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Erika Toda ...
 Nao Kanzaki (20 episodes, 2007-2010)
Shôta Matsuda ...
 Akiyama Shinichi / ... (20 episodes, 2007-2010)
Michiko Kichise ...
 Ellie (12 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Norihiko yokoya (12 episodes, 2007-2010)
Shingo Ippongi
(11 episodes, 2007)
Masayuki Izumi ...
 Kenya Okano (11 episodes, 2007)
Shigeo Kiyama
(11 episodes, 2007)
Makoto Sakamoto ...
 Ohno wataru (11 episodes, 2007)
Sôkô Wada
(11 episodes, 2007)
Mio Dazai
(9 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Ryo Katsuragi (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Megumi
(9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jutta Yûki
(9 episodes, 2009-2010)
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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. Written by Anonymous

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A show that will glue you to your seat
24 March 2008 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best thrillers I've seen of it's kind, if you like shows about swindlers or mind games, this is the show for you.

Although this show is altogether about swindling money from each other, I couldn't help myself be reminded over and over again while watching, of the show "death note", because in many respect it is the same.

You have before you a game in which you think you know the rules, and always finds yourself dazzled by the ways they are being twisted to make a whole new game, on which the most cunning will win.

The acting of this show where uncharacteristically good for a live action (a Japanese comics, aka manga, that made into a movie or a short series), although, they show could not escape entirely from the overly theatrical nature of the manga.


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