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

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English: Kaguya-sama: Love is War
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~


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2019 to ?
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.191 (scored by 30,324 users)
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Ranked: #3492
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Popularity: #577
Members: 163,552
Favorites: 1,078
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Considered a genius due to having the highest grades in the country, Miyuki Shirogane leads the prestigious Shuchiin Academy's student council as its president, working alongside the beautiful and wealthy vice president Kaguya Shinomiya. The two are often regarded as the perfect couple by students despite them not being in any sort of romantic relationship.

However, the truth is that after spending so much time together, the two have developed feelings for one another; unfortunately, neither is willing to confess, as doing so would be a sign of weakness. With their pride as elite students on the line, Miyuki and Kaguya embark on a quest to do whatever is necessary to get a confession out of the other. Through their daily antics, the battle of love begins!

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Omata, Shinichi
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director

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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)

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"Sentimental Crisis (センチメンタルクライシス)" by halca

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Feb 2, 2019
Karhu (All reviews)
Considering the circumstances that have lead us to these conditions, I conclude the state we're currently facing is refreshingly cuddly in a soothing manner.

I.e. How cute.

I don't really like A-1, but this time they are doing pretty darn impressive job. Even the character design which A-1 fucks up approximately 100% of the time is quality here. Unbelievable. Sure the stares and GAZES could deliver more, and the how cute moments can only be so cute, but otherwise this is a ridiculously high quality adaptation which success was unpredictable.

The first and last thing that stands out here is the directing. Those who have seen read more
Feb 2, 2019
Heumers (All reviews)
“People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love.” –Simon Cowell.

Kaguya-sama Love is war, is basically an anime that you either take it serious and look at it in depth, or you just enjoy it to the max, ignoring any further thinking about it.
The major problem that I see in this anime is about the concept itself. From the first glimpse before watching this anime, I thought that we will have a mature psychological romantic anime that shows how love can be hard, painful and depressing like wars as a metaphorical realistic imaginary, and how can love affects someone’s personality like what wars do, it’d read more
Feb 2, 2019
Quantum-Arc (All reviews)
A masterpiece that evokes every emotion I want to feel from a Romantic comedy.
President Miyuki and Vice President Kaguya are in love with each other, but both view themselves as the ultimate object of desire, and thus see no reason to confess, in fact when you are as perfect as they are shouldn’t it be the duty of other people to aspire towards you? However, this is quickly revealed to be a front used by two egotistical Teenagers who can’t quite work up the courage to ask out their crush. What follows from this is a sequence of over thought-out plans in order to force read more
Feb 2, 2019
LiroPaus (All reviews)
Disclaimer: This is a more critical view of Kaguya sama than something commented just on pure enjoyment overrall.
Kaguya sama is one of the newest and most popular comedy animes in the current times, be it due to simple jokes being shared or the dance in the ending that literally everyone decided to talk about, however, the overall quality of the anime itself should'nt be ignored because like everything else, it has it's flaws.
First of all, the anime is extremely episodic almost to the point of being predictable, it sticks to it's formula and never decides to change or take absolute advantage of being formulaic which read more


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