English: Nisekoi: False Love
Jan 11, 2014 to May 24, 2014
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisRaku 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.
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BackgroundNisekoi 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.
Characters & Voice Actors
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)
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!
"Nisekoi (ニセコイ, lit. "Fake Love") is a Japanese romantic comedy manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Komi. The series centers around Raku Ichijō and Chitoge Kirisaki being forced to become fake lovers in order to stop a feud between their families despite hating each other. Over time, various complications occur that seemingly worsens Raku's situation, including Chitoge's over-protective bodyguard, the presence of a female hitman and a girl who claims to be Raku's fiancée. But what troubles Raku most is finding the girl who he made a special promise to ten years ago with the existence of his pendant and multiple keys belonging to several girls, including Chitoge." - Source from Nisekoipedia of WikiA
It was very interesting that every main or supporting character were involved in the story-line's development like they have an interconnection with the development of one's character. The ending was also interesting because of several plot twist to the Romeo and Juliet story (Oops! You must watch this anime series or research it if you want to know what it is! LOL!). Nisekoi is one of the best romantic-comedy anime series I've ever watched!
I was amazed by the very unique art-style of the story (thanks to Shaft Studios).
It is also a fact Nisekoi is the first anime that I've watched made from the Shaft Studios so I'm also looking forward to watch other anime series made by Shaft. Also kudos to Naoshi Komi (the illustrator of Nisekoi) who made Nisekoi a very moe-artistic way!
The OP song (by ClariS or Clara & Alice) was really fit to the theme of Nisekoi. As a fan of ClariS, I was really amazed that they really do a great job to create such romantic-themed song. The ED songs were performed by the heroines of the story, which also states a fact that the VA casts (such as Hanazawa Kana, Nao Toyama etc.) of Nisekoi are really talented and well-known to the anime industry nowadays.
A romantic-comedy harem anime must have heroines with distinct features, and Nisekoi achieves all of it. Each of the heroines has their own charisma or charm. The main character (Raku), is somewhat an epitome of a boy in a real world (somewhat... LOL) because of his personality. Despite of that, the story became interesting because of their distinct characteristics and how these could affect to the flow of the story.
I really enjoyed it (a lot) that somewhat make me excited during the weekly release of Nisekoi!
Despite of inaccurate overall ratings, I would rate it as 10 because of the enjoyment I've experience while watching Nisekoi because enjoyment is the main reason why we are watching anime! I hope that this review would be helpful and encourages you to watch Nisekoi! :) read more
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 didn't hate each other and if Raku wasn't in love with someone else. The main focus, along with Chitoge and Raku's fake relationship is Raku's quest to find the girl he made a promise to ten years prior. This all unfolds nicely and catches the viewer's attention early on. My main problems are that the pacing is off at times, the plot twists complicate the romance, and the romance develops very slowly. These are the biggest detractors to an otherwise great and interesting story.
It's SHAFT, so the style is colorful and abstract. The characters are all well designed and the environments and backgrounds look amazing. I can't think of anything I don't like about the art of this show.
The sound is really well done, the voice actors fit the characters really well, especially Chitoge and Onodera's VAs. The music is great as well, except the opening songs which are average at best. Overall I do really love the sound.
Nisekoi is primarily a romance, and thus it needs good characters or it will fail. Nisekoi has very good characters. Every character has a good personality and develops well (for the most part) over the course of the show. Chitoge develops well and the ending is incredibly heartwarming and develops the relationship between Chitoge and Raku well. It does so for Raku and Onodera also. Shu and Ruri do not develop well, but they're side characters so it doesn't matter as much as the main characters. One gripe is that the characters are just so inept at confessing love, they just don't do it, and when they try the confession is interrupted.
Nisekoi really surprised me, the story was deeper than I expected and I could not stop watching once I started.
I recommend Nisekoi wholeheartedly, just make note that the romance may not go in your favor and you could finish the series feeling empty, but thats what season 2 is for.
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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 few heads, but they’re never overpowering as they are in many of their other shows, and the story and setting have an inexplicable charm to them despite the fact that literally every character and literally every situation has been done before.
