Nisekoi: False Love (Second Season)
Review By: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Comedy, School, Harem, Gang-Rivalry Romance
First Aired: Spring 2015, 12 episodes
Summary: Raku and the girls are back to continue their high school adventure of curiosity surrounding the mysterious key and locket! Nisekoi’s second season uses the classic harem formula of not only bringing back all the familiar characters from the first season, but adding a new character to the mix, Kosaki’s younger sister Haru (sounds a lot like Rosario + Vampire…). What’s going to happen with Raku? Will he be able to keep up appearances in his false relationship with Chitoge? Will we finally learn the truth behind the locket?
The second season of Nisekoi provides a decent continuation of the first season. The series drives me crazy because I wish Raku would just ask the girls about the locket and get it over with. Beyond that, why doesn’t he just forget about the locket and fall in love with whomever he wants, instead of staying true to a promise he made to a nameless girl? I don’t know, maybe it’s just me that thinks that way. If Raku thought that way, I guess there wouldn’t be a series.
Besides that, I enjoyed Nisekoi. The series knows what it is and does a decent job of telling its story. Harem anime usually has one character I root for throughout the entire series, but Nisekoi succeeded in making me change my mind several times about which characters should end up together. There were times I was rooting for Kosaki, but other times I was going for Chitoge. I even wanted Seishirou and Raku to end up together!
You might enjoy this if: You watched the first season and demand to know who is behind the mysterious locket.
You might not like it if: Harems drive you crazy and you want people to immediately confess their love for one another.
Note to the Viewer: If you are ready for a hilarious parody episode, watch episode 8. It is a parody of magical girls, which is odd and caught me by surprise because Nisekoi has nothing to do with magical girls.
AMV – Blank Space by 弃疗的某菌
(Warning, the AMV contains minor spoilers, nothing major though)