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Alternate Titles

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunosen
かぐや様は告らせたい~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~

Synopsis

Miyuki is the top student at his school and is even well-known nationally, and Kaguya is the daughter of a wealthy conglomerate and equally as intelligent. Together they run the student council at Shuchiin Academy. They seem like the perfect couple. The only problem is that each is too proud to confess their feelings to the other. So begins a game of scheming and trickery where the first person to confess loses.

Background

Kaguya-sama: Love is War began as a manga by Aka Akasaka that launched in Shueisha’s Miracle Jump magazine in May 2015. The following year the series switched to the seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump. As of November 2018, five collected volumes have been published. The manga is published in English by Viz Media. Two spin-off manga also launched in 2018: Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Dojin-ban by Shinta Sakayama which launched on the Tonari no Young Jump website in June, and the four-panel Kaguya-sama o Kataritai by G3 Ida that launched in Young Jump in July.

First announced by Shueisha in June 2018, the anime adaptation is being directed by Mamoru Hatakeyama with animation production by A-1 Pictures. Other members of the staff include Yasuhiro Nakanishi as series composer and Hiroshi Yakou, Yuko Hariba, and Yuuko Yahiro as chief animation directors with sound production by Music Capsule, and music composed by Kei Haneoka. The anime will premiere in Japan in January 2019 on MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, Chukyo TV, and TV Niigata.

Characters

Kaguya Shinomiya (Voiced by: Aoi Koga)

The wealthy daughter of the owners of one of Japan’s largest business conglomerates, Kaguya is the beautiful and intelligent vice president of Shuchiin Academy’s student council. She can be seen as cold-hearted and cunningly deceptive, but deep down she cares for her friends and does what she thinks is right. She has black hair, ruby eyes, and a small chest that she is self-conscious about and often compares to Fujiwara’s. She is in a game of sorts with Shirogane in which she strives to make him confess to her, but eventually she starts to feel romantic interest of her own toward him.

Miyuki Shirogane (Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa)

The top student at Shuchiin Academy and also the student council president, Miyuki is hard-working and focused. He comes from a poor family, with his dad being unemployed, so he and his sister often take on part-time jobs in order to help pay the bills. He has fair, messy hair, sharp facial features, and perpetual bags under his eyes from sleep deprivation.

Chika Fujiwara (Voiced by: Konomi Kohara)

The daughter of a noble political family, Chika is Shuchiin Academy’s student council secretary. She is easy-going and friendly by nature, and her and Kaguya have been friends since middle school. She is a member of the traditional games club at Shuchiin Academy and often spends her free time designing board games. She is fair skinned with light shoulder-length hair and always wears a bow on her bangs. She is clueless as to Kaguya and Mikyuki’s game.

Yuu Ishigami (Voiced by: Ryota Suzuki)

Shuchiin Academy’s student council treasurer, Yuu is an underclassman of Miyuki, Kaguya, and Chika. He is very introverted and would rather focus more on playing video games than keeping good grades at school.

Miko Iino

The auditing officer for Shuchiin Academy’s student council, Miko is an underclassman of Miyuki, Kaguya, and Chika and a classmate of Yuu. Despite being very opinionated, she is shy around large groups and has a fear of public speaking. She is very caring and thoughtful around her friends.

Ai Hayasaka (Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori)

Ai is Kaguya’s personal secretary on the student council and also her childhood friend whom she has a sisterly relationship with. She and her family are employed through the Shinomiya conglomerate and have been for generations. In order to hide her true identity, she creates other identities that she lives through including a gyaru student who attends Shuchiin, a young maid who works at Kaguya’s house, and a male butler named Haysaca.

Narrator (Voiced by: Yutaka Aoyama)

International Streaming

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Staff

  • Original Creator: Aka Akasaka
  • Director: Mamoru Hatakeyama
  • Series Composition: Yasuhiro Nakanishi
  • Character Designer: Yuuko Yahiro
  • Chief Animation Directors: Hiroshi Yakou, Yuko Hariba, Yuuko Yahiro
  • Color Key: Kanako Hokari
  • Art Director: Risa Wakabayashi
  • Director of Photography: Masaharu Okazaki
  • Editing: Rie Matsubara
  • Music: Kei Haneoka
  • Sound Production: Magic Capsule
  • Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
  • Ending Theme Song Artist: halca

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