BTOOOM! by Junya Inoue

Ryouta Sakamoto is one of the top-ranked players of BTOOOM!, an online battle game. But no amount of simulated warfare could have prepared him for what is to come… Ryouta wakes one evening to find himself dangling from a tree by a parachute with no recollection of how he got there. Before he can orient himself to his unfamiliar surroundings, Ryouta is attacked. As a barrage of explosives rain down on him, Ryouta realizes that he too has a pack of bombs…bombs that look very similar to the ones used in BTOOOM! Ryouta may have mastered the online game, but can he come out on top in this real-life game of survival?!
BTOOOM! Volume 1
by Junya InoueFebruary 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-23267-8 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 5″ x 7-1/2″| Mature

By all counts, Ryouta Sakamoto is a loser when he’s not holed up in his room, bombing things into oblivion in his favorite online action RPG. But his very own uneventful life is blown to pieces when he’s abducted and taken to an uninhabited island, where he soon learns the hard way that he’s being pitted against others just like him in a explosives-riddled death match! How could this be happening? Who’s putting them up to this? And why!? The name, not to mention the objective, of this very real survival game is eerily familiar to Ryouta, who has mastered its virtual counterpart—BTOOOM! Can Ryouta still come out on top when he’s playing for his life!?

BTOOOM! Volume 2
by Junya InoueMay 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-24534-0 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 5″ x 7.5″| Mature

On a mysterious deserted island, Ryouta Sakamoto, who has been thrust against his will into a vicious game of survival, manages to defeat his first enemy player. While struggling with the guilt of having murdered another person, he stumbles upon Kiyoshi Taira, an older man who fills in some of the blanks about their situation. Ryouta begins to harbor the suspicion that the company behind the virtual “BTOOOM!” world is also behind this very real bomber death-match. Intent on escape, Ryouta ventures into the heart of the island… But then, an even more formidable foe attacks!!

BTOOOM! Volume 3
by Junya InoueJuly 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-24535-7 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 5″ x 7.5″| Mature

Kidnapped and deposited on a mysterious island by unknown hands, Ryouta Sakamoto is forced to play for his life in an absurd survival game called “BTOOOM!” that mimics an online game with which Ryouta is expertly acquainted. Despite his initial misgivings about staying alive at the expense of other people, he manages to defeat enemy players who assault him, barely squeaking by with all his body parts intact and salaryman Kiyoshi Taira at his side. The pair heads to the heart of the deserted island to find a way out of this fresh hell, collecting chips along the way and trying to get to the bottom of the motivations behind the game. But when Ryouta finds himself face-to-face with a familiar schoolgirl who appears both well-endowed and well-equipped, will he end up both out of bombs and out of luck?

BTOOOM! Volume 4
by Junya InoueComing November 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-24536-4 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 5″ x 7.5″| Mature
BTOOOM! Volume 5
by Junya InoueComing February 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-316-24542-5 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 5″ x 7.5″| Mature
BTOOOM! Volume 6
by Junya InoueComing May 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-316-24543-2 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 5″ x 7.5″| Mature
BTOOOM! Volume 7
by Junya InoueComing July 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-316-24544-9 | $11.99 ($12.99) | 5″ x 7.5″| Mature