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Raku Ichijou may be the heir to a yakuza group, but he's a normal high school kid who dreams of peace and quiet. However, when he meets super-hot but violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki, his life takes a sharp turn for the worse!


Related Series
Magical Pâtissière Kosaki-chan (Spin-Off)
Nisekyuu!! (Side Story)
Ore Koi!! (Side Story)

Associated Names
Притворная любовь
รักลวงป่วนใจ (Thai)
False Love
Nisekoi : Amours, mensonges et yakuzas [French]

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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 [S1]
Ends at Vol 6, Chap 50 [S1]

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (1177 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 1st 2015, 5:53pm PST



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Viz (11 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

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Weekly Pos #160 increased(+46)
Monthly Pos #191 increased(+12)
3 Month Pos #147 decreased(-24)
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Chapter 162 207 days, 10 hours, 27 minutes ago
Nisekoi 236 days, 3 hours, 32 minutes ago
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Suffering from Shounen Jump Syndrome.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by dreamaway
October 27th, 2013, 3:54am
What's Shounen Jump Syndrome, you ask? There are actually three types of this: (1) is the type that gets low ratings and gets axed because it was just the same thing as the more popular ones but worse, even though the one shot wasn't; (2) are those that get low ratings despite interesting and different content from the big three and consequently rot and morph into the same kind as the popular series to become more popular; and (3) are those that start off interesting then get high ratings but becomes a victim of its own success as the magazine will try to suck the mangaka dry to make it as long as possible and rake in as much money as they can regardless if the story is still interesting or not.

Nisekoi is the third type.

Yes, I just invented this on the spot in jest, but Nisekoi is actually suffering from being dragged on for too long due to its popularity. The story is good for about half the chapters it has now (as of writing, there are 96); the mangaka probably expected to be axed again early on and was unprepared to make a serial this long so I guess we can't really blame that on him, but still, it's suffering from its longevity.

It started off good, and the love triangle was actually intriguing. Who did he make that promise with? What will he do when he finds out if one or the other is the one? Will he break up with his fake girlfriend and potentially start a gang war if his crush was the one, or will he try to make their relationship real and give up on his crush if his fake girlfriend was the one? - Those questions will keep bugging you and you will be left begging for an answer after each chapter.

But then another girl came. And then another. And then the story goes in circles, having random episodes that has no real significance to the premise. Although, there are some that do hold some weight for some backgrounds and character development, but will all of them be important to the conclusion of the premise?

Now, Love Hina, which Nisekoi has a similar premise to and is also a harem series, had more than 100 chapters, why can't Nisekoi can't? Because the promise in Love Hina had a prerequisite to get into a certain university, which its main protagonist strived to, and failed, and strived again; the girls were already there at the beginning and grew attached to the main character. Nisekoi promised marriage when they meet later on in life but the main protagonist only forgot who he made that promise with - that in itself is not a problem if it was being tackled this long, but Nisekoi's longevity is due to other girls popping up out of thin air, making it feel like the mangaka is stalling the story by adding more content outside the main premise.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by bluedrop
July 18th, 2012, 5:24am
I postponed reading this and added to my 'to read' list because:
a) The premise of a romance involving yakuza or gangsters of any sort just totally has me on the hook
b) The mangaka is the same author of Double Arts(which I still mourn over for getting axed. Why, Japan? Whyyy!?)

...then I finally jumped onto reading this, only, I noticed the harem tag and almost got whiplash from the double-take I did because I'm sure that wasn't there when I added it to the list. Dammit. I thought I was going to be able to enjoy another comedic shounen manga with some good romance where there's a lot of tension between the leads. Got my hopes up for nothing...well maybe a bit something since I really liked the oneshot which showed so so so much promise.

It's hard to get any good romances with the leads in contention with each other and I'm such a sucker for arranged marriages/forced to live together/etc. where the characters learn to love each other despite thinking they could never grow to like the other person. Falling under the demographic for shounen made it all the better because we don't get anything too gooey, just scenes that are just right or those that make you want something more but end up getting satisfied by how things go anyway.

And then there's the ridiculous addition of gangsters/yakuza/delinquents, I seriously had heart-eyes for this manga. Luuuurve the premise. LOVE!!! (I blame Gokusen, GTO, all the other epic mangas with badass people)

Then I read it. It has its good's just, my palm has really gotten to know my face lately while reading this. Why the harem? Why? Is it not 'shounen' enough(I know, I know, shounen isn't a genre, yaddayadda) that it has to have the addition of female 'rivals'. There was just the two of them in the oneshot.

We go to the main series and we start off with a love-triangle(insert twitchy eye but at least Onodera was bearable. Not really. Honestly, I'm an Onodera hater. Sue me) then we get some more girls with pages and pages aaaand pages of fanservice. We get it, they're cute/hot.

If only we had the same amount of male 'rivals' then maybe, I'd be okay with the harem. We rarely get any harem with reverse-harem in the same manga(speaking of which, if anyone can point me to any with a harem aaand a reverse-harem, I'd be much obliged).

I Loved the pair with their hilarious nicknames for each other: "Shitty Darling" and whatnot. Love. I'm okay with *some* love rivals if it's helpful to the plot. That ain't really happening here. Whatever, Chitoge FTW!

