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Liar Game Chapter 96 – Intent

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.

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Thoughts:

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.

Categories: Liar Game
  1. diary
    January 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks very much for the new chapter~

    To leave my thoughts, I somehow think that the reason behind four eyes not joining Yokoya is that he is the one person left infected. Since Yokoya did say in the beginning that after they all manage to get four vaccines they’d just reject anybody who wanted to join their group later, four eyes probably thought that Akiyama’s group would be the safer bet after all which is why he stayed. So I guess that could count as a logical event.

    Still, I can’t see all of them getting +4 in the end if not somebody else softens and agrees to react with them. Since if four eyes was infected, he’d first have to contact with one of the +4’s and then with the other two, leaving one of the group as +4 and three others as +3.. and even if he happened to be normal, Nao and him would still be at +3 after contact..

    Oh well, just see how it goes.

  2. Soress
    January 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I got confused by one part. How did Nao and bandana contact twice? I thought you could only contact once…

    • Nana
      January 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm

      That only to create a vaccine remember the bandana was inflected. So Nao and bandana contacted being that Nao was inflected and Bandana is normal. And Nao used one of her vaccine to be normal. Then they contacted again to make a vaccine.

      • Soress
        January 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm

        Ahhh thank you! I completely forgot about that rule. I thought it was a one contact only rule, regardless of infected/normal

  3. Soress
    January 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Oh and thanks for the release as always!

    Been craving to see what happens, but I figured you were just as busy as the rest of us during the holidays.

    • January 5, 2010 at 6:15 pm

      Yea, it’s been hectic. I did have time to work on this, but holiday season makes me lazy. lol

  4. RyanXero
    January 5, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks again!

  5. Nana
    January 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Thankx for the releases.

  6. Northy
    January 5, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you very much.

    Keep up the great work.

  7. January 5, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    It’d be interesting to see what would happen if Yokoya ever met Johan Liebert. They’d either join forces, take over the world and then betray each other, or skip the middleman and head straight to war. (My money’d be on Johan, mind you. Yokoya spends way too much time gloating.)

    This said, incredibly, your grammar’s gotten even worse in this one. A few more chapters and this manga’s gonna read like Zero Wing. Are you sure you don’t need a decent editor?…

  8. Seikuken
    January 6, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Thanks for the chapter! And dun worry yr grammar is fine 😀

    It’ll be pretty cool if the other 4 going to Yokoya’s team was part of Akiyama’s plan.

  9. BP+2
    January 6, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Thanks for the chapter! You sure took your time 😛

    Anyway, now I’m kinda annoyed since Nao/Akiyama/Akagi just had an extremely easy opportunity to win…
    “Yokoya, you just stated that it is a fact that I am Normal+4. Therefore… let me contact all 4 of you and cure myself in between. I could trick you if I was infected or normal+1, but I’m not, so there’s no harm! After that we’ll all be normal, and can all contact with each other.”

  10. Irankoa
    January 6, 2010 at 3:53 am

    Thank you sooooo muuuch 🙂 I could’t wait for the next chapter and it didn’t diappointed me. Your translation is so great ^^
    I can’t imagine situation when Nao lost – no no no Akiyama has to have something hide – maybe he knows who is the second infected person or something??
    It’s crazy but I can’t wait for the next chap. and predict what will happan next – that’s what I really love about this manga.

  11. Albatross
    January 6, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Great chapter! Thanks for your work.

    I’m also sure that Nao won’t lose. The question is, how.

  12. HamsterofDeath
    January 6, 2010 at 7:57 am

    the one thing puzzling me the most is: how did so many pretty much average people get into round 4? there should be at least 80% akiyamas and yokoyas

    • January 6, 2010 at 8:37 am

      Yes, that was something that puzzled me too, but it would probably cause too much confusion and complication if there are too many smart people.

      • Aramil
        January 6, 2010 at 10:34 am

        I thought it made sense with the way the game is made. Starting with the second round the game get a lot harder so the smart people probably quit after making some profit. yokona would have quit too if it wasn’t for nao provocation and people wanting to reach the end like Nao and Akiyama are probably rare. The revival rounds are made to allow a maximum of people to come back and increase their debt so it’s normal to find a lot of average people. At least that’s what i think.

