The BEST Episodes of Love and Lies
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021
Network: Tokyo MX
In a futuristic society, Japan has implemented a complex system referred to as "The Red Threads of Science" to encourage successful marriages and combat increasingly low birthrates. Based on a compatibility calculation, young people at the age of 16 are assigned marriage partners by the government, with severe repercussions awaiting those who disobey the arrangement. For Yukari Nejima, a teen that considers himself average in every way, this system might be his best shot at living a fulfilling life. However, spurred by his infatuation for his classmate and long-time crush, Misaki Takasaki, Yukari defies the system and confesses his love. After some initial reluctance, Misaki reciprocates his feelings in a moment of passion. Unfortunately, before the two can further their relationship, Yukari receives his marriage notice. He is then thrown into a confusing web of love and lies when his less-than-thrilled assigned partner, Ririna Sanada, becomes fascinated with his illicit romance.
#1 - A Prison to Compel Love
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 8, 2017
Neji and Ririna have been assigned a special lecture, things take an awkward turn when they realize the nature of the lecture.
#2 - A Love to Give Everything For
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 5, 2017
Shuu tries to shed light on Misaki’s situation to Ririna and Neji, she also reveals more about the notices and its origins.
#3 - Risky Love
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 1, 2017
The camping trip seems to be going well until all four them are forced to confront certain truths about their relationship.
#4 - A Small Lie
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 11, 2017
Neji has now been appointed a wife by the government. When he meets his future wife Ririna, he’s surprised by her reaction when he reveals his secret.
#5 - The Science of Love
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 25, 2017
Love is complicated when you’re inside the Yukari system. Neji and Ririna must navigate the ministry together if they want their lie to come out intact.
#6 - First Love
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 4, 2017
Yukari Nejima has been in love with Misaki Tazaki since grade school. He finally builds the confidence to confess his feelings, but nothing goes as planned.
#7 - Overlooked Love
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 18, 2017
Ririna invites Neji over to her house only to find Misaki already there. It’s apparent that Ririna has other plans for her assigned husband.
#8 - Feelings Without Lies
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 22, 2017
Neji delves deeper into this friendship with Nisaki, and learns Misaki’s true feelings about his relationship with Ririna.
#9 - A Silent Lie
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 15, 2017
Ririna is confused about her feelings for Neji, especially after the special lecture. Meanwhile, Misaki questions her role in Neji and Ririna’s life.
#10 - I Don’t Care If It’s A Lie
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 12, 2017
Feelings start to be questioned when the gang ends up at a wedding, and Misaki can’t help but wish for a lie of her own.
#11 - So Bright It Doesn't Seem Real
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 29, 2017
With the Romeo and Juliet play about to begin, Neji has a heart to heart with Nisaka about his feelings for the girls.
#12 - Love And Lies
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 19, 2017
Naji is forced to face his growing feelings for Ririna head on. With so much on the line, what will happen when these emotions finally start clashing?