Btooom! is a sci-fi action animated series based on the manga of the same name. Written and illustrated by Inoue Junya, Btooom! aired on July 3, 2009. Three years later, the manga’s first 50 episodes were adapted into an anime show.
The first season premiered on October 4, 2012. In 2017, Japan released the Battle Royale game of the same name, ahead of other popular Battle Royale games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite. However, even though the game has been released, anime and manga fans are still waiting for news on the second season, which has not been confirmed. Here’s what we know about the possible release date for season two.
So is it happening?
The first season of Btooom premiered on October 4, 2012, and since then, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether the show will make a return. After the manga that provided readers with two endings ended, the voice for the second season to be released reached an all time max in 2018. However, for now, season 2 of Btooom! Is yet to be confirmed.
That being said, it’s best not to lose hope, because the manga has made sure that there is enough material for the second season. The only question is whether the manufacturer is willing to accept it, but we see no reason why it should not. Our best guess is that the release date for Season 2 of Btooom may drop sometime in 2021 or 2022.
What is this anime about?
The plot of the anime revolves around a 22-year-old unemployed young man named Ryota Sakamoto. Although Ryōta is nothing special in real life and lives with his mother, he is one of the best players in the online battle royale game called Btooom!
However, when he woke up on a tropical island and didn’t remember how he got there, his peaceful life was completely disrupted. Observing himself carefully, Ryota found a green crystal embedded in his hand. With a one-second delay, Ryo realized with horror that someone had created a real version of his favorite game. However, there was still hope in his heart, and he began to explore the island.
When Ryōta meets a stranger, he asks for help, but when the stranger throws a bomb at him in response, Ryōta realizes that his fear is real. If he wants to survive in the new environment, he must fight other people. To death, the cruel reality. Although initially opposed to violence, Ryota finally accepted the fact that his new reality has only one rule: kill or be killed. Ryōta carried a unique set of bombs called BIM and reluctantly began to kill his rivals. Later, he joined another Himiko from Btooom! The player is his wife in the game, and the two try to survive the trials on the island long enough to go out and find those responsible for the terrible entertainment of the game.
Although this is the general plot of an anime (and manga) show, what makes it a very interesting watch is its plethora of subplots. Additionally, the show also explores themes such as friendship and love, as well as more mature themes, such as the impact of childhood trauma on a person’s soul. These themes are handled with superb skill and nuances, although its premise seems direct and violent, it makes the show very psychological.