The BEST episodes of Nisekoi

Every episode of Nisekoi ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Nisekoi!

Nisekoi follows high school student Raku Ichijou, the son of a leader in the yakuza faction Shuei-Gumi, and Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of a boss in a rival gang known as Beehive. They unexpectedly meet when Chitoge hops a wall and knees Raku in the face. After she runs off, Raku realizes he has lost his pendant which was given to him by his childhood sweetheart with whom he made a secret promise. After discovering Chitoge is a new transfer student in his class, he forces her to help him look for the pendant. During the search, they begin to dislike each other. Upon returning home, Raku learns that the Shuei-Gumi and Beehive gangs have agreed to settle their feud by pairing their leaders' children. Raku learns that his girlfriend-to-be is none other than Chitoge. For the next three years, they must pretend to be in a relationship to maintain peace between the gangs. This turns out to be quite a challenging task, not only because of their hatred for one another, but also because Raku has a crush on another schoolmate, Kosaki Onodera, whom he secretly wishes was the girl who bears the key to his pendant. Various developments complicate the situation, including Chitoge's over-protective bodyguard, a female hitman, a girl who claims to be Raku's fiancée, and the existence of multiple keys.

Last Updated: 1/8/2023Network:Tokyo MX
84 votes

#1 - Celebration

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/22/2014

It's Chitoge's birthday. Seishirou is planning a surprise party for her, and she invites all her friends. Raku and Onodera go out together to get birthday presents for Chitoge. But are they on a date now?

84 votes

#2 - Showtime

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/24/2014

With Chitoge's inclusion into their cast, the play commences with Shu as the narrator taking their performance into a comedic turn, adding nonsensical subplots into the play's story for the enjoyment of the audience but for the chagrin to some of its casts. Nevertheless, the play finishes, gaining warm admiration from the audience while Chitoge recognizes her true love for Raku. With their usual relationship back in place, Chitoge apologizes to Raku for her harsh behavior and adds that she will still be herself in front of him. During a conversation with Kosaki, Raku takes notice of Kosaki's desire of playing the role of Juliet. To compensate for not having played her role, as a result Raku and Kosaki reprise their roles as Romeo and Juliet respectively and did a private play for themselves as Chitoge looks into the horizon and remarks the conclusion of their memorable cultural festival.

Hot Spring
90 votes

#3 - Hot Spring

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/8/2014

While on an open-air school trip, Raku mistakenly ends up in the women's hot spring. When his female classmates show up to bathe, he must try and find a way to escape before being caught and labelled as a peeping tom.

After School
84 votes

#4 - After School

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/5/2014

Raku finds the photo that was taken ten years ago. It's the photo of Raku and the girl he made a promise with. The girl turns out to be…

81 votes

#5 - Confirmation

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/29/2014

Chitoge tells Raku about the boy she made a promise with ten years ago. Raku admits that he, too, made a promise with a girl ten years ago. They decide to try and see if Chitoge's key would open up Raku's locket. But…

86 votes

#6 - Lottery

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/15/2014

The students are holding their annual Test of Courage. There is a lottery, and the boys and girls are pairing up and holding hands. Raku wants to get paired up with Onodera more than anything, but Chitoge has gone missing in the woods in a ghost costume!

81 votes

#7 - Ordeal

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/12/2014

Raku's dad gives Raku the news that he actually has a fiancée and that she is coming to see him . He wants Raku to entertain her. She is the girl from the photo taken ten years ago!

At the Beach
87 votes

#8 - At the Beach

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/10/2014

The gang goes down to the beach to enjoy the last days of summer. Chitoge starts acting very strange after seeing Raku with Marika and Onodera. Is she starting to realize she is actually in love with Raku?

Festival Day
80 votes

#9 - Festival Day

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/3/2014

Raku runs into Chitoge at the festival. Seeing that many things come free when she is with Raku, Chitoge decides to hang out with him. However, there is only one thing on Raku's mind… To purchase a romantic relationship charm!

81 votes

#10 - Typhoon

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/26/2014

Onodera asks Raku if he could take on a part-time job at her family's Japanese Sweets shop. He agrees, not wanting to miss the chance of seeing her. A storm breaks out, and now Raku has no choice but to stay at Onodera's home with no one else around. And…

The Play
87 votes

#11 - The Play

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/17/2014

Due to Chitoge's refusal of accepting the role in their play, Kosaki steps in and takes the role as Juliet with Raku as Romeo. Whilst in the midst of rehearsals, Raku and Chitoge gets into a heated argument over their fake relationship. As Raku vehemently states how dysfunctional things are between them and is considering to end their ties, Chitoge slaps Raku out of indignation. On the day of their play, Kosaki gets injured after rescuing a fellow classmate from a fall. With no one else to take over Kosaki in her role as Juliet, Raku approaches Chitoge and convinces her to take the part. After Raku apologizes and admits he doesn't despise Chitoge as the latter had presumed, Chitoge leans unto Raku and accepts the role as his Juliet.

