AnimeLab Announces Nisekoi: for Simulcast
posted on by Jon Hayward
The announcement also included a subtitled trailer for the new series, we have embedded the trailer for your viewing below;
Raku Ichijō (Kouki Uchiyama) is an average high school student, well apart from being the sole heir to a Yakuza family known as the Shuei-gumi. Ten years ago Raku symbolised his love for a particular girl by giving her a key to a special locket that he keeps with him. But when the attractive yet violent Chitoge Kirisaku (Nao Tōyama) transfers to his school, Raku suddenly discovers that Chitoge is the heir to a rival family and and the only way to prevent a war between the two gangs is to pretend to be engaged to Chitoge.
Now in Nisekoi: (season two) Raku returns to his hunt for the key to his heart (locket) with the girls in tow, but with a new girl entering the equation will Raku's search be even more complicated?
The 14th and 16th manga volumes of Nisekoi: each bundled an original video anime (OVA) on DVD and the 17th volume will bundle an OVA as well. Chief director Akiyuki Shinbo, director Naoyuki Tatsuwa, character designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama, the anime studio SHAFT and the main cast are all returning for the OVAs after working on the television anime.
New cast members include Kotori Koiwai (Joshiraku, Mekaku City Actors) as Fū alongside Ayane Sakura and Manami Numakura (The [email protected], Shirobako) as Haru Onodera and Paula McCoy respectively.
The new season will premiere in Japan on Friday the 10th of April followed by broadcast on Tokyo MX channel. BS11 and MBS will then broadcast the episode on April 14. The series has already been licensed in North America by Aniplex of America and will be streaming on the Aniplex Channel, Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Daisuki services. Crunchyroll has clarified that Nisekoi: will be streamed in North America, Central America, and South America and premium members will be able to access the first episode on April the 10th, free users will follow a week later.
Nisekoi: adapts Naoshi Komi's romantic comedy manga that has been serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump since November 2012. The series has since been collected into 13 volumes and published in English by Viz Media in both digital and print formats. Madman Entertainment licensed Nisekoi - False Love (season one) for AnimeLab in November 2014.