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Synonyms: The Lie Eater, Igyou Tobakusha Usokui, Yakou-san
Japanese: 嘘喰い


Type: Manga
Volumes: 49
Chapters: 541
Status: Finished
Published: May 11, 2006 to Dec 21, 2017
Genres: GameGame, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Sako, Toshio (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 7.911 (scored by 18301,830 users)
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Ranked: #8852
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Popularity: #1477
Members: 8,966
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There are gamblers out there who even bet their lives as ante. But to secure the integrity of these life-threatening gambles, a violent and powerful organization by the name of "Kagerou" referees these games as a neutral party. Follow Baku Madarame a.k.a. Usogui (The Lie Eater) as he gambles against maniacal opponents at games—such as Escape the Abandoned Building, Old Maid, and Hangman—to ultimately "out-gamble" and control the neutral organization of Kagerou itself.

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Included one-shots:
Volumes 12–15: Igyou Tobakusha Usokui
Volume 25: Yakou-san


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Nov 19, 2020
Gatsu-chan (All reviews)
Usogui is an amazing manga series full of exciting story telling and psychological trickery. There were times I found myself reading Usogui and feeling so lost in the atmosphere and intensity. The art is so unique and amazing in its own ways. The expressions displayed by the characters and the brutal fight scenes depicted in the art are awesome. The symbolism and inferences portrayed are so deep and subtle, you get lost in the plot. The gambling tricks and crazy scenarios are reality shattering. This is one manga i could never put down because of how exciting it was and how hooked, just like if read more
Jan 22, 2021
Hydro_Sannin (All reviews)
*What a gift it is to read this manga!! I am beyond grateful for having had the opportunity to read 'Usogui'. And I'd recommend it to anyone interested in Seinen
*CHARACTERS: The characters are each brimming with personality. I've personally never been so attached to a fictional character's story. There is a metric ton of adrenaline pumping action in this series and three metric tons of suspense. Baku-sama is a god among men and his story is one for the record books.
*ART: The art is beautiful and it evolves to an outstanding degree throughout the length of the series.
* PLOT: The path to read more
Apr 17, 2021
flofs (All reviews)
Absolutely incredible. A masterpiece. Never has something kept me so hooked for so long. Though it starts off slow with a bad first arc and really subpar art, every subsequent arc is amazing and the art steadily evolves throughout the whole series to become fantastic towards the end.

Every arc besides the first one is consistently amazing and offers tons of suspense and foreshadowing, along with insane mindgames and payoffs. It's the kind of manga you need to really pay attention to while you're reading because it's easy to get confused at the crazy stuff that happens. I've often had to reread parts where they read more
Jan 28, 2016
tackman (All reviews)
Story: The story of Usogui takes on a realistic point of view of illegal gambling, that gamblers need violence in order to protect what they win.The story is complex and unique in a good way, but because of that, it took time until the plot made sense. It was then when I finished reading volume 29 that I first realized how deep the story is, and I was amazed how all the things I thought were not relevant came together. The storytelling in my opinion is also excellent on how the author manages to convey the tension of the games to the readers. The games read more

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