Kaguya-Sama: Love is War: Season 2 – Premise Amnesia isn’t always a bad thing

I loved the first season of Love is War so much. Just putting that out there so we all know where we stand. It was one of the shows that really got be back into anime, and definitely the one that got me into reading manga. The second season of this high concept romantic comedy does something I see shows that have made it do and start to move away from the concept that got it picked up in the first place.

This isn’t always necessarily a bad thing.

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Kaguya-Sama is cute, frustrating and kinda Depressing, I love it

I’m actually way more of a big soppy romantic than I’d like to admit. Which is why, when I started watching Kaguya-Sama: Love is War as a goofy comedy featuring two of the most extra people you’ll ever see, I never thought it would grip me to the point where the ending almost had be blubbering like a baby.

And then it went and pulled the rug from under me, went on for another ten minutes and plopped me and all of the characters back to where they started. In essence, ripping my heart out  and throwing it around the room before hastily applying a few band aides and returning it with a red face and an apology.

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Kaguya-sama: Love Is War – a Happy Casualty of this War’s Propaganda

You watch one cute anime girl compilation and YouTube’s video recommendation algorithm will never let you forget it. On the upside though, the relentless barrage of anime clips brought Kaguya-sama: Love Is War to my attention. And never before have I fallen for a show so hard so quickly. Despite the fact that the show seems to stray from its own premise almost right away.

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War - a Happy Casualty of this War's Propaganda

Thanks to it’s silly starting premise and a very catching opening, I ended up watching the whole series so far in an evening and it quickly charmed me on a level I was not expecting. The overly dramatic nature of characters and their constant game of one-upsmanship against one another is offset by unexpectedly sweet it can be at times.

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