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Liar x Liar  
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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
LiarXLiar
ライアー×ライアー
謊言×謊言

Groups Scanlating
Desudesu
JanimeS
Kuhime Scanlates
Mystic Iris
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Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.63-63.5 by Kuhime Scanlates over 3 years ago
v.9 c.62 by Kuhime Scanlates over 3 years ago
v.9 c.61 by Kuhime Scanlates over 3 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Forum
3 topics, 15 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (283 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.94 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 6th 2020, 3:51pm PST


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Year
2010

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Dessert (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (10 Vols - Complete; digital)

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3 Month Pos #2570 decreased(-5)
6 Month Pos #2828 increased(+467)
Year Pos #3604 increased(+154)

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On 624 wish lists
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Psh barriers  
by sinxer
May 23rd, 2019, 10:33pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
You know what my whole post is a spoiler well if you really consider it one not that you need a spoiler for this
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my overall issue is the barriers they both set up against each other, it's fairly obvious from the start Tooru has feelings for Minato you dont date someone that looks identically like your step sister unless your trying to find a replacement for them. Minato had some other feelings for tooru as I cant believe the shock of seeing him like that would cause such a significant effect on her unless she had deeper feelings than she thought. But I love and hate how fast things wrapped up, once they accept they loved each other everyone around them accepts the relationship with no resistance even when they themselves were expecting it. Almost feels like they wasted chapters on them worrying about it, so looking back at these characters they really had no barriers except the ones they made themselves to over come
and that kinda irritates me a little.
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Egotistical protagonist  
by Alitalo
September 12th, 2016, 8:01pm
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
Sorry, not my cup of tea... A woman who lies to her brother and makes him fall more and more in love, makes him "proof" his commitment with expensives gifts, is "in luv" with another guy, ahhh but she does "feels bad about it"... I really don't know if he knows she is his sister but I do know she is an egotistical, egocentric, insensitive woman, really surprised this is the first negative comment, had to stop after the second volume of the same
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How to let the mangaka benefit  
by seanna2k
June 15th, 2016, 5:28pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
AndyProk, if you truly want the mangaka to benefit, as we all do the mangaka of our favorite series' then you should buy the original when it becomes available in your region, since if there aren't enough sales the series will get axed. However, since the publisher gets most of the sales profits, if you truly want the mangaka to benefit, send him/her a direct donation with a letter of encouragement telling him/her what it's for, that you like the series, etc.
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A shoujo Oreimo.  
by myopius
March 10th, 2015, 6:01am
Rating: N/A
The siblings' romance (not their personalities) is a lot like Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Novel) with the roles reversed. Essentially, the premise is that were closer when they were younger, but the little brother started to act cold (and also, sleep around with random women... but in a self-abandoning sort of way, not feeling anything for them) toward his sister, the protagonist. She formed a bad opinion of him in return, and stopped trying to interact with him. But then one day by chance, she discovered an unusual side to him, which triggered them reconnecting. Just like in Oreimo, there's a lot of subtle characterization (like the protagonist's obsession with cleanliness) which makes you realize there's a hidden aspect to the siblings' history.

It's gold up through volume 3. The pacing is especially impressive in volumes 1 and 2. The romantic interactions are so cute and endearing, defying cliches and continually surprising you. It's impressive how the romance can be serious and engaging without ever feeling melodramatic. I mean, there's incest (not the kind that's played for laughs), secret identities, love triangles, but no melodrama...? I compared it to Oreimo, but it has none of the relationship angst that Oreimo exhibited at times. All I can say is that I'm so glad I read this manga.

The pacing has slowed down in recent chapters, though. Side characters have been more prominent, and the author is arranging for various characters to clash. I have faith that the author will let it take the story somewhere positive, but I have to say I prefer the earlier rapid and refreshing developments to these typical "build up to forceful resolution" style developments. Because the protagonist ends up being more indecisive and making more stupid decisions to facilitate that. She's usually smart and proactive (and cute!). Anyway, I expect the series to wrap up in a few more volumes, unless the story expands in scope (I hope it does! I'd like to see more happy flirting, but I fear the rest of the manga will just consist of resolving the main relationship...). To be clear, the manga remains very enjoyable.

