Kamisama ga Uso wo Tsuku.
The Gods Lie.
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Kamisama ga Uso wo Tsuku.

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Synonyms: Kami-sama ga Uso wo Tsuku., Gods Tell Lies, Our Summer Holiday
Japanese: 神様がうそをつく。
English: The Gods Lie.
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 25, 2013 to Jul 25, 2013
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Ozaki, Kaori (Story & Art)


Score: 7.881 (scored by 3173531,735 users)
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Ranked: #10372
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Popularity: #279
Members: 59,147
Favorites: 1,312

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the gods lie.
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Eleven-year-old Natsuru Nanao is the ace of the soccer team yet has trouble speaking to girls because of a certain event following his transfer to his current school. Due to his father dying long ago, he lives only with his mother but does not let this distract him from his passion for soccer, as he hopes to become a professional player. One day, a female classmate named Rio Suzumura approaches Natsuru, a meeting that signals a huge turning point in his life.

Upon talking with Rio, Natsuru immediately becomes interested in her. After he saves an abandoned cat, he runs into the girl and her younger brother, Yuuta, on their way to the supermarket and asks if they can take care of it, to which they agree. However, when Natsuru arrives at their home, he is shocked to discover that the siblings have been living alone in a dirty house, a secret that Rio absolutely wants to keep. As Natsuru spends more time with them, their circumstances and reasons for secrecy are slowly brought to light.

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Kamisama ga Uso wo Tsuku. was published in English as The Gods Lie. by Vertical Inc. under the Vertical Comics imprint on April 19, 2016. The series was also published in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones on November 25, 2014; in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics on December 17, 2016; and in Polish by Waneko on April 26, 2018.


Suzumura, Rio
Nanao, Natsuru
Suzumura, Yuuta
Nanao, Ritsuko
Suzumura, Grandfather
Suzumura, Father
Sakai, Maruo


Aug 27, 2013
"God Lies" easily ranks amongst my favourite short series. Overall, the story was reminiscent of the movie "Stand by me". Life goes on even if the world is painted bright blue from afar and cynical and more than a little screwed up on on closer inspection, even for grader schoolers. The two main characters Natsuru and Rio seem to fill the adult role better than their own parents. The outcome of the story is deeply satisfying to see and because of it's length/timespan in the manga, it is perhaps more poignant than "Immortal Rain".

Nothing is farfetched in "God Lies" and it portrays a realistic albeit ...
Dec 5, 2013
Sometimes the cover really doesn't convey the story in a book and sometimes short things can really have a long story to tell, this is really one of those occasions. When I first started this manga I thought it will be short and sweet (or was hoping) romantic story, but now I can gladly say it was so much more. I am really amazed at how much the writer really was able to convey in just 5 chapters. While there is a bit unrealistic nature in some aspects of the slice of life it is without a doubt a unique manga and definitely one of ...
May 8, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I was watching a youtube video about this guy's "underground" (?) manga recommendations, a.k.a manga that he liked and that not many people know about or at least not many people talk about. When he introduced The Gods Lie and told us about the basic plot, I thought: meh, this is not for me.

But then he said there was a "plot twist" and I, like the plot twist addict that I am, immediately decided to read it. He didn't give any spoilers for the said plot twist, but based on the title I had kind of an idea of what it would be like.

Aaannnnddd... nope. ...

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