If love is a battlefield, does that mean that you’re shooting at the walls of heartache?
Earlier today, the official Kaguya-sama: Love Is War (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen) anime website updated with a new teaser trailer and key visual, as well as the main voice cast.
We break the details down below.
The 30-second teaser opens with a heart monitor, with a short dialogue between Kaguya and Miyuki taking place, before the teaser cuts to a bright card motif that mimics the new key visual.
The image features the titular Kaguya standing front and center, smirking as she holds a hand of cards. Miyuki is behind her, looking on with disdain as he stands inverted.
The main voice cast includes:
- Kaguya Shinomiya: Aoi Koga
- Miyuki Shirogane: Makoto Furukawa
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War will air in January 2019. MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, Chukyo TV, and TV Niigata will all carry the series as it airs.
Mamoru Hatakeyama (Record of Grancrest War, Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū) was tapped to direct the project at A-1 Pictures, with Yuuko Yahiro (Diabolik Lovers, Attack on Titan: Junior High) providing character designs. Yasuhiro Nakanishi is in charge of series composition for the title.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: Kei Haneoka
- Prop Design: Takayuki Kidou
- Art Director: Risa Wakabayashi
- Color Design: Kanako Hokari
- Director of Photography: Masaharu Okazaki
- Editing: Rie Matsubara
- Chief Animation Director: Yuuko Yahiro
- Chief Animation Director: Hiroshi Yakou
- Chief Animation Director: Yūko Hariba
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Sound Production: Magic Capsule
Aka Akasaka’s Kaguya-sama: Love Is War launched in the pages of Shueisha’s Miracle Jump in 2015. The series ran in the publication for a year before being moved over to Weekly Young Jump . Nine compiled volumes have been produced to date, with the latest hitting stores on April 19.
Viz Media currently holds the rights to the Kaguya-sama: Love Is War manga in North America. They describe the title as:
Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first…?!
Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy’s student council, making them the elite among elite. But it’s lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There’s just one huge problem standing in the way of lovey-dovey bliss—they’re both too prideful to be the first to confess their romantic feelings and thus become the “loser” in the competition of love! And so begins their daily schemes to force the other to confess first!
Source: Comic Natalie