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Story- (10)This story is something that I picked up on whim, not expecting too much, I was just looking for a long-running manga. However, thoughout the whole series the plot has exceeded my expectations. From the beginnning it has accelerated into a full blown complex story that has so much going on constantly you are absorbed in it completely.
Art- (6)This is the reason why 99% readers of the manga Liar Game almost drop it in the beginning. The art at the beginning is very ameteurish, they figures are unpropotional, the expressions are overplayed, and so on. The author also employes personal art habits to the characters (such as previously stated in other reviews, the habit of drawing eyelashes on the side of the eyes) Although, granted, as the story goes on the art work does improve by miles. Therefore, if you can overlook the beginning art, you can even say the art is fairly good.
Character- (10) Now some other Reviews say that they dislike the main character, Kanzaki Nao's personality. Hey personality, being naive and honest to the core, is a crucial plot point. This aspect of Nao is what drives Akiyama to help Nao in the first place, because she so much reminds him of his own Honest and naive mother. Also, Nao gradually grows stronger throughout the manga, she picks up on things even Akiyama doesn't, she begins to devise her own stategies, solely based on "cooperating togther to fight the Liar Game Offices" which would only be able to be enforced by a character with her specific personality. The other Main character, Akiyama Shin'nichi is what saved the reviewers from their 'irritation' with Nao. Akiyama is brilliant, always catching on to the slightest things, and biting back when all seems lost. He's a genius that saves his whole teams butts thorughout the whole series. Basically, he is one of the most fascinating characters I've ever come across, I'm spell bound, constantly wondering how he pulls through the most dire situations like it's nothing. Not only Akiyama, but the stronger Nao who becomes suprisingly sly through the series, is what earned my "character" a 10.
Enjoyment- (10) This is a manga you can finish in under a week, I read the published 152 chapters in 3 days, considering the fact they are only 18-20 pages long. But once you start this series, you are bound to be hooked on it, it just captures you and keeps you up all night late reading until dawn. and although I've read 100+ manga in the last year, by far Liar game is my all-time favorite. I highly reccomend this manga.
Therefore, my overall ratign is a 10. read more
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Personally I enjoyed this manga a lot! This manga has the cold stone-faced boy,Ryuji, and the girl that he shows his 'real' expressions to,Tsubasa, while still carrying out action and humor, it's very entertaining. If you're looking for a sappy romance between body guard and "master" then look elsewhere, This manga has alot of romance I admit but there are no really sappy scenes. Meanwhile, the fighting was interesting to read, although I don't normally like shounen manga, the fighting was intense and wasn't the whole story, so I enjoyed th ewhole story and really never got bored.
I normally aren't picky about "manga" art (for some reason I can't stand manhua), But Yoshiki Nakamura has a very unique way of drawing that I wasn't necessarily crazy about. However the backgrounds were very well drawn and so were cars and nonliving objects, but I couldn't get over how she drew people. Now, I'm not saying it is ugly, because by no means is that true, Ryuji is handsome and Tsubasa is pretty, but it still took a while for me to get used to the art.
This was a long manga therefore there was plenty of time for the characters to develope, and they did! The character development was amazing, I really felt like I knew the characters, and could understand their train of thoughts. The characters personalities stayed true through out the manga and there was no sudden bipolar times in any charcter(I am referring to Train's sudden personality change in the beginnign of Black cat when he joid that man and little girl(sorry haven't seen that anime in like a year... so), that baffled me) The characters were lovable, and very well done.
I thouroughly enjoyed this manga, and read it in a period of technically three days. I read 84 chapters in two days, then I took a break of about a week then read the rest. It was very cute, but you must follow the plotline and pay attention to whas going on, names, and faces or you will have no idea whats happening.
I really enjoyed this manga and it was extrememly adorable, so overall, 9. read more