Sentai Filmworks Adds Love and Lies Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has licensed the television anime of Musawo's Love and Lies (Koi to Uso) manga for the summer simulcast season. The series will stream on Amazon's Anime Strike platform in the United States and on unspecified digital outlets in "certain other countries." Sentai Filmworks is also planning a home video release.
The anime premieres in Japan on July 3.
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
In order to increase birth rates, Japan implements a capability calculation that assigns partners to young people when they turn 16. Those who deviate from their assigned partners are severely punished. Yukari Nejima has been in love with Misaki Tazaki since grade school, and finally confesses to her on his 16th birthday, only to find out he has been assigned to Ririna Sanada. Originally not thrilled, Ririna agrees to allow Yukari and Misaki to continue their illicit relationship in hopes of learning more about love. Things get complicated when love and lies start to intersect.
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. A separate live-action film adaptation will open this fall. Unlike the manga, which focuses on a love triangle composed of one boy and two girls, the movie will have original characters, with a love traingle composed of one girl and two boys.