Living Game
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Living Game

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Japanese: りびんぐゲーム
English: Living Game
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 119
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 1990 to Apr 1993
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits
Authors: Hoshisato, Mochiru (Story & Art)


Score: 7.681 (scored by 15421,542 users)
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Ranked: #16502
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Popularity: #4381
Members: 3,782
Favorites: 61

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Raizo Fuwa is a 25-year-old salaryman living in a cramped home and working in a crowded office in Tokyo. His hopes for improved conditions are dashed when the new office building his company is supposed to move into is condemned as unsafe because the construction company has been cutting corners. Since the old building is already being demolished, they have no choice but to "temporarily" move the office into Fuwa's new flat. The final complication arrives in the form of the new employee Izumi Hiyama, a high school dropout the boss has promised to take care of as a favor to her family. No landlords are willing to rent to a 15-year-old girl, so she too has to move into Fuwa's home/office.

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Living Game had a brief run in the English educational publication Mangajin, from June to September 1995 (issues #46~48).


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Apr 18, 2009
Looking at the premise of Living Game, you may expect a silly, enjoyable romp with goofy humor and awkward situations. While these elements are certainly present, as the chapters flip by, this story evolves into something that is both very real and touches on many issues of life, and living.

Story: The story in Living Game really snuck up on me. While I was enjoying the elements and laughing along, a very real story had naturally evolved and entwined itself with what I was reading. Everything that was introduced felt well paced and natural, even the shocking elements. Characters act how you would actually expect ...
Apr 8, 2010
This early manga has a bit of a dated feel to it, and you immediately think of the early 90's. After introducing the main characters, the story began to roll by and a comfortable pace. I'd have to say that this is one of the few times when I didn't notice the evolving storyline, which is always a good thing. The characters are all designed to work with each others personalities and there aren't all too many "minor" characters.
I'd have to say that the main theme of Living game would probably be making decisions in life, hence the name living game. It's mostly ...
Oct 25, 2016
I loved the comedy. I loved the romance. Fuwa and Izumi were great characters. The office workers were great characters. I loved all the characters except Tokiko & her husband. They are the very definition of a dysfunctional marriage. They are what ruins it from being perfect. He's a complete scumbag who neglects & hits her and she's an idiot for going back to him time and time again because she does this soooo many times. Most of the time it came off as a joke that she would leave her husband, but honestly that just made it worse. I started to drift when it ...

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