Anyone else reading it? I love this manga.
It's beyond amazing.
For those who haven't here's a short summary.
Imagine Death Note, minus the psychopathic tendencies of the main character, and with con artists instead of shinigamis.
That's Liar Game.
Last edited by Josef K.; August 27, 2012 at 01:28 AM.
Except that Death Note was a suspense thriller about ridding the world of evil, and Liar Game is about fighting a seemingly evil and greedy organization with Game Theory. Just because two manga are both psychological and involve one genius trying to overthrow the establishment doesn't make the same. There's nothing about the two that is similar, except perhaps for the surface impression. Besides, Death Note never had anybody like Nao. I think that she's vastly under-appreciated, people tend to focus on Akiyama.
Also, Liar Game is a seinen. Would a moderator please move this?
Well, they are similar in that they are great psychological mangas(though Death Note is a bit worse, in my opinion)
Huh, it's a seinen? I didn't know that. Living and learning I guess.
I read it to the latest chapter.
And honestly, I don't get how people could say that Liar Game follows Death Note (My translator don't want to translate it because it's too much like DN he said <_<) the only same part is the psychological warfare and tricks. Though, I think Liar Game's plot too repetitive, like, first time they're beaten up, then they seems to be going to lose while in reality they already came up with some tricks (especially in the third round, the one where they're up against Yokoya)
There are not many famous psychological mangas, so people go with the closest thing to compare it with.
I am guilty of doing that as well.
I agree it's very formulaic. But it's like reading a murder mystery.
It's not about IF the detective is going to solve the crime. It's the how, and if YOU can solve it before he does.
I love this manga too, but the 2nd revival round arc is not really good, the best part was the explanations and my favourite arc by far was the one with yokoya, and nao is a really bad character, I never liked her, although I wonder how she is going to do against the western armies general.
When the scans of this were still in the 2nd round I decided to watch the live-action version of this. It ends early and changes a few things around, but is still pretty great. I think watching it made me appreciate Nao a bit more
After Death Note I thought another psychological manga would be hard to find then I found liar game. I couldn't stop reading it and spent hours trying to catch up. What amazes me about this manga is these rounds are filled with these brain teasers with twists and turns that i love. Liar game makes you think as you read and you can see if you have the brains to figure the rounds before it's revealed. Null puts out around two chapters every week right now from volume 8.
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Last edited by Akiyama; June 29, 2009 at 10:18 AM.
I couldn't bare the main character crying every chapter so I quit partway during the second game.
I personally love this manga somewhere in my top ten(and I consider it quite a bit better then DN).
Nao's characterization has actually been impressively well done and while I fully understand why people dislike her character she's certainly one of(if not) the most developed and dynamic. This is only helped by the fact that Akiyama is a great foil to her character.
Oh, Nao is the main character, that seems certain. Remember, Kaitani introduced the story with her, and Akiyama was originally recruited to help her. He is also a main character, but he's not the protagonist. Even the narration is done from Nao's perspective, a clear sign that Kaitani is writing this with her as the main character in mind.
Nao is getting less naive, if only a little. I've been liking her more since round three. I guess when everyone else are grifters, gamblers, hustlers, and con men/women/okama the only honest person in the room can look like a bit dumb. Her theory about the Liar Game being about honesty was dead on, that's when I started respecting the character.