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Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Top-ranked student Yagami Light is disenchanted with the world around him. Through a series of events, he comes into possession of the ultimate power over life and death: a supernatural "death note" which can kill nearly anyone at his whim. As Light sets off on a crusade-turned-killing-spree, investigators from a police task force try to stop the mysterious deaths - including Light's own father, a senior policeman.
Despite vastly different premises, both these series nonetheless center on strategic mind-games requiring wit and audacity. The stories are intricatlely constructed, well paced, and full of twists, turns, second-guesses and betrayals as the characters scheme and plot. Although it is contextualized differently, the question of what constitutes right and wrong is an important tenet of both Liar Game and Death Note. The artwork is also similar, with Liar Game being a little more simplified to suit its more text-heavy presentation.
If you like battle of wits between two (or more) ppl trying to outsmart each other, if you like unbeatable geniuses who are always 2 step ahead of their oponents and pull incredible tricks out of their sleeves, lastly if you just like a good mystery manga - those titles are both for you. if you read one of them but haven't seen the other it's about time to correct that mistake.
Liar Game and Death Note may have dissimilar plots, but both are centered around mind games and long, drawn out sequences wherein various moves of the game are explained. There's no way fans of one would not enjoy the other.
The plots are extremely different, but the suspenseful feel of the strategizing and trying to pull one over on another is the same. L and Akiyama are similar characters, strategical geniuses who play a high stakes game to either help people or because they're bored (... with both of them, it's kind of goes back and forth between whether they actually want to help or whether they're just in it because it's interesting). The Liar Game is set firmly in the real world while Death Note has some supernatural aspects as well.
Both stories are well made, well paced, and full of twists, turns, second-guesses and betrayals as the characters scheme to either change the world to their liking or escape the game they are trapped in. Yes, concept is a lot diferentm, though it holds such content that can rival the most tense thrillers...
Liar Game and Death Note Similarities: deals with the psychological consequences of our actions. More about the morality of killing someone/the human condition (i.e.: are we born inherently evil/good, do we have a chance to redeem ourselves after doing something bad, what constitutes as bad or good).
Both of these manga deal with a lot of psychological warfare, the clash of the minds is stimulating and very well thought out. Both capture the whole "genius VS genius" quite well. A big difference would be that the "genius" in Liar Game has a female partner that he relies on to interpret people's "feelings", whereas girls don't have a very big role in Death Note.
White swindlers (shirosagi) are those that cheat people to take their money, red swindlers (akasagi) are those that swindle the opposite sex, and black swindlers (kurosagi) are those that cheat the white and red swindlers. After his family is swindled by white swindlers, Kurosaki sets out to avenge them by becoming a black swindler.
Both manga involve a compelling, confident, and very clever character who possesses the skills and know-how of a con man, but uses this ability to con the con man, so to speak. In Liar Game, the protagonist uses his ability in settings where every character is trying to trick another and every character knows it, at least in principle. While in Kurosagi, the protagonist makes a point of feigning innocence and tricking others by playing the victim. They both weave logical webs to ensnare their opponents and if you enjoyed one then I think you would enjoy the other.
The main character of both, swindles swindlers. In the Liar game it is limited to the competition of the Liar's Game, whilst in Kurosagi it is a life style. Both involve ingeniuos plans put together by the main character to out-do the plans of their adverseries.
Both involve games that gamble huge sums of money and pivot around mental games that invlolve looking into opponents minds and figuring out the best way to defeat them. The main characters in both are also the few people who are righteous/just among all the other people who succumb to greed.
Both manga are about high-stakes games, where the players have to put their lives on the line to win money. Psychological fights are the way to go in both, since physical violence is forbidden.
Kojima is a baseball legend. As the superstar cleanup hitter for the Lycaons, he won himself many awards including rookie of the year seven times; but there's one title he never acquired: champion. In an attempt to find that special something Kojima feels he's missing inside, he opens a training camp in Okinawa. There, through a series of events, Kojima is introduced to a high stakes game dominated by the talented Toua Tokuchi, and subsequently loses a fortune. However, Kojima finally defeats Toua and due to their agreement, he enlists him to join the now poorly-ranked Lycaons - but Toua demands a high price: instead of a salary, he will receive five million yen for each out, and lose fifty million yen for each point lost. With a bad attitude and prodigal skills, Toua will help transform the Lycaons into winners once more.
The same author and pretty much the same feeling. Devilishly intelligent genius who is stepping on a thin line between crime and legal outwits all of his oponents. The only difference is the stage they are fighitng for - in One outs it's baseball, in Liars game it's different sort of gambling games.
In the underbelly of the corporate world, a secret series of battles takes place called the Bus Game, whose participants are solicited randomly via letters in the mail. During the games, teams of three attempt to take into their possession a disk filled with corporate secrets; the winners are given increasingly high cash rewards, while the losers get nothing - or worse, they lose their lives. Toki, Kazuo and Nobu make up the "no name" team, and their goal is to win one billion yen each. Each has a reason to need the money and a secret, disturbing past; but with high stakes and mysterious employers, they can only hope to leave the game alive.