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Usotsuki Lily  
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Hinata Saotome is suddenly asked out by En Shinohara, a gorgeous boy in her grade. What she doesn’t know, though, is that his hobby is cross-dressing! En has always hated men, and whenever he sees his own reflection, he punches out whatever is doing the reflecting (windows, mirrors…). To combat this hatred, he dresses up as a girl. Hinata decides to go out with him anyway, despite his weird hobby.

Also included are the following unrelated short stories:

Sweets Honey (V.08)
Serizawa gets sick whenever she smells something sweet, but she likes a boy named Miura who has an extremely sweet tooth.

Boy's Lily (V.16)
A spin-off of Usotsuki Lily where En is a normal guy who recently started dating Hinata whose hobby is dressing like a guy.

Amber (V.17)
Mio Hasekura is a helpful high school girl who is very fond of her late father who died when she was younger, and hopes to find a guy like him someday. On her way to school one day, she comes across a man collapsed on the side of the road and Mio helps him out.


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Associated Names
うそつきリリィ 0 番外編
うそつきリリィ番外編 Boy's Lily
ไลเออร์ลิลลี่ (Thai)
거짓말쟁이 릴리
엉터리 릴리
Boy's Lily
Chàng trai đặc biệt
Girls Love Twist
Liar Lily
Lily la menteuse (French)
Lily mentiroso
Sweets Honey
Usotsuki Lily Bangaihen Boy's Lily

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v.17 c.Extras (end) by Hachimitsu Scans (304d ago)
v.17 c.105 by Hachimitsu Scans (308d ago)
v.17 c.103-104 by Hachimitsu Scans (311d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes + Volume 0 (Complete)

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Average: 8 / 10.0 (432 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.91 / 10.0
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So damn funny   
Rating: N/A
by Ariaofthesong
June 20th, 2013, 2:03pm
I've read alot of Komura Sensei's works and I have to say; this might just be my favorite one. Why? Because it makes me laugh and that is something not many manga and Mangaka do. It may even be in my top five of all time.

The thing about Usotsuki Lily is that it doesnt take itself to seriously. Actually, I think it makes of point of destroying our expectations of anything to dramatic. Even with all the parody and gags, it still manages to be completey enjoyable. All the characters are lovable (seriously, you can't hate any of them) and they all seem pretty human (most of the time).

It may seem like Hinata and En are the main characters (and they are) but in reality, I think that the manga is about the group of friends. Honestly, Usotsuki Lily wouldn't work unless it had a splendid cast. En and Hinata's actions wouldn't fit and it would end up being a boring regular manga. From the super sadistic, though suprisingly masochistic best friend, Naota, to the weird talking sword otaku, Kenjirou, you'll feel a sense that they belong there and are definetely needed. Same with straight man Taiyou and En's foil of a brother, Ten. Together... The manga is amazing.

The best thing, in my mind at least, is the explanation of "manga time" as I refer to it. Often you'll see at least five valentine day in one series (if it goes on for too long) and the same for pretty much any big holiday. Yet... It seems like no time has passed and the characters are still in the same year as they were when the first Christmas/New Years/ Valentines day happened. It doesnt make much sense and leaves you a little annoyed. But, in Usotsuki lily, the characters openly admit that though they are getting older ( I think by chapter 71 the Main characters are 18 and in second year still. Lolz) they still stay in the same year, AND without getting held back. (Poor Ten, forever an exam taker.) Komura sensei even went as far as to repeat the same chapter setup twice, though admittedly with different results. Its refreshing.

So, if you are in the mood for a pick me up, or something that will make you laugh, I suggest Usotsuki. It has pretty damn good art and the plot (or the lack of any real one) is good too. En-joy!
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cute yet kinda umm weird?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by strawberriee106
May 18th, 2013, 8:09pm
the relationship between En and Hinata is cute
yet En is a freakin cross dressing guy who will smash his face when he looks into a mirror -.-
she's like this really adorable girl that just looks awks when she is dating a tall hot chick -.-
but they look cute when En is hi normal self XD OR when Hinata cross dresses as a guy XDXDXD
how they make each other jealous is just kinda weird and complex cuz they do it their cross dressing -.-
& ALMOST EVERY CHARACTER IS LIKE WEIRD -.- like Hinata's brother & all those guys at school who like En (even after they knew he was a guy), En's brother who like guys & En's whole family -.-, and all these random characters that cross-dresses -.-
but i guess it makes the manga funnier and more interesting wink
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I like it..but..   
Rating: N/A
by scarlet warrior
April 30th, 2013, 3:53am
I like the manga and all but I don't like the multiple couples..I want the mangaka to focus only on the main couple who are En and Hinata..the other couples are cute too but I prefer the main couple..and sometimes I wished it could be a continuous story not episodic..
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At first funny, now boring and to long   
Rating: N/A
by anoni
April 4th, 2013, 9:25am
The characters are ok, the story is simple, cute and funny but now its time to end it. I cant read it because the chapters have no plot or the line is very weak. I love the art but is not enough.
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its ok....   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by x56a
January 12th, 2013, 11:26am
this manga is very cute and loved filled. the only problem is it is getting to that point in which its time to end. As chapters keep raising it feels like the author is just spewing out random junk with no strong plots. it gets very predictable. all in all i did like it at first and now its at a stage of boring me. (the Art is excellent[though the girls look alot like the guys]!!!!)

