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Liar Game  
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Description
The card reads as follows:
Congratulations! You are one of the 1 in 100,000 people who has been entered in the amazing LIAR GAME TOURNAMENT!

Along with the postcard there is 100 million yen in notes. That's the beginning of the Liar Game. When the game ends, in 30 days, you will have to return your 100 million. If your opponent steals them, he can keep them as a prize, and you will have a debt of 100 million...

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
ライアーゲーム
เกมหลอกคนลวง

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Latest Release(s)
c.172 by TDX (3d ago)
c.171 by TDX (15d ago)
c.170 by TDX (21d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Forum
10 topics, 71 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1006 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 27th 2014, 12:12pm PST

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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #357 decreased(-25)
Monthly Pos #82 increased(+26)
3 Month Pos #173 increased(+71)
6 Month Pos #257 increased(+107)

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On 3905 reading lists
On 1351 wish lists
On 165 unfinished lists
On 411 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Liar Game Enters Final Arc 19 days, 21 hours, 9 minutes ago
Liar Game Goes on Hiatus Before New Arc 295 days, 3 hours, 11 minutes ago
Does anyone knows what happened to Liar Game 300 days, 20 hours, 9 minutes ago
Ch. 169 424 days, 23 hours, 37 minutes ago
Liar Game Gets 2nd Live-Action Film Next March 762 days, 22 hours, 53 minutes ago

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A very good manga   
Rating: N/A
by Tanniaotaku
September 27th, 2011, 7:22pm
Despite some harsh critic it recieves I could easily say that by far this is one of the best mangas and not to mention underated iv'e read. The plot is quite intresting and diffrent from many other seinin manga. It keeps you at the edge of your seat without there having to be obvious phisical action.

As for the characters I think they are intresting because they are a clear example of how greedy and untrustworthy people can become in a dificult situation or for ambition alone and you can see a lot of character growth between the main characters.

As for Nao I dont think shes annoying at all shes very kind and innocent and overall a great character (who gradually begins to grow a backbone during the series) so excuse her for not being the cliche tsundere.
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Really Amazing...!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ishivani10
September 21st, 2011, 3:29am
I actually ignored this manga in the beginning without giving it a second thought because it wasn't listed under the romance genre. I started reading this only after I saw what people started saying about Liar Game on Million Girl's forum.
The art suits the plot line even though it isn't my first choice. The game is interesting and makes you wanna read more. But the bad part of Liar game is how the author made the females less reliable and acted as if we don't have potential as much as guys. The female is more of a dependable person and sometimes pisses me off but shes got potential. That was kinda intimidating. Anyways the depth of the rounds shows how much effort and thought the author must've put into it. Too bad it's on hiatus. It's a definite read, I totally recommend this one!
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addicting   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 11th, 2011, 8:34am
this series is one of those manga that i cant help but want to spread about its existence to everyone i know. tell you the truth the characters are boring to me, nanao make me want to punch someone. but 'the game' itself is so simple yet so intricate in the way to win it, and the way people use psychological tricks to get their hand in the pot make this a very satisfying manga. the only reason i dont give 10 is because i never give full marks in anything.

i'll put this in completed cos i think the mangaka will never pick it up...but who knows, hunterxhunter got picked back up.

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YEAH it got pick backed up!!!!! damn, i'm so happy i can burst. me thinking if hxh and liar game got taken back...maybe there is god after all?

... Last updated on November 28th, 2011, 3:33pm
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Can't wait for more   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by carlemb
June 16th, 2011, 4:15am
Started reading because I thought it had an interesting premise and I absolutely loved it.

It's a series where you have to concentrate a bit to understand what's going on and how all the various scams work but it's the puzzles that make the series so interesting in the first place. It's quite amazing to see how at first glance a quite simple setup can evolve into a complicated and engrossing battle of wits. The last arc especially was amazing, never have I found a game of musical chairs so interesting biggrin (Can kinda understand why it's on hiatus though, it must take a while to think all that stuff up...though I'd love it if he/she'd come back to it soon!)

I especially like the development of Nao's character as she starts of as quite naive and not really clued in, but later while still quite innocent she gets a little more canny and starts coming up with some good strategies of her own.

The artwork is a bit weird at times but fits the tone of the series.

Overall I highly recommend this for anyone who's tired of reading generically brainless stuff and up for something a bit more unique and stimulating biggrin
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Awesome Manga but not a convincing start   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Handschuh
February 12th, 2011, 4:02am
As a fan of strategic I think this is the one of the most awesome manga I've read. It's not just superficial strategie in which the reader is just deceived in order to make it seem "smart".

The only problem is - at which probably the most gave up on reading the manga - that the female protagonist takes a while (about ... I'm not sure probably 30 chapters) until she gains real confidence and isn't just controlled by her emotions. In the first chapters I was also temped to put the Manga away, because the protagonist seemed so clueless that it hurts (and I want to punch her more then cheering her on..because another guy had to save her the whole time..).. but nevermind that, the manga is great smile

... Last updated on February 12th, 2011, 4:04am
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Very good   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by calstine
November 3rd, 2010, 1:35pm
This is an interesting and well-thought-out manga. The premise of the Game might seem slightly unrealistic, but I believe that there are many such illegal events taking place in the underworld of today.

