Nisekoi is less of a harem anime and more of a ‘how to fake date a tsundere girl’. The anime shows how two people in a forced relationship start falling obliviously in love while the boy gets surrounded by past love interests.
Nisekoi has 2 TV series, 2 OVAs, and 1 ONA that promotes the show.
Cute girls with cute and sometimes over-the-top shenanigans falling for a boy with no out of the ordinary traits are guilty pleasures for most people.
If you’re looking for a spicey rom-com with slapstick humor, then check out Nisekoi!
1. Release Order
I. TV Series
- Season 1: Nisekoi (2014)
- Season 2: Nisekoi: (2015)
- Nisekoi OVA (2015)
- Nisekoi: OVA (2016)
- Nisekoimonogatari (2015)
2. Where to Watch Nisekoi
3. Chronological Order
- Season 1: Nisekoi
- Season 2: Nisekoi
The recommended order to watch Nisekoi is its chronological order.
The OVAs are side stories, based on the filler chapters of the manga. If you want to watch them, watch the 2015 OVA after season 1 and 2016 OVA after season 2.
5. How much Time Will It Take To Watch?
It will take you 13 hours and 45 minutes to watch all the installments in Nisekoi.
This includes all the TV series, movies, ONAs, and specials.
If you follow the chronological order, you can complete the series in 13 hours and 44 minutes.
Here’s a quick list of each installment and their run time in order of their release:
- Season 1: Nisekoi (2014) – 480 minutes
- Nisekoi OVA (2015) – 26 minutes
- Nisekoimonogatari (2015) – 1 minute
- Season 2: Nisekoi: (2015) – 288 minutes
- Nisekoi: OVA (2016) – 30 minutes
6. Quick Review
Nisekoi has a very generic story that is usually found in harem anime. Despite the predictable plot, it is very engaging and exciting. The story is fresh in many aspects and has excellent pacing.
Characters play an essential role in making the story more engrossing. The characters follow typical archetypes in a generic plot, but somehow it just works and makes Nisekoi a fun show to watch.
The animation is absolutely stunning! The character designs are unique and beautiful. The exaggerated actions and emotions of every character
The soundtrack of Nisekoi is catchy as well as emotional, depending on the situation and mood. The music provides more depth to the story and makes it better.
7. Manga Reading Order
Nisekoi anime leaves many manga chapters out, so it is recommended that you read the manga from the beginning for the best experience.
I. Main Series
- Nisekoi: False Love (2011-2016)
II. Side Series
- Nisekoi: Urabana (2013)
- Nisekoi Bangai-hen: Ticket (2018)
- Magical Pâtissière Kosaki-chan!! (2014)
- Koi no Kamisama (2007)
- Nisekyuu!! (2013)
- Ore Koi!! (2013)
8. About Nisekoi
Nisekoi is a romantic comedy manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Komi.
Raku Ichijo and Chitoge Kirisaki are the heirs of rival Yakuza groups, are forced into a fake relationship to maintain peace between the two groups.
However, their fake love starts blossoming into true love without them realizing it.
Trouble stirs up when Raku’s past loves to come back to his life, creating messy situations, tangled hearts, and pure feelings.