Both involve highly intelligent people generally outwitting others, but whereas Death Note was involving a killing spree and utopia, Liar Game is about trying to get out of a game of, well, lies. The artwork is sort of similar, too, and I personally think Akiyama is more intelligent than Light because Akiyama generally has his plans run right from the get-go and has already factored most outcomes, whereas Light relies too much on others' reactions. Akiyama's reliance on reactions is more like putting the last brick on the castle; castle's already complete, but a perfectionist just needs that one last brick.
The main conflicts run like complicated cat & mouse games, with psychological strategies and out manoeuvring between genius characters. There are more puzzles in Liar Game, but Death Note does have it's moments. However Death Note is supernatural with an anti-hero main character while Liar Game is realistic with a naive girl/con-artist protagonist main pair. They have quite a similar detailed art style, though Death Note is more gothic.
Both involve highly intelligent main characters, though Amamiya reminds more of L then of Light. The Characters are facing problems that they have to solve using their brain. Liar Game is more focused on tricking people, but when you liked DN (like me) it's quite possible that you might like Liar Game too.
Aside from boasting hyper-intelligent strategists for their heroes and anti-heroes, both series probe into the depths of the human psyche. While Death Note plays with morals, Liar Game deals with manipulation.
Lies, manipulation, and strategy. Death Note and Liar game involves scenarios that tests our main characters' wit and intelligence to their limit. The main characters gets caught in a world of deception. Luckily, they are able to formulate their own plans to get by.
There is psychological themes involving games of dark nature. They challenge the characters mentally where only the best of the best survives.
A fairly obvious comparison. Death Note and Liar Game both deal with psychological issues and have a battle-of-wits plot line. Both male leads progress through the story and show the genius workings of their brains as they overcome each obstacle thrown in their way.
A game where you have to,decieve people in order to win money and if you fail you will be in debt... The main character is an innocent girl whi gets dragged into this game. She will need a genius in order to be saved. Luckily this kind of person appears. Just like in death this character is a genius who will amaze you with the strategies he can come up with. If you like deep tactical strategy games that will amaze you one after another, this is a perfect manga for you!
Both mangas are very similar in the huge amount of money involved in each game. And both the protagonists Tomu and Akiyama are genius level pro swindlers who makes use of psychology to trick the opponents and win. The tricks employed in both manga also constantly leaves the reader guessing and each chapter makes a person want to read more to see what happens next.
Gamble Fish and Liar Game both involve games of chance, and "cheating" by exploiting the specifics of these games. They also feature the use of psychology as part of the winning strategies, and high-stakes bets.
Both mangas have a protagonist who uses his wits to win bets in games, but while Liar Game focuses on legitimate strategies, Gamble Fish stacks the odds against the protagonist and involves cheating as a main strategy. Gamble Fish also has more characters with extreme and varied personalities and insane and unlikely situations. Gamble Fish is barely within the limits of reason. It also has more fanservice and humor, and is overall more entertaining and very recommended. I wouldn't recommend the reverse (as in recommending Liar Game to someone reading Gamble Fish) however. Gamble Fish does start off a bit slower, but quickly develops into much more. read more
The concept of games where players play with more than just pride on the line. For the main character, they are thrown into a world where every move counts. Strategy and wit are tested beyond the limit of the players. The games themselves each have their own unique dynamics with both rewards and consequences.
There is a diverse cast of characters with each of their personalities that match with their persona. Throughout both series, we learn more about these characters when they compete in these games.
Would you ever gamble? Probably not, but would you do it if you knew you would win. If you were a gneius who could always come up with a perfect plan then you probably would. These two manga are basicaly about such a sitution, the main characters are geniuses who come up with incredible tactics in order to win cool and original games. If you liked one of these manga you should give the other one a trie as well
The primary plotlines in these two manga are similar in a fundamental sense, with the protagonists of both utilising trickery and ingenious plots to win a series of high-stakes games. In both cases, these games are merely a means to an end of bringing down large establishments.
The primary draw in both cases relates to the antics of the protagonists, who possess an almost arrogant sense of confidence and the ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds through the use of their intellect.