... Last updated on January 12th, 2013, 11:28am
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Sitcom-y, a bit repetitive but still a fun read   
Rating: N/A
by flowinmyboat
June 15th, 2012, 5:42am
The characters are bearable, the art is cute, it's entertaining (I don't know if you'll really laugh), and it's all around adorable.

The only thing that makes this a "rainy-day" manga is the fact that it gets repetitive, breaks the fourth-wall too much, and isn't going anywhere plot-wise.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iruchan
June 7th, 2012, 9:26pm
This manga is super funny. Every single chapter manages to make me laugh out loud, which is very rare since I'm not the kind to laugh easily. There's no character development, but I don't think it's necessary for a gag manga.
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Too long   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by CantoneseAnime
May 7th, 2012, 8:10am
I normally have no problem with manga characters crossdress, but seeing it so many chapters, you get annoyed and pissed.
I'm about 27 and since chapter 10 i'm thinking: en stop crossdressing please... -__-
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Sphear
May 6th, 2012, 11:56am
Like there's no real plot and just a collection of stories from everyday crossdresser life. They were quick to fall in love too. Not that I'm saying this manga is a competely worthless read. It's humorous, the art is fine and the characters are cool. If you like crossdressing manga and cliche jealousy trigger events- and comedy, boy oh boy someone's going to have fun with this manga.

Some bad points? The series consists of a collection of shoujo-typical plots and crossdresser anime dreams. Not much character development and it's also one of those stories where every person gets a girl/boy friend. It was pretty cliche-ed up actually.

But its got everything a shoujo really needs to entertain a general audience,so I'm guessing most of you are going to like this unless you're a I'm-too-picky-need-something-more-original-manga-critic.

... Last updated on May 6th, 2012, 11:57am
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Excellent, but not a manga for everyone   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by tbre
February 20th, 2012, 12:21am
This manga is not for everyone. But for the people that it is for, it's pretty much everything you could want from a manga.

My advice for the people considering whether to read this manga: read the first 7 or 8 pages of Chapter 36 before you start at the beginning. Don't go further than the page where the bucket is thrown (a "story arc", if you could call it that, begins there), but do note the line on that page which reads, "This is all the more a gag manga". If you don't like this kind of manga, do yourself a favor and stay away. If, like me, you do like this kind of thing, start reading now - you will not regret it!

I've seen a few comments saying that this manga is not your typical shoujo manga. This is true...but only partially. It subverts, averts or otherwise plays with a lot of shoujo manga tropes, but certainly it's not the first manga that does that. What makes it stand out, in my opinion, is the fact that it doesn't completely parody shoujo manga - and so it pokes fun not only at the original genre but at the parodies as well. For example, often you'll find female leads who are terrible at cooking. So naturally a manga that plays with tropes would be expected to make the female lead a great cook, right? It follows that we'd expect Hinata to be either a great cook or a terrible one. As it turns out, her cooking is so completely normal that even her boyfriend comments on how mysteriously normal it is!

There is indeed a lot of fluffiness and romance and lovey-doveyness in this manga, but for the most part - and I think some people don't realize this - the romance is secondary to the comedy. Usotsuki Lily is a gag manga first and a romance manga second. This is important, so let me repeat that.


Comedy is, of course, very subjective. Not everyone is going to enjoy Komura-sensei's brand of humor. The excerpt I refer to above is the kind of thing you're signing up for when you read this manga. The fourth wall starts crumbling in the first few chapters and is pretty much destroyed about ten to twenty chapters later. In the latest chapters Komura-sensei has been pulverizing the remains with a gusto that could only be matched by a crowd of East Germans armed with jackhammers. Indeed, she has become a sort of minor character in her own right. Now, when you break the fourth wall or insert yourself into your own work you have to be careful, or you'll come across as annoying (or worse). Komura-sensei manages this very well, with hilarious results. I no longer make the mistake of eating while reading this manga lest my laughter kill me.

