Monday, December 16, 2013

Manga Review: BTOOOM!, Vol. 4 Paperback

I've finished "BTOOOM Vol. 4" by Junya Inoue.

What happens when you cross the ultimate line?

Men and women, old and young, have been forced onto an island in the middle of nowhere and into a murderous game using small bombs called BIMs. Now accustomed to the gameplay of real-life "BTOOOM!", expert player Ryouta Sakamoto coolly and calmly disposes of opponents and giant lizards alike as he protects his allies and their rations. But in the lawless microcosm of the island, is it really such a smart idea to play by the rules? When a mysterious player confronts Ryouta with not a handful of bombs but the cruel blade of a knife, will he be able to think outside the video game box long enough to find a way to survive?

About the Author

Junya Inoue is the manga artist behind a number of horror series for young men, including survival drama "BTOOOM!" and horror mysteries "Otogi Matsuri" and "Youkai Hunter: Yami no Kyakujin."

Product Details
Series: BTOOOM!
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Yen Press (November 19, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316245364
ISBN-13: 978-0316245364

My Review:

While Ryouta Sakamoto is trying to save his friends he is confronted by a knife welding psychopath who attempts to kill him.  Ryouta tries to reason with him that they should all work together and figure out how to get off the island and how they got there and why?  The psycho refuses to work with Ryouta and attacks him again and Ryouta barely escapes.  The psycho manages to follow Ryouta and cuts the Kiyoshi Taira's fingers off and kidnaps Himiko.  He tortures Himiko with his knife and sharp tongue.  Ryouta manages to find them and attempts to rescue Himiko.

This is a very pretty graphic and violent manga so if you have a weak stomach this manga isn't for you.  Both the psycho and his partner are both sadistic and sick who love violence and torturing people.


Thanks Hachette Book Group Canada/Yen Press for sending me this manga to review, greatly appreciated!

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