Love and Lies Anime Casts Eri Kitamura as Shū Igarashi

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Kitamura also narrates anime

The official website for the television anime of Musawo's Love and Lies (Koi to Uso) manga revealed on Monday that Eri Kitamura will voice Yukari's classmate Shū Igarashi. Kitamura is also responsible for the narration of the anime.

The anime premiered 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.

Sentai Filmworks streams the anime in the United States on Amazon Prime Video's Anime Strike channel, but announced that it will 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.

Anime streaming service HIDIVE streams the anime in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. Animax Asia airs the series in Southeast Asia.

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.

Source: Comic Natalie

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