IMW -Liar Game


      Liar Game is not only fantastic but awesome (they don’t mean the same thing right?). Liar Game is a Japanese drama. As the name implies is a game based on lying. I actually watched this drama because of it’s title. I have also read it’s manga synopsis (it an adaptation from the manga) months ago. Okay, enough with the history.
      Liar Game is a drama filled with mind reading, thinking far ahead of others, being smart, lying, deceit, trust…. to make the list short. It’s filled with psychology and how good you can manipulate and trick people. Liar Game is divided into 3 parts (It has 2 seasons and a movie titled The final stage). The first season has 11 episodes, the second 9 episodes and the movie. For me this is one of the best Japanese dramas I have watched. 
       Storyline –  The drama is about a stupidly honest girl (Nao) (as in she damn too honest for her own good, plus she trust people without any doubt). She got caught up in this liar game, due to her inability to play the game right she seeked the help of a guy called Akiyama Shin’chi. Things got pretty interesting as they try to survive through the game, by manipulating their opponents and saving every participants from falling into debt. They had to try to gain their opponent’s trust because that’s Nao’s motto.
       Plot- The plot was basically playing various games, that includes deceiving, manipulating and the other stuffs. Among the games were, Russian Roulette, 17 Joker, Contraband, Gold rush…….
     Acting –  The naive and trusting girl was played by Erika Toda – she is really a good actress, she portrayed what it means to be naive, stupid if not dumb and also innocently stubborn. Akiyama-san was played by Matsuda Shota, he was just too smart and he really had the aura (I don’t think anyone could have done a better job). There’s the ever- betraying and weirdly dressed Fukunaga. Every actor really did a good job. They also had ridiculous way of laughing that would make you want to burst out into laughter just by hearing it.
        Music – The music and beats was just too perfect (I’m not exaggerating, honestly). The music has a way of making one’s heartbeat race. 
I really didn’t see anything wrong with the drama all in all. The drama was okay and I really enjoyed. The drama also made me love Matsuda Shota and I have also taken a liking to Erika Toda also.
I love this drama beacuse of the music and I also learnt a couple of things. We can all work together as one; to gain people’s trust one must be a person of his/her words; there are ways of gaining people’s trust (that sounds tricky right?); the world can be a better place if those that keep doing good keep up with it, not only keep up with it but believe in it; because when one does that, others will also believe in you and in it. I also love Matsuda Shota and Erika Toda (I almost forgot and Fukunaga also).
     I sincerely hope you enjoy Liar Game!!!! 


     -AdeNike

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