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Nisekoi ~ False Love

Nisekoi ~ False Love


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Genres: comedy, romance, slice of life
Themes: fanservice, harem, school, unrequited love, yakuza
Objectionable content: mild
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 20
Vintage: 2014-01-11
Opening Theme: 1. “CLICK” by ClariS
2. “STEP” by ClariS
Ending Theme: 1. “CLICK” by ClariS
2. “Heart Pattern” by Nao Tōyama
3. “Recover Decoration” by Kana Hanazawa
4. “Order×Order” by Yumi Uchiyama
5. “STEP” by ClariS
6. “TRICK BOX” by Mikako Komatsu
7. “Hanagonomi” (Preferences in Flowers) by Kana Asumi
8. “Sōzō Diary” (Imagination Diary) by Nao Tōyama & Kana Hanazawa & Mikako Komatsu & Kana Asumi

Plot Summary: As a child, Raku Ichijo made a secret promise with his childhood sweetheart, keeping a pendant as a memento while his love took the key. He dreams of one day meeting his past love, but years later, reality smashes his hopes when Chitoge Kirisaki accidentally knees him in the face. Though Raku’s a normal high schooler, his family heads the notorious yakuza gang the Shuei-Gumi faction. And he’s dragged into family affairs when he’s forced into a relationship with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang’s boss. (from ANN)

Nisekoi 2


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Genres: comedy, romance
Themes: harem, school, unrequited love, yakuza
Objectionable content: Mild
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Opening Theme: 1. “Rally Go Round” by LiSA
2. “Magical Styling” by Kana Hanazawa
Ending Theme: 1. “Aimai Hurts” (Vague Hurts) by Nao Tōyama, Kana Hanazawa, Mikako Komatsu, & Kana Asumi
2. “TrIGgER” by Mikako Komatsu
3. “Sleep zzz…” by Nao Tōyama
4. “Matadō Love” by Kana Asumi
5. “marchen ticktack” by Ayane Sakura
6. “Tōriame Drop” (Shower Drop) by Yumi Uchiyama
7. “Crayon Cover” by Kana Hanasawa

Plot Summary: The relationship antics continue as Chitoge starts to realize that she is actually in love with Raku and Kosaki’s younger sister Haru, who wants to protect her sister from the supposedly-depraved Raku, gets added to the mix. Other highlights include the introductions of Hana (Chitoge’s mother) and Paula McCoy (Seishiro’s assassin rival) and Kosaki’s brief stint as a magical girl. (from ANN)

Nisekoi (OAV)


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Genres: comedy, romance, slice of life
Themes: fanservice, harem, school, unrequited love
Objectionable content: Mild
Running time: 25 minutes
Vintage: 2014-10-03

Plot Summary: The first part of OAV called “Loss” stars Miyamoto Yuri who lost her glasses and her friends, Ichijō Raku and Onodera Kosaki who decided to help her search for them. As the search continues, the romantic tension between Ichijō and Onodera seems to be growing. In the OAV’s second part called “Shrine Maiden” Ichijō experiences a large income of bad luck and his friends, Onodera, Chitoge, Mariko and Tsugumi are determined to exorcize it out of him by any means necessary. (from ANN)

Nisekoi School Romantic Comedy Manga Inspires Anime

posted on 2013-05-27 00:05 EDT
Double Arts’ Komi pens story of high schoolers forced into false relationship by their yakuza families

Nisekoi Anime to Air on TV

posted on 2013-05-29 23:46 EDT


I keep seeing this as a reverse Romeo and Juliet. It really amuses me. I also have the feeling that there are going to be more keys showing up for that pendant. If only Raku had a better memory of his childhood encounter! LOL But then this wouldn’t be so much fun.
[size=20]Nisekoi TV Anime to End in Late May With 20 Episodes[/size]
posted on 2014-02-27 23:56 EST

This year’s 14th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the Nisekoi anime will be 20 episodes long and will wrap up in late May.

The anime series premiered in January. Crunchyroll and Daisuki are streaming the anime outside of Japan.


