Nisekoi: False Love

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Synonyms: Nisekoi
Japanese: ニセコイ
English: Nisekoi: False Love
German: Nisekoi: False Love
Spanish: Nisekoi: False Love
French: Nisekoi: Amours, mensonges & yakuzas!
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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.561 (scored by 658606658,606 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16522
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #122
Members: 1,167,810
Favorites: 10,813

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Raku Ichijou, a first-year student at Bonyari High School, is the sole heir to an intimidating yakuza family. Ten years ago, Raku made a promise to his childhood friend. Now, all he has to go on is a pendant with a lock, which can only be unlocked with the key which the girl took with her when they parted.

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


Maruyama, Hiroo
Kananiwa, Kozue
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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

1: "CLICK" by ClariS (eps 1)
2: "Heart Pattern" by Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Touyama)
3: "Recover Decoration (リカバーデコレーション)" by Kosaki Onodera (Kana Hanazawa)
4: "STEP" by ClariS (eps 14)
5: "TRICK BOX" by Seishirou Tsugumi (Mikako Komatsu)
6: "Order × Order (オーダー×オーダー)" by Ruri Miyamoto (Yumi Uchiyama)
7: "Hanagonomi (はなごのみ)" by Marika Tachibana (Kana Asumi)
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) (eps TV: 18-19; BD/DVD: 12-13)
9: "Taisetsu no Tsukurikata (大切の作り方)" by Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Touyama), Kosaki Onodera (Kana Hanazawa) (eps BD/DVD: 18-19)


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 ...
May 29, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Updated: 13, July 2016

I regret initially writing off Nisekoi as another run-of-the-mill romance-comedy. Though preposterous and frantic at its core, Shaft knew exactly how to exploit the source material using trademark visual and directional cues. The results boast of vivid color and heavenly charm, most evidently in the heat of moments between Raku and Chitoge. Venture beyond the surface of dense personalities and logical fallacies, and what remains to be seen underneath is a love-hate spectacular in its purest state.

Treading back on my mention of density and fallacies, both detriments were loud and clear for much of the run. Ramifications dimmed the lights on ...
Jun 15, 2015
With harem series we have a few rules:
1: The Main character must be dense
2: The side characters are better than the heroines
3: No romatic conclusion
Nisekoi strikes the nail on the head when it comes to being generic in most aspects.
Like a doctor I will first deliver the good news then the bad news.

The art in Nisekoi was quite beautiful. I love it when an anime is as colorful and liberal (in changing art style) as Nisekoi is. My only issue is that the girls are in constant blush.

Audio was good. Didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. I do like ...

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