Love and Lies Manga to Bundle Original Anime DVD in November
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The wraparound jacket band on Musawo's seventh Love and Lies manga volume announced on Monday that the eighth volume will have a limited-edition bundle with an original anime DVD. The bundle will ship in November.
The manga already inspired a television anime which premiered in Japan on July 3. Seiki Takuno (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Poco's Udon World, Sekkō Boys) worked with LIDEN FILMS again as the anime's director.
Sentai Filmworks streamed the television anime in the United States on Amazon Prime Video's Anime Strike channel, but it also streamed 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.
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. Kodansha is publishing the manga in print, and is shipping the fifth manga volume this month.
A separate live-action film adaptation opened last October. Unlike the manga, which focuses on a love triangle composed of one boy and two girls, the movie has original characters, with a love triangle composed of one girl and two boys.