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Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai - Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen  
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Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are the members of the incredibly prestigious Shuichi'in Academy's student council, asserting their positions as geniuses among geniuses. All the time they spend together has caused the two of them to develop feelings for each other, but their pride will not allow them to be the one to confess and become the submissive one in the relationship! Love is war, and their battle to make the other confess begins now!


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Associated Names
카구야님은 고백 받고 싶어
Kaguya Wants to be Confessed To
Kaguya Wants to be Confessed To - The Geniuses' War of Love and Brains
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai - Tensaitachi no Renai Zunousen
Kaguya-sama: Love is War

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c.105 by Fans & Jaimini's Box 1 day ago
c.104 by Fans & Jaimini's Box 7 days ago
c.1-10 by Viz 13 days ago
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (338 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.69 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 17th 2018, 11:09am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Miracle Jump (Shueisha)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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English Publisher
Viz (1 Volume - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #48 increased(+7)
Monthly Pos #31 increased(+7)
3 Month Pos #29 decreased(-3)
6 Month Pos #25 increased(+9)
Year Pos #29 increased(+14)

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by qwaszx
March 17th, 2017, 11:29pm
really like it. not often do u see both characters desire each other the same amount. usually in romance mangas the male character does nothing but chase the female character. this is like as close to 50/50 you can get in terms of give and take.
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Forgot its own roots   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Hoodspirit
January 13th, 2017, 9:53am
It started out very good, both Main Characters had equal abilities for the 'war of love' in which the one to confess first loses.
As it went on, one gets already suspicious of it rather early. The male character does not take the initiative at all (not entirely true, 1 time he pretended to be asleep *slow clap*). The female is doing the most planning, like setting traps.
Now it is at a point that the female lead character jumps in just to get ridiculed most of the time, while the male one has a a few 'shining hero' scenes.
There is a huge imbalance now between the characters and that killed the manga for me.

The comedy is still good, but it doesn't save the manga after the loss of its own premise.
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A Brilliant Satire   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Vendbot3000
January 7th, 2017, 5:28pm
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai is a satirical romantic comedy with a razor sharp wit. It follows the story of the student counsel at a rich high school, and the budding relationship between its president and vice president, which is impeded by their pride and stubornness. The story takes mundane scenarios from typical highschool romance and turn them on their heads, with the main charcters going to hilarious lengths to win the upper hand in an ultimately futile competition. The characters are genre savy, but are in many ways too savy for their own good. They often end up thwarting their own plans by being too clever or obscure. The writing makes great use of the contradictions between what characters say and what they are thinking or feel. The art supports this brilliantly by bringing the characters' extreme emotions out even behind their reserved expressions such as the titular character's signature death glare.

The manga avoids an extensive supporting cast, instead choosing to extensively develop a small core of five (to date) characters with a few others that show up occasionally. This has allowed the author to move past just presenting standard rom-com cliches. Kaguya is particularly dynamic: sometimes she is a rich tsundere, other times a xanatos gambler, occasionally a murderess and sometimes just a sensitive girl in love.

For combining hip-busting gags with satirical wit, Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai is easily one of the best romantic comedies I've read, and deserves a 10/10.
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Started out strong but is declining atm   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
December 26th, 2016, 1:44am
It was good when it was a monthly series. The interaction between two main characters were unique, refreshing and interesting. But when it's turned into weekly, the quality dropped off. Kaguya became a generic tsundere, and there are fillers like the ramen chapter which is not supposed to be a part of the main story. No more battle of the wits between the two, and that's what I miss the most.

When it started, definitely a 10, or a 9 at the very least. But now it's a 7 to me, which is still fine but the it isn't up to its former quality.
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I love this manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xeno01
October 21st, 2016, 8:39pm
so fresh and funny and pretty clever and very cute. this manga would make a great anime, with the right studio of course. It shouldnt be like a filler series either, the story and concept is just to good to be just a mere filler series.
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Funny, cute, great characters -- the hype is justified.   
Rating: N/A
by Swifft
September 16th, 2016, 2:14pm
The very start of this series wasn't doing it for me, and I immediately started thinking it must not be for me or something. I really spoke too soon, because with chapter 4 and everything after it I quickly turned around, regularly laughing at all I was seeing. The key was fleshing out the two main characters a little more; that got me to start really liking them. This is indeed a really funny manga, the hype wasn't a lie. Wrote a full review on the series going over things in more detail.

Full review:

... Last updated on October 29th, 2016, 11:07am
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Unique and hilarious   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Skull_Leader
June 25th, 2016, 10:27am
Cute, hilarious, and genius premise. This is probably one of the most unique spins on romance comedy and the premise is perfect for generating not just character tension, but cute laugh-out-loud comedy.
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Love is war.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MondSemmel
April 1st, 2016, 10:35am
What a brilliant idea for a romcom manga. Namely, it's a battle of wits over something as pathetic as forcing the other party to confess their love first. The result is something like a bizarre romantic comedy version of Akagi or Liar Game, and this works remarkably well.

EDIT: Oh, and I only just now realize that this mangaka is also responsible for the amazing manga ib - Instant Bullet. Talk about someone multi-talented.

... Last updated on November 9th, 2016, 12:33am
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Breakout Hit   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yuri999
December 8th, 2015, 12:20am
It's more a comedy than romance but it's one of the funniest and most refreshing takes on a tired genre. The author has an excellent grasp on comedic timing which he uses to full effect. The limited use of a narrator also makes things even funnier. I'd say even Josei readers will find it appealing. Although the only thing is that the manga is monthly and we get short 18-20 page chapters. Other than that, it is a must read!

As of chapter 10, the series is going on a short hiatus and will be back as a weekly series!

... Last updated on January 22nd, 2016, 9:30am
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