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Discussion in 'Akihabara Records' started by Tazmo, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    Yeah well, I would love to discuss the manga, but the new game barely started XD

    I have little idea how this auction game would play out. I think Yokoya most probably will convince a lot of players that he knows what will happen next and all, so that everyone will want to be in his team. He will also point out that the first to be in his team will also benefit from the next 2 auctions, since there will be a 3rd and a 4th auction for him. This means their financial loss will be the least (50m in the best case scenario). I expect nothing less than a 300 million bid on Yokoya in the first round.

    Kanzaki will probably try to convince everyone from any bidding at all (but there will be bidding for Yokoya, so this is not going to work) or try to make them form many groups of 2 and 3 people, so that not one 4 man group will exist even after 5 bidding rounds.

    And since Akiyama is the last lot, he will take a different course. He will probably also try to downplay Yokoya by saying he doesn't know a thing, because otherwise he would have wanted to be the last lot instead with strategic advantages.

    Man, this is complicated stuff (>.<)
     
  2. MightiestRooster bad-ass motherfucking bird

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    There is one thing I don't understand about the first round. It should be pretty clear that everyone is aiming to get Yokoya on his team. But than why didn't anyone bet on the singer, Kashiki? If you want to get Yokoya, who is going third, your best chance would be to get another player even before his actual turn, so you can easily outbid the others, since bids from players on one team are counted together.
     
  3. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    Probably because Kashiki is so full of himself, there would be no guarantee that he would cooperate with splitting the bidding costs of 310m to bid on Yokoya. In fact, there's a fair chance he doesn't even want to be in Yokoya's team because he sees himself as someone more important.
     
  4. MightiestRooster bad-ass motherfucking bird

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    Well yeah, probably something among those lines. But for the sole purpose of getting Yokoya on your team, it would still be most advantageous to get him for like 1 yen and deal with persuading him afterwards.
    It could also be, that the other players were just waiting for him to make some kind of proposition and since he didn't they did not bid.
    Or maybe they just don't expect such high bids as us.

    Btw I just can't figure out the way to save everyone. It wasn't stated what will happen if teams of four won't be created after 5 rounds so you can hardly call that a way.
    The only way I could find out to do this is for the team which will win to give 600 to the four losers. That way, no one will win anything and no one will lose anything.
     
  5. Malvingt2 The Normal Maniac

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    Good chapter. I am going to love this round.
     
  6. rajin Looking for a translator

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  7. Garfield ​⁠​

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    :apathy That's the only emotion I can manage for this chapter. It was just completely meh. No new information to speak of at all. Kinda shame considering there was a longer wait for it.
     
  8. Wolfgang Grimmer Magnificent Steiner

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    that's not something fukunaga would say. it's a trap I'm calling it.
     
  9. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    You think so? If anything, this would make Nao even more determined, so I don't see how this could a trap (unless you meant Fukunaga with "trap".....). I actually think it would be in-character for Fukunaga to say all that after all his time spent with Nao.
     
  10. Wolfgang Grimmer Magnificent Steiner

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    well fukunaga is really impressed about nao that much is true but he also knows that she's naive. not even once did he ever stopped doubting people.
     
  11. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    I think Nao has come a long way and is far less naive/apathic than she was at the start of the manga, and I bet Fukunaga knows that too. People can actually rely on her now.

    But still, your prediction has some merit too and it would be interesting to see how Akiyama turns the tables on this trap. It would be far too easy (and boring story-wise) for Nao to make her plans come true like this. If Yokoya prepared this trap for Nao, then even he has high regards for her.
     
  12. Wolfgang Grimmer Magnificent Steiner

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    what was really suspicious to me was that at the start of the bid poker game fukunaga was still his usual arrogant self. not even akiyama had that fast change of heart.
     
  13. MightiestRooster bad-ass motherfucking bird

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    For quite some time now, Fukunaga's usual arrogant self was just a face that she put on, just trying to act tough, but if you think about her/his actions, her character development even up to this point makes sense.
    It was clear that she believed in Nao for quite some time, which is pretty bizarre for a person she was in the past. So it's not too far fetched that she would also reflect on her own actions in the past and felt the need to redeem herself with something like this.

    If anything, I would say that her character development was a bit rushed, like she made a jump from believing in Nao to such a heroic action, but the direction is correct, it was bound to end up with her doing something like this.
     
  14. Keishin Well-Known Member

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    Well, well, well... What do we have here...
     
  15. rajin Looking for a translator

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  16. Malvingt2 The Normal Maniac

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    Liar Game 174 & 175 are out
     
  17. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    Ha I really like the way this auction is going so far
     
  18. Starburst~ Member

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    Looks like a pretty cool game. Not sure how I feel about yokoya having insider info. Meh, I guess the author had to give him something to compete with akiyama and nao.
     
  19. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    I think he read notes written by Akiyama himself, notes gathered when Akiyama brought down a similar corporation. These notes are actually a trap to make sure Yokoya is staying in the game and also at the same time to give him a false sense of superiority.

    If this is true, then Akiyama will only have to falsify 1 tiny bit of info to give him the edge in the end. Yokoya will lose everything he has, because Akiyama LIED to him.
     