The manga is up to three keys, and the third girl seems to have no presence in the OP right now

There is one thing I am glad about, the odd pacing in the first episode doesn’t really show itself later. I might have been a result of the manga to anime conversion, and the pacing was good for the manga, but translated badly for the anime’s first episode.
[size=20]ClariS to Also Perform Nisekoi’s New Opening Theme Song[/size]
posted on 2014-03-05 09:50 EST
“Step” to begin playing in the anime in April & its CD will debut on April 16

This year’s 15th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the singing duo ClariS will also contribute the new opening theme song for Nisekoi television anime series. The new song “Step” will begin playing in the anime in April, and its CD single will go on sale on April 16 in three editions. The limited-time anime edition will cost 1,250 yen (about US$12), while the limited first pressing will bundle a DVD for 1,500 yen (about US$15). The regular edition will cost 1,165 yen (US$11).

ClariS already performed “Click,” the current theme song for Nisekoi since its January premiere.

The upcoming Weekly Shonen Jump issue is also displaying the jacket illustration for the first Blu-ray Disc & DVD volume. The limited complete pressing will include Digijacket packaging illustrated by character designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama, a bonus CD with the ending theme song “Heart Pattern” by Chitoge Kirisaki and the character radio program “Chitoge Kirisaki’s Honban! __ Minutes Before!”, the exclusive liner notes with an interview with chief director Akiyuki Shinbo, an exclusive poster, a clear case, pin-up illustrations of the end cards, audio commentaries by cast members Kouki Uchiyama/Nao Tōyama for episode 1 and ClariS/kz (Livetune) for episode 2, and an advance entry form for tickets to the June 22 event “Nisekoi Fes.”

The anime revolves around Raku Ichijō (Kouki Uchiyama), a normal high school student who happens to be the heir to a yakuza group. The attractive but violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Tōyama), the heir to a rival yakuza group, transfers to his class, and the two must pretend to date to keep a war from breaking out between their families.

Viz Media is releasing the original manga digitally and in print. Aniplex of America plans to release the series on home video, and Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan.

Ep. 9

[details=spoiler]Ruri and Shu are the best Wing girl / man ever.

Onodera’s face during the card game[/details]

Episode 8 –


A forgotten memory and another key! Good thing Kirisaki keeps a diary. LOL But too bad she didn’t write things down better. Now, she’s left to wonder.




Onodera sure is a cutie…
[size=20]Nisekoi’s Promo Video Showcases New Song & Character[/size]
posted on 2014-04-05 14:35 EDT
“Step” opening by ClariS & Marika Tachibana voiced by Kana Asumi debut this month

The official website for the Nisekoi television anime began streaming a new promotional video on Sunday. The video features the new opening theme song “Step” and the new character Marika Tachibana played by Kana Asumi.

The singing duo ClariS is also performing the new opening theme song after performing the first opening, “Click.” The CD single for “Step” will go on sale on April 16 in three editions. The limited-time anime edition will cost 1,250 yen (about US$12), while the limited first pressing will bundle a DVD for 1,500 yen (about US$15). The regular edition will cost 1,165 yen (US$11).

Naoshi Komi’s original manga and the subsequent television anime begin with Raku Ichijō (Kouki Uchiyama), a normal high school student who happens to be the heir to a yakuza group. The attractive but violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Tōyama), the heir to a rival yakuza group, transfers to his class, and the two must pretend to date to keep a war from breaking out between their families.

Viz Media is releasing the original manga digitally and in print. Aniplex of America plans to release the series on home video, and Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan.

I don’t like Marika Tachibana

Yep this show is shaping up to be a proper harem anime. Which I usually don’t care for but it sure is cute! Now we know who it is he made the promise to (boy did that kid get around). I was thinking for irony/lolz it would end up being Ruri Miyamoto but I was wrong.

Episode 12 –

[details=spoiler]Coincidence? Or have Raku and Chitoge met before? Only the key will know for sure! Raku holds the pendant and Chitoge holds the key, but neither one of them moves forward. LOL The key finally goes in the lock, and it turns too, but then the key breaks! Oh no! How will they know now? That piece of key is really stuck in the lock and Raku won’t ever be able to try Kosaki’s key either. At least Chitoge is satisfied that Raku is not the boy she made the promise with. However, Raku still has two girls that made a promise with a boy ten years ago. Which one is his?

