Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War (かぐや様は告らせたい ～天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦～ , Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai - Tensai-tachi no Ren'ai Zunōsen)
So we've all had feelings for another person in life. It's a natural thing, but what happens when that person is your direct superior... or your direct subordinate? Things can definitely start to get crazy, especially if you live in an honor/shame society like Japan, and if the other person alqso secretly likes you! This is the scenario that Miyuki Shirogane, the class president of Shuchiin Academy and his vice president Kaguya Shinomiya find themselves in.
Miyuki is a hard-working and attractive young man who constantly overworks and strives to be the most knowledgeable person in all of the school (all of which earned him his political power). Kaguya is a bright and attractive girl who is a member of one of the wealthiest business families in all of Japan. These two formidable leaders serve as a proper examples for their fellow students, so well that everyone admires them and even suggest that they should be going out.
The funny part of this series is that the two of them would like to go out, but they are too scared of each other (as both are very intimidating) and too prideful to do so! What follows is a hilarious mental chess game in which the two try to manipulate the other to confess their love first.
The two are absolutely relentless in their pursuit of victory. Using well placed props, ordering their other loveable student council members around, and even trying to appear to be more intelligent than they really are when it comes to love and relationships,the two constantly wage battle. Unfortunately, it is ultimately them who pay the price for their actions in many hilarious ways.
This adorable series is a joy to watch, and I honestly can cause even the most serious of individuals to laugh. I give the entire series a 4.5 out of 5 and I highly recommend it for a day you are feeling down or frustrated with your own romantic pursuits. Disagree with my review? Have another suggestion or request for review? Want to say Hi? Leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!
Anime Year of Release: 2019
Director: Mamoru Hatakeyama
Writer: Yasuhiro Nakanishi
Music: Kei Haneoka
Studio: A-1 Studios
Watch It On: Crunchyroll
Final Score: 4.5 out of 5