I just noticed that Watercrown scanlated chapter 98 already. I’m not insistent on keeping this project, so if he continues to release new scans regularly, then I won’t compete.
In the meantime, I think I’ll look for another manga that interests me to scan.
Excuse of the week: been busy at work. Sorry for the slow release, I don’t know if I can ever get back to the same pace I had before seeing that I’m getting lazier and lazier. I’m just hoping to stay with it at this point.
Not much happened this chapter. Four Eyes told his side of the story, and the author tried to get us all to cry like Nao. But no, that ain’t happening. What we want is story development. Thankfully, this intermission is shorter than most other mangas (e.g. One Piece). It only lasted for about 7 pages, and we can all get back to Liar Game. The only “logic” to discuss this chapter is Akiyama’s assessment that Four Eyes is Normal. And I agree with what he said. I believe the chances of him being Normal is definitely a lot higher than that of Infected, but it’s not 100%. Also, it’s nice to know that Nao is conscientious enough to understand she’s not someone worth helping out. I’m still hoping she will become more clever as the manga continues. For example, in one of the later rounds, she’s the only one who can see through a certain trick because she is so innocent, etc. etc. But it’ll be a while before that’s even possible.
So now the only question is, what can Akiyama do at this point to pull more allies? It seems simple enough to me since they have 4 in their group now so anyone who decides to join them can instantly win. The only reason why they would hesitate is whether Akiyama and friends are willing to do that.
Hi Everyone, it’s been a while since my last release. Winter break was awesome. Took a week off, and last week no one was in office. Went on a day trip to Vegas. Had a great time. Anyways, I’m back and here’s chapter 96.
This chapter was a pretty good read. It was surprising to see how Yokoya used his disadvantage as an advantage. Although the whole thing is getting so complicated that I just FEEL there must be some flaws in the logic. But I don’t intend on looking into it. It’s also nice to see that the author threw in some “luck” factors. Four eyes not joining Yokoya was an event outside of what “logically” should occur. There hasn’t been much of that lately, and it’s nice to see a few unexpected events occurring to keep things real. All in all, I find this chapter to be more enjoyable than the others.
Many people were guessing exactly which part of Akiyama’s plan he was about to unravel, and now we know. HE KNOWS EVERYTHING!! I didn’t expect Akiyama to fall into panic though. I actually thought he would have a counter-measure already planned out, and that he would know exactly how to handle things when Yokoya comes over to ruin the party. I mean, he’s the one who said there’s no way to “contact” in secret, since the watches emit a light so bright that it would be noticed anywhere in the warehouse. But anyways, it seems Yokoya isn’t done yet either. At first glance, it seems debatable that Yokoya was able to see through Akiyama’s schemes so thoroughly. But after putting some thought into it, it’s not too farfetched. Yokoya is an expert when it comes to manipulating people so he must also be very knowledgeable in the area of psychology. The only thing that was somewhat of a coincidence is that Yokoya knows the secrets behind Akiyama’s magic trick. So of all people who knows this trick, it just had to be Yokoya. I would personally have liked this particular trick to be revealed by someone else (maybe Fatty or Bangs), but it’s a minor complaint.
All right, yet another release that’s slower than the pace I have set myself since I started this project. Was off in New York for a break and didn’t get back til Tuesday. Just a head’s up, going off on more break on the week of Christmas. Gotta love the holiday season! Anyways, here’s the link.
Well, not much to be said this chapter. It’s pretty much a continuation of last chapter, Akiyama showing how he gets the other players to believe him. I think the sharper readers have already figured out the big picture prior to reading this chapter. The only beef I have this chapter is how the host doesn’t know what Gambler’s Fallacy is. He’s the host of LIAR GAME, a game of lying. I expected every member of that Liar Game Office to have at the minimum a Bachelors in Psychology or Criminology.
Another funny thing to note is that the position between the host and Yokoya’s caretaker switched. Now Yokoya’s caretaker is the know-it-all and explaining everything. Just thought that was interesting.
I’m back from Thanksgiving break, and here’s chapter 93! This chapter is by far the hardest one to translate yet, so please forgive me if the translation is a bit off.
