“Nisekoi” Manga Gets Live-Action Film Slated For December Premiere In Japan

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Chitoge, I mean Nisekoi fans rejoice as the 20th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump has announced that Naoshi Komi’s Nisekoi manga will be getting a live-action film adaptation slated to be released this December in Japan. Viz Media describes the manga:

It’s hate at first sight—or rather a knee to the head at first sight —when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki! Unfortunately, Raku’s gangster father arranges a false love match between Raku and their rival gang leader’s daughter, who just so happens to be Chitoge! Raku’s searching for his childhood sweetheart from ten years ago, however, with a pendant around his neck as a memento…but he can’t even remember the girl’s name or face!

Aniplex of America released both seasons of the anime adaptation on home video, which are also available streaming on Crunchyroll and linked above. It’s a really fun series, once you realize who best girl really is.

For those unfamiliar with Nisekoi (Nisekoi: False Love outside of Japan), the series was originally created by Naoshi Komi. This story follows Raku, the son of a Yakuza leader, and Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang, who must pretend to date while in public as the result of a secret meeting between their two gangs hoping to end their fighting. But Raku is still intent on learning the secret behind a locket he wears, and a promise he made on the locket to marry a girl he knew during childhood.

The series was first conceived as a one-shot in Shueisha’s Jump NEXT magazine before being serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2012. VIZ Media licensed the series for an English language release in the West, and has since been collected into 25 volumes since its end in 2016. The series was adapted into an anime series by Shaft in 2014, and it’s 20 episode or so run is currently available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu.

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