Welcome to Anime of the week number #53. Do you enjoy watching romantic comedies? Then I got the anime for you! The anime is Nisekoi
Season 1 ~ Jan. 11th, 2014 ~ May 24th, 2014 (Winter 2014)
Season 2 ~ Apr. 10th, 2015 ~ Jun. 26Th, 2015 (Spring 2015)
Raku Ichijou, a first-year student at Bonyari High School, is the sole heir to an intimidating yakuza family. Ten years ago, Raku made a promise to his childhood friend. Now, all he has to go on is a pendant with a lock, which can only be unlocked with the key which the girl took with her when they parted.
Now, years later, Raku has grown into a typical teenager, and all he wants is to remain as uninvolved in his yakuza background as possible while spending his school days alongside his middle school crush Kosaki Onodera. However, when the American Bee Hive Gang invades his family’s turf, Raku’s idyllic romantic dreams are sent for a toss as he is dragged into a frustrating conflict: Raku is to pretend that he is in a romantic relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the beautiful daughter of the Bee Hive’s chief, so as to reduce the friction between the two groups. Unfortunately, reality could not be farther from this whopping lie—Raku and Chitoge fall in hate at first sight, as the girl is convinced he is a pathetic pushover, and in Raku’s eyes, Chitoge is about as attractive as a savage gorilla.
Nisekoi follows the daily antics of this mismatched couple who have been forced to get along for the sake of maintaining the city’s peace. With many more girls popping up his life, all involved with Raku’s past somehow, his search for the girl who holds his heart and his promise leads him in more unexpected directions than he expects.
After watching Nisekoi I was satisfied, but also displeased. Season one does a great job on outlining every character which makes it entertaining to watch. Season two on the other hand feels more of fan service than following up on the story from the prequel. Don’t get me wrong season two does bring to the table after finishing season one, but it doesn’t bring much of that story drive as it did in season one.
The thing I liked most about this anime is how you feel the need to choose a side on which girl should be the one to be at Raku’s side. It’s honestly just a love triangle throughout the anime, but I wouldn’t really say a triangle since there is more than two girls involved.
Overall I think it’s something anyone could pick up. Even though the anime is left off on a cliffhanger I’m sure you could follow the rest of the story in the manga. If not then you’ll just be left wondering what’s the outcome of everyone in the anime. I hope everyone enjoyed taking the time to read my review and if so let me know in the comments!
Seasons & Episodes:
Season 1 ~ 20 Episodes
Season 2 ~ 12 Episodes
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