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'Kaguya-sama: Love is War - The Final' live-action film reveals new AV feat. OST, film opens Aug. 20

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: June 2, 2021 at 12:20 PM PHT (GMT+8)


The official YouTube channel of TOHO Films has streamed on Wednesday its second announcement video (AV) for the live-action film sequel adaptation of Aka Akasaka's "Kaguya-sama: Love is War" titled "Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai - Fainaru: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen (Kaguya-sama Love is War - The Final: Genuises' Love Brain Battle)". The new AV reveals the film's theme song. The film is scheduled to open in Japanese cinemas on August 20, 2021.

The new AV features the original soundtrack of the live-action film titled "Koi suru Tsukiyo ni Kimisofu" performed by the five-member all-male Japanese idol group King & Prince.

The film sequel's story will revolve around our main characters Miyuki, Kaguya, Yuu, and Chika during the "Sports Festival & Cultural Festival" event based on the original story.

Some of the cast has been announced to reprise their roles including Shō Hirano as Miyuki Shirogane, Kanna Hashimoto as Kaguya Shinomiya, Hayato Sano as Yū Ishigami and Nana Asakawa as Chika Fujiwara.

The film will be directed by Hayato Kawai and scripts will be written by Yūichi Tokunaga which of both returns to work on the sequel.

The series is based on the Japanese romantic comedy manga series written and illustrated by Aka Akasaka. It began serialization in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Miracle Jump in May 2015 and was transferred to Weekly Young Jump in March 2016.

It has been adapted into TV anime series with the first season aired from January 12 to March 30, 2019 with 12 episodes. It was directed by Shinichi Omata under the pseudonym Mamoru Hatakeyama and written by Yasuhiro Nakanishi, with animation by A-1 Pictures. Yuuko Yahiro provided the character designs, while Jin Aketagawa was in charge of the sound direction. Kei Haneoka composed the series' music. It was followed by a second season that aired from April 11 to June 27, 2020 with cast and staff reprising their roles.

On October 25, 2020, an announcement trailer was released revealing that the anime will be getting a third season and an original video animation (OVA). The OVA will be released in 2021 while there is still no release date revealed for the 3rd season.

The story follows student council president Miyuki Shirogane and vice-president Kaguya Shinomiya who appear to be the perfect couple. Kaguya is the daughter of a wealthy conglomerate family, and Miyuki is the top student at the school and well-known across the prefecture. Although they like each other, they are too proud to confess their love as they believe whoever does so first would lose. The story follows their many schemes to make the other one confess.



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