Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.
Boom, boom, boom! Bombs are exploding everywhere because they’re the main weaponry in the game of Btooom! And with every ignition and explosion, the action and drama intensifies as well!
So did the blast hit you? Did the awesome explosions strike you? I'll try to add cool insult to your marvelous injury by highlighting more shows like this one. That means more anime like Btooom! is coming your way.
The story of this particular series focuses on one of the most popular online games in the world, Btooom! But unlike the usual combat games with guns and knives, this one uses bombs and explosives as the primary weapons. Many people know of this game online, but just a few (including the unlucky fellows who will be in the game) know of its existence in real life!
22-year-old Sakamoto Ryouta wakes up on a desolate island not knowing why he’s there in the first place. With a bag of supplies, some bombs, and a mysterious crystal on his hand, he realizes that he’s actually playing the game he’s addicted to in real life. That turns out to be a big problem. Even though he’s one of the best players online, playing it, in reality, includes a lot more stress, strain, and danger. Will he survive the ordeal?
Seven Anime Similar to 'Btoom!'
- Deadman Wonderland
- Mirai Nikki
- Sword Art Online
- Danganronpa: The Animation
- No Game No Life
- Shingeki no Kyojin
1. 'Deadman Wonderland'
While Btooom! uses bombs as weapons, Deadman Wonderland uses blood. While it doesn't sound very fastidious, it is pretty effective in this series.
This anime is full of action and the scenes are actually gruesomely good! The use of blood as a weapon is quite interesting as well. How it's used differs with each character. The various attacks are visually impressive. The show is a combination of action and horror. The setting is quite horrifying but there is cutting-edge action and plot twists here. What more could you ask for?
With Igarashi Ganta, Shiro, and the rest of the cast battling it out for survival, a crazy wonderland of a show awaits!
2. 'Mirai Nikki' ('Future Diary')
Hailed as one of the best psychological action thrillers ever made, Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) is one heck of a show you shouldn't miss! This series will choke you into submission and drill every piece of its marvel into your mind and heart. It’s full of intense action, psychological hijinks, unexpected drama, time-and-space-bending twists, and infinite thrills that will leave your jaw on the floor.
And just so you know, I don’t think even Btooom! can outpace Mirai Nikki in its entirety. If you’re looking for something much grander and on a higher level, then this is your show!
3. 'Sword Art Online' ('SAO')
If you said that you’ve never heard of Sword Art Online, then I would be totally floored! This anime is one of the most popular out there and it's a mainstream hit, even if it is a little overrated.
The setting of SAO is in a virtual gaming world, but the stakes are so high that it may as well be reality. When a player dies in the game, they die in real life! This is a good series for those that want a bit of fantasy in their game worlds.
4. 'Danganronpa: The Animation'
Here is a survival anime that’ll tickle your wits and make you chuckle. The show is Danganronpa: The Animation!
The action is tame (actually, there’s really none) but this series will certainly blow your mind! Danganronpa features a setting where the characters fight it out by using logic and thinking skills. Nonetheless, it’s still a survival show because the characters do get seriously hurt and even die if they make the wrong decisions.
So, with a school full of crazies and eerie cases, Danganronpa is your best bet if you’re looking for something that’s part of the survival genre but more on the mystery side.
5. 'No Game No Life'
Okay, so you might be wondering why No Game No Life is here on this list. I assure you that this is certainly a survival anime.
Granted, there is no blood, killing, or crime. It seems to really clash with the other entries here. But there’s something about this show that really warrants it to be placed here on this list. This series is all about games and competition.
This show is so good that it'll totally knock your socks off. It’s still about survival in its own way. You might just like (or even love) it far better than the others listed here.
Psycho-Pass tackles human nature and behaviour in a dark and eerie way. It does so with a shocking plot that’s full of action. The show is about the Psycho-Pass; a device that measures an individual's morals. With it, their real nature can be exposed.
The series raises questions on whether morality can be quantified and if people can be punished for crimes they have not yet committed. People fight back and use any means necessary to survive. The struggles against this system of law and order can turn into a battle of wits.
7. 'Shingeki no Kyojin' ('Attack on Titan')
As one of the ultimate shows about survival and action, Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) is a no-brainer for this list! I think everyone agrees that this is one of the best action anime out there! Those grisly titans and the impressive maneuver gears speak for themselves!
Shingeki no Kyojin is heavy on action and the plot is intense! The animation is also impressive with fluid movements and transitions.
This series is a must-watch. It is easily on par with Btooom! and surpasses most entries here.