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Animax Asia to Air Simulcast of Love and Lies Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Simulcast begins on July 4 at 10:00 p.m. GMT +8

Animax Asia began airing a commercial on Friday revealing that it will air a simulcast of the television anime of Musawo's Love and Lies (Koi to Uso) manga. The simulcast will begin on July 4, and will air every Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. GMT +8, with an encore broadcast on Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. GMT +8.

The anime premieres on July 3.

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 cast includes:

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. Four-member rock band Frederic is performing the opening theme song "Kanashii Ureshii" (Sad and Happy). Roys is performing the ending theme song "Can't you say." The other staff members include:

The manga's compiled book volumes have frequently ranked on Oricon's weekly top 50 comic charts. Kodansha published the sixth volume on June 9. 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.


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