There's a fairly standard pattern of "looks like he's losing, sudden win" syndrome in both cases, but given how the two pieces are structured it's actually gratifying when the various strategies are revealed. read more
Both are psychological battle manga that feature a clever player who is placed into games which force him to outwit his opponents. The main male heroes of Liar Game and One Outs are also both portrayed as morally upright individuals, as they compete as the allies of the disadvantaged and outsmart those who prey upon the weak.
They are also both authored and drawn by Shinobu Kaitani.
One Outs and Liar Game have the same authour, and are both heavily based on psychological gambling. The main character of One Outs (Toua Tokuchi) is basically the same guy as Akiyama - he's really good at manipulating how other people think/is really attuned to the way the human mind works - except in baseball form.
Same author, same psychological thrill, except one use its brain in a game of money and the other in baseball. Both are psychological manga who shows incredible turnabout in hopeless situations and a mastermind main character.
Both Liar Game and Enigma have some mystery, psychological, and game elements, but most importantly they both have the same general feel. Enigma can be a bit goofy at times (and it also has some supernatural elements), but I still believe that most people who liked one of these manga will like the other.
A day that changes forever a faithful event. Engima and Liar Game lends game-like gimmicks to their story to bring a group of characters together. The main characters becomes involved in a twisted game where their lives are at stake. There are the competition and also the complex rules involved. Both series are known for their strategies involving the characters. Among these characters, Engima is more well known for supernatural elements. Liar Game relies more on suspense and heavy plot composition. However, both series unites a similar feeling with the survival like elements of their imaginative story.
A game where, if you don't play it well, you might just end up losing your life. That is the setting that both of these manga share. A group of people get caught in this kind of game and try everything they can in order to survive. Both of them shara a very dark and psychological setting. The 'game' in both manga is also very exciting.
Enigmatic games involving lies and high stakes are what you're looking for? Look no further! Or rather, look at this recommendation! The others won't know. *cough* Oh, don't mind me, I'm just trying to find the best phrase to trick you into trusting and cooperating with me. But ənígmətically speaking, I also have a cool superpower that should help me get out of this deadly room. Can yours help me, too? Wait, won't you help me?! Don't go! Or do go. Go and read these.
Different premises but both revolve around a deadly game that tests the limits of the characters' ability. Both series' games include a set of rules that needs to be followed to avoid consequences. Throughout both series, alliances are forged and revelations are discovered. While Liar Game tests more on the intellectual ability of the players, Gantz revolves more around the survival horror trope. Recommended for fans of survival games.
Both of them contains plot about people lie to each other.
The difference is, Liar game have a story on a game about lying, and Kurosagi is a story about a liar who only lie to takes money from another liar who takes money from innocent people.
Both main characters in the manga are who they are because of a ordeal they have gone through. Both try to take revenge on someone or something. Lying, deceiving, and tricks are all used. Everything done are realistic and can be done by anyone. One implements the use of the brain, while the other relies heavily on the tricks and loop holes in the government. Both main characters use their knowledge to do something good. Righteous Protagonists. Realistic tricks that are somewhat mind-blowing.
Although they follow different premises, Liar Game and Kurosagi have a story that is recognized by lies. Both series' main protagonists have a strategic mind and often thinks of strategies in order to outwit their opponents. These strategies are diverse with intelligent concepts that are explored in depth. Lies, deceiving, and scandals. I recommend both series for anyone interested in a psychological battle of integrity and values.
Both have main characters that are geniuses and both are about games where it is possible to win a ridiculously large sum of money, also both main characters aim to take down the organization involved in their respective stories.
I see Gambling Emperor Legend Zero as a less clean art version of LG, but with higher stakes and for me, a more interesting story. I also enjoyed the rival Shirube in GELZ more than Yokoya in LG, as I thought Shirube was a much greater, fiercesome opponent who Zero NEVER manages to one-up. I also enjoy the focus on Zero versus the dual focus on Nao+Akiyama, as Nao annoyed me a tiny bit at times and Akiyama was more interesting
Similarities: clever solutions to gambles/wagers, super intelligent male lead, super intelligent rival, the superintelligent person is burdened with helping those around him
Contrasts: Tobaku Haouden Zero has much higher stakes for the gambles. Whereas LG gambles with money, Zero has to wager his life, and the series is far more tense and exciting in my opinion. read more
Both has the main character as a genius in trickery and deceiving people.
