There’s no other form of art that expresses the giggly, sweet, complex, and innocent love stories than anime. Love and lies is one such anime directed by Takuno Seiki. It is an adaptation of the manga by the same name written by Musawo. The animation first aired under the Liden production house in Japan in 2017 from July 4th to September 19th of the same year. Any anime is incomplete without music, the music directors responsible for adding soul to this anime are Masaru Yokoyama and Nobuaki NobusawaNobusawa with Frederic rock band performing The theme song – “sad and happy”. The anime is currently licensed by Sentai Filmworks, MVM films, and Muse communication. The official trailer for the season dropped on 29th October 2020.
Love and Lies Season 2 Release Date
Though Love and Lies have high ratings on every platform, the authorities so far have given no update on the making of the release of season 2. It’s a fact that season 2 will be made because season 1 was a huge success, however, there has been no official news yet. Another reason why season 2 is a surety is that season one struck the target audience which is teenagers, perfectly. We hope that productions come out with Season 2 soon!
|Love and Lies Season 1 Release Date||4 July 2017|
|Love and Lies Season 2 Release Date||Not Announced Yet|
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Love and Lies Season 1 Recap
The plot is themed on arranged marriage by the government. Love and Lies focus on an alternate Japan where the partners of each teenager are predecided by the government. The reasoning behind doing so is that teenagers or people of marriageable age are not smart enough and are too lost in the whirlwind of the initial passion of every supposed love. They believe that smart selection of partners is not possible hence the old age practices of arranged marriages work the best. The proof is that marriages fixed by elders in the olden days rarely broke, which to some extent is true in real life as well. In the plot, we are introduced to this bizarre system they named “The Red Threads of Science”, a program arranged to decrease broken marriages and deal with very low birth rates. In the middle of this system is a young 16-year-old boy churning between his love for his crush and the conventional ways. However, the love for his crush triumphs and the boy confesses to his crush. Through this anime, we discover all colors of arranged marriages and not just black and white or right or wrong, whether love marriages do work or they don’t. Although love is passionate, compatibility is more important and that is one of the themes. Passion fades away but Compatability stays.
Love and Lies Season 2 Story
We cannot predict what Season 2 has in store for us but it is speculated to follow the same scenario regarding the marriage policies as of now. we might get a deeper insight as to what our protagonist will do. Season 2 could also change the minds of our audiences or those of the authorities in the anime.
Love and Lies Characters
The list of voice actors who played the characters of Love and Lies is as below -Yukari Nejima by Ryouta Oosaka, is the protagonist who fell in love with his crush, a girl other than the one he has been assigned to get married to. His guts make him confess to his crush before getting the letter of arranged marriage.
Misaki Takasaki by Kana Hanazawa is often referred to as the first heroine of the series as she is the one our protagonist first fell in love with. She is very popular among her schoolmates. Her feelings of love turn out to be mutual with our protagonist
Ririna Sanada by Yui Makino also referred to as the second heroine is the one our protagonist is supposed to get married to. However, she is smart enough to realize that Yukari is in love with Misaki and very selflessly helps him out and even takes interest in their love story.
Yusuke Nisaka by Shinnosuke Tachibana, Yukari’s friend who’s also very popular among the girls.
Where to Watch Love and Lies?
Love and lies are available for streaming on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and HIDIVE.