But I still think it's worth reading for the comedy if not for female lead(referring to the one mentioned in the summary)...oh, and the guy. I don't usually go for the childhood friend in a harem but I just loved Chitoge because she wasn't some annoying obsessed wimpy girl always chasing after the guy while the guy ogled others.(The oneshot outshines the rest of the chapters really with the tsundere level just right. In the main series, it was a bit off)

... Last updated on October 26th, 2012, 2:25am
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The Oneshot was better.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by GoldenKaos
December 10th, 2012, 1:52pm
The Oneshot was actually fantastic. A boy and a girl (childhood friends who share their dislike of each other) who also happen to be the heirs of yakuza and mafia gangs, respectively. The gang leaders (their fathers) do not want conflict, however their subordinates want to paint the town red with one another. Therefore, the logical (for a manga it's fairly logical, ok?) answer to this is to have the boy and the girl date each other, the gang subordinates dote on their respective heir with a passion and therefore are happy to call a truce lest they disturb the couple's 'true love'. The banter between those two characters was hilarious and heartwarming, and their attempts to keep up appearances of 'going out' to appease the gangs was hilarious.

Then enter the series, and here comes the Onodera - the third wheel. Sorry, Love Triangle. Enter other needless female romance options for no reason and the dilution of the 'boy + girl keeps secret from gangs' formula to a 'boy + many girls seek for true love from childhood with a convoluted whose girl's key fits in the boy's locket plot device plus next to no yakuza/gang interaction whatsoever and degeneration into typical cliche stereotypes that occur in comedy romances' formula.
I feel the dynamic and chemistry between the two bickering childhood friends was near-perfect, the move into love triangle and further into harem was pointless and stupid. And the crime syndicates element has been largely superseded by cliched this-is-in-every-romance-manga-ever elements.

It's still better than most romance harem manga out there, mostly because of the extremely funny comedy that is present, but it went from 'amazing' to merely 'pretty good' between the Oneshot and the series.

... Last updated on March 20th, 2013, 3:58am
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If you don't treat this manga as primarily a romance series, you will love it.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by SNaG21
October 27th, 2014, 9:47am
I'll let it out now: main flaw is the huge harem (I think it's like, what, 6 now? I lost track), followed by the other flaws: stereotypical clueless nice main character (are you an idiot, Raku Ichijou? ARE YOU?!), somewhat generic characters that generally embody one or two specific traits, and the fact that almost everyone is SO DENSE.

But what about as a slice of life comedy?

In that regard, Nisekoi shines. Komi Naoshi has mastered his art through his previous manga releases that often got axed, so every page is well structured and plotted, every character is well drawn, and every "reaction" expression is brilliantly executed. If you go into this with the wrong mindset, you will get pissed off with all the generic harem plotting, and that'll cause you to ignore its art and ball-busting humor.

... Last updated on October 30th, 2014, 10:51am
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Definitely worth reading   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sinyorita
October 18th, 2012, 1:28pm
Well, i know a lot of us have been disappointing with the Harem tag (including me) But I realised that even though it does put me off a lot, i cna still read it. The story is headed somewhere for sure, and it Wont have a harem ending. Atleast it doesnt look like that from the recent chapters. I currently read chapter 46, and am eagerly waiting for more development in the plot. Its a good shonen romance, please give it a try.
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Please go somewhere   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by 7godeohs
May 12th, 2014, 10:13am
Tempest, the first sentence of your comment is where Nisekoi falls flat. You mention progress, which is the one thing that is sorely lacking. The comparison to Love Hina begins and ends with the childhood promise part. The rest of Love Hina had an overarching plot and each one of the girls progressed in some manner, especially the two main characters. Nisekoi has already cast the molds of its characters and has changed little to nothing except that if they didn't love the MC before, they do now.

Contrary to your belief, I'm sure many people here are used to the harem genre, which is probably why there are such passionate views on this manga. Here is a manga that had great potential and was indeed well written, however it feels like this potential has been squandered. The problem is that the author cannot move the story forward at a pace he would like because its popularity in Jump seems to be dictating the length of the story. Think of a story you wish to write that would fit concisely in 500 pages. Now force yourself to write the same story after you're told to make it 3000 pages long (or longer). You couldn't do it properly, and the work would suffer. That's what is going on here.

... Last updated on August 23rd, 2014, 10:00pm
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Give it a chance!   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by samyd104
May 1st, 2012, 9:08pm
Even though it is a little cliche, it's still enjoyable. Reading this doesn't hurt! Despite the harsh judgement I still like it and think it deserves a better output than the other reviews. I honestly LOVE it and wait every week for the next chapter smile
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by justine_panda
June 8th, 2013, 10:37pm
It started out really nice, my rating was 10 back then. It was cute and funny, with the heart pendant mystery and stuff. But somehow, idk why as the chapters go on.. the girls just keep on increasing. I don't really have anything against Harem but somehow it's starting to get annoying. It's like, there's no progress in the Romance at all. Sure, Chitoge's feelings have progress but, Raku's feelings just keep on getting mixed up with the other girls.

Somehow, I'm starting to want to drop this.
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Fun Read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
February 21st, 2013, 5:59am
This is really fun read, every chapter has decent amount of Comedy and Romance Elements mixed

all girls have their own personality and are very likable, Naoshi fans should give this a chance instead of comparing it to it's One shot OR Double arts for that matter, coz Nisekoi in itself is a good stand alone series and should be treated as such

10/10 for enjoyment factor alone
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by udders
November 30th, 2012, 7:38am
Ingredients for Nisekoi:

1 cup of "Every cliche drawn on any romance/harem manga"
2 cups of mediocre fanservice
3 cups stupid childhood backstory
1/20th teaspoons of Originality

Mix, then scatter for the swarming fanboys

Short review. All the "rival" characters that have appeared after Onodera are just boring and unlikeable. The whole lock-and-key-past is so undescribably stupid that whenever its brought up in the manga I feel like I'd be better of using my time to finger saggy grannies (not to mention, its just a lazy rehash of the childhood setup in Love Hina). Female protagonist's blonde hair is genetically impossible and I'm pretty sure her bunny ears are a school dress code violation

The one redeeming feature of this manga is the male protagonists best friend. A funny lad he is. But again, like everything else, he's just another "something that I've seen before"
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