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Nisekoi School Romantic Comedy Manga Inspires Anime

posted on 2013-05-27 00:05 EDT
Double Arts' Komi pens story of high schoolers forced into false relationship by their yakuza families

A promotional poster for bookstores reveals that an anime adaptation of Naoshi Komi's romantic comedy manga Nisekoi has been green-lit. Shonen Jump's English website describes the story:

As a child, Raku Ichijo made a secret promise with his childhood sweetheart, keeping a pendant as a memento while his love took the key. He dreams of one day meeting his past love, but years later, reality smashes his hopes when Chitoge Kirisaki accidentally knees him in the face...

Though Raku's a normal high schooler, his family heads the notorious yakuza gang the Shuei-Gumi faction! And he's dragged into family affairs when he's forced into a relationship with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang's boss!

Despite their constant spats, the two somehow fool everyone with their false relationship. Raku then discovers that Chitoge has a mysterious key from her past, which she can't remember... Plus, two other girls appear with keys as well—Kosaki Onodera and Marika Tachibana!

Caught in the midst of this love maelstrom, even more complications arise for Raku when his class decides on Romeo and Juliet as the class's play for the school festival. Can the two false lovebirds pull off the impossible and make the play a success?!

Komi, the creator of the Double Arts manga, first made Nisekoi as a one-shot manga in Shueisha's seasonal Jump NEXT! magazine in 2011. Komi then launched the manga as a regular series in the main Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in November 2011. Viz Media's English version of Shonen Jump then began serializing the manga last year. The manga also inspired a "vomic" (voiced comic) with Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Haruka Tomatsu as the lead characters.

Shueisha registered the domain name Nisekoi.jp on May 17, and this year's 26th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump teased a "super-important announcement" in next week's issue.

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