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Without seeing a lot of financial data that isn't necessarily released to the public, it is impossible to say when or how Liar Game uses up all of its slack, but if Liar Game continues to go on breaks, it will eventually not come back.
I suppose we should probably get back to discussing the actual series. I made a list of the probable card sets to hit the market, but I'm not sure this is the thread to post it in and it would feel weird to have multiple discussion threads at once, so I'll just hold onto it.
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An update on Liar Game's status from TDX:
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Another update on Liar Game's status from TDX:
So, despite a year long hiatus, the author had only planned halfway through the revival game? I guess that would explain why this is by far the worst "Liar Game" in the series as the lying and psychological games ended about 30 seconds into the game (ok, technically about 15 minutes in, but that is besides the point) and are not going to revive without stupid play. (But when people who have survived at least 3 games and as many as 6 are shown to fall for basic slight of hand, the author has shown he does not care about how absurd the characters look when it comes to furthering the plot)Quote:
Also, I think the new movie probably ate up some more time than was expected.
But I hope new chapters start rolling again soon!
Of course, in his plan, Kaitani Shinobu might have failed to mention that he was going to destroy the potential for tension by having neither of the main characters have a vested interest beyond 30 seconds into the game. Unless they are breezed through, 5 rounds of bidding on discarded cards is going to be brutally boring. Players not associated with Harimoto could attempt to maximize their hands so as to possibly knock out a few players aligned with Harimoto, but as neither Nao or Akiyama have any major stake in that, it would not be that interesting. (Nor would the players go for it as neither Nao nor Akiyama would be risking anything. Nao's greatest strength has been her willingness to sacrifice herself to save others)
I don't think collecting data means a whole lot, it's a pretty standard excuse for artists to take time off.
Whatever's happening I hope it won't be too long.
I know I've been pounding the doom and gloom drum hard, but it disgusts me to see an author destroy what was a pretty good series with a lot of potential because he feels like being lazy and unimaginative. If he cares so little, why did he bring it back at all?
There's obviously something we don't know here, but I think reading that much in to a basic PR statement is a little melodramatic.
I don't really agree that he's destroying the series, so I can't say much about that.
-Is not believable. No one who won the first game would fall for Akiyama's "spirit" trick, much less someone who had survived so long.
-Lacks a psychological element. There is strategy, yes, but if not for Nao's work together plan, the whole game would have logically gone by without any lying or manipulation. No one who has survived so long into the game would logically discard below a full set of cards as there is absolutely zero to gain
-Lacks any sort of drama for Nao or Akiyama. The Nao/Akiyama tension would never work because he has acted without her knowing the motivation before and things have always worked out. I know she has grown as a person, but it would be beyond retarded for that to suddenly mean she stops trusting the actions of someone with who she has successfully worked 6 games.
Add back in the uncertainty over commitment to the series and I don't know how else to describe what is going on.
I'm just hoping this arc ends soon as I see no viable means by which to "revive" it.
---------- Post added May 28, 2012 at 01:50 PM ---------- Previous post was May 11, 2012 at 04:07 PM ----------
Just for reference:
Liar Game was last published in Young Jump #17.
Our last official word on the hiatus was May 9th. (So far as I know.)
This week's magazine is #27.
Mangaka have a really high status in Japan I think, considering the popularity of his series over seas as well, I think he enjoys a lot of freedom from the magazine, publisher ect., though we may not like it, but it really is weird to cut of right in the middle of the arc like that. :/
Well, I read Hunter x Hunter, aka Hiatus x Hiatus, so LG continued hiatuses stopped bothering me. I'd think that now that he has a chance, Kaitani wants to make a backlog as big as possible before continuing the serialization. And he probably has to wait for a slot in the magazine to open up first anyway.
1) If the company knew that the hiatus was going to be an extended one, they would have almost certainly done a better job conveying that.
2) Forcing Liar Game to wait for another series to end/be cancelled could artificially extend the hiatus for months because those events are not a monthly occurrence and they likely want the series back as soon as possible.
So, any update regarding Liar Game's resume?
he had a meeting for Liar Game yesterday.
I swear to god 90% of his tweets are in regard to his calorie intake. Tracking that is all well and good if you are on a diet as it allows you to know exactly how much you are eating, but my god, why does he think anyone cares? It's crap like that over which people mocked social media a decade ago.