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Dual Confessions, Part 2 / The Shuchiin Afterparty
Shroud in a cape and dressed in the guise of the phantom thief Arsène, Shirogane waited for Kaguya's arrival atop the clock tower roof overlooking Shuchiin. When asked why he would do such a thing, Shirogane answered that there was something he wanted to show Kaguya.

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Kaguya Wants to Confess, Part 2 / Kaguya Wants to Confess, Part 3 / Dual Confessions, Part 1
The moment the culture festival reached its finale, the jewel object made by Shirogane was stolen by a phantom thief who calls himself Ars

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Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Confess, Part 4 / Tsubame Koyasu Wants to Say No / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Confess, Part 5
Invited to walk around the culture festival together by Shirogane, Kaguya is unable to hide her surprise at this sudden plot twist. She lightly joked that maybe he was affected by the festival's atmosphere, but Shirogane never dropped his serious expression.

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Kozue Makihara Wants to Have Fun / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Unmask / Miyuki Shirogane's Culture Festival
Ishigami, who succeeded in inviting Tsubame on a Culture Festival date, browses around campus exhibits in an attempt to shorten the distance between the two. In the end, it didn't go as well as hoped.

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Spring of First Year / Kaguya's Culture Festival / Yu Ishigami's Culture Festival
One week after enrolling in Shuchiin Academy as a special scholarship student, Shirogane had already regretted that he had come to a school he should not have. The students around him were elites born into famous families.

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Kei Shirogane Wants to Show Off / About Kaguya Shinomiya, Part 2 / Kaguya Wants to Confess
Kaguya learns about the romantic legend that giving a heart-shaped gift at the Culture Festival brings eternal love. She wonders if there is a way she can give Shirogane a heart-shaped gift without getting caught.

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Miko Iino Can't Love, Part 1 / Students Wish to Discuss the Culture Festival / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Blow It Up
While all the classes were consumed in preparation for Shuchiin Academy's Hoshin Culture Festival, Shirogane and those from Class 2-B were working hard at making balloon art. As Fujiwara delicately puts finishing touches on a cute balloon bear, the clumsy Shirogane keeps popping them no matter how many times he tries.

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The Student Council Wants to Move Forward / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Confess, Part 2 / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Make Her Confess, Part 3
Parent-Teacher Conferences to determine each student's future begin at Shuchiin Academy. One wishes to continue in the academy's university, one is considering taking exams for a different university – both will declare their future plans.

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Chika Fujiwara Wants to Beat a Rhythm / Ai Hayasaka Wants to Talk / Maki Shijo Wants Some Help
Shirogane wants to improve his atrocious rap skills so he can express himself to Herthaka. Fujiwara offers to learn about hip-hop so she can help him.

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Kaguya Shinomiya's Impossible Demand: "A Cowrie a Swallow Gave Birth To" Part 1 / Yu Ishigami Wants to Prove Himself Worthy / Chika Fujiwara Wants to Stay Over
After their second semester final exams end, there are plans for a sleepover at Kaguya's house. But Shirogane and the others are unable to come, leaving Fujiwara as the only one who can join.

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Nagisa Kashiwagi Wants to Kill / Maki Shijo Wants to Take Action / Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Be Believed
Kashiwagi is convinced that her boyfriend is cheating on her. Later, Shirogane and Ishigami listen to Kaguya's relative Maki describe her love woes.

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Miyuki Shirogane Wants to Mediate / Kaguya Wants to Distract Him / Kaguya Preemptively Strikes
Kaguya makes a big fuss when she learns that Shirogane was invited to a karaoke group date and orders Hayasaka to remove him from the venue. Dissatisfied with such treatment yet unable to refuse her mistress' instructions, Hayasaka joins the party as Shirogane's acquaintance Smithee A.

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Miko Iino Wants to Be Soothed / Kaguya Doesn
After finally making her long awaited smartphone debut, Kaguya restlessly contemplates over how to respond to Shirogane's LINE message. As Hayasaka watches over, she realizes that Kaguya is not aware of the "read receipt" function.

