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Nisekoi

Nisekoi

Alternative Titles

English: Nisekoi: False Love
Japanese: ニセコイ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 25
Chapters: 229
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 7, 2011 to Aug 8, 2016
Authors: Komi, Naoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Statistics

Score: 7.811 (scored by 47741 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #15402
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #18
Members: 87,821
Favorites: 8,715
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Ranked #1540Popularity #18Members 87,821
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Volumes: /25
Chapters: /229
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Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Nisekoi has been published in English as Nisekoi: False Love by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint since January 7, 2014; 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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Apr 16, 2014
klaes0 (All reviews)
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
Aug 20, 2016
RarestProGamer (All reviews)
The thing that I loathe the most is when a harem story doesn't have a harem ending or at least an open ending. I mean, why the hell make a harem manga if you are not even gonna stick to it till the end? I know Polygamy is illegal in real life, but isn't that reason why we read or watch anime/manga? Yes, as you can see I am feeling super salty right now. It is like watching one of those horrible NTR hentai because I didn't get my favorite ship, and why the hell not? When you read a harem story where every girl read more
Aug 4, 2016
HaXXspetten (All reviews)
I think a pretty clear sign that a manga hasn't had the best writing is when you have a story with probably the most heated waifu war in recent memory, yet even the supporters of the winning side generally seem to agree that the story sucks. That's Nisekoi for you.

The biggest problem with Nisekoi overall has quite simply been its progression, or rather its lack of it. Seriously, why did this manga need to be 229 chapters long? You could easily have accomplished just as much in less than half of that. The sheer amount of filler, wasted opportunities at romantic progression and plot conveniences read more
Aug 4, 2016
Piezuri (All reviews)
Well now that Nisekoi is finished I can review it and explain why you shouldn't read it.

Story : 6/10

The story is great. It's well paced during all the chapters and feels natural. It has arcs dedicated to specific characters that develops the characters and progresses the story...

...Or at least it was great until chapter 200. Komi clearly rushed the final chapters, you can see that in multiple aspects. At the chapters 180-200, Komi completely abandoned several characters in terms of development, such as Yui, and Onodera. Yes, the other main girl, Onodera, stopped being developed somewhere around the chapter 190.

[Spoilers] The complete switch of read more

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