Nisekoi: False Love

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


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: 7.611 (scored by 540899540,899 users)
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Ranked: #12492
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Popularity: #103
Members: 974,501
Favorites: 9,808

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Many romcoms share similar likenesses, so I could probably list others that match up decently like Chuunibyou, Golden Time, and even Yahari Ore no Seishun and such which others have listed. But I found these two to be similar because of the MC's dynamic/forced relationship with a main girl while the MC's crush is a different person. Both also have typical things like "beach" episodes, romantic tension that occurs during scenes of the MC and female protagonist (though Nisekoi has a bit more romantic tension in its scenes). Both are also comedies and have tsundere leads. The difference is that Nisekoi turns into a harem fairly quickly  read more 
report Recommended by Dragon
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. 
report Recommended by Stark700
-Both are about two leads who supposedly despise each other yet are forced to feign an intimate relationship with each other due to the nature of their situation -Both have a similar artstyle which almost singlehandedly distinguishes them from the myriad of competition in the genre -Both feature similar characters and supporting characters 
report Recommended by thelectricow
A boy divided between two girls. Lots of flashback to the childhoods of the characters and how these childhood memories shape their personalities and desires today. Similar story. Both lighthearted good comedies, at times giving more serious messages . Very likable characters. Lots of high school action.  
report Recommended by atargider
an anime can't get any more similar than this. is what I thought when I watched the first episode of hanayome. adding past events as a part of a harem story can't get any spicier than nisekoi and hanayome. in the end we'll (hopefully) get an answer to whom the MC ended up with, and who is the girl of his past. 
report Recommended by sora2eugene
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?" 
report Recommended by montana830
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. 
report Recommended by Cyrih
Both has : -Harem -Love triangle -Similar feeling/Situations -Childhood friendships - Comedy and Romance -Unique funny characters Differences : -Boku wa Tomodachi is more ecchi -Nisekoi has more romance. 
report Recommended by slicetherice
- boy must marry/be in a relationship with a girl with blonde hair - but he loves someone else and the girl he loves, loves him too, but they have both problems, to confess their feelings to each other (they do it, but it's complicated for both) - both girls become pretty good friends (blonde hair girl doesn't have friends) - school setting is similar - names are also pretty similar (Nisekoi = False Love, Koi to Uso = Love and Lies) 
report Recommended by karakatsu
Both Seto no Hanayome and Nisekoi involve the main character having affiliation with the Yakuza and being forced into a relationship. There are other potential lovers which are thrown into the mix and over time the main character discovers romantic merits about them. They are both great comedies with the main character displaying desirable qualities such as loyalty and chivalry. If you're looking for another romantic comedy with the same vibe, I'd definitely recommend checking this out! 
report Recommended by Nymphetamine2791
Kishuku circles race vs race and Nisekoi is yakuza vs yakuza. Highschool students suppose having a childhood rivalry between protagonist and main love interest. Kishuku leans more of the "Romeo and Juliet" scenario while Nisekoi follows a different picture book. 
report Recommended by Onininichi
It has the same atmosphere where they are brought together by an unlikely force to be done so. 
report Recommended by Blake1920
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. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
- Romantic Comedies - Main character has problems remembering the past - Two primary girls seek the main character - Makes you wonder who the main character will end up with 
report Recommended by Makar
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. 
report Recommended by KPBouvier
The story itself isn't really similar however how the story is done is. The fact we get the 2 main girls at the start and others start to join the harem later is similar. The comedy is very similar as well. 
report Recommended by Zerity
Anime dealing with arranged marriage. In Nisekoi, the main characters must be a couple in order to stop rivalry between mafia groups. In Mikakunin de Shinkoukei aka Engaged to the Unidentified, our main couple are engaged due to an incident that happen in the past. Both anime deals with school, life, romance, comedy, and drama. Add love triangle to spice things up. Both anime airing this year.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Having the same character dynamics but with different character archetypes. "Nisekoi" has a "tsundere" girl while "OsaMake" has a "kuudere" girl; nevertheless, it is about a boy having romantic feelings and forming a relationship with the said girl. I find both series similar due to them giving and making me remember the same vibes that "Nisekoi" gave me in the past. Both are pretty standard overall. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys comedic aspects more than the dramatic ones. 
report Recommended by Solaris-----
Both are rom-coms where a boy and a girl are forced to be a couple by their fathers. Though the boy and the girl hate each other at first, after a while, hate starts to change into love. Both series have also other girls who have crush on the boy. Also, while Ranma ½ is ecchi, Nisekoi isn't. 
