Koi to Uso
Love and Lies
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Koi to Uso

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Japanese: 恋と嘘
English: Love and Lies
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 62
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 10, 2014 to Jan 7, 2022
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, School School
Serialization: Manga Box
Authors: Tsumugi, Musawo (Story & Art)


Score: 6.861 (scored by 1750017,500 users)
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Ranked: #107312
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Popularity: #291
Members: 54,184
Favorites: 744

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Love and Lies
Volume 1


In a future where Japan struggles to combat its low birth rate, the Japanese government implements the "Yukari Law": a matchmaking system based on genetic compatibility for children who have turned 16 years old. Hailed as "The Red Threads of Science," it is a well-accepted policy, promising a fulfilling life to those who comply and penalizing the ones who defy.

Almost 16 years old, time is short for Yukari Nejima. He decides to confess to his crush, the beautiful and popular Misaki Takasaki, who he has been fond of for the past five years. To his surprise, Misaki reciprocates his feelings. But just as the pair are sharing an intimate moment, Yukari receives his government notice. He is to be married to his government-assigned partner, the blunt Ririna "Snooty" Sanada, and is now thrown into a world of love and lies, as he desperately clings onto his feelings.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Koi to Uso is simultaneously published in Japanese, Chinese and English through DeNA's Manga Box app. The series has been physically published in English as Love and Lies by Kodansha Comics USA from August 22, 2017 to October 25, 2022.

The series was adapted to anime, and a live-action film which released in Japan on October 18, 2017.

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Jan 4, 2023
Good Manga, 2 different endings. Shame there was no space for a third, alternative ending :P

Sometimes I like to think I'm living in this Manga/Anime as Nejima. Defo would make some other choices, especially career wise, but would definitely end up with the best waifu, Ririna :)

Worth a try.


No idea why MAL wants this review to be more informative. Like m8 nobody got time to read that. If the yhad time to read this review they would read the manga instead ;/

Sep 6, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I read the first 5 volumes, 105 chapters in total. And I was a bit disappointed. I was expecting some huge drama. Something to happen that would make it interesting, but it didn't really.

It starts off with this kind of interesting concept of an organized marriage and stuff. And the first scene is a kiss scene, so you think it'll probably be mature and the characters won't be.. idk what to call it... but I guess innocent? naïve? purely goodwilled? But... once the MC gets his planned partner they all become friends. And that in itself isn't bad, but the girls don't really stand up ...
Oct 3, 2022
What happens, when a guy gets governmental notice about his future wife being chosen, but falls in love with another girl? The story follows this specific struggle as its main focus.
Sounds cool and all that… until reaching around 1/4 of the manga, when I realized it all starts getting noticeably worse and is slowly falling apart.

Specifically the dialogues. The conversations between characters lead almost nowhere. It is rare to find a meaningful talk and it takes way too long to have some progress. It contains many events that could be avoided (or at least put together). After some time, it completely loses a proper direction.

The ...

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