Adding to that, Chitoge’s dad tells Raku that they were good friends as children. And it was ten years ago! I was beginning to think that there were two girls that made a promise with Raku, and it looks like daddy confirms it as he also mentions that Kosaki was with them as well. Still, it’s funny that none of the three can remember anything but the promise. And why two different keys? Raku has even more to think about now! But at least he was able to get the locket fixed.

The three are starting to get very self conscious around each other, and Raku wonders what would happen if the girls remember that they all met ten before. What a triangle this is turning out to be! LOL But now Raku’s father says that there is a photo from ten years ago of Raku and a girl with a key that he had made a promise with! Hurry up and find it Raku![/details]

Episode 13 –

[details=spoiler]According to his father, that photo should be in the storehouse, so Raku searched all might for it and – nothing!

So, now the fickle boy is attracted to Tsugumi too? It would be hysterical if she had as key as well.

Raku is still tying to figure out which girl with the key is his girl with the key. He really needs to find that photo! And without thinking he almost blurted out that he likes Kosaki! He still prefers her over Chitoge, and wants her to be the one he had made the promise with.

Raku spends another night in the storeroom and finally finds the box that the picture is supposed to be in. Still, he hesitates in opening it. He finally opens the box and sees the photo right on top, but who is that girl? Not Kosaki and not Chitoge! There’s another girl? Of course there is! And he doesn’t remember this one either! LOL But dad might.

It looks like Raku and Chitoge might be getting a bit closer too, if Chitoge would be a bit honest with her feelings. But dad ruins that too when he tells the fake couple that there is a “complication” and “that kid” is coming to see Raku. Huh? What kid? Why, Raku’s fiancée of course! And that was a perfect time for the lightning to strike! LOL Funny that Raku and Chitoge had the same exact look on their faces. Disbelief mixed with shock! But it seems that this is the girl in the picture from ten years ago. The next episode is going to be a lot of fun![/details]

Episode 14 –

[details=spoiler]Raku’s dad actually forgot that he had made a promise with an old friend to let their children marry. This poor girl grew up knowing that she already had a fiancé. Raku is expected to entertain her during her visit, much to his dismay. But dad says that they have to keep his friend happy or things will get complicated. Wait – aren’t things already complicated in this story? LOL But they get worse when the fiancée transfers to Raku’s class. I guess it isn’t going to be a short visit after all.

I can see how dad thinks things might get complicated. Marika is the daughter of the police commissioner! Rejecting his daughter could be dangerous for dad and the gang. Marika has a supposedly frail constitution and uses that to get closer to Raku. She also mentions how her father may get upset if Raku rejects her. All this leads to another date with Raku’s other girls following to spy on him. And he thinks no one even knows about his date with Marika! LOL I did enjoy seeing Tsugumi undercover – Raku didn’t even recognize the beautiful girl when he asked her for directions! But Marika seems to be well aware of all the other girls following them. She even makes Chitoge reveal herself.

Once again, Raku has no past memories of Marika and that really annoys her. She blows up at Raku and he’s suddenly reminded of a girl named Marie. Could this be her? I really think that all these girls just need to get together and try out their keys already! LOL[/details]

Episode 15 –

[details=spoiler]So, Marika is the Marie that Raku had met ten years ago. And the Raku of ten years ago is turning out to be quite the busy bee. I suppose you are never too young to start gathering your harem. Of course this doesn’t help Raku with his problems now though. I bet he promised to marry all three girls back then! But I’m still waiting for more to show up.

At least Raku finally tells Chitoge and Kosaki that they all knew one another ten years ago, but the girls don’t remember either. Now that all three girls are together, they can compare keys. Did he promise to marry all of them? Raku is sure he only promised one girl, but his memory is off on everything else, so why not this?