Also, the schemes always involves a large sum of money and the hero is usually accompanied by a naive and obedient sidekick.
The main difference is Usogui is more violent and involves yakuza etc, while Liar Game is with card tricks and games.
Both involve complex and psychological battles that may be hard to understand, but brilliant. While Liar Game focuses solely on the games, Usogui has a unique and in a way realistic theme that gamblers need at least the equal amount of violence as his opponent has in order to secure a "fair" gamble, or else the opponent will just use violence to gain what he wants. Because of this theme, Usogui has a battle aspect while Liar Game doesn't.
Both protagonists are extremely smart, and the way they outsmart the enemy is simply outstanding. Compared to Liar Game, Usogui is nerve-racking and has more tension in it's games since the characters literally put their lives on the line.  read more
The two series are very similiar. Both involve trust and lying for your own gain with a lot of emphasis on human nature and psychology. While Liar Game is more about money, Doubt is more about a persons life, but both have the same basic idea of playing a game with a lot at stake.
Lying and decieving people, that's all it takes in order to win these games. Bet can a sain person really just use other people for his own good knowijg that they will be in huge debts or even die? Bith manga center around these themes and will amaze you in every way they can! If you like action packed stories you will love these manga!
Liar Game and Real Account are manga series that adapts a survival horror-like game scenario. The main character gets involved in complicated situations that require problem solving skills. Throughout both story, we see them tackle various obstacles that can result in grim consequences if not completed properly. Both series has a lot of plot twists that adds additional complications to each game. Recommended for any fans interested in psychological with survival game elements.
They are both death game, though liar game has more of psychological and moral motives and on the other hand real account is more of the the guy-gets-stuck-in-cyberworld(game) genre (also called SAO-inspired genre).
Both have the characters involved in some sort of 'game' which only has one victor and the losers will suffer dire consequences. Both protagonists are also pretty similar in the sense that they are pretty weak-willed and naive, and mostly depend on the other characters (more so in Mirai Nikki than on Liar Game).
A lot of lying; backstabbing; aliances, both fake and real and smart plans to win to reach the main objective. They're both knockout races. The penalty of Liar Game is dept while the penalty of Btooom! death is.
Liar game is not a life and death survival battle but a money gamble. You are forced to play a game even without money. When you lose the game 'they' will do anything to take the money you lost like selling you to become an experimental subject. So it still concerns your life.
-both have the game run by a mysterious organization
-the games in liar game involves reading people, lying to people, using psychological attack, deceiving, etc. It is more of a mind game. It has less action tho.
-if you like psychological genres and liked btooom you will definitely like it.
Both of these mangas have a considerable amount of gambling involves and putting your life on the line to either go deeply in debt or walk out a millionaire... They also contain alot of physiological warfare which will doubts all of your senses.
because of debts, both mains get sucked into a game held by a mysterious company. in both games, they can win a lot of money at the expense of others by gambling and lying, but most of all by ingenious strategy and tactics.
in kaiji, the main is a male bum. in liar game, the main is a girl honest to the bone. both seem sure to fail, but of course it takes many chapters to find out if they do =)
Both have essentially the same premise, involving a shady corporation setting up crazy gambles that can be won through psychological manipulation. Kaiji has far higher stakes however, with lives and body parts often on the line, and features more one-on-one games while Liar Game is more about group games.
Both manga are quite similar. The main character is in a situation in which he/she must participate in a "game" and the only way out is to play along. Liar game is basically focused around the characters fighting for money, whereas Judge deals with people fighting for their own lives. Both are psychological manga and contain twists on every corner.
The characters in both are involved in a life or death game. The "game" in 20th century boys involves the entire world, while Liar Game is much smaller.
