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 126687126,687 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: 262,324
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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Oct 8, 2023
This is definitely one of the best romance mangas, and probably mangas, of all time! The first half of it is a bit more lighthearted, slapstick comedy, while the second half tends to lean a lot more into the romance between the many different characters. I've seen people dislike this shift; if you don't like romance, it might get a bit harder to continue as you read. The first half is still very much worth it, though.

The pros definitely outweigh the cons; the characters are all very interesting and engaging, even the side characters, the art style is great (to me), and the comedy is ...
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: ...
Aug 12, 2022
Preliminary (Unknown/281 eps)
They say timing matters, we're in the age of continuous social media exposure, and the internet is at an all-time high and that's what made Kaguya Sama stand out.
BUT !!
The plot is your typical hate-to-love cynical story, from the beginning chapters it's visible that Kaguya Sama is inspired by 𝗡𝗜𝗦𝗘𝗞𝗢𝗜 at multiple stages including the basic theme of using love as a tug of war and influence.
The humour is bland most of the time.

In short, Kaguya Sama lacks genuineness and originality.
Overall, One shouldn't go by the hype and the herd.
Kaguya sama is an average read.

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