Liar Game: Game about Trust

Manga Title: Liar Game

Author / Artist: Kaitani Shinobu

Released: 2005

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen

The main character is Nao Kanzaki and Akiyama Shinichi. Nao Kanzaki firstly was just a ‘foolishly honest’ girl, but at the time goes by she follow the game, she’s getting stronger. Akiyama Shinichi was an ex-convict, but he appeared to be a brilliant university graduated in psychology. Those two always make the readers surprised by their action. Their enemies are also getting tricked sometimes by their action. But they aren’t always win. There are also time they have to feel defeated. This manga hasn’t been completed yet. The new chapters are keeping on released, so there are always surprising things awaited the readers.

I’m hooked up with this manga since I read the first chapter. It starts with manga, and then the drama is following. It’s kind of serious manga but amusing in some ways. The psychological aura let the readers also think about how to solve the game. The author keeps making the readers envious of what will the main characters do. The characters always making the surprising acts and make the game goes unpredictable. One of the manga genre is seinen, that means targeting readers 18 to 30 years old, often involving male heroes, themes of honor, and slapstick humor.

The games in Liar Game are coming one after another, and somehow it push the losing player to keep on playing it or they will be in debt. But there are also people who have won the game but they still keep on playing just because of their pride. This manga make me learn about people true nature. Liar Game is actually game about lying. At the start of the game, the players have a very intense feeling because no one in the game are worth to be trust. But, as the time goes by, with the agreement they make and cooperation, some people are learning to trust the other player and trying to be freed from the game without debt together. I don’t know how they will do that because the game rules are ridiculous, but the bond of trust that grows between them are somehow in contrast with the essential of the game. That’s why I choose this title of my post: Liar Game isn’t a game about lying, it’s a game about growing trust in people.


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