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Post Reply (Nisekoi) Why Onodera?
Posted 5/4/14 , edited 5/4/14
The shy and timid ones almost never "win" in these shows unless it was a harem where it was just super obvious that the other girls were the extras. These shows reward the confident ones, but not too pushy, and Onodera being the crush before the story started makes it so people may root for her because they can relate to her having a love she never confessed to. Even still, there are people that would hope against all odds just to see their favorite girl happy in that emotional situation. They (and I, admittedly), were probably invested in Onodera because there was a gap between revealing her character and revealing that other girls have keys.

Sadly, Onodera fills the timid role that never confessed when she had years to, Chitoge is the Tsundere, Tsugumi is the middle between the two (imo and from what I saw, at least a few others) and then there is Marika (the too pushy). With other shows in mind, historically, Chitoge is the most likely. I'd say, somehow, Tsugumi would be ranked as second*. Most people like a story with the longshot winning and so they can throw their support behind Onodera and Marika (whether they have realized that many past stories have their archetypes losing more often than winning). Others want to side with the winner, so they'd pick the most likely. *One would think that Tsugumi is the least likely without a key, but one must remember the oldest rule: -new is always better-.

*Not saying this is the logic behind everyone's decisions, this just covered the history of the many harems I've seen. I always pick the least likely type, Onodera in this case due to her character traits mentioned. They also dropped a subtle hint that she won't win in the anime, though - I don't necessarily consider word choice in the anime as canon (episode 16). Because it is hopeless for her, in my eyes, I must pretend she can win all the more! #TeamOnodera . I just don't like Tsugumi and Chitoge because plenty of shows have guys working hard to get girls of their type and it just isn't realistic (not that this crazy show is).

All imo.

edit: got the episode # I referenced wrong
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Posted 5/4/14 , edited 12/28/14
Ondera is so cute! she reminds me of Hinata from Naruto.

In reality Ondera would be the perfect girl because if you had to choose a girl who is shy and gentle or a girl who is stubborn and beats you up onces a day or someone that is clingy? who would you choose seriously lol
I know ill choose the shy and gentle one XD
ps (Chitoge and Tsugumi are the one who would beat you up each day and Marika is the clingy obsess one)
anyways Ondera and Raku like each other! TWO PEOPLE WHO LIKE EACH OTHER SHOULD JUST GO OUT ALREADY!!
but i think raku and chitgoe will prob end up together because the blonde girl always get the guys in anime and real life.
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Posted 5/4/14

xFloyd wrote:

Ondera is so cute! she reminds me of Hinata from Naruto.

In reality Ondera would be the perfect girl because if you had to choose a girl who is shy and gentle or a girl who is stubborn and beats you up onces a day or someone that is clingy? who would you choose seriously lol
I know ill choose the shy and gentle one XD
ps (Chitoge and Tsugumi are the one who would beat you up each day and Marika is the clingy obsess one)
anyways Ondera and Raku like each other! TWO PEOPLE WHO LIKE EACH OTHER SHOULD JUST GO OUT ALREADY!!
but i think raku and chitgoe will prob end up together because the blonde girl always get the guys in anime and real life.


and thats where the symbolism of false love comes from

THE TITLE AND THE PLOT OF THE ENTIRE STORY
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Posted 5/4/14
look what i started by describing the symbolism and personalities behind characters lol

its getting off track from topic only very minor slightly LOL
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Posted 5/4/14 , edited 11/9/14
Because I'm the shy, quiet type and it would be nice to see an anime where the shy, quiet girl gets the guy instead of the boisterous one.

You can do it Onodera!
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Posted 5/4/14
This is the first RomCom that I don't know which team I am in. They are all soooo cool and I don't know who to root for. I mean Raku likes Onodera, but chitoge is his fake gf which at the same time getting feelings for him, but we also have the fiance who is the bravest of them all and she really does love raku, but tsugumi is so badass as well. Shit I cant even decide, this is the type of anime that will drag forever and then give us an open ending.
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Posted 5/4/14
im a few episodes behind. but as far as i know its always been onodera vs chitoge. all other characters will be side characters unless he tries things out properly with onodera and chitoge to only find things don't work.

but in the world of anime, its not like that.

