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Jitsu wa Watashi wa  
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Kuromine is a guy who does not lie, hence his nick name "a bag full of holes". But everyone has secrets, and even Kuromine has one. Meet the very lovely, elegant, and mysterious Shiragami whom Kuromine has new found affections for... But what is this? Why does she have humongous wings when no one's looking and super long canines? Something is very different about this girl...


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Latest Release(s)
v.22 c.196-196.9 (end) by Futari wa Pretty Anon over 4 years ago
v.22 c.195 by Futari wa Pretty Anon over 4 years ago
v.22 c.194 by Futari wa Pretty Anon over 4 years ago
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in Country of Origin
22 Volumes (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol. 1, Ch. 1 (Skips Ch. 17, 20-22, 28)
Ends at Vol. 4 Ch. 29 (Then Diverges)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (496 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.19 / 10.0

Last Updated
May 4th 2021, 2:31am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Shounen Champion (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Seven Seas (22 Vols - Completed)

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Year Pos #1722 decreased(-264)

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Good romcom, meh drama  
by zbo14
October 26th, 2021, 7:22am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
I wasn't really a fan of the dramatic turn the manga took in the last several volumes, in particular:
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I could've done without all of the time travel and alien invasion-vs-peaceful coexistence plot elements that were used to wrap up Aizawa's character. It was confusing, self-contradictory, and badly executed in general. The entire Shirayuki arc ("can humans and monsters really coexist?") was unsatisfying as well, particularly the reveal of just how many nonhumans were gathered at the school. The time travel aspect of that arc was likewise frustrating.

I still read it to completion since I was committed, but I could've done without virtually all the story progression. Sure, it was probably a good business decision and kept the manga in publication for probably a dozen or more volumes past where it could've wrapped, but I don't think it was a good artistic decision.
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It takes a while.  
by Fizzo
January 25th, 2021, 8:17am
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
For more than half the chapters is just an okayish monster-girl romcom that works if you enjoy the girls, but adds nothing to it.

Then suddenly the series finds it's own core and fom that point on, start working on it's themes in a great way, gives a excellent denouement for all plot-poits, superb closure for all the characters and a perfect ending.

If you're patient, you'll be rewarded.
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One of the worst romcoms i've ever read  
by Shellshock
December 31st, 2019, 5:00am
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
I'm a big fan of romance series. and i do generally love them. But if you are reading this for romance don't.

This is not a romance series this is a horribly repetitive comedy series. It's just jokes upon jokes upon jokes. It actually sickening. maybe it was better reading it weekly but binging its just garbage.

The reason i gave it a 2 instead of a 1 is because the art is nice

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2020, 1:18am
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A study on the uniquefication of clichés...  
by PaterFrog
October 27th, 2019, 7:24pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
Jitsu wa Watashi wa is quite a long read, but it's worth it. As some have already stated, it hangs a bit in the middle, but it never gets as bad as some others.
What I noted the most about this series is Masuda's skill at constantly surprising me with the twists and turns of this manga. He employs many clichés and then goes and wrecks them in ways that stay fresh right up until the end.
The ending itself is quite satisfying, yet somehow I can't think of more to say about it.
As far as comedies go, this is one of the best.

... Last updated on October 27th, 2019, 7:26pm
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Overall a good series, but...  
by whitemanga
January 4th, 2018, 9:11am
Rating: N/A
It starts pretty weak, with a MC that cannot keep a secret, tries to confess to class rep but is rejected, then he finds out that one of his classmate is a vampire, and then the crazyness begins! After that the manga follows the "harem route", but a pretty unusual one (thank god!), there are some cliches here and there, but it's still funny along the way.
The problem I have with this manga is the final arc, which is pretty long (I don't remember how many volumes), boring and unnecessairly serious. It's a shame, if it ended in a more linear way I could've enjoyed it much more!
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If you like romcoms, this is a must read.  
by blazeraider
November 23rd, 2017, 5:31pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
A fine mix of romance, comedy, and sensible drama. The running gags never get old, the story is original with plenty of twists that are difficult to predict, and the characters are likeable. Read if you like your romcoms with lots of comedy, good amounts of romance, and occasional sprinkles of drama.

Also, 10/10 alone for the facial expressions.

... Last updated on November 23rd, 2017, 5:32pm
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Starts good but not so good after  
by Ncf
March 10th, 2016, 7:27am
Rating: N/A
Starts fun and all but after 92 chapters it just didn´t feel like it had anything to offer
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The usual self "destroying" harem and by that I mean give MC a harem/+1 girl "super interested" in him and them halfway through change that... Why start a harem if you´re just gonna break it apart... just do normal romance instead XD
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An interesting read  
by shadowspark2
August 29th, 2015, 11:09pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
This is a great comedy harem manga with actual plot development and interesting enough characters. They don't really stray from their set personalities, but their relationships change over the course of the manga. The art is unique, clean, and fun to look at. It isn't amazing or groundbreaking, but it's enjoyable, hilarious, and worth the read if it's what you're looking for
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by DrManga
August 20th, 2015, 4:42pm
Rating: N/A
I hate harem but this is funny, really funny.
I love the comedy in this manga and the way the facial expressions are drawn has had me laughing out loud more than once.

The romance is irrelevant. The main guy is your usual wuss but for some unknown reason I do not hate him. Just too funny to hate anyone in this manga. It's comedy gold.
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Starts of hilarious, but getting draggy now.  
by Jandalman
May 21st, 2015, 7:00am
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
The first arcs of this series made me laugh constantly. The humour being right up my alley. The romance was a slow burn and cutesy. But then it got too complicated and suddenly the MC has ALL the girls liking him and yet his personal character development is still stagnant so he's still the same thickheaded idiot who has low self esteem and due to his...his...well his JAPANESEness he can't do anything but have internal monologues of how useless he is and all that crap instead of replying when a girl he cares for (whether romantically or not) is pouring her heart out in tears. The guy infuriates me.

... Last updated on October 13th, 2016, 12:32am
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