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The Best Episodes of Nisekoi

Every episode of Nisekoi ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Nisekoi!

Nisekoi follows high school students Raku Ichijo, 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 locket 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 locket. During the search, they begin to dislike each other.[8] 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 locket. 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.


Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Nisekoi" is "Mother", rated 8.7/10 from 89 user votes. It was directed by Taro Kubo and written by Muneo Nakamoto. "Mother" aired on 5/1/2015 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "I Want to Lose Weight / Good Morning".

  • Mother
    8.7/10 89 votes

    #1 - Mother

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-05-01

    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?

    Director: Taro Kubo

    Writer: Muneo Nakamoto

  • I Want to Lose Weight / Good Morning
    8.4/10 83 votes

    #2 - I Want to Lose Weight / Good Morning

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-06-19

    Haru points out that Kosaki has been enjoying sweets a lot lately. After getting on the scale, Kosaki decides that it is time to lose some extra weight. Will she be able to control her irresistible hunger and turn her back to the haunting temptation?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Showtime
    8.3/10 86 votes

    #3 - Showtime

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2014-05-24

    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.

    Director: Naoyuki Tatsuwa

    Writer: Muneo Nakamoto

  • Support
    8.0/10 67 votes

    #4 - Support

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-06-12

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Yukito Kizawa

  • Celebration
    7.9/10 73 votes

    #5 - Celebration

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-03-22

    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?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Yukito Kizawa

  • The Play
    7.9/10 75 votes

    #6 - The Play

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2014-05-17

    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.

    Director: Kazuki Ohashi

    Writer: Muneo Nakamoto

  • Hot Spring
    7.8/10 75 votes

    #7 - Hot Spring

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-03-08

    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.

    Director: Shuji Miyahara

    Writer: N/A

  • Typhoon
    7.8/10 68 votes

    #8 - Typhoon

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2014-04-26

    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…

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Yukito Kizawa

  • Festival Day
    7.8/10 70 votes

    #9 - Festival Day

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2014-05-03

    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!

    Director: Naoyuki Tatsuwa

    Writer: Yukito Kizawa

  • From Now On / Please Notice
    7.7/10 71 votes

    #10 - From Now On / Please Notice

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-04-10

    Now that Chitoge has come to terms with her feelings for Raku, she sets out to mold him into the ideal boyfriend! However, with Raku being the oblivious guy he is, just how many different ways can Chitoge try to get him to recognize her more?

    Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto

    Writer: N/A

  • The Promise
    7.6/10 96 votes

    #11 - The Promise

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-01-11

    Raku Ichijo, the son of a yakuza boss, prefers to just live a normal high school life. On the way to school he is kneed in the face by a girl, but gets tended by Kosaki Onodera, a sweet classmate that he has a crush on since middle school. The teacher announces a new transfer student, Chitoge Kirisaki, who happens to be the girl that crashed into Raku, and they start arguing. Raku realizes he has lost his locket that contains the memories of his first love, because of the collision, and asks Chitoge to help look for it. After several days their relationship gets worse that Raku tells Chitoge to stop looking. Chitoge eventually finds the locket. Afterwards, Raku's father tells Raku that he is to pretend being in a dating relationship with a girl from a rival gang in order for their gangs to make peace, but to Raku's chagrin, the girl turns out to be Chitoge.

    Director: Takashi Kawabata

    Writer: Muneo Nakamoto

  • Confirmation
    7.6/10 72 votes

    #12 - Confirmation

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-03-29

    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…

    Director: Naoyuki Tatsuwa

    Writer: N/A

  • At the Beach
    7.6/10 69 votes

    #13 - At the Beach

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2014-05-10

    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?

    Director: Taro Kubo

    Writer: N/A

  • Need
    7.6/10 62 votes

    #14 - Need

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-04-24

    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!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Muneo Nakamoto

  • Encounter
    7.5/10 81 votes

    #15 - Encounter

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-01-18

    In order to settle the feud between their families' gangs, Raku and Chitoge act lovey-dovey towards each other. The next day, Chitoge and Raku go on a date, which is heavily supervised by the gangs, but they drive each other nuts on typical activities. At a park, Chitoge heads to a restroom where she overhears her gang acting suspicious over the relationship. Raku wishes he were on a date with Kosaki instead when she suddenly appears. Chitoge returns and tells Kosaki that she and Raku are a couple.

    Director: Naoyuki Tatsuwa

    Writer: Muneo Nakamoto

  • Swimming
    7.5/10 72 votes

    #16 - Swimming

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-02-08

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Yukito Kizawa

  • Rival
    7.5/10 70 votes

    #17 - Rival

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-02-22

    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?

    Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto

    Writer: Muneo Nakamoto

  • Happiness
    7.5/10 70 votes

    #18 - Happiness

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-03-01

    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?

    Director: Eiichi Kuboyama

    Writer: Yukito Kizawa

  • After School
    7.5/10 69 votes

    #19 - After School

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2014-04-05

    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…

    Director: Taro Kubo

    Writer: Muneo Nakamoto

  • Ordeal
    7.5/10 70 votes

    #20 - Ordeal

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2014-04-12

    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!

    Director: Hitomi Ezoe

    Writer: Yukito Kizawa

  • Three Keys
    7.5/10 70 votes

    #21 - Three Keys

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2014-04-19

    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!

    Director: Kazuki Ohashi

    Writer: N/A

  • Lottery
    7.4/10 69 votes

    #22 - Lottery

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-03-15

    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!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Muneo Nakamoto

  • Teach Me / Master Raku
    7.4/10 58 votes

    #23 - Teach Me / Master Raku

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-05-08

    Marika asks Raku to help her study, since her grades are very low. Raku agrees to tutor her, but Chitoge wants to tag along! Also, now Raku is given a pet he needs to take care of!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Yukito Kizawa

  • Delicious
    7.4/10 58 votes

    #24 - Delicious

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-05-15

    It's Valentine's Day and Raku dreads the idea of not receiving chocolate from anyone. Meanwhile, Chitoge, Kosaki, Marika, and Seishirou are all dealing with their own issues with what giving chocolate to someone entails.

    Director: Hitomi Ezoe

    Writer: N/A

  • The Search / Just Testing
    7.4/10 64 votes

    #25 - The Search / Just Testing

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-06-26

    Chitoge wants to tell Raku how she feels about him, but she is scared of rejection. Will she manage to gather some courage?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Yukito Kizawa