An announcement went out this weekend that Love and Lies, a manga distributed on the Manga Box app, will be treated to an anime adaptation this summer. Behind the adaptation is Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches director Seiki Takuno, working once again with LIDEN FILMS.
The story takes place in the not-too-distant future, at a time when the people have Japan have their spouses chosen for them by the government upon turning 16 years old. The main character, a typical Japanese schoolboy and notorious underachiever, is about to turn 16 — but his heart already belongs to someone. The manga has been running on Manga Box since 2014.
The anime adaptation of Love and Lies begins airing this summer — which is also when Kodansha USA will begin distributing the manga in North America.
Source: Nandaka Omoshiroi
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