Both focus mainly on psychological conflits and character development. You need to actually think to understand the story of either
Both stories involve a situations where rhe main characters have to fight an organization with an unknown leader. If they were to loose they would loose their lives. Both of these stories have a big mysterious element in them. The main characters have to work together of they want to have any chance at survival. If you like manga with a lot of mystery and drama then these manga are perfect for you!
"A cornered rat will bite the cat"
No other sentence would have fittingly yet succinctly described what the two have in common.
Human nature is such that when pushed to a tight corner, they terminate all perceptions of fear and focus on eliminating the source of it. That is to say, they would do anything to protect their existence in the least if it were threatened. But what if you haven't cornered a rat, but rather... a Lion.
This is what they have in common. Liar Game has a genius whose talents is constantly pushed to the limits, while Hakomari puts common folk on the spotlight, except for a single person who displays his full intellectual prowess on Volumes 3&4.
I will mostly be focusing on the similarities between Liar game and the 3rd and 4th volumes of Hakomari since they are similar on so many levels, but I'll have you know that these similarities can be extended to whatever volume.
The overarching theme for both pieces is of course the mystery, and what's good is readers can participate in it. Red herrings are intrinsic in all mystery stories, but both have different ways of using red herrings. Hakomari is flawless in its use of it, meaning all red herrings are true while in Liar Game, I would often encounter red herrings which would have been illogical backtracking from the outcome.
The plots are presented as puzzles - the characters are presented with do or die situations that they must overcome in order to return to a semblance of their normal lives. Liar game deals with it directly, its reasoning resembles "pure logic" more than anything else while Hakomari deals with it in a more subtle yet intricate way. If it couldn't get more similar, you'll come to a point where you'll come across a game about conquest (alluding to kingdoms) and domination/control.
Both pieces would often feature a cunning play of deception, strategy and counter-strategy.
Liar game has a rather naive conception for its premise while Hakomari has a more down-to-earth one. Both have their shares of cliche but you can't help but disregard them because the plot offers way more.
In a certain way both of these manga try to explore true human nature. Strong psychological element is present in both, with psychopathic behavior by some characters. Starting by isolating a group of people in circumstances that grant them a certain immunity from society's laws, these people are then thrown into a somehow twisted game with heavy psychological warfare, geniuses and a lot of mystery and twists.
Utsuro's story has more variations whereas Liar Game is stuck to a more formulaic structure in most of its arcs. Both have a heavy mood with hints of despair. Both have little comedy.
Games should be enjoyable. But how enjoyable is a game...?
It doesn't matter!
After all, the prize money may be 100000000 yen! Wow!
Well, provided you as a player are prepared to deceive or mentally break your fellow participants. And provided you are aware that this is what will happen to you should you get the short end of the stick...
Cruel, dirty lies in Liar Game. Even higher stakes involving deception and complete mental and bodily exhaustion in Life Is Money - if you participate in such games, how will you change...?
The main characters of these manga are both geniuses who will come up with incredible strategies and tactics that will amaze you every time. The stories bith have a lot of lysterie in them which makes them even more exciting. If you liked one of these stories you will probably like the other one as well.
Both of these manga deal with human emotion, stealing, lying, cheating and a competition. Battle Royale is more violent but the characters of Nao and Shuya are very similar. They both are kind idealists thrown into a game where they are expected to device and play only for themselves, but find smart companions who help them out.
Both deal with the trust required between groups of people in order to avoid falling into further debt. Also, the main characters of both are geniuses who succeed in manipulating people in order to move ahead.
One is sports, other is game... but they have one big thing in common: interesting main character that is practically a con-man and uses his skills and knowledge in order to help a naive party succeed (to go to the Koshien or not ending up with humongous debt). If you enjoyed either one of them you're certainly going to like other - expecially if your thrill is getting insight in strategy, tactics, mind games and sometimes antiheroic, but necessary means.
Both center around dialogue-heavy explanations of complicated events. They are stories mainly about illusion and smart people explaining the rules behind those tricks.
In Detective Conan there's several crime cases where the solutions to figure out the culprit are very complex and require attention for all the hints to be gathered. In Liar Game similar style is followed but within games about deception.
Both have several different events that follow these formula with several characters being introduced at first, then wondering and reacting to the restrictions presented and at the conclusion the smart ones finding a solution to the situation.
