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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
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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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

8 topics, 72 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (1082 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.87 / 10.0
 23% (251 votes)
 17% (179 votes)
 25% (269 votes)
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 7% (71 votes)
 5% (49 votes)
 2% (19 votes)
 1% (13 votes)
 1% (7 votes)
 3% (37 votes)

Last Updated
October 19th 2014, 12:20pm PST

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Licensed (in English)

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

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #60 decreased(-20)
Monthly Pos #33 increased(+11)
3 Month Pos #42 decreased(-9)
6 Month Pos #36 decreased(-11)

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On 5822 reading lists
On 1011 wish lists
On 181 unfinished lists
On 487 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Chapter 90! 403 days, 8 hours, 13 minutes ago
For Nisekoi readers 405 days, 7 hours, 2 minutes ago
Ruri 411 days, 1 hours, 27 minutes ago
Nisekoi Inspires Anime 474 days, 22 hours, 17 minutes ago
General Discussion 595 days, 15 hours, 28 minutes ago

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Rating: N/A
by Kevadu
September 6th, 2014, 2:26am
Comparing this hack job to Love Hina is an insult to Love HIna. Believe it or not, it *is* possible to write an entertaining harem manga with interesting characters. Keitaro matures as a person a great deal over the course of Love Hina and there are real developments in his relationships with the girls. Perhaps most importantly, they don't start out in love with him for the flimsiest of pretexts. They're actually stuck together because of circumstances and gradually grow to like one another.

Nisekoi is the story of a bunch of girls who all instantly fall in love with the boringest guy in the universe reason. Heck if I can figure out why. This is harem manga at its worst. The main character has no personality and no real reason to exist other than as the plot device that brings the girls together. The girls all fit into tired old stereotypes. And worst of all: nothing ever changes. Nothing happens in this manga. Calling it 'slow paced' would imply that the pace was nonzero, but that's not true. Every time it looks like they might take a step forward they also take a step back.

Comedy is another important element in a manga like this and Nisekoi does slightly better in that area. Though that's not saying much. Many of the jokes fall flat and old ideas get recycled. If you're just looking for humor there are so many better mangas out there.

And BTW, does anyone remember the whole waring-families-want-their-kids-to-pretend-to-date-for-peace thing that was where the 'Nise' in the title was supposed to come from? That's actually a kind of interesting (though hardly original) premise. Unfortunately, it's completely forgotten as the manga goes along. It's like the author just ran out of ideas for what to do with that setting and shoved it aside.
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Somewhere in there   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by buttplug
August 21st, 2014, 8:27pm
Somewhere in there, somewhere in this manga is an interesting plot. But saying that it progresses at a snail's pace is a massive understatement. Outside of the seemingly plotless narrative, you have a cast of shallow unlikeable characters (the main heroine especially), a cookie-cutter protagonist, repetitive attempts at humour, and one of the worst excuses for a harem I have ever seen. You know there is something wrong with a manga when an arc that has barely anything to do with the overarching plot is far more interesting than any of the meager plot progression that there has been so far.
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Worst manga i ever read, IMO   
Rating: N/A
by BlackOrion
August 7th, 2014, 1:59am
I hate this manga.

It's like the author tough: "Lets make an harem and forget about the plot", you got nothing here except the harem, the MC is boring, he has nothing, no talent, no interest, not a thing, at least in the one-shot he had some character.

