Nisekoi Romantic Comedy Manga Reaches 'Climax' Chapter
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 35th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi - False Love manga will have its "climax" chapter in the magazine's next issue, which will be the combined 36th and 37th issue that will ship on August 8. The chapter will have 25 pages and a color opening page. While the word "climax" written in the phonetic katakana alphabet often refers to the final chapter of a manga, the announcement does not specifically note that the next chapter is the last.
The magazine previously noted last month that the manga is entering its 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.