Occasionally, we all stumble upon an anime series that is both bizarre and entertaining, captivating us with its unique charm. This year, Liar Lair is the anime that perfectly fits the bill, set to premiere on July 8th.
With its peculiar setting and lighthearted vibe, Liar Lair is a delightful manga to read.
In anticipation of the anime release, the official trailer showcases impressive animation and promises a fun-filled viewing experience for the summer season. If you are new to the world of light anime or manga, make sure to read this article till the end to know about our verdict!
The Main Plot
Written by Haruki Kuo, Liar x Liar is an engaging psychological comedy anime. It was first published by MF Bunko J, as a light comedy novel. The story kicks off with Hiroto Shinohara, a student who accidentally ranks high on an academic island’s high school.
Our protagonist’s accidental victory knocks off Sarasa Saronji, the queen of the high school. Now to stay on top and secure his position in Seven Stars, Hiroto must rely on lies and deception. His journey unfolds with a perfect blend of humor, suspense, and psychological twists.
As he grapples with the complex dynamics of power, he also learns valuable lessons about friendship and respect. For fans of lighthearted comedy with a touch of psychological intrigue, this anime promises an enjoyable experience. You’ll be captivated by the witty dialogue, clever plot twists, and relatable characters.
Lies, Deception, and Games!
Kuo’s creation, shares similarities with other psychological anime such as Kakegurui and No Game No Life. The series explores how characters will stop at nothing to achieve their goals, even if it means using deceit and trickery.
The characters in this anime play games to pass their exams. YES, GAMES! that’s it that’s all they need to defeat their rivals. On the other hand, when it comes to the psychological dimension, “Liar Liar” shares similarities with the light-hearted psychological manipulation found in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War.
While watching this anime, viewers won’t encounter explicit themes or over-the-top dark plots. Instead, the focus lies on the main character’s desire to hold onto the title he attained through his web of lies. (How innocent)!
No Tears, No Cries
As previously mentioned, Hiroto carries no burdens or disturbing past. He is an ordinary individual who manages to secure a position in the prestigious high school group known as the “Seven Stars“. However, his success is not a result of hard work but rather achieved through cheating and dishonesty.
The anime delves into the concept of manipulation and how humans are capable of resorting to deceit in order to obtain what they desire. Throughout the series, viewers will be both amazed and shocked by the shameless lying abilities and trickery displayed by the characters. None of the characters have a tragic backstory, instead, they possess an insatiable hunger for power and dominance.
Our Final Verdict
It’s always a good idea to experiment with different anime genres. For those seeking a lighthearted comedy with a dash of psychological manipulation and a sprinkle of romantic moments, “Liar Liar” is an excellent choice.
We give this anime a solid 7 out of 10, and it can be a great watch if you are a new citizen of the anime world. For people wondering what to watch next, read our latest article on Rurouni Kenshin or you can read our take on Jujutsu Kaisen’s Season 2!