The story of Nisekoi is not one of its strong points. I don't think anybody but the most diehard fans would even bother offering any sort of rebuttal here. It plays on almost every cliché in the book, from the childhood promise, to the fated encounter, to the downright absurd misunderstandings, even to the freaking beach episode, that I can’t help but think that this is all some elaborate parody of the harem genre. If it is, then the author did a damn good job because it certainly feels like one.
If you're looking for something believable, you won't find anything of the sort here. I realize that this is fiction, but there is a line up to where I'm willing to suspend my disbelief and Nisekoi clearly crosses it. I understand that we don't remember that much from our childhood, but do you really expect me to believe that a person would completely forget nearly every friend he had—not just their faces and names, but their actual existence? Is this where the “main character gets amnesia from an injury” cliché comes in?
I know every harem can get a little ridiculous, and I'm going to criticize it every time.
Art & Animation: 9/10
Typically there's not a whole lot of action going on in high school romantic comedies and harems, so the “Art & Animation” category is really just an “Art & Waifus” rating. Are the girls waifu material? (Alternatively, are the boys husbando material?) If so, 10/10, anime of the year, etc. Jokes aside, it's true that there really isn't much to say other than the art is pleasant. Everything is just solid and complement the scenes well.
However, I think this section deserves more discussion however simply due to the fact that Shaft is at work. As I've stated, many fans of the manga were worried that Shaft would take their style too far and that it would detract heavily from the source material, which many believe to be too inherently “normal” to be deflowered by Shaft's hands, but fortunately that was not the case here. Sure, you've got Shinbo's signature camera angles and a few strangely elaborate backgrounds (and some intentionally simple ones), but these don't define the show as they might have in Bakemonogatari or Madoka Magica.
Nisekoi is a Shaft show, sure, but it is not definitively so, which comes as a great relief to many, I'd imagine.
The voices are perfect. That's all that needs to be said. There was not a single voice that didn't fit a character to the tee.
The soundtrack is neither great nor distracting. To be honest, I can't really pick out more than one song that I'd actually remember being played, and I usually am a huge fan of background music and pay a lot of attention to it. It all sort of blended in, and I'm frankly not sure whether that's a good or bad thing.
My only genuine complaint is that the opening and ending songs are just so generic. Though, now that I think about it, maybe that was the whole point. Regardless, I didn't really find myself liking any of them. ClariS didn't really try to make their tracks stand out from any of their others, and some harsher critics might say that none of theirs are ever original-sounding. As for the character songs: it's always nice to hear the characters sing, but the songs just weren't that great.
If the story is cliché and generic, could it be possible that the characters rise to the occasion and present themselves as deep, fleshed out vessels complete with compelling motivations and relatable desires and realistic decisions?
The tsundere main girl? Check. The “good girl” (a.k.a. the Yamato nadeshiko)? Check. The perverted best friend that gets his ass handed to him every episode? Check. There is literally no character that isn't a practically a carbon copy of a past character or at the very least a blending of two. On top of that, the main characters are dense as dense can be, which makes it so easy for the ridiculous misunderstandings to manifest.
So why would I give this an acceptable score of 7/10? See the next section.
All of my complaining might actually convince someone that I dislike this anime because of how generic it is. On the contrary; I find all of the enjoyment in reveling in just how cliché nearly every moment is. If you've seen even 2 or 3 harems (and I've probably seen dozens), you can call out just about everything that is going to happen in each episode and in each scene. It's that predictable. Yet, there is an inexplicable charm which pervades the series. Yes, I was literally facepalming at nearly every scene in the show, but underneath that palm was a gigantic smile that I just couldn't hold back.
Nisekoi is not a groundbreaking anime by any means, but if it has proven one thing, it’s that originality is extremely overrated. All you need is a little charm, solid execution, and, of course, waifus. There's a reason that this story and these characters have been done before, and that's because they're enjoyable. Perhaps some of us are just in denial.
Here's for the inevitable season 2. read more
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 exchange that their children would be a couple, Nisekoi is a show that crafts love with everything that is fake.
