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Kaguya-sama: Love is War Manga Gets TV Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Viz publishes manga about 2 elite students who want the other to confess their love first

Shueisha announced on Friday that it has green-lit a television anime adaptation of Aka Akasaka's Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen) manga. It opened an official website and Twitter account for the anime, and also revealed a visual (seen below).

Akasaka also drew an illustration to commemorate the announcement.

Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

All's fair when love is war!

Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first…?!

Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy's student council, making them the elite among elite. But it's lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There's just one huge problem standing in the way of lovey-dovey bliss—they're both too prideful to be the first to confess their romantic feelings and thus become the “loser” in the competition of love! And so begins their daily schemes to force the other to confess first!

Akasaka began the series in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine in May 2015 but it moved to Young Jump in March 2016. The ninth compiled volume shipped on April 19, and this year's 27th issue of Young Jump will publish the manga's 100th chapter on June 7. (The same issue will have the manga on the cover, and it will print a color opening page for the chapter as well as a message from Akasaka about the anime.) A special side story ran in the debut issue of Young Jump Gold in May 2017. When the 10th volume debuts on June 19, the series will have more than 2.4 million copies, including the digital version of the manga. Viz Media published the second volume on May 1.

Sources: Kaguya-sama: Love is War anime's official website, Kaguya-sama: Love is War anime's official Twitter account, Comic Natalie

Update: Links fixed. Thanks, pikopika

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