Monday, September 14, 2015

Manga Review: Nisekoi: False Love, Volume 10, by Naoshi Komi

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Volumes: 19+
Spoilers?: Not really.
Volume: 1. 9. 11.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Raku notices that his good friend, Shu, is behaving strangely… Could it be that Shu’s in love?! And should Raku, perhaps the most clueless guy to ever exist, really be the one doling out love advice? Meanwhile, Chitoge’s upcoming birthday brings unexpected trouble!


Of course, there are a lot of comedic, light-hearted moments here. The group goes to a bath house accidentally together, then they come together to clean the school pool. But there are also a bit of serious developments happening.
Surprisingly, the biggest plotline goes to Shu. We find out he has a crush on their teacher, who’s marrying and leaving the school. This really shows the friendship between Shu and Raku. Shu tends to hide how he really feels by joking around, while butting into Raku’s life. But Raku can tell when something’s bothering him, and he’s there to push him, and again when he’s upset. I was a little surprised by how little Ruri had to do with this plot, actually.
Then Raku gets amnesia. This is both hilarious, because everyone freaks out and he’s so innocently sweet with no memory, and potentially plot changing, depending on what memories he gets back. I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes (even if I suspect it’ll be anticlimactic).
This series is always fun, and I look forward to the next one.

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