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Love and Lies Promo Video Previews Anime DVD's 2 Episodes

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
OAD to bundle with series' 8th volume in November

The official YouTube channel for Kodansha's Shonen Magazine began streaming a promotional video for the original anime DVD (OAD) that will bundle with the eighth compiled book volume of Musawo's Love and Lies manga. The DVD will include two anime episodes, and the manga volume is slated to ship in November.

The OAD will include the "Isshō no Koi" (Love of a Lifetime) anime episode specially written by Musawo. The "Koi no Kimochi" (Feelings of Love) anime episode will adapt the story from a manga booklet that bundled with the series' fifth volume in 2016. The pre-order period for the special edition of the manga's eighth volume with bundled anime DVD will end on August 31.

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 released the manga's seventh compiled book volume on Monday. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English, and the fifth volume shipped on Tuesday.

A separate live-action film adaptation opened in Japan 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.

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