While ultimately, Liar Game and :REverSAL fall under different genres, there are also some great similarities between the two. In both of these mangas, the main protagonist is a naive girl who gets stuck in a very sticky situation which she is expected by all her peers to resolve by harming others. However, as this goes against her very nature, she tries to solve everything by being nice to others instead, making others mock her initially yet producing unexpected results.
Caught in a building with no means of leaving.
Did the players sign up for prize money if they win a game, and for the pits of debt should they lose, as in Liar Game? Or did they break the law and must now atone for their crimes by taking part in a psychological experiment, the winner attaining freedom, according to Dolls Code?
Either way, they will play eerie games.
Mind you, playing a zero-sum game is not a piece of cake! If one person wins, there will be a loser. And in order to guarantee that the gap between these two is never bridged, players in both games are willing to feed and suck on the trust of others, and to deceive heartlessly... read more
Both mangas are about a game in which you're given a certain delay, and you should eliminate in some way a opponent, though this will become different in Liar Game. In both of them, you see a useless main character becoming stronger. They're also both more psychological than anything else.
Changing the world... Everybody wants to it, but most of us simply don't have the ability to do it. But what if you would give that ability to a genius? One of the greatest mental battles ever would occur and it would be so epic that you wouldn't be able to stop reading it. That is what these manga are about although the main characters each work on another scale (one company vs the world), both stories are equaly exciting and you will never forget about them ever again!
Both stories are highly psychological, and delve deep into the darker sides of humanity. In ES, there are people with ESP powers, and one rogue person with these abilities wants to end humanity. In Liar Game, a secret illicit company contacts people and forces them to participate in a game, the prize being one million dollars at the beginning, and if the person rejects the invitation or loses the game, become indebted to the company for 1 million dollars (or whatever sum they're competing for). Contestants are given a certain amount of money, and they have to steal as much of their opponent's money as they can whilst protecting their own. read more
Okay, maybe this recommendation is kinda miss. But trust me, they have similar theme, and it's about science. Yes, science.
If Liar Game is talking about psychology (how to deceive and pull off a trick using people's thought) then Gamaran is about how martial arts somehow can be related to logic, and if you think about it, some of the 'fighting tricks' was based on psychics (like Gama's Shidensen that takes advantage of gravitational force, etc. Check other tricks later if you read it)
Yeah, maybe its kinda weird and forced to relate these manga, but actually they really have that kind of relation. read more
It's not so much that the mangas are similar, but that I wanted to read a manga like Liar Game right after I read Bakuman. This was because the majority of manga that the main characters in Bakuman worked on were this type of manga, and I find it extremely fascinating.
Plot is different but both protagonist in this manga pretty much similar, sly, cunning, smart and very good at solving problems even at desperate situation. Also both arts is very well drawn and really neat.
Minus the romance Iris Zero and Liar Game has similar characters.
Both have a male lead that have analytical skills, wanted to be left alone, and always help out the female lead.
The female leads have something the male lead does not have, and that is bringing people together.
It comes down to Shounen VS Seinen with Uttare Daikichi! being the emotionally tied band of friends overcoming the many dangerous obsticles given to them. With the complexity of the individual games being the only real plot difference, what Liar Game has through its undeniable logic, Uttare Daikichi! makes up for it in a more unique character-based deception style plot.
The art to me is quite similar and the logic behind these stories is so interesting. It will keep you gripped and wanting to know more! Not everything is what you think it appears to be. The Liar Game is not as optimistic as Shibatora though. Anyway, if you like the other you should definitely check this out.
Same author/artist. Both feature a brilliant (jerk with a heart of gold) protagonist who makes use of their observational skills and knowledge of human nature to deduce what has happened, as well as to manipulate the future outcome towards a happy ending. ROKnU is the more light-hearted of the two, with Odagiri solving minor, stand-alone mysteries, while in Liar Game, the characters are pitted against a large, scheming organisation.
They are both similar in the context that they are trying to win their freedom. The characters are kind of similar as well.. caring for other people.. Both will pull you in as soon as you start reading it.. Shounen as well..