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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
รักลวงป่วนใจ (Thai)
False Love
Nisekoi : Amours, mensonges et yakuzas [French]

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

10 topics, 78 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (1170 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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 4% (46 votes)

Last Updated
September 1st 2015, 5:53pm PST



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Viz (11 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

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Monthly Pos #152 decreased(-6)
3 Month Pos #132 decreased(-9)
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Chapter 162 174 days, 16 hours, 36 minutes ago
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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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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'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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Would like it to finish soon...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Nekore
June 9th, 2012, 10:10am
But it has too many colour pages so I think it's doing well in Japan. It's fun but nothing more and now that...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the three of them were friends
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To each his own   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cloudlessbluesky
June 6th, 2012, 10:39pm
Cliches, cliches everywhere. It is not unforgivable, though, if you see it from a different point of view. The art and drawing style is good, and as for the story: people, this series is not meant as a serious romance/shounen, so if you're reading it as one, you're going to have a bad time. This is a "slice of life, comedic romance", and so far I've enjoyed the gag and comedic elements, and even with the cliches, every once in a while it gets really cute and I was like "awww".

Now for the specific good point: this is the one of the few romance (albeit a comedic one) series where the "childhood friends faction" actually still stand a chance against the "new challenger". Harem series usually feature an oblivious male lead with many women swarming over him, and the male usually have little to none preferences over any one of the girl - this series violates the law to an extent it's interesting to see how far the author is going to develop this situation.

So while it's not perfect, it really is worth reading...if you're reading it as a comedy/romance, of course.

... Last updated on June 6th, 2012, 10:44pm
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Steady Decline   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by wuhugm
May 6th, 2012, 12:39am
The oneshot and the beginning of the series held much potential, the yakuza x mafia interaction was so promising that we expected so much

yet, as the series going, it turned into a cliche school-themed romance manga. The underworld theme went to the toilet and it's just cliche after cliche spawning every chapter

but the final blow is the latest chapter (24)
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the class did a lottery to create pairs for kimodameshi, a boy and a girl
there are 6 main characters, somehow they paired with each other, all 6, within themselves
btw, the lottery wasn't manipulated in any way
rather than inserting some sick probability here, wasn't it better just to add some random classmates to the pairing? i think the author got hit with a hammer some times ago, that he couldn't think logically anymore
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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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So many cliches   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
April 24th, 2012, 10:04am
This manga is just a mish-mash of romantic comedy manga cliches. Forgotten childhood promise, tomboyish, reluctant tsundere, shy girl with can't-spit-it-out syndrome, a guy with a crush on the shy girl that gradually falls in love with the tsundere as she falls in love with him as well, two rival yakuza families, fake relationship that turns into a real relationship... the list goes on. There's really nothing unique about this manga at all. I'd be surprised if it reaches 50 chapters. It'll get axed by then. There's nothing at all to keep it interesting.
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Maybe just read the one-shot?   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Shinjite Florana
April 20th, 2012, 11:10am
The oneshot of this manga (before it was serialized) was fun, funny, unique, and had really cool and clean art. I’d give it a 9!

Then it got serialized.

>.> ehhmn…. Well, anyway, If you’ve read any of the other comments before, you know it became the most predictable, cliché, shojo, school life, childhood promise plot that has been, and is forever doomed to be again, recycled relentlessly in countless manga. But it’s not all bad, I suppose. I’ll focus on the good points, then you can decide for yourself.

I enjoyed the oneshot so much I’m still holding on, and I guess the cliché plot devises have a little bit of draw to them, otherwise they wouldn’t be so popular. I personally would like to see a bit more…unique…ideas. The art is still cool and clean looking, and I truly enjoy the artist style. His/Her humor faces are pretty epic, at points. ^-^ Right now, the direction that the manga has gone is not the rout my first impression of the oneshot implied. The clashing gang/mob clans don’t seem to be addressed other than the threatening glue holding the two main protagonists together in their falsified relationship. If you’re not a fan of ACTION action, then, you’re probably safe, as most violence is our tsundre’s fault or gag violence. (I personally am more privy to ACTION action…) If you like harem relationship drama, they've got that going for them, too. Once again, all the females around our male lead are falling for him, whether they like it or not.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
We’ve also got the secondary character bases covered- childhood friends, a cross-dressing “masculine” female, unrequited love that is unrequitedly returned, a reluctant female companion that “hates” our lead, ect…
Edit: and now a fiancee our male lead didn't know about! How surprising! -_-
Another Edit: and the "little sister" defending her older sister ladies and gentlemen! -_-

It’s not a retched manga, we’ve simply yet to see anything unique to the plot besides the initial oneshot setup. Honestly, read the oneshot, it won’t take long and it’s worth the look. Then you can decide weather you think the manga deserves a look afterwards.

Edit: I'm basically done with this manga. it's caught itself so far in this rut that i'm of the opinion there is no redemption. I catch myself not even reading the scanlations anymore, it's so mindless and predictable.

... Last updated on October 6th, 2013, 1:45am
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Cliche, yet oddly lovable.   
Rating: 6.2 / 10.0
by Jeshia
April 17th, 2012, 10:59pm
My title sets it up. This is, as many have mentioned, a "typical romantic comedy manga." In other words, it's trying to pull off every cliche in the book, from the harem triangles to the shoujo melodrama.

But for its good points... it's funny. That's about it. The art is nice as well. Truly, I couldn't imagine anyone reading this manga because of the awesome romantic plot. The draws to this manga are its "readibility" and humor.

With the good points summed up, I'll give the premise of the characters. The male lead doesn't seem to have much of a personality, as it is for most event-driven mangas (which this most definitely is). The female lead, in direct opposition, has a ridiculously exaggerated tsundere personality which may grow on you. The side/main female love interest, Onedera... she's just the "normal, shy girl," who is fairly capable of getting on people's nerves without the excuse of being a tsundere. The other side characters are actually funny though, and balance the... negative aspects of the main characters.

Basically, the characters mean absolutely nothing, except for maybe Kirisaki, the main female. Her personality is actually strong enough to influence the plot, whereas the others are just... blank slates that let things happen. So overall, this manga is about having ridiculous (cliche) things happen and the exaggerated and the admittedly funny things that result from them.

I personally read it when I have time to burn.

... Last updated on April 17th, 2012, 11:00pm
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