Shadow Watches…Btooom!

Well, I decided to give myself a project while we are on break and at the same time catch up to some anime watching that doesn’t require me to watch on Toonami. Sue Me.

The anime in question is called Btooom! (yep, say it as it sounds) to which I heard and saw this gif about for a little while. I wanted to see what the fuss was about, even getting a warning from our very own METABaron which reads

You will lol and cry.

So far, I have lol some. But yes, you are wondering what the frak this show is about too. The premise is

In the blink of the mind’s eye, Ryouta Sakamoto suddenly finds himself transported from playing the hit Btoom! video game to being stranded on a mysterious island, equipped with a day’s worth of provisions, a bag of bombs, a strange crystal embedded in his left hand and a huge gaping hole in his memory. But it doesn’t take long to figure out what’s going on, especially after the first person Ryouta meets tries to kill him. Someone is attempting to recreate the ultra-violent Btoom! game in real life, and the island has been filled with an army of other unwilling players, each armed with one of the multiple variants of explosive weapons called BIM. Fortunately, Ryouta’s an ace Btoom! player, but this insane version of the game has no reset switch or second lives, and there’s only one way off the island: kill seven other people before they can kill you! Can Ryouta repurpose his game based skills fast enough to survive?

I like it so far and I found myself really surprised about how the story is playing out just from 5 episodes alone. I got the rest and I will do a review or something when I have time to digest it all. Check it out if you have a chance and talk about it with me on twitter.

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