Learn Japanese with Anime: “Nisekoi” (Advanced Level)


Webmaster Review

93% Outstanding

Animations that you admire are not always appreciated by people around you. "Nisekoi" is one such anime. The characters in this anime are all cute in appearance, character and behavior. The two heroines of Chitoge and Kosaki will surely attract you. The animation production company "SHAFT", which is famous for its extremely unique production, made the anime. In particular, the color and sound effects are highly praised. The story itself is a romantic comedy that is easy to understand, but it is full of originality and ingenuity, so you can watch it without getting bored.

  • Story/Worldview 95 %
  • Character 100 %
  • Animation/Background 95 %
  • Songs/Sound 85 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 90 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %


1. Information

Title (Eng)Nisekoi
Title (Jpn)ニセコイ
Aired Year2014
GenresRomance, Comedy



2. Synopsis

Raku Ichijou, a first-year student at Bonyari High School, is the sole heir to an intimidating yakuza family. Ten years ago, Raku made a promise to his childhood friend. Now, all he has to go on is a pendant with a lock, which can only be unlocked with the key which the girl took with her when they parted.

Now, years later, Raku has grown into a typical teenager, and all he wants is to remain as uninvolved in his yakuza background as possible while spending his school days alongside his middle school crush Kosaki Onodera. However, when the American Bee Hive Gang invades his family’s turf, Raku’s idyllic romantic dreams are sent for a toss as he is dragged into a frustrating conflict: Raku is to pretend that he is in a romantic relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the beautiful daughter of the Bee Hive’s chief, so as to reduce the friction between the two groups. Unfortunately, reality could not be farther from this whopping lie—Raku and Chitoge fall in hate at first sight, as the girl is convinced he is a pathetic pushover, and in Raku’s eyes, Chitoge is about as attractive as a savage gorilla.

Nisekoi follows the daily antics of this mismatched couple who have been forced to get along for the sake of maintaining the city’s peace. With many more girls popping up his life, all involved with Raku’s past somehow, his search for the girl who holds his heart and his promise leads him in more unexpected directions than he expects.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/18897/Nisekoi



3. Advanced can Learn Japanese with This Anime

This anime has a very high prevalence of difficult words, 10.8 terms/episode. In particular, most of the difficult words are idioms, and Japanese learners will find them more difficult than the numbers. I would like to recommend the study of Japanese in this anime to students of Advanced and above. Also, because of the appearance of voiceless texts such as notes and letters, the language ability of Reading in Japanese is required.


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 10.9 terms/episode= 217 / 20
Difficulty Level12th grade= High School
Total Difficulty Score130.8 points= 10.9 * 12
Comprehensive JudgmentHardin 130.0 to 209.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerAdvanced 




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