Nisekoi: False Love Vol. 3 (Blu-ray review)

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Nisekoi: False Love is one of those anime series in a long time that really gets fans talking not only about the series but also the characters and it’s easy to see why. The first two volumes of the series did a great job introducing Chitoge Kirisaki and Kosaki Onodera two completely different girls, while there are tons of romance comedy anime series that are similar, it’s thanks to a combination of great writing, great character growth and amazing voice actors that this series can work so well.

The true brilliance of the series shows at the end of volume 3 which ends if a great cliffhanger, leaving you wanting to know what’s next. While the series has been out for sometime…part of me just wants to wait until volume 4 and find out just how much crazier the romantic life of Raku Ichijo can be, but you know I still am rooting for Kosaki Onodera, and the newest member of this anime harem, Marika jumping to my second favorite.

Movie Rating: 5/5 Atoms

NR 5 Atoms - A

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Video

Nisekoi: False Love volume 3 is presented in 1080p with a 16:9 Widescreen aspect ratio. Studio Shaft does a great job with character designs and details, mixed with beautiful and warm vibrant colors which help bring the series to life and really pop out. Every character in the series stands out in every episode, and with sharp dark colors you don’t miss a thing with a clear and amazing picture that flows smoothly in every scene.

 Video: 5/5

NR 5 Atoms - A

Audio

With most Aniplex releases, Nisekoi is presented in Japanese PCM 2.0 Language audio. Being a heavy dialogue series, you are able to clearly hear every word and even action without and drops or distortion, which also plays an important factor since the background music, which tries to create the powerful atmosphere, works perfectly well while never overpowering the other which is great since the series has some amazing voice actors behind each character letting you enjoy every conversation in each episode.

Audio: 4/5               

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Special Features

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Disc Spec

  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
  • Episodes: 11-15
  • Number of Disc: 1
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 125 min.
  • Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents

  • Textless Opening (All Star Version)
  • Textless Ending (Marika Version)

Bonus Materials & Special Package

  • Collectible Ending Card Pin-ups
  • Deluxe Poster and Package Illustrated by Nobuhiro Sugiyama (Character Design & Chief Animation Director)

Similar to Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Nisekoi doesn’t offer much in the terms of on disc bonuses, instead Aniplex includes a Tsugumi mini poster, five promotional illustration cards (bringing the total up to 15 now) featuring differently styles of art focused on Raku’s love interests and a Weiss Schwarz bonus card featuring Chitoge, for your Nisekoi decks if you play.

Special features: 3.5/5 Atoms

NR 3_5 Atoms - B-

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Final Reactions 

Very quickly the series keeps getting better and better, thanks to a few twists that keep you interested in what’s next. Are you team Chitoge, maybe team Onodera or even team Marika? It’s a hard choice to make since each girl shines in their own way and thanks to the added bonuses from Aniplex it’s a nice collection to have even if it might seem a bit too pricey to sell six episodes for about $50, but this is one series that is worth it.

Overall: 4.5/5 atoms          

NR 4_5 Atoms - A-
Retail: $64.98

Sales Price: $49.98

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