Togop wrote:shinichi'sapprentice wrote:well, thanks a lot people. you got me into watching Liar Game ... episode 6 now.
anyway, i still don't understand how this 5-vote system works. is it similar to the "minority voting" or the "restructuring game"? [spoiler]don't spoil anything![/spoiler]hold on, let me listen to Fukunaga's explanation of his strategy again...
The 5 votes per person is not from LG. The idea that the last should be excluded is in the downsizing game. Anyway, don't watch it, read the manga. The games in the TV show are simplified versions of these in the mange.
Edit: Now that I think about it, people did get five votes in the downsizing game.
Is that so? That's an interesting coincidence; I haven't seen that game in years now if I'm thinking of the right one.
On the topic of Liar Game, though, I highly recommend watching the drama instead of reading the manga. I just found the manga to be a bit of a slog with really uninspired and unrefined art. More importantly, though, the author made several mistakes while he was writing the games, which caused several retcons to be made later to fix some missed calculations and such. It just got tiresome and was in dire need of some streamlining. I also strongly prefer what the drama did with the games, especially thematically. It feels like the natural evolution of the ideas in the manga that felt a little rough around the edges in many cases.
Liar Game is also one of the few times that a Japanese drama series placed an emphasis on editing, set design, and production value, whereas those are three aspects commonly overlooked in drama productions (along with general acting ability, but that's a discussion for another time). So, yeah, SA: I say watch the TV series and enjoy it all the way through. If you still want more after that, go check out the manga.
Fujiwara wrote:If you liked Liar Game you should give One Outs a try. It's a baseball manga by the same author and reads a bit like Liar Game without the annoying naive girl.
Baseball is my favoritest thing evers, so I'm surprised I'd not heard of it before. I see from a brief glance that it has an anime--is that any good? I'll look into it more later I think.
However, in terms of baseball, we do already have MAJOR, which--to me--satiated all desire I had for the entire genre. Talk about a show that hit every possible note...!