Japanese Title: Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Adaptation: Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
Genres: Comedy, Psychological, Romance, School, Seinen
This is hands down my favourite romance anime. It is such a unique take on the genre containing some very captivating and likable characters.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War is about two extraordinarily intelligent students working in the student council of a highly prestigious High School. They are both madly in love with each other but don’t have the guts to admit it. Therefore, the only logical choice in their mind is to force the other to confess in a heated mental war in which everyone caught in the crossfire is nothing but a pawn or casualty.
I don’t think any anime has a title so accurate to the story being told. In Kaguya-sama: Love is War, love is quite literally, war. The heated exchanges between Kaguya and Shirogane are a sight to behold, firing like bullets as they attempt to gain the upperhand on the other while anyone that walks by is blasted into oblivion. This is only one of the many hilarious gags that is executed to perfection in the series. The two self-absorbed protagonists are sharply contrasted by Chika Fujiwara, a girl working as their secretary who is completely oblivious to the heated war that’s raging on and usually works as a foil to their schemes. The story focuses majority of the 12 episode runtime on the two central characters, giving them plenty of space for character development and progression which the writer uses to their full advantage. This anime is fresh, unique and executed extremely well. You will find yourself captured by the characters in this engaging and captivating story about love.
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I rate this anime 10/10.