[Liar Game] Does Nao Kanzaki get more tolerable as the series progresses? : manga
On other hand, Nao understands Akiyama's heart better than he does himself. Their relationship is undeniably positive and supportive, and there's so much trust Akiyama x Nao Moments: Volume 1In "Akiyama Shinichi" .. of this game is in your hands, Kanzaki Nao”, because I knew that Akiyama never. Liar Game is a Japanese manga series originally written and illustrated by Shinobu Kaitani. A scrupulously honest college student named Nao Kanzaki receives a package containing When Nao's first opponent, a trusted former teacher, steals her money, she seeks assistance from a con man named Shinichi Akiyama. r/manga's huge recommendation list! Nao is supposed to be honest to a fault, but the portrayal of that characteristic is extremely heavy-handed. . It's not really until a couple of volumes in that she gets better though. I really believe she has the skills on par with Akiyama, but the root of her character is.
He then decides to listen to her story. After hearing out her predicament and reading the rules of the Liar Game, he asks her whether she wanted to win the game or quit the game. Nao says that she wants to quit and only wants to return her share. Akiyama tells her to go to her opponent and ask for the money back.
They both go to Fujisawa Kazuo 's house and Nao asks for her money back. Fujisawa tells her that the money is in a safety deposit box in the bank, and that the bank is closed. As it was past 7, and the bank is open from 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday, Fujisawa states that they are unable to access the deposit box until it is during business hours.
Nao then tells him that she overheard him talking on the phone, where he mentioned that he fooled her out of million yen. Fujisawa acts innocent, but Akiyama steps in and says that if he doesn't return the money he would call the police. Fujisawa exclaims that it is written in the rules that stealing wasn't considered a crime, to which Akiyama points out that Fujisawa admitted to stealing the money.
On the ride home, Akiyama points out that Fujisawa made a big mistake with his words. He notes that the last day of the game was on Sunday 14th June, and that the bank is not open on that day, meaning he must retrieve the money on the Friday beforehand at latest.
Akiyama decides to help Nao, but for a price: During the surveillance, Akiyama's character becomes slowly more pronounced; he covers the daytime watch to allow Nao time to visit her father and go to school, and takes over more of the nighttime shift as well when he notices Nao losing her strength.
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After a while, Fujisawa would no constantly stay in his house, only leaving every few days to check the mail. This prompts Akiyama to question whether or not he money is actually in the bank. With the help of Nao, Akiyama fakes a fire to test out Fujisawa's reaction. Fujisawa is reluctant to leave the room, even calling his friend to help him find the source of the fire instead of calling the fire department.
Akiyama ceases the "fire" and comes to the conclusion that the money is in the very room that Fujisawa was in. He confesses, and reveals that the money is inside a safe, claiming that this is as far as they will get.
Akiyama responds by saying that getting the million yen out of the safe would be child's play for him. Akiyama and Nao continue their surveillance, and after a while Nao and Fujisawa both receive a card from the Liar Game Office stating that the game would end at 5pm on the 14th of June. When there is only 55 minutes until 5pm, 14th June, Nao snaps and begs Fujisawa to return the money.
He declines and locks her out. At 5pm, a shady man in a trench coat and hat appears at Fujisawa's door. He states that he is a representative of the Liar Game Office, and Fujisawa opens the safe to show him the million yen.
The representative takes 1 hour to check the money, and while he is thinking of how to spend the prize money, the doorbell rings at Fujisawa's house. He answers and three men wearing suits, sunglasses and medical masks claim to be from the Liar Game Office.
The man in the trench coat takes off his disguise and reveals himself to be Akiyama. He gives the million to Nao and tells Fujisawa that he has lost. Akiyama reveals that the card stating that the game would end at 5pm was a fake, and that the real card said 6pm.
Fujisawa had received the card in the mailbox a week ago, but he wouldn't leave the room so he didn't get the card for days, which was enough time for Akiyama to create a fake and replace it in the mailbox. Akiyama had beaten Fujisawa and collected his 50 milliom yen prize from Nao.
