Koi to Uso
Love and Lies
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Koi to Uso

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English: Love and Lies
Japanese: 恋と嘘


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 10, 2014 to ?
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool
Authors: Tsumugi, Musawo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Manga Box


Score: 7.131 (scored by 1126811,268 users)
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Ranked: #59642
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Popularity: #222
Members: 36,775
Favorites: 647
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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.

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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 since August 22, 2017.

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

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May 5, 2016
Murloc-kun (All reviews)

As someone who just binged all the chapters up to the most recent chapter 86 of Koi to Uso, let me just say this manga is very frustrating. It's good but it's also very frustrating...

The initial story is interesting. Age 16, you get assigned a marriage partner using genetic, psychological, and a variety of other data (Go Science!) in order to find a perfect match and combat the declining birth rates in Japan.

The art is fantastic, though the trade-off for that is that the chapters are extremely short.

The frustrating aspect is that the MC is so stubbornly in love with Grill 1 read more
Sep 19, 2018
NotReshi (All reviews)
If you're hoping for an in depth detailed review, go somewhere else. Or better yet read it yourself; perhaps you'll understand how much of a slog it felt like to me...

eventually that is. I came in with a decently open mind. I can't say I loved it but it didn't bore me the hell out like Infection or World's End Harem. Though they're not in the same category but regardless, the point is that I read quite a bit, beyond chapter 100 but around 150, I just couldn't anymore. I lost all interest in every detail and character, most of whom were pretty forgettable. That read more
Aug 30, 2018
EndlessSky (All reviews)
I didn't expected that story to be very good, but as far as I read I en up being quite surprised.

Honestly I think that the characters are amazing, all of them have something different to tell to the reader, and at least for me that make the story very interesting. I also really like the way that each one of them aren't perfect and have clearly things to learn.

By the way the main character is a young high school guy that doesn't really understand what he is doing and what he is feeling. He is trying to do the right thing but without really knowing read more
Nov 12, 2019
nic016 (All reviews)
So I've read all the chapters released (something like 217) and I have to say this book is like, so on the fence on being a great manga, but it can only be considered very good to me due to a couple reasons, but I'll get to that in a minute.

Story: The story is unique. At 16, you're assigned a spouse who you are ~essentially~ forced to marry. So love before this assigned person is forbidden and is looked down upon. Enter Neji, a 16 year old boy who has been in love with a classmate since grade 5. Before his 16th birthday he confesses read more

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