Lying Mii-kun and Broken Maa-chan: Precious Lies

It feels like I have only been doing Anime impressions posts for the past few months, so I’ll be talking about manga for a change.

Lying Mii-kun and Broken Maa-chan: Precious Lies is a short 5-chapter mystery/psychological series that I read yesterday. The protagonists are both victims of a past kidnapping who meet once again in a rural city where serial murders are occurring. The story has a dark and bleak premise which I rarely find in manga these days. It explores how a traumatic past event can continue to affect someone years later in terms of their personality, decisions they make, and the life they lead.

The illustrations in conjunction with the text effectively express the constantly changing emotions in the scenes. It could effortlessly transition from pure rage one moment to calm observation the next. One scene near the beginning, the girl mistakenly stabbed a fork into the boy’s hand out of anger and then stared at his wound in curiosity as she offered to bandage it for him. Ouch.

I found this manga to be a very interesting read with an unexpected twist at the end that somewhat resolves things. It still leaves many things open to the reader’s interpretation though. Stories are best when they leave you pondering and thinking even after you’re done reading them.

Rating: Very Good

9 Comments to “Lying Mii-kun and Broken Maa-chan: Precious Lies”

  1. adorach says:

    will def check it out

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    Reltair Reply:

    It should be a nice break from all that anime watching. 🙂

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    adorach Reply:

    i read weekly manga as well such as freezing naruto bleach reborn kissxsis and a few others lol

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    adorach Reply:

    when a anime stops and doesnt completly finish a story i tend to seek out the manga to get the rest of the story

    Reltair Reply:

    I mostly look forward to reading weekly manhwa now, especially Noblesse and Tower of God.

    Yup, that’s what I do too. I did it most recently for Bakuman since I couldn’t even wait for the season to finish.

  2. yamada25 says:

    Will try check it out.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Yup, it’s worth reading and pretty short as well.

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  3. Yi says:

    Not sure if I’m in the mood for bleak dark stuff right now, but once I am, I’ll keep this in mind. It seems interesting.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Yeah, it has some pretty dark themes. Goes along with all this stormy weather right now.

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