The concept of a fake relationship is nothing new in the anime world. Taking a closer look, their relationship has little chemistry in it, at first anyways. Raku and Chitoge aren’t compatible and neither can they stand each other. But nonetheless, they are forced to become a couple or otherwise risk all hell break loose between the two blood thirsty families. Yet, the show does complicate their relationship by introducing all type of challenges. On the innocent side, we have Raku who has a puppy love crush on his classmate, Onodera. Yet unknown to him, we can easily tell that she also shares similar feelings. But what she doesn’t know is where Raku’s true origins lie, and that is with Yuzuka ancestry for the majority of the show. Coming together as a whole, Nisekoi engineers its plot points with multiple angles. There’s a silly outlook on Raku and Chitoge’s relationship as they are constantly trying to avoid their secret being found out. They even avoid each other at times. At the same time, there’s a curious degree coming out of their interactions. The story develops both characters through their interactions with a seemingly genuine commitment. While both partners seems to dislike each other at first, they show their warmer sides on occasions. Furthermore, complicated situations are solved by both of them in elaborate ways. It may be cliché but has a stylish way to the whole trope.
One other flagship of the story involves a mysterious locket that Raku wears. Or maybe I should correct that and say..used to wear. That’s because he loses it when Chitoge accidentally knees him in the face during one faithful morning. Despite being executed as cliché with the whole ‘running in the morning with a bread in the mouth’ concept, it does set up a driving factor for Raku. He is motivated to find the locket not just because it’s something he treasures but also for a promise involving a girl in his past. The show continuously focuses on this point with its various flashbacks dealing with Raku and his present self. What the show does right here is through its various focal points with a number of candidates who can be the true potential key bearer. This brings about a mystery that fans may be anticipating themselves for when the true bearer is finally revealed. But what it doesn’t illustrate correctly is the purpose, as to why Raku made that promise. It will feel like an arduous trip at times with all the misunderstandings and parts when the mystery becomes so close being solved, yet then seemingly goes back to square one. The show also neglects to reveal its secret with its 2 cour run. In fact, some of the episodes feels fillerish that seemingly focuses another daily life of Raku, as the son from an yakuza.
Character directional wise, the show offers a diversity with its cast. And of course, it’s a harem show so expect most of the main characters to be the opposite sex of Raku with a keen interest in him. Love triangles are imminent with characters such as Onodera, Tsugumi, and Marika. They do have different personalities but doesn’t escape the usual gags as seen in harem series. It’s a formulaic throwback with the way the characters progression for most of them. But even as feelings deepen, we don’t see much change in Raku. The only eyes he seemingly have for throughout the series is Onodera and the two often find themselves in awkward situations thanks to a girl named Ruri. It doesn’t help by the fact that his classmate Shu plays almost a partner in crime with the schemes. Other characters often play roles with the misunderstandings and slight progress between our fake couple. But most times, Raku is dense as a rock and his characterization is frozen stone cold.
There’s also a staggering predictability for fans that might have been thought up in the beginning. That would be the realization of perhaps a ‘false’ love becoming perhaps, real. In fact, the developing aspects of Raku and Chitoge is a prominent feature. Despite disliking each other for their circumstances, Raku shows Chitoge genuine kindness and offers her help when she needs it the most. This in return causes Chitoge to question her own feelings. Tossing the cliché aside, there is actual development between the duo and furthermore ties together the plot involving the locket. Unfortunately, there is no escape of the jealousy, tsundere reactions, and blander misunderstandings you’ll see in typical harem shows. For what’s worth, Nisekoi demonstrates this in a more violent way with the way the premise is set up. The ‘transfer student’ gag is still there but has a more edgy taste to it. It’s presented as intentionally silly with nickname calling such as Chitoge being labeled as the “gorilla woman”.
A noticeable census coming with Nisekoi is the way director Akiyuki Shinobo pinpoints the various scenes of this show. The romantic comedy side is obviously presented but he shapes it in a way that is unorthodox. It’s the way the character shifts their heads, the star shape coloring during weird scenes, and recreational subsidies of parodies in the backgrounds during more climatically crafted scenes. Having previously worked on shows such as Bakemonogatari, Arakawa Under the Bridge, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica, it’s easy to tell his innovative ideas here. This can come as a mixed bag as not all fans appreciate this stylish coordination. Given the fact that the show is a romantic comedy also might stir up some mixed reactions. But nonetheless, it can be distracting yet feels creative.
