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Tomodachi Game


Alt Names: alt トモダチゲームalt Friends Gamesalt 친구 게임alt 朋友游戏
Author: YAMAGUCHI Mikoto
Artist: SATOU Yuuki
Genres: Action ActionAdventure AdventureDrama DramaMystery MysteryPsychological PsychologicalRomance RomanceShounen Shounen
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Katagiri Yuichi believes that friends are more important than money, but he also knows the hardships of not having enough funds. He works hard to save up in order to go on the high school trip, because he has promised his four best friends that they will all go together. However, after the class's money is all collected, it is stolen! Suspicion falls on two of Yuichi's friends, Sawaragi Shiho and Shibe Makoto.

Soon afterward, the five of them are kidnapped, and wake up in a strange room with a character from a short-lived anime. Apparently, one of them has entered them into a "friendship game" in order to take care of their massive debt. But who was it, and why did they have such a debt? Could they have stolen the money from class to pay for entry into the game? Katagiri and his best friends will have to succeed in psychological games that will test or destroy their faith in one another.
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I'm guessing Yuichi will somehow deduce who the real captain is(Kei is always the one with the phone and is "communicating" the "captain"'s message, after all) and use that information to stir doubt in the other members.

 

Then the whole team will crumble like a house of cards once they realize that they've been manipulated by Kei this whole time.

At least the cover make sense now

what a cunning plan

in just 4 day he already make enemy team "betray"

I guess the latest chapter finaly end the discussion about team K real leader.

Also, kudos to the author. Well done
I never consider this kind of scenario when Yuichi succesfully force Hyakutaru to betray.
Not as a spy, but to protect the women.

Damn, I can't wait to know what will happen next
Atleast the battle prolonged now and it 2vs3 seeker (minus tied up blue piller hyokutaro)


 

 

Remember though, when

 

what are you talking about??

 

 

Hey, no promises. One of the covers (six, I think) was done when the group was trying to figure out the traitor among the original five. It was a Yakuza-looking Shibe smirking psychotically and everyone guessed he was the traitor. Few chapters later, we find out it's Tenji. So, the covers aren't always a great spoiler

 

 

Yeah but because Tenji already got his cover (V3). Actually everyone in team C have been in cover
Mangaka don't have that much option when they only have like 7 characters.

I'm not saying 100% Kei will be the leader of tim K.

I'm just saying he has way higher chance than Hyakutaro

Not everyone, atleast not me and you


Remember though, when

Not everyone, atleast not me and you

Hey, no promises. One of the covers (six, I think) was done when the group was trying to figure out the traitor among the original five. It was a Yakuza-looking Shibe smirking psychotically and everyone guessed he was the traitor.

Few chapters later, we find out it's Tenji. So, the covers aren't always a great spoiler

I was starting to wonder if everyone was just ignoring the fact that the cover is literally Kei in a King's outfit. It seemed like a pretty obvious spoiler about who the Leader/king of the group is.

Not everyone, atleast not me and you

If anything about real leader of team K, it must be the smallest guy Kei.

Well he's on the cover, He must be important character

I was starting to wonder if everyone was just ignoring the fact that the cover is literally Kei in a King's outfit. It seemed like a pretty obvious spoiler about who the Leader/king of the group is.

I don't think that means anything. She might have had a different "challenge" or maybe she stole all the water and let her "friends" die. Additionally, the only reason they had to wait in the cave was because the next game needed more prep time (probably waiting for the enemy group to finish their games). She could very well have just finished her game a few minutes before she appeared.

We'll see

 

I don't think it's all that simple. I think that the guy betraying group K right now is the real leader. Maybe I'm trying to read too much into it.

Are you suggesting a kindhearted, honest, and straight-foward Hyakutaro tobe the spy ??
Character-wise it's impossible.
Also there is no significant gain for his team and 
a spy still get debt penalty

Yeah you read to much into it.

If anything about real leader of team K, it must be the smallest guy 
Kei.
Well he's on the cover, He must be important character

I don't think it's all that simple. I think that the guy betraying group K right now is the real leader. Maybe I'm trying to read too much into it.

Haha I get the feeling that even the author has no idea who the main betrayer is. So I'm just not gonna pay attention to plot consistency from this point on! Keep the retcons coming!

From what I recall from the authors other works, he is very good at setting up mysteries or 'games' and having an unstable character bamboozle everyone else in a clever way through some loophole or trick.  However, he's not too good at consistency or overarching stories/ideas.  

