HIDIVE to Stream Love and Lies Anime for International Territories
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime streaming service HIDIVE announced on Thursday that it will stream the television anime of Musawo's Love and Lies (Koi to Uso) manga in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. The site will stream the series on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. UTC starting on July 3.
Animax Asia, who will air the series in Southeast Asia, began streaming an English-subtitled commercial for the anime on Thursday.
Sentai Filmworks will stream the anime in the United States on Amazon Prime Video's Anime Strike channel, but announced at the time that it would also stream the title on digital outlets in "certain other countries." Sentai Filmworks is also planning a home video release. The company describes the anime:
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.
The anime premieres in Japan on July 3.
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 triangle composed of one girl and two boys.