Liar Game Review and Recommendation

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In this article I want to talk about one of the best dramas I've watched, "Liar Game” (Lie's Game) This series was based on a manga of the same name, created by author Shinobu Kaitani and published in Young Jump magazine. In this article I don't want to talk only about the drama, but about the entire Liar Game series. Let's start!

History of the Liar Game

Kanzaki No  was an extremely honest high school student, who one day received 100 million Yens (3 million reais) and a letter saying that she was chosen to participate in the “Liar Game”. This is a game whose objective would be to trick other players into stealing 100 million Yen from them. In the end, the winner would be left with 100 million and the loser would have 100 million in debt to the game's organization. The next day, Kazanki receives information that his opponent was a former teacher, Kazuo Fujisawa. She finds him to ask him for help, but he ends up tricking her and taking all her money. Desperate, she turns to the police, but to no avail. That's when she gets help from Akiyama Shinichi, a young crook who has just been released from prison.

Without wanting to give away spoilers, if you are systematic, skip this paragraph. As the series unfolds, Kanzaki feels obliged to participate in other stages, other Liar Game games, with several other players. While everyone lives with deception and lies to survive and get money, Kanzaki tries to win honestly, and help everyone who loses during the game.

The series is considered a psychological thriller where the characters are not dependent on physical strength to overcome their enemies, but rely on their mental capabilities, whether for intelligence fighting a formidable opponent, or for trying to keep themselves in a perfect psychological state (Death Note, Code Geass). The series is full of surprises, twists and a lot of suspense, in addition to being quite funny.

The games presented within the Liar Game are quite interesting, different and that give the opportunity to lie and plot between players, all involving the loss and gain of values. Some involving voting, carrying money, playing cards, etc. Just watching to understand, I really don't want to give spoiler about what happens inside the Liar Game.

In Liar Game what defines who wins and who loses is your ability to deceive and manipulate other people. So what will be the outcome of this game that explores the limits of human psychology? This game can result in extreme wealth or total disgrace.


The manga, as already mentioned, was published in 2005 by Shinobu Kaitani and ended in early 2015 with a total of 19 volumes (201 chapters). The manga has some differences from the anime, such as the appearance of the characters and some unpublished characters. The manga works much more on the identity of the characters, especially the game's hosts. If you have the heart to read manga online, it really is a great recommendation. The author said he came up with the idea for the Liar Game because of the dominant minority. I really look forward to a great anime adaptation.



The Japanese drama was released on April 14, 2007 by Fuji TV. the main character Kanzaki No  is played by Erika Toda who played Misa Amane in the Death Note Movie, and Umi Nakajima in Hana Yori Dango (that cute little girl from the hospital).

Akiyama Shinichi is played by Matsuda Shota, who also played Soujirou Nishikado a member of F4 in Hana yori dango. Akiyama attended the University of Psychology, one of the reasons he is quite intelligent, and knows the inside of people.

Another notable character in the series is the Fukunaga Yuji played by Kosuke Suzuki. fukunaga He has a very strong personality, doing everything he can to get what he wants. He is quite funny, and nicknamed "Kinoko (mushroom)" because of his hair. (In the manga he is a woman.)


The Dorama is divided into 2 Seasons and 2 Movies. The first season has 11 episodes, the last being a 2-hour special. The second season has 9 episodes. Finishing the drama with 2 Movies, Final Stage and Reborn. One very good thing to highlight in this drama is the soundtrack, which perfectly matches the mood of the series. The Dorama is very good, I recommend everyone to watch it, when you get used to the story you won't want to stop watching it, the suspense is amazing like Death Note and Code Geass.

There is also a Korean drama released in 2014, it seems to be a little different from the Japanese drama, and it has only one season with 12 episodes. I can't say much about it because I haven't watched it yet.

The artigo is still half finished, but we recommend opening it to read the following later:


In the first video we have the Intro of one of the movies, in every series the Intro is similar, but the one in the movie is better. In the second video we have the Intro summarizing the history of the series.

Where can I watch the Liar Game?

You can watch the first 2 seasons on crunchyroll. Movies will need to be downloaded from the internet.

I do not advise piracy, unfortunately the only way to download with subtitles. It can be easy to find for download by searching on Google, but I recommend using torrent on the site fansubber.

I will also quote and recommend the name of 2 similar Anime called Kaiji and Akaji.

Did you watch this work? What is your opinion? Leave your comment!

Who recommended this drama to me was Ayu from Nihongo wo Shimashou 

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