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

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23 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (159 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.17 / 10.0

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August 7th 2020, 7:38pm PST



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Club Sunday (Shogakukan)
Shuukan Shounen Sunday (Shogakukan)

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English Publisher
Viz (23 Volumes - Complete; Digital & Print)

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Definitely interesting  
by jina
May 29th, 2011, 1:52pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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. smile 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, smile 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
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So worth reading  
by letterbee96
August 21st, 2012, 7:16am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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
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Intriguing Concept  
by emperor26
December 11th, 2010, 2:29pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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by Trickster o fThieves
June 4th, 2013, 5:38pm
Rating: N/A
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  
by TrueLiesLost
January 1st, 2013, 10:44am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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Hidden GEM  
by Bleach-No1-Manga
August 23rd, 2013, 8:48am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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by wallyakazukin
March 31st, 2014, 12:26am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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My fav!  
by AnimeCynthia21
April 5th, 2014, 6:01pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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Refreshingly different. Surprised I didn't find this sooner..  
by Blood_Wolf
November 20th, 2013, 1:23pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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One of the best!  
by JBlinger
January 18th, 2014, 11:22am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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