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Itsuwaribito Utsuho  
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Can a liar lead a life of good?

Utsuho’s truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward. Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker. The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there’s no way Utsuho’s going to lead an honest life! Instead, he’s going to use his talents for mischief and deception for good!


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Associated Names
いつわりびと 空
虚实少年 空
อุทสึโฮะ จอมกลคนร้อยเล่ห์

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Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.136 by Mochi Casino (780d ago)
v.14 c.135 by Mochi Casino (780d ago)
v.14 c.134 by Mochi Casino (780d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (155 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 12th 2017, 2:51pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Club Sunday (Shogakukan)
Shuukan Shounen Sunday (Shogakukan)

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English Publisher
Viz (21 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

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Weekly Pos #617 increased(+250)
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3 Month Pos #2048 increased(+235)
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On 1072 reading lists
On 676 wish lists
On 29 completed lists
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Teabag
July 10th, 2017, 9:46am
This is one of the few reads that have really stuck to me... Once you start reading, you fall in love with the characters right away, and the author introduces more, so the fun really never ends. Each of the characters have their unique experiences and quirks, which make their backstory so much more intersting. I really hope the scanlations will ontinue because this is seriously an amazing story. (And the art is really amazing too)

... Last updated on July 10th, 2017, 9:51am
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My fav!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by AnimeCynthia21
April 5th, 2014, 6:01pm
I absolutely love this manga! I started reading it and got to the latest update in a few days! It's one of the best mangas ever in my opinion. The story is interesting and keeps a lighthearted feel to it despite being dark and bloody at times. I'm on chapter 100 and something now. My favourite part of this is probably the characters:
Utsuho is one unique lead. He is smart, skillful, a liar, kinda childish at times, and all in all just cool.
Pochi is the cutest thing ever! That little furry tanuki...I wanna hug him/ her.
The other people in his gang of misfits are just as interesting as utsuho. They mostly have dark pasts though from the way they act, you wouldn't have guessed.
I'm very glad to have this manga, but I'm kinda sad that it's ending...hope they'll be a sequel soon...
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wallyakazukin
March 31st, 2014, 12:26am
After read some chapters i thought i shout in my heart, "I found a gem!"
can't believe i don't find this earlier, but this is a very interesting shounen manga. it's been so long i didn't follow shounen manga since hunterxhunter hiatus. The plot was interesting, the character was lovable, and the art clean and nice,,, yep definitely, i highly recommended this manga.
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One of the best!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JBlinger
January 18th, 2014, 11:22am
At first I didn't really like it, but after a few chapters I became addicted! I definitely recommend it! I love the story and the characters are just incredible!
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Not for me either   
Rating: N/A
by ChildofSecrets
January 9th, 2014, 3:51pm
I'm going to have to agree with oehr. It's a bit too simplistic in my opinion and lacks in storytelling.

Several chapters in and I am not so impressed. The premise is more original than your average shounen but isn't executed particularly special. It gets repetitive fast and is quite predictable for a lie-based story. The most appealing thing about the concept of "lying" is the power of deception and confusion but, because the story is SO straight forward and blunt about utsuho's lies, it is not deceptive at all. Ironically, the story is too honest for it's own good (i.e. how Utsuho literally says "I was just lying" 5 times every chapter). Also, so far all the enemies Utsuho has faced seem unrealistically foolish for professional swindlers/criminals. They are defeated so easily especially for (often an outnumbering quantity of) adults that will do any-means-necessary to get what they want.

Overall I think I'm just looking for a more mature and complex read. Others seem to like it plenty.
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Refreshingly different. Surprised I didn't find this sooner..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Blood_Wolf
November 20th, 2013, 1:23pm
Only up to chapter 46 so far, but already I can't help but be excited with the whole concept. It's so refreshingly different from the usual shounen action-adventure mangas. Utsuho's (the MC) quest, involves (at the moment) him travelling across the land, in order to help people with lies. Utsuho's fighting mainly involves using lies, bluffs, and double bluffs to defeat any villains he comes across. It's probably a hit or miss series, whether you feel it's repetitive and uninteresting, or something new from the usual formula. For me though, I'm loving it.
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Not for me   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Oehr
October 2nd, 2013, 2:08pm
I started reading, but it just wasn't for me:
Unfortunately, it gets very repetitive and always focuses on lying about lying to have lied about the lie's lie. This makes it both hard, yet very pointless to follow in detail.

Personally, I also can't stand the main character Utsuho. Creepy eyes, randomness and unbelievable character portrayal don't really make me want to read on.

The sidekicks/characters aren't helping the manga either. Annoying to pointless and often not someone, you would care about much as you're (not) sucked into the story...

Overall: Mediocre at best. Good idea, horrible execution!

... Last updated on March 14th, 2014, 5:14pm
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Hidden GEM   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
August 23rd, 2013, 8:48am
Very underrated manga
Main Character is really really Cool and deceptive (a twist to the usual formula)

Read it for yourself and find out how this was kept hidden until now ?


... Last updated on August 23rd, 2013, 8:48am
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Rating: N/A
by Trickster o fThieves
June 4th, 2013, 5:38pm
Picked it up in a bookstore one day after reading the plot online. Bought the rest of the series the next month. Great. Series. Full of tricks, clean artwork, and clever stories, this series is a change of pace and a great addition to anyone's reading list. Even as the cast grows and the plot progresses, it doesn't get tired or repetitive.
Overall, just a great read.
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Thought It Wasn't My Thing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TrueLiesLost
January 1st, 2013, 10:44am
I was absolutely wrong. I'm usually into things like Jiu Jiu or A Devil And Her Love Song but, the title of this caught my interest when i found it in the bookstore. I sat down and read the first volume there and i found it really interesting. I looked around and couldn't find it online at all so i decided to start collecting it and went back the next day to grab the second and third volume and i loved those to. This series just has something that people can connect with and it draws people into loving it. I'm going to grab the fourth and fifth volume soon because this will become one of the few series that im willing to collect.
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