What's her occupation? It says student on the Liar Game wiki, but I don't think she had any occupation mentioned in the Liar Game drama. What is she studying? How does she have the time to do all this Liar Game stuff while she is studying/working? Sick leave?

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I don't know about how she does have time to study, but it's mentioned in the first chapter that she was just admitted to an all-girls college in the past april enter image description here


To some degree, Nao's ability to keep up with school is handwaved: other than in chapter 139, what we see of her daily life (other than the segment in the ch. 1 excerpted in the other answer) consists of her visits to her father, and we also do not see much of it anyway. However, I think we have reason to believe that Nao has not had to abandon her studies because of the Liar Game:

  • In chapter 139, we see her in lecture, and her classmate remarks that she's changed lately after Nao comments on a professor's appearance. To me, the classmate's observation that Nao has changed lately, rather than that Nao has suddenly changed after coming to back to lecture after a long absence, best fits in with the scenario where Nao has been regularly attending class.

    ch. 139 excerpt

  • So far, the Liar Game rounds do not actually appear to take up that much time, and presumably are spaced out somewhat. If so, it would not be inconceivable that Nao would have been able to go to class regularly even while in the Liar Game.

    • The first round takes place over the span of a month, but unlike with the other rounds, there is no set schedule for when players have to act; players would have more flexibility with the timing of their actions. (For instance, players did not have to show up to a game location at a certain time.) Moreover, although, Nao initially coops herself up at home, she is later able to carry on with her daily life: when she and Akiyama take shifts to watch her teacher (ch. 3), Akiyama takes the day shift.

    • The second round takes place over three days.

    • The first revival round is thirteen hours long.

    • The third round is on a "Saturday the week after next" (per ch. 29) and takes place over a single day.

    • The second revival round takes place on a single day.

    • The fourth round takes up two days. (The players go into the mansion at night to rest.)

    • The third revival round takes place over a single day. (It should only last a few hours.)

    • The final round takes place over a single day. (There is never any mention of giving the players a break for the night.)

  • Finish the manga - it's done? Or you mean finished up to last volume so far I.e. not done?
    – BCLC
    Feb 8, 2017 at 5:39
  • Re rounds: so it's different from the TV series then where it seems like the rounds take days or are even one after the other? Thanks Maroon! ^-^ I don't have any particular sense of time, not sure if TV writers' fault or my own inability for such
    – BCLC
    Feb 8, 2017 at 5:41
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    @BCLC: the manga finished in 2015; I recently started reading it and I'm about 75% done. Even in the manga, the pacing is such that the rounds are really drawn out, so one feels like they take a long time even though they don't necessarily do so, and since the time between rounds is restricted to some really short segments, one doesn't really get a sense of whatever time there is there.
    – Maroon
    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:47

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