Nisekoi anime TV series is based on the manga of the same name created by Naoshi Komi. The English recitation of the manga was first published in December 2011. The first season of the series was aired between January 11 and May 24, 2014. The show earned good ratings and went on to air one more offering in the shape of the second season between April 10 and June 26, 2015.
The anime was premiered on Tokyo MX, GTV, GYT in Japan and was later licensed by Aniplex of America for broadcast in the North American territories. Ever since the finale of season 2, Nisekoi’s fate has been put under absolute indecision. And fans have waited for its third installment for as long as they could remember.
When was the property last updated?
A live action version of Nisekoi was released in December last year. SOURCE: Goboiano
A Japanese live-action rendition, Nisekoi: False Love was released on December 21, 2018. The film was helmed by Hayato Kawai and was also based on the same storyline as the series and manga.
Though the movie was panned by the critics, it did bring some good news for the fans as around the time of its release, it was widely speculated that Nisekoi Season 3 could be the next project by the production studio. Despite the critics' ratings, the live-action film is reported to have performed well in Japan with its release seeing around 294 theaters theatres.
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Updated on 13/04/2018: The Shaft studio has offered 3 new anime since the release of the second season of Nisekoi which released back in 2015. The studio completed the airing of Fate/Extra Last Encore on 1st April 2018 and fans are hoping that Shaft may come up with at least one more season of Nisekoi as it is still one of the most successful projects for the studio.
Many speculations were made about the release of Nisekoi Season 3, with several websites reporting that the third season will be premiered in 2016. However, there is still no solid substantiation regarding the new season. The manga has a total of 25 volumes which contains 229 chapters, which means the creators still have enough content to pull out something for another season.
Nisekoi; The Story So Far
The last season of Nisekoi introduced yet another possible love partner for its lead character, Raku Ichijo.
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The anime series revolves around a shy and hesitant high school student, Raku Ichijo, who is a son of Yakuza boss Shuei-Gumi, whereas, the show’s female lead is a confident and rebellious, Chitoge Kirisaki who is a daughter of the leader of Beehive (a rival syndicate).
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The two accidentally meet each other at a high school, only to loathe each other. The situation gets worse for the duo when they soon realize that they are the kids of two rival gangs and they are supposed to marry each other in part to a term of a peace treaty signed by both of their parents. The series also features another female lead named Kosaki Onodera, who is Raku’s beloved best friend and crush since childhood. The anime unravels through a complicated love story filled with twists and turns focusing especially around a lock and its three different keys.
Will There Be A Third Season Of Nisekoi?
The second season of Nisekoi had 12 episodes as compared to 20 episodes of the first season. SOURCE: Nexus Hub
The anime story hasn’t finished yet and has still a lot to answer. This is the most believable reason for making another season. Moreover, many conjectures were made about the possible release date of Nisekoi Season 3 which turned out to be all false. And sadly, there is still no announcement from the officials.
The first season of Nisekoi had 20 episodes and gained wide acclaim from critics and fans alike. As a result, creators made no delay in producing the second season, however, the season 2 doesn’t go as the previous season and it was wrapped up with just 12 episodes which were very less as compared to the first season.
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There are various speculations about Nisekoi season 3 which says, Ichigo will finally yield his feelings for Kirisaki as a large number of fans want to see more of a love story between the two lead characters. Moreover, some other theories say the upcoming season will see Yui-nee’s comeback and her own confession to Raku which will bring a new turn of event to the storyline.
But Why Is It Taking So Long?
Rumors have it that the studio either simply don’t have the budget or the time for a third season. Also, since Nisekoi is a harem series, not having a season 3 might be the creators' way of telling the audience to picture the rest of the story; given its hard even for the writers to choose from four ladies, all one way or the other loving the same guy.