        So basically, normal round, smart people win or lose with profit and drop out(after all would have to be either really confident or greedy to stay), survival round, average people against each other with a maximum of people coming back, result, a high number of average people with few smart people in the game no matter what round it is.

  13. kikueno
    January 6, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Awesome chapter again ^.^

  14. wisp
    January 7, 2010 at 12:27 am

    thank you for all your hard work!!!

  15. January 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Very grateful for your effort 🙂 Otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to catch up with the Liar Game. Thank you so much!

  16. HamsterofDeath
    January 7, 2010 at 11:26 am

    if i were the akiyama-team i would make nao join the yokoya-team, and the guy who stayed, too 🙂

    since akiyama & akagi already are +4, they don’t need to do anything, but they need 2 more people to get nao to +4. since they only have one more, they should send both nao and 4eyes to yokoya.
    my plan ends here. i have to think a bit about that

  17. HamsterofDeath
    January 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    the facts:
    everyone +2 needs 2 allies.
    everyone +0 needs 4 allies.
    the infected needs 4 allies, at least one with vaccines.

    team y needs 2 allies, both not infected. this will get them all up to +4. if another infected is added, this is going to happen:
    1. the infected makes contact
    2. the contacter heals himself.
    state: 0,3,4,4,4
    3. former infected contacts his healer again
    state: 1,4,4,4,4
    4. the other members contact the former infected
    5. 4,4,5,5,5

    team a can win if they manage to infect members of team y without them knowing during the contact phase. this would screw up their strategy, they would need more allies (nao & 4eyes).
    but how to do that? is it possible to take off the vaccine-o-meter, maybe switch it with another player? if 4eyes is infected, akagi/akiyama could change their vaccine-o-meters with him, them say 2 “i’m out”, join the other +4 guys and say “let’s contact for fun”. they get infected and have to team up with someone again 🙂
    do both players have to agree to contact, or can one player but his clock near to another players and it’s a contact?

    • some_guy
      January 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm

      Remember at the beguining of the round that guy tried to take off the watch thing- but he couldnt.

      thanks for chapter!!!!

  18. January 7, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    As long as there aren’t any Akiyama, Fukunaga or Yokoya figures to upset the balance, a game of “average joes” who take the rules at face value could go to anyone. In other words, you don’t necessarily have to be a genius to win…just lucky. Which explains the cannon fodder sheep populating the fourth round.

    As for Glasses, or whatever they called him? He’s the smart one. All Yokoya’s really done is call Akiyama out on his magic trick: he’s cast doubt on his trustworthiness but hasn’t disproven it entirely. Anyone who can keep a cool head on their shoulders can see the fallacy inherent in Yokoya’s presumption: “Yes, I’m going to burn your village, rape your women and eat your children if you don’t pay me tribute, but the other guy LIED TO YOU! So you KNOW I’m the good guy and he’s the bad guy!”

  19. BP+2
    January 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I’m surprised Akiyama didn’t point out that they can wait until the break to see that there is 1, not 2, infected people left, which would at least prove that Akiyama wasn’t lying about their statuses.

    • some_guy
      January 10, 2010 at 5:21 am

      That wouldn’t work either, even if someone went to check their status and tell the others they would think that their lying. Also i can understand why the others went to Yokoya, theyve probably seen so many people drop out of the game as soon as they get their money. Seeing the other two drop out and hearing that akiyama is +4, they wouldnt understand why he would be helping them. Also hes lied to them before. From their point of view the only thing they can be certain of is that Yokoya +2. I mean we know their good but i cant say i wouldnt have done the same if i was there.

