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: 6.851 (scored by 1792717,927 users)
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Ranked: #109912
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Popularity: #298
Members: 55,208
Favorites: 746

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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 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.



Jun 9, 2024
Great manga going on several themes around the quintessential question of "what is love?". It is a story that truly peaks once you reach the middle chapters. I highly recommend readers to at least go halfway before completely making up your mind.

I believe the government notice system depicted in the manga, which attributes you to a lover who best fits your personality, is a sort of metaphor for the high school love or youth love that many give up when facing a career or having to move away. It reminds me of people afraid of engaging in love because "I need to focus ...
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 ...
Apr 14, 2024
Coming from the Anime, I expected a lot from the manga. The few episodes that the anime had introcued many interesting characters, and made me want to know more about them. Unfortuntaly, none of my expectations have been met. I've read a few Shoujo, and I can say that the issues with this manga don't stem from the genre in general.
TLDR; if you're looking for a nice Romance to read, read something else. The only person I see this manga being good for is someone who just wants to read something with light drama and fanservice, if you care about storytelling and characters, this isn't ...

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