‘Liar! Uncover the Truth’ has been one of my all time favourite otome games. In August, 2018, the game celebrated its third year anniversary and with it came some exciting news. Otome game developer Voltage, since changed to Otome Romance announced its live action film adaptation. According to an Anime News Network article, the company established a subsidiary called Vol Pictures which is focuses on adapting their games for anime, tv and film. As of now, it seems ‘Liar!’ is their only project, and from my understanding, is the first live action otome game adaptation. Over the last few days, Japanese news site Mantan Web has been releasing production photos of the set and the actors/ actresses involved.
For those unfamiliar with the game, it follows a young career woman who has just found out her boyfriend has been cheating on her. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she decides to take her love journey by the handles and attend a speed dating event. There she meets ten perfect guy. But, she’s warned by a fortune teller, nine of them are no-good liars! If you’d like to read more about the game, you can check out my full (spoiler free) review over here!
Now, let’s take a look at everyone side by side!
And last but certainly not least is the MC!
I’m pretty excited for this adaptation, at the moment there’s no word for when it will be released. But, I can imagine if they’re already releasing previews it’ll be later this year/ early next year. I’m really impressed how much the actors and actress look like their characters, the clothes they’re wearing really brings the character to life. One thing I am a little unsure of is how they’re going to squeeze so much content into an hour and a half – two hour film. Personally, I think the series would have worked better as a short tv series with each episode focusing on one of the liars. Similar to how it is set out in the game. But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it is.