report Recommended by xEWEx
-Both about a boy trying to find out who his "forgotten" companion is -The atmosphere is similar in both (Light-hearted, and very short scenes of plot progression -Both are harems -Both take place in a school setting, both Nisekoi and NAKAIMO are realistic Slice of Lifes -Nisekoi focuses a bit more on comedy, NAKAIMO has other things such as fanservice and ecchi  
report Recommended by WaifuNut
Comedy, harem romance and slightly ecchi series that feature a oblivious yet caring male protagonist, surrounded by various beautiful girls who try to get involved romantically with him. Both series are cliched and full of tropes, yet they are somewhat aware of their own cliched nature and makes fun of it to create great comedy. A source of shipping wars in both series.  
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
Both are romcom harems where the main source of comedy is the jealousy and competitiveness between girls of various persionalities that are romantically interested in the protagonist. If you're interested in such character dynamic, try these titles. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
-Both are Romance Comedies -Reika is a lot like Chitoge from Nisekoi, I kept thinking of the situation as the same and they both have servants that act in ridiculous ways for them -Mayu is comparable to Onodera from Nisekoi, though I'd say they're a bit different. 
report Recommended by ErenxMikasa
Nisekoi and Yamada-kun are the two romantic shonen respectively of Shounen Jump and Shounen Magazine. And both improve clearly in the manga. 
report Recommended by MegaDany97
Somehow, as if magically or by a chance of genre, the MC finds himself surrounded by girls of all different kinds. While the MC may be generally unaware of their romantic status, both animes are based around the relationships they have with each other, and the time-passing comedy. Nisekoi is a little bit more on the romantic, dramatic side, while Jitsu wa Watashi wa is more on the crazy, comedic side. Regardless, both animes are very enjoyable simply because of how each of the characters and the way they interact with each other are so enjoyable. If you liked one simply because you liked the  read more 
report Recommended by Offlien
Both shows have strong comedic visuals (Kaguya-sama director worked at Shaft, which produced Nisekoi). Also, not much happens in terms of progression (at least so far), though Nisekoi is a harem romance, while Kaguya-sama is not. Both also have interesting characters and funny interactions that happen between them. 
report Recommended by Perkkie
Chuunibyou is a cute story, you'll find yourself shipping oddly paired couples pretty fast, just like in Nisekoi, one of the best anime shows I have seen. 
report Recommended by Zeroday
Both anime have love triangles and they're both have situations with a lot of misunderstandings. They both tease you with the outcome of the romance. The only difference is that Nisekoi is more of a harem. 
report Recommended by SothX
cute main girl dumb main male lead 
report Recommended by JadedCash
They are both about the unlikely relationship between two people who cannot stand each other at first. The artwork is very similar, and the female main characters also look alike. 
report Recommended by astro-kun
-Both Harem anime -Both funny and good -Maburaho is more oldern style art as for Nisakoi is more modern art -Both main character has a girl who likes them for who they are and promised each other they will marry each other when they grow up -Both main character don't exactly remember who (Nisakoi) and (Maburaho) don't remember it at all -Both girls who likes the main character in both anime are very popular and hot -Both main characters get surrounded by girls that likes them and is harem anime 
report Recommended by iNinjeek
Nisekoi is an anime that has the same kind of romantic comedy feel to it, but the main characters are completely different. I'm recommending this for those who like the whole normal people, rom-com, school setting. If you like the whole part where the main character has the *special trait* in Tanaka-kun, this would be his listlessness, then Nisekoi is not for you. Nisekoi is a harem, romance, comedy, school, has 2 seasons, possibly 3, and OVA's. Main male character, but it's unlike most harems. It has lots of unique characters, the plot is great for each character's background, and not many are that annoying, imo.  read more 
report Recommended by CodeHiyari
It is very similar to Skilled Teaser Takagi altho it has a Harem but the male protagonist blushes like crazy in this Anime which is Similar in Both these Anime 
report Recommended by Archfiend836
These two anime have lots in common: - MC seems quite generic but he's not completely generic (but he also has flaws) - MC is good at cooking - Blonde main heroine - Fateful encounter between main characters - Main heroine is dense about her own feelings - Four main girls, three are the main possible routes but one of those three is a third wheel while the fourth actually has more interactions (and hopes to be a lov interest) with MC - Same four type of girls: tsundere type, useless type, obsessed type and violent type (though, the actual order between primary and secondaries differs between the two anime) - Two or  read more 
report Recommended by FullyCharged
Romance, Comedy ,Relationships, Love triangles.Both anime potray a relationship of character and the one they love and how much effort they make to make them theirs. Niskoi having a harem of girls trying to fit the key to the lock and honey x clover is more about finding oneself in admist of falling in love and moving on in life 
report Recommended by Jwala
Comparing a shounen to a shoujo may seem like a crazy idea, but both shows were so similar that this fact can be overlooked. Ouran Koukou Host Club and Nisekoi are both romcom harems that follow the story of an high school student. Both protagonists (Haruhi and Ichijou) have opposite backgrounds with their main love interest (Tamaki and Chitoge) which leads to some pretty funny scenes depicting the clash between their family situations. Ouran and Nisekoi also have what we could call an ''homosexual supporting cast'' which is way more prominent in Ouran, but can also be perceived in Nisekoi in characters such as Seishirou. 
