Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen

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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: Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Spanish: Kaguya-sama: Love is War
French: Kaguya-sama: Love is War
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 28
Chapters: 281
Status: Finished
Published: May 19, 2015 to Nov 2, 2022
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy
Themes: Romantic Subtext Romantic Subtext, School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Akasaka, Aka (Story & Art)


Score: 8.911 (scored by 126652126,652 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #182
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #25
Members: 262,257
Favorites: 28,400

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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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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen has been published in English as Kaguya-sama: Love Is War by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint since March 6, 2018.

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Nov 1, 2022
Kaguya-sama: Love is War is the king of romance manga without question. There is simply no other manga of the same genre from which I remember the names of almost every character; from which I’ve both laughed and cried audibly while reading; from which I’ve derived so much happiness from every serialized chapter. What started off as a cute and funny manga with a great premise evolved into a character driven drama with many monumentally emotional character arcs, each of which continue to resonate with me beyond belief.

Though I’ll admit to some personal bias, I would like to point out how deeply invested Aka ...
Nov 3, 2022
Mixed Feelings
The initial appeal of Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen was a funny romcom with great humour, and an interesting premise. I really loved the premise, which was to make the students try to make each other confess. I loved it. However, that was only until chapter 130 or so, the manga took a drama stage. Instead of continuing the relationship, it takes a big dive into garbage writing. The initial appeal had disappeared, and what I had been reading was filled with boring old rom com drama. If it had continued the humorous and romantic relationships, then I would've given Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: ...
Mar 24, 2021
Preliminary (220/281 eps)
Most rom-coms follow the same trend: it starts hilarious and fun, then it gets serious and cringe. It feels like rom-com authors don't assume the comedy side of things, and only use it as a bait to tell an uninspired, boring story that was told billions of times before their own version appears.

Sadly, this description fits Love is War.

This is a mind game between a boy and a girl living a love story. At least... in the beginning.
The mind game side of the story is given up after 100 chapters, and the manga becomes the usual, boring love story like there are thousands of others.

The ...

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