Kaguya-Sama: Love is War Episode One Reaction

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Well, after a lot of hesitation and general apathy towards this show, I finally decided to give it a go. I guess something just finally clicked for me and I realized that maybe there was something worth checking out solely based on the premise. I mean, an ultimate tsundere showdown does sound pretty funny. So, what did we get?

A decent amount actually. Kaguya-Sama: Love is War focuses on the President and Vice-President of Shuchiin Academy, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya, respectively. The two have strong feelings for each other, however, both of them believe that, if they to the other, they lose. And so, the war begins.

Kaguya-sama is a show that, even while I was looking through the winter season before it started, I had fairly low expectations of. It seemed like a fairly gimmicky slice-of-life comedy that was not going to go anywhere.

However, after watching the first episode, I definitely see the appeal. While the two main characters personalities did not ring as loudly as I would have expected for a comedy show in the first episode, the jokes still came through and had me actually laughing, which is more than I can say for a lot of other comedy anime.

Shirogane and Shinomiya are both fun to watch, and there similar levels of intelligence I had me wondering what kind of mind games they were going to be playing next.

The only thing that really concerns me about the series is whether or not it can continue being funny beyond its initial few episodes. Some formats work for a whole series, and other jokes are only good for a few episodes, and I am just not sure if Kaguya-Sama’s format is a whole series one or not.

Still though, based on its first episode, if you have not seen it, I would give it a go.

How do you guys feel about Kaguya-Sama’s first episode? I know were half-way through the season at this point, but I’m still curious. Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you would like to support The Aniwriter, or are just feeling generous, consider donating on ko-fi or using one of my affiliate links:

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