Life Is Money
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Life Is Money

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Synonyms: Ijime
Japanese: ライフ・イズ・マネー


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 16
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 11, 2011 to Oct 11, 2012
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: Gangan Online
Authors: Asaniji, Teru (Story), Yaguraba, Tekka (Art)


Score: 7.121 (scored by 59845,984 users)
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Ranked: #62872
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Popularity: #1443
Members: 11,282
Favorites: 146

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One billion and death...? To get a surgical bed for his sister, Meguru has chosen to participate in an underground community. Between illegal gambling and games, he will participate in a nightmare.

(Source: GanGan Online)

Included one-shot:
Volume 1: Izime


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Nov 5, 2012
What makes a good short manga? Most manga are written with the idea in mind to make them go on for quite a while, or even with a full set plot in mind, may go on for several volumes. In this case, Life is Money spans only 3 volumes, which is, in my opinion, the perfect length for this story.

Plot: Meguru needs 100 million yen for his sick sisters heart transplant. After being scammed by a group of people and outcast by people who believe he stole the money, he's desperate. So desperate that he listens to the sly words of a bar patron who ...
Apr 29, 2013
Everyone who reads manga or watches anime has surely seen a scenario like this. Money on the line, lives on the table: a fight to the death. That's what happens in Life is Money...but it's not how you imagine it. There's no physical violence allowed - so how do you kill? The truth is more disturbing than you think.

Quite possibly one of the most under-appreciated manga out there, Life is Money is truly a psychological manga, yet retains many shounen elements. There's a hero, a villain, an intriguing story, and interesting characters. Let's hear a bit about the story:

Meguru Fukurokouji is in need of 100 ...
Mar 1, 2016
Mixed Feelings
In one line : When the work on the art biases my judgment.

With such a headline, things seem to be already settled. Yes, my enjoyment mainly came from the art. While "pretty" seem to be a sort of common criteria, I consider it to be a rather limited view. If art and beauty can go together, they aren't an outmust necessity. Art can also be about distortion, abstraction and symbolism. "Life Is Money" uses those aspects pretty well and has therefore this "different" feeling to it. And sadly, it is the only strong point of the manga.

Nothing much can be said about the story, ...

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