report Recommended by Lybees
They're both on an 'adventure' to find who the "Cinderella" is 
report Recommended by Sirel345
These two anime give you the same feeling of the anime not going anywhere with the lack of story progression and character development. Also, they have similar quality and style of animation. You will feel like they could have put in a real story in these anime but they didn't. And you only find out on the last episode while your waiting for the story to develop.  
report Recommended by Rensef
Both are essentially love comedies. In Oregairu, you have a love triangle; in Nisekoi, you have many female characters liking the male lead. The only major difference between these two series is the character development, which Oregairu is much better at. 
report Recommended by -Remix-
These two anime have a pretty girl character. Also, they are comedy and shounen 
report Recommended by Ayako_Rose
Invaders of the Rokujouma isn't anything special, but it's a short rom com series with a bunch of different and cute girls. If you enjoyed Nisekoi you might get some popcorn entertainment out of this average but enjoyable romcom 
report Recommended by J_iam
-Comedy gag -Romantical interests -School life -Lovable characters 
report Recommended by lukaazman
If you're fan of Karen's antics like a *few* people I've seen, Nisekoi has her VA, Nao Touyama, perform a similar role in an almost identical voice, as well as a few new takes throughout the series. Cutesy Karen, Tsundere Karen, Sassy Karen, English-speaking Karen - all showcased in Chitoge, who is a main character, meaning more opportunities for her to shine. While not having exactly the same kind of humour as Kiniro Mosaic overall, Nisekoi's humour definitely has its moments. There are also little chibi segments of her in Nisekoi that wouldn't look too out of place in Kiniro Mosaic. Sometimes it feels like the  read more 
report Recommended by Avelynn
Enjoyed watching Harem ! the male Protagonist in both the anime series experience a 4 girls around him who is directly or indirectly love him. But the male protagonist is too dense to feel it and even though he know didn't want to get involved in any of the relation!. 
report Recommended by Smwl_Otaku
Crazy love ships. Great laughs. Love crushes. 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
Well if you like Niosekoi this anime is almost the same but with action.In the world there are monters "Kegare",they are made from human impurities shuch as hate,lies and anything that is impure.There is a legend about "Miku" child that will save vorld from Kegares.Miku is child of "Twin Star Exorcists",the 2 strongest exorcists in the world.Well you see where this is going.Story follow's 2 exorcists Benio Adashino and Rokuro Enmadou who are forced into marriage and need to have a child (they are 14) that will one day save the world.For me this was very fun anime to watch but I would recommend  read more 
report Recommended by Renji_420
As you watch Ano Natsu de Matteru, you will notice that the story's characters have large similarities to Nisekoi's. While the anime starts slowly, it contains quite a bit of romance and presents the same idea of how one of the characters force themselves to hold back from who they love. 
report Recommended by dadadaking9
Harem comedies that rely a lot on coincidences, where every love interest has something oddly specific in common. In Futakoi, pretty much every single female character has a twin sister. In Nisekoi, every female lead hold a key that is connected to the past of the main character, and most of them have something to do with the yakuza. The names are also similar, both being a play on the word love and the main theme of the show. 
report Recommended by Kiwii_121
The main boy protagonist is liked by many girls. It has funny moments. Somewhat similar plots. 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
It is very easy to get annoyed at harem, especially something along the lines of Nisekoi and Shimon Sample. You can expect them to follow a simple mediocre plot, dumb male MC grows relationships with multiple different girls in the school he goes to. Also the odd cliches, maybe all, that won't ever leave this medium are present. In any case, a similarity between the two is some level of elite status for MCs. Raku, Chitoge, and the girls of Shimon Sample fall under this section. It is best to go into these anime with an open mind and try not to take things too seriously. It's  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both are harem comedy, they fails in the comedy, using repeated jokes, the premise are good it looks cool but in the execution it's a total failure, the anime becomes what it criticized.  
