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: 8.411 (scored by 10546441,054,644 users)
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Ranked: #1712
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Popularity: #53
Members: 1,671,547
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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


Maeda, Toshihiro
Hatakeyama, Mamoru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Utsunomiya, Masaki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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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)


Sep 6, 2023
The best novel in the world. Kaguya and Miyuki who are vice president and student body president. At first they think of each other as a romance of convenience, but half a year is enough to make things change. They like each other, but they don't want to be the first to declare themselves, so they come up with various strategies to make the other declare themselves first, which yields hilarious and cute scenes. Kaguya is very ambiguous. She can be extremely sweet and helpful when she wants to be, as well as being spoiled and mean at other times. I like that because nobody ...
Jan 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The Good: Kaguya-sama: Love is War is a funny anime. The humor can be a tad repetitive, but it’s creative enough to still feel fresh, even when a lot of the punchlines remain static. The animation itself is particularly good at showing the characters' reactions to whatever strange things happen. They really did a great job with the characters’ facial expressions in these moments, and I always found myself surprised at how ridiculous these reactions could get. The one emotion that this show is best at expressing has to be anxiety. Particularly, the idea of someone overthinking a situation due to their anxiety. This overthinking ...
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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