Now that the girls and the keys are together, how inconvenient that the locket is still at the repair shop! I am waiting for a cat fight. LOL Once again, Kosaki can’t admit her feelings and Raku is disappointed to hear that she only thinks of him as a friend. Marika and Chitoge end up fighting over Kosaki.

Raku agrees to meet Marika’s father with the intention of getting him to call off the engagement. However, after meeting the scary man, Raku has second thoughts. And Marika is no help whatsoever. When she leaves the room, Raku confesses to Marika’s father that he does indeed love someone else. And things get complicated again when he tries to explain. So, what will Raku do next?[/details]

Nisekoi and Madoka Magica ‘exchange costumes’ in a new collaboration

Episode 16 –

[details=spoiler]A part time job brings Raku and Kosaki together, and I loved the fireworks sprouting out of Raku’s head. But I have to say that Kosaki’s mom is one scary lady! Raku passes the cooking test with mom and she tells him to marry into the family. Kosaki just turns red, but Raku is in heaven! LOL Mom really has the wrong idea about Raku and her daughter, but that’s what makes this situation so funny.

When mom leaves the shop, Raku and Kosaki are alone and Raku wishes it could be permanent. He’s all ready to start a family too. LOL He even gets jealous of the little old man that comes in and flirts with Kosaki. Kosaki asks Raku about Chitoge and tells him that she knows they really aren’t’ dating. He’s surprised, but also hopes to make his feelings for Kosaki known now. He just has to wait for the right moment.

Enter a typhoon! And mom can’t get home. And Raku has to stay. Be careful what you wish for Raku! LOL Now he really will be all alone with Kosaki – for the entire night! Being a gentleman, Raku does try to go home, but the bad weather goes against him. He has no choice but to stay where he is. Alone. With Kosaki. Will it be a dream or a nightmare?

For Kosaki’s view of the situation, well, she’s just as happy to have Raku all to herself. If she could only get the smirk off her face! LOL She starts to ask Raku about dinner and invites him up to her room without thinking. She goes to quickly clean it up and change. Kosaki is nervous about having Raku in her room and he’s just as nervous as he walks up the stairs that never seem to end.

Left alone while Kosaki goes to make tea, Raku’s imagination takes over. Bad boy! But then he sees an overturned picture on Kosaki’s desk and wonder if it’s a photo of someone she likes. Curiosity gets the better of him, but just as he’s about to peek, Kosaki returns. Nuts! From there, both are too nervous to talk about anything and Kosaki suggests playing a game. Raku berates her, telling her that’s what people do when they’ve run out of things to talk about.

They finally talk about junior high and when Kosaki pulls out her yearbook, Raku is very proud to think that he can spot Kosaki in every picture. But he can’t see himself in any of the pictures and Kosaki points him out. But will Raku see that she’s doing the same thing he is? Apparently not as the conversation changes again. Kosaki tells him that there was a girl in junior high that had a crush on him, but she will never tell him who. Raku is so dense! The talk turns to another of Raku’s friends and the conversation flows better after that. Once again, Raku wishes the moment could go on forever, but fate steps in again.

It gets really quiet and Kosaki opens a window to see that the storm is over. When Raku checks the news, it seems that the typhoon has gone off course and passed them. Being the gentleman again, Raku says he will go home, but secretly hopes Kosaki will stop him. But she agrees that it would be best if he left. Poor Raku! She sees him out, but as he begins to walk away, he turns back, and asks Kosaki for her email address. He was so happy when she agreed!

Kosaki is just as happy, but she’s so happy that she expects some kind of “divine punishment”. Don’t jinx yourself Kosaki! Being summer vacation, Kosaki wonders when she will see Raku again and begins to send him an email about the girl that liked him in junior high. Of course it was her. She erases it instead of sending it. Going home with a big grin on his face, Raku sends Kosaki a text and is thrilled when he gets a response. But he’s disappointed when Kosaki only wishes him a good night. Back to square one for these two! And I was so hopeful. Oh, well. But I did like the picture at the end of the girls dressed up like the characters from “World Conquest Zvezda Plot”.[/details]

Episode 17 –

[details=spoiler]Does Raku really need a “Romantic Relationship” charm? LOL He’s just so blind! When Chitoge shows up at the festival, Raku is given time off to be with his girlfriend. I wonder how he’s going to manage getting that charm with her around. And once Chitoge sees that Raku gets things for free, she decides it’s time for a date.