report Recommended by Gadottinho
MC just finds himself having more and more girls fawn over him in the silliest ways imaginable, nothing to take seriously. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
mafia and 3-some 
report Recommended by Akaito_Kisaragi
Similarity - Two families agreed to let their child married another in the future Difference - Okusama also contain ecchi scenes  
report Recommended by reren
Well its harem for sure...the main character surround with many girls...its kinda good to watch...if u like date a live,im sure u like nisekoi 
report Recommended by Arix_Uwais
2 girls after 1 guy. 
report Recommended by Rakuenn
Anime dealing with love triangle between his childhood friend and a transfer student. In Nisekoi, Raku Ichijo must search for the one who holds the key to his heart. Problems occurs when a civil war between mafia groups ensues. The next hair to both families must be a couple to stop this war. But their relationship is fake. This complicates MC childhood friend who has feelings for him too. In Nourin: former idol singer transfers to a farm school and lives a normal school life. Falls in love with the MC which makes childhood friend jealous. Both series has a megane best friend.  read more 
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
-Both anime has characters very alike. -Main character meets abusive girl who develops a close relationship -Main character has a shy childhood friend -Both harem -Both extremely funny that will keep you laughing for hours -Both gives off the similar feel 
report Recommended by iNinjeek
The protagonists of both anime have something in their pasts that they can't seem to remember, and they met a certain amount of girls in the past who they end up reuniting with in the future. Both anime also have animation that is pleasing to the eyes. 
report Recommended by HidamariSeashore
Both have a very well done comedy style which focuses on over-exaggeration. Both have a largely female cast both of which are super cute and enjoyable to watch. Nisekoi has a romantic plot where Nichijou has none.  
report Recommended by vvvortic
+ High school love story + MC have connection in past with his/her love interest. Unfortunately, she/he forget or doesn't want to remember about that feeling. 
report Recommended by Shunaria
Both have a sense of action but both primarily focus in the changing ofthe individual and incredibly corny but cute romances. Both are some if my favorite recent anime. 
report Recommended by Gecko5567
I make this recommendation because they are romantic comedies. Both have a secret that they must keep. There are a lot of changes of animation in both. Finally features traps. ;) Haha Well if you want something like this there it is. 
report Recommended by lkevsan
Both plot revolves around girl with a key, and childhood promise. But Nisekoi is more harem & romcom oriented 
report Recommended by allflying
Funny shows about forced relationships, in Sumomomo Momomo the main girl often tries to seduce the main boy, while Nisekoi plays on characters' embarrassment. Nisekoi is more traditional school comedy, while Sumomomo Momomo gives action and fights. There are exactly three girls which love the boy. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
The most similar feature between the two animes is their visuals. Both share the same director (along with Bakemonogatari), so the cuts, frames and scenes are trated with the same flawless, colorful, detailed characters and impressive backgrounds. That is a priviledge as a viewer, and a pleasure if you have read the manga. The storylines are not exactly related, but both are about a main male character (Ko and Raku) who, because of things that are out of his hands (health condition in Ko´s case, a family deal in Raku`s case), end up romantically attached to a woman they did not know. Also, both are  read more 
report Recommended by kaiteshin-daichi
It is almost the same thing. Romance comedy with a boy and two girls. He prefer the one with short brown hair, but he gets engaged with the blonde one with long hair. Suddenly appears a third girl, who claim his hand. The three girls love him, and he is undecided, but has a preference for the short haired one. All main characters have selective memory, they don't remember when they were children, the one who remember is just the third girl. The two shows have the same begin, trend, style and ending. There are very few differences: HenNeko has a supernatural component and is a bit  read more 
report Recommended by Disillusion
If you liked the art style and comedy of either one of these shows, then you should check the other one out. 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Nisekoi is almost like a reverse version of Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun. One has a delinquent guy, other has a vicious girl. Both are romcoms with some twists and turns. 
