Synonyms: Itsuwaribi to Sora, Itsuwari Bito Sora, いつわりびと うつほ
Published: 2009 to ?
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SynopsisCan a liar lead a life of good?
Utsuho’s truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward. Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker. The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there’s no way Utsuho’s going to lead an honest life! Instead, he’s going to use his talents for mischief and deception for good!
(Source: Official Synopsis)
This is an absolute must-read manga. If you read Naruto, you will love this. The story is set in the early years of Japan stemming from a small mountain village. There we find the hero of the story, a teenage orphan named Utsuho Azako. He is a self proclaimed itsuwaribito (one who masters the art of theft) whose philosophy in life is that lying is the ultimate weapon and at the same time, the ultimate savior. Now this is one of his most likable traits. Not only does he use it so often, he lies about lying, and very often tricks people just for lols.
THIS MANGA IS FUNNY AS HELL BECAUSE OF HOW OFTEN HE LIES AND TRICKS PEOPLE.
As far as he's concerned, lying is the only way he knows how to help people. He's laid back, lazy (of course), but friggin ninja bad a**. Rockin' the bandana with his signature design, he moves like ninjas do, only cooler with more intricacy and finesse like you've never seen before. He has never lost his cool in a fight nor has he lost a fight at all; its as if the fight is always going his way and according to his plans (which in the first 3 friggn volumes...it does!)
So when he sets off on his inevitable adventures away from the orphanage to travel the world and lie to everyone he meets (to help them, of course) he inevitably meets up with people and gets a little group together. Pochi the cute Tanuki, Yakuma the truthful, trustworthy surgeon and Neya ("ne-chan" as Utsuho calls her cuz she's a girl) all have their own dreams and aspirations, but have similar interests in helping people in their own way. Yakuma heals people and tells truths, Neya helps people materially/physically (as spurred by her maternal instinct) and Utsuho just does whatever he likes however he likes, whenever he likes...just awesomer.
Did I mention that all of them conveniently have ninja skills? No? Well, they do. Yakuma has his knife. Utsuho has his bombs, potions, and tools. Neya has her kunai and shuriken and an occasional bow & arrow.
Overall, the art is drawn flawlessly with scene-appropriate chibis. Crisp, clean and fluent and appealing and unique. Utsuho kinda reminds me of Gin Ichimaru from BLEACH cuz of the white hair and eyes. Other than that, EVERYONE has an original look. Neya looks especially cute. i can see why Utsuho....er...um...*cough* spoiler *cough*
P.S. If anything, just remember that after reading volume 1, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO STOP. read more
It is true that they both have very different storylines and are different in many different ways, but they are both very similiar. One way is that the main characters both face dark times. They both have something they want to protect. Utsuho travels a lot helping people while Ciel and Sebastian help out the queen. They both gain allies on the way and face many hardships. They both have great animation and have a great storyline. Although they have many differences, such as the fact that their personalities are complete polar-opposites, they both are very amazing. So read it!
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