Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen

Kaguya-sama: Love is War

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Synonyms: Kaguya Wants to be Confessed To: The Geniuses' War of Love and Brains
Japanese: かぐや様は告らせたい~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~
English: Kaguya-sama: Love is War
German: Kauya-sama: Love Is War
Spanish: Kaguya-sama: Love is War
French: Kaguya-sama: Love is War
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2019 to Mar 30, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: PsychologicalPsychological, Romantic SubtextRomantic Subtext, SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.401 (scored by 11106521,110,652 users)
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Ranked: #1862
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Popularity: #51
Members: 1,760,126
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At the renowned Shuchiin Academy, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are the student body's top representatives. Ranked the top student in the nation and respected by peers and mentors alike, Miyuki serves as the student council president. Alongside him, the vice president Kaguya—eldest daughter of the wealthy Shinomiya family—excels in every field imaginable. They are the envy of the entire student body, regarded as the perfect couple.

However, despite both having already developed feelings for the other, neither are willing to admit them. The first to confess loses, will be looked down upon, and will be considered the lesser. With their honor and pride at stake, Miyuki and Kaguya are both equally determined to be the one to emerge victorious on the battlefield of love!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakashima, Naoto
Hatakeyama, Mamoru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Love Dramatic feat. Rikka Ihara (ラブ・ドラマティック feat.伊原六花)" by Masayuki Suzuki (鈴木雅之) (eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

1: "Sentimental Crisis (センチメンタルクライシス) " by halca (eps 1-2,4-12)
2: "Chikatto Chika Chika♡ (チカっとチカ千花っ♡)" by Chika Fujiwara (Konomi Kohara (eps 3)

Episode Videos


Jul 18, 2024
Stands out for its intelligent humor and creativity in constructing comical situations, often using elaborate strategies and psychological battles between the protagonists. The dynamic between Kaguya and Miyuki is the heart of the series, offering a combination of romance, comedy and a touch of drama. It is widely praised for its sharp script, charismatic characters, and vibrant animation style, providing a fun and engaging experience for fans of romantic comedies.
Se destaca pelo humor inteligente e pela criatividade na construção de situações cômicas, muitas vezes utilizando estratégias elaboradas e batalhas psicológicas entre os protagonistas. A dinâmica entre Kaguya e Miyuki é o coração da série, oferecendo ...
Nov 20, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This show revolves around a pair of high school students who are in love with each other and enter into a competition to confess their feelings first. The one who confesses their love first will be in a weaker position in the relationship, so they are both trying to avoid being the first to confess.

The show is composed of several short stories that depict the everyday life of the two main characters. They often resort to absurd measures to get the other person to confess first. The quality of the episodes varies, with some being humorous while others are not. Some are predictable, while ...
Aug 8, 2023
Kaguya: Love is War is the product of training a GPT-3† model on the corpus of anime and manga, then asking it to generate two of the most basic tsundere (Kaguya and Miyuki) characters available and a deredere (Chika) character. These characters can never act like real people or else the only thread holding the plot together, that both Miyuki and Kaguya are too prideful to admit they like the other, would immediately collapse. Chika, effectively an agent of chaos, is Schrödinger's idiot: she is simultaneously an expert and utterly incompetent at reading emotions and superficially dumb while being an expert in many things.

Both Kaguya ...

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