After the complete fuckup that was Nisekoi chapter 162, the creator Naoshi Komi has publicly admitted that Nisekoi sucks.
Nobody is sure why Nisekoi is popular. The series is devoid of anything resembling originality or soul. Japanese fans have been disgruntled about Nisekoi since 2013, saying things like “every chapter is filler” (毎回話がぶつぎりすぎるだろ) and “I don’t give a crap anymore” (もう飽きてきたぞマジで). Yet despite Nisekoi’s obvious shittiness, it sells like hotcakes and there’s even a spinoff featuring the Worst Girl as a magical girl.
Even Naoshi Komi is unsure why Nisekoi is popular as he only draws it for the lulz.
On @nisekoi_k, Komi’s public account, he frankly admitted that Nisekoi was “uninteresting” (面白くない), but that the GIFs were funny and that’s why he continues to draw the manga. The tweets have since been deleted.
What can we make of Komi’s unguarded confession? The fact that it came soon after chapter 162, the biggest trolling in recent manga history, seems very telling indeed. Komi seems to be aware that Nisekoi is crap but fans can’t stop reading.
For those who don’t want to be spoiled for the latest chapter, skip this paragraph. As if suddenly becoming aware that Nisekoi’s ratings were slipping, Komi abruptly initiated an arc in chapter 157 about Chitoge moving to America. Numerous scenes were depicted of Raku becoming more aware of his feelings for Chitoge. After almost 100 chapters of filler, fans began to think that the story was finally going to advance. Instead, Chitoge stays in Japan thanks to some bullshit contrivance and Raku tells her, “You’re my best friend.” This made people on Reddit very mad.
Even one of the translators of the Nisekoi manga was furious, saying, “I was left with shards of metaphorical American automotive engineering all across my face”.
Japanese fans were also bemused by this turn of events. One random commenter said, “Will Nisekoi continue forever?” (ニセコイはまだまだ続くのか)
In all likelihood, the answer is yes. Because it seems that Komi’s ultimate purpose in drawing the series is to allow people on 4chan and Twitter to communicate more expressively through reaction gifs, his life’s work will never be over.
Ganbare, Naoshi Komi!
(DISCLAIMER: This is a joke article. The tweets were fabricated. Sorry for any confusion.)