      The glasses guy probably knew how sincere nao was in the beguining and he probably still remembers what Yokoya did. We know he made the right choice but i dont think hes smart. I dont know if glasses is infected or not though- if he was infected+0 they would be no point going to akiyama, with 3 and using 1 sample he would be +2. If he was infected the best place is to go to Yokoya.If he was normal they best he could get is +3. I think the only way is to convice those 2 +4 people that drop out

  20. some_guy
    January 10, 2010 at 5:39 am

    oh i forgot about the screen with that infected chart they show on breaks

  21. Brian
    October 18, 2015 at 8:05 am

    There is a serious logical flaw in this chapter.

    Akiyama can counter Yokoya by simply offering to contact one of the four remaining players on the spot. Why? He is +4. He knows there is only one infected left in the group of four because Akagi was the other infected. So what if he comes in contact with an infected? He becomes +2 normal (after using +1 to cure himself from infected +3 to normal +2). That leaves 3 others who would be normal. He contacts each of the 3, and he would have +5 again. Bonus (ignore this for now if you don’t get this): he can contact the person originally infected again to bring his total to +6 (as per Akagi and Kanzaki’s exchange in prev chapter.

    What about the infected? After he comes into contact with Akiyama, he would become normal +0. Akagi and Kanzaki can then contact him next, bringing him to +2, then he can contact the remaining 3 of the group of 4 after to bring him well into +5. Bonus: he too can become +6 by contacting Akiyama again.

    Essentially if all four stayed with Akiyama, everyone would have been saved. Sure in the mind of the group of 4, there may exist the possibility that two infected remain out of the four. But Akiyama knows for a fact there is only one. He doesn’t have to convince them either like the chapter suggests. He simply has to walk up to one of them and initiate contact. No one would doubt that he is normal +4. Yokoya never tried to question it either. Plus the other two +4’s that ran off are prove to that Akiyama’s group are all normal.

    Essentially what I’m getting at is this chapter’s logic is flawed at this point. Yokoya’s argument is who would believe +4s would be willing to take risk to help you since they already got the win in the bag? But Akiyama doesn’t have to have them believe anything. He or Akagi or even Kanzaki can simply walk up to one of the four and offer to contact right there on the spot… Akiyama can simply say to any one of the four as a counter to Yokoya’s argument “You don’t believe I’m willing to help you? Contact me now! What do you have to lose, you know I’m a normal anyway.”

    If the worst case scenario comes that the group of 4 demands a fool-proof solution even if there are 2 infected left in the group of 4, a fool-proof solution is still possible. Simply have the members of the group of 4 contact known normals before they contact anyone else.

    Suppose we designate the group of 4: #1, #2, #3, #4.
    Each of their status could be either normal +0 or infected +0.
    First round:
    Akiyama (normal +4) contacts #1
    Akagi (normal +4) contacts #2

    Worst case scenario is both #1 and #2 are infected (which we know is impossible but let’s carry on).

    Akiyama becomes normal +3; #1 becomes normal +1.
    Akagi becomes normal +3; #2 becomes normal +1.
    Keep in mind that after curing the infected to normal +0, the two can initiate contact again to generate a vaccine for each, which they haven’t done yet in the previous contact.

    The key is even in the worst scenario, once the infected are turned normal, everyone is saved because they can then each generate a vaccine for each and they would each end up with > +6. There is no trust needed because

    SO LONG AS YOU GET EACH OF THE FOUR UNKNOWNS TO CONTACT A DEFINITE NORMAL WITH EXCESS FIRST, LIKE AKIYAMA OR AKAGI, THEN EVERYONE ON THE 7 MEN TEAM IS SAVED (Akiyama, Akagi, Kanzaki + the remaining 4). This is a serious logical flaw in this chapter. Do it in pairs of two. Two unknowns with Akiyama and akagi. Then the other two.

    Sure you could say they all come to make the wrong choices because of overwhelming stress, anxiety, and distrust, but the fact that Akiyama didn’t seem to have realized this either would lead to the natural conclusion that he is in this case as easily fooled and clouded by emotion as everyone else (i.e. he’s not all that smart). By the way, it makes no logical sense for the two +4’s to detach themselves either. There is no risk involved in continue to participate. They stopped thinking, stop evaluating the situation, and let emotional stress run over. That’s all.

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