Nao Kanzaki, is a college student who is known for her honesty and naivete. One day, she receives a black postcard indicating that she has been selected to participate in the "Liar Game Tournament". Along with the postcard is a box with 100 million yen. The goal of the first round of the game is to trick the other player out of their hundred million yen. At the end, the winner would get to keep the hundred million earned, and the loser owes the LGT 100 million yen, which "will be collected by any means and at all costs".
Trusting, gullible Nao suddenly finds herself participating in the mysterious Liar Game, a game where the players are issued large sums of money which they then have to cheat each other out of. A few get rich, while the rest find themselves in debt for life. Nao's opponent is her former teacher. Relieved, she goes to him for advice, but is tricked into giving him all her money. With no idea of how to retrieve the money to avoid debt, Nao is desperate. When she gets a tip that a genius swindler, Shinichi Akiyama, is about to be released from prison, she turns to him for help. With some initial reluctance, Akiyama agrees to be her right-hand man in the game. As the two get pulled deeper into increasingly difficult levels of the game, it gradually becomes clear that their participation was far from coincidental.
Rating: 8.30/10 (avg out of 1222 votes)
Liar Game Airs: Saturday
Liar Game Status: Ended
LIAR GAME - General Information
Series Premiere: April 14, 2007 Classification: Scripted Genre: Drama Network: Fuji TV Airs: Saturday at 11:00 pm Runtime: 45 Minutes
LIAR GAME - Season 1 -- 13 Episodes
1x1 -- Apr 14, 2007 -- The cutthroat battle of the brains begin with a hundred million (yen) on the line. The adrenaline-ru 1x2 -- Apr 21, 2007 -- A stirring 2nd episode!! The grand struggle for an end!? Akiyama's secret plan in obtaining a turn-a 1x3 -- Apr 28, 2007 -- The chilling 3rd episode!! The minority voting competition for 2.2 billion (yen) starts. A new stage 1x4 -- May 05, 2007 -- A stunning 4th episode!! X's true colors are revealed!! The outcome of X vs Akiyama is!? Making a co 1x5 -- May 12, 2007 -- The shocking conclusion!! Who will capture the 2.1 billion prize!? LGT's true motive is!? Onward to 1x6 -- May 19, 2007 -- The terrible restructuring game of the consolation tournament begins!! In the nadir of despair, the 1x7 -- May 26, 2007 -- Restructuring is inevitable under the desperate situation!! Nao falls into despair!! Will a miracle 1x8 -- Jun 02, 2007 -- Deeply moved!! Nao gets closer to the core!! Akiyama is amazing, conclusion of the restructuring gam 1x9 -- Jun 09, 2007 -- Earth-splitting!! Contraband game!! Appearance of a mysterious & formidable enemy Can we win!? Nao & 1x10 -- Jun 16, 2007 -- Development of frenzy!! Yokoya's terrifying true colors, Akiyama cries out!! Nao weeps bitterly!! Br 1x11 -- Jun 23, 2007 -- Leronira's Final Game Saturday's Premium Special Project: 3 Hour Special 1x12 -- TBA 1x13 -- TBA
LIAR GAME - Season 2 -- 9 Episodes
2x1 -- Nov 10, 2009 -- Fierce and Mutual Cheats, The Game Continues 2x2 -- Nov 17, 2009 -- Finally Akiyama Appears 2x3 -- Nov 24, 2009 -- The Magnificent Comeback 2x4 -- Dec 01, 2009 -- Betrayal Outbreak! 2x5 -- Dec 08, 2009 -- Close to the Final Battle 2x6 -- Dec 15, 2009 -- The Mystery of the Secret Weapon 2x7 -- Dec 22, 2009 -- Climax 2x8 -- Jan 12, 2010 -- Secret of the Two Geniuses 2x9 -- Jan 19, 2010 -- Forbidden Last Round