If anyone is looking for a new anime to binge-watch, then ‘Kaguya-sama: Love is War’ is the perfect anime if you haven’t watched it already. The anime has two seasons of content, with each season having 12 episodes. Also, fans will be very happy to know that the third season will be released this year in April. On top of that, we are getting a film as well. Both manga and anime fans should rejoice about all this new content as 2022 promises to be a good year for them.
‘Kaguya-sama: Love is War’ is a psychological rom-com series about two high school student council members who are slowly falling in love. But, here comes the twist. Both of them are very prideful and absolutely will not confess first as the one who confesses first gives up their power in the relationship. So, because of that, we get to witness some of the most intense psychological battles to get the other person to confess their love first. We also get to witness several sweet moments between the teenagers.
Shuchiin Academy is a school for the creme-de-la-creme of Japan with elites sending their children there. In the senior high school division, the student council is led by Miyuki Shirogane as president and Kaguya Shinomiya as vice-president. Kaguya is the perfect daughter of the wealthy Shinomiya family with many achievements of her own. Miyuki, on the other hand, is a top student. His dedication to his education is scary. The two form the perfect match, a sentiment that is shared by the other students of their school. Now, although the two do like each other, both of them are too proud to confess their love or even ask the other on a date. They would much rather come up with various schemes to force the other to confess. Thus the battlefield of love is set up.
Aka Akasaka is the original creator of the series. Aoi Koga voices our female lead Kaguya Shinomiya. Makoto Furukawa plays Miyuki Shirogane. Ryouta Suzuki plays Yuu Ishigami and Konomi Kohara voices Chika Fujiwara. Yumiri Hanamori is the actor for Ai Hayasaka. Miko Iino is voiced by Miyu Tomita. Now the director and sound director for the anime series are Shinichi Omata and Jin Aketagawa, respectively. Masakazu Obara, Nia Oono, and Masamitsu Utsunomiya are also credited for episode directing, storyboarding, and animation. Yukie Sugawara is the scriptwriter. Yuuko Hariba is the chief animation director.
‘Kaguya-sama: Love is War Ultra Romantic’ Release Date & New Visuals
The third season named, “Kaguya-sama: Love is War Ultra Romantic” is all set to premiere in April 2022 with all its returning staff and cast members. On top of that, a new visual poster for the upcoming releases was dropped on Twitter on 18 February 2022. The poster showcases a character Ai Hayasaka, in a black and white uniform, looking up and reaching for a heart. The post had the caption, “I will show you the real me”. Ai Hayasaka is a third-year student at the Shuuhcin academy and she also serves the Shinomiya group as a personal valet to Kaguya. Her name translates to ‘Love’ and she is based on the character of a celestial envoy in the Japanese folk tale, “The tale of the Bamboo Cutter”.
The celestial envoy is supposed to bring back Princess Kaguya to the moon. Although, Kaguya and Ai are shown to have a master/servant relationship they are more like sisters. But later on in the series, it is revealed that Ai was serving Kaguya’s brother and therefore betraying her in the process. Although Kaguya forgave her, their servant/master relationship has been severed.
Another visual poster was dropped yesterday for the character Miko Lino. It shows the character holding a heart key chain with the caption, “Justice doesn’t ask for a reward, right?”. The poster was uploaded on 19 February 2022. Miko is the current auditor of the student council and is a stickler for rules. This new poster leaves us to wonder what role Miko will play in the film.
Where to Watch?
You can watch the first two seasons of Kaguya-sama: Love is War on Funimation or Hulu. There is also an OVA episode that was released on 19 May 2021. Check out the trailer for season 3Youtube. Don’t forget to look for updates about the upcoming third season and the film releases on the official site, Kaguya love.