Not many people know this but Japan has already put an alert on their aging population and their low birth rate. This means that Japanese are not having children, a study says that Japan’s population is projected to plummet by almost 40 million by 2065. What’s the cause? Most likely because some Japanese focus most of their time on work rather than finding a partner. So you must be wondering, what does Koi to Uso have to do with this?
Koi to Uso represents an action taken by the government to increase the population in japan. By the age of 16 each Japanese will receive a notification by the government, assigning them a marriage partner. This is not something new. A similar action is taken in some Indian traditions that each family decides who will be the marriage partner for the future generation.
Following how Koi to uso describes this process, using scientific research and studies of the individual, they gather enough information to find the perfect partner for that person thanks to his personality and other traits. This means that by this research you could get assigned a person that you could actually like and be happy with. But this can bring some problems. You could not fall in love with someone that isn’t your assigned partner, and if you deny your call, you could lose some government help and benefits such as scholarships. This happens to the main character, Yukari Nejima; who needs to deal with his feelings for his classmate and her assigned partner. This is a story that symbolizes the belief of the red thread of fate, which represents that people are bound with a red thread and are connected at all times, destined to be together.
The biggest problem is that the government wants to control “their destiny “, of every single Japanese citizen for the purpose of increasing the birth rate in the country. Even though this method can help fight the birth rate problem, it brings others. Love is something someone as a human must find by their own.
Name: Koi to Uso
Genre: Drama, Romance, School
Synopsis: In a futuristic society, Japan has implemented a complex system referred to as “The Red Threads of Science” to encourage successful marriages and combat increasingly low birthrates. Based on a compatibility calculation, young people at the age of 16 are assigned marriage partners by the government, with severe repercussions awaiting those who disobey the arrangement. For Yukari Nejima, a teen that considers himself average in every way, this system might be his best shot at living a fulfilling life.
However, spurred by his infatuation for his classmate and long-time crush, Misaki Takasaki, Yukari defies the system and confesses his love. After some initial reluctance, Misaki reciprocates his feelings in a moment of passion. Unfortunately, before the two can further their relationship, Yukari receives his marriage notice. He is then thrown into a confusing web of love and lies when his less-than-thrilled assigned partner, Ririna Sanada, becomes fascinated with his illicit romance.
Disclaimer!!!: Synopsis taken from Myanimelist.net
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