Both manga focus on a group of teenage school students who end up playing a twisted game with their lives at the stake, and must uncover the secret behind it before they are all killed. While the details of the death games are a bit different, both manga have a similar vibe, as well as similar art and characters.
A bunch of high school students are forced to follow dangerous tasks in order to come out alive of this life and death game that they have suddenly become a part of. The MC is of course the one who is the smartest/most hard working among all the characters, and it's thanks to him that we're able to solve the mystery and unmask the mastermind behind the entire game.
A gathering goes horribly wrong! Torikago no Tsugai's students meeting up to search for a missing person, or Doubt's players of a social game deciding to see each other offline - the tables turn when everyone is forced to play a very real and deadly game! The moment you stop concentrating on the game, you're very likely to turn into dead meat. A psychological, mentally challenging setting of dread kindly reminds the players to avoid just that. Their goal is to find the one pulling the strings behind the game... If they can survive, that is!
There is a recurring theme of birds in Torikago and rabbits in Doubt, giving both worlds a certain meaning. They better find it. Good luck. read more
Both manga deal with high school students suddenly finding themselves in a life and death situation, wherein manipulation, lying and double crossing become the norm. Both have a sense of mystery to it, because there is obviously someone who deliberately put them into the situation that they are right now. It also has little to no character development, alongside an info dump towards the end that wraps up the mystery, with ZERO foreshadowing.
The bad guy is the one who is least likely to be suspected, thus easily becoming the #1 suspect (if you have half a brain to recognize said suspect, that is)
Either you play according to the rules, or you're maimed or worse. And if you lose, you're probably dead. It is vital to trust your partner, but can you really just trust anybody? You will have to decide, but fast!
While Torikago gives you a comrade and links you two with a chain, Kamisama will blindly toss death at you in a smorgasbord of game types. But you won't be safe, either way, so rest assured.
"Excuse me, would you kindly help me?"
What an unnatural phrase. And you won't hear it in these works, because when somebody needs help during a round of guess-or-be-maimed, chances are they won't really have the time to say it. That, or their behavior has already adapted to the unforgiving circumstances!
While the players may prepare for a longer stay to play killer games that appeal to both brain and brawn in the world of Imawa no Kuni no Alice, Torikago no Tsugai will provide its participants with the finest logic riddles of death. Of course, in either world, -somebody- is behind these...
Real-life social networking in Real Account, a castle on abandoned amusement park premises in Torikago no Tsugai... There is a mad masked mastermind pulling the strings, forcing a mortal game onto its players. Yes, and they are going to expose what everyone is hiding!
People will change as they progress through tightly supervised games (provided they survive), which heavily rely on cooperation. While Torikago no Tsugai's physical riddles are set for a smaller number of players, masses of social network users will be trapped to perform physical, as well as Internet-based tasks in Real Account. Either world sets disturbingly high stakes for the games.
Be it in a building as in Torikago no Tsugai, or on an isolated island in Battle Royale - a heavily supervised game with death clutching at you from all angles (especially from a collar around your neck) has been set up. And there is no escape. Except for winning the game!
The psychological strain on the players in either world is immense. There is but a blurry, almost invisible line between a poor choice resulting in gore and an educated pick to smoothly survive for another hour! However, as opposed to Battle Royale, the goal in Torikago is not to kill, but to be the one who survives. read more
Torikago no Tsugai and Bloody Junkie both involve a survival game in a closed area, the difference being that Torikago no Tsugai revolves around pairs, whereas Bloody Junkie is more of an individual case.