Sunday 31 August 2014

Nisekoi Chapters 1-133 review

Nisekoi Chapters 1-133 Story & Art by Naoshi Komi Review

From Viz Manga: “It was hate at first sight... rather a knee-to-the-head at first sight when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki! Unfortunately, Raku’s gangster father arranges a false love match with their rival’s daughter, who just so happens to be Chitoge! However, Raku’s searching for his childhood sweetheart from ten years ago, with a pendant around his neck as a memento, and he can't even remember her name or face!”

                Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, Nisekoi is comedy wise a great series. The art is well done perhaps more than it has any right being. That being said, narrative wise it is (at least thus far) yet another in a very long line of harem manga. The only other notable aspect of the series is the absence of fan service in many chapters.

                Nisekoi especially in more recent chapters has cast aside things like plot in favour of mindless comedy. To be fair, said comedy is done rather effectively. Quality wise the episodic plots vary wildly. The characters are rather one note with the protagonist in particular being rather bland. In conclusion, Nisekoi is largely forgettable and at times uncomfortable. Skip it. 

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