  20. MightiestRooster bad-ass motherfucking bird

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    Yes! In your face Akyiama. Yokoya for the motherfucking win!
     
  21. rajin Looking for a translator

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  22. MightiestRooster bad-ass motherfucking bird

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    http://www.batoto.net/read/_/244998/liar-game_ch175_by_tdx

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    This chapter.. Shows exactly why is Yokoya my absolute favourite manga villain. So despictable. Yet so calculating an elegant in making his evil deeds.
     
  23. rajin Looking for a translator

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  24. MightiestRooster bad-ass motherfucking bird

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    It's out:

    http://www.batoto.net/read/_/247959/liar-game_ch176_by_tdx (http://mangafox.me/manga/liar_game/v16/c176/1.html)
     
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  25. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    I love this manga!!
     
  26. MightiestRooster bad-ass motherfucking bird

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    The King has returned to us.



    Seriously. This manga just isn't the same without Yokoya. The only good arcs without him were the ones before he was actually introduced. Easily my favourite manga villain.


    On another note:
    So the reason why none of the fodders thought of this is because... they are simply too retarded to realise even something this obvious.
    That's kinda disappointing.
    Was there at least one moment in this manga when a fodder actually managed to realise/think of something?
     
  27. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    Nope, I think fodder are only able to think of the most obvious tactics and work out given strategies. Definitely not anything beyond 2 steps.
     
  28. rajin Looking for a translator

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  29. MightiestRooster bad-ass motherfucking bird

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    Fanart/cover time.
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  30. Aduro Definitely not a villain.

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    Yeah, Yokoya is so evil and fun to hate but a bit complex too. I love how his Kill the King thing reminds me of Scar from Lion King as well.
     
  31. Bubyrd Ratcatcher absolute Jushin

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    I've never seen Yokoya smiling and laughing so much, he is having all the fun of his life. :lmao :lmao

    Back in the days, at the Smugglers game he was such a creep. Now he has "friends", even if he wants them to despair.. such a tsundere, isnt' he?
     
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  33. MightiestRooster bad-ass motherfucking bird

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    Oh snap, he didn't!

    And is it just me, or did Yokoya's look change several times through the chapter.

    As for the development,

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    I find the reason for Yokoya's knowledge about the game extremely meh. I mean a book, seriously Kaitani? So anyone can just stumble upon that knowledge.
     
  34. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    Plus, it was a best seller, so it's plausible Akiyama read that book too, since it's about a topic he would be interested in. Also, it's kinda dumb Yokoya outright told everyone what the source is of his knowledge, since it may backfire now if the organization decides to change something to the game.

    Also, have some faith in Kaitani. There has got to be a valid reason behind the book being the source.
     
  35. Bubyrd Ratcatcher absolute Jushin

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    When the masked guy said "Yokoya.. has read the novel.. huh" i lost it. :lmao

    This arc so far is looking more like a parody than the real Liar Game. But i'm okay anyway because i'm finding it really funny. Maybe some kind of drama will come later.
     
  36. Aduro Definitely not a villain.

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    Yokoya is arrogant enough to think no-one else would read the language the novel is in. Also its quite plausible that someone was bound to have read it, both the novel and the game based on it attract people who seek control over others like Harimoto and Yokoya so its not surprusing that someone has found both. Hell if I was in the game I would spend time between matches researching as much as I could about if similar games had been played and which strategies worked.
     
  37. MightiestRooster bad-ass motherfucking bird

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    Exactly. The whole novel idea is just lame.. To me, it seems like Kaitani is trying to quickly wrap this up, so he does some things, the ones for which he wasn't able to decide how to do them, halfassely.
     
  38. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    Ill admit that does seem to be the case, but the 2 mangas ive read from him, i had yet to see something with such a oversight as you put it there. This man knows what he's doing and i seriously doubt he didn't think what the implications would be for the revelation. He won't mess up the grande finale of this manga i think. Although i was also shocked when the lgt office member said "so he read the novel huh?" As if yokoya hadn't already mentioned that a million times by that time.
     
  39. MightiestRooster bad-ass motherfucking bird

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    Well, I've been following Kaitani's mangas for quite a long time now, so I see it the same way, don't worry. But it's undeniable that the quality of the previous arc was significantly lower.

    Also, maybe I hate the novel idea so much because I love Yokoya as a villain. When we learned that he really knows things about LG which he shouldn't I was hyped as to how he achieved such a thing. I imagined he at least bribed some LGT member or some even more interesting way. That's why I was so disappointed when we learned about the novel idea and having it confirmed by LGT member.

    I hope that he at least lied about the novel being a best seller and we will learn that the novel is actually very rare, maybe even prohibited in its original country.
     
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  41. Malvingt2 The Normal Maniac

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    Man great chapters..... those mistakes are going to cost them ah?
     
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  44. Malvingt2 The Normal Maniac

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    Akiyama is amazing. WOW.......................... JUST WOW
     
  45. Wolfgang Grimmer Magnificent Steiner

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    haha this is sort of a repeat of the 2nd round
     
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