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Love and Lies Manga Gets TV Anime by Yamada-kun & the Seven Witches Team

posted on 2017-02-18 08:57 EST
Boy falls in love in future Japan where love is forbidden by the government

This year's 12th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine is reporting on Wednesday that a television anime adaptation of Musawo's Love and Lies (Koi to Uso) manga has been green-lit for broadcast this summer. Seiki Takuno (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Poco's Udon World, Sekkō Boys) is working with LIDEN FILMS again as the anime's director.

Musawo launched the manga in DeNA's MangaBox app in both English and Japanese in August 2014, and within a month, it ranked as the app's most popular work with 3.5 million viewers. MangaBox describes the series:

Lies are forbidden and love is doubly forbidden. In the near future, when young people in Japan turn sixteen, they are assigned a marriage partner by the government. People don't have to go through the trouble of looking for someone, and everyone accepts that the country will find a compatible partner to make them happy. Yukari Nejima is fifteen years old. He lives in a small corner of the country, and just can't seem to get ahead in life. Both academically and athletically he's below average. But in within him, he hides a heart burning with passion! In this world in which love is forbidden, what will happen to him when he falls in love?

The tagline for the anime reads, "One day, we were informed of 'love.'"

The manga's compiled book volumes have frequently ranked on Oricon's weekly top 50 comic charts. Kodansha published the fifth volume in November. Kodansha Comics announced in October that it has licensed the series for print, and plans to release the manga's first volume this summer.


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