What a tangled web of love and lies they weave…

The latest issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine (Issue 27) unveiled a new cast member for the Love and Lies (Koi to Uso) anime series. Shinnosuke Tachibana will play Yūsuke Nisaka in the show.

Furthermore, the magazine revealed that rock group Frederic will play the series’s opening theme song, Kanashii Ureshii (Sad and Happy).

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.

The series will star the following:

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

Musawo’s Love and Lies manga began publication on the MangaBox app in August 2014. Five collected volumes have been released to date, with Volume 6 due to hit stores on June 9.

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?

Last month, the official Love and Live anime website updated with a 30-second trailer. You can check it out below.

Source: Anime News Network