As a romantic comedy, the other half comes with the fun and laughter. Given the direction of Nisekoi, the show tries its comedy in a variety of ways. With Shaft being the brainchild, expect colorful gags, avant-garde, and a bit of hyperactivity with each episode. Then, there’s the misunderstandings that will draw out both laughs and frustrations with its repetitiveness. The mastermind is usually Ruri that becomes involved since Raku is too shy to make his own move on most occasions. The dialogues can also feel cheesy with the trollish moments the various characters tries to induce.
Artwork should be labeled as unique, not different but a specialty. Shaft handles the production and it’s fairly easy to spot its artistic gags. The head tilts, background cinematic, and even character designs have an innovative way for this rom-com. But for what’s worth, there’s nothing really that stands out with the way Raku looks. As the main male protagonist, he looks just like the average high school student. But for Chitoge, she comes off as a beauty with foreign blood pumping in her veins along with that scarlet ribbon. Then, there’s also Onodera with her cute innocence that serves more as the antithesis of Chitoge. Other characters’ designs also defines their personalities from the surface with their words and actions. In particular, Marika and Onodera are designed with innocent beauty and elegance. Some of the trollish expressions and scenes are also decorated with silliness. But as usual for most harem series, you should expect bits of fan service with the classic onsen and beach episodes. Bring out the fun in the sun, right?
The soundtrack is noticeable but also feels silly. By silly, it’s exaggerated sometimes with its amateurish tone along with its goofy coordination. But despite this, it mixes with well with comical scenes, which most of the time is as result of a domino effect. Sound director Toshiki Kameyama, known for directing numerous shows of different genres performs the overall OST with balance. Similarly, the OP and ED songs are made well with strengths in its tones. On the other hand, character voices can come off sometimes as irritating in particular with Raku and his stubbornness. The bitter chatter between him and Chitoge will feel repetitive as if they are a married couple already. On the other hand, Onodera’s voice can be sweet thanks to Kana Hanazawa and her performance with more innocent characters. It counterbalances the Yakuza theme with the gangs and trifling violence going on. Marika’s kansai accent can also raise a few eyebrows during climatic scenes.
Nisekoi is a show that is hard to fully appreciate. This is probably because of the premise and what fans may expect. And you’re not wrong either because it has the harem gags, fan service bits, and non-sensational dialogues that are easily forgettable. Yet, it does have a plot, one that invites questions and theories. With its small cast of characters, they also become actors and actresses in the story with each of their role holding some meaning. At the same time, the colorful Shaft style will be something that will be memorable. Put yourself into Raku’s shoes and the image will come more clearly. It’s not easy living a life with a yakuza background you know.
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.
In both shows, the main male and female characters are in a "false" relationship, where they pretend to be lovers. Also, other female characters are also interested in the male lead, to a point that many female compete for the affection of the one dense male lead. Misunderstandings, drama, and comedy are sure to follow.
Both are similar in some ways, as in how the main boy and girl characters have to have some sort of "fake relationship."
Both protagonists in these series are caught up a situation where they have to pretend to date the main heroine. And also the other female cast have feelings for the main character while he's forced to "date" the main girl.
Harems, you either hate them or love them. But these two specific ones will have to be some of the best and are very much alike. The main male characters life becomes complicated after being forced to be in a fake relationship with a popular student. They necessarily do not like each other at first but can be questioned later into the series. Rumors and awkward situations start to come into play when other girls are introduced who aim to win the heart of the MC. Fake love? Real? Love triangles? Love polygons? Who wins the MC's heart? It has the drama, twists and comedy to have you going through a cycle of emotions.
Same scenario is in both where the "boy was force to befriend a girl." Also, the artstyle is almost similar.
