Life is Money

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Liar Game

Liar Game

"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?

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RogueKnowledge RogueKnowledge says...

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.

thor123 thor123 says...

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. 

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both Liar Game and Life is Money are very good high stakes games involving money. They're both great series, and if you liked one you'll probably like the other too. 

Babyrage Babyrage says...

Psychological money game with a good story and good character

MC start play with other for win

Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji

Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji

Itou Kaiji is as pathetic a person as they come; a man who gambles his days away, only winning enough to lose significantly more. He hates himself, is riddled with envy for others, but is ultimately too weak to think of a way out of his massive debts. Then one day he is approached by a strange man who offers him what seems the solution of a lifetime – to take a short journey on a ship called Espoir, during which time he will be given the chance to win more cash than he can dream of in a card game like no other. Ever the desperate, Kaiji takes the gamble of his life; however, the game turns out to be far darker than he expected and the hard lessons pile on thick and fast. Now stuck in a closed world of unsavory characters willing to do anything to destroy him, can Kaiji gather enough courage to outwit them all?

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Pieguy535 Pieguy535 says...

Both manga involve a down-on-their-luck person, trying to win a enormous amount of money through a series of mind games, set up by an evil organization

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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Thrawn Thrawn says...

To take money from others, you must also take another thing from them: Their life. That's the philosophy of both of these series, where contestants join of their own freewill, misled or otherwise, and participate in a survival game to win money. Duds Hunt focuses more on violence than psychological and Life is Money is the opposite, minimalizing violence for psychological trauma and breakdowns.

King's Game (Hitori RENDA)

King's Game (Hitori RENDA)

A mysterious command arrives from a "King"-----The life-threatening "Game" has now begun for the 32 students of the first year's B Class. One day, all of the students in Nobuaki's class received their first message from someone calling themselves the "King", in which was written a baffling command. That first command was very easy. However, the commands began to escalate until a life-threatening game had begun---

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Thrawn Thrawn says...

One day, your life is normal, or at least on a predictable track. But a single event changes it, turns your world upside down and you make a choice, and that choice, is to live. Life is Money tackles this by a dire need of money to save a life while protection one's own, and Ousama Game is without the greed of material goods, but that of humans, to save as many as you can from the gallows. Both are about survival, testing the mind and limits of humanity, pride, greed and gluttony for life, pressure comes down on our heroes as they struggle to save those they care about.

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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Thrawn Thrawn says...

Indirect killing. Through psychological, mental, secondhand, mind or anything, just don't let your hands get dirty by anything direct. That's the style of these two series. They're more on the side of psychological and the mental breakdown of humanity/morals on the scale of killing than violence but both contain their share of blood. Bodies will have to fall for any progress on the end goal of wealth to be made and either one will feed your hunger for psychological thrillers.

Dolls Code

Dolls Code

The seven teenagers who committed crimes had their body parts related to the crime they committed taken away and was sent to a school with a locked room. To return to their normal lives, they have to continuously take the examination and graduate as the first in class within one week, or else...

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FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both Dolls Code and Life is Money are very good high stakes games. They're both great series, and if you liked one you'll probably like the other too.

13 Game

13 Game

On his seventeenth birthday, Amamiya Kota was going to ask his classmate Misora Hiyori out. Tragically, he dies in a car accident but is given a second chance back in the living world on borrowed time. He gets entered into a competition called the 13 Game where other people like Kota who were supposed to die return back to the world and given an option: locate and kill 13 other players or suffer the fate of death.

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Real Account

Real Account

In the near future, everyone is hooked on the newest social network called Real Account, a service where the top users have hundreds or thousands of followers. One such user is Ataru Kashiwagi, an insecure student who retreats to the virtual world to escape his loneliness – even if his countless 'friends' don't know the real him. But soon, the network becomes all too real when he and 10,000 others are transported into the virtual world. They're greeted by the cheeky mascot Marble, who informs the group that they must beat a game to go home, but there's a catch: dying in the game means you, as well as your followers, die in real life. In such a fickle world where looks are everything and unfriending is as easy as a single click, will Ataru or any of the others survive till the end?

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Judge

Judge

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...

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Cock Robin o Korosu no wa

Cock Robin o Korosu no wa

One day, when Hidaka Kishi is going to school with his close friend Kimiko, he notices a strange new song on his music player: "Who Killed Cock Robin?" Little does he know, a murderous game is beginning, with him as the target--the Cock Robin. Fourteen other players (called 'birds') are all competing to kill him, in exchange for making their wishes come true. However, one of the birds, Saedano Minami, seems to have other plans. To Hidaka's confusion, she decides to protect him, but what is her ultimate goal? How will Hidaka survive this deadly game?

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