Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Liar Game Reborn


I bloody miss Kanzaki Nao and Fukunaga. Yes, basis of Liar Game are the games and the trick that Akiyama will use to win but what made the first season so fun was the triangle of Kanzaki Nao, Akiyama and mushroom head Fukunaga. Kanzaki is the yin to Akiyama's yang. The uber naive girl who will trust anyone and genius who uses Kanzaki's takes account of Kanzaki's goodness into his plans. Fukunaga is the fun backstabbing character who switches between ally and villain at will. They were the 3 characters that I could care about.


Kanzaki Nao is no longer here. People can hate her character but its obvious from this movie how essential she is to making things interesting. Tabe Mikako plays the newbie character who is not as pure as Kanzaki and she is just boring to watch. No chemistry with Akiyama and while the game itself is good, I didn't really give a shit anyone and the new villains aren't entertaining. Plus, Fukunaga is only watching from the sidelines. 


They should have recast Tabe Mikako as Kanzaki Nao and put Fukunaga in this game as the leader of the people who got kicked out and it would have been so much better. Don't waste your time. The only good thing about Liar Game Reborn is that it made me realise the true value of the idealistic Kanzaki Nao.


3 comments:

Kia said...

Just watched LG series and the Final Stage. It felt like crap thinking that I was the only one watching this now, 2016. Could have enjoyed it with a few fans.

Read your blog, and am not even sure if I am ready for Reborn. ;-(

Kia said...

Just watched LG series and the Final Stage. It felt like crap thinking that I was the only one watching this now, 2016. Could have enjoyed it with a few fans.

Read your blog, and am not even sure if I am ready for Reborn. ;-(

Akiramike said...

Better late than never!