If you are looking for an electric romantic comedy that has the same parts of romantic and comedy and As well as Shares due to some classic material la 10 things I hate about you Or She is a man, Kaguya-sama: Love is a war Is the perfect show.

Love isr is basically about two tsundereHaving battles of mind crush each other big. But if you’re not a fan of anime and words tsundere You’re confused – don’t worry. It’s still a fantastic show and one of the best romantic comedies out there right now. Kaguya-sama Captures the best of the genre, with a stellar balance of humor and heart, and with its rounded and captivating cast. You don’t have to tap into the anime to enjoy the best ROM-com.

It’s fun

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Everyone on campus thinks they’ll make a cute couple, with class president Miyuki Shirogne and vice president Kaguya Shinomiya deciding to get it separately. Others To confess their love. Everyone thinks so That Definitely not going to fall for each other – and it ends up visually inverted, as they both crush each other to a great extent. But of course, they can’t lose their self-imposed game, so it turns into a battle where every win is a slight loss.

All of this is further enhanced by the anonymous narrator, who keeps track of who “wins” or “loses” a particular interaction. The narrator comments on the character’s inner thoughts, such as the announcer of a game watching who comes next in the game. The narrative itself is often serious, and when it is combined with silly shennigans or more mundane conversations that take place on the screen – such as using a cat’s ear, or discussing a potential group vacation – it turns into a complete frenzy.

Shirogane and Shinomia are attractive characters that look alike on the surface. Both are incredibly proud, calculating and smart – and rarely show their true feelings. In fact, they are very different and as the show unfolds, more unique personalities emerge. It’s fascinating enough to learn more about them, but the supporting cast is equally visually oscillating.

(LR) Miyuki Shirogane, Yu Ishigami, Ai Hayasaka, Chika Fujiwara, and Kaguya Shinomiya in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War - Ultra Romantic- (2022)

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Class secretary Chika Fujiwara is a bit of a ditz – moreover she is an amazing pianist, an enthusiastic member of the board games club and a ramen connoisseur. She also has more social awareness than the entire student council, so she is able to bring them along and hang them all out. Meanwhile, treasurer Yu Ishigami is the kind of guy who wants to play video games rather than study, and he’s so pathetic that Shinomiya can’t help but feel a little bad for him. He is just another member of the student council – including Shrogan’s angry little sister, Shinomia’s dutiful bodyguard-slash-handmaid, and Shrogan’s ultimate political rival, Miko Ino, a newcomer with some very strong ideas about justice. They all jump at each other perfectly, and whatever the basic conditions may be, such as studying for the final exams or shopping, they turn into the most humorous progression of the event.

The selected characters are all very different, but the reason the show works so well is that they have similarities. At the end of the day, each of them is a highly emotional and hormonal high school student – and the show lets them get completely ragged and over-the-top. They do silly things to get their crushes to notice them. They over-analyze every social interaction. They stress the read receipts. They rap (badly). It’s all painfully embarrassing, in the best way.

… But seriously insecure

Shrogane lying on Shinomiya's shoulder

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As each moment grows, things like a simple tug of sleeve or a trip to see fireworks with friends grow. And in the context of the show, it’s easy to get carried away in the same big emotions. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. Yes, missing your crush while dropping out of school all day, despite your best efforts to get home for a walk, is annoying. These moments are considered funny, but the characters are just as serious as they seem.

All the characters think deeply about their own interrelationships – romantic and platonic – and their own recognizable character flaws. The relationships they build help bring out the best in each other. It’s fun to watch their hijinks, but it’s just as satisfying to watch their relationship blossom. Of course, since this is a romantic comedy, it goes back to the main couple – and in all of them they have the most heartbreaking bow.

The best part of the love story is that under their confidence, both Shrogan and Shinomia struggle with different insecurities, which turn into anxiety about how their potential relationship might look. Although both are studying in the same fancy private school, Shirogane and Shinomia are from completely different areas. Shinomia belongs to a surprisingly wealthy family, whose parents are very distant and very protective. She has been sheltered all her life and is alone and struggling to keep in touch with her peers. Shirogan, meanwhile, is the only son, the only son of a jobless father, who has strangled himself to get a good scholarship and is now handling the responsibilities of a student president with a school and a part-time job. Among the highbrow students at Shuchin Academy – and especially with Shinomia – he seems to have lost a surprising place.

And so there is more subtlety and depth in the relationship of lovers than their rivals. They can get stuck in sitcom purges, happy miscommunication after happy miscommunication lands them in the same place as before, the audience doesn’t really care about the progress, because the acts themselves are very enjoyable (like never catching Tom Jerry and how tricks are always out of the rabbit’s reach). It’s a little funny to “confess your love to another person”, but at the end of the first season, their feelings are so tangible, their effect on each other is so obvious, that you’re just shouting KISS ALREADY on the television screen. . It’s not that simple, but it’s a beautifully crafted one, with enough tug-and-pull and the perfect mix of humor and heart to keep your investment. Kaguya-sama: Love is a war There should be an aspiration to be a romantic comedy.

Kaguya-sama: Love is a war Currently flowing on Crunchyroll.