Love and Lies

The BEST episodes of Love and Lies

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 4/17/2022Network: Tokyo MX
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A Prison to Compel Love
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8.17
29 votes

#1 - A Prison to Compel Love

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/8/2017

Neji and Ririna have been assigned a special lecture, things take an awkward turn when they realize the nature of the lecture.

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A Love to Give Everything For
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8.04
26 votes

#2 - A Love to Give Everything For

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/5/2017

Shuu tries to shed light on Misaki’s situation to Ririna and Neji, she also reveals more about the notices and its origins.

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Risky Love
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7.97
30 votes

#3 - Risky Love

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/1/2017

The camping trip seems to be going well until all four them are forced to confront certain truths about their relationship.

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First Love
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7.85
41 votes

#4 - First Love

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/4/2017

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.

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The Science of Love
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7.83
29 votes

#5 - The Science of Love

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/25/2017

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.

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A Small Lie
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7.81
36 votes

#6 - A Small Lie

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/11/2017

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.

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Overlooked Love
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7.79
34 votes

#7 - Overlooked Love

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/18/2017

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.

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Feelings Without Lies
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7.68
25 votes

#8 - Feelings Without Lies

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/22/2017

Neji delves deeper into this friendship with Nisaki, and learns Misaki’s true feelings about his relationship with Ririna.

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A Silent Lie
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7.63
30 votes

#9 - A Silent Lie

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/15/2017

Ririna is confused about her feelings for Neji, especially after the special lecture. Meanwhile, Misaki questions her role in Neji and Ririna’s life.

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I Don’t Care If It’s A Lie
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7.61
23 votes

#10 - I Don’t Care If It’s A Lie

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/12/2017

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.

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So Bright It Doesn't Seem Real
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7.60
25 votes

#11 - So Bright It Doesn't Seem Real

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/29/2017

With the Romeo and Juliet play about to begin, Neji has a heart to heart with Nisaka about his feelings for the girls.

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Love And Lies
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7.00
24 votes

#12 - Love And Lies

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/19/2017

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?

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