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Life Is Money  
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Description
Ten contestants agree to put their life on the line to have a chance of winning 50,000,000 yen. To win, they must survive 10 days inside the prison...

-Tenji

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ライフ・イス・マネー
夢魘遊戲Life Is Money

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Latest Release(s)
c.15 (end) by ShedgeScans (658d ago)
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c.12v2-13 by ShedgeScans (720d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (201 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.51 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 7th 2013, 12:14am PST

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Year
2011

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Serialized In (magazine)
Gangan Online (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #996 increased(+280)
Monthly Pos #1836 increased(+573)
3 Month Pos #3395 increased(+361)
6 Month Pos #3997 increased(+261)

List Stats
On 549 reading lists
On 300 wish lists
On 30 unfinished lists
On 128 custom lists

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It takes a while...but eventually I liked it   
Rating: N/A
by dedude
May 12th, 2012, 10:39am
The previous reviews say the mangaka didn't set the stage well in terms of tension and suspense. I agree, in the beginning the manga was a bit lacking in that area and the story centered on a positive, happy main character. But that's like only the first 5 chapters. I'm up to chapter 10 and very rarely does a manga make my heart beat as fast as this one. At this point the main character has seen enough bullshit in the game to throw away his happy-go-lucky attitude and from then on the manga takes on a more dark and twisted atmosphere.

So yeah I like it. Don't give up on this manga just because it starts out weak.
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Had Great Potential.   
Rating: N/A
by KitsuneFX
March 31st, 2013, 10:00am
I don't know if it's with the translation or with the manga itself, but I the story quite confusing and turbulent. There were a lot of plot holes along the way. There were also parts that I think the author forgot to explain. For example, (I repeat, it may be due to bad translation) it wasn't explained well that drawing "Spirit" from the dice roll eliminates all the previous accumulated restraints. I had to find that out as the story went on. It was also not well-explained as to why Shirakogawa was not disqualified after stabbing the main character. I thought infrared cameras were installed. That part was majorly confusing.

The pacing of the story was also too hurried. The author didn't take the story slowly when he should have either to further explain some things or set up the mood. As what 1Love said, the author failed to build up the tension and effectively make an impact as any other psychological manga should.

... Last updated on March 31st, 2013, 10:10am
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All aboard for a roller coaster ride   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lee_sona
December 29th, 2012, 10:55am
After reading I must say that this manga continues with the emotional ups and downs through and through until the close of the story. The plot also keeps the reader guessing what will be next.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The manga concludes nicely with a definitive ending not to disappoint those who want a happy ending.


... Last updated on December 29th, 2012, 10:56am
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I Like It!!   
Rating: N/A
by oneswtgrl
March 17th, 2012, 4:34pm
It's funny to read, and I like wacky characters like these..makes it more interesting than reading same storylines like shoujo romance that are typical. Although, if this was to happen in real life, lol count me out, but give me the money!!
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Read till End to comment   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Great
December 9th, 2012, 11:01pm
Yeah, I just have to read it till the end before giving any comment.
Actually, this is the first comment for Manga that I give in the mangaupdates.com
Anyway, back to the manga itself, at the few first chapter, I even think this is a dark funny manga because of some of the wacky character. But going along near the end, this manga give me a roller coaster feeling. Going up, going down, circling around, etc.
And the most impact is the last two chapter really makes my heart beating faster and then even skip a few beat maybe. Thats because
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I want a happy ending and yet so afraid if its gonna get bad or worse ending
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This manga doesn't seem to know what it wants to be.   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by 1love
December 14th, 2011, 10:44pm
I really wanted to give this a try because I'm a huge fan of the psychological genre. Unfortunately, this one might label itself as such, but doesn't even come anywhere close to it.

The basic idea here is similar to Incite Mill - lock a bunch of people somewhere, offer them money if they survive psychological assault. The ideas used here so far are extremely simple. Sometimes that is fine - the simple and ordinary can be the scariest, but this mangaka doesn't have the ability to take that simple idea and execute it in a way that makes impact. (For example, having your sight taken away in this atmosphere, in the middle of a bunch of strangers who might kill you for money, is terrifying. The mangaka doesn't even try to set up that terror - she glosses over it and moves on to "happier" things.) There's no tension here, nothing that could inspire the reader to actually feel the terror of seeing humanity's uglier side.

Because of that, I say that Life is Money doesn't really seem to know what it wants to be. The drama/suspense isn't there; the horror/grotesque isn't there; the satire isn't there either. There's only really been five chapters so far - not much room to see improvement, but I would still recommend fans of these genres to steer clear of this one. There are lots of better things to read.

... Last updated on December 14th, 2011, 10:46pm
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Horrible....just horrible.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Macchikins
December 9th, 2011, 12:48pm
It had potential, It really did, but things went downhill ever since they introduced the dice.

I stopped reading after

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The white-haired kid tries to kill the main character and heroine with death metal...Slipknot...I mean really? Is that the BEST the author could come up with?

It's just so stupid that I am at a loss for words.



... Last updated on December 9th, 2011, 12:49pm
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