On the way home, Nao questions why Akiyama had tricked her as well. He states that her begging made Fujisawa confident of his win, and that she wouldn't have been able to be so realistic if she were only acting. Nao decides to give Fujisawa her share of 50 million yen under the condition that Fujisawa never says that human cannot be trusted ever again. Akiyama also gives Nao his 50 million yen, stating that they were to split the reward evenly, and if Nao didn't even get 1 yen, he wouldn't either.
Nao tries to give him money that she had saved from her job as payment for his assistance, much to his chagrin and refusal. As Nao runs to her apartment to get the money, she finds her invitation to Round II of the Liar Game, shocking them both.
Round II Edit The invitation Nao receives states that to pull out of the game, she must return half of her winnings. If a player does not appear at the designated place that would be considered forfeiting, and players who forfeit must repay all the money they won in the first round, which was million yen in Nao's case.
Akiyama tells Nao to ignore it, as legally the card means nothing. He then gives her his number, telling her to contact him if she's worried. After talking to her lawyer, Tanimura TeruoNao calls Akiyama. However she says that she is feeling really good now and hangs up. On the day of the second round, Akiyama visits Nao's apartment. There is no one there, and Akiyama wonders if she went to the designated place. While the dealer, Leronirais announcing the second round, Akiyama walks into the mansion, stating that he will partake in the game as well.
Nao is delighted, but Akiyama tells her to keep quiet for the moment being. After this, all the players were treated with a top-class buffet. However nearly none of the players had the appetite, and the only ones who ate were Akiyama and the mysterious No.
While eating, Nao asks why Akiyama is present at the second round, as he is not qualified to enter. Akiyama responds by asking her why she is here, as they had agreed to ignore the LGT. Still, it comes to this, the crudest of methods. Someone makes a suggestion that Akiyama should He can't pay attention to anything but the girl sleeping as people swarm around her trying to save her life. What if these are her last moments? Akiyama looks at her. Lying there, she looks so thin and fragile.
She never should have gotten involved. She should be in college, learning, laughing, making friends, finding herself. He realizes, he knows nothing of her. How can she leave him before he's gotten a chance to know all about the person he's been working for this whole time? What's her favorite color? What type of music does she listen to?
What does she want to study? Who was her best friend growing up? Cat person or dog person? Where is her favorite place to go on vacation? What type of guy would she fall in love with? Who is Kanzaki Nao? And what of her future? Akiyama can see it more clearly than he can his own.
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She's got school yes, and maybe she'll get a job going out and changing the world. Or she'll marry someone--perhaps him--and become a fierce dragon of a mother protecting her children while teaching them to be kind and honest. She can't go, not yet. He's not done studying her, and she's not done with life. Again, Akiyama remains above himself and watches passively the man next to Nao, his hand in hers again.
The touch exists for him as much as it does for her. He stares at her, to be the first to know when her eyes open.
If the chemical mess she's inflicted on her body can be reversed. Finally, they finish the procedure. Akiyama watched the whole horrible ordeal. He watches now as they take the tubes from her. They pass the same for Akiyama.
Not until she wakes up. It's the moment he's been waiting for since the moment he discovered her, and yet, what can he say to her? It's too much for Akiyama. The tension that's been slowly building since that initial bad feeling wells up. The depth of his desolation when he thought he lost her. The pressure to not let history repeat itself. They accumulate in Akiyama Shinichi, even as they are relieved in this very moment.
The hand holding hers trembles and shakes. He lets go and walks from the room before she can even pass a shocked "Akiyama-san" through her lips. If he seems calm, it's a lie. If he seems merely livid, it's an understatement. The moment he's in a somewhat private place, the stall of a bathroom, Akiyama lets himself go. Not yelling, not screaming, but through the clenching and unclenching of his fists.
Digging his nails into the sleeves of his shirt. Completely silent except for the vibrating intensity of his anger. The blazing heat piles up in him, threatens to explode. He was there for her, for fuck's sake. Why do all the people he cares about specifically have to do this to themselves instead of calling someone? He wants to kill her himself. Why would she even try this before confiding in him?
He can't answer that. During Round 3, Fukunaga cooperates with Nao and Akiyama.
