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New “Love and Lies” Visual Unveiled, Major Roles Confirmed

The truth behind Love and Lies‘ casting is becoming more clear today. The show’s official website updated with a new visual, as well as role details for the three previously announced cast members.

The series will star the following:

  • Misaki Takasaki: Kana Hanazawa
  • Lilina Sanada: Yui Makino
  • Yukari Nejima: Ryota Osaka

The new visual features Misaki and Lilina at the top of the image, with Yukari taking the bottom-center space. A red thread links the two girls to Yukari.

The Love and Lies anime is based on Musawo’s manga of the same name. Seiki Takuno (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Sekko Boys) is directing the project at Liden Films. The show is slated to hit Japanese TV on July 3.

Musawo’s Love and Lies manga began publication on the MangaBox app in August 2014. Four collected volumes have been released to date, with Volume 5 due to hit stores tomorrow.

Manga resource Baka-Updates describes Love and Lies as:

Lies are forbidden and love is doubly forbidden.
In the near future, when young people in Japan turn sixteen, they are assigned a marriage partner by the government. People don’t have to go through the trouble of looking for someone, and everyone accepts that the country will find a compatible partner to make them happy.

Yukari Nejima is fifteen years old. He lives in a small corner of the country, and just can’t seem to get ahead in life. Both academically and athletically he’s below average. But in within him, he hides a heart burning with passion! In this world in which love is forbidden, what will happen to him when he falls in love?

The official Love and Live anime website updated with a 30-second trailer, which you can check out below.

Source: Twitter (anime_koiuso)

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