Will the tussle between Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya continue in Kaguya Sama Love is War Season 3? The widely popular anime confirmed the release of its next installment Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai?: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen Season 3.
The love comedy Kaguya Sama Love is War has built a strong fan base after the success of 2 seasons of 12 episodes each produced by A-1 Pictures. The original work, by author Aka Akasaka, began in 2015 and continues to be published in Weekly Young Jump. With sufficient material in hand, we can expect more seasons to come our way.
The roller coaster of romance and comedy in Kaguya Sama makes it a perfect joyride to watch until you get really invested in the story (because it will happen). But what about its potential release timeline, trailer, spoilers, plot?
Why Should You Watch Kaguya-Sama?
The premise of Kaguya Sama Love is War seems like a typical romantic comedy at first. As the plot thickens (quite literally), Kaguya and Miyuki’s elaborate mind games continue to pile. The story revolves around high-school students Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane, the vice-president and president of the student council at Shuciin Academy. Hilarity ensues when they engage in elaborate tactics as love each other but are too proud to admit it and try to make the other confess.
Along with their pride, Kaguya and Mizuki are constantly surrounded by miscommunications and speculations about their mutual feelings, which they are not aware of. They keep trying to confirm the feelings of they other and ultimately have their plans foiled by uncertainty or interruptions.
The manga by Aka Akasaka was initially serialized in the Weekly Young Jump before being adapted into an anime series. Kaguya-Sama Season 1 was released in 2019 with 12 episodes, which soon gained a huge fan following. Kaguya Sama Season 2 of the anime leading up to episode 24 was aired the subsequent year in 2020, leaving viewers with a tricky ending.
The recent announcements promise more content in the upcoming months and maybe, one of the two at war will confess their feelings.
Love is War Season 3 Trailer
The Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 3 opening (OP) theme song music and ending (ED) theme song have also not been released to its fans.
In the meantime, here is the Love is War Season 2 official trailer for you.
Plot for Kaguya Sama Season 3
Kaguya Sama Season 2 covers the Cellphone arc of the manga which spans over Chapter 100-102. This means that the next season should be covering the events from the Rap Arc and beyond that. Kaguya Sama Love is War Season 3 is also expected to cover the manga arc with Shirogane given an opportunity to study aboard.
The story in the anime is slowly processing towards a major event. Will either of them finally confess or will Mizuki leave before things unfold? The Manga readers are spared from the suspense that the anime watchers are feeling.
As production for Season 3 is ongoing, it would be fair to assume that there have been some delays in the process. Kaguya Sama Love is War OVA has been released on May 19, 2021, and will be bundled with a limited edition of manga Volume 22. The three OVA episodes are titled Kaguya-sama Darkness Volume 1, Kaguya-sama Darkness Volume 2, and Kaguya-sama Wants Him to Eat.
Kaguya Sama Love is War Season 3 Release Date
The third season of the show was confirmed in October 2020 in an announcement trailer. The COVID-19 Pandemic affected schedules for release for a lot of animation studios, unfortunately including the timeline for Kaguya Sama Season 3. Fortunately, the official date for Kaguya Sama Love is War Season 3 got confirmed on 21st October.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War season 3 global premiere date has been confirmed for April 2022 as announced on the series’ Japanese website. The franchise has announced the release date on 10th March in a teaser trailer PV. For Ultra-romantic fans, “Kaguya Sama Love is War Season 3” Episode 1 is set to drop in on Friday, 8th April. The global release will happen on the same day new episodes premiere in Japan.
In the short teaser, one can make out the different protagonists of the anime series. At the end of the trailer, the release date of Kaguya-Sama 3 is also announced, set for April 8, 2022.
An event dedicated to Love is War anime has been scheduled don 18th March in Japan. It is anticipated that the official trailer of Kaguya-sama: Love is War will be revealed along with other announcements.
The makers also released a PV to commemorate the news of the KAGUYA-SAMA anime adaptation. The PV is an entire 10-minute episode adapted on Chapter 110 of the manga, “Yu Ishigami Wants to Chat.” Check it out for yourself
With a barrage on anime content scheduled for Fall 2021 to Winter 2022, fans of series like Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer, and Haikyuu are in for a treat. The official announcement with a release date for Kaguya Sama Love is War Season 3 was rightly expected in Summer 2022.
As the manga is still ongoing, the anime series is not likely to catch with the manga arcs. Season 1 and 2 of the anime have been released with 12 episodes each. Kaguya Sama Love is War Season 3 is also likely to be a similar addition to the anime series with 12 episodes and the upcoming OVA to be released in 2021.
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War 3 has a Special Announcement in March
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Season 3 is holding a pre-screening event on Friday, March 18. The main cast including Aoi Koga, Makoto Furukawa, Konomi Kohara, Ryota Suzuki, and Miyu Tomita will be turning up for the event.
There was one more cryptic tweet posted today. On further digging and checking on the official website, the franchise will throw open a lottery event from 12th March. Needless to say that it will be on a first-come-first-serve basis with the lucky winner earning 2 tickets.
Cast for Kaguya Sama Season 3
The ensemble for Kaguya Sama Love is War Season 3 seems to have the main cast in place along with the supporting characters we have seen in the series till now. The anime is being produced by A1 Studios which means no major changes in animation style are happening anytime soon. From the existing updates on My Anime List, the voice cast will include the following names
- Aoi Koga as Kaguya Shinomiya
- Makoto Furugawa as Miyuki Shirogane
- Ryota Suzuki as Yū Ishigami
- Konomi Kohara as Chika Fujiwara
- Yumiri Hanamori as Ai Hayasaka
- Momo Asakura as Nagisa Kashiwagi
- Miyu Tomita as Miko Iino
- Sayumi Suzushiro as Kei Shirogane
- Takehito Koyasu as Shirogane’s Father
- Kana Ichinose as Maki Shijou
- Yukata Aoyama as the Narrator
Where can I watch Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?
The Season 3 simulcast streaming rights are expected to land with Crunchyroll and Funimation, who have the previous 2 seasons with them. Kaguya-sama season 3 is expected to stream on Hulu, who also streamed Season 1 in 2019.
As the potential window for announcements and release nears, do catch up on the previous seasons if you haven’t on Crunchyroll and Funimation. Kaguya Sama Love is War Season 1 is available on Netflix India! All the episodes of ‘Kaguya-sama: Love Is War’ English dub is streaming on Crunchyroll too.
In the meantime, we expect much information to be revealed on 18th March at a special pre-screening event to be held in Japan.
Let us know about our predictions and what you expect in the coming season! In the meantime, you can also check out manga series with the same name by Aka Akasaka.