Unfortunately, Kosaki sees them together. She’s at the festival too – to buy one of those “Romantic Relationship” charms as well. Like she needs one! Marika runs into her and asks if she’s there to buy that special charm. Kosaki denies it of course, but how is she going to buy one with Marika around? Marika also sees Raku and Chitoge together and would like to do something about that. She and Kosaki end up spying on the couple.

Raku tries to slip away at one point, but Chitoge isn’t about to let her free ticket get away and ends up holding his hand. Raku pulls her through the crowd and does manage to snag a charm, but loses Chitoge. Seeing a hand sticking out of the crowd, he grabs it, thinking it’s Chitoge. However, it turns out to be Kosaki. Apparently the unneeded charm is already working. LOL And it’s also the first thing Kosaki notices.

Even though he’s with his dream girl, Raku wonders if Chitoge is okay. Meanwhile, she’s looking for him, annoyed that they’ve been separated in the crowd. There goes her free ticket! Raku wants to look for her, but Kosaki’s sandal breaks and being a gentleman, he of course has to help her out. That’s what Kosaki gets for wishing they could spend more time together. That charm really does work! Raku takes Kosaki to a secluded spot and fixes her sandal. He intends to go look for Chitoge now, but a cat has run off with his charm. In chasing the cat, Raku runs into Marika. The relationship charm works its magic again when he gets Marika, but loses the cat. The chase is on again!

Funny that Tsugumi is another one that came to the festival to buy the special charm and failed. But what does she need one for? Does she want to steal Raku away from her mistress? LOL The cat with the charm runs into her and drops the charm. Raku runs up to her and asks about the cat. Tsugumi points him in the right direction, but the cat comes back and runs off with the charm again. I did like that Tsugumi’s aim was so off at the shooting game, but Raku had no problem getting her a prize.

Shu is also at the festival with some friends in order to pick up girls. The cat drops the charm on Shu’s head when it jumps over him. He sees what it is and immediately tries to pick up a girl. Unfortunately, he picks the wrong one. The charm goes flying and is picked up by Chitoge. She returns it to Raku and he doesn’t recognize her at first. She’s wearing a yukata now and looks very pretty with her hair up. Raku blushes and tells her how nice she looks.

On the way back to the festival, Chitoge reads a sign and finds out just what kind of charm Raku is walking around with. The sign says that if a man gives this charm to a woman, it can be considered a proposal of marriage. She laughs and wonders who Raku will give the charm too. Raku decides the charm isn’t for him and tosses it to Chitoge. Does he even realize what he just did?! Chitoge is shocked and turns red. After some funny miscommunication about the charm, Chitoge’s sash begins to unravel. Raku wants to help her, but she doesn’t want him near her since she isn’t wearing any underwear.

As he tries to help her, Chitoge blames the charm for putting her in this situation. She tells Raku that she needs to think it over and he has no idea what she’s talking about. Then he sees the sign. And drops Chitoge’s sash in shock, telling her that it isn’t what she thinks. They end up fighting again. LOL The charm really failed in this case! Kosaki, Marika, and Tsugumi have found each other. Kosaki is wishing she could have spent more time with Raku. Marika seems kind of pleased with Raku’s aggressiveness, even if it was directed at a cat. Tsugumi is enjoying the prize that Raku won for her. And there is Shu in the background, too injured to join them. Oh, the wonders of a magical charm!!![/details]
[size=20]Nisekoi Manga #14 to Bundle Original Video Anime[/size]
posted on 2014-05-14 03:30 EDT
SHAFT’s TV anime staff to adapt manga chapters 58 & 64 for 25-minute OVA

This year’s 25th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Naoshi Komi’s 14th Nisekoi manga volume will bundle an original video anime (OVA). The 25-minute OVA will adapt two chapters from the manga: chapter 58 “Funshitsu” (in the manga’s seventh volume) and chapter 64 “Mikosan” (in the eighth volume).

