Anime studio Madhouse (Hunter x Hunter, Ninja Scroll) recently confirmed plans to adapt Junya Inoue's video game inspired survival action manga Btooom! To promote this, an exhibit and Inoue autograph session has been planned for July at the Hirose Entertainment Yard in Akihabara, and a set of risque bath items are being offered for order.
From Baka-Updates' description of the eight-volume ongoing Comic Bunch manga series:
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?
Like newly announced Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, the series is being directed by a woman who worked on Chihayafuru and Aoi Bungaku. In this case, Btoom! director Kotono Watanabe was also a Puella Magi Madoka Magica episode director.
Kousuke Kuroda (Hellsing Ultimate, Highschool of the Dead) will be writing the show.
A new key visual for the anime has been revealed to promote the exhibit/autograph event:.
Timed for the new release of volume 8 of the manga, a waterproof bath poster and a double-sided bath towel are now being offered by the Shincho Shop.
The bath towel, which sells for 4,515 yen ($57):
The waterproof bath poster, which is selling for 1,890 yen ($23.75):
These are really the latest Btooom! goods featuring the character Himiko. Previous, sold out releases include:
"booty" serving plate
relationship diagram placemat
"really embarrassing" t-shirt