The Nisekoi series may have wrapped up awhile ago but there are still ways for it to expand its reach. We recently had the complete series get a Blu-ray box set from Anipolex USA and now the distributor has brought the show over to Funimation for streaming. Funimation has now added the 2014 and 2015 seasons of the show with it available in it’s original Japanese with English subtitles open to viewers in the US and Canada – which is where Aniplex USA holds the rights to the show.
The recent Blu-ray set contains the twenty-episode first season, the twelve-episode second season, and the four OAD episodes. The Japanese set was priced at 35,000 yen while the North American set is priced at $239.98 for an SRP and a retail price of $198.98. It looks like the one thing we’re not getting here that the Japanese side has is the CD. The 36-episodes will be spread across nine discs for a total of 880 minutes. Extras include the clean opening and closings and a booklet.
Directed by Akiyuki Shimbo with Naoyuki Tatsuwa, the series was animated by SHAFT with character designs by Nobuhiro Sugiyama and aired during the spring 2015 anime season.
The Japanese cast includes Kana Hanazawa as Kosaki Onodera, Kouki Uchiyama as Raku Ichijō, Nao Tōyama as Chitoge Kirisaki, Ayane Sakura as Haru Onodera, Kana Asumi as Marika Tachibana, Kotori Koiwai as Fū, Manami Numakura as Paula McCoy, Megumi Toyoguchi as Hana Kirisaki, Mikako Komatsu as Seishirō Tsugumi, Yumi Uchiyama as Ruri Miyamoto and Yuuki Kaji as Shū Maiko.
Nisekoi is based on the manga by Naoshi Komi which has been appearing in the US version of Weekly Shonen Jump since 2014. The series began back at the end of 2011 in Japan and ended last year.
Plot concept: Raku and the girls are back! The hunt for the key to his heart and locket continues in the second season of this fan favorite anime series. Originally a popular manga serialized in Shonen Jump created by author Naoshi Komi, NISEKOI: (the second season of NISEKOI) features all the familiar characters from the first season joined by Kosaki’s younger sister Haru. With a new girl entering the equation, will it really be “more the merrier” for Raku? What will happen to this false [NISE] love [KOI]?