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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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One of the best!
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!
Not for me either
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.
Refreshingly different. Surprised I didn't find this sooner..
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.
Not for me
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 the story in detail.
Also, I can't stand Utsuho's character-design and character... While I don't want to spoil anything, I'm just gonna say creepy eyes, strange cloths and unbelievable character portrayal.
The sidekicks/characters aren't helping the manga either. Annoying to pointless and often not someone, you would care about much as you're sucked into the story...
Overall: Mediocre at best. Nice idea, horrible execution!
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
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.
Thought It Wasn't My Thing
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.
So worth reading
To me, it's the type of manga that I would willingly spend my money on purchasing (since its licensed)! That's how wonderful I find this series! I thought that this manga had a good start so I bought the second volume. I was so hooked that I bought the third and fourth volume on the same day, the cashier seriously thought I was crazy but I really did that!
It deserves all the attention it can get and I really hope it will be turned into an anime cuz not only is the art pretty but the plot itself is amazing and the jokes are hilarious! Gotta give credit to the mangaka for making an 'evil' yet caring protagonist! XD You gotta read it to get that joke though!
... Last updated on September 10th, 2012, 5:34am
I'm glad Viz Media licensed it. I hope they won't drop it, because it's really good.
This shounen manga definitely got a spark and got my interest. I love these type of manga (and i suspect most of us do), where the protagonist goes on a self-discovery kind of journey, leaving his past behind him but never forgetting. Instead, using that past as a conviction to continue his journey and do what he does. Our main protagonist is really cool. He's laid-back, mysterious, smart. His attitude is fresh from the usual shounen manga. I was immediately interested after chapter 1, where it's basically the reason why he starts his journey and we get a glimpse of what he can do, what his power is. and that reason intrigues me, and makes me wonder what can he do with that. Anyways, this is good manga with a interesting plot. It is definitely good, with our protagonist being a smart guy, and he also have almost a cruel streak, especially when someone messes with him--he'll get back at that person, x) Not by killing or anything, cause that's not his style, But he gets back at that person. xD Anyways, I've read up to volume 4 right now and it's been keeping my interest right now. The clean and sharp drawing is really appealing and the situations they get into are always intriguing. it makes one wonder how they will get out.
... Last updated on January 9th, 2012, 10:44pm
Ever since I learned about this series, I was willing to get my hands on it and read, and I was just excited when Viz manage to nab it.
After such a long wait, Itsuwaribito finally came out, and I'll admit, this is a different shounen manga compare to some I have read before.
Mixing history with action and adventure, as well as introducing an entirely different plot, this isn't the typical cliche shonen manga. Somehow, it's amazing that this is the few titles that actually has a linear plot to follow, instead of the usual.
Looking forward to the rest of the volumes in the future.
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