 

Basically he makes very awesome and hype short arcs, but when you look at the big picture you're like "wait, wtf?"  I of course can't claim to know what the author thinks or does, but I get the impression that he writes the story one arc at a time without an outline or plan for the whole thing, so if he decides to change a character or story in some way it comes across as jarring because he didn't set it up because he didn't actually plan for it to happen.  

 

tl;dr: author is not very good at consistency, and plot twists in overarching storylines or character stories come across as without set up or sudden retcons

Those last pages always crack me up.

Lol obviously he did.
One mistake from admin, they said you won't get water if you are single.
You'll die (or atleast in very bad condition) if you don't drink for three days
But look at that girl, She look so fine


I don't think that means anything. She might have had a different "challenge" or maybe she stole all the water and let her "friends" die. Additionally, the only reason they had to wait in the cave was because the next game needed more prep time (probably waiting for the enemy group to finish their games). She could very well have just finished her game a few minutes before she appeared.

Let me guess, Tenji and Yuichi already found out (or guess it ou) about team K's tactic ??
Well it's not that impressive tactic especialy if they has number advantages like that.

So they made a secret code : If they found out about Tenji's betrayal then team K is executing their tactic.
Since Yuichi can't brung food, Tenji must hold it longer

Am I an awful person for laughing at Tenji's expression in that last page?

no, i laughed too

It's probably because... there are different games.  In that one side chapter, that one guy and his friends were playing some rock-paper-scissors game, instead of the one our MC and his friends played.  No mystery here.

 

The game not always that same. Look at that Ken-chan omake, They played totaly different game.
So Tenji hasn't play this hide n seek game yet
Also about the K team leader. He could has supernatural eyes or just gimmick

 

I hope he has supernatural eyes

 

About the same/diff game thing, I think I was influenced(?) by the future chapters where (slight spoilers)

Spoiler

and Tenji looked pretty ragged at the end of game three (similar to how he looked at the start of present game three), which made me think that past Tenji had the same game three as present Tenji...

Yeah the thought of them having different games did cross my mind but I didn't dwell too long on it, my bad haha

Am I an awful person for laughing at Tenji's expression in that last page?

Like he didn't know she was an admin spy.

Lol obviously he did.

One mistake from admin, they said you won't get water if you are single.
You'll die (or atleast in very bad condition) if you don't drink for three days
But look at that girl, She look so fine

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The game not always that same. Look at that Ken-chan omake, They played totaly different game.
So Tenji hasn't play this hide n seek game yet

Also about the K team leader. He could has supernatural eyes or just gimmick

Inb4 he wastes all the food and water, calls everyone on the other team and says "give up or we'll starve/thirst to death".

Like he didn't know she was an admin spy.

Hm, well in case the guy/team who's doing this reads this comment.  Regarding how come Tenji has so many questions even though he's played to the 3rd round:

http://bato.to/reader#b8ae4132deeb9342_40

 

It's probably because... there are different games.  In that one side chapter, that one guy and his friends were playing some rock-paper-scissors game, instead of the one our MC and his friends played.  No mystery here.

on unrelated question

 

No more debusen? Is that all ?

i see wat u did ther

 

Yeah, that was all for debusen. Wish it had more chapters uncovering all the characters' pasts and stuff

on unrelated question

 

No more debusen? Is that all ?

 

Cover design/Book inside formatting is obviously from the same designer of Debusen, but the artist/writer isn't. So it's got nothing to do with Debusen...(Except maybe the translator working on! what a coincidence!)

 

 

This manga kept popping recently in the daily updates so I'd thought to check it out... and I was greeted with a scene of a passionate kiss.

 

Starting from the first chapter, I've realized that I've tried to pick it up before around 3-4 years ago but the first volume was so terrible(pretty static / stale, there just wasn't enough suspension of disbelief to kept me going on) and the arc only turned to be better once it went thru gay guy's perspective simply and it became hilarious from then on, I hope that there's more of these "serious" comedy moments coupled with serious scenes, it works very well. Mind games quality are not as good as Liar Game/Alice in Borderland but it's still somewhat entertaining in its own and I don't know any more mind games mangas. There's plenty of things that doesn't make sense but please keep translating it :<!

 

Still unconvinced that gay guy isn't gay because he enjoyed torturing what's-his-name rich boy and said that he was cute wahahaha.

 

I won't expect much from this writer after finishing 3 of his works and they all turned out to be a disappointing mess after such a good premise/pacing at the start(while this one is the...opposite??), albeit they still have entertaining moments in their own right. It's actually rarer to find a good author that doesn't mess up endings.

Lol at the people getting mad over their waifu Shiho being evil and taking it out on the author.

 

Remember the manga's title: bros over hoes game.


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