The leaks of the next edition of the magazine Weekly Young Jump revealed that the literary franchise based on the manga written and illustrated by aka akasaka, Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen), has exceeded 18 million cumulative copies in circulation. The count includes digital copies sold and all spinoff manga.
On the other hand, Akasaka began publishing the manga in the magazine Miracle Jump from the publisher Shueisha in May 2015, and moved it to the magazine Weekly Young Jump in 2016. The publisher published the twenty-fourth compiled volume in December 2021, followed by the twenty-fifth on March 18 in Japan.
In addition to several spin-off manga, the work also inspired a twelve-episode animated adaptation produced by the studios. A-1 Picturesunder the direction of Shinichi Omata and scripts written by Yasuhiro Nakanishipremiered in January 2019. A twelve-episode second season premiered in April 2020, while a third season is currently airing.
Synopsis for Kaguya-sama: Love is War
At the renowned Shuchiin Academy, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya are the main representatives of the student body. Rated the top student in the nation and respected by both her peers and her mentors, Miyuki serves as the student council president. Alongside him, Vice President Kaguya, the eldest daughter of the wealthy Shinomiya family, excels in every field imaginable. They are the envy of all the students, considered the perfect couple.
However, even though both have already developed feelings for each other, neither is willing to admit them. The first to confess loses, will be despised and considered the minor. With their honor and pride at stake, Miyuki and Kaguya are equally determined to be the ones to emerge victorious on the battlefield of love!
Font: Mogura Sleeve
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