Sensei's Pious Lie Vol. 1
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Sensei's Pious Lie Vol. 1

Publisher: Vertical Release Date: March 2, 2022 Cover Price: $24.95 Critic Reviews: 1
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Misuzu Hara is a quiet, reserved 24-year-old high school teacher whose world is turned upside down after her friend's fiancé rapes her. Her attempt to connect with one of her students, himself a victim of sexual trauma, results in an unlikely romance, and the repercussions of these events affect everyone around them in often unpredicatable ways. Torikai's work is a frank and nuanced examination of the emotional and practical effects of sexual violence, rendering the messy realities in gorgeously refined linework and dialogue far more naturalistic than most manga. The author veers away from blunt indictment to paint one of the most comple more

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    Anime UK News - Sarah May 19, 2022

    Its not clear exactly how the mangaka will go on to develop her themes throughout the next three volumes to come (all 2-in-1) but this volume ends with Minako asking Misuzu a leading question. My hope is that not all the male characters will end up portrayed as villains and not all the women will be shown to be victims or constantly trying to compete with each other. (Are these students ever going to get their final qualifications and graduate? Nobody seems to pay attention in class or do a shred of homework. Just saying) Volume 2 is due out in print in July. Read Full Review

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