Monday, 14 December 2015

Manga Review: Liar Lily by Ayumi Komura

Title: Liar Lily
Original Title: Usotsuki Lily
Author: Ayumi Komura
Artist: Ayumi Komura

Year of Release: 2009
Genres: Comedy, Gender Bender, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slife of Life

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 105

Volumes & Chapters: 

17 Volumes + Zero Volume


Hinata Saotome is suddenly asked out by En Shinohara, a gorgeous boy in her grade. What she doesn’t know, though, is that his hobby is cross-dressing! En has always hated men, and whenever he sees his own reflection, he punches out whatever is doing the reflecting (windows, mirrors…). To combat this hatred, he dresses up as a girl. Hinata decides to go out with him anyway, despite his weird hobby.

Also included is an unrelated one-shot from volume 8:

• Sweets Honey
Serizawa gets sick whenever she smells something sweet, but she likes a boy named Miura who has an extremely sweet tooth.

Related series :
Boy's Lily (Alternate Story)
Kenjutsu Komachi (Spin-Off)

My Thoughts

Review covers 105.5 chapters 

Hi, everyone and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Today I have a quite weird manga, so if you can’t stomach cross-dressing than it’s definitely not for you. And I mean it though the manga is absolutely hilarious, if you can’t read about something, better not to read and then say it sucked. I’ve read this manga twice and loved it both of the times. How come? Well, I’ll need to go a bit deeper into the story.

Mostly, I loved this story for its humor. I mean it, he plot, the idea and f course the way the story develops. I never really had a problem with En cross-dressing, though I did have a problem with reading about a guy acting like a girl in the past. However, here no matter how En looks cute as a girl he still acts like a man. I was really having fun with his love of women. I mean their whole family is just too fun. The very idea behind En’s cross-dressing is just too much: “I hate men, and I can’t stand looking into the mirror!” isn’t it just too fun?

There are many fun moments. I mean the whole story is a bundle of jokes. However, there are also many serious issues covered too. Though mostly they’re also turned into a joke so you need to actually read quite carefully to unravel those secrets. To say the truth I wanted to write about a lot of stuff, but because I read the story in June and am actually writing the review in September (though it’s going live in December). So you get me, I reread the story because I wanted to write a great review, but then because of some things I couldn’t really do it. So you have it the review is coming to its end.

Why should you actually read this a bit weird story? The answer is easy: it’s fun and it has lots of romance. You laugh on every page and you get engrossed in it so much you do not care what happens around you. What you really want to know is, if En actually gives up his cross-dressing? Will he?

That’s up to you to find out. And there’s a secret at the end, which will make you drop from the couch. I did. Get ready to have fun, get sucked into the world of men-hating En and good-looking guy lover Hinata. Will they survive their strange but a the same time romantic relationship? Start reading now to find it out!

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