Synonyms: Nisekoi: False Love
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2014 to May 24, 2014
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.131 (scored by 19446 users)
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SynopsisRaku 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.
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Related AnimeAdaptation: Nisekoi
Characters & Voice Actors
Nisekoi is an adaptation from a manga of the same name, which I have read all 117 chapters that have been released so far. It is still publishing, so I can only wait for more. There are 13 episodes as of now that I have seen, and more are coming. For those who just want to know whether to watch or not, I will lay that to rest now: WATCH IT. Anyways, formalities aside, let's get into it.
The story isn't something unusual, but it also isn't an overly clichéd idea either. While it may lack complete originality, it does its job perfectly. Unlike some romantic comedies, which take a few plot points and only use that, Nisekoi embraces its plot and it plays a large part of every episode, though not for the entire thing. The story, up to now, has introduced new points, but quite honestly isn't really going anywhere. For that reason, it receives a 7.
WOW. It's a good thing I was sitting down when I first saw this because it blew me away. That is something to be proud of. While there aren't any real action scenes, you knew it had to be good coming from Studio Shaft, well known for its Monogatari series, as well as its Ef Tale series, Arakawa Under the Bridge, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica, all which have amazing art.
The music works well to set the scene, and the OP and ED are both catchy and upbeat, following the nature of the show. However, for me personally, there aren't really any stand out tracks, and beside the OP and ED, nothing really left a lasting impression.
The characters for the most part fit very unoriginal stereotypes. However, they fit those stereotypes very well and bring the best out of the roles. There is the shy, innocent one, the tsundere, the other tsundere, and another who is hinted at the end of 13 (no spoilers). The character designs are all very good and the voice actors did a perfect job of bringing these characters to life. My personal favorite is Onodera, but based on the recent manga chapters, I'm not too sure how my list will pan out.
This anime fits all my favorite genres, it has amazing art, good music, a compelling story, great and lovable characters, and an overall smooth and enjoyable feel. What's not to love? This anime is definitely the one to watch for the rest of the Spring season which begins soon.
While my enjoyment is a perfect 10, it is easily understandable that some may not enjoy this because of its light hearted nature and its lack of overly serious or complex ideas. However, taken at face value for what it is, it is a great romantic comedy slice of life, and definitely one that lovers of this genre should watch.
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So after reading around 64 chapters of the manga and watching more than half of the episodes of the anime, I can safely step into the territory of "reviewing" this show in a sense as what to expect when new viewers want to try this show out. This might change in the future but as of now and probably by the end of the season my impression won't change regarding the show since most of the manga that I have read will be covered in the anime and nothing beyond that, which is good cause I really enjoy the manga.
To begin, I started reading the manga back in September of 2013 and was pretty excited when I heard that this show was going to get an anime adaptation, and since its Shaft.. You can't really go wrong. After reading the manga for this long (and still going) Nisekoi's Anime adaptation is...VERY UNIQUE (feels like Monogatari...because it's Shaft), I didn't really feel intrigued from the anime as much as I did with the manga, because I was thinking the anime's adaptation would be something similar and along the lines of a typical highschool Anime for e.g. To Love Ru type of setting or Hataraku Maou-sama, but that being said, after watching 3 episodes I started to like the way Shaft is adapting the manga.
The Story: Its pretty enjoyable if you are into shows that have Romance with a twist. (For details refer to the synopsis).
The anime doesn't adapt the manga in-order of chapters and has its own spin and misses some parts from the manga, that's to say, the studio is choosing random chapters from the manga and just animating those instead of following chapter by chapter. This actually works in Nisekoi's favor since each chapter has a different set of events and those events start and finish within the span of 16-19 pages.
NOW the ART.... In one word... IT IS AMAZING, OUTSTANDING, GORGEOUS.. and on and on. Seriously, the art of this show is soo amazing that it down right outshines the manga. You have to see it and compare it to believe it. People say that all animations are pretty and give it a rating of 7/10 but I think the animation for this show is just...TOO good to ignore. It does gradually come down here and there but its the overall picture and the quality. Watch it at 1080p and you will know what I mean.
