Kaguya-Sama Comic Review Love Is War Vol.1: Love is War

People who love each other may say “it’s beautiful to be in love with him”, but… That’s all WRONG, the fact is “love is war!”. Therefore in this relationship there is a clear “power relationship”! Whoever falls in love first, then he is the one who loses this war. This is Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai or also known as Kaguya-sama: Love is War. You can read for free on Kiryuu.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War is a comic by Aka Akasaka which was first released in 2015 and was adapted into an anime in 2019 until its second season. The series was also adapted into a live action film in the same year.

“Love is war! Whoever falls in love first, then he is the one who loses!!”

It never occurred to me that a mere declaration of love would require such a high-level strategy. That’s what is presented as the main premise of the comic series Kaguya-sama: Love is War, where love here is a testament to the ongoing war. Therefore, whoever is in a love relationship, there must be one party who controls or is controlled. Therefore, as readers, we are introduced by two “potential” couples who hold high levels in the student council of a well-known school, namely Miyuki Shirogane as the student council president and Kaguya Shinomiya as the vice president of the student council of the Shuuchi’in College.

Miyuki and Kaguya themselves had actually fallen “in love” with each other. But they realize that those who express love will be considered losers because they are subdued by their status. Miyuki as an ordinary student who is able to enter an elite college and lead as student council president and also Kaguya who is a student descendant of the Shinomiya family, a conglomerate family in Japan. Half a year has passed, no one wants to beat their ego to express their love. Previously, those who only wanted to date, now turned around how one of them expressed his feelings first.

In this first volume, the premise story is told very well and precisely so that the romantic comedy (romcom) humor here is very pronounced. Take, for example, at the beginning of the first volume of the story, a high-level strategic war has been presented in order to invite one of them to watch it together with a film that is “rumored” will make a couple after watching it. Hearing rumors like that, Miyuki immediately thought back to his invitation, that alone made his invitation to be like dating Kaguya. Likewise by Kaguya who didn’t want to let go of this opportunity because she had devised this perfect plan from the beginning. The number of simple but enlarged moments is what makes the narrative of this comic story more interesting and exciting every page.

To end the review of the first volume of the comic Kaguya-sama: Love is War, I highly recommend buying this comic for all readers, especially those who are looking for true romance but are unsure about how to approach it or even who want to find a good romance joke. Reading this comic is quite tiring because there are so many interesting jokes that sometimes don’t make much sense and sometimes there are a lot of unimaginable thoughts due to the intelligence of these characters.

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