When Fukunaga finishes the round debt-free, she chooses to continue in the tournament. Nao bluntly tells Akiyama that Fukunaga is romantically interested in him, at which Akiyama expresses discomfited disinterest. After this episode, Fukunaga is always seen wearing a wig and in feminine dress. When Fukunaga is forced to confront Yokoya and his allies almost alone, she is eliminated from the game with over one billion yen of debt after transferring all the money acquired in the game to another player out of goodwill.
As the game progresses, Fukunaga notes Nao's improvement and grows a little fond of her, although she still believes she is incompetent and aggravatingly stupid.
After Fukunaga is identified-as-male-at-birth identity is revealed, the Japanese text deliberately avoids referring to "her" by gender. In the live version, this character is still male, but with a vaguely homosexual overtone. However, in English translations, the feminine pronoun is usually used when referring to Fukunaga.
She often alternates between personas - an ultra-feminine cold and superior mature femme fatale; a bullheaded boisterous and physically intimidating man in obvious drag; a seemingly none-too-bright loud young delinquent girl; and gradations in between - whichever currently best suits Fukunaga's own needs, both in the game and outside of it.
She is absolutely convincing, no matter what role she plays. Also stated to have managed to play a convincing non-descript male to orchestrate a con not showndespite having prominent real cleavage, said to be the result of a combination of female hormone injections and breast augmentation surgery with saline implants.
Nao's former teacher and opponent in Round 1, who was originally a kind man concerned about the welfare of his students. After a series of misfortunes, Fujisawa has become angry, hateful, and mistrustful. Nao is shocked when he outright told her that he doesn't care if she goes into debt or is forced into prostitution to pay it back.
Fujisawa's behavior, however, only solidifies Akiyama's decision to help Nao. At the end of Round 1 when Akiyama outsmarts Fujisawa but Nao gives Fujisawa her winnings to that he can repay his debt, Fujisawa is last seen bowing to her in gratitude. A trans woman who first appears in Round 2, as a woman named Hitomi.
Possibly an in-transition or post-op transsexualshe still has breasts when not dressed in female clothes. Sly, calculating, and a 5th degree black beltFukunaga is a skilled manipulator whose weaknesses appear to be her desire for money and her temper. Age unknown; alludes to being noticeably older than she seems. During Round 3, Fukunaga learns to cooperate with Nao and Akiyama, and even when Fukunaga finishes the round debt-free, she chooses to continue in the tournament to aid them.
However, Fukunaga is forced to confront Yokoya without their help in the third revival round and is eliminated from the game with over one billion yen of debt. In later chapters, Fukunaga recognizes Nao's improvement and starts to get fond of her, although she still believes she is incompetent. Nao also observed that Fukunaga may have a crush on Akiyama. After Fukunaga's identified-as-male-at-birth identity is revealed, the Japanese text deliberately avoids referring to "her" by gender.
In the live version this character is still male, but with a vaguely homosexual overtone. Alternates between personas - an ultra-feminine cold and superior mature femme fatale; a bullheaded boisterous and physically intimidating man in obvious drag; a seemingly none-too-bright loud young delinquent girl; and gradations in between - whichever currently best suits Fukunaga's own needs, both in-game and outside of it.
She is absolutely convincing as a female when she so desires and regularly has everyone fooled. Also stated to have managed to play a convincing non-descript male to orchestrate a con not showndespite having prominent "real" cleavage, said to be the result of a combination of female hormone injections and breast augmentation surgery with saline implants. A character obsessed with domination, Yokoya first appears in Round 3.
He is a calm, eerie dark-haired young man, who is often shown carrying white mice in his pockets, he dresses in vaguely militaristic suits, admiring and seeking to emulate notorious 20th-century dictators, most notably Adolf Hitler.
Nearco describes Yokoya as Akiyama's greatest rival, and Nao sensed something odd about him early in the game. Yokoya comes from a wealthy family, and his strategy frequently involves bribing other contestants into becoming his pawns.
His team is depicted as Yokoya's complete dictatorshipas opposed to Nao's cooperative team.