As for the characters... well, if you are going to watch the show, the first episode should pretty much explain to you what type of characters Raku, Chitoge and Onodera (All three are the main characters) really are. There are a few other characters which will make an appearance and will impact the but I don't want to spoil anything in that regard.
In terms of enjoyment, it's extremely enjoyable and with the few reamining episodes it will just get better.
Overall, I give it a 9/10 since the story is good and enjoyable. On top of that the anime has beautiful art which is quite amazing. The thing is people have their own preferences. On MAL, people are judgmental. This review is based on my preference and for people with similar taste. So if your into the types of anime I have on my list then you will enjoy this show.
P.S: I will update this review frequently but don't expect major changes. I will give my final though once the final episode airs later in the coming months. read more
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.
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.
Main characters have a similar start, by becoming acquainted, in Toradora they get close to help each other with their crushes, in Nisekoi they are faking a relationship without really knowing each other and in both they become more friendly and their feelings change later on in the story.
The main characters in both series have similar personalities.
-Both Romantic Comedies that have protagonists inadvertently start to fall for each other, despite not liking each other in the beginning.
-Both male and female protagonists personalities have similar personalities to their respective counterparts.
-Physical humor big in both shows.
Very much same situation. One guy likes a different girl, but can't get with them for reasons. Some sort of violence is invloved.
Nisekoi and Toradora both have a less typical approach to the romance genre. Rather than emulating the sensation of a relationship, these shows more so tackle the struggles of getting to that point. The similarity in plot for the two is striking. After watching one, the other will almost seem predictable, and is only set apart by differing plot mechanics.
-Blue haired protagonist
-Both like to say ''Soka'' and ''ohh'' (Ryūji says it 40 times as more)
-Both the girl are alike
More drama in Toradora and more comedy in Nisekoi
note: I personally like Nisekoi best
chitoge is like taiga
onodera is like minorin
tsugumi is like ami
overall same kind of love triangle concept, but toradora is much better than nisekoi imo
Both are romantic comedies with the main characters in similar positions; coming from families that may give off a sense of fear to fellow classmates. Nevertheless, Nisekoi is also full of hilarious moments, loveable and similar characters, and lots of romance drama!
Both have a male protagonist that likes her classmate for a long time, but gets involved with a different girl instead. Raku and Ryuuji has similarities with their personalities, and Chitoge and Taiga as well. Basically, both anime series are great, and both have romance and whole lots of comedy.
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?"
Both shows from SHAFT and with the same art style, which I personally completely love. Araragi and Raku have quite similar personalities, always helping everyone, which gets them quite a noticeable harem. These shows also have really interesting and enjoyable characters.
+ Shaft animation in a high school setting anime
+ One guy surrounded by several girls, some who like him and some who are annoyed by him
+ A little action, but there's more of a focus on the character interractions and the unique animation style that goes with it all
- Bakemonogatari is much more focused on psychological stuff and talking, plus it has a strong supernatural element where Nisekoi involves gangs
It's made by the same company I believe. The head tilt, the unique art style, and completeness constantly remind one series of the other. However, whereas nisekoi is a rom-com focusing heavily on the love life of the protagonist, the monogatari series is more of a fantasy that often shifts focus points between the main character and the characters around him.
Both have similar levels of comedy, although Bakemonogatari is focused more on mystery, while Nisekoi is more romance-based. Both use similar art styles, with similar unorthodox camera angles and presentation. And in both anime, the MC is the cynical narrator.
- Both Anime has the quality,style,slowmotion,cutting,and color background are the same.
- Both anime has a cute girl and the main characters are very similar.
Opening Theme#1: "CLICK" by ClariS (eps 2-?)
#2: "STEP" by ClariS
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)
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