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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...
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This manga explores human nature through a series of games. The best outcome of all the games is when everyone cooperates, but only if the players can overcome greed, fear, etc.
Despite the promising premise, the manga has quite a number of shortcomings. Each game takes a long time to explain, which slows down the pacing of the story. There's also a constant stream of new characters (players), so there's no room for any character development.
In order to make up for that, the author uses exaggerated reactions by the characters to create a sense of tension, which makes everything seem unrealistic and somewhat silly.
Overall, the series feels unpolished in that it doesn't live up to the premise's potential. As it is, this manga is decent casual readers, but it doesn't really stand out and capture your interest.
... Last updated on November 14th, 2009, 5:16pm
i have put it as "unfinished" after chap 18... i liked it up until this point but... in this chapn she truly demonstrates her lack of intelligence and it truly irritates me.. i cant stand reading it any more.. i see her decision as only a ploy to lengthen the series.
Unique plot and very good story. It's in the same category as those "solve the problem" manga (detective ect). It's fun to read something new for once. You also immediately get into the manga without a slow start.
Edit: Omg, read chapter 18 and understand why the protagonist is the stupidest f*ck in the world... -.-
Edit2: It's fun again at least. But i'm sure she'll demonstrate her complete lack of IQ after this round too.
... Last updated on July 14th, 2008, 11:40am
I like it~
I've read up to chapter 16 of Liar Game, and I find it really interesting. I think it's not a manga that everyone could read, however, because there's a lot of calculation and such. Still, if you are like me and prefer that type of manga, i really recommend this. The whole 'battle of wits' thing is somewhat reminiscent of Death Note, I find, and Death Note has become insanely popular. Also, the art's really great, and it's rather unique seeing as the main character is rather naiive and is in no way the mastermind of the story.
This Manga called Liar Game is utterly ridiculous, predictable and intellectually not challenging at all. The premise might mave sounded fairly promising, however, the plot doesn't show any battle of wits. Furthermore, the main character doesn't possess a highly developed intellect and is inept to do anything. Not recommended, unless you like cheap "plot twists".
... Last updated on June 29th, 2008, 8:47am
Mmm its good. I've watched the drama, and loved it, and started reading the manga, and hope its just as good or even better. Its the the same as far as I've read. <3 I love the way everything plays out. I like the characters too, even though they don't fit the genre too well, I like how its different.
Its intersting, however, as many have stated the main character has got to be the STUPIDEST ONE IN EXISTENCE! She is worse then shojo girls, which I must say, is saying something. Shes so aggravating. Because of her, it gets a 6, even though the story is fairly original and interesting.
... Last updated on November 6th, 2008, 9:29pm
i cant stop reading xD
i'm seriously loving this book!when i first watched the jdrama i was like "OMG this is so interesting!!" but some part was hard to understand :/ but when i'm reading the manga it's alot EASIER and i think i'm addicted to it O.o!! okay the drawing isn't good :/// but later on it'll be better x]
it's realy good
it's sooo good! i bought it in chinese 4 volumes ^^: now i can't stop... XD
wow... i only read one chapter.. and i believe i'm hooked.. i watch the jdrama too... and it's nice how the drama stuck close to the manga's story =] but i still wanna chk out the manga and i'm glad i did!! the art may not be stunning but the story sure is something to check out =)