Okay so, this is my first review and i'm not really familiar with English language, but oh well i'll try my best
First, The Story
Rating : 9
Why did i give it 9 and not 10? well here is my reason, The story is actually very interesting about how a group of friend suddenly wake up in a room and told by the game master that one of them have a huge debt but the game master say that if they play the "Tomodachi game (friend game)" the debt will be gone. Well technically it like testing their friendship and of course they agree and play
the game. Yeah,the prologue of this manga is actually really plain if i have to said so. But what surprised me is the plot twist and to be honest i love it that why i gave the rating of story 9. But you know what? i hate this story in a way too, how the tactic/winning strategies was explained and you guess what? it's so damn long! and i don't really like long conversation or something like that, that's why i didn't give a 10 for the story.
Second, The Art
Rating : 8
Well the art is decent and some thing are drawn so detailed
Third, The Character
Rating : 10
Damn right, i really love the character especially the MC. Well i like the other too, but my favorite one is the MC, sorry i can't tell you exactly how i like the MC because it will be full of spoiler
Rating : 9
This manga is just so interesting and so unique and.. ugh i don't have the right word but who cares?! The only thing i know is I REALLY ENJOY THIS MANGA. but you know why i didn't give this a 10? that because there a little thing that ruined my enjoyment. like how the female character getting all clingy and stuff but well its okay i guess. other than that, i really enjoy this manga Thoroughly.
Rating : 9
Yeah, this manga deserved some good rating and i really recommended this manga for those who like death note or psychology genre
Well, i guess that all...
i'm sorry if there any word that misspelling or wrong or something like that because i'm not that familiar with English language.
Tomodachi Game as the title implies is a "Friend Game", a story about friendships, struggle, will and worth all wrapped up in a big mystery.
Tomodachi game isn't anything super unique in its concept. It follows a group of friends as they go through a series of games carried out by a powerful, and secret organization. Each one of them harbors an insurmountable debt and they use whatever means to get that lowered or erased. This manga shines with its games. Every game is unique and well thought out, with a simple but made complicated formula. Their task is to complete each game and move
onto the next. Their only advice is "Don't doubt your friends". There's a lot of mental anguish in this series and battle of the minds, similar to the popular series Death Note and Liar Game.
The art is an eye opener for this one. It's dark and gritty when it needs to be and the facial expressions are unforgettable. It's engaging art where everything that's on the panel enhances all the other elements of that panel. It's nothing short of very good art.
Characters in Tomodachi game stretch from your normal simple headed blob characters, to some rather interesting multilayered ones. Let me be straight, the side characters of this manga are weak, I rarely find myself caring for any of them. However, it makes up for that with our strong MC and character development. Now this being the Tomodachi game, all our characters are forced to overcome some struggle, thankfully this helps our MC show his more sinister side, along with learning more about himself and his friends. The other noteworthy character besides the MC is ... well you'll have to read for yourself to find out. Each of the characters appear boring but all have a little secret to them.
This was a really fun read, watching all the little ways the characters struggle to find a way to beat each game is very intriguing and when they finally win, a huge surge of happiness rushes to me. Another big enjoyment factor was the mystery, who is in control of these games? What do we really know about these characters, all these factors keep me on my toes and it's something I always look forward too.
Tomodachi game is a great read if you want the satisfaction of a great mind game as well as being able to really want to know about these characters.
So should you read Tomodachi Game? Well, I sure think so, but if you find yourself thinking that the concepts of friends conquering all a little too cheesy for your tastes then you should probably stay away.
Story : 7 : Starts off with 5 friends who seem like they are close. all friends have different personality. They are then about to go on a field trip with admissions cost 70,000 YEN. After all the money is collected, the money is stolen by someone. All friends are then called to one spot where they are "Invited" to a game of Friends. Among those friends is a traitor. The Friends must work together to find the culprit. Will it be the MC Yuuichi, Rich kid Makoto Shibe, The Wise Tenji Mikasa, the "Normal girl" Yutori Kokorogi or Vice- Prez Shiho Sawaragi. || The
story starts off very strong. Flashbacks of Yuuichi's mother, some character development parts. Then its off to Yuuichi Complain about his low salary job for the trip. The story Doesn't give much details about about anyone although, it gives the reader an Idea. These ideas will change significantly threw out the story. Yet the strong start, the fun started to disappear for me. (Chapter 28). Despite its great start, the ending will be very obvious. ||
Art : 8 : The art here needs no essay. The Drawings are great, and somehow relate to there characters. After reading 2 Volumes, you too will realize this. Satou, Yuuki may not be someone famous, the art is really outstanding. The theme is very dark and creepy.
Character : 9 : Character development is not the greatest, but little by little is given every so often. The Personality of all characters are great, you could relate to them but i found it was difficult for me. Each of them live a very different life. One is poor and one is rich.
Enjoyment : 9 : The super plan the MC creates always has you on the edge of your seat. The cliff hangers on the end of the Chapter wants you to read more. I personally enjoyed it very much because of The good story, interesting characters and because you don't get to see a MC who is actually smart with other people. The best parts are when you actually have to think about what your reading. Sometimes taking chances are the smallest chances are the best chances is be demonstrated here
Overall : // 8 \\ : I really enjoyed the Manga, specially when i don't really get interested in those genre. I only read manga of those anime i truly enjoyed. This is a one of a kind anime which will make you question your friends in real life.
TL;DR – Has a really generic start (first ~5 chapters), but the layers of depth integrated in the games and characters quickly develops Tomodachi Game into a very compelling manga.
-- Story --
(Mild plot structure spoilers.)
First 5 chapters set up a really basic "friends get kidnapped and have to play through games designed to test their friendship" scenario. The scope of the story opens up a lot more in chapter 6, and this is when the manga starts showcasing its strengths.
Bulk of the manga involves watching the characters challenge these "Tomodachi Games". The games are very well thought out, and seeing the characters' unique approach to
each of these games ensure there's never a dull moment.
-- Characters --
Like the story, the initial introduction of the main characters was very weak; they came off as very basic interpretations of their respective character types. They didn't even look or feel like a group of friends, which is pretty bad considering the premise of the series. Also like the story, the character development significantly picks up from chapter 6 onwards, and damn is the development they get good.
Due to their bonds constantly being tested, it's natural for the nature of their relationship to continually change as a result. But what makes it so compelling is how we can see exactly how the changes affect their interactions with one another, and how each successive Tomodachi Game builds upon those changes; Layers of depth are constantly being added to their relationship, and seeing the meaning and weight behind all of their interactions adds to the manga's rewarding reading experience
Main characters aside, we also get a colourful cast of side characters. What they lack in character development is made up aplenty with strong characterisation and seamless integration into the story and setting. Whether it's for hating on an antagonist, comedy, fanservice, empathising with a character or whatever, Tomodachi Game has it all (maybe) and it does it all well (definitely). Without a doubt, the side characters also greatly contribute to the enjoyment of the manga.
(P.S. Marie is best girl.)
-- Other --
Art: I wasn't paying much attention. Can't think of anything bad off the top of my head. Facial expressions and emotions are portrayed really well. The "sakuga" shots are great.
Enjoyment: I read chapters 15 to 66 continually over 13 hours. This is a monthly manga.