Of course, a manga that lies entirely on fourth-wall-breaking for comedy is hardly worth reading. But that's not all this manga's got! The cast of characters is large and likable. It is true that they could be fleshed out a little bit more (especially Rui and Niko), but in a gag manga I don't think every single character needs to be developed in full detail. This is not high literature, after all - and each character does have some personality. Of the twenty-odd recurring characters, I find I dislike none of them! This is very unusual for me - countless manga have left bad tastes in my mouth because I take issue with one character or another (*cough*Special A*cough*). Hinata and En don't grate like so many romantic leads. They're referred to (endearingly, it must be admitted) as an "idiot couple" a few times in the manga, but there's plenty of couples who deserve that epithet thousands of times more than these two do. The side characters really add color to the story: you've got Kojirou who always acts like a samurai, Naota who's a bit of a sadist, Hinata's little brother Taiyou who's as close to the straight man of the manga as anyone's going to be, and more and more! Special mention should be made of the Shinohara family, whose members are refreshingly honest with themselves and with the world. Pretty much the first thing En's little brother Ten says is, "I like boys". The oldest brother An goes further: he proudly declares that he'll go for both guys and girls as long as they're cute!

But that's not to say the romance isn't there. It is, and it's really beautiful. En and Hinata really, really love each other - and they are secure in that love. Once in a while Hinata may come across as somewhat insecure, but deep down she knows that En loves her and won't waver. One thing should be mentioned, though. Pretty much all the romantic development occurs in the first two chapters. After that, while some events of a romantic nature occur, there's nothing significant. I don't think that's a bad thing, though. Why does there need to be more development? They are deeply devoted to each other, and there's absolutely no reason not to assume that they won't marry, procreate and die of old age in each other's arms. Hinata turned down En's latest love rival in one page. At this point I don't think it's possible or necessary for them to deepen their love. From the romance point of view, this manga should really be seen as the "happily ever after" part of the story. Honestly, I think that's a good thing. All that drama and heartbreak and insecurity that you see in some other manga can really get on my nerves, and it's pleasant and refreshing to read about a couple who simply loves each other.

Hinata herself is the kind of character that I wish would occur more often. She is definitely not the typical whiny, insecure, weak, shy and unstable shoujo manga heroine, yet she is also not the kind of character who's strong and self-reliant to a fault, typical of mangaka who want to get away from weak heroines. She is definitely not frail - she can hold En in her arms even though he's bigger than her - but sometimes she does need En to come in and save the day. (Thankfully, this is very rare.) She may worry when she gains weight, but she doesn't wallow in insecurity when another girl tries to steal En from her. She takes action, and boy did she leave my jaw hanging! In the end, though she may be boyish sometimes (she comments on how she loses to En in "girl power"), she is still a girl. Indeed, if you strip off the zany, comedic parts of her she comes across as more realistic than many manga characters I've seen.

En's case is similar. He's not the perfect, strong, cool, untouchable type, nor is he a weak pushover. He's not particularly popular among the girls (but he is popular among the guys, to his utter disgust), nor is he one of those rough delinquents who are tamed by their girlfriends. He's neither a prince nor a nerd. Admittedly, he is more in touch with his female side than some males (and not just because he crossdresses), but he's still a guy. He supports Hinata when she needs it, and gets support from her when he needs it. He pays for their dates and everything, but he's not rich and he doesn't do it ostentatiously. He very rarely swoops in to save the day, and when he does he ends up looking more like a pervert than a hero. What he does have in common with the typical shoujo manga male lead, though, is his insane hotness. He's really won the lottery as far as looks go - he's hot as a guy and as a girl. But I think that En, too, when you strip off those traits which are meant to be silly, is at least somewhat realistic. Certainly he's more realistic than those rich, handsome heirs to companies who are always perfect gentlemen and who have admirers lining up out the door!

Plot-wise, there's very little that I haven't already said. The manga is mostly gags, with a good amount of fluff and lovey-doveyness but no real development. Each chapter is mostly self-contained, with a smattering of two-chapter arcs. One weakness of this manga - and the reason why I didn't rate it a full 10 - is that it does have a few serious moments. They are jarring given the general extremely light (indeed, irreverent) tone of the manga, and they aren't done particularly well. (I make exception for the one occasion where a certain chapter ends darkly, but the dark ending is shown in the next chapter to be a gag.) Apart from them, whatever plot there is serves as a vehicle for the comedy, and does the job admirably. In all, I would say: don't read this manga for the plot. It is a gag manga.

I have little to say about the artwork. Tastes differ, and it's easy to click through a few pages to see if you like it. My own opinion is that all the characters look tasty enough to eat. The guys especially are hot enough to make anyone drool (except Ten, who's really cute but not hot). And Hinata-kun in Chapter 37... Dressed up like that, there's no reason why the girls wouldn't squeal!

I've said a good deal here, and I think I'd better wrap things up.

The verdict: Awesome manga.
Recommend? No to anyone looking for drama and deep plots; a huge, resounding YES to anyone who enjoys comedy, especially of the fourth-wall-breaking variety.

... Last updated on February 20th, 2012, 12:34am
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