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On May 9th, 1999, Raku Ichijou was born into the Yakuza heir. On June 7th, 1999, Chitoge Kirisaki was born into the Bee Hive Gangsters. Even though Raku may be the next heir to a Yakuza group, he's actually a normal highschool student who wishes for peace and quiet. However, when he meets 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

Groups Scanlating
CXC Scans
Imperial Scans
Jaimini's Box

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-3 by Viz (88d ago)
c.Omake by Jaimini's Box (465d ago)
c.229 (end) by Tsurezure Scans (527d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 [S1]; Vol 6, Chap 51 [S2]
Ends at Vol 6, Chap 50 [S1]; Vol 11, Chap 100 [S2]

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (1375 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.48 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 2nd 2018, 7:24am PST



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English Publisher
Viz (25 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #595 increased(+1)
Monthly Pos #730 increased(+26)
3 Month Pos #776 increased(+105)
6 Month Pos #892 decreased(-17)

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On 5336 reading lists
On 1082 wish lists
On 1555 completed lists
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Forum Posts
Nisekoi's Story Enters "Climax" 571 days, 9 hours, 32 minutes ago
Chapter 162 1041 days, 4 hours, 6 minutes ago
Nisekoi 1069 days, 21 hours, 11 minutes ago
For Nisekoi readers 1147 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes ago
Chapter 90! 1587 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes ago

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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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More of the same   
Rating: 2.0 / 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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Rating: N/A
by jjkyxr
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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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
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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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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