OreShura and Nisekoi are similar for me because first, in OreShura, Eita, the male protagonist, has two main love interests, and have two (or more) girls included in the harem. In Nisekoi, it's like that too. Eita even has a fake girlfriend, like Raku in Nisekoi. But the reasons are very different from each other. In OreShura, the story is more focused in the quarrels between the "childhood friend" and "fake girlfriend," as the title suggests. While in Nisekoi, it's more about the character developments and how they interact with the main character and develop feelings for him. Both have pretty art that is pleasing to the eyes. But Nisekoi has better art and a more interesting storyline. Both are funny, but OreShura definitely made me laugh more. If you like romantic comedies with very interesting characters, try Oreshura or Nisekoi.
If you liked the arranged relationship in Oreshura then you'll love Nisekoi! The story's are somewhat similar, but the story line in Nisekoi is more in depth and really pulls you in more. Both are harems in which the main character has to pick between some very different in personality girls. Words can not explain how great Nisekoi is though! If you like Oreshura then you'll love this recommendation!
-Both had their male and female protagonists put up the "fake" couple act, but romance was still manifested...
- Both had equal number of girls for the harem of the male protagonist
-Three girls in the harem were childhood friends and one was not
-Both possessed the same genre (Romantic Comedy, School Life and Harem)
- feud between two clans was present which cause the protagonists to frame up as a couple
-the female protagonist is a tsundere
- the female protagonist is mostly friends with the harem
- the protagonists put up the fake couple act in order to prevent stalkers as both are "anti-love"
- the female protagonist has split personalities for she has an identity crisis
- the female protagonist sees the harem as her real rivals
Both protagonists are forced into a fake relationship with another female they don't enjoy being with. Other females are also interested in the protagonists, but keep their distances thinking its an actual relationship. Overall, they give the same kind of feel and I would definitely recommend both series to anyone interested in watching a romance anime.
-Both fall into the same categories
-Both have a similarity structured harem
-Both are pretty good
-Both have decent MC's
-Both look very nice
Both have the same plot of couples faking their love for each other. The leading male characters are also surrounded by more than a single female.
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.
Both have a male protagonist who starts out as a "nobody" , and with the help of a female character/ characters finds friends and love
-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
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.
Both of these anime are romantic comedies. In both, there are two main love interests: Taiga and Minori in Toradora and Chitoge and Onodera in Nisekoi. Both also have a third minor interest with the same dual personality trait, Ami in Toradora and Tachibana in Nisekoi.
Same cliché school comedy/romance in which basically every female friend of the main character falls in love with him in some way, shape or form.
Takasu Ryuuji = Ichijou Raku
Aisaka Taiga = Kirisaki Chitoge
Kushieda Minori = Onodera Kosaki
Kawashima Ami = Tachibana Marika
-Both have a tsundere lead
-Has a tiny bit of fan service
These shows have a lot of similarities. The characters and the story are pretty much the same, also they are pretty much cliche. Toradora being more dramatic and you have way more feels, whereas Nisekoi focuses more on the comedy. If you liked one of these shows you'll probably like the other.
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.
If you like Shaft's animation and as well the same atmosphere like Nisekoi. Check it and try Bakemonogatari or even watch all the sequels and prequels of this series, since both were made in the company. Some Camera Angles are the same Bakemonogatari and the slow motion shots. The only difference is Bakemonogatari, the anime is 90% dialogue and 10% action, because Bake is centered in character's interaction. Nisekoi is just like the normal anime with little convo and more in action, so if you feel like having the same atmosphere like Nisekoi give a shot for Bakemonogatari.Don't worry the art is similar on both animes.
Well they are both made by Shaft so the animation is similar but that's not all!
In both shows you have your sterotypical tsundere, a cute and shy girl who's afraid to admit her feelings, a crazy lovesick yandere, and a wing girl who backs up the tsundere.
Bakemonogatari is a more psychological, supernatural theme while Nisekoi is mostly comedy and romance but both shows shine in their own ways.
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.
