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Living Game

Living Game

Alternative Titles

English: Living Game
Japanese: りびんぐゲーム


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 119
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 1990 to Apr 1993
Authors: Hoshisato, Mochiru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Score: 7.861 (scored by 1129 users)
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Ranked: #12802
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Popularity: #2692
Members: 2,419
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Volumes: /10
Chapters: /119


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 favour 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.


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


Fuwa, Raizo
Fuwa, Raizo
Hiyama, Izumi
Hiyama, Izumi

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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 read more
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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 read more
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Nov 6, 2015
"Living Game" is an enjoyable romance drama based in the early 1990's that combines an age gap couple, issues with maturity and growing up as well as the individuals search for purpose in life. As the title might suggest, the plot itself centers around the various living conditions of the main couple - their first meeting and initial living situation being caused by seemingly two random acts of real-estate terrorism. As the story progresses the changes in living situations start to portray the characters quest to find a place for themselves, or more succinctly, a place where they belong.

On the whole the plot and read more
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