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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!

Type
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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Latest Release(s)

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

Forum
8 topics, 72 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (1081 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.87 / 10.0
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9+
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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 #70 increased(+10)
Monthly Pos #39 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #29 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #26 decreased(-10)

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On 5787 reading lists
On 1005 wish lists
On 179 unfinished lists
On 475 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Chapter 90! 375 days, 18 hours, 38 minutes ago
For Nisekoi readers 377 days, 17 hours, 27 minutes ago
Ruri 383 days, 11 hours, 52 minutes ago
Nisekoi Inspires Anime 447 days, 8 hours, 42 minutes ago
General Discussion 568 days, 1 hours, 53 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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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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Mmmfff..?   
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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More of the same   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by MisteryoLH
May 31st, 2013, 6:46pm
Super slow paced romance. All those misunderstandings, nothing that has never been done before.

Girl and boy hate each other, but, by the end of the chapter, something happens that brings them close. The protagonist then proceed to think she is actually a good girl, but she gets mad because of something, punches him and he then realises she is not good at all and the chapter ends the same way it begun.

Still, the tsundere here is better than in other manga, not perfect, tough.
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Snoozer   
Rating: N/A
by indolent
May 28th, 2013, 2:41pm
Once all FOUR love interests show up, story progress slows down completely into an almost episodic state. Skip a couple chapters and you won't miss anything important.

The mafia aspect that made this series somewhat unique is pretty much ignored most of the time. What's left is the classic cliche androcentric harem filled with innocent indecisive kids just to waste our time. I recommend something with better focus and progression like Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo.
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Cute, and amusing   
Rating: N/A
by liopolt09
April 28th, 2013, 9:29am
Certainly not perfect, but it's an entertaining short story, if you're looking for an innocent romance. Art isn't great, but it's consistent. If you're not at least smiling by the end, you have no sense of humor.
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Less female characters :)   
Rating: N/A
by sallyen
March 26th, 2013, 9:18am
The plot caught my attention, but the story became weak after they introduced so many characters. I didn't expect it to be harem :'( I admit that it's still quite enjoyable to read and I hope it gets better with time.
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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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