-MC's that are very reserved with women
-Both have the same "base" story --new outgoing girl shows up in MC's life and becomes something like a pseudo-girlfriend
-Both Stories use the same tactic to advance the "PLOT"
-Both MC's are obsessed with a plain reserved girl
Difference: To LOVE-Ru is ecchi and Nisekoi isn't ....pretty much the same story otherwise
In these two anime, multiple girls fall in love with the same guy, and because of similar circumstances, the lead guy starts a relationship with a girl other than his crush from high school. Also, these are love comedies, where the main guy gets into funny situations with the female characters.
it's the same show
1. The Mc has a crush
2. The crush has a crush on the mc
3. They are to shy to confess
4. A new girl shows up
5. and it's a harem
well to love ru has more ecchi
They are literally the EXACT same anime, except To LOVE-Ru is ecchi, and is just short of turning into hentai the longer it goes on.. Really the only difference is Chitoge is tsundere while Lala is pretty straight forward with her feelings.
Due to unwanted circumstances, the main guy is in an official relationship with the main girl even though he and another girl like each other but never manage to confess.
And since it's a harem, throw in tons of other girls with varying personalities and have everyone mess around each episode.
Both about a guy who is forced into a relationship through a series of crazt events, and both are really funny with lots of comedy and cute girls as lead characters. But in Nisekoi this relationship is "fake".
Raku=Rito ? sure, haremness
Chitoge=Lala ? the diffrence just in the personality
kosaki=haruna ? they are same all the way
raku-kosaki/rito-haruna are falling in love with each other and chitoge/lala came and broke it
but, to love ru is too dangerous for -17 :v
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.
-Both involve somewhat of a love triangle
-Similar animation (Off colored backgrounds, weird coloring of characters, strange effects ect)
-Both involve a shy girl and a tsundere
-Both are comedy-romance shows with a little bit of slice of life.
Nisekoi and Baka to Test are very similar in many ways:
- They have many perverted characters
- Almost panty shots and sexy scenes
- Cute and beautiful girls
- Complicated love
First of all, the comedy here will make your day great. The nosebleeds, the awkward faces they make, i mean what could be better if they make faces when they get humiliated. Also loved the romance here and love revelations. You won't know who the MC is really paired to whom (except he has a current crush but still made a promise in the past somewhat that). The romance really makes a great impact of the anime. Some good suspense although situations throughout the show are pretty much predictable. Better watch this when you're in a bad karma
+Both are high school romantic comedy
+Very similar over-the-top humour with incredibly ridiculous over reaction/facial expressions
+The girls are VERY similar in both animes. Having a foreign tsundere girl and a shy girl
-Nisekoi is harem, whereas Baka Test is more of a love triangle
-Nisekoi focuses more on the bonds between the MC and the girls, whereas Baka Test is a slapstick comedy with some romantic aspect.
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.
-Shounen comedy with a dash of romance.
-In both, all starts with a promise between a boy and a girl before they spend years away from each other.
-Viewer and main male character does not know for sure who was the girl from the promise.
Some female characters has one that is similar to the other:
-one is smart and stubborn (Kirisaki/Narusegawa).
-one is innocent and lovely (Onodera/Maehara).
-one is manly and honorable (Tsugumi/Aoyama).
-one is head-to-wind and physically weak (Tachibana/Otohime).
- childhood romantic promise
- forgets/has blurred memory of the said promise upon growing up
- protagonist searching for the promised girl
- girls around the main character
- somehow reflects the personalities of the characters in this anime
- also a good romcom.
In Love Hina, the other girls don't actually show their affection to the main guy (only the main girl is obvious). He's just serve as an "inspiration" OR a kind of "brother figure" for them.
In Nisekoi, the girls show their affection to the main guy to the point that every girl likes him.
Boy made a promise with a girl in the past and now he finds two girls and he thinks one of them is the promised girl.
We've got your harem, your tsundere, your frail girl, your shy girl, your girl that can kick your ass in less than a minute, your misunderstandings, your cliches, your nosebleeds, your main male character who tends to get the crap beat out of him in basically every episode by that gosh darn tsundere chick, and the list just goes on and on.
There are quite a few differences between the two series, but there is also a lot they have in common. If you like one, you'll probably like the other.
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