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Synonyms: Nisekoi: False Love
Japanese: ニセコイ


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


Score: 8.091 (scored by 71980 users)
Ranked: #3912
Popularity: #138
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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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Adaptation: Nisekoi
Sequel: Nisekoi OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Ichijou, Raku
Ichijou, Raku
Uchiyama, Kouki
Uchiyama, Kouki
Saemann, Dennis
Saemann, Dennis
Kirisaki, Chitoge
Kirisaki, Chitoge
Touyama, Nao
Touyama, Nao
Onodera, Kosaki
Onodera, Kosaki
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Koyasu, Takehito
Koyasu, Takehito


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

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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 putting their own... unique spin on their adaptions. And, hey, whatta ya know, it actually works.

The SHAFT visuals are capable of turning a few read more
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May 27, 2014

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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Romantic comedies with good character developments. It has a good mix of romance, drama and comedy that just makes sense.

It also has this 'who will he truly end up with?' feel, but more so in Nisekoi.
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.

Opening Theme

#1: "CLICK" by ClariS (eps 2-14)
#2: "STEP" by ClariS (eps 15-19)

Ending Theme

#1: "CLICK" by ClariS (ep 1)
#2: "Heart Pattern" by Chitoge Kirisaki (CV: Nao Touyama) (eps 2-7)
#3: "Recover Decoration (リカバーデコレーション)" by Kosaki Onodera (CV: Kana Hanazawa) (eps 8, 10-13)
#4: "STEP" by ClariS (ep 14)
#5: "TRICK BOX" by Seishirou Tsugumi (CV: Mikako Komatsu) (eps 15-17)
#6: "Hanagonomi (はなごのみ)" by Marika Tachibana (CV: Kana Asumi) (eps 18-19)
#7: "Souzou Diary (想像ダイアリー)" by Chitoge Kirisaki (CV: Nao Touyama), Kosaki Onodera (CV: Kana Hanazawa), Seishirou Tsugumi (CV: Mikako Komatsu), and Marika Tachibana (CV: Kana Asumi) (ep 20)
#B: "Order X Order" by Ruri Miyamoto (CV: Yumi Uchiyama) (Blu-ray and DVD)

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