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Nisekoi Romantic Comedy Manga's Story Enters 'Climax'

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

This year's 28th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi - False Love manga is entering the story's "climax" in the next issue, which Shueisha will publish on June 20. The chapter will feature a center color page. (Note: While in Japanese, the word "climax" written in the phonetic katakana alphabet often refers to the final chapter of a manga, the word used in this instance is kakyō, the Japanese word for "climax").

The manga is a romantic comedy that follows the story of high-schooler and yakuza family member Raku Ichijo, who is forced into a fake relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of a rival gang's boss, and they must pretend to be in love so as to prevent their rival families from fighting. While acting out their romance, Raku realizes that Chitoge has a mysterious key from her past, which she can't remember, and he has a pendant that can only be unlocked by his childhood sweetheart. To complicate matters, two more girls with keys also appear.

Komi drew the original "Nisekoi" one-shot manga in Shueisha's Jump Next! magazine in early 2011, and turned it into a manga series in November of the same year. Shueisha shipped the manga's 23rd compiled book volume on June 3. Viz Media's English version of Weekly Shonen Jump is serializing chapters of the manga in English, and the company also published the manga's 15th compiled volume in print on May 3.

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