Monday, April 11, 2016

Manga Review: Nisekoi: False Love, Volume 14, by Naoshi Komi

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Volumes: 21+
Spoilers?: Not really.
Volume: 1. 13. 15.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Love triangle! Comedic antics!! Gang warfare?! You won’t want to miss out on Shonen Jump's laugh-out-loud feel-good manga series! It's hate at first sight when Raku Ichijo first meets Chitoge Kirisaki. But much to their chagrin, the two are forced into a false love relationship to keep the peace between their feuding gangster families.

Raku reconnects with another childhood friend—Yui Kanakura. Back in the day, Yui was like an older sister to Raku, but now she’s the head of a Chinese mafia syndicate! While in Japan, she’s Raku's new homeroom teacher, and she'll be living together with him. Perhaps she can help Raku remember his past with Chitoge, Onodera and Marika…


This volume has a lot of the same episodic comedy plots. Raku gets sick, and everyone comes to visit him. For the perverted plot, Raku and Tsugumi have to pretend to be a couple undercover on a cruise, leading to Tsugumi dressing in several revealing outfits. Each character has to have a parent/teacher conference where they discuss their future careers, and some of them actually have ideas about it.
But, of course, the main plot point of the volume, is when another girl for the harem is introduced. She knew Raku and the rest of them when they were younger, and she’s just a little older than them. But smart enough to be their teacher.
Of course, I’m not a fan of another girl being introduced, when we already have so many possible members who could be holding the key. I don’t think she’s a real contender for that, but still. I wish they’d introduce some new boys for once, even out the cast a little.
I am still reading, as I do still love this series. It’s fun and funny and sweet. I look forward to the next one, always.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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