Ranked #693
Nisekoi (Manga)

Nisekoi

Alternative Titles

English: Nisekoi: False Love
Japanese: ニセコイ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 7, 2011 to ?
Authors: Komi, Naoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Statistics

Score: 8.081 (scored by 22122 users)
Ranked: #6932
Popularity: #28
Members: 47,302
Favorites: 5,285
1 indicates a weighted score
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Synopsis

As a child, Raku Ichijo made a secret promise with his childhood sweetheart, keeping a pendant as a memento while his love took the key. He dreams of one day meeting his past love, but years later, reality smashes his hopes when Chitoge Kirisaki accidentally knees him in the face...

Though Raku's a normal high schooler, his family heads the notorious yakuza gang the Shuei-Gumi faction! And he's dragged into family affairs when he's forced into a relationship with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang's boss!

Despite their constant spats, the two somehow fool everyone with their false relationship. Raku then discovers that Chitoge has a mysterious key from her past, which she can't remember... Plus, two other girls appear with keys as well—Kosaki Onodera and Marika Tachibana!

Caught in the midst of this love maelstrom, even more complications arise for Raku when his class decides on Romeo and Juliet as the class's play for the school festival. Can the two false lovebirds pull off the impossible and make the play a success?

(Source: VIZ Media)

Background

Nisekoi has been published in English as Nisekoi: False Love by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint since January 7, 2014.

Related Manga


Characters

 Chitoge
Kirisaki, Chitoge
Main
 Kosaki
Onodera, Kosaki
Main
 Raku
Ichijou, Raku
Main
 Marika
Tachibana, Marika
Supporting
 Seishirou
Tsugumi, Seishirou
Supporting
 Shuu
Maiko, Shuu
Supporting
 Haru
Onodera, Haru
Supporting

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klaes0
Apr 16, 2014 2:17 PM
Before I say anything else, I'd like to say that a 6/10 score doesn't mean this manga isn't worth reading. 6/10 is "fair" and that is exactly what this manga is at this point. Secondly, I feel like I really have to give two scores for Nisekoi:

For the first 45-50 chapters:
Genuine plot progression and character development, decent romance, and the feeling that the story was building upon itself. This part of Nisekoi is highly enjoyable and is the section currently being covered by anime Shaft is producing. It's a rom-com at its finest and gets a solid 8/10.

The problem starts after that....unless you like 60 read more
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Kyuutoryuu
Jun 10, 2014 2:40 AM
This manga's title, Nisekoi, means "False Love". However, it should also have a second meaning: "False Genre".

Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi is deceiving. At first, it starts off with a genuine low-drama love triangle, in which the story is based around solving the mystery behind Raku Ichijou's childhood lover. It is never doubted for any moment that comedy is the main focus of this manga; however, it also has a great amount of romance. As the plot thickens and the story progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult for the reader to predict which girl the male protagonist will end up with. (And that's what all romance manga should read more
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NoHeart
Mar 11, 2012 10:40 AM
First impression: I hadn't laughed that much since Seto no Hanayome. This manga is really hilarious, and by what is seen on its One Shot it will get more action as the story keeps moving forward.

Story: Is some sort of reversed Romeo and Juliet story style, since here two rival families, a yakusa and a gangster one, leaders' want to settle a peace treatment by joining their respective heirs; a guy and a girl than can't see each other with out beginning a ruckus... but that somehow managed to maintain the masquerade to prevent a war between the families.

Art: I can't give it a 10, read more
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tyrasenpai
Jul 10, 11:04 PM
I actually was enjoying this manga a lot when it first came out, and after trying to stick with it so long I have to say, I'm thoroughly done with the same THING OVER AND OVER. Literally, it's a repeat of the same ''jokes'' and ''problems'' in every other chapter. The ONLY reason I'm keeping up with it is to find out who Raku ends up with, but at this point it's gotten so annoying to me that I might not even stick around to find out.

Honestly, it was fine I'd say the first 100 chapters, but even after that it got way out read more
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