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Monday, October 10, 2011

[ Manga Discovery ] Life is Money

Life is Money
by Asanji Teru and Yaguraba Tekka

[ Demographic: SHOUNEN ]
Ten contestants have been selected to join a game, where the winner can get a 100 million yen. To win, they must survive 10 days inside a mental prison.
(2 chapters read as of the date this blog entry was posted)


Motivation: (What Made Me Check It Out)
I got attracted to the title. Money, Life, yeah, *sigh*
Curses: (What Seems to be Bad About It)
Haha, first series I found that suffers from psychological survival game cliche.
It's trying hard to be funny and scary. Not doing a good job on either.
It doesn't seem very psychological either.
Praises: (What Seems to be Good About It)
If this series focuses more on the power of luck, drama, and moral dilemma, this could be more interesting than it already is. It's doing a better job on that parts.
Bias: (What's Keeping Me Hooked to It)
Survival games with a loving onii-chan and two white haired bishies. As if I can resist that, haha.
Fangirl: (What I Love in It)
I think my favorites are gonna be #1, #2, and #8. Heehee. If there'll be anything psychological in this, it seems to be more on the characters than on their games, haha.
Nostalgia: (What It Reminds Me of)
Liar Game (the main character were scammed, and they're both survival games but violence isn't allowed), Enigma (also a shounen survival game, but Enigma's supernatural)
Main characters that get tricked in a survival game manga are usually not as stupid as they seem. I'm really curious on what type this series' main character's gonna be.
To be honest, this hasn't been that impressive as a psychological series. But it has been interesting and other characters seem to be fun. It might get better later, looking forward to that!

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