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Nisekoi


Alternative Titles

English: Nisekoi: False Love
Synonyms: Nisekoi
Japanese: ニセコイ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2014 to May 24, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.941 (scored by 178,255 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #6162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #70
Members: 310,178
Favorites: 5,520
7.94
Ranked #616Popularity #70Members 310,178
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Episodes: /20

Synopsis

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.

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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
Tsugumi, Seishirou
Tsugumi, Seishirou
Supporting
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese
Komatsu, Mikako

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

Suratu
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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yogotah
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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Stark700
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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GodlyKyon
Jan 3, 2015
[WARNING: Slightly long review ahead. You can get by by reading the "In short" sections]

I was not interested in this show. The manga was the epitome of "Generic Harem." I don't think there isn't one cliche that hasn't happened in the series yet. From the characters' reactions to the actual settings of events, everything gave me a sense of Deja vu on the scale of the Endless Eight (only 2000s kids would get this reference!). So I anticipated this adaptation to bring exactly nothing new. It would be another bland series to add to every season's list of bland Harem Anime.

But then something happened. If read more
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