Name: Liar x Liar
Mangaka: Kindaichi, Renjuurou
Volumes: 3 (Ongoing)
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.11 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Mystic Iris
Genre: Drama/Slice of Life/Josei
Age Group: Mature
Summary: One day, on a whim, 20-year-old Minato dresses up in her friend’s cute high school uniform and goes out briefly into the city. To her horror, she ends up running into her stepbrother, Tooru, who is actually only months younger than her. Since he’s cute, and a notorious player, Minato has had to deal with constant jealousy and suspicion from other girls all through their school days.
Amazingly, she manages to convince Tooru that she’s actually someone who just happens to look a lot like his sister. He is so convinced that he starts trying to date her and, for various reasons, she goes along with it. What started as a simple joke is now evolving into the biggest lie Minato has ever told!
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: I HATE THE ART. There I said it. I know that it’s just more shounen. None of the shoujo details. Which isn’t necessarily BAD. In fact this will make it a candidate for a lot of people who hate the frilly shoujo style. But Augh.
As for the plot? Can I just sit in a corner and cry. You will basically read the whole thing just to figure out if her brother is the dumbest man on earth, OR the smartest. Things just get worse and worse and there’s no way that he’s acting, but my God he must be dense. I just want the two to be together okay? I think the main character is sweet, a little tarty but she has a lot of strong points.
I think the main selling point of this is how far is this ruse going to play out and whats going to happen in the end. But isn’t that… every story? Well I guess some are character driven… this is definitely plot driven and I’m hooked. -sigh-
Final Rating: 4/5