though I'm not really a fan of Ganta personally) and Himiko kind of reminds me of a later-series Shiro for some reason.


Both anime are incredibly gritty, Adult theme'ed, Violent, Brutal, and have a story line that keeps you tongue in cheek, heart pounding waiting for the next episode.


i watch this anime and i really like it. i like how the drawing in this anime is different from other animes that i had watch.


The setting is somewhat similar, although the protagonists are of a very different caliber. The 2 series are similar.


Both anime are extremely violent and brutal. Ganta and Ryouta want to survive in a dangerous, unfamiliar place. The only way to get out of this sick situation is either kill or be killed. Both series show what humans are capable of if you push them to their limits.


These two are definitely very similar. If you're looking for a thriller kill-or-be-killed arena, these two are it. They don't spare the blood either.

I'd recommend Deadman Wonderland to those who are more fantasy inclined.

I'd recommend Btooom! to people who have played strategy/war games before and like a more psychological thriller.


Similar themes but only problem Btooom! does not end which is very annoying and no second season.


Life or death game, check

No way out, Check

Uneasy alliances, check

Quick 12 episode wathc, check!

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Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation

Danganronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation

Hope’s Peak Private Academy is a super-exclusive institute that gathers the best and the brightest, provides them with a world-class education, and propels them into any career they wish. At least, that’s what the average student Naegi used to think. Having been accepted into a class of 15 students through a lottery system, the boy quickly comes to learn that Hope’s Peak is no ordinary school. In reality, he and the group find themselves trapped inside and learn that the only way to "graduate" is to murder a fellow student and fool everyone in a trial that determines life or death! Led by the whimsically-cruel, teddy-bear-like Monobear, Naegi and the others must do whatever it takes to escape this bizarre, deadly game.

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Even after just the first episode of each you immediately see similarities, a group of unsuspecting people are thrust into an isolated place somewhere. They cannot escape this place without killing the other, which obviously some of the characters initially refuse to do. They both have that same walking-on-a-razors-edge kind of feel where it's a kill or be killed in a forced battle royale.


Both of these anime take a bunch of kids and put them into a kill or be killed situation, where the only way to escape is to kill other people.


Death game in both anime works in a similar way; kill or be killed. None of the 2 may be coherent or anything, but if you’re fan of one I guess you wouldn’t mind seeing it in other one. There’s a lot of similarities you’ll recognize despite the difference in setting, and if you’re content with one, you could check the other one as well.


its a bit more comical than btooom but the suspense and gore are definately still there. Dont mind the stragely color of the blood though


yes, both of these have similar feel in terms of genre, though they are unique, anyone who watches one should definitely watch the other.


generally speaking the feeling when you watch those two animes are quite similar. You can clearly see the impact of people getting killed ( and yes both anime DO make killing their main topic), that shocks the protagonists and also changes them for the good or maybe also worse.

Secondly both severely deal with the topic of surviving in a strange environment which definetly keeps you hooked to those animes (at least in my case it happenend)

And there one more point. the topic videogames does play some minor role. On anime is based on a reall game while the other features a game insade the anime that is made reality.

either way like one of these topics? then you are as good as future fans of those anime =)

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High stakes games where the contestants have to put their life on the line. Both series involve a mystery of who is behind the game as the contestants fight each other they also fight the people controlling the game,


Do you like stories about people being forced to kill each other to survive? These are similar in nature. In Btooom! people are sent into the game because of their sins, while in Danganronpa they are sent because of their talents. Btoom! is action based, while Danganronpa is mystery based, but essentially they are about survival. 


Both shows are survival games the main difference is that in danganronpa all charachers have a 'ability' and in btoom! everyone fights with bombs. They also feature a mystery aspect in wich they have to finsd out who is behind everything.

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Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.

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Both shows are about a bunch of people that suddenly find themselves fighting for survival by any means necessary. Plenty of killing, mature themes, and running around trying to figure out what the next survival plan is, if you like one you should enjoy the other.


Both Btoom! and Gantz! share the idea of a game in a twisted place where the aim to kill.

They share the same human behavior which is disorientation at first then it becomes clear who is fit to make it and who isn't.

In both case, the main character begins as being overconfident in his daily life then as soon as the game begins, they become more than what they could achieved normally.Even though Btooom! themes are also going toward Battle Royal in the background settings, it feels close to Gantz as far as the list of weirdos among the participants is concerned.


Survival can only be attained by killing the enemy, be it the crazed Btooom combatants or strong aliens in Gantz. Both animes have the characters thrown in life or death situations without their consent and in each show more characters will be killed than will survive.


Whoever can stay alive wins. That is the name of the game in both Btooom and Gantz. They both throw the characters in a strange world which give the setting an alternate reality sort of feel. With a mixture of death, gore and everyday people being put to the test, these two have a lot in common. I think if you liked one you would definitely enjoy the other.


Cast out of their normal lives, the characters are forced to play a game of life or death with their lives as the prize. They're given tools of the trade, a low survival rate and a bloody battle that needs to be fought. Neither shy away from violence, have their fair share of mature subject matter and both have high octane thrills and action aplenty to go along with a bit of fanservice.


Both Btooom! and GANTZ are about killing in  order to survive. Both shows have a "killing game" at the heart of the action, which must be survived in order to continue on. Both shows' main protagonists wonder "What the hell am I doing here?!  And why do I have to kill anyone?"  Both toy with the idea of rebelling and not participating, only to be forced into the game after all.

Action, drama, moral dilemmas, power plays and a lot of violence and death. Both anime offer these up in spades.  If you want to survive another day, you need to kill. If kill or be killed thrills are what you seek, you should check out both GANTZ and Btooom!

Mirai Nikki

Mirai Nikki
  • OVA (1 ep x 9 min)
  • 2010

Yuki, a disaffected middle school boy has no dreams, or goals in his life, in fact, the only thing he does have is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought, the young boy uses it as an outlet for his imagination. One morning however, he wakes up to find his cell phone filled with diary entries for the next ninety days. Thinking nothing of it, he continues his morning until he begins to realise that everything on his phone is rapidly coming to pass, and it isn’t just mere coincidence. Now Yuki suddenly finds himself thrust into a survival game against other future diary owners to become the new Lord of Time.

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Both involve a twisted game, straight survival of the fittest. Both the main characters are suddenly put in a "be or be killed" situation, where they are forced to fight for their lives. But in order to survive, you have to kill. Both the main characters have something a little special about themselves (experience and brains) that helps them survive, and make friends/allies along the way. NOT THE MIRAI NIKKI OVAS, THE ACTUAL SHOW.


both are a survival game where players have to fight to the death using a speical devices. each of the players in the games have some sort of bad past or did something for them to be selected for the game


The Mirai Nikki is really good show.

The Btoom is declaring to be really good show at the moment.

Both are survival games, with blood, children, murders and  spice of mystery I could recommend.


Both are survival games in which you have to kill the other players to survive. The main protagonist doesn't want to fight, but is obligated to.


Both shows pit people against one other, forcing them all to fight to the death. The only way for them to survive is to play the game using the tools they're granted and any skills they have to come out on top.


They share common themes and Character arcs.Although Mirai Nikki feels a little bit more well done, and complete, Btoom has lots of plus points and is a genuinely enjoyable story and the characters are a letter less 1 dimensional.