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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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Imperial Scans
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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
14 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 (1082 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.87 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 19th 2014, 12:20pm 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 #59 decreased(-19)
Monthly Pos #33 increased(+11)
3 Month Pos #42 decreased(-9)
6 Month Pos #36 decreased(-11)

List Stats
On 5822 reading lists
On 1011 wish lists
On 180 unfinished lists
On 487 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Chapter 90! 402 days, 17 hours, 24 minutes ago
For Nisekoi readers 404 days, 16 hours, 13 minutes ago
Ruri 410 days, 10 hours, 38 minutes ago
Nisekoi Inspires Anime 474 days, 7 hours, 28 minutes ago
General Discussion 595 days, 0 hours, 38 minutes ago

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One-shot 9.5, Series 6.5   
Rating: N/A
by MatrixM
February 21st, 2013, 11:56pm
I remember when the one-shot came out by CXC Scans. One-shots don't have much time for development of anything (obviously) so the ending felt a little rushed but as far as one-shots go, it had a pretty great twist on the romance. I was really hoping it'd get a series.
Then the series started 10 months later. [spoilers about personalities and identities (not the main mystery) of love-interests] There was a new love-interest, Onodera. In fact, Raku was already in love her and she with him. She seemed a bit too in personality/background cliche but I was fine with it. I guess it was necessary to make it 'worthy' of a series in jump's eyes (considering little-kiddies-who-haven't-been-exposed-to-much-fiction-in-general demographic). And it was a nice twist that she was also there in their childhood and might actually be the one he made the promise with (fat chance of that happening, considering the style of the series).
But Chitoge was now just a tsundere stock character for a LONG time. And Raku and Chitoge weren't prodigious rivals, Raku was average in everything (except cooking) so there was no tension that didn't feel at least a little forced. Still, though. The series was ok.
Then another love-interest comes in, the bodyguard. Complete stock character. Almost everything she says/does makes me annoyed because it's just so predictable and fake. The series was pretty much going full harem instead of rival gangs' false lovers and a love triangle.
When it begins to lose steam, another character is added (everyone knows this is a quick fix). Her character is kinda interesting at first, though it's not explained enough how a yakuza boss is bffs with the police commisioner or whatever. I thought the fact that she was consciously and perpetually molding herself to be an ideal woman for Raku since she was a child quite original. But eventually she starts falling back into the cliche of a kinda...clingy love-interest.


This series has a few great chapters (like where Raku goes to Onodera's house) but they are very few and irregular after the first few chapters. I've dropped this series a few times and only come back out of boredom or to escape from exams/homework bigrazz

I'll keep the one-shots rating here.
Definitely read the one-shot if you don't mind one-shots. As for the series, there are a lot better things out there. But this is one of the few Jump romances around so if you just like reading those, go for it.

... Last updated on August 31st, 2013, 8:19pm
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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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Light romance Read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Rhadaze
February 5th, 2013, 9:19am
It is what it is. It's not a master piece of romance, but it delivers what it promisses. A light romance read for a younger audience. It is funny, it is romantic, it's fun. Just dont expect it to be what it is not.

I see people talking about double arts, I went and read it. Honestly, I rather read this than double arts, it was nearly as good as people make it to be. *dodging axes to the head*

The one issue. The outcome is too obvious. It doesnt create the doubt that "Ichigo 100%" did, never letting you know who's gonna be the girl. This one fails horribly at that. But then again, Ichigo 100% was the same at first, then the author overhauled the whole thing pushing the female protagonist aside and leveling everything up, even changing the girl she planned to have with the protagonist at the end through the course of the manga. So, if this one could do the same, it would be way more interesting.

About cliches and all. What romance is not cliched today? Ichigo 100% is FULL os clichés, still, that doesnt define the manga, there was more going on to it. So the fact that this one also has a bunch of clichés isnt all bad.

Concluding. It is what it is, dont expect more than it wants to deliver, and there is still room to improve and content to explore, just like Ichigo 100. So it is worth a read if you enjoy young romances.
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Liked them both.   
Rating: N/A
by cooler166
December 19th, 2012, 3:59pm
Like many people I really liked the OneShot. It really emphasized the Yakuza/Gangster aspects of the romance. Thats not to say that I dont like the actual series. I do, just not as much. They really toned down the underworld aspect and turning it into a love triangle, then a love quartet. Still, all in all, a pretty good read.
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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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give a shot u might like it....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xeno01
December 8th, 2012, 1:17am
at first i didnt want to read this because of all the negative comments n im not going to lie a lot of it is true. its cliche the not so original childhood back story and it s really nothing you havent seen before but despite all that its a good read to the point i cant wait for the next chapter. it has its funny moments n the character if u get into it are pretty likable there all very cute in there own way that u cant help but love them n the story is a kinda sweethearted and even though u kinda know what gonna happen it just sucks you in n you just wanna read it anyways ..... im giving it a 10 because it been a very long time since i read a manga with all these cliches n still want to read more...

n just saying i dont really comment on a manga unless it was a really enjoyable read or a really bad one
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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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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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So disappointed.   
Rating: N/A
by hollabaloo
September 22nd, 2012, 8:10pm
I loved the oneshot and the first chapter. My hopes were so high!


And then I saw the harem tag. sad I take back all the good things I said about this manga. I guess Komi Naoshi just gave up and decided he had to pander to the lowest common denominator to keep this series from getting cancelled, and that's just sad. (He should seriously try to pitch his stuff to a different magazine, like Shonen Sunday or something.) Here's hoping that he goes back to doing oneshots soon!

... Last updated on September 22nd, 2012, 8:17pm
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Exactly as it seems   
Rating: 7.7 / 10.0
by Suxinn
September 20th, 2012, 5:56pm
So, I picked up Nisekoi mainly because Komi Naoshi is the mangaka, and his previous works (i.e. Double Arts, Personant, Williams, etc.) have been clever and interesting, with a new, inventive spin on old premises. And, to some degree, the same can be said of Nisekoi.

This manga is basically a bunch of harem tropes and such done completely straight and occasionally lampshaded. The only thing that really differs is that the male protagonist is actually, well, likable. And despite all the cliche moments in which he accidentally does something questionable (such as peeping or whatever), he does ultimately come off as well-meaning and not-an-asshole. Whoo!

However, I would not necessarily recommend this manga, especially to those looking for something more serious. It has nice art and decent characters, sure, but at its roots, it's exactly what it appears to be: a silly, romantic, harem comedy.

edit: OK, now 139 chapters in, and it's still the same old, same old. As others have said, there's really no plot (or romance) progression. More girls just keep getting added, which is frustrating (especially because I just want Raku and Onodera to GET TOGETHER ALREADY since they both still like each other, and have since chapter one). But Raku continues to be an overall nice guy, and it's actually pretty amazing that a harem romance comedy can be this inoffensive in its treatment of the female characters. Doesn't really excuse the lack of development, though, but at least that's an upside.

... Last updated on September 28th, 2014, 3:58am
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