the beauty of falling in love with the person you always wanted, or someone who you discover like nobody else are two of the strongest romance technique in the industry.
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Posted 5/4/14
i'm not big on onodera (she's too perfect/timid for my tastes), but i understand why people like her. if you haven't noticed, the draw of nisekoi isn't that it has any substantial romance, but that it just goes along introducing more "flavors" off cute girls that get into foofy romcom situations with our MC. it's stays entertaining as it is because most of the "flavors" of girls are well handled and endearing in their own right. the season is almost over and the show hasn't really made any significant progress towards any of the girls and probably doesn't ever intend to. from what i hear about the manga, it never really does. nisekois more about the cute fluffy journey (filled with various cute girls in funny gag situations) than the destination (which will probably just be open-ended for future seasons to introduce more girls(which in turn will be open-ended...(eventually, if ever we'll get a chitoge end because the main girl always wins and the childhood friend always loses. ALWAYS)))
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Posted 5/4/14

jackytheman58 wrote:

Even back when Nisekoi was a manga she would be top of character popularity.


i'm pretty sure it's still a manga

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Posted 5/4/14 , edited 12/28/14
I like Onodera because her over-the-top cute and shy behavior. She also has that kinda "plain girl" look to her that ends up adding to the charm. Kinda like Aoyama Nanami from Pet Girl of Sakurasou.
Posted 5/4/14 , edited 11/9/14
Onodera reminds me a lot of Sengoku from Bakemonogatari. Onodera is cute, but I like the concept that just because you're cute doesn't mean you're going to get what you want. You have to reach out and grab what you want sooner than later and she simply isn't doing that so I don't care if she isn't chosen.

Right now I'm on the fence really. I'd be on Team Tsugumi if I thought it was possible, but it's far from being possible. After that you have Chitoge and Marika. Nisekoi has really messed me up with having not one or two, but FOUR very likable female heroines. Chitoge is the most realistic and down to earth out of all of them though so as for a possible ending I pick her.

This is my order of preference for final pairings.
Raku x Tsugumi(Fantasy ending)
Raku x Chitoge
Raku x Marika
Raku x Onodera


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Posted 5/4/14 , edited 11/9/14
I don't know why everyone loves Onodera, some say it's because in real life who would you choose. The thing is it's different when you're the one in the situation and just speculating one. I watch anime because it always leads me to new ideas and possibilities. I know Onodera makes the most sense in real life, but this isn't it. Wouldn't it be nice to see some creativity done to make some of the other girls work out.

Imagine if Tsugumi is the girl, that would get interesting fast and new interesting things need to happen.
If Chitoge was the girl, it would add more of those awkward moments.
Marika is just something that needs the most work, with her clingy personality and all.
Onodera to me just seems too plain and normal, to me that would be something boring to watch if she was the girl.

Personally, I think this series is going to end with Shū knowing everything and all those keys and lock was just his master plan. I think he would've been there with Raku and made him do all this. With Shū actually having the key that fits the locket and wanted this to happen so he could get a good laugh.

On a side note. Has anyone else noticed that Onodera's Key is the only one that's shown in the cover of the anime? Foreshadowing... Maybe?
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Posted 5/4/14
At first, in the manga(which I buy legal copies through international mail), I thought Marika was annoying.


But after her appearance in the anime, I really REALLY can't decide between her, Chitoge, and Onodera. Hardest choices EVER
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Posted 5/4/14 , edited 5/4/14
why Onodera?

I cant decide man so I cant answer that question but if you ask Raku , hell he will go for Onodera ... hahahaha

but I like Kana ....
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Posted 5/4/14
If we were talking about real life. I am sure I wouldn't even be friends with Onodera. I have honestly never even known a girl with a personality like that. Americans tend to be a little more extroverted on average.

Chitoge on the other hand, I am sure I would eventually get used to her tsun even if we hated each other at first, and we would probably eventually become friends. Sort of like what is happening in Nisekoi. As far as romance, I really don't know, but just by the simple fact that I would actually be acquainted with Chitoge gives it a much higher chance.

Marika, no clue. Never met anyone like this in real life. Same for Tsugumi. I have met people with abrasive personalities, I've met extroverted people with pleasant personalities, but I have never met people quite as clingy as Marika or as grumpy as Tsugumi.

So yeah, irl the only one who I can even see myself having a friendship with would be Chitoge.

Also I would honestly need someone who I can actually talk to, Chitoge seems a lot easier on that account than Onodera. Onodera is cute, but that is about it. I really don't think I'd even talk to her at all in Raku's position. Japanese people like that though, the whole Yamato Nadeshiko thing, the perfect submissive woman who is seen and not heard. I am too American for that though.
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