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Kaguya-sama: Love is War is an intriguing and compelling romantic comedy series that first aired on Tokyo MX in 2019. The series encapsulates the battle of wits, charm, and cunning between its leading protagonists, making it a unique and engrossing interpretation of high school romance. Kaguya-sama: Love is War has steady pacing and clever storytelling, which render a perfect blend of romantic tension and comedic relief, making it a well-praised and well-loved addition to the genre’s catalog.

The series adapts a popular manga story of the same name written by Aka Akasaka. It nestles itself comfortably in the milieu of Shuchiin Academy, an elite institution where Japan's top minds converge, and where our brilliant, chess-like love story takes place. The series cleverly avoids clichéd high school romance tropes, instead relying on strategic mind games and prideful endeavors to confess love, distinguishing the show from its contemporaries.

The show's main characters are Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane. Kaguya comes from an influential and wealthy family, and despite her cold exterior, she is a caring and thoughtful person. On the other hand, Miyuki is recognized as the top student in school and is known for his hard work and dedication. Both are members of the student council and have been, for a while, harboring romantic feelings for each other.

The pivotal theme in Kaguya-sama: Love is War is the common belief that the one who professes love first becomes the 'loser.' This manifests in a tense and prolonged psychological warfare between Kaguya and Miyuki. Both devise complicated plans to make the other confess their feelings first. The irony here is that both know about their feelings for each other, but their significant pride and inability to be vulnerable prevent them from taking the first step and confessing their love.

The constant upside-down turns, devious schemes, misconceptions, and humorous interactions form the backbone of the series, giving it a fast-paced and comically tense atmosphere that surprisingly works well with a romantic premise. The love battle becomes more complex and entertaining with each passing episode as both parties continue to devise even more intricate tactics to lure the other into confessing.

Adding to the dynamic main duo are two other student council members who significantly contribute to the story's unfolding. Chika Fujiwara, the secretary of the student council, is a bubbly and playful character who often unknowingly disrupts Kaguya’s and Miyuki’s plans, contributing to many humorous and unexpected outcomes. Yu Ishigami, on the other hand, is the student council treasurer who often serves as the voice of reason.

The show's strength lies in its wit, smart humor, and the complex psychology of its leads wrapped in a seemingly simple premise. Their inability to confess their feelings allows the show to maneuver diverse situations throughout, offering a fresh diversion from the usual high school rom-com narratives. It is also worth noting that even though the story's central theme revolves around their romantic entanglements, the series takes time to delve into each character's individuality, personal growth, and relationships with others beyond their romantic tension.

The animation work by the studio A-1 Pictures is vibrant, fluid, and dynamic, complementing the story's tone and pacing beautifully. Its art and animation have a distinctive charm and character, offering a perfect balance of dramatic flair and comedic timing. The show's sound design and music also accompany the storytelling in a very complementary fashion.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War can be appreciated by anime fans who love a good romantic comedy, as well as those who cherish a well-rounded story with developed characters. It delivers a well-written, light-hearted storyline with several emotional moments, making it an engaging and heartwarming series. The humorous interplay of tactics between Kaguya and Miyuki is consistent and entertaining throughout, ensuring that viewers will always be left wondering, "Who will confess their love first?"

In conclusion, Kaguya-sama: Love is War is a standout romantic comedy anime series from the year 2019, presenting the complexities of young love in an unusual but humorous manner. With a unique premise, complex characters, and high-quality animation, it has set a benchmark in the genre and continues to be well-loved by its audience.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War is a series categorized as a returning series. Spanning 3 seasons with a total of 37 episodes, the show debuted on 2019. The series has earned a mostly positive reviews from both critics and viewers. The IMDb score stands at 8.5.

How to Watch Kaguya-sama: Love is War

How can I watch Kaguya-sama: Love is War online? Kaguya-sama: Love is War is available on Tokyo MX with seasons and full episodes. You can also watch Kaguya-sama: Love is War on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix online.

Tokyo MX
Aaron Dismuke, Aoi Koga, Makoto Furukawa
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