Ranked #487


Alternative Titles

English: Nisekoi: False Love
Japanese: ニセコイ


Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2014 to May 24, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Raku Ichijou, a first-year student at Bonyari High School, is the sole heir to an intimidating yakuza family. Ten years ago, Raku promised his childhood friend that they would get married when they reunite as teenagers. To seal the deal, the girl had given Raku a closed locket, the key to which she took with her when she left him.

Now, years later, Raku has grown into a typical teenager, and all he wants is to remain as uninvolved in his yakuza background as possible while spending his school days alongside his middle school crush Kosaki Onodera. However, when the American Bee Hive Gang invades his family's turf, Raku's idyllic romantic dreams are sent for a toss as he is dragged into a frustrating conflict: Raku is to pretend that he is in a romantic relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the beautiful daughter of the Bee Hive's chief, so as to reduce the friction between the two groups. Unfortunately, reality could not be farther from this whopping lie—Raku and Chitoge fall in hate at first sight, as the girl is convinced he is a pathetic pushover, and in Raku's eyes, Chitoge is about as attractive as a savage gorilla.

Nisekoi follows the daily antics of this mismatched couple who have been forced to get along for the sake of maintaining the city's peace. With many more girls popping up his life, all involved with Raku's past somehow, his search for the girl who holds his heart and his promise leads him in more unexpected directions than he expects.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Nisekoi is a Japanese romantic comedy manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Komi. Nisekoi was first published as a one-shot manga in Shueisha's seasonal "Jump NEXT!" magazine before being serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump. The anime is directed by Akiyuki Shinbo at Shaft, and began airing from January 11, 2014. Aniplex USA has licensed the series for streaming in North America. Daisuki, Crunchyroll, and Hulu have provided simulcast streams with English subtitles for audiences in the United States, Canada, South America and South Africa.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Kubota, Mitsutoshi
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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Nov 24, 2015
"False Love"
My first impression about this anime title was like this: "Ah! It must be a romantic-comedy just like Toradora (one of my favorite romantic-anime series)! It must be interesting. I must watch it..."
After several episodes I've watched Nisekoi: "What?! It exceeds my expectations!"

Well, Nisekoi is one of the anime series that is very trending to the anime society (Ahem! Weekly Shonen Jump). The trend of #TeamChitoge or #TeamOnodera is very popular also on the social networking sites when I started watching it. If you are a romantic-comedy harem fan, you must know this anime series or if not, you must watch it!

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Nov 22, 2015
Nisekoi is a very interesting anime, I thought it was going to be average at best but instead I was hooked immediately and ended up really enjoying the show.

Nisekoi follows Raku, the heir to a Yakuza clan who just wants to live a normal life. Raku along with his classmates have to deal with regular highschool life, but for Raku and the female lead, Chitoge, there is more than meets the eye. Chitoge's father is the leader of a rival gang and to prevent a gang war Raku and Chitoge are forced to pretend to be lovers. Of course all would be alright, if they read more
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May 24, 2014
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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May 24, 2014
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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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: 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: 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: 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. 
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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. 
reportRecommended by mayukachan
Anime: Love Hina
Is the same basic storyline, a childhood promise, love involved, girls confusion and a lots of comedy.
The characters are similar, but Love hina is harem style (many, many girls) and nisekoi is school life style. 
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