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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
Nisekoi : Amours, mensonges et yakuzas
Nisekoi: False Love

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Latest Release(s)
c.227 by Tsurezure Scans (1d ago)
c.226 by Tsurezure Scans (13d ago)
c.225 by Tsurezure Scans (18d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

11 topics, 85 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (1225 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.58 / 10.0
 21% (260 votes)
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 9% (106 votes)
 5% (66 votes)
 2% (28 votes)
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 5% (56 votes)

Last Updated
July 5th 2016, 4:43pm PST



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English Publisher
Viz (16 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #51 decreased(-32)
Monthly Pos #18 increased(+11)
3 Month Pos #30 increased(+5)
6 Month Pos #33 increased(+14)

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On 6183 reading lists
On 1070 wish lists
On 285 unfinished lists
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Nisekoi's Story Enters "Climax" 32 days, 6 hours, 19 minutes ago
Chapter 162 502 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes ago
Nisekoi 530 days, 17 hours, 58 minutes ago
For Nisekoi readers 608 days, 16 hours, 17 minutes ago
Chapter 90! 1048 days, 15 hours, 15 minutes ago

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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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Nisekoi and reader ratings   
Rating: 10.0 / 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.

EDIT: I decided to update my rating to 10/10. I actually think the manga is a little bit lower (see above) but this is just to balance out the unreasonably low scores others give it

... Last updated on June 26th, 2015, 6:04pm
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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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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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always loved this kind manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rainerflame
September 17th, 2013, 9:36pm
this manga is suggested to me by some user at the forum when i'm looking for suggestion to read, turn out its became another manga that I can read over and over when I want to read something lighthearted, funny, and a little ecchi too..
I know the story is shallow and simple, but how to create an engaging, interesting story from the simple idea is sometimes is genius by itself.
I know the main character is not as strong as my fave char at this topic story Hachibe Maeda from Ai Kora or more gullible shameful guy like Yuuki Rito from To Love Ru even though they're facing with quite the same situation. But with his own style, the writer manage to make Raku to standout evenly and show us some nice story too.
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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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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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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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