A harem with a twist

Nisekoi definitely stands out amongst other harem anime, and does so in the best possible way.

I went in to Niskoi with no knowledge but that in My Anime List's description; I had no idea of the hilarity that would ensue. I didn't even read the tags, so I had no idea it was a harem anime, I thought it was just going to be between the one the MC is forced to be with, and the one he wants to be with.

With a unique plot, and a diverse set of characters, Nisekoi manages to buck the trend which I have seen among other harem anime, and manages to deliver comedy on a level I haven't experienced since Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! Every episode had me laughing, which is rare, even for a comedy anime.

English Name:

Nisekoi: False Love

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03/Jun/2019 at 17:04

The anime never gives a solid end

This is my only real complaint about Nisekoi. I will be reading the manga at some point, in a hope to get the answer the anime doesn't give; who's key unlocks the locket.

3 of the 4 girls who want Raku, sorry Tsugumi, have a key, and a chance to open Raku's pendant, but the anime doesn't say who has the key. Whilst I don't mind who opens it, as long as it's not Tachibana, it would be nice to know who has the key. 

To say the pendant and the key to open it are quite large plot points, it makes little sense as to not have the pendant get opened by the end. 

Some top notch character interactions

With a decent sized cast, you expect that some characters would be forgettable, but that isn't really the case. Even Paula, who enters the series quite late, is memorable, and that's quite a feat.

But it's not just about remembering the characters, it's about how they interact with one another. It's safe to say, they interact like you would expect normal people to interact. They're not best friends at first sight, when there were no preexisting relationships, and they slowly warm up to each other. The most obvious case of this is Raku and Chitoge. 

I'm a sucker for a good tsundere, and Chitoge is a great one, in my opinion. From the way she starts her relationship with Raku, all the way up until the point she realises her feelings for him, and beyond. Not once do you think her actions are out of character, even when she sits alone at the beach and Raku goes to comfort her. 

And whilst Chitoge is struggling to figure out her feelings for Raku, Onodera already has them well under wraps. She knows what she wants, and she'll do her darnedest to fail at taking advantage of every opportunity she gets.
I feel sorry for Ruri, I really do. She manages to make some great opportunities for Onodera, only for her to blow them.

And then there the shit one Tachibana... I really didn't like her. Everything about her is annoying. Whilst she creates some good humour, and dynamic, I would have much rather had less of her and more of Tsugumi, as Tsugumi doesn't get enough attention.

(But I'm still team Chitoge)

Nisekoi was a lot of fun to watch, and one of the longer anime I've watched this year, along with Steins:Gate, and I'm glad it was long as a single 12 episode series wouldn't have been nearly enough.

I've been watching Clannad and Steins:Gate 0, but Steins:Gate 0 doesn't really change my previous review on the series as it's just as good. Clannad will probably be the next one to get a review, unless I pick up something else before the end of the week that I like more. But that's all for next time, so until then じゃね!see ya.