History Manga / LiarGame

26th Oct '15 8:45:28 AM memememememe
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* SmugSnake: Fukugawa during the Minority Rule and Restructuring arcs.
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* SmugSnake: Fukugawa Fukunaga during the Minority Rule and Restructuring arcs.arcs, though he/she gets better and becomes an ally.
26th Oct '15 8:44:07 AM memememememe
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That's not a Freudian Excuse, but Akiyama sure has one.
* FreudianExcuse: The reason behind the creation of [[spoiler:the Liar Game is to make a Live-Action show out of it, to send the author's message to the world]].
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* FreudianExcuse: The reason behind Akiyama being a ruthless swindler is because his mother, always honest, was DrivenToSuicide by a Multi-Level Marketing organisation. As a result he became a revenge-seeking antihero [[HeWhoFightsMonsters fighting fire with fire]] until he met Nao, whose honesty reminded him of his mother and laid the creation of [[spoiler:the Liar Game is path to make a Live-Action show out of it, to send the author's message to the world]].his redemption.

* FreudianExcuse: ** The reason behind the creation of [[spoiler:the Liar Game is to make a Live-Action show out of it, to send the author's message to the world]].entire series.

* SmugSnake: Yokoya likes to think of himself as TheChessmaster or a MagnificentBastard, but his gross overconfidence and condescending attitude towards his enemies quite often keep him from succeding. This can be seen in the Pandemic Game as well as [[spoiler: the Liar Game finale]].
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* SmugSnake: Fukugawa during the Minority Rule and Restructuring arcs. ** Yokoya likes to think of himself as TheChessmaster or a MagnificentBastard, but his gross overconfidence and condescending attitude towards his enemies quite often keep him from succeding.succeeding. This can be seen in the Pandemic Game as well as [[spoiler: the Liar Game finale]].
24th Oct '15 3:27:14 PM Roxolan
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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: During the games, a lot of plans are explained in advance and most of them work, to a greater or lesser degree. However, the final move that clinches the win of each game always stays hidden until the very last moment.
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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: During ''Every'' spoken plan is either fatally flawed or already used by a rival. And ''every'' unspoken plan is either a bluff or a winning masterstroke. This applies to whoever the games, a lot of plans are explained in advance and most of them work, to a greater or lesser degree. However, the final move that clinches the win of each game always stays hidden until the very last moment.story follows at any given time.
20th Oct '15 2:45:18 PM Jgamer
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* TakingYouWithMe: This turns out to be [[spoiler: Yokoya's]] plan in [[spoiler: the final round. The remaining finalists have been split into four teams, and Yokoya managed to get Nao on his team and Akiyama on another. Then he teamed up with the remaining two teams to take down Akiyama's team and then make his own team lose. He's already rich, so he can get out of his debts easily, but Akiyama and Nao will both lose, which is all he wants by this point. However, he failed to take into account [[OutGambitted Akiyama tricking the remaining two teams into forcing the game into a deadlock.]]]]
18th Oct '15 6:42:28 PM Jgamer
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** And once again, during the final round, [[spoiler: she tells everyone that there's a rich guy who's willing to bail everyone out of their debts. She technically wasn't lying, but it's actually the set-up for an even larger con that essentially broke the Liar Game.]]
30th Sep '15 3:49:55 PM Adept
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* {{Transexual}}: Fukunaga admitted to be a [=MtF=] trans.

