Usotoki Rhetoric
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Usotoki Rhetoric

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Japanese: 嘘解きレトリック
English: Usotoki Rhetoric
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 50
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 26, 2012 to Mar 26, 2018
Genres: Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Hana to Yume
Authors: Miyako, Ritsu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.811 (scored by 13581,358 users)
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Ranked: #11472
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Popularity: #3659
Members: 4,678
Favorites: 84

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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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Usotoki Rhetoric has been published in English by One Peace Books since October 13, 2022.


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Mar 17, 2021
The story had a nice flow even if it was long enough (thank college for friggin delaying my reading list like seriously hate this setback 👿👿👿👿👿👿) for the 50 chapters!

Anyways it's mainly about a girl Kanoko who magically detects lies, the town she lived in turn their backs on her because of her power so she decides to move away. She then meets a guy named Souma who's basically a detective clown because he's obviously obsessed with money and food (two wonderful needs of course so he ain't wrong lol). I really liked the way they meet different people who request to help ...

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