Usotoki Rhetoric
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Usotoki Rhetoric

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Japanese: 嘘解きレトリック


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 50
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 26, 2012 to Mar 26, 2018
Genres: MysteryMystery, HistoricalHistorical, RomanceRomance, ShoujoShoujo
Authors: Miyako, Ritsu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Hana to Yume


Score: 7.821 (scored by 864864 users)
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Ranked: #11172
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Popularity: #4510
Members: 2,781
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"You’re lying."

Sixteen-year-old Kanoko Urabe knows that someone is lying if she can hear the strange, echoing sound of clanging metal in their voice. As a young and overly honest child, she would point out the lies of other villagers, and was ostracized as a result. She is eventually forced to leave her hometown and tries to find a place for herself in the city of Tsukumoya in 1920s Japan.

In a chance encounter, Kanoko meets Souma Iwai, a gifted but penniless detective. After she is forced to demonstrate her ability, he expresses appreciation for what she can do and agrees to take her in, asking the girl to be his assistant. The Iwai investigation firm soon makes a name for itself helping clients by solving cases with Souma's sharp wits and Kanoko's power. In the process, Kanoko's life is enriched by the various people she encounters in her investigations.

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Jan 23, 2017
syaowee (All reviews)
I'm a sucker for historical-based manga, so I was really thrilled to chance upon this light-hearted detective shoujo that promises romance among its genres, but has not shown explicit rabu-rabu 11 chapters in.

So far, the chapters following the lead heroine's obligatory intro and meetcute with the lead guy have all been mini-arcs of cases. The mysteries vary from something as banal as mixed restaurant orders to something more Meitantei Conan-like (decade-old murder cases).

I'm the type of reader who easily goes "oooh!" at simple cases of observation and deduction skills, so I really can't recommend this to mystery lovers. However, I can vouch for its read more
Jul 22, 2018
Nivethitha (All reviews)
This manga has a lot to offer for mystery lovers, It is a detective story set in a different time period(the past), even though it has someone with a special power to detect lies, the detective gathers the evidences for cases primarily through his ability. There are a variety of interesting cases, so this manga is gonna be a treat for mystery lovers.

the story begins with the childhood days of our female protagonist Urabe Kanoko a girl who can detect lies, she doesn't realise she is the only one who has this ability, when others learn about her ability they ostracise her, even her family read more
Apr 4, 2018
Lavenwhisper (All reviews)
While I'm not usually one for mystery and I get easily confused, I really do enjoy this one. The mysteries aren't so complex that you can't follow the story and they aren't so simple that you can get the answer to it easily.

I absolutely love the art! Everything looks just right! None of the characters' heads are too big or too small for their body, and their hands aren't too big or too small. I think it's marvelous!

The characters are my favorite part of the story! The main characters aren't read more

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