report Recommended by TragicRomance
These two are similar because in the beginnings, it's suppose to be a fake relationship. Then they get stuck in love triangles from each side and later on they develop feelings for each other <3 <3 . Talk about a love story? C:  
report Recommended by 10makunn
both involve a mc who gets troubled by the girls that surround him while there trying to help they always seem to lead him to despair(in a comedic way XD) Some of the character have very similar personalty Nagastuki reminds me of Tsugumi (way to much personality and they way they dress XD) nisekoi is a little more on the I want be with you/care for you kind of romance while Happy lesson is I'm going to look after you/care for you kind of Romance ( This is a season 2 compared to a season 1 I didn't realize how much these show were a like  read more 
report Recommended by bloodiemonster
- guy MC with similar hair that is good at cooking - harem!!! - easily flustered, innocent, cute girl - blond, skilled, attractive, tsun girl - curvy tsundere with pixie haircut - and of course random ecchi fanservice - surprisingly very fun to watch  
report Recommended by helloisabelle
3-gatsu no Lion reminds me of Nisekoi in some shots. I know, it's not a big similarity, but both are very original and enjoyable shows. In addition, Hinata and Onodera have the same voice actress. 
report Recommended by chupacandados
the protagonists of their Anime are very similar both as physical appearance, both as a character; Oreimo and Nisekoi are both comic and a little harem but I find it even more comical Oreimo 
report Recommended by kurobato
conditional love + harem + blonde tsunderes, basically both anime in the nutshell. Both have mediocre plot-lines with some running gags. Nisekoi is just a Plain Rom-com, while B gata h kei borderlines on being a hentai. So if you could sit through Nisekoi, B gata H kei would be nice time-pass!. 
report Recommended by usagi_Kuro99
Nisekoi actually features a character (rather major, but not the main.) who everyone mistakens for a boy due to her appearance. Coincidentally both are voiced by Mikako Komatsu herself. Both are high-trained in combat.  
report Recommended by Skywarior01
Pretty good anime with - same atmosphere of girls around a boy but different plot by just adding cats - similar like a boy has a crush on certain girl but can not confess I should say give it a try 
report Recommended by Don_Maou
I recommend this because they are both forced into a relationship by their parents/guardians decision. They have a setting to it so that its not just the boring romance. it's the funny, action and serious type which I like. It reminds me of nisekoi because of all of that. The only difference is that nisekoi is about gang members and princess lover is a more of a very rich and fancy life style to it. 
report Recommended by mattanime21
In both anime we have a nice guy protagonist in a school environment where he basically hangs out with girls. Each of the characters are very likable and have their own agenda for liking the MC. However, Mashiro-iro delves in deeper to the exploration of love and its consequences. In Nisekoi, most of the scenes are dedicated to comedy/fanservice. 
report Recommended by endofthedream
> Both storylines have a boy and one girl that meeting each one in the past,but no one didn't remenber that event ( Raku and Chitoge in Nisekoi / Ash and Silvia in Seikoku no Dragonar ) ; > The only diferences are about that SnD,the MCs living in a fantasy world,while in Nisekoi the characters living in a normal world; The other diference is about the number of girls that have some past together with the boy ( in Nisekoi are many girls and in SnD is only one); 
report Recommended by Montinihabato13
The animation quality, style, and execution are the same. Both anime have a harem with cute, pretty girls. Both also have characters' heads tilting. 
report Recommended by ExplodingGirl
A romantic comedy and a mecha show? How could these possibly be similar? While their plots have no concrete similarities, both series reach for the same goal. Gurren Lagann wants to exaggerate and emphasize the nonsense and cliches of the mecha genre, while Nisekoi does the same but for the high-school harem comedy. Neither have deep plots or great characters, but both can be very enjoyable just because of the extreme over-the-topness and passion behind both series. Somehow, both series are smart in their stupidity, and are even more enjoyable if the viewer can appreciate that. 
report Recommended by EkansRap
Similarities: The Characters are very similar to one another. Kouichi has a similar appearance as Raku. They both have a crush on a shy and reserved girl; Onodera in Nisekoi and Yuumi in Kimikiss. Both female leads are smart and lively. They both realize their love for the male lead. Both of the shows have a love-triangle. Both are also set in school. The only difference is that Nisekoi has elements of mystery in it and kimikiss has two main leads.  
report Recommended by Aditya07
In both anime, the main characters have to pretend to be in a relationship. 
report Recommended by blairthewitchcat
If you love the relationship between Chitoge and Raku, and how they have their little stubborn but loving moments together, then watch Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. They're both really loving stories that you'll enjoy. (Keep in mind that Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is full of feels and may break your heart) 
report Recommended by Luckpast