Anime 101: Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Kaguya-sama: Love is War is a romantic comedy that first aired in 2019. The most recent season, season three, aired between April 9 and June 25, 2022. The anime is based off the manga, which had over 15 million copies in circulation as of April 2021. In the show, two classmates find themselves in a stagnant rivalry as neither wants to reveal their love for the other. The hilarity continues as each of them attempts to trick the other into confessing first.

Synopsis

Miyuki Shirogane is the president of the student council and he is head over heels in love with fellow student council member, Kaguya Shinomiya. In turn, Kaguya is equally in love with Shirogane. Although this could have been a happily-ever-after moment right from the beginning, they are each too prideful to show weakness. Weaknesses include confessing to crushes.


Additionally, Shirogane and Kaguya both know they are in love with each other. Thus, they spend their days strategizing traps to trick their opponent into confessing. As a result, the two main characters have found themselves in a war-like situation, while the other members of the student council are completely unaware of the battlefield surrounding them.

In fact, the other members of the student council must fight their own battles. Chika Fujiwara frequently finds herself battling Shirogane’s terrible athletic ability as his personal trainer. Likewise, Yu Ishigami is constantly battling Kaguya’s wrath. He has a tendency to say the wrong things at the wrong times. Through all of these comedic hardships, the narrator is the icing on top. He is a character of his own and adds commentary to the showdown as if it’s a sporting event.


Kaguya-sama: Love is War is a fantastic anime for people who enjoy slice-of-life shows. Furthermore, this is a great introduction to romance anime for viewers that are hesitant to pick up the genre. Also, the humor lightens the mood as the show starts, but doesn’t prevent the series from having lovely serious moments in later seasons.

Where To Watch

Overlord is available for streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.

Cosplay Options

If you’re interested in cosplaying from Kaguya-sama: Love is War, the outfits are simple and easily available for purchase online!


Kaguya Shinomiya – Kaguya is the president’s right-hand. She is a witty and conniving tsundere character, or in other words, she has a hard time showing her true feelings. She has long black hair, which she ties up with a red ribbong. Additionally, she wear a long, black dress, black knee-length socks, and white shoes.

 
Miyuki Shirogane – Shirogane is the class president and he’s very intelligent. He has short light hair and blue eyes. He wears his school uniform, which is a black long-sleeve jacket and black pants.

Chika Fujiwara – Chika is a member of the student council. She loves to play games and has a special knack for interrupting tense moments. Her hair is pink with a black bow, and she wears the same black uniform dress as Kaguya.

Meet the Voice Actors

This fall, you’ll have a chance to meet the main character of Kaguya-sama: Love is War’s voice actors at Anime St. Pete September 17-18.

Aaron Dismuke as Miyuki Shirogane

Read more about our favorite Aaron Dismuke characters here!

Aaron Dismuke at Anime St. Pete

Anime St. Pete is a brand new con and St. Petersburg’s only anime convention! It’s being held at The Coliseum, the same venue St. Pete Comic Con was held at in January 2022. Anime St. Pete tickets are on sale now.

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Anime St. Pete Goes Big with a Line-Up of Six Popular Anime Voice Actors

The new con is going big with six anime voice actors. Here are the voice actors scheduled for Anime St. Pete:

  • Dallas Reid, who voices Asta from Black Clover and Zack from Angels of Death (below, first row left)
  • Bryson Baugus, who voices Shoyo Hinata from Haikyu!! and Falco Grice from Attack on Titan (below, first row right)
  • Aaron Dismuke, who voices Tamaki Amajiki from My Hero Academia and Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist (below, second row left)
  • Ryan Bartley, who voices Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Young Kyojuro Rengoku from Demon Slayer (below, second row right)
  • Chris Guerrero, who voices Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord and Shadow from Sk8 the Infinity (below, third row left)
  • Jill Harris, who voices Noelle Silva from Black Clover and Chiyo Yumehara from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K (below, third row right)

   

  

 

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