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Enjoyed the chapter a lot, I have to say that's one of the most realistic portrayals of love I have seen in a shounen. It made me surprisingly happy when Chitoge hid from Raku and looked a showcase to check if she looks good her new way of acting was so totally cute, made me root for Chitoge x Raku even more.
Only thing I kind of disliked and was obvious is Raku being all dumb and saying she is hungry that's so generic but I guess I can forgive Komi for that one.
I'm also enjoying Nisekoi a lot. It's an odd series in that it doesn't really do anything new, it just does what it does extremely well.
I genuinely like almost all the characters and just seeing their hilarious reactions to the simplest of things keeps me happily coming back to read more.
That being said I'm kinda out on Onodera right now. Maybe it's just a matter of me not being much for the vanilla love interests but I like everything a lot more when it focuses on Chitoge, Tachibana, and Tsugumi. But maybe that's just a matter of personal tastes.
Last edited by Jammin; November 20, 2012 at 08:58 PM.
I'm kinda with you on Onodera. She always comes off as a stronger character when she's doing things that help Chitoge and Raku, so it's like... Why root for her, when she's at her best not actually pursuing Raku at all?
I have to agree, I'm not really interested in Onodera. I don't think it's just a matter of personal tastes, though. Of course, it's always a matter of that to some extent, but I think apart from that Onodera really lacks strength for an important character. We've already had this discussion some time ago in this thread, but she's way too plain, and that's probably the greatest flaw I can find in the series. I think putting apart personal likings, as a manga character Onodera is quite weak, especially considering her important role. Even with Komi giving her a lot of screentime, it's difficult for her stand out with the way her personality was written. Well, now there's nothing to do that could change it drastically, and it's not like it interferes a lot in enjoying the series, but now Chitoge realized her feelings, so with Onodera not standing that much of a chance, her role might become even less relevant.
I didn't like chapter 52. I hope there aren't anymore like that.
Chapter 53 was really cute, major improvement over 52. I loved the title page too even though it was pretty simple.
Man these light done-in-ones are where Komi really gets to shine on the art front. His whole deal is those facial expressions and man, did 53 have them up the arse. Utterly aces all round.
NISEKOI 54 RAW READ
I can't help but feel the mangaka doesn't know where to take the story and is just throwing stuff out there until he comes up with something.
Now is where the real story begins indeed....
And this chapter at least felt like it had a plan to do something for more than a single chapter, which inspires some confidence in Komi (not that the episodic content felt anything less than entertaining).
... Although Double Arts is an ever-present warning that he can trip himself up something fierce, isn't it.
I really hope that this new character does not become additional harem for Raku. Just don't do that, Komi.
About the mangaka not knowing what to do now, I have a bit of that feeling too, he has some ideas but not really a solid direction he wants to take the story to. But even with this, some chapters, like 53, have been great. I just don't want it to drag on and on and lose the story quality just to make it last longer.