25 January 2010

ライアーゲーム2 Liar Game 2

Title: ライアーゲーム2 Raiā Gēmu 2 (Liar Game 2)
English Title: Liar Game 2
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Year: 2009
Episode: 11
  • 松田翔太 Matsuda Shota
  • 戸田恵梨香 Toda Erika
  • 菊地凛子 Kikuchi Rinko
  • 鈴木浩介 Suzuki Kosuke
  • 荒川良々 Arakawa Yoshiyoshi
  • 眞島秀和 Mashima Hidekazu
  • 広田レオナ Hirota Lena
  • 夕輝壽太 Yuki Jutta
  • 森下能幸 Morishita Yoshiyuki
  • 姜暢雄 Kyo Nobuo
  • 片桐はいりKatagiri Hairi
  • Megumi
  • 忍成修吾 Oshinari Shugo
  • 武井咲 Takei Emi
  • 吉瀬美智子 Kichise Michiko
  • 渡辺いっけいWatanabe Ikkei

Two years after Kanzaki Nao have participated in the Liar Game, the organization behind the game has contacted her to proceed to the next round. Although she has the option of not continiuing to participate in the next rounds, Nao was convinced by the organization to participate because they told her that she is the only one who can save the other players.

Akiyama Shinichi also agreed to participate in the next round of the Liar Game because he was told that he has yet to meet the top people of the organization behind the Liar Game.

Will Shinichi and Nao manage to stay on top of the game?!

It is not surprising that Liar Game 2 came about because the drama prequel was so successful. I was initially worried about how the story will continue because there was already a closure of sorts in ライアーゲーム Liar Game but the story flow from the first drama was done wonderfully and some other interesting plot points were added this time around.

I really like how the drama makes people think in creative and logical ways. It's interesting how some acts that can be deemed impossible are actually quite possible if you think things through.

The drama still retains fantastical or out-of-the-real-world elements, with some characters who are borderline caricatures and has eccentric mannerisms. But then again, these characters react the typical way most people would do when experiencing emotions such as fear and greed.

I still think that Kanzaki Nao's character is too good to be true and I still maintain that someone like her cannot really exist in this world. Perhaps this just means that I'm quite cynical and jaded in a way, but Nao is really something else.

There was an instance in the drama wherein Nao didn't ask Akiyama Shinichi's opinion and suggestions about how she's supposed to do things. When Shinichi asked her why, Nao said she wanted to try to do things on her own and to stop always relying on him. I'm really glad that she's learning to become independent somehow.

ライアーゲーム Liar Game
ライアーゲーム ザ・ファイナルステージ Liar Game: The Final Stage
ライアーゲーム -再生- Liar Game -Saisei- (Liar Game -Reborn-)

ライアーゲーム2 Liar Game 2