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Description
Toki Mishiba, Nobuto Nakajyo, and Kazuo Saitoh are hired to play the Biz Game, a game much like capture the flag, only with company secrets and insane amounts of money involved. At first they think it's a crazy but fun way to get some money, but as the game goes on, they hear stories about mysterious deaths on the news, and recognize the victims as members of the teams they've beaten in the game. When one of the losers of a game dies right in front of them, they realize what is really at stake - their very lives!

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ビズゲーマー

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6 by Rose Scanlations (316d ago)
c.The No Name's Summer by Emerald Eyes (2580d ago)
v.1 c.11 by Emerald Eyes (2939d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Discontinued)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (80 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 19th 2014, 11:32am PST

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Year
2001

Original Publisher
Ichijinsha (2006)
Square Enix (2001)

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic REX (Ichijinsha)
Stencil (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
TOKYOPOP (1 Volume - Complete / Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1128 increased(+153)
Monthly Pos #1933 increased(+812)
3 Month Pos #3312 increased(+1063)
6 Month Pos #5291 increased(+448)

List Stats
On 180 reading lists
On 192 wish lists
On 18 unfinished lists
On 89 custom lists

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10 but where is the 11, 12, etc...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mierten
July 15th, 2011, 5:54pm
This mangaka is known for having a series of guys going on an adventure. You read it for the road trip adventure not about getting to the destination. This may be a little more cut throat than usual. The only weakness is that this road trip ended on chapter 11 and I and other readers just ain't ready for the end of the ride.
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It's a shame this got cut short.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by FifteenVersts
February 5th, 2010, 9:11am
This needs to carry on. Minekura says she intends to retake it, but it's been 9+ years now; she's been sick and is working on other stuff. This is among her early works.
The basic is idea is sandbox-simple. Teams fight each other (physically, in various parts of Tokyo, eg a beer garden) for a datadisk at the behest of evil corporations in a sick 21stC gladiatorial game. Are the bosses just having fun, or is there another purpose to it?
I don't agree with the criticism that the plot "doesn't make sense". It's quite logical and straightforward, it's just that reasons and motivations haven't been revealed yet. Even if it's just that CEOs gamble on mercenaries for kicks, that would "make sense".
The genre is, er, cyberpunk I guess. Biz Gamer (which is what it should really be called) defies gender-targeting; the female author includes some shirtless pics of her attractive heroes, but this manga can be read as shounen.
The heroes are likable and have backstories waiting to be revealed more.
The art is good, but not *pretty*; it carries across the griminess of the urban environment appropriately. Also the Tokyopop (EngLic) edition seems a bit badly rendered to me. Despite this, the talent of Minekura shows; this is her older stuff, remember.
The worst aspect of BG is the dialogue, which is tedious and unconvincing. The heroes often brood on the situation they're stuck in or argue, while enemies just make vague threats; there are very few laughs and no original or genuinely interesting turns of phrase in the whole volume. But that's a criticism I often level at manga, so I suspect it's a translation issue.
So, in summary; promising story, promising characters, decent art, awful writing. In order to save this series, MK will need to get back to it and fully develop it. But with only one volume of mixed quality out, I can't recommend it yet either. Such a waste of potential!

... Last updated on February 5th, 2010, 9:20am
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Not the best Minekura work.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
October 15th, 2009, 7:30am
I think it would have been nice if this series could go on for at least up to 5 volumes or more so we know who started this weird game and what it's purpose was. Not enough entertainment. My favorite character was Toki, but it's not a manga I'd recommend to anyone.

... Last updated on January 27th, 2013, 4:44pm
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