Ranked #473
Nisekoi

Nisekoi

Alternative Titles

English: Nisekoi: False Love
Japanese: ニセコイ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2014 to May 24, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.041 (scored by 121682 users)
Ranked: #4732
Popularity: #90
Members: 213,605
Favorites: 3,846
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Synopsis

Raku Ichijou is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi. Ten years ago, Raku made a promise... a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will "get married when they reunite." Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him.

Then one day, a beautiful girl named Chitoge Kirisaki transfers into Raku's class. Their chemistry was more than off. There was not a moment where they were not fighting. But by a weird turn of events, Raku and Chitoge agree to become fake lovers. Although his heart is really interested in his classmate Kosaki Onodera, Raku must continue pretending to be Chitoge's boyfriend.

(Source: Aniplex USA)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kirisaki, Chitoge
Kirisaki, Chitoge
Main
Touyama, Nao
Japanese
Touyama, Nao
Onodera, Kosaki
Onodera, Kosaki
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Ichijou, Raku
Ichijou, Raku
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
Sekine, Akira
Japanese
Sekine, Akira
Tachibana, Marika
Tachibana, Marika
Supporting
Asumi, Kana
Japanese
Asumi, Kana

Staff

Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Series Composition
Tatsuwa, Naoyuki
Tatsuwa, Naoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(20/20)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Promise
The Promise (The Promise)
Jan 11, 2014
2 Encounter
Encounter (Encounter)
Jan 18, 2014
3 Two of a Kind
Two of a Kind (Two of a Kind)
Jan 25, 2014
4 The Visit
The Visit (The Visit)
Feb 1, 2014
5 Swimming
Swimming (Swimming)
Feb 8, 2014

Opening Theme

#1: "CLICK" by ClariS (eps 2-14)
#2: "STEP" by ClariS (TV: eps 15-19; BD/DVD: eps 15-20)

Ending Theme

#1: "CLICK" by ClariS (ep 1)
#2: "Heart Pattern" by Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Touyama) (TV: eps 2-7; BD/DVD: ep 2)
#3: "Recover Decoration (リカバーデコレーション)" by Kosaki Onodera (Kana Hanazawa) (TV: eps 8, 10-13; BD/DVD: eps 3-5)
#4: "STEP" by ClariS (ep 14)
#5: "TRICK BOX" by Seishirou Tsugumi (Mikako Komatsu) (TV: eps 15, 17; BD/DVD: eps 6-8)
#6: "Order × Order (オーダー×オーダー)" by Ruri Miyamoto (Yumi Uchiyama) (BD/DVD: eps 9-11)
#7: "Hanagonomi (はなごのみ)" by Marika Tachibana (Kana Asumi) (TV: eps 18-19; BD/DVD: eps 12-13)
#8: "Souzou Diary (想像ダイアリー)" by Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Touyama), Kosaki Onodera (Kana Hanazawa), Seishirou Tsugumi (Mikako Komatsu), Marika Tachibana (Kana Asumi) (TV: ep 20; BD/DVD: eps 15-17, 20)
#9: "Taisetsu no Tsukurikata (大切の作り方)" by Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Touyama), Kosaki Onodera (Kana Hanazawa) (BD/DVD: eps 18-19)



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Suratu
May 24, 2014 11:52 AM
Is it possible to like something that is completely unoriginal? According to Nisekoi, yes, it is.

When Nisekoi was slated for an anime production by studio Shaft, the fans of the manga were torn between elation that it was actually being adapted and complete terror that Shaft would be doing it. If you’re not aware with the common stereotypes of anime studios, a frank description of Shaft would be, “They do whatever they want.” Shaft has never been shy of putting their own... unique spin on their adaptions. And, hey, whatta ya know, it actually works.

The Shaft visuals are capable of turning a read more
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Stark700
May 24, 2014 9:35 AM
Childhood memories, a gorilla girl, and Shaft. What do you get when you mix all three together? Nisekoi, or rather False Love by what’s known based on the manga of the same name written by Naoshi Komi. For what’s worth, the title is exactly as it implies – a love based on illusions. But in a way, it’s not exactly what you think. The main male protagonist Raku isn’t after Chitoge, the girl that accidentally kneed him in the morning during his walk to school. Rather, they are bound together in a seemingly contract-esque direction. With the two rival gangs making a truce in the read more
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yogotah
May 27, 2014 7:33 AM

It is a delightment to be able to write a review for Nisekoi, though the anime was not perfect, it has provided me with significant entertainment during the last few months. Even if my review may seem negative, it is just because I am analyzing an anime by parts and category. As a whole, I thoroughly enjoyed Nisekoi.

Story: (30%)

The plot of Nisekoi is rather mediocre. With a redundant premise, Nisekoi has nothing new to contribute to the rom-com genre. The creativity of the story and its complexity is minimal at best, non-existent at least. Do no expect to be blown away by the story line, read more
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Gonzo-lewd
Jun 16, 2014 7:58 PM
It is that time of the season again. Where that legendary anime studio, that every anime fan and their mother knows the name of, Shaft, comes with another adaptation where they put their own technical chops into. Regardless of whatever manga or light novel they want to adapt, especially when Akiyuki Shinbo is head of production, they always want to shift their own spin on it to make it their own unique vision. The results are either really good or very mediocre. Thankfully with Shaft’s recent show, Nisekoi, it is one of those on their filmography that deserves to be on the former side of read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Toradora!
Romantic comedies - Nisekoi and Toradora define them with a main male protagonist trying to get attention of a girl they have set their eyes on. Unfortunately, circumstances often gets in their way. On the other hand, the main male protagonist gets into an unlikely alliance/relationship with another girl who has her own interests.

There is plenty of drama, comedy, and romance offered in both series. Perhaps the most prominent feature involves relationships the main male protagonist forms with others throughout the series.

 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru
A main male protagonist gets caught up in multitude of romance angles. Both Nisekoi and Oreshura display relationship angles between various characters. The MC also pretends to date a popular girl at school (although for different circumstances). Throughout both series, there is implication that the main girl (Chitoge from Nisekoi, Masuzu from Oreshura) might see more to their "boyfriend" than meets the eye.

Expect comedy, drama, and misunderstandings. The main male protagonist also attracts attention of other female characters that complicates his life. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: To LOVE-Ru
In both, MC likes a certain girl and that girl likes him back (for similar reasons too), but is (sort of) forced into a relationship with another girl.... Circumstances are pretty similar in both.
The difference here is that Nisekoi is not ecchi nor supernatural. 
reportRecommended by futurenightmare
Anime: Bakemonogatari
They both have that same trippy style (Bakemonogatari's is more pronounced) like scene cutting, slow motion shots, soft color backgrounds, off colored objects (like blue desks or green background characters)...
Basically I watched Nisekoi for maybe 5 minutes before I asked, "Was this made by the same guy that made Bakemonogatari?" 
reportRecommended by montana830
Anime: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
In both anime, the protagonist is in a love triangle with a childhood friend he identifies not at first sight and also with a busty blonde tsundere who has a crush on him. 
reportRecommended by guisande
Anime: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Similar artistic style (cartoonish, textures, stylish effects, simple vectors, bright colors), similar comedy and both are about an average guy with a bunch of friends that have crazy antics with him at school or other various places. Both are harem-style and have lots of girls and fanservice. 
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