My Thoughts (spoiler alert):
In this chapter, Akiyama goes into details on how to performed his magic trick. I’m quite skeptical of the method Akiyama chose to use. For one, his explanation of a fake circuit board is quite risky. There’s no guarantee that the other players have minimal knowledge on the subject. What if one of the players is actually an EE major or something? I guess he CAN still go through with his plan even if someone debunks his fake circuit explanation, but he would have a lot less credibility. There’s also a chance that someone will see through his magic trick. It’s true that if someone exposes this trick, he can use others, but once the first is seen as magic, the players will also have doubts about the tricks he pulls next.
All in all, the method Akiyama chose is too risky. On the bright side, at least things aren’t very complicated, so it’s easier for me to catch on to what’s going on.
Since just posting the links is kind of plain and boring for me. I’m be jotting down some of my own thoughts toward each chapter.
So round 1 of the Pandemic Game is over. Not much has happened thus far, but it is clear how tense the atmosphere is. Yokoya screwed everyone in the simulation, and now “trust” is at a all-time low. It’s a good change to see Kanzaki actually coming up with some plans, although all of which have been shot down by Akiyama. But it does make me think that having Kanzaki, Akiyama, and Akagi contact to make all 3 of them Normal is a good start. Akiyama’s counter-argument is that no one will believe they are Normal. But what difference would that make? Once they are normal, they can offer the same services that Yokoya provided. “We will contact with anyone regardless of status”. Of course, they won’t have as big of an advantage, since Kanzaki, Akagi, and Akiyama will be “Normal+2″, “Normal+1″, and “Normal+0″. But the other players will still contact with them because there is no benefit for Kanzaki, Akagi, and Akiyama to lie.
To summarize, here’s what I would’ve done if I’m Akiyama. Tell the other players the truth that Akagi is “Infected”. I don’t care if they believe me or not, but I will need to state this. Then perform contact in the following order IN FRONT OF OTHER PLAYERS:
1. Contact with Kanzaki ->produce vaccine
2. Contact with Akagi -> cure Akagi, I become Infected
3. Have Akagi contact with Kanzaki -> produce vaccine
4. Contact with Kanzaki -> Kanzaki is now “Infected+1″, I’m “Normal+0″
5. Have Kanzaki Activate. -> Kanzaki is now “Normal+0″
6. Contact Akagi -> produce vaccine
7. End result: Akiyama (+1), Akagi (+2), Kanzaki (+0)
After this is finished, tell the other players the end result (show them on paper), and ask them to contact with Akagi. If anyone asks “What if you’re lying?”. Then I would say “lying about what?”. The only thing I can lie about is that either 1) There were 2 Infected and now all 3 of us are Infected, or 2) None of us were Infected, so all 3 of us are “Normal+3″. Assuming I lied and we’re actually all Infected, WHY would I do that? What can I possibly gain from making myself Infected when I WAS a Normal just to spread the virus even farther. There’s absolutely nothing I can gain from this. It is obvious Yokoya screwed up Kanzaki’s plan in simulation, so there’s no way we’re working with Yokoya to screw the other players even more. So there’s no logical explanation at all for 1) to be true. If we lied and we’re all “Normal+3″, then … that’s even better for the other players right? Why would I not just say that to start?
So basically, I think that’s one way to win, it might not go as smoothly as I imagined, but it does seem like a viable solution. It should be pretty obvious by the end of the chapter that Akiyama’s doing something different. But I just want to throw my idea out here since I personally find it to be a pretty straightforward method to win this game.
Been a busy week at work, so I didn’t have as much as usual to work on the scans. But here’s chapter 91!
Here’s Liar Game Chapter 90. I’ve been told I have overleveled in Chapter 89, but since I’ve already started working on chapter 90 prior to seeing that comment, this chapter will probably have the same problem. I will try to tone it down in the next chapter.
Here’s chapter 89. I turned the gamma to max on my monitor and realized how cruddy chapter 88 looked. Hopefully this is of better quality. And thanks for all the advice given to help me clean!
Update 1: Having some trouble updating to MangaHut (at work). Will try it again once I get home.
Update 2: Added MangaHut, OneManga, MangaFox link