Nisekoi: False Love Vol. 4 (Blu-ray review)


IMG_3124
There’s something about Nisekoi: False Love that really draws people in. The romantic comedy animated by Studio Shaft features a great cast of characters who bring everything together so well. From the first episode you’ve can’t help but enjoy the silliness that involves two teenagers from rival gangs having to fake a relationship so that they can stop a war. As the series progressed everything fits into place with twists and turns happening all the time. Tie that in with great visuals, wonderful colors and some amazing voice actors and you have something everyone can enjoy.

Volume 4 contains the last five episodes of season one and does a great job of creating more tension between Raku, Chitoge and Kosaki while bringing them closer. While it’s a surprise the series ends at episode 20, the final episode of the series is by far the best in the whole series, as the class decides to do a play of Romeo and Juliet with Raku playing Romeo and Kosaki playing Juliet. Nothing ever goes right in Raku’s life as we have come to learn, bringing together great moments, memorable scenes and tons of laughter.  

Episodes Rating:  4.5/5 Atoms

NR 4_5 Atoms - A-
Video

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.78:1 in 1080p using the AVC codec, everything in the series looks vibrant and warm from start to finish. The character design and the great detail in background bring everything together so well, with colors that pop and no distortion or grain from its original TV release in Japan. There are many great visuals including the beach, festival, school play, and watching Kosaki and Raku in the sunset together.

Video Rating: 5/5 Atoms

NR 5 Atoms - A

Audio

Nisekoi: False Love Vol. 4 is presented in Japanese PCM 2.0 Language audio. Since the series is heavily dialogue base, it’s important to hear every moment and action, and that’s just what it does with no drops or distortion, allowing you to hear every word and action crystal clear.

Audio Rating: 4/5 Atoms

NR 4 Atoms - B

Special Features


IMG_3157

Disc Spec

  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
  • Episodes: 16-20
  • Number of Disc: 1
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 125 min.
  • Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents

  • Textless Ending (Heroines Version)
  • Textless Ending (Chitoge & Kosaki Version)

IMG_3160


Bonus Materials & Special Package

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

Each cover of Nisekoi: False Love featured a different female character in the front as well as a deluxe poster, and this time it’s Marika’s time to shine. The single Blu-ray doesn’t include any really big extra features aside from two textless endings, but the package does include five more promotional illustration cards including one that features Kosaki and Chitoge in outfits from World Conquest Zvezda Plot and a special Weiß Schwarz card featuring Kosaki.

Special Features: 3.5/5 Atoms

NR 3_5 Atoms - B-

IMG_3154

Final Reactions

With the ending of season one, there are still many questions. The ending was very sweet and left on a great note. There wasn’t really any dull moments in the series, since it added in a good mix of hilarity without making the series cheesy, and the constant twists and issues the characters had to face only made things more enjoyable. It’s definitely worth watching a few times and leaving you to decide which do girl do you like best?

Overall: 4.5/5 Atoms

NR 4_5 Atoms - A-

 

Facebook Comments