I’m reaaaaaallllllyyy getting myself into a pickle taking on this much manga in such a period of time, but whatever.
Anyway, I read the one shot of Nisekoi (which was pretty much an extremely abridged version of the full manga series with some key differences), and I was hooked.
Main Character (Ichijou Raku)
- Is a male.
- Isn’t a good fighter, but isn’t a pussy.
- Not afraid to call a girl a monkey, gorilla, etc repeatedly.
- Is the son of a gang boss.
Main Female Character (Kirisaki Chitoge)
- Beats the shit out of people.
- Yells all the time.
- Part American, Part Japanese (just like O-Ren Ishii from Kill Bill [without the Chinese]).
- Kill Bill is the best movie ever made.
- You don’t like Kill Bill?
- You are a FUCK.
- Go die if you don’t like it.
- She still has her own moral code to follow (I’m talking about Kirisaki Chitoge again).
- She is the daughter of a gang that rivals Ichijou Raku’s father’s gang.
- She’s not cute at all.
Main Character (Onodera Kosaki)
- Has the key! But is it the right key?
- Is really kind of a third wheel, which is necessary in this manga to add a cool element to the fiery tandem of Ichijou and Kirisaki.
- Is a sense of calm in terms of personality, but in terms of bringing an X factor to the plot, she’s HUGE.
- Yeah, we kinda got a love triangle. Never a bad thing.
- Fantastic facial expressions.
- The thing I like most about this manga is that there’s never a dull moment.
- Funny misconceptions.
- Awkward confessions/confession-like moments.
- Crude language.
- Constant name calling/ass whopping.
- Girl with deadpan expression but not a deadpan personality. She’s very blunt and sort of a schemer.
- Very good art, translations from the Imperial Scans.
- Many many many different “promises from ten years ago.” Like pretty much every character has made a promise ten years ago to a significant other, but none of them can remember the name or face of these people.
The Biggest Fact
- BAM Moments GALORE. Once you get into the 20s (chapters) then there’s a BAM moment ever 12 pages or so, it’s absolutely AWESOME.