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Gamble Fish  
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The story is set at Shishidou, a school attended by rich and elite people. Tomu Shirasagi, a gambler, is a mysterious new transfer student who has come from a public school (instead of a prestigious private one) and faces the elitist environment. There, he declares a challenge toward any student and claims he will bring to the ruin the whole school through a series of gambling matches. Nobody knows why he has come to that school or what the real motivations behind his actions are.
During any match, Tomu shows off all of his unique coolness and ability.
He employs a wide range of tricks, both psychological and physical, to ensure his victory. In any game, you will constantly ask how he's planning to win, why he's really doing certain things, and what's really going on. At the end of the matches, the tricks are revealed, and they all work in real life, even if they do require one to be highly skilled or lucky in order to perform them.
The story centers around the various matches he undertakes and the interactions between the various characters, like Mika Shishidou, the beautiful granddaughter of the school headmaster, who is highly intelligent but contemptuous and superb, or Abidani, the vampiric looking dorm superintendent and main villain (for now) in the series, who has a sadistic personality and whose goal is to make Tomu leave his school (or to get him killed).
As the story unfolds, more about Tomu's past is revealed, leading to unpredictable turns of events.


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v.19 c.168 (end) by Uncharted Scanlations over 2 years ago
v.19 c.165-167 by Uncharted Scanlations over 2 years ago
v.19 c.163-164 by Uncharted Scanlations over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (473 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 13th 2018, 7:37am PST



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Shuukan Shounen Champion (Akita Shoten)

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You're overthinking this one   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by CrimsonRuby
November 4th, 2009, 7:04pm
Crenshinibon, I think your disappointments are unwarranted in that you were looking for something in this manga that wasn't there. It's a shounen manga about gambling. Are you expecting some hard psychology or something? Were you expecting something smarter, like Monster or Pluto!?

For what it is, it is very enjoyable. The main character's mind and social tricks are all very interesting to watch as the manga unveils them. It's like a detective manga but the mystery in this manga is how is he going to beat his next opponent. I thought the part in the story with the rail tracks was very interesting and amusing to read.

And the characters aren't very fleshed out yet, not much is even known about the main character and his opponents haven't been all cookie cutters.

So if you've read this far, this manga is a go. A very enjoyable and light read.

... Last updated on November 4th, 2009, 7:10pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mangalover209
September 14th, 2009, 9:31pm
This manga is actually pretty good. I think it is also very original, cause I can't recall another manga telling a story of a kid who is a gambling master and everything he does is calculated to perfection even when he is losing.... Anyway, at first I was reluctant to pick it up but then from just the first 2 chapters I got hooked. I just hope that they guys that scanlate it doesn't drop it halfway cause it's really good
If you in the need of something smart, you should probably give this a shot
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Kinda Crazy   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by McCasper
November 13th, 2011, 2:57am
In the beginning I thought this was a nifty little series with some cool mental puzzles to solve. However, after each gamble the series gets crazier and crazier until you have no idea what to make of the whole thing and stare at it in disbelief. Just to give you an idea, by the third major gamble there's a man dressed up like satan/count dracula getting ready to saw off the main character's finger with a freaking chainsaw. I don't know whether the series is better or worse because of this insanity, but it is certainly standing out from other similar series. For what it's worth though, I still enjoy the mental puzzles.
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Was an interesting read   
Rating: N/A
by cduong1
December 4th, 2016, 2:01am
To say the least this was an interesting read. The ending didn't feel very well done. But throughout the games kept my attention. Thought at the end, that guy appearing on the second the last page confused me. Seems it was like open ended like a cliff hanger for a sequel.
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Retarded Logic   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
February 12th, 2014, 11:05pm
I hate how this series tries to make the character insanely smart when it comes to gambling.... It just doesn't work out because the author cannot come up with adequate explanations that actually logically follow the situation.

Everything is totally exaggerated past hilarity, to the point of making me dizzy. I don't know, but Liar Game is more grounded in reality.
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the other medaka box?   
Rating: N/A
by whitespade
November 28th, 2011, 7:43pm
you know it started out great, but then BAM it goes wahooni shaped. i hope all these craziness can be properly explained because there's so much suspension of disbelief and the littlest one is F cup on 15 year old girls.

im gonna put this on hold at 43ch, im gonna try again when it got completed

... Last updated on October 16th, 2012, 9:55am
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Annoying manga   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by kiriee
May 16th, 2016, 6:19am
The first part is kinda good, you know gambling but using trickery to get out of tricky part, with the MC trying to explain the impossible and then poof it all gone, he stop caring all the occult and giving in to all the occult and magic.

Also this manga have one of the worst ending of all time, with one of the villain killing so many and later they find out he/she was philanthropist and then suddenly they are not angry anymore. I would recommend you to avoid this manga, the 1st part was not all that good, and the ending was really bad, that it will leave bad taste in your mouth.
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by se7a
January 30th, 2012, 7:37pm
Lol... It was ok in the beginning but things got waaay out of reality after the first gambles. Now it's just exaggerated, impossible situations and retarded explanations. Definitely, it tries to be smarter than what it is. Maybe I'm getting too old for manga?
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Rating: N/A
by [A]classfashionbunny
August 12th, 2015, 1:07pm
A part of the story that perfectly displays how ridiculous this manga is:

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Two teens from a rich kids' school have a gambling match overseen by a teacher, with the student body as audience, where loser will have 1200 degrees hot, burning coal dropped on their head.

I can't be the only one thinking that, even on manga standards, what the fuck.

The series takes itself too seriously. It would probably be a great series if it was a bit less serious and a bit more comedy-oriented. The author has done some great work on what seems to be the main villain, and although the mc and those around him are quite plain, the series has a whole bunch of good and interesting details. Too much sex factor though; I'm a guy, so I don't actually MIND the nudity that much, as long as it's somehow situationally logical and not just completely random, added only to get more teenage boys to read it. In this manga the latter type is strong.

That said, I'm still at around chapter 50-60, will have to see how the story progresses, and in case there's some improvement I may end up changing my opinion on this series.

... Last updated on August 12th, 2015, 1:09pm
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"Psychological" and "strategical minds" for idiots only   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by L3zl13
May 28th, 2010, 7:03am
It's very lame when a writer want's to show off how genial a strategist a person is, but his "genial" strategy is full of holes and logical errors or inconsistencies so it would be very hard to agree with him/her.
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