The manner in which the mangaka explores different types of people and their reactions to dangerous situations is extremely intellligent; and each game is carefully and meticulously constructed so as to enable Kaitani Shinobu to show us different aspects of a person's mentality. Also, contrary to what many comments state, I find the behavioural patterns of the characters to be very believable under the circumstances in which they find themselves.

The protagonist, Nao, is by no means 'stupid' or 'ridiculous'. Yes, she is naive and (apparently) unintelligent; but as the story progresses she is exposed to various other players and comes to know of their ulterior motives. Thus, we see her gradually evolving into a person who firmly retains her original personality while developing an infallible spirit and a strong personal philosophy.
Akiyama is a brilliant, calculating man, but his imperfections come to light more and more frequently as the story progresses - and Nao becomes as important an asset to his victory as he is to her continued survival in the game.

The art is not beautiful, but it matches the dark psychological aspect in a way that a more stereotypical style never could.

Therefore, I can safely say that Liar Game is a manga well worth all the time and effort put into reading it.

... Last updated on January 25th, 2011, 3:25am
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Pretty awesome   
Rating: N/A
by strawberriez880
September 17th, 2010, 7:51am
I think this manga is really smart. Each game has their unique points that grab my attention (I've only read up to the end of Round 3 so far). The manga is mainly psychological and relies greatly on intelligence. I find myself comparing Liar Game to Death Note, and to be honest, I think it is almost as clever as Death note, which is saying something.
One thing I don't like about it is the main character, Nao. Like many people say, she is utterly stupid and unrealistically honest most of the time, which is infuriating as hell. And the fact that she cannot survive in one round without Akiyama just pisses me off to no end. Akiyama is a credible character, but he has a dull personality and a stereotypical look which makes him very forgettable. Other characters in the story usually have below average intelligence or just plain moronic.
Anyway, despite those, I enjoy reading Liar Game. The cleverness of the puzzles is the only thing that keeps me reading.
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Mind Boggling   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by Zina
August 11th, 2010, 10:48pm
First of all, if you are one who reads manga mostly for the art, this is probably not for you. The art is very American compared to others. Nonetheless, the artist is very thorough, with backgrounds to nearly every frame, and easily distinguished characters.

Most importantly, the main reason to read this manga is to observe how the characters approach seemingly impossible puzzles and solve them. Each and every solution is proven mathematically or psychologically. It is very entertaining and interesting to read these solutions. (which the opposition creates solutions for, which in turn, makes the main characters make solutions for, etc etc.) The only problem I have with this aspect of the manga, is that one or more characters describe every solution as "foolproof" despite the fact that most solutions are countered just a few pages later by the opposing team.

The plot is very slow moving if you are paying attention to the entire picture of winning the entire Liar Game. Despite being so many chapters along, I still only feel like we are just scraping the surface of this Liar Game.

Each plot arc does flow quite nicely. Despite what other reviewers have said, I did not find the plot at all predictable. I could/can never tell when a character was/is acting or not, and for whom. It is easily distinguishable where the climax of each is. Some arcs seam to carry on forever. You have to be a very active reader to follow exactly what is happening and when it is happening.

The characters are all pretty well rounded. Nao (the female lead), is consistent yet unpredictable, and the mangaka succeeds in keeping her in character despite situations which it would be so tempting just to make her go super bad*ss.

The male lead is incomparable to Light from Death Note. Many have made the comparison, but neither the male lead in Liar Game or Light from Death Note would succeed if their roles were switched with each other's. I don't want to go to far into that though...

In total, I totally recommend this to anybody who is looking for something that will make them think, and isn't looking for too much art-wise. biggrin
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I'm just going to add...   
Rating: N/A
by haine22
July 16th, 2010, 12:41pm
I really like this manga, it surpasses death note (try it!)
I like the main girl, not only 'cuz she's cute but she's kind of purer than everyone else... she's not as smart as everyone else apparently but she's nice and I guess that's what matters.
Akiyama is awesome.

w8, i just read some one else's comment that I really liked:
"Nao is the biggest mystery [...] it's anyone's guess what she's actually thinking"
that's so true. srry, can't remember who posted it but it's on another site

... Last updated on July 16th, 2010, 1:23pm
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So-so   
Rating: N/A
by xiguo
December 13th, 2009, 2:00am
The plot was original enough to captivate me through the first volume, but I stopped reading around 3 volumes or so for these reasons:

-Plot is predictable, if you keep in mind that everyone is untrustworthy. The author tries to be clever, but every "reveal" is so-and-so turned out to be a friend/enemy, which is easily predictable.

-All characters except the two main characters are shallowly represented. The author tries to create an illusion of psychological complexity (the main character even studied psychology in school), but it doesn't go beyond "everyone is greedy and untrustworthy in some way" (except the 2 main characters, who are unfaltering).

-Scenerios are repetitive, and it seems like the "Game" could go on and on (as long as the author wanted). This diminishes the suspense since you know the heroes are going to recover their money eventually, yet they could always be caught back into the game (repeating over and over).

-The girl main character is useless and makes one want to punch some sense into her. The male character is forgettable and nothing he does is really that clever (despite what the other characters' reactions will have you believe).

-The art is not very good, though this would not have stopped me from reading any manga. I didn't notice the lack in detail until other reviews here pointed it out.
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