Three Keys
88 votes

#12 - Three Keys

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/19/2014

Marika explains to Raku how they first met. He tries to remember the details, but it's hard for him. She takes him to her home to meet her father. Raku wants to call off the engagement, but he is so scared of Marika's father!

85 votes

#13 - Rival

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/22/2014

A new transfer student arrives at the school. The girls fall in love with him, while the boys can't help having feelings of jealousy. It turns out that the new student is an old friend of Chitoge. Will Raku be able to handle having a rival?

87 votes

#14 - Happiness

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/1/2014

Claude is training Tsugumi for her mission of finding out the truth about the relationship between Raku and Chitoge. Tsugumi is going through some changes, and she seeks advice from people around her. Could it be possible that she is in love?

The Visit
87 votes

#15 - The Visit

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/1/2014

Chitoge's Friend Notebook is helping her make friends. Onodera seems happy that Raku and Chitoge are such a lovey-dovey couple, even though she has feelings for him. Raku can't wait for Onodera to come over to his place for the study group he's having.

Two of a Kind
90 votes

#16 - Two of a Kind

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/25/2014

Raku wants to talk to Kosaki and explain to her that he’s not going out with Chitoge. All the other students are very curios about Raku and Chitoge's relationship, while Claude is still suspicious of what is going on. Raku finally decides to consult Shu.

The Promise
136 votes

#17 - The Promise

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/11/2014

Raku Ichijo is a normal high school student. But, he also happens to be the son and heir to a yakuza clan called the "Shuei-gumi." Raku was never popular with the girls but 10 years ago, he met a girl and they promised each other that "they will get married" when they reunited. Raku still keeps the pendant that the girl gave him 10 years ago. One morning, while Raku was walking to school, a girl suddenly came falling from atop a wall and kicked Raku. That girl turned out to be, Chitoge Kirisaki, the girl that transferred to Raku's class.

85 votes

#18 - Swimming

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/2014

Ruri talks to Onodera about her feelings for Raku and the promise she made ten years ago. Ruri asks Chitoge to join the girls' swim team and invites Raku, Chitoge and Onodera to the swimming practice, in hopes of investigating their true feelings.

90 votes

#19 - Encounter

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/18/2014

Raku and Chitoge have their first fake date. Raku wishes it was Kosaki instead of Chitoge. Kosaki is convinced that they are a couple, but she doesn't seem to be bothered by it. Will Raku be able to confess his feelings to Kosaki?

Borrowing and Lending
90 votes

#20 - Borrowing and Lending

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/15/2014

Chitoge faces surprising difficulties in her attempts to thank Raku for rescuing her. After discovering the true nature of Chitoge and Raku’s relationship, Onodera tries to muster up the courage to confess her true feelings for Raku.

40 votes

#21 - Mother

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/1/2015

Raku is working extra hard as Ms. Hana's secretary in order to give her some time to spend Christmas Eve with Chitoge. However, is Ms. Hana really interested in getting together with her daughter?

36 votes

#22 - Need

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/24/2015

Christmas is just around the corner... Shu tells the gang that they should throw a party. However, Chitoge has other plans. Her mom is coming to visit, and Chitoge's dad wants to introduce Raku to her!

34 votes

#23 - Sister

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/22/2015

Kosaki's younger sister, Haru, finally enters high school. After hearing unsavory rumors about Raku, Haru is none too pleased about him trying to get close to her sister.

30 votes

#24 - Support

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/12/2015

Suspecting something is up, Raku asks Shu which girl he is crushing on. Will Raku be able to get the truth out of him?

The Search / Just Testing
36 votes

#25 - The Search / Just Testing

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/26/2015

In her rush to school for being late, Chitoge lost her ribbon. The gang forms a search party for the said ribbon but no avail. After Raku fails to gull Chitoge with a newly-bought ribbon, Chitoge dashes to retrieve her real ribbon at a distance but is seemingly ripped apart by a passing train. However, Raku reveals that the wrecked ribbon was actually his and Chitoge's ribbon is safe at his hands, much to Chitoge's excitement. After reading a light novel, Chitoge practices in confessing her love to Raku which is constantly hindered by embarrassment. But after consulting her father and Raku, Chitoge decides to postpone her confession for the time being and use it to spend more time with her fake boyfriend

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