Love is war, and we’re getting a preview of that battlefield.
On November 22, 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 four new cast members.
We break the details down below.
The 83-second teaser confirms the main cast, as well as the show’s ending theme song. The show’s narrator sets the scene up until the 35-second mark, when closing theme Sentimental Crisis by halca kicks in as a background track.
The series will add the following:
- Ai Hayasaka: Yumiri Hanamori
- Chika Fujiwara: Konomi Kohara
- Narrator: Yutaka Aoyama
- Yū Ishigami: Ryōta Suzuki
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
The main voice cast includes:
- Kaguya Shinomiya: Aoi Koga
- Miyuki Shirogane: Makoto Furukawa
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!