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Di[e]ce (Manga)

Di[e]ce

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: di(e)ce, Diece
Japanese: di[e]ce -ダイス-

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: 2007 to Sep 28, 2010
Authors: Saki, Otoh (Story), Yamamoto, Kana (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic ZERO-SUM

Statistics

Score: 7.581 (scored by 1239 users)
Ranked: #31522
Popularity: #1105
Members: 3,985
Favorites: 65
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Synopsis

Naruse Kazuki and Koutake Haruki are on the advanced track of Seitoukou Academy.Though they are not connected by blood, these two whose faces are so similar coincidentally have their 16th birthdays on November 11th. However, on that fateful anniversary, the cogs of fate have begun to turn. A game involving both their destinies has now begun!

(Source: Entropy)


Characters

 Haruki
Koutake, Haruki
Main
 Kazuki
Naruse, Kazuki
Main
 Ruka
Ruka
Supporting
 Naoto
Kanzaki, Naoto
Supporting
 Sion
Saiguuji, Sion
Supporting
 Yuki
Shirakawa, Yuki
Supporting


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Both are about school kids who are thrust into a kill-or-be-killed game. Have similar art style.
Two inseparable friends. One school. No escape, except you beat the game. Two fates are sealed.

This is a short description of the beginning of Kami-sama no Iutoori Ni and di[e]ce. Even I wouldn't be able to tell which one was meant exactly if I wasn't the author of this.
I couldn't help but notice that the protagonists of these manga are good-looking and
have some similarities in behaviour.

Kami-sama no Iutoori Ni is something for hardcore survival fans. If you liked di[e]ce, you won't regret reading Kami-sama.
In both manga friends fight against each other and want to save the other one. Both has the same feeling in the story: people die and the main characters try to survive. Both has beautiful character designs.
Both manga centers on a fighting game that is based on Chess. The main protagonist and antagonist has a relation to each other. Their teammates are also seen as chess pieces that help the main characters through out the game.
These works contain sharp art and lots of action and senseless school violence. While Kazuki revels in the violence as if it were a game, Aritsune is noticeably smarter and acts mainly out of duty. Each boy shares a bond with a close friend that acts as their more mature counterpart.
The only similarities you will find are: 1) They are written by the same author, Saki Otoh. 2) It is chock-full of pretty boys. 3) It is action-packed. The setting and characters, however, have a very large gap between them. Unlike "Switch" which is based on the real Matori in Japan, "di[e]ce" points more towards the fantastic horror/mystery genre. People may draw similarities between Kai and Kazuki, and Hal and Haruki, but their personalities and interaction with one another are far different. In "di[e]ce," the main character Kazuki gets caught in a life-threatening game in which he must fight the best friend he loves, Haruki, to win. Although they have grown up together as best friends, their relationship is immediately ripped apart on their 16th birthday, plunging into a game filled with generous heapings of blood, violence, and angst, that continues on to the second volume. Fortunately, Kazuki provides little smatterings of comedy throughout before anyone ever tires of that. As a person who has read the two manga volumes of "di[e]ce" as well as the twelve volumes of "Switch" that have been published at the time I am writing this recommendation (not to mention that I am a loyal Naked Ape/Acute Girls fan), I don't think many people who try either series will be disappointed. Each of them may be an acquired taste, but "Switch" is already unarguably great with its art, plot twists, and characterization, and "di[e]ce" has the potential to be great, which is why I would like you to try both. The art for "di[e]ce" is drawn by Kana Yamamoto, who I'm personally not familiar with, so you'll have to excuse me for not providing other examples of her work. All I can say is that it is very pretty (in an almost conventional sort of way; while the art is very clean, I can't say that it stands out), and does an excellent job of conveying both motion and emotion. The art for "Switch" is drawn by Tomomi Nakamura, who draws in a unique style that is easily recognizable and seems to improve with every volume.

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