KADOKAWA announced today that an anime adaptation project based on Haruki Kuou’s Liar Liar light novel series is now in the works. A 90-second special PV for the novel narrated by voice actress Akari Kito (Nezuko Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) is streamed on the publisher’s official YouTube channel, and it says, “It’s April Fool’s Day, but it’s not a lie.”
With illustrations by konomi, who also worked on the author’s previous series Cross Connect, the school brain battle series has been published from KADOKAWA’s MF Bunko J imprint since April 2019, and its latest seventh volume was released on March 25, 2021. According to its official website, the novel series has printed 150,000 copies so far.
— 『ライアー・ライアー』公式@第７巻3/25発売！ (@liar2_official) April 1, 2021
“Academy” is a school island where students compete against each other in a duel called “game” to determine their rank. Hiroto Shinohara got the top score ever in the entrance exam to the school island, which is the most difficualt in Japan, and beat last year’s absolute champion, Sarasa Saionji, on the first day of transferring to the school. He becomes the “Seven Star,” who reigns supreme, faster than any other in history. In order for him to fulfill his purpose on the island, he has to stay at the top even if it’s a lie. To do so, he’ll use anything, including cheating by Himeji, the beautiful maid who assists him as her master, and his complicity with Saionji, who is actually a fake lady. Win it all with lies and intelligence! The school brain game begins now!
Novel 1st and 7th volume covers:
Source: KADOKAWA press release
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