By James Robert Shaw
(The Wind up Geek)
Koi no Uso‘s official TV anime website released June 13th (Japan time) the third promotional trailer for the series based off the manga by Tsumugi Musawo. The story follows 15 year-old Yukari Nejima who can’t seem to get ahead in life athletically or academically. He lives in a near future Japan where lies and love are forbidden. At 16 years of age the Japanese Government chooses your life partner for better or worse but what happens when Nejima falls in love all on his own. Can he defy his own country’s laws?
The series first appeared as a manga on August 10, 2014 and is simultaneously published in Japanese, English, and Chinese on Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine’s DeNA Manga Box app. The series is also licensed in North America as Love and Lies through Kodansha Comics USA.
Series OP is “Kanashii Ureshii” by Frederic. Additional cast will be announced when the series OP is released via the TV anime’s official website.
As of now the current cast and crew are:
Takasaki Misaki: Hanazawa Kana (Tsunemori Akane – Psycho Pass)
Sinada Lilina: Makino Yui (Hoshino Fumina – Gundam Build Fighters Try)
Yukari Neijima: Ryota Osaka (Akutsu Shin – Kabukibu!)
Nisaka Yuusuke: Tachibana Shinnosuke (Yaku Morisuke – Haikyuu!!)
Narrator: Kitamura Eri (Darjeeling/Tsuchiya – Girls und Panzer)
Taniyama Kisho (Hanai Azusa – Big Windup!)
Kurosawa Tomoyo (Arisugawa Otome – Aikatsu!)
Adachi Yuto (Iwashimizu Sumiaki – All Out!!)
Takatsuki Kanako (Kunikida Hanamaru – Love Live! Sunshine!!)
Maeda Rena (Remercier Nike – The World is Still Beautiful)
Yoshihisa Kawahara (Azuma Hokusai – Tokyo ESP)
Hiyama Nobuyuki (Amada Shiro – Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team)
Kimura Akkiko (Ukita Marika – Twin Spica)
Kaede Hondo (Kugayama Yae – Girlish Number)
Kuroda Takaya (Oda Nobunaga – Tono to Issho: Ippunkan Gekijou)
Minaguchi Yuko (Inokuma Yawara – Yawara!)
Director: Takuno Seiki (Buddy Complex)
Production Company: LIDENFILMS (Arslan Senki)
Assistant Director: Usui Fumiaki (Love Live! School Idol Project)
Series Composition: Takahashi Natsuko (Ore Monogatari!!)
Character Design · Chief Animation Director: Eriko Ito (Sekkou Boys)
Art Setting: Inose Yukie (Kimi to Boku)
Art Director: Yukihiro Saito
Color Design: Emiko Onodera (Fairy Tail)
Director of Photography: Tamura Jin (Natsume Yuujinchou)
Editing: Masato Yoshitake (High School Fleet)
Sound Director: Youta Tsuruoka (Tamako Market)
Sound Effects: Eiko Morikawa (Wake Up, Girls! The Movie)
Music: Masaru Yokoyama and Nobuaki Nobusawa
Opening Theme: “Sad and Happy” / Frederic (A-Sketch Music)
Ending Theme: “Can’t You Say” / ROY (Universal J)
Broadcasting will begin Monday, July 3, 2017 on stations Tokyo MX, tvk, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto and BS11.
A preview screening of the first episode and talk with production staff and author Tsumugi Musawo will take place at the Hitotsubashi Hall in the Chiyoda district of Tokyo. Only 100 pairs of people will have the chance to attend this event. To be eligible applications can be found at https://pro.form-mailer.jp/fms/97a391a4124132. Entries will be accepted from Monday, June 12, 2017 to Sunday, June 19, 2017. Winners will be announced Monday on June 20th. Please read the contest rules before entering.
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