Darwin's Game

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Underdog

Underdog

What is the purpose of your life? To live is just to die? Is life a slow death? Do you even have your own purpose? Nao is a sensitive yet self absorbed college student, believing that reality is cruel to him. Ever since he was a child, he was categorized as a "ghost boy" whose existence was so faint that no one cared about him. One day Nao snapped and assaulted a young boy playing in a family restaurant with Tabasco sauce. While being interrogated by the police, a mysterious beauty appeared and rescued him. Her reason was simple: "do you want to dominate the world with me?"

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Underestimating the game, two men are thrown in over their heads in a violent game of life or death with a grand prize at the end. Psychological warfare and the need to adapt or die, thrills and spills as the stakes rise, the game takes it's toll and they have to make sure they wouldn't have to pay it.

Duds Hunt

Duds Hunt

Nakanishi is fresh out of reform school and stuck at a dead-end job with an abusive boss. But when an internet friend tells him about a game called Duds Hunt, he soon becomes deeply involved in a new life full of excitement and violence. Reaping thousands of yen from the misfortunes of others, Nakanishi comes to love Duds Hunt – but where does it end?

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In Duds Hunt and Darwin's Game, both of the protagonists enter a game by the referal of a friend; a game of life or death, of kill or be killed, a game of money and the ability to become wealthy by sacrificing morality. Psychological warfare, the need to adapt and survive, the sheer will and determination to tell death "Not today", the two mains will have to use everything and then some to make it through each day they participate in the game.

As the Gods Will - The Second Series

As the Gods Will - The Second Series

With the appearance of a strange daruma doll, ordinary life crumbles away in an instant. Even so, live on. Survive. This is the story of the “life” bestowed upon all those who have wished to die. Are you beef or chicken? Live, that's the only rule.

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Students enter a game out of their own freewill, not truly knowing what they're getting into once they're inside. But in there, it's a game of death, survival and blood. Sacrifices have to be made in order to survive and not everyone can be trusted. Violence will ensue as the body count rises, minds will waver, morals will collapse, bonds will form and break while a twisted game begins, formed in the guise of an online game (Darwin's Game) and multiple children's games (Kamisama no Iutoori Ni). Thrills and suspense, action and mystery, blood and cruelty and a game where your life is at stake.

Kamisama no Iutoori (Akeji FUJIMURA)

Kamisama no Iutoori (Akeji FUJIMURA)

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A game that seems innocent at first turns into a deadly game of life or death. Initial appearances quickly give way to fear and panic as the clock ticks down and the protagonists are forced to adapt or succumb to the cold hands of the game. As the blood flows, the world outside the games try to find out just what the hell is going on and who or what is the cause behind it all. It's a mystery that needs to be solved but offers a balance between both worlds.

Gantz

Gantz

Kei, a cynical and arrogant high school student, has minimal regard for others; so it's much to his surprise that when he's asked by his elementary school friend Kato to save a drunken bum laying on the subway tracks, he actually complies. However, no good deed goes unpunished, and they are swiftly decapitated by the oncoming train. Kei and Kato awaken in a nondescript room occupied by a black sphere and a variety of other people, and thus begins Gantz's game. In it, the players must face off against aliens in battles where death is inevitable and rewards are minimal. Unfortunately for them, this is just the beginning of their nightmare - at least, for those who manage to survive...

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Both of these are about high school boys who are thrown into a life or death game not by their choice. They are both suspenseful, well drawn, and have sci-fi type weapons. While reading, I could not help but to think how similar these two are. 

Togainu no Chi (Kana YAMAMOTO)

Togainu no Chi (Kana YAMAMOTO)

Once the undefeated champion of the street fighting game [email protected], Akira now fights for an entirely different cause. Having been framed for murder and given the choice of life in prison or exoneration for a price, he chose to take the latter, heading for the lawless district of Toshima. There, Akira is to fight in Igura, a game where the winner of each match receives special tags, and the loser loses his life. Alongside his longtime friend Keisuke and experienced Igura competitor Rin, Akira must now battle it out in Igura, try to avoid the sadistic enforcers that roam the streets, and complete his mission: to defeat Il Re and take down the drug company Vischio.

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Grey

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In a post-apocalyptic future, society is split up into classes which are only traversed by fighting battles. Points, required to rise in rank, are awarded for kills, and successful fighters may even have a chance of becoming the ultimate goal -- a citizen. Grey is one of these fighters -- on a mission to become a citizen at all cost. But when his friend and mentor is captured by the enemy, he must embark on a journey to save him, all the while discovering that the society he lives in may not be as it seems...

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Gamble Fish

Gamble Fish

The story is set at Shishidou, a school attended by rich and elite people. Tomu Shirasagi, a gambler, is a mysterious new transfer student who has come from a public school (instead of a prestigious private one) and faces the elitist environment. There, he declares a challenge toward any student and claims he will bring to the ruin the whole school through a series of gambling matches.

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Tobaku Haouden Rei: Gyankihen

Tobaku Haouden Rei: Gyankihen

This is part 2 of Gambling Emperor Legend Zero, picking up a few years after the cliffhanger ending of part 1.

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Blackout

Blackout

Day laborer Kazuya Shibuya is feeling frustrated with his boring, day-to-day life when a mysterious game called “Blackout” is delivered to him out of the blue. Not knowing what is going on, he starts to play the game, only to find out that what is inside surpasses anything he could have ever imagined. No one has ever managed to beat this game shrouded in mystery. Is “death” awaiting him at the end...?

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