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Nisekoi  
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Description
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!

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Manga

Related Series
Nisekyuu!! (Side Story)
Ore Koi!! (Side Story)

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

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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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

User Reviews

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8 topics, 72 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (1078 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.87 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 2nd 2014, 8:29pm PST

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Year
2011

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (8 Digital Volumes, 5 Physical Volume - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #71 increased(+6)
Monthly Pos #72 decreased(-30)
3 Month Pos #34 decreased(-3)
6 Month Pos #23 decreased(-7)

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Chapter 90! 355 days, 1 hours, 55 minutes ago
For Nisekoi readers 357 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes ago
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Nisekoi Inspires Anime 426 days, 15 hours, 59 minutes ago
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Suffering from Shounen Jump Syndrome.   
Rating: 7.0 / 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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*Facepalm*   
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 points...it'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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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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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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Meh   
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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Down-hill   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by WASHinWithWAVES
March 23rd, 2013, 5:28pm
In all honesty, the plot for this manga is going nowhere at this point. The author is just elongating the manga with the over-sized harem. I'm not a big fan of harems, in truth, and I think I can handle some harem plots, but I cannot go through with this story anymore. Chapters ago, I praised this story with a much higher rating. Now all I can give it is a four.

I couldn't even bring myself to finish chapter 80, because it was bland. The story is riddled with gags, confusion, and promises that nobody even remembers. Which is another thing I wish the mangaka would focus on. I want to see developement, not a bunch of girls and one guy flopping around in their own pool of embarrassment and anger.

I know this story will come to an end, and Raku will either fall in love with a girl (most likely Chitose or Onodera, rooting for Chitose) or the story will just end with Raku still not with a girl and they're all chasing after him.

But I don't know when that end will be. I mean, I think Chitose is a great character, and the whole yakuza enemy situation is an interesting concept. But the mangaka doesn't indulge in it, the only thing he/she pulls out is the whole protective/crazy bodyguard. Overused, it's something you'll see multiple times whenever the author decides to give Raku and Chitose time together.

I don't particularly like or dislike Onodera. But then, Tsugumi, Tachibana, and Onodera's sister come along.

Worst peeve in the story: Tsugumi. God-awful character, I dislike everything about her. She makes the manga not worth reading. I was hoping she was going to stay as gag relief, but no, the mangaka would never have that, because there just wasn't enough girls.

I praise the art though, wicked action scenes and character designs.

I'll let this manga sit for a while, then come back to it to make my final judgement. But whoever is into crazy, crazy harems, read this story. I'm quite positive (90%), that many of you readers will side with either Chitose or Onodera, because they're really the only relevant characters to any story developement. The first half was pretty good, but I don't know how you'll feel once you get further. Good luck and I hope you enjoy.

... Last updated on June 29th, 2013, 5:41am
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Better Than Average, But Still Just The Same Old   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Kaitou21
July 28th, 2013, 10:13pm
Niseoki is an overrated harem manga. Plot wise it's "kind of" unique featuring a group of 1 boy and 3 girls (the lone male being the male lead and MC) who used to play together when they were kids until eventually they all grew up and "forgot" about each other, years later they all eventually meet each other again (correction remember each other) as high schoolers and later realize they were childhood friends and remember about the lock the MC has around his neck and the "promise" they made to one another as well as some memories (are you serious?). The only way this plot makes sense is if there was a quadruple case of amnesia.

The characters and art are quite likeable and that can be considered one of the key differences between this manga and any other one, though pretty weak if you ask me. Another change in this manga is the the MC, unlike most Harem MC's "Raku" (MC) is actually reliable and not some good for nothing who "accidentally grabs a girls chest" then gets smacked by the manga's tsundere character.

Another key difference between Niseoki and other harem manga is that this one has NO fan-service/ecchi scenes, so it is purely harem and drama, also the mafia families play no significant role in the manga whatsoever so its more of a "they're just kind of here thing" so don't expect anything worthwhile. Another problem is that the manga is far too long and just dragging itself on the author had the chance to end it multiple times.

All in all though this series is really nothing close to "Amazing", story development wise its nothing special and really just "common" other than the plot this manga brings nothing new to the table, if you simply like reading harem manga then by all means read this one it will suit your tastes just fine, but what this manga and many other harem manga/anime are missing is the "plot first, romance second" aspect, but I guess if this sells anything sells
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on the verge of AWESOME!!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
April 28th, 2011, 4:51am
i seriously thought that it was funny and the art was great, it was shounen! yup it was great! had me laughing loudly! really, really loud.. it was so f-ing funny!! i mean really!!
but it would be really awesome if this would have been longer!! at first i thought that this is a series..
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Thanks for this very cute harem!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by kuroihikari
August 28th, 2013, 10:18am
This is to me one of my favorite mangas if not the first, and the cutest harem I know! Sure it goes through a lot if not all clichés, but still feels fresh as there aren't any perveted thoughts here.
Basically what I want to say is, don't just stop because there are clichés : the story by itself has a strong value, actually thanks to it^^
only the art is not the best point, but here it's a matter of preferring art over story
If people aren't ready to read harem, just don't read it, that's all.

... Last updated on August 28th, 2013, 10:20am
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