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Shochiku Reveals 2nd ‘Liar Liar’ Anime Blu-ray Release Packaging

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Not to be confused with the Liar x Liar anime adaptation, we learned in April 2022 that a new project is in the works as the light novel series Liar Liar from Haruki Kuo is getting an anime adaptation. The summer 2023 series has its home video releases being handled by Shochiku and they’ve set a three-volume release schedule for it. The twelve-episode series begins release on November 29th, 2023 where each set of four episodes is priced at 12,000 yen.

With the second set out in just about a couple of weeks, we had the main cover artwork already and now have the full spread for the second volume. Check out the full schedule and artwork below with details.

The show has Satoru Ono and Naoki Matsuura directing it and working from the scripts by Momoko Toyoda. Yumi Nakamura is working on the character designs with GEEKTOYS handling the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes Genta Nakamura as Hiroto Shinohara, Yukina Shutō as Shirayuki Himeji, Wakana Kuramochi as Sarasa Saionji, Rika Tachibana as Noa Akizuki, Yurika Moriyama as Tsumugi Shiina, Houko Kuwashima as Natsume Ichinose, Hibiku Yamamura as Ami Kagaya, Momoko Seto as Fūka Tatara, Mai Mochizuki as Yūki Tsuji, Jun Fukuyama as Seiran Kugasaki, Sora Tokui as Suzuran Kazami, Junya Enoki as Shinji Enomoto, and Saori Ōnishi as Nanase Asamiya.

The English dub has Jason Lord directing it from scripts by Kieran Flitton. The English cast includes Blake McNamara as Hiroto, Taylor Murphy as Sarasa/Rina, Monica Piskor as Ichinose, and Meg McClain as Shirayuki. Additional cast includes Morgan Lauré, Dani Chambers, Philip Annarella, Grant Paulsen, Jalitza Delgado, and Izzi Raine.

The series features the opening theme song is “LIES GO ON” from May’n while the ending theme song is “faky merry game” from SMILE PRINCESS.

The light novels by Haruko Kuo began in 2019 with artwork by Kinokonomi and they have twelve volumes out in Japan as of November 2022. A manga adaptation is being handled by Funa Yukina with two volumes out so far.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: The “academy x mind game x romantic comedy” story is set on the “Academy” island where students battle to determine their rankings. Hiroto Shinohara earned the highest-ever grade in this school’s entrance exam, the toughest in the entire country. On his first day at the school, he takes down the previous reigning queen, Sarasa Saionji, and becomes the fastest-ever student to join the school’s elite “Seven Stars.”

Except, he didn’t really. It’s all a lie. Now to maintain his top ranking, he must fight these school mind games with lies and bluffs. He does whatever it takes with the help of the cute “cheat maid” Shirayuki Himeji (voiced by Miku Itō in a previous promotional video) and even Saionji (who is actually a phony herself).

Volume Date Extras
1 11/29/23 Booklet, Original Novel, Card, Sticker
2 12/20/23 Booklet, Original Novel, Card, Sticker
3 01/24/23 Booklet, Original Novel, Card, Sticker
Liar x Liar Japanese Volume 1 Cover
Liar x Liar Japanese Volume 1 Packaging
Liar x Liar Japanese Volume 2 Cover
Liar x Liar Japanese Volume 2 Packaging
Liar x Liar Japanese Volume 3 Cover

[Source: Liar Liar]