... Last updated on March 10th, 2015, 6:02am
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SO AWESOME!  
by Pacific.Mint
January 1st, 2014, 3:54pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
My heart actually fluttered a few times. After years of reading shoujo, it's hard for a manga to accomplish that feat for me. There have been manga about step siblings/fauxest love but I really like how the author made this one very unique and by taking a different angle. Not only is the romance between the otp is being developed, the heroine has to avoid getting caught by Tooru and everyone around her. Her web of lies tangles with reality as she has to juggles a double life.

The heroine's character is well developed and Tooru's character feels deep; his character will not be fully developed until a secret is revealed. The author is slowly unwrapping his personality and past.

Here's my theory about that secret: Tooru fell in love with the heroine when they were kids and so when he had to be her step brother in middle school, he forced himself to distance away from her to maintain traditional expectations and started his womanizing ways to distract himself from her. (His somewhat early onset of sexual activity was probably spurred by the frustrations he had to endure while living with the one he likes.) So when he met someone who looks like her, it's like he just got his wish granted. He doesn't have to worry about being a brother to the one he likes anymore.

This is a very interesting and unique shoujo.
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pretty nice  
by Jan19
December 7th, 2013, 8:27pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Drawings are pretty and very bright, the expressions of the characters are cute and nice too. The plot is okay, but it keeps you reading and wanting to know more of what's going to happen
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Exciting  
by dreamerlisa
July 30th, 2013, 11:33am
Rating: N/A
This manga's story develops slowly but promising. It has a good phase, will get you hooked up for more. It gets more and more interesting. Even though the ending is kind of obvious, but will get you wondering 'how' it goes instead.
Just finished the latest uploaded chap in chinese(ch 29), the most exciting one so far imo, since the real main chars' relationship is finally starting to change
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kawaii!  
by Bunnilovesanime
July 6th, 2013, 6:06am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
I like all the characters Minato, Tooru, and the other guy. I am not a fan of step sibling romances, but this is cute. It is not ecchi, nor does it have that famous "we aren't really related so it is ok" line. Instead it is a story about a lie gone wrong and on too long.
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The main character does struggle with many issues including falling in love with her step sibling. Minato actually is upset about the idea that she loves Tooru.
I am not sure how the Mangka will end this series with out it being super cliche, but it will be fun to find out. So if you like funny, slice of life shoujo then this is a good series to read. smile
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I actually agree with most and think that the name means that he knows it is Minato and that Mina is a fake. I also think he got the apt so they could be together with out it being like they were siblings.
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Interesting  
by signale
June 6th, 2013, 12:23pm
Rating: N/A
I'm definitely not for stepsibling romances, however this one has potential. I like the art style, and the humor. Unfortunately there just isn't enough material yet to rate it too highly. At times I feel like there is not enough "history" being given... for someone who has lived over 5 years with another, even if you are distant, I feel like you would have more knowledge? But maybe that is just me.

As for the title...

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My theory is that the liars in this are Minato (obviously) and Toru. However, I don't think Toru knows about Mina/Minato, but he acts cold/indifferent to her because he really likes her (hence him being a liar). And the other love interest is not as happy/nice as he appears to be, I don't trust him because he seems unstable.
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the series and the sister  
by rika_257
May 27th, 2013, 10:20am
Rating: N/A
the sister
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i liked her at first but then i started not to about at ch.6 maybe, from her point of view her brother believes her and mina are different persons and he obviously doesn't like her "minato", even told her "you being nice to me kind of grosses me out." so how much will her "innocent"(i personally totally doubt it :D ) brother be traumatized knowing that mina is his sister? and rather than giving the truth to him earlier she would rather give it later after he has fallen more and more in love with her

but then there wouldn't be a series.

as for the series it self i didn't really enjoy each chapter i felt it's annoying every set of 5 chapters or sth felt similar and i am reading to know how the story is developing, so in my opinion its better to begin this series when it's "completed".
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