* WellDoneSonGuy: This is revealed to be the true motive behind [[spoiler:Yokoya's actions]].
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* WellDoneSonGuy: This For all his cruelty and arrogance, [[spoiler:Yokoya's]] primary motivation is revealed to be seen as his father's equal. He participated in the true motive behind [[spoiler:Yokoya's actions]].Liar Game [[spoiler:despite already being filthy rich]] because daddy challenged him to raise 500 million yen in a short period of time.
29th Sep '15 6:00:58 AM Adept
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: Losing the Liar Game gets one saddled with ''at least'' a debt of 100 million yen, and since most of the participants aren't wealthy people, they could not get pay their debts and gets sold. ** SubvertedTrope: in the end, it's discovered that [[spoiler:the Liar Game is a FalseCrucible]].
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: Losing the Liar Game gets one saddled with ''at least'' a debt of 100 million yen, and since most of the participants aren't wealthy people, they could not get pay their debts and gets sold. ** SubvertedTrope: in sold. Howver, this is eventually {{subverted|trope}}, [[spoiler: as the end, it's discovered that [[spoiler:the Liar Game is a FalseCrucible]].
28th Sep '15 10:57:15 PM Adept
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This story has a prequel called ''[[LiarGameRootsOfA Liar Game-Roots Of A]]'', which has a one-shot chapter that deals with the backstory of Akiyama and contains several other unrelated one-shots.
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This story has a prequel called ''[[LiarGameRootsOfA Liar Game-Roots Of A]]'', ''Manga/LiarGameRootsOfA'', which has a one-shot chapter that deals with the backstory of Akiyama and contains several other unrelated one-shots.
23rd Jul '15 8:26:24 PM Willbyr
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Written by Shinobu Kaitani (also the author of ''OneOuts''), ''Liar Game'' is a manga and drama series about the struggles of Nao Kanzaki against a [[NebulousEvilOrganisation mysterious and nefarious organization]] called the Liar Game Tournament Office that places innocent people through psychological games using their debt as bait. All its members wear masks and any participants of the game are free to drop out, assuming they pay their debt which the game forced upon them. With debt that frequently is in the 100 million yen range and quite often more, it's no small deal. Said organization will also collect the debt "any way possible..."
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Written by Shinobu Kaitani (also the author of ''OneOuts''), ''Manga/OneOuts''), ''Liar Game'' is a manga and drama series about the struggles of Nao Kanzaki against a [[NebulousEvilOrganisation mysterious and nefarious organization]] called the Liar Game Tournament Office that places innocent people through psychological games using their debt as bait. All its members wear masks and any participants of the game are free to drop out, assuming they pay their debt which the game forced upon them. With debt that frequently is in the 100 million yen range and quite often more, it's no small deal. Said organization will also collect the debt "any way possible..."
19th Mar '15 3:24:53 AM Cozzer
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Still tweaking.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: The first round's major opponent is Nao's middle school teacher who's about as clever as a normal person. The second round and revival round has Fukunaga, while the third round's is Yokoya. After a short break for the second revival round, the opponent is Yokoya again and finally the BigBadDuumvirate of Yokoya and Harimoto. After that, [[spoiler:Nao and Akiyama have to confront Harimoto's group in Bid Poker and an even more dangerous Yokoya in the last game]].
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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: ** The first round's major opponent is Nao's middle school teacher teacher, who's about as clever as a normal person. not particularly clever. The second round and revival round has Fukunaga, [[WakeUpCallBoss Fukunaga]], while the third round's is Yokoya. After a short break for round has [[BigBad Yokoya]]. In the second revival fourth round, the opponent is Yokoya again and finally the BigBadDuumvirate of Yokoya and Harimoto. After that, [[spoiler:Nao The fifth and Akiyama last round has Yokoya as an enemy again, after he [[spoiler:managed to learn in advance what the game would have to confront Harimoto's group in Bid Poker and an been, becoming even more dangerous]]. ** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in Revival Rounds, that are more or less in-universe [[BreatherEpisode Breather Episodes]]. In these rounds the opponents are still ''very'' dangerous, but usually less dangerous Yokoya than in the last game]].previous round.

* TheThirtySixStratagems: Akiyama uses #21 quite a bit. But instead of faking the dead as this stratagem usually involves, he convinces his opponents that his loss is guaranteed. His opponents then get careless and don't realize what he's really planning.
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* TheThirtySixStratagems: Akiyama uses #21 (making his opponent think he has already lost) quite a bit. But instead of faking the dead as this stratagem usually involves, he convinces his opponents that his loss is guaranteed.bit. His opponents then get careless and don't realize what he's really planning.

---> "...Is this really the same Kanzaki Nao who easily got duped by me just a while ago?"
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---> "...Is "Is this really the same Kanzaki Nao who easily got duped by me just a while ago?"

* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth - Akiyama's mother was a very kind and honest person, just like Nao. Despite not having lots of money, she worked day and night to pay for her son's education until she fell ill and an old friend of hers deceptively pulled her into an MLM. Despite honestly working hard, she finally realized that she was never paid and her debt remained the same. When she tried to get out of it, the company required a huge sum of money to do so which she would never have been able to pay off. So she took her life in order to save Akiyama's education. * UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Partially averted. Often times the plans are explained in advance, and they usually even work to a greater or lesser degree. However, the final move of each game that clinches the win always stays hidden until the last moment. * UnwittingPawn: Pretty much anyone who isn't Akiyama, Yokoya, and Harimoto is this at all times. Nao and Fukunaga begin to grow out of this after the third round, but they promptly gain some new allies to take their place. As of the fourth round, [[spoiler: this trope now includes Yokoya]] and [[spoiler:Harimoto]].
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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth - TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Akiyama's mother was a very kind and honest person, just like Nao. Despite not having lots of money, she worked day and night to pay for her son's education until she fell ill and an old friend of hers deceptively pulled her into an MLM. Despite honestly working hard, she finally realized that she was never paid and her debt remained the same. When she tried to get out of it, the company required a huge sum of money to do so which she would never have been able to pay off. So she took her life in order to save Akiyama's education. * UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Partially averted. Often times During the games, a lot of plans are explained in advance, advance and they usually even work most of them work, to a greater or lesser degree. However, the final move of each game that clinches the win of each game always stays hidden until the very last moment. * UnwittingPawn: Pretty much anyone who isn't Akiyama, Yokoya, and Fukunaga, Yokoya or Harimoto is this at all times. one of these. Nao and Fukunaga begin begins to grow out of this after the third round, but they and TheTeam promptly gain gains some new allies to take their her place. As of Even [[TheChessmaster the fourth round, [[spoiler: Chessmasters]] can become this trope now includes Yokoya]] and [[spoiler:Harimoto]].for each other.

** Also, during the Season 1 finale of the drama [[spoiler: he ''definitely'' breaks down]].

* WideEyedIdealist: Nao's idealism actually manages to win over the cynicism of most of the other players. Which is not actually unlikely; as con artists say "you can never con an honest person". Almost all forms of con require the mark to be willing to be greedy or dishonest.
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* WideEyedIdealist: Nao's idealism actually manages to win over the cynicism of most of the other players. Which is not actually unlikely; as con artists say "you can never con an honest person". Almost person", since all forms of con require the mark to be willing to be greedy or dishonest.

** Fukunaga gets worfed again in the last Revival Round [[spoiler:to show Yokoya has become an even worse threat]]. * XanatosSpeedChess: Numerous times. Perhaps best demonstrated by the endgame of Musical Chairs, though. * YouCanAlwaysTellALiar: In the second revival round. Fukunaga apparently betrays Team Akiyama by telling Nao's opponent that she has a tell: she blinks twice whenever she lies. Nao's opponent uses this information to wipe the floor with her...but it's all a ruse, one planned by Nao herself, and as soon as her opponent is feeling overconfident, Nao lures her into a trap that instantly reverses the situation.
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** Fukunaga gets worfed again in the last Revival Round [[spoiler:to show Yokoya has become an even worse threat]]. threat than he was before]]. * XanatosSpeedChess: Numerous times. When there is more than one [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] in a game, it's either this or GambitPileup. Perhaps best demonstrated by the endgame of Musical Chairs, though. Chairs after it becomes a three-way-battle with everchanging alliances. * YouCanAlwaysTellALiar: In YouCanAlwaysTellALiar - [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]: During the second revival round. Fukunaga Revival Round, [[spoiler:Fukunaga apparently betrays Team Akiyama her team by telling Nao's opponent that she has a tell: she Nao blinks twice whenever she lies. Nao's opponent uses this information It's revealed to wipe the floor with her...but it's all be a ruse, one ruse planned by Nao herself, and as soon as herself to trick her opponent is feeling overconfident, Nao lures her into a trap that instantly reverses the situation. overconfidence]].
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