Hiroyuki is in love with his friend Hikari, but she's already confessed to his older brother Atsuya. Out of jealousy the teen attempts to interfere with the pair's upcoming date, leading to Atsuya being tragically killed in an accident. However, something much worse was waiting for Hiroyuki in the aftermath, and he soon wakes up in a strange place wearing an animal mask and handcuffs. Along with seven other strangers, Hiroyuki must survive the Judge game by voting for someone to be sacrificed. Based on majority rule, one will die each round until only four survive, and not everyone can be trusted...
Misa and Tatsuya have been dating for two years, and have come to the amusement park today to ride the rollercoaster. They strap in, ready for a thrilling ride – but little did the pair and others aboard know that they would be forced to play in a sadistic game where they must hang from the safety bar and fall, one by one, until only a single person was left. Who will survive this brutal game, and who is orchestrating it from behind the scenes?
Though both have hardly any development chapter wise, they both have the same concept. 8.1 and Judge are manga dedicated towards harsh "death games". Basically, they are both about a group of people taken by their own will into a game of death. If you like gory death games and suspension moments, then read up on either of these manga.
Different concept, similar thrills - both involve a group of people forced into a terrifying death game against their will. 8.1 is far more gory than Judge, however.
Rabbit Doubt is a popular new mystery game in which a ‘wolf' kills off each of a group of ‘rabbits' one by one. If the rabbits determine the identity of the wolf, they win the game; but if they suspect the wrong individual, the rabbits all die. Eiji, Rei, Mitsuki, Haruka, Yuu and Hajime are six friends who were meeting for the first time at a karaoke bar, but then, while separated, they lost consciousness and came to in a mysterious building - one of their bodies impaled on the wall. A real life game of Rabbit Doubt has begun. With paranoia and suspicion abounding, the survivors struggle to piece clues together before the Wolf picks them off one by one.
They're both by the the same artist and author, and they have the same sort of feel to them. I think Judge is the sequal to Doubt, though.
If you liked Doubt then you would like Judge, and vise versa. Main reason is in both series the characters are all trying to survive. They are also by the the same mangaka, and just so every one knows Judge is not the sequel to Doubt. They are also both thriller reads.
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they meet a man called Kokopelli who seems to have a lot of advanced gadgetry. He invites them to participate in a ‘game' in which they play heroes saving Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the ‘game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?
Bokurano is far less violent (at least, visually), but both follow a group of people in a terrifying, psychological game where their very choices dictate the lives of others. If you like the feel of one, give the other a try.
Sumio has a very unique ability: he sometimes falls asleep and unconsciously writes premonitions into a 'Dream Diary.' And while his divinations are usually harmless, Sumio's life is changed forever when he accurately predicts his mother's disappearance in an elevator. Shortly after, he awakens at school along with a handful of others and is forced into a dangerous game by an unknown being named Enigma. Now, the group must use their special abilities to escape the building in the next 72 hours or suffer a cost more horrifying than they can imagine. Will Sumio manage to help unify the group and get everyone out alive?
Judge and Enigma are similar Saw-style thrillers where the group must work together to survive. Judge is far more grim of the two (at least, so far with Enigma) but fans of one will appreciate the other.
"Congratulations! You are 1 of 100,000 people who have been entered in the amazing Liar Game tournament!" For Nao Kanzaki, an overly-naïve student, receiving this message in the mail was only the beginning of an unending financial and psychological nightmare. Winning the game means riches beyond one’s wildest dreams, while failure means crushing debt. And with no choice but to play the game, Nao quickly turns to Shinichi, a well-known swindler, for help. However, little do the two know just how far the Liar Game goes. Who will win, and who will lose it all?
Liar Game and Judge are somewhat different high stakes games, but similar consequences and a lot of thrilling moments when you try to figure out who is being genuine or not. Try out one if you liked the other.