Chief director Akiyuki Shinbo, director Naoyuki Tatsuwa, character designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama, the anime studio SHAFT, and the main cast are all returning for the OVA after working on the television anime. The October 3 bundle will include a jacket with an exclusive illustration, a special booklet, a new Weiss Schwarz PR card, a code for a limited costume in Nisekoi Majikore!?, and a 2015 mini calendar card.

The manga and anime revolve around Raku Ichijō (Kouki Uchiyama), a normal high school student who happens to be the heir to a yakuza group. The attractive but violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Tōyama), the heir to a rival yakuza group, transfers to his class, and the two must pretend to date to keep a war from breaking out between their families.

Viz Media is releasing the original manga digitally and in print. Aniplex of America plans to release the television anime series on home video, and Crunchyroll streamed the television anime as it aired in Japan.

Episode 18 –

[details=spoiler]Summer at the beach! And the whole gang gets to go. It’s a typical day at the beach for the guys and girls, but Chitoge is acting strangely jealous. Perhaps she’s finally realizing that she has feelings for Raku – or not. She’s still in denial at the moment. But now she’s acting really weird around Raku. Damn that relationship charm! LOL

A beautiful night on the beach and Kosaki joins Raku. Romantic, no? Well not really, since Kosaki wants to talk about Chitoge and why she seems down. When they finally realize that they are alone – together – Kosaki asks if she can kiss Raku. Unfortunately, Chitoge is behind them and overhears Kosaki’s request. Now she knows that Kosaki likes Raku.

Kosaki suddenly realizes what she just said and goes into a panic. She really hopes she just didn’t say that out loud! She sneaks a peek at the still unresponsive Raku. And he wakes up, having just dozed off. So he never heard her request. Nuts! Kosaki is devastated and returns to the inn alone.

Chitoge convinces herself that she didn’t hear what she heard. After all, Kosaki isn’t forward like that. And the next day, Chitoge is back to being confused. Kosaki approaches her, ready to listen if Chitoge has a problem she can help with. As they talk, they end up building a sand sculpture that was definitely inspired by “Attack on Titan”. There is even a body sticking out of one of the giant’s mouths, and another corps member standing on its head, ready to attack. LOL Love the detail!

Chitoge seeks advice for her “friend” that has been acting strangely around a certain boy. Silly Kosaki thinks Chitoge is talking about Tsugumi. Chitoge has a fit when Kosaki tells her that her “friend” obviously has a crush on the boy. From this angle, the sand city is a mishmash of different buildings from different eras and countries, and a dragon is attacking one of the giants. LOL But Chitoge still refuses to believe that she’s in love with Raku, although it does make sense. And she and Kosaki bond a bit.

Another beautiful night on the beach, and Chitoge is walking along the shore, still trying to make sense of things. She’s still sure that she doesn’t have those kinds of feelings for Raku, but her body is telling her differently. When she’s missing for the group’s fireworks, Raku goes looking for Chitoge. He wishes he knew why she’s been acting so weird lately.

Raku finds Chitoge and they talk, but she has no intention of sharing her problem with him, and smacks him instead. Poor Raku is left trying to figure out what he did. Chitoge brings up their fake relationship and finds out that Raku doesn’t hate her as much as he once did. Then she wonders if things would have worked out if they had really been dating. Now Raku is the one wondering why he feels this way. However, he tells her that no, their relationship would not have worked out.

Raku goes on to tell her that she isn’t his type and brings up all her bad points. He really hurt Chitoge and apologizing, she runs away. For the rest of the summer vacation, Chitoge does not speak to Raku. When school starts again, Raku is fuming over how Chitoge hasn’t taken any of his calls or answered his texts. He doesn’t get why she’s so mad at him. When Chitoge finally enters the classroom, she takes her seat, and acts coldly towards Raku, evading his questions.

It’s almost time for the Cultural Festival and Shu has decided that they will be doing “Romeo and Juliet”. Then he nominates Chitoge and Raku for the leads. Chitoge refuses. I see a disaster coming! LOL[/details]