Liar Game
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Liar Game

Alternative Titles

Japanese: LIAR GAME


Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 203
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 17, 2005 to Jan 22, 2015
Genre: Drama Drama
Themes: High Stakes Game High Stakes Game, Psychological Psychological, Strategy Game Strategy Game
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Kaitani, Shinobu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.271 (scored by 3739537,395 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3432
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #114
Members: 115,081
Favorites: 5,412


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Volumes: /19
Chapters: /203


College student Nao Kanzaki has always adhered to her name's meaning: "foolishly honest." However, after opening an unsolicited package containing one hundred million yen, she inadvertently accepts an invitation for the "Liar Game." In this tournament, contestants are encouraged to betray and deceive their opponents to gain a massive amount of cash; conversely, losing will incur a lifetime debt. With all hopes lost, her only option left is to seek help from a con artist.

On that same day, the infamous swindler Shinichi Akiyama is finally released from jail. This former psychology student is known for single-handedly bankrupting an entire company, and Nao believes he is her only chance at escaping her dire situation. At first, Shinichi is hesitant to commit another crime, ignoring Nao and her request. But after seeing her desperation and persistence, he agrees to assist her.

In this fraudulent world, Nao and Shinichi have their own motives. Yet, soon they see the true nature of not only the game, but also everyone involved.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Liar Game has been published in Chinese (Hong Kong) by Ever Glory Publishing Co., Ltd.; in Chinese (Taiwan) by Tianxia Publishing Co., Ltd.; in Dutch by Kana; in French by Tonkam; in German by Egmont Manga; and in Spanish by Planeta DeAgostini.

The series was adapted into a two-season Japanese television series, with the first season airing in 2007 and the second season from 2009 to 2010. It also received two live-action films: Liar Game: The Final Stage in 2010 and Liar Game: Reborn in 2012. It was also adapted into a Korean live-action drama that aired from October 20, 2014, to November 25, 2014.


Akagi, Kouta
Kimura, Kei
Abe, Yukiyo
Mikamoto, Mika


Jul 5, 2015
It's been a couple years since I first discovered Liar Game, and it has all the elements that can draw me to a fictional story : an intelligent plot, a collection of interesting characters, and a truly original premise.
I read a few arcs (which were very good) and decided to put it on hold until the story finishes because I am not that patient a person.
And when I finally decided to take it again .. boy, does it deliver.

The first thing you'll notice is the drawing. It's quirky and veers to the unusual (especially the reactions), but it really sets a tone to the ...
Apr 15, 2018
Mixed Feelings
This manga has reminded me to not put too much stock into MAL's rankings for popularity + scoring. Perhaps I walked in with expectations that were just too high, but this didn't even live up to its premise all that well. While the characterization and artwork were competent enough to keep me coming back, the story itself is pretty shoddy. Let's dig in and see just why I feel this way!

[Story - 4]

The basic premise is that an overly honest girl gets a pro conman to help her out in an underground tournament of games revolving around deception. This is all fine and dandy, since ...
Oct 27, 2018

I had dropped it months ago and one day two weeks ago I woke up wanting to finish it a good time

History (4/10):
Let's make it very clear, the manga has a null tension thanks to Akiyama (Gary stu)What the mangaka should have done is take the route of the showtime and the momentum as the other manga of the same author "One Outs" where the protagonist is equal a Gary stu but in that work if It has its sense of the show, here on the other side Akiyama more than anything is a very boring character, doesnt awaken any charisma and is just like ...

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Poll: Liar Game Chapter 203 Discussion (Newly Written Chapter 202)
Mana - Aug 15, 2016
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