The main cast for Love and Lies (Koi to Uso), based on Musawo’s manga of the same name, has been announced!
Voicing the popular Misaki Takazaki is Kana Hanazawa. The shy Lilina Sanada who hates to lose will be voiced by Yui Makino. The very ordinary high school boy and hero of the story Yukari Nejima will be voiced by Ryota Osaka. Additionally, a new key visual and a teaser video have been released.
A pre-screening of the first and second episodes of the series will be held on 24 June 2017 at TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku, Tokyo. Director Seiki Takuno will be at the venue as a guest. Tickets go on sale today. For more information, please check out their official website.
The manga is a love story and has been running in Manga Box since August 2014. Thanks to the ‘Yukari Law’, 16-year-olds will get a notice from the government telling them who to marry. That way, Lilina Sanada has been chosen as the perfect life-long partner for Yukari Nejima. But when they meet, she rather decides to support Yukari’s love with Misaki Takazaki, who is also in love with him. And a love story involving complex feelings starts.
The anime is scheduled to broadcast this summer.
Comment from Kana Hanazawa (Misaki Takazaki)
‘The Misaki in the manga is super super cute, seeing her just move will be cute as well. I am looking forward to playing Misaki, who has simple thoughts and is sometimes really daring. She carries so many things hidden in her heart!! Please enjoy this story of sweetness and bitterness during youth, based on the warm feelings of love.’
Comment from Yui Makino (Lilina Sanada)
‘I was really surprised when I was chosen to play Lilina Sanada. She seems like she is a girl with a very pure heart. I want to show how she changes through her relationship with Neji or Misaki. On a personal note, I am looking forward to the conversations and the way your heart can skip a beat only during your high school days, all of which is portrayed in Love and Lies. To be honest, I am looking forward to experiencing the things I couldn’t experience while I was a student through this work. [laugh]’
Comment from Ryota Osaka (Yukari Nejima)
‘I will be voicing Neji. This is a story that shows the complex feelings of having the country decides your marriage. I think it is interesting to see what kind of reactions each characters will have, be it resistance or worry. For this work, we have to make the slightest change in heart visible, which is hard, but I will give my best to deliver a good work to everybody. Thank you.’
’Love and Lies’ Pre-Screening
Date: 24 June 2017, 17:00
Venue: TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku
Cast: Kana Hanazawa (Misaki Takazaki), Yui Makino (Lilina Sanada), Seiki Takuno (Director)
TV anime ‘Love and Lies’
Original Work: Musawo (Serialized on Kodansha Weekly Shonen Magazine Editorial Department’s DeNA MangaBox)
Director: Seiki Takuno
Producer: Liden Films
Kana Hanazawa as Misaki Takazaki
Yui Makino as Lilina Sanada
Ryota Osaka as Yukari Nejima