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Liar Game

Liar Game

Alternative Titles

Japanese: LIAR GAME


Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 203
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 17, 2005 to Jan 22, 2015
Authors: Kaitani, Shinobu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 8.481 (scored by 20290 users)
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Ranked: #1482
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Popularity: #71
Members: 51,672
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The psychological genre is evident in both and the main male leads are both cunningly intelligent. 
reportRecommended by Vizard
Characters play games that seemed be luck based for money, but the main characters of each find tricks to guarantee victory. 
reportRecommended by Am3692
Authored by the same mangaka, both feature a male protagonist who are adept with manipulating how others think. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
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. 
reportRecommended by Swimmer1029
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. 
reportRecommended by pikokola
In a way it's similar to gantz, since people are basically forced to be a part of a 'game', the purpose of which they aren't told.
reportRecommended by justafan
Alice in Borderland and Liar Game's similarty is that the people who joined said games are forced to join their psychological and mind breaking game... 
reportRecommended by Oohoshi_Awai
Both of these deal with the darkly themed games, with psychological viewpoints. They aim to expose the bad of the human nature.

Real account has more illegal, deathly punishments while Liar game is more of an illegal shark-loan. So, in other words- Real Account: gore. Liar Game: distress (a lot)

Real Acc. has more modern themes implemented into the story, though, obviously, since it was made later than Liar Game. 
reportRecommended by YukinaxYupina
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. 
reportRecommended by ilhoon
Both contain psychological battles, and the plots are similar. Art is also similar. I my opinion both are really good. 
reportRecommended by sojusake
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. 
reportRecommended by AssasinatedAngel
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. 
reportRecommended by Hououin-Kyoma
Both series present the audience with an engaging psychological warfare. In order to survive, characters need to outsmart each other. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
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. 
reportRecommended by MagEarwhig
Who can you trust? How can you deceive others? Both titles explore these questions and the morality of the answers provided by the characters involved in their narrative. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
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.  
reportRecommended by y0l3itches
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 
reportRecommended by PirateKingz
"A cornered rat will bite the cat" But what if you corner a lion? 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. Liar Game has a genius whose talent 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  read more 
reportRecommended by RadiGen
Both involve games involving large amounts of money and psychological warfare. 
reportRecommended by kriselle
They both contain people who are put in a competition (mostly) against their will, and must compete against others to be the final one left through tricks, deception, or right out stealing/killing. 
reportRecommended by HNSeijin
If you liked the hamfisted attempt at a psychological battle found in LOST + BRAIN, Liar Game will probably blow you away. 
reportRecommended by AfterGlow
Pretty similar. A story where the human value is seen in money and they ability to gamble and cheat... 
reportRecommended by kronopy
Different genre and plot but both manga pretty much using strategy than luck. Both protagonist is also very smart. 
reportRecommended by Ruzu
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Cenba
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.  
reportRecommended by grsh
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. 
reportRecommended by Keldarien
Mostly I recomend this series because of it's similar atmosphere. Serious with a lot of depth and look inside the horrible minds of people. In Liar Game you get to see how far people are ready to go for their own greed and self-satisfaction, much like the nobles in Yuukoku no Moriarty.
Another thing you might like about Liar Game is the genius of Akiyama that is on pair with L or Lelouch, or William James Moriarty. 
reportRecommended by Boktjuven01
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. 
reportRecommended by Ruzu
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. 
reportRecommended by TomatoFork
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. 
reportRecommended by Piramyd
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  read more 
reportRecommended by rifqiace
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. 
reportRecommended by lavender_cello
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. 
reportRecommended by 0ToasTee0
Even though the stories are unrelated, both titles give the same impression. They are both dark in theme and the protagonists are honest and justice oriented.  
reportRecommended by octopapa
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Ocean_Tide
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.  
reportRecommended by KuronekoYamato
They both possess a psychological element with an unique plot line and a sense of mystery.

Godchild doesn't explain anything and is up to much of the reader's own interpretation whereas Liar Game explains everything but still manages to leave the reader hanging.

reportRecommended by Bluesander
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. 
reportRecommended by Selphie64
The mangas both test your mind and cause you to think. They are both incredibly good psychological mangas and keep you in suspense. Both great reads. 
reportRecommended by Bluesander
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. 
reportRecommended by Aina-Chan
The theme of these two series revolve around lies, manipulation, and scamming. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
As these two publications highlight, one needs to take risks and gamble in order to succeed. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
Both games are about losing money in games
and fight each other in a "money debt game"
In both mangas is a girl the main protagonist.
reportRecommended by Rikura
Both are psychological mangas, where young prodigy is good at solving mysteries and difficult problems. 
reportRecommended by DIX
Both lead characters tend to outwit the masterminds and obstacles thrown upon them 
reportRecommended by hwahwa
If you like twists and turns in a story like in Liar Game and how both lead characters manage to overcome all the obstacles (puzzles and riddles) thrown upon them 
reportRecommended by hwahwa
Do or die gamble, you must read this. 
reportRecommended by fasbq
in both manga protagonist have to win against their opponents in games seems to be based on luck or else they will in fall into huge debt . 
reportRecommended by badlander_vtg
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..

reportRecommended by mayrise
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! 
reportRecommended by Darkbow