Nisekoi: False Love
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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ニセコイ
English: Nisekoi: False Love
German: Nisekoi: Liebe, Lügen & Yakuza
French: Nisekoi - Amours, mensonges et yakuzas !
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 25
Chapters: 229
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 7, 2011 to Aug 8, 2016
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Themes: Harem Harem, School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Komi, Naoshi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 110794110,794 users)
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Ranked: #15972
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #37
Members: 194,578
Favorites: 13,330


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When Raku Ichijou was young, he made a heartfelt promise to his childhood friend that if they were to meet again, they would marry each other. Ten years have passed since that fateful day, leaving Raku's memory of her faded. But he still holds a relic of their relationship together—a locked pendant, which his childhood friend holds the key to. He hopes to reunite with her one day, despite not remembering what she looks like.

Now a first-year student at Bonyari High School, Raku attempts to live a normal life, dreaming of becoming a public servant and marrying his crush Kosaki Onodera. However, this isn't as easy as it seems, as he is the unwilling heir to a large yakuza family, and Raku can't escape from his duties when the American Bee Hive gang wages war on his family's turf. In order to forge peace between the two feuding families, Raku is forced into a fake romantic relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the beautiful daughter of the Bee Hive's leader. The two quickly come to hate each other, but have to learn to live together and pretend to be deeply in love in order to keep their families at bay.

However, Raku's quest for the key to his pendant isn't becoming easier as more girls—who were all involved with his pendant in some way—enter his life. Join Raku as he juggles his false relationship, maintains the balance between warring families, and unravels the identity of the girl who will unlock his heart.

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Nisekoi was published in English as Nisekoi: False Love by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from January 7, 2014 to January 2, 2018. It has been published in Italian by Star Comics since March 1, 2014; in Spanish by Ivrea since April 4, 2015; and in Indonesian by Elex Media.

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Aug 1, 2023
tl;dr: A manga with a good cast and solid romance, but that drags on too long and feels intentionally frustrating.

Nisekoi is a rom-com centered around how the protagonist, Raku, and a girl named Chitoge are forced to date each other despite hating each in order to help calm the conflict between their two families. In a way I guess this is kind of like Romeo and Juliet, in that it features a couple whose respective families hate each other. But I think of it more like a reverse Romeo and Juliet, because instead of the couple wanting to date and the families being against it, ...
Jun 16, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Starting off by saying I love this manga. At least most of it. It's a wild comedy with good humor and that's basically it for the good things. But some stories doesn't need much else to be good. The story is a twist on the typical romance comedy with the utilization of the fake love aspect. There are some stories that do this and do it well, and this one kinda does to an extent.

Let's talk about the story. It's not deep. But it doesn't have to be. It focuses on the comedy rather than the story and while there is progression in the ...
Sep 2, 2022
English (Translated with

The great enemy of Nisekoi is its overlength. It lasts longer than it should, in itself, the base is interesting enough to have given a good story, of reference we have the One Shot, which in its few pages reaches the same conclusion as its serialized counterpart after more than 200 episodes "What the One Shot does not have this tangled plot of discoveries and revelations?” Better

The story when not engrossed in its repetitive arcs or weekly filler, is focused on the mystery surrounding the girl with the key. Of course there was interest at the time in deducing who the promise ...

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