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

Alternative Titles

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: 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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.501 (scored by 153,659 users)
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Ranked: #1032
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Popularity: #286
Members: 309,265
Favorites: 5,622
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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


Omata, Shinichi
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Utsunomiya, Masamitsu
Episode Director
Obara, Masakazu
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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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Mar 30, 2019
Hajime_Hinata (All reviews)
You’re seriously crazy dude! But y’know... At least, I wasn’t boring right?”
– Kaito Momota, Kokichi Oma

A question that has haunted me ever since I was born is - What would happen if two tsunderes fell in love each other? Before watching Kaguya-Sama, I thought that the concept was very interesting, and it was pretty much the driving factor that made me watch it, but I was also sure that this “Love is war” idea would become boring, dull and repetitive after a few episodes. Fortunately, I have been proven wrong; not only have I been proven wrong, I have been completely blown away! This Anime read more
Mar 30, 2019
dotta (All reviews)
To describe Kaguya-sama: Love is War as a battlefield of love, between two prideful geniuses, who see confessing as a sign of “weakness” is well—sort of misleading.

Not because these type of scenarios don’t happen throughout the show, but more so because I’m not entirely sure that it is accurate to describe the characters as “prideful” or even “geniuses”; and that might be the biggest issue the show has.

Kaguya-sama begins in a very direct way; the whole idea of the show, everything about Miyuki and Kaguya, and their relationship is thrown at us through a narrator. There is no build up of their relationship, we are read more
Mar 30, 2019
OG_Guts (All reviews)
Every season there is one entry the anime community overhypes beyond belief and this time it's Kaguya sama.

Story? There’s no story beyond two teen high schoolers failed love attempts at getting the other person to confess. Fans have dubbed Kaguya sama as the "Death Note of romance", which is laughable because the mind games here are pretentious, basic tactics.

The comedy is hit or miss most of the time, with the odd joke being able to crack a smile from me. The jokes and gags are repetitive and become stale e.g. the skit where the President and Kaguya gave love advice dragged on too long. read more
Mar 31, 2019
RebelPanda (All reviews)
Confessing love to someone is one of the most intimidating challenges we face in our lives.

Crushes, confessions, and relationships are never easy, but the hardest part is being the one who has to admit their feelings first. It leaves you vulnerable. Kaguya-sama: Love is War takes this relatable fear and centers it around two stubborn geniuses in a battle of who will confess first. Kaguya Shinomiya is the wealthy heir to a corporate enterprise, a prodigy of course, but sheltered, with far more pride than common sense. Her adversary—Miyuki Shirogane comes from a much more humble background, a workaholic to reach the top of read more


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