This is pretty much "Love Hina 2: This time they don't even have a goal", and the "plot" is quite similar to make it better.
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Every couple of years another harem gets popular   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Fundefined
June 12th, 2014, 2:42pm
Another generic harem manga becomes popular due to the next generation of horny pre-teen boys. It's like the publishers have a checklist of harem manga cliches and they commission some new poor schmuck author to follow that list to a T. Nisekoi is that manga, as there's not a single original bone in its body. The art and its execution isn't bad, but it feels like yet another market researched, massed produced clone that was churned out from the soulless Shounen Jump factory.
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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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No good   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by badkittygrl4567
April 13th, 2014, 5:14pm
It's your average harem. A not so special guy is loved by tons of girls. No real tension or excitement unless you count " oh! another girl showed up and she likes the main character too."
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Nisekoi and reader ratings   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tempest3
March 4th, 2014, 7:43am
Glancing over the written reviews, its painfully clear that most people are not used to harem stories and how they progress. The childhood friends and promises remind me of Love Hina. This is a good harem story that has way more comedy value than others that I have read. A rating of 8.0 or higher would be fair for Nisekoi. I'm not sure why people expect everything resolved immediately like Raku picking a girl or the pendant mystery being solved because that is ridiculous and would just end the series. Of course they are going to support and publish the manga as long as they can. The progression of things between characters is fine due to the fact that they are only partially into year two at the time of this writing (Chapter 112 is most recent). It is well-written and comedic. Also, if you know even a little bit about harems, you probably know that it is not odd to add characters (especially when they are already mentioned in other chapters). I like that the author did a slow build of a harem instead of the traditional most/all girls of the harem are here right from the start. Interesting take on the harem/childhood promise kind of dynamic. For me, it is 9/10. Way better than many manga of its type.
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Exactly like To-Love-Ru   
Rating: N/A
by neoquicksilver
February 13th, 2014, 11:50pm
The only thing different is swapping outerspace and aliens with gangsters and police officers. I thought it was good when it started but it became cliche so fast, so many girls introduced. So many love interests even for a Harem, it keeps increasing. It looks like it's being force fed to stay alive. It'll probably end abruptly too.
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I thought it might be interesting   
Rating: N/A
by Draco
January 27th, 2014, 1:09am
I got half way through chapter 15, and had enough. At first, I thought "Well, this manga might be interesting. We've got the childhood friend, and the girl that is the invader in this relationship. Maybe this series will even break the mold and let the childhood friends actually get together, rather than be usurped by the main female lead (because reasons, that's why!)" But when the main female lead started talking about a 10 year promise as well, I started to question how much I was going to take from this series, having already been annoyed at all these clear revelations being sidelined by the characters' crippling case of the stupids. I eventually gave up and went to the wiki, to learn that the main female lead also has a key. Oh joy, what are the odds of that? Then I went to the last chapter currently out (107) and skimmed all the pages... to learn that the same ol stick is still being played out.

Things were moving so fast in the beginning, I thought this series might be interesting. Get all the romantic mystery plots out of the way, and now they have to date the ones they want while hiding it from everyone else or something... but no... this series just sucks.
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Dreadful, Disgusting, Despicable   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by sadomqfwpo
October 30th, 2013, 8:55pm
Dreadful is the only way to describe this absolute pile of crap. The plot is pretty much nonexistent, and I'm sure you can guess how it goes in this Pretend Lover #5961 series, and don't you worry, the story doesn't try in one way to set itself apart from those, so if you really do like those this is the series for you. Past that, the plot has been absolutely nonexistent, which normally is not a problem for many series, they can pull off episodic chapters easily, this is not one of them. The episodes come out to such a generic, uninspired, overdone way they are really forgettable to the point where I can't even remember a lot of the time if I've already read the chapter or not, like a disk reader they're completely wiped from memory after you finish the chapter. And Jesus Christ, the retconning. It's everywhere. Like after every "arc" there's a shocking revelation in the "plot" that girl X was actually not coincidentally placed to fall on MC's penis! There's only so many times you can use the "When in doubt, add more girls card" and this series has done that trick about 7 times now.

The girls themselves aren't much better. As you can guess from the synopsis, the generic loser MC suddenly finds himself overflowing with vaginal fluid, even younger sisters start wanting him, all for one chapters worth of effort mind you. This is how it works out for every girl, MC does a nice act, you get about 5 panels of embarrassment, and then a corny line at the end of the chapter to wrap up the obvious feelings of "love" that sprout if you're too stupid to catch it.

The only thing not vomit inducing about this series is the art, which is quite nice, but I don't know about you, art is not the make or break factor in a series, and I firmly believe he could have drawn the most amazing scenes and it will still not save this.

Frankly, don't pick this up. After 97 chapters I'm certain to drop it soon, as I can't bother to waste my time on it anymore. People might say to try it for the cute girls or the funny panels/expressions, but that is exactly all there is to this manga and if people recommend this to you they are TROLLING.

... Last updated on October 30th, 2013, 8:57pm
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