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: 6.901 (scored by 1663316,633 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #96092
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #281
Members: 52,199
Favorites: 731

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May 5, 2016
Preliminary (104/62 chp)

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 ...
Sep 19, 2018
Preliminary (172/62 chp)
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 ...
Jun 24, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (237/62 chp)
I'm so conflicted over how to score this manga. After reading 237 chapters, it has both major flaws and some really great strengths.

There are several characters for whom the character writing is exceptional--for me, the stand-out ones are Nisaka Yuusuke and the two minor characters Yajima and Ichigo. Nisaka in particular has, in my personal opinion, one of the best written arcs I've ever seen for a side character. For both him and several other characters, their emotions and behavior feel realistic and more importantly, heart-wrenching and heart-warming.

The problem lies in the main pairing: Misaki and Nejima. Let me start by saying I LOVE ...
Nov 12, 2019
Preliminary (217/62 chp)
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 ...
Aug 30, 2018
Preliminary (157/62 chp)
I didn't expected this story to be very good, but as far as I read I en up being quite surprised.

Let's start speaking about the characters. I think that they are quite good in general, all of them have something different to tell to the reader, and at least for me that makes the story 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 ...
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 ...
Jul 18, 2022
Preliminary (287/62 chp)
my favorite story to date, first of all I wanted to congratulate the aurtorx for his incredible genius to create dialogues and incredible characters. I recommend reading this manga because of how real the characters who experience real emotions and with meaning feel, I loved it.
The most realistic character with respect to his personality seemed to me to be between Nisaka or Lilina since both have a development and an outcome. Nisaka for his part a boy who falls in love falls out of love and in the end has an evolution, the same with Lilina.
Nejima that even knowing the great favor that Misaki ...
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 ;/

Jul 28, 2021
Preliminary (255/62 chp)
If you are too lazy to read then I have a short summary in the end. Forget the anime ever existed.

This is such an under-rated manga. I got hooked on this manga from chapter one and now I am currently around chapter 275. Yes, some chapters are a bit boring and small. But, this is such an upstanding manga. I really didn't have high expectations while reading this manga but its so interesting, just wanted to know what happens next.

The manga has some panels which makes you wonder things and you ask yourself "why?" or "maybe this is the reason". It doesn't give ...
Jun 8, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (215/62 chp)
I don’t care about Nejima. I care even less about Lilina and Misaki. Who I really care about is Nisaka. He is the only reason I read this, after watching the anime I needed to know what happens to him. Every other part of the story is awful but Nisaka carries the whole thing. He is very well done and enjoyable and I love the story they gave for him and also how supportive the whole system is of homosexuality like that’s pretty progressive of them. Overall I’d say read this if you care about Nisaka a lot and are willing to put up with ...
Apr 26, 2022
Preliminary (287/62 chp)
* MASSIVE SPOILERS! * This is purely my opinion on the ending(s), it is not meant to be a comprehensive review. Treat this as the ramblings of an awestruck kid who hastily jotted down his thoughts as he finished the manga.

So here we go:

May 4, 2022
Preliminary (287/62 chp)
(English was not my First Language so sorry if my grammar or English is Crap)

Good, give it a try.

Won't spoil anything yet but I feel like that the Manga is very Underrated and often overlooked at by people because of the Crappy Anime. It might feel sluggish and might take a long time but it's a good read and I 100% Recommend it.

More & Spoilers Below :
Jun 14, 2021
Preliminary (280/62 chp)
I've always really been interested in what it feels like to be in an arranged marriage. What it feels like to have a love someone else picked for you, well the story of Love and Lies has brought such an interesting and intriguing premise into a real story, and the story surpassed my expectations. From the get-go, I was hooked, between the love you've been cherishing for years and the love that is assumed to be the perfect one for you, who would you choose?

Story: The story is honestly one of my favorites, it has such a unique and interesting story. The government has sorted ...
Feb 22, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (Unknown/62 chp)

What the fuck is wrong with the MC like broo how dumb can you be??????? You clearly love Ririna and she also loves you so what the fuck is the problem???? I get that you also love Misaki but what the fuck either way you can't marry her because she already has a partner once she turns 18 like bro grow up.

Every fucking time Ririna is showing emotion he's like " I love Ririna but I also love Takasaki" like bro just choose Ririna. I also don't like how Ririna was like " I'll support you and Misaki" and then proceeds on ...