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: DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Asaniji, Teru (Story), Yaguraba, Tekka (Art)
Serialization: Gangan Online


Score: 7.171 (scored by 57015,701 users)
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Ranked: #55502
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Popularity: #1306
Members: 10,603
Favorites: 149
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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)

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Volume 1: Izime


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Nov 5, 2012
thejackal1234 (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 29, 2013
Shadostepz (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 1, 2016
Willowtry (All reviews)
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, read more
Jul 1, 2021
tigdogboy1313 (All reviews)
I’m a sucker for gambling your life for a game subgenre of horror manga, so I had super high hopes for Life is Money! The manga is about Meguru who is alone in trying to pay off an expensive surgery for his little sister and will do anything to get the money, a very similar plot to, though you may burn to ash. Except without fanservice and just psychological chaos. Meguru is invited to join a game where he gambles his life for the opportunity to win over 50 million yen. But this game requires patrons to be imprisoned for 10 days with each day read more

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