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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
Genre: Action Action
Themes: High Stakes Game High Stakes Game, Psychological Psychological, Strategy Game Strategy Game
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Sako, Toshio (Story & Art)


Score: 8.441 (scored by 54615,461 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1842
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Popularity: #540
Members: 31,425
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Volumes: /49
Chapters: /541


Taking risks is a part of human nature, and to gamble means to risk losing something important in the pursuit of obtaining something greater. However, the world of gambling is neither welcoming nor forgiving, and some will lie and cheat to win. Therefore, a powerful organization, "Kakerou," exists to ensure that all bets maintain a semblance of fairness.

Baku Madarame, often referred to as "Usogui," is a genius gambler willing to bet more than just money. Putting his life on the line, he faces off against psychotic opponents in deadly psychological games. With his cold and calculating nature and high level of intellect, Baku challenges the liars known as gamblers while aiming to seize control over Kakerou itself.

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


Usogui was adapted into a live action movie in 2022.

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Sep 6, 2023
This literary work is a true masterpiece, garnering overwhelming acclaim from the majority of readers, with only a rare dissenting opinion citing repetition as a minor issue. However, this criticism holds limited validity, as the manga continually presents diverse and captivating games and story arcs that effectively sustain the reader's engagement and curiosity.

Protagonist: 10/10
Baku Madarame, the central character, is an exceptional protagonist who seamlessly integrates with the narrative. He embodies the essence of life's thrilling uncertainties, highlighting existence as a captivating gamble. Baku undoubtedly stands as one of the most memorable protagonists in literary history, although he may not necessarily be the favorite character within ...
Mar 20, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (213/541 eps)
spend your times on better things.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 ...
Aug 19, 2023

Meet Usogui the king of gamblers! He has an agenda and he is willing to bet his life to succeed. Along with his companions, his fate will cross a LOT of very colorful (read mostly psychotic) characters along Kakerou, a mysterious organization of game referees (and at the same time assassins because why not) that operates in the shadows of Japan.

The story is a succession of high-stake 'games' that Usogui takes on to conquer power. Call the right number and immediately 30 guys in black suits show up to insure the game goes as it should. Each game is anything-goes as long as ...

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