毎週の漫画 - BTOOOM!

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The Hunger Games meets Bomberman in this survival thriller. 

Title: BTOOOM!, ブトゥーム
Author: Inoue Junya
Genre: Seinen, Action, Drama, Psychological, Romance, Sci-Fi
Serialized in: Shinchosha Comic Bunch
Total Volume Count: 8 (ongoing)

Series Summary from MangaUpdates:
Sakamoto Ryuuta is an unemployed 22-year-old who lives with his mother. In the real world, there may be nothing really special about him, but online, he's one of the world's top players of the combat game "BTOOOM"!

One day, he awakes in what appears to be a tropical island, though he has no memory of how or why he has come to be there. While wandering around, Ryuuta sees someone and calls out for help. The stranger responds by throwing a bomb at him! Now Ryuuta realizes both that his life is in danger and that he has somehow been trapped in a real-life version of his favorite game! Will Ryuuta be able to survive long enough to figure out how and why he ended up here? 
Kenn's Comment: Let me start off by saying that this one isn't for the faint of heart. Blood and gore are quite copious, violence coming naturally, with sexual themes trailing not too far behind.

The story really keeps you on edge. Situation wise, the comparison with the Hunger Games really works. It's a fight to the death that's more or less for the entertainment of others, to win and leave you have to satisfy the requirements (7 chips I think?), and you have occasional supplies dropped in the field. I used the Bomberman thing because of how everyone is armed with various kinds of bombs, each one with it's own unique characteristics.

The story itself is really quite fast paced. With various alliances and jerk-face characters it's really something you read with a focus on the way characters act. The art is great, and there's really not a boring moment in what I've read so far. I'd say it's a good read for those who can stomach people getting blown to chunks.

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