Opening Songs
OP 1 - Rally Go Round (Lisa)

Ending Songs
ED 1 - Vague Hurts (Nao Toyama, Kana Hanazawa, Mikako Komatsu, Kana Asumi)

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice Of Life

Episodes: 12

Following its rising popularity, it was almost 100% confirmed that "Nisekoi" would be getting a sequel. It was one of those manga series that people have been following for a long, LONG time, and apparently a 2 season, 20 episode run wasn't enough to satisfy the fans. Especially since the anime adaptation was pretty well made with a solid voice cast and excellent animation production quality by f**king Shaft, it was only a matter of time before its popularity got blown out of least for a harem anime. Having never read the manga at all I kind of wanted to see what was next for the series, seeing as the manga has almost close to 200 chapters at the moment. For something THAT long, it must be good right? Well, maybe I'm a little bit premature about wanting the plot to ACTUALLY progress, more "Nisekoi:" (a dumb title for a second season) ends up being more of the same in season 1....with the introduction of more potential love interests. Kind of sad, actually. Without further ado, let's dive into Shaft's second helping of "Nisekoi".

More seasons, more girls!

The opening theme is "Rally Go Round" by Lisa. I'm really surprised that they decided to give her a spot for an opening song here, I always thought ClariS fit the role better. Anyway, for a Lisa song, I'd say its mediocre, probably because instead of an epic, catchy tune, we get a pretty easy-going, cutesy one, which I'd say isn't more to her style. The MAIN ending theme (there are actually a ton of other ending themes used for different episodes sang by the different female seiyuus) is "Vague Hurts" by the 4 primary seiyuus of the 4 main heroines. Nothing new here, its a simple, slow ending song without much of a punch.

Rating: 7.5/10

I was going to give it a slightly lower rating if not for a particular episode that was extremely well done, but all in all, I can just say that this second season is nothing more than the same thing we got from the first season. New scenarios pop up, Raku is introduced to new characters, and somehow...they grow some feelings for him. Then, being the dense f**k that he is, he doesn't catch their feelings and moves on, adding more girls to his harem without even noticing it. This repeats at least twice for this new season, while also opening up more screen times for the main girls introduced in season 1, however this time, its quite apparent that character development isn't as strong, as we don't really see them developing stronger feelings or relations to anyone else that's already been introduced. For the newer characters, sure, like how Paula and Seishiro or Chitoge and her mother grow close together...those scenes are nice, but I feel like there isn't any deep progression between the girls and Raku this time around. The episode with Maiko and his love interest was REALLY interesting, and that was honestly my favorite episode in the whole franchise thus far which kept this season afloat.

All aboard team Tsugumi!

There's really not much to say here. Raku and Chitoge continue with their daily lives as fake lovers bound by a rule because of their stupid families. With more and more girls showing up with different ideas of their lockets being similar to that of Raku's, his quest to find his old childhood love only becomes harder and harder. Things certainly don't help when these girls around him are so sensitive and easily flustered/offended, plus, with more girls coming into his daily life as we speak, he honestly can't keep up with all the shenanigans in his life. However, all for the mystery of the locket, Raku just wants to find out who his lost love is, and as the girls develop feelings for him, all of them can only truly hope that they are the ones who've met him in the past. Though we all know that it's more or less likely going to be Chitoge.

"Nisekoi:" ends on a rather nonchalant and simple note. I'm not too sure if there's hinted to be more on the way, but this was a pretty...non-inspiring way to conclude a season. As a second offering "Nisekoi:" doesn't do much that encourages previous viewers who didn't like what they saw to watch it again, but those who did enjoy season 1 should still enjoy it. Its a simple harem that looks great on screen, and that's what it still is.