Monday, May 23, 2016

Manga Review: Nisekoi: False Love, Volume 15, by Naoshi Komi

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Volumes: 22+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 14. 16.

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's childhood friend Yui declares her love for Raku! When Chitoge overhears, she freaks out! Raku's left to spend the day alone with Yui after everyone in the house leaves for vacation. When Chitoge and the others catch wind of it, they'll do anything to stop the two from being alone!


Yui is continuing to cause trouble. I don’t take her as seriously as a contender for romance, and really wouldn’t mind a girl being introduced as a real character who doesn’t care about Raku romantically, so her declaring her love for Raku annoys me. I don’t mind her goading the other girls into embarrassing situations, though.
Next, Marika tries a new tactic to get Raku’s attention: ignoring him. This only concludes in a super sweet scene between them, though, where she gets all sappy and Raku is super sweet to her. Then we see a confession from Chitoge, to a side character, while trying to convince them of her “real” relationship with Raku.
The last big plot is a school festival, including a lot of very cute cosplay, and a beauty contest. The beauty contest was actually rather funny, with a surprise twist at the end, and I appreciated that. I do find Haru’s crush as annoying as Yui’s, and mostly just unnecessary, though. I do like her relationship with her sister. 
As always, a very fun volume.

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

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