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.

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A Prison to Compel Love

#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.

star 8.17
29 votes
A Love to Give Everything For

#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.

star 8.04
26 votes
Risky Love

#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.

star 7.97
30 votes
A Small Lie

#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.

star 7.86
35 votes
The Science of Love

#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.

star 7.83
29 votes
First Love

#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.

star 7.83
40 votes
Overlooked Love

#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.

star 7.79
34 votes
Feelings Without Lies

#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.

star 7.68
25 votes
A Silent Lie

#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.

star 7.63
30 votes
I Don’t Care If It’s A Lie

#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.

star 7.61
23 votes
So Bright It Doesn't Seem Real

#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.

star 7.60
25 votes
Love And Lies

#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?

star 7.00
24 votes