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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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.791 (scored by 315,654 users)
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Ranked: #9162
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Popularity: #80
Members: 564,974
Favorites: 9,795


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
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 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
Well If you're looking for a similar animation/art style to that of Bakemonogatari, Nisekoi is there to save the day! Well also they're both harem. That's there too. 
report Recommended by thedeviousfiles
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
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 Mercusu
Both high school rom-coms, though Nisekoi definitely takes a more traditional approach; whereas Nisekoi sees active romantic development, Oregairu is more about the development of friendships, with the male MC "more attracted to" the "trap" than any of the girls. Still, they take cliche'd situations (cultural festival, school field trip, etc.) and character tropes, and make them interesting.  
report Recommended by Katsura95
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
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
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
- 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
- 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 NiklasNya
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
-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
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
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 DeadAccountLeave
cute main girl dumb main male lead 
report Recommended by JadedCash
The art is very well done in both shows. Harem is present, although Aishen is presented in a more straightforward manner. Meaning that the main heroine(s) expresses thier feelings more sincerely and doesnt beat around the bushes. I enjoy Aishen and I know you will too. :)  
report Recommended by ant6704
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 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
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 Yanntjezz
-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
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
Crazy love ships. Great laughs. Love crushes. 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
Both are harem anime, with lots of similar tropes, and very cute girls doing cute things. 
report Recommended by xShinigami3125
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
The main boy protagonist is liked by many girls. It has funny moments. Somewhat similar plots. 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
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 skywarior1
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-
Similarity - Two families agreed to let their child married another in the future Difference - Okusama also contain ecchi scenes  
report Recommended by reren
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
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
mafia and 3-some 
report Recommended by Akaito_Kisaragi
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
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
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
- Both Kae/Raku are around a lot of hot guys/girls - There's one who's always liked the MC (Mutsumi/Kosaki) - There's one who's blonde and fights with the MC a lot (Nanashima/Chitoge) - There's one who's very flirty (Igarashi/Marika) - There's one who likes the MC even though the MC is older (Shinomiya/Haru) - There's one who looks like a guy but is actually a girl (Nishina/Tsugumi) - Both are romantic comedies that take place in high school - Both are kinda hard to tell who will end up with the MC 
report Recommended by StufedAnmalQueen
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
-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
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 KevSan
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
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
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 plot revolves around girl with a key, and childhood promise. But Nisekoi is more harem & romcom oriented 
report Recommended by allflying
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
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
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
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
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
In both anime, the main characters have to pretend to be in a relationship. 
report Recommended by blairthewitchcat
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
Both are romantic comedies that have plenty of comedy scenes. Both have a bunch of likeable supporting characters that get plenty of screen time and development. Both male MCs are oblivious to a bunch of things to an extent (Raku less so than Usa).  
report Recommended by jason___
2 girls after 1 guy. 
report Recommended by Rakuenn
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
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
+ 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
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
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