View Full Version : Shounen Gamble Fish by Aoyama Hiromi & Yamane Kazutoshi

October 17, 2009, 05:12 PM
Gamble Fish (http://mangahelpers.com/m/gamble-fish)

Writer: AOYAMA Hiromi
Artist: YAMANE Kazutoshi

Published 13 volumes and growing in Shounen Champion

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The story is set at Shishidou, a school attended by rich and elite people. Tom 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, Tom 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 vampire-like looking dorm superintendent and main villain (for now) in the series, who has a sadistic personality and whose goal is to make Tom leave his school (or to get him killed).
As the story unfolds, more about Tom's past is revealed, leading to unpredictable turns of events.
It's basically about a gambler that wants to turn 100 yen into 10 billion yen by facing anyone at this school.

Sherlock Holmes
October 17, 2009, 05:18 PM
It's Liar Game for dummies. The games are nowhere as complicated, and the characters keep going on and on and on about how much gambling is evil and stuff.

You REALLY need to suspend your sense of disbelief to read this manga, but it's not bad at all.

That part with the finger and the chainsaw...Eh..Mr.Evil guy, people usually get fired for that you know?

It's Akagi meets Liar Game, for kids. That's how I would describe the manga. I like it, but it's nowhere near Liar Game, Death Note, and other psychological mangas.

October 17, 2009, 05:33 PM
Abidani is one sick guy. Taking students to his "Reflection Room" and whipping them, he his out of his mind. :lmao
I do like how all the antagonists beside Abidani are females. The magician Tsukiyono has been the best so far. Her fight with Shirasagi was impressive, I never thought he would actually lose the finger but he proved me wrong. It just shows that he will do anything to win. She then falls in love with him but we all saw that coming.
Liar Game is indeed a higher thought level on this manga but I need something to read while I wait for scans.