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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
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: 8.171 (scored by 30123,012 users)
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Ranked: #4342
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Popularity: #851
Members: 17,324
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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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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
Aug 30, 2021
flaviolinhaXD (All reviews)
*I'm not a native speaker, thus I apologize for any grammatical errors that might appear in this review*

Usogui is a criminally underrated piece of work in the West, sadly. It was serialized in the popular seinen magazine Young Jump (Tokyo Ghoul, Kingdom, etc) throughout the time span of eleven years, and is nothing short of a masterpiece. I'd say that anyone with an interest in the world of gambling or in the psychological genre should absolutely read it.

Although Usogui's premise may not seem very creative at first, the manga actually delivers a masterwork in storytelling and world building. Gambling and fighting is just such an 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

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