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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
13 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 (1068 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.87 / 10.0
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 5% (50 votes)
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 3% (35 votes)

Last Updated
August 6th 2014, 2:10am PST

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English Publisher
Viz (8 Digital Volumes, 4 Physical Volume - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #183 decreased(-1)
Monthly Pos #44 decreased(-17)
3 Month Pos #31 decreased(-10)
6 Month Pos #23 decreased(-7)

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Chapter 90! 342 days, 6 hours, 39 minutes ago
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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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Fun cliche   
Rating: N/A
by mizunosaki
April 5th, 2012, 9:17pm
It's cliche but I find myself not hating it. Sure the whole fake lovers thing has been done over and over again, but this was pretty funny. What I like about cliches is that I can enjoy it as it is and everything is expected, so it's a light easy read. No conspiracies to unfold, no betrayal, no weird twists, just straightforward cliche. Good for when you're in a lazy mood. Nothing to complain about the art too. The characters expressions and exaggerations increased the comedy in the situation. Overall I enjoyed it a lot.

For what it's trying to do (comedy) I think it's pretty successful so I gave it a 10/10

... Last updated on April 5th, 2012, 9:19pm
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Good but VERY Predictable.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jt3z
April 5th, 2012, 3:35pm
Jeez its like reading a book that you've read 5 times over and know whats gonna happen. Other than that fun characters nice story. I liked the one shot better but this is still good, i guess thats why a lot of people say they are disappointed.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ForteAtrox
March 24th, 2012, 1:45pm
Nisekoi... I know a lot of people are mad at this series. A lot of people think, 'WHAT!? THIS CRAP IS GOING TO GO ON BUT DOUBLE ARTS WAS DISCONTINUED?!'
But I think it'll be only fair to rate this series by not judging it from the expectations of Double Arts.

Nisekoi isn't the most original of ideas and is filled with cliches. The one-shot I think was so much better then the actual series. But still, I must say I really like the comedy in Nisekoi, there are several cute and funny moments that makes it hard for me to dislike this series completely.
Also, some people are mad saying the plot of this series is absolutely ridiculous, but c'mon, it's a manga. A shounen manga. If you try readying shounen mangas thinking realistically then there's no point in reading it at all, right?
I 'like' this series, not love it but I like it well enough. Not a 10 or 9 for me but I've been enjoying it so far. It's not the worst series in the world and people shouldn't judge it so harshly. If you want a nice, fun, somewhat cliche series to read, then this would do you good.
Some things I didn't like though was
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the whole locket and lock business and old childhood promise, I find that just... kinda weak and really stupid but oh well~

Also for the art.. Ho ho I was not disappointed! The art was also a reason why I like the series, Naoshi's art has only improved since Double Arts and makes the series easier to read.

... Last updated on March 24th, 2012, 1:47pm
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Complete Crap   
Rating: N/A
by Cherelle Ashlee
February 3rd, 2012, 10:30am
Am I the only one who considered this complete crap. First of all, I hate all of the characters!. Especially the main girl. She is completely unlikable, thick headed and her attitude is unbearable. Don't let me get started on the main guy!! I mean is it really that hard to confess to the girl you like? and whats up with the locket foolishness!! Can anybody keep a promise to a kid they only met ONCE!! years ago??

It's just completly aweful!!!! The oneshot was beautiful and I really did wish he remained with that plot instead of this rubbish!! I really want to drop this but I have never gived up on a manga before, and I'm not gonna start now.

If your looking for a "good"shounen/ romance.... don't read this!!

Maybe I judge this manga a bit to harshly, but I won't take back my words, the plot has gotten a lot better, I suppose, but, its the same. However, I finally took everyone's advice about this manga, and just accept that its all about comedy and keeping its ratings high rather than executing a "real" plot, and I accept that. I've read some comments on different manga sites, and most of them stated that its a "shounen romance", don't expect much from it, but that's just rubbish, because I've read some awsome shounen romance, that actually was worth it! So just saying "its a shounen manga" does not justify why the plot is wayward and terrible.

Also on the side note, I think its safe to say that most people started to read this manga, solely because the oneshot was extraordinary and it gave way for a series with potential.

... Last updated on July 28th, 2013, 12:44pm
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