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English: Itsuwaribito
Synonyms: Itsuwaribito Sora
Japanese: いつわりびと◆空◆


Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 224
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 28, 2009 to Sep 3, 2013
Genre: Action Action
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Club Sunday
Authors: Iinuma, Yuuki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.851 (scored by 16371,637 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10192
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2514
Members: 5,808
Favorites: 151

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"Can 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)


Itsuwaribito◆Utsuho◆ was published in English as Itsuwaribito by VIZ Media under the Shonen Sunday imprint from December 14, 2010 to April 10, 2018.


More reviewsReviews

Apr 11, 2020
GreenGale2000 (All reviews)
This manga was pretty dang good if memory serves me correctly. While there were definitely pacing issues in the early parts of the story (We meet quite a few characters over the span of the first two volumes) it evened itself out over time and eventually managed to hit a decent stride.

Story: 7
The plot is serviceable. The lead character, Utsuho Azako, is a young orphan living with a monk. He loves to lie, trick, and play pranks. After tragedy strikes, he becomes an Itsuwaribito, a criminal who utilizes lying as their primary tool. However, unlike traditional itsuwaribito, he decides to use his lies for good read more
Aug 18, 2011
The_TEKnician (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 24, 2013
-Snowman- (All reviews)
This isn't a review this is just a guide. No just kidding it's a review.
This manga has multiple scenarios like this and each one is absolutely amazing. It plays with my mind and has battle scenes. Not the intense ones you would see in other mangas but you see psychological battles going inside the mind. It makes me really question what's a lie and what isn't. But enough of that. Let's get technical.

Story: 8
The story is about a liar who uses lies to help people. Which is odd. I'm sure we have ALL been through the experience of like, "My dog ate my homework" read more
Aug 25, 2013
DragonCactus (All reviews)
At first the series is somewhat episodic--the protagonist, Utsuho, going off on various journeys in which he recruits a few members in to his 'family', which lasts the first handful of volumes. Afterwards, the 'main story' begins, which is his quest for the mysterious Kokonotsu treasure. Now to reviews...

Story (8)
Oh, it's not terribly unique, granted, but it IS interesting. Utsuho is a clever and strong protagonist, and not just a good liar either. He's smart, able to think quickly and calculate good strategies. This helps the manga discard any of the 'I MUST GET STRONGER!' plot lines and focus on the arcs. Each is interesting, read more

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Poll: Itsuwaribito◆Utsuho◆ Chapter 222 Discussion
TitanInsane - Jul 3
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Jul 3, 3:10 AM
Does anyone still remember this story?
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