Nisekoi Season 2 Episode 3 Review

I’ve been immensely stressed with schoolwork these days but I definitely think that Nisekoi is the perfect series to unwind after a long week of classes. This week, as Christmas approaches in the Nisekoi world, Raku finally gets to meet Chitoge’s mother and MAN is she BAD-ASS. SERIOUSLY.

Rating: 4/5 happy clouds Crop_4 Clouds Transparent

Chitoge, her father and EVERYONE in the household is panicking to make sure everything is perfect before Hana Kirisaki arrives. Madam Flower, as she’s known around the household, is a worldwide internationally renowned business woman whose mood of the day can seriously influence the market. She’s a really formidable woman in her own right but… she never seems to have enough time to spend with Chitoge. Hana only visits Chitoge once every year during Christmas and as much as it’ll be good for the couple to get their Christmas together, Chitoge only wants to spend Christmas with her family. Even Raku can tell and it’s these sensitive Raku moments that make me a fan of him in the series.

After everything that happened in season one, I’m pretty glad Raku and Chitoge can still talk as friends despite their awkward relationships-not-a-relationship. I found it pretty adorable that Raku used his break time to call Chitoge, of all the things to do. Raku encourages Chitoge to be honest about her feelings towards her mother. Unfortunately for Chitoge, her mother is still too busy for her, despite the fact that it’s Christmas… Perhaps we’ll get more dialogue introspection on Hana as the conflict pans out into next week.

Episode three does leave us on a bit of a cliff-hanger and I’m almost positive that the solution to the present conflict will have something to do with Raku. It was really different from all the hilarious action we got last week with Paula and Tsugumi but it’s nice to see us return to one of the main couples. Great build-up of events overall. I’m always a big fan of #TeamChitoge which is why I enjoy seeing these isolated Chitoge x Raku scenes take place.

– Cloudy

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