‘Nisekoi’ is an entertaining harem, romance comedy anime. The story follows Raku Ichijou, who hails from the Yakuza family and currently is the sole heir to the ‘throne’. Raku has a pendant with a lock whose key is with the girl who has to part ways. That girl was a childhood best friend of Raku’s. Now that Raku is a teen, he does not have any interest in his family business and wants to do nothing with his Yakuza heritage. But well, his luck isn’t that great as the American Bee Hive gang starts a war with the Yakuza and our protagonist here has to be in a false relationship with a girl, Chitoge Kirisaki, who is from the other gang. This would help reduce the conflict between the gangs. As if this isn’t enough, turns out that Raku and Chitoge are two ends of a pole and they hate each other pretty much from the first sight.
If you enjoyed watching ‘Nisekoi’ and are looking for more series that explore similar themes and ideas, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘Nisekoi’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Nisekoi’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
5. Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (2013)
‘Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru’ is a harem, romance, comedy anime. So yes, it is in the same league as ‘Nisekoi’. But the similarity between these two anime does not stop there. The predicament of the main character is kind of same since both of them need to get into a false relationship, though for completely different reasons. Also, as soon as the main character gets into a (false) relationship, it seems that other girls are starting to pay more attention to him (it wouldn’t be a harem otherwise).
The series is extremely entertaining and if you like ‘Nisekoi’, you should give this a try. Eita Kidou does not believe in love anymore. But this attitude towards love is not due to a bad break up or any fault of his. His parents could not keep themselves in control and end up getting involved in affairs. This is what makes Eita the way he is. He does not delve into anything other than studies and works hard so that he can become a doctor. But his apathy attracts the attention of Masuzu Natsukawa, the class’s sweetheart. She is tired of all the attention and affection she gets. To prevent all this, she asks Eita to pretend to be her boyfriend. EIta does not agree at first but when she gets hold of his diary and threatens him with posting the content online, he agrees. This fake romance starts bringing unwanted attention and trouble in Eita’s life as he becomes the object of envy among his classmates while many girls confess to him.
4. Masamune-kun no Revenge (2017)