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Kaguya-sama: Love is War Manga Enters Final Arc – News


Manga goes on break until October 21


This year’s 45th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Young Jump revealed on Thursday that Aka Akasaka‘s Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai – Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen) manga is entering its final arc. The manga will also take a break in the magazine’s next issue, and it will return in the 47th issue on October 21.

The manga had gone on hiatus in May so that Akasaka could write and compose the manga’s new act.

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. Shueisha published the manga’s 23rd compiled book volume on August 18. Viz Media released the 20th volume on August 3. The manga has also inspired two spinoff manga series.

The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in January 2019 and aired for 12 episodes. Aniplex of America streamed the series on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow. The company also released the anime on Blu-ray Disc in February.

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai – Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen, the second season of the television anime, premiered in April 2020. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Funimation also dubbed both seasons of the anime. An original video anime (OVA) project shipped on May 19. The anime will get a third season.

The manga also inspired a live-action film that opened in Japan in September 2019. A sequel film opened on August 20.

Source: Weekly Young Jump issue 45


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