Liar Liar is… Kind of Cool but has Some Issues

Key takeaways from Liar Liar mid-season review:

  • The anime’s base premise, centered around lies and deception, is engaging and creates intrigue.
  • The anime showcases both thrilling moments during games and lackluster Slice of Life segments, leading to a combination of highs and lows.
  • While the animation and art style are commendable, the characters lack depth, making character development a crucial factor for the show’s overall quality.

Before the season began, when I saw the promos and stuff for this anime, I was kind of excited. We haven’t had a No Game No Life-style anime for a while now. So seeing that Liar Liar is from the sub-genre made me interested.

I am not saying that the anime is bad, it has some really cool edge-of-the-seat moments. The games are always fun to watch. But it is outside of the games where the anime kind of stumbles. Well, let’s talk about it.

So welcome back to another one of my mid-season reviews. Today we will be talking about Liar Liar. So let’s get started.

Liar, Liar's Shirayuki Himeji character video introduces Hiroto's cute  live-in maid – Leo SighLiar, Liar's Shirayuki Himeji character video introduces Hiroto's cute  live-in maid – Leo SighLiar, Liar's Shirayuki Himeji character video introduces Hiroto's cute  live-in maid – Leo Sigh

What do I think of Liar Liar so far?

The base premise of the anime is pretty interesting. Some usual anime coincidences happen, and our protagonist ends up somehow beating the top-ranking student of their academy island. You see, students on the island are ranked based on how many stars they hold, 7 being the maximum. Since we can’t have some random noob beating a 7-star student, the principal of the academy decides to make the MC a fake 7-star holder.

So basically, the premise of the anime is built on 2 lies, hence the title. (I won’t spoil the 2nd one). That sounds pretty cool, right? Yes, it is cool but we have an issue. See, when our main trio is planning how to approach the next challenger and how the game will go, things are awesome. Those moments really keep you invested. But whenever we get out of that mode into SoL and stuff like that, this anime falls apart.

Seriously, this anime can be really good at one moment and then really generic and boring the next moment. So it is a combination of highs and lows. Now one more thing I’d like to appreciate is the animation. The character designs are stereotypical but the art style is really good and the animations are really good too. And another complaint I have is that the characters lack depth at this point. I hope they develop characters more in the later episodes.

Conclusion

That is all for now. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. Liar Liar is by no means a bad show, it is just that at times it can get really boring. But it has some awesome moments as well. So how much someone likes this anime will really boil down to personal opinion, more so than an average anime. I personally rate it a 6/10, I’ll make that a 7/10 if we get character development by the end of the season. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!!

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