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#1 Mar 12 2009 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Liar Game desperately wants to be the new Death Note, with a little Kaiji thrown in. It has a strong enough hook: people are selected to be players in the Liar Game where they can win and lose great amounts of money. The Liar game is about using your wits, understanding rules and scope, and well... lying. The female lead is a normal school girl who is unwilling made a player in this liar game. Her problem being that she is simply too trusting. She is easily and instantly tricked at the start of the first round, and her only hope is the recently released convict who pulled off a scam on an MLM company.

Liar Game is an easy read, and enjoyable if you like plot focused stories, but it is nothing dazzling. If you're bored with time to spare then I'd recommend it.
#2 Apr 10 2009 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I'm up to Chapter 62, and it seems to have improved a lot. The twists are less predictable, though still about the same as far as believability. I now actually look forward to each new chapter release.
#3 Nov 16 2009 at 8:07 AM Rating: Good
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Major bump (had to go back four pages to see if we had a topic on this).

I'm reading the manga myself, and am currently at chapter 46. There have been a few arcs so far, divided into different rounds.

Round 1: The initial round is when the main character, Nao, gets invited to the liar game and taken advantage of. She meets a former con named Akiyama, fresh out of prison, who agrees to help her.
Round 2: The second round of the Liar Game gets more intense, with a lot more people involved. A bunch of the characters here are reused in the next rounds. Akiyama takes over as a representative for another player, allowing him to continue helping Nao.
Revival Round: The losers of the second round have a chance to get back in the game in order to get the chance to get out from under their outrageous debts. All the winners of this round go on to the third round.
Round 3: A (main?) villain is introduced. I enjoy this round the most so far. It is more complex, and honestly seems like it would make an awesome reality TV show.

I'd recommend reading it. It is a lot like Death Note in that it's a psychological thriller, but with less violence and death. It's pretty entertaining. I can't help but think that Akiyama will eventually betray his "friends," but I also can't help but root for him.
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#4 Nov 16 2009 at 9:05 AM Rating: Good
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The saddest thing I think is that you only had to go back 4 pages for a thread made in April. =/
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#5 Nov 16 2009 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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If you're into that whole death note, liar game, and to a lesser extent code geass mind game madness, then try Lost Brain. Similar to the others you got a bored super genius with plans of more or less global domination, except he does it with hypnosis. It's not especially good so far, but it's tolerable. I feel what's largely lacking are rules governing how hypnosis can be used there are some but very few at the moment. Only 12 chapters though, so plenty of time to get better.
#6 Nov 16 2009 at 2:42 PM Rating: Good
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Allegory wrote:
If you're into that whole death note, liar game, and to a lesser extent code geass mind game madness, then try Lost Brain. Similar to the others you got a bored super genius with plans of more or less global domination, except he does it with hypnosis. It's not especially good so far, but it's tolerable. I feel what's largely lacking are rules governing how hypnosis can be used there are some but very few at the moment. Only 12 chapters though, so plenty of time to get better.


Still working on Liar Game; only up to chapter 71 now (91 available on onemanga right now). I'm liking this, although the gambling games are kinda lost on me, as I don't gamble.
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#7 May 18 2010 at 11:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Well if you've been falling behind on Liar Game now is a great time to catch up. Onemanga found a new translator who has a bulk of 25 new chapters up, all the way to 128.
#8 May 19 2010 at 8:55 AM Rating: Good
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Just saw that the other day, it was like "Liar Game 112-125." What!? Nice!

Unfortunately, psychological dramas kinda suck with big breaks between chapters. Can't keep up the suspense, have to remind yourself what's going on.

In a similar vein to Liar Game, Gamble Fish is a lot of fun to read (more about gambling than psychology, though). Unfortunately it too is ongoing.
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