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  • TV-PG
  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.2  (4,072)

Nisekoi is a romantic comedy anime that aired from 2014 to 2016. The show is based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Naoshi Komi. The anime was produced by Aniplex and directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and Naoyuki Tatsuwa. The story follows the life of Raku Ichijou, a high school student from a prominent yakuza family who dreams of a quiet and peaceful life. However, his life takes an unexpected turn when he is forced to pretend to be in a romantic relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of a rival gang leader. Raku and Chitoge have a rocky start and cannot stand each other. Despite their initial animosity towards each other, they decide to work together to maintain the facade of their relationship to prevent a gang war.

Throughout the series, Raku tries to uncover the identity of the girl he made a promise to ten years ago. The promise was made during their childhood, and Raku has been keeping a pendant that the girl gave him as a memento. He believes that the girl he made the promise to is his one true love. However, he has no idea who she is, and his journey to find her leads to a series of misunderstandings and comical situations.

The show is filled with a cast of eccentric and lovable characters. Raku's childhood friend, Kosaki Onodera, is secretly in love with him and has a very shy personality. Seishirou Tsugumi, the bodyguard of Chitoge, is a skilled fighter and has a complex about her gender. Marika Tachibana, who initially appears to be a clingy girl, is revealed to be the daughter of a high-ranking police officer. She is also in love with Raku and will do anything to win his heart.

The animation of Nisekoi is beautifully done, with bright and vibrant colors that bring life to the characters and the world they inhabit. The soundtrack is also delightful, with a mix of catchy tunes and emotional melodies that help to set the mood of each scene. The voice acting is superb, with each actor capturing their character's personality and quirks perfectly.

The show is divided into two seasons, with a total of 32 episodes. The pacing of the story is consistent throughout, with a mix of comedy, romance, and drama that keeps the audience engaged. The show also explores the themes of love, trust, and loyalty, as Raku and Chitoge try to navigate their complicated relationship while dealing with the expectations of their respective families.

One of the strengths of Nisekoi is its humor. The show has a lot of comedic moments, from the characters' exaggerated reactions to the absurd situations they find themselves in. The humor is lighthearted and serves as a welcome relief from the tense and serious moments of the show. The comedic timing is also impeccable, with the jokes delivered at just the right moment to maximize their impact.

In addition to the humor, the show also has its fair share of emotional moments. The romance between Raku and Chitoge is a slow burn, but it is one that is worth investing in. Their relationship grows and develops over the course of the show, and there are many heartwarming moments that show the depth of their feelings for each other. The show also explores the relationships between other characters, and how their loyalty and trust in each other affect their lives.

In conclusion, Nisekoi is a delightful romantic comedy anime that is perfect for anyone who loves a good love story. The show has a diverse and entertaining cast of characters, wonderful animation, and a memorable soundtrack. The show is a rollercoaster ride of emotions, with moments of laughter, romance, and drama that will keep the audience engaged until the very end.

Nisekoi is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (32 episodes). The series first aired on January 11, 2014.

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The Search / Just Testing
12. The Search / Just Testing
June 26, 2015
Chitoge wishes to tell Raku how she feels about him, but she is terrified of rejection. Will she manage to gather some courage?
I Want to Lose Weight / Good Morning
11. I Want to Lose Weight / Good Morning
June 19, 2015
Haru points out that Kosaki has been enjoying sweets a bit too much lately. After getting on the scale, Kosaki decides that it is time to lose some weight. Will she be able to control her irresistible hunger and turn her back to the haunting temptation?
10. Support
June 12, 2015
Suspecting something is up, Raku asks Shu which girl he is crushing on. Will Raku be able to get the truth out of him?
Cleanup Day / Visiting the Sick
9. Cleanup Day / Visiting the Sick
June 5, 2015
Raku pays a visit to Kosaki, since she has a cold. However, is it appropriate for a guy like him to go see a girl when her parents are out of town? What does Haru have to say about the situation?
Magical Patissiere Kosaki! / Work!
8. Magical Patissiere Kosaki! / Work!
May 29, 2015
Kosaki, Marika and Chitoge work together as magical girls to save the world from destruction. As Ichijo pitches in to help at the Onoderas' shop, Kosaki hopes he and Haru can become good friends.
Little Sister
7. Little Sister
May 22, 2015
Kosaki's younger sister, Haru, finally enters high school. After hearing unsavory rumors about Raku, Haru is none too pleased about him trying to get close to her sister.
6. Delicious
May 5, 2015
It's Valentine's Day and Raku dreads the idea of not receiving chocolate from anyone. Meanwhile, Chitoge, Kosaki, Marika, and Seishirou are all dealing with their own issues with what giving chocolate to someone entails.
Teach Me / Master Raku
5. Teach Me / Master Raku
May 8, 2015
Marika asks Raku to help her study, since her grades are very low. Raku agrees to tutor her, but Chitoge wants to tag along! Also, now Raku is given a pet he needs to take care of!
4. Mother
May 1, 2015
Raku is working extra hard as Ms. Hana's secretary in order to give her some time to spend Christmas Eve with Chitoge. However, is Ms. Hana really interested in getting together with her daughter?
3. Need
April 24, 2015
Christmas is just around the corner... Shu tells the gang that they should throw a party. However, Chitoge has other plans. Her mom is coming to visit, and Chitoge's dad wants to introduce Raku to her!
Grudge / Showdown
2. Grudge / Showdown
April 17, 2015
Tsugumi has a visitor from her past. Her dark, violent past... Now, she has to prove that she still has the skills she once had!
From Now On / Please Notice
1. From Now On / Please Notice
April 10, 2015
Now that Chitoge has come to terms with her feelings for Raku, she sets out to mold him into the ideal boyfriend! However, with Raku being the oblivious guy he is, just how many different ways can Chitoge try to get him to recognize her more?
Where to Watch Nisekoi
Nisekoi is available for streaming on the Aniplex website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Nisekoi on demand at Amazon Prime and Hulu.
  • Premiere Date
    January 11, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (4,072)