Hello. I want some anime that have people attempting to outsmart each other as a major part of the show. I already watched Death Note, Code Geass, Hyouka, Classroom of the Elite, Kaiji, Akagi, No Game No Life (some of it was nonsense, but some of it was really impressive), The Promised Neverland, Legend of the Galactic Heroes (I am mentioning this one even though it wasn't mainly focused on mind games so nobody suggests it anyway), One Outs, Talentless Nana, Kakegurui and Zankyou no Terror (it focused on mind games at the start). Please tell me of more mind game anime.
They're shit but most of the time there's mind games.
OP mentioned Kakegurui, I don't think he's gonna care lol
I do. I didn't like most of Kakegurui, but the Contributing to Society and roulette games were amazing. Others were not so good but had some good spots (like in ballot rock-paper-scissors where Yumeko spotted that her opponent won all high-stakes games, leading her to the conclusion they were rigged which leads her to figure out the signals using information we never had (that nobody was looking at her and that the boy was making the signals). I watched it because it was reccommended on the anime subreddit's reccommendations wiki for mind games (https://teddit.net/r/anime/wiki/recommendations#wiki_mind_games
) and it appeared on several Reddit asks for mind game anime. Browse through them at these two links: https://teddit.net/r/anime/search?q=Mind+games&restrict_sr=on&nsfw=on https://teddit.net/r/animesuggest/search?q=Mind+games&restrict_sr=on&nsfw=on&sort=relevance&t=all>>8243
I would prefer anime. For manga, I have Liar Game. It's available for free online (https://archive.org/details/manga_Liar_Game
), I have read it fully at least twice, it's my favourite manga and I am currently reading it again. I'm at the point where they explain the rules of the musical chairs game.
Also, I already watched Kaguya-sama. Most of it wasn't very impressive but the part with the umbrella was amazing. The characters playing mind games switched goals too quickly. For example, I remember they were playing mental chess but then the narrator said their energy was drained and they both wanted the food on the table (there was only one food item).
All manga is available for free online.
is it for a lot of fights and the whole plot is set around a puzzle
How often are the fights with mind games? Are they a major part of the show?