The Play
The Play 2
japanese title エンゲキ
translation Engeki

Production information

Scenario Yukito Kizawa
Storyboard Takashi Kawabata
Production Takashi Kawabata
Directed by Kazuya Shiotsuki; Akihisa Takano; Junichi Takaoka; Hatsue Nakayama
End card KEI
Broadcast information
Japanese broadcast May 17, 2014
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The Play (エンゲキ, Engeki) is the 19th episode of the Nisekoi series that is originally written and illustrated by Naoshi Komi as a manga. The episode premiered on May 17, 2014.
The Play

Episode 19 title card.

Overview Edit

Due to Chitoge's refusal of accepting the role in their play, Kosaki steps in and takes the role as Juliet with Raku as Romeo. Whilst in the midst of rehearsals, Raku and Chitoge gets into a heated argument over their fake relationship. As Raku vehemently states how dysfunctional things are between them and is considering to end their ties, Chitoge slaps Raku out of anger. On the day of their play, Kosaki gets injured after rescuing a fellow classmate from a fall. With no one else to take over Kosaki in her role as Juliet, Raku approaches Chitoge and convinces her to take the part. After Raku apologizes and admits he doesn't despise Chitoge as the latter had presumed, Chitoge leans onto Raku and accepts the role as his Juliet.
The Play end card

Episode 19 end card.

Characters Edit

Episode Notes Edit

Differences between anime and manga Edit

  • The scenes where Marika claims the role of Juliet from Chitoge, where all the boys in the class reject having Raku play as Romeo, and where Shū makes the whole class draw from straws for the roles the isn't shown in the anime.
  • In the anime, Shū announces to everyone that practice for the play is after school. In the manga, he isn't shown announcing it.
  • In the manga, a few of Raku's male classmates ask him if he could actually play Romeo and offer to switch roles with him. Raku worries about not being able to handle the role and remembers playing a tree back in elementary. This scene isn't shown in the anime.
  • In the manga, a group a girls start to notice and talk about Chitoge is looking down and thought that she would have wanted to play Juliet.
  • In the manga, a group of girls try to put Tsugumi into her costume but due to her huge breasts, it can't fit and a button pops off which hits Raku.
  • After the fight she and Raku had, Chitoge starts punching a wall. In the manga, the wall starts to break but in the anime, you could see no damage to the wall.
  • In the manga, Raku starts thinking about the fight he had with Chitoge and wonders what he should do about it.
  • The girl that Kosaki saves from the fall off the ladder explains how Kosaki gets her sprain in the manga.
  • In the scene where Raku comes to get Chitoge, Raku is on the left side of the screen while Chitoge is on the right in the anime but in the manga, its switched. This is the same for the scene where Chitoge leans on Raku's back.

Trivia Edit