Liar Game: Roots of A
What would you like to edit?

Liar Game: Roots of A

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Nine Darts, Three Phase: The Forbidden Divination, the Tale of Shinobu Kaitani's Dog, Lovers, Kaitani Shinobu Tanpenshuu
Japanese: LIAR GAME roots of A 甲斐谷忍 短編集


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 1999 to Jan 24, 2008
Genre: Mystery Mystery
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Kaitani, Shinobu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.261 (scored by 38203,820 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #53072
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2557
Members: 7,934
Favorites: 27
Ranked #5307Popularity #2557Members 7,934
Add to My List
Volumes: /1
Chapters: /6


1. Liar Game: Roots of A (LIAR GAME roots of A)
2. Nine Darts
3-4. Sansou: Kindan no Senjutsu (Three Phase: The Forbidden Divination)
5. Kaitani Shinobu no Aiken Monogatari (The Tale of Shinobu Kaitani's Dog)
6. @Lovers


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Manga



Aug 28, 2011
In case you decided to essentially ignore the synopsis like I did, this really has little to do with Liar Game. The first chapter is about Akiyama's college days and the rest has absolutely no relation to Liar Game. However, each of the stories are pretty heart-warming and sorta involve risky gambles. The gambles are more like everyday dilemmas that involve either getting in trouble or succeeding at your goal.

As these stories are quite short, I can't really talk about them without spoiling them. I kinda guessed all the plot twists in the stories in advance... I dunno, there wasn't any specific reason for ...
May 31, 2020
"Liar Game: Roots of A" -- is supposedly a prequel to the long "LIAR GAME" manga. I haven't read the original one (its sequel) & this review is going to be on this 6 chapters manga/short stories.

-- All these 6 chapters are short stories based on different psychological phenomena such as FORTUNE-TELLING, PSYCHOLOGY, DESTINY & FATE.
-- I found the stories really heartwarming & each story has a good end. Once you reach the end, you really ask for more.
-- The MCs in each stories are really likable characters and with nice personalities.

Overall, It was a good read for me & ...
May 2, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Even though the Roots of A in the title probably refers to the roots of Akiyama, only the first chapter of this manga is about Akiyama and the liar game. The other five chapters are unrelated short stories. The first chapter can be read anywhere you want after Akiyama is introduced in the Liar game. The five short stories don't seem to require prior knowledge.

The chapter about Akiyama is a cute little story about an event in Akiyama's past that really doesn't add anything to the main story in the manga but is still fun to read if you're interested in the character. The ...

Interest Stacks

50 Entries · 82 Restacks


Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Liar Game - Roots of A Chapter 5 Discussion
sifma - Nov 9, 2009
6 repliesby k2jsn »»
Aug 20, 2022 4:21 PM
Anime adaptation
Ayako_Rose - Apr 22, 2022
0 repliesby Ayako_Rose »»
Apr 22, 2022 5:10 AM
Poll: Liar Game - Roots of A Chapter 1 Discussion
sifma - Nov 9, 2009
5 repliesby LastLuminescence »»
Jan 30, 2021 2:04 PM
Poll: Liar Game - Roots of A Chapter 6 Discussion
sifma - Nov 9, 2009
15 repliesby Ranxomare »»
Nov 23, 2018 4:21 AM
Poll: Liar Game - Roots of A Chapter 4 Discussion
sifma - Nov 9, 2009
2 repliesby Ranxomare »»
Nov 23, 2018 4:08 AM