Crunchyroll and Aniplex of America announce UK and Ireland cinema release date for Kaguya-sama: Love IS War -The First Kiss That Never Ends-

The highly anticipated first feature film from the fan-favourite romantic comedy series Kaguya-sama: Love Is War hits UK and Irish cinemas on February 15th and 16th with tickets on sale on February 3rd.


Crunchyroll, one of the leading and ultimate anime destinations worldwide, along with partner Aniplex of America, is bringing the feature film Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -The First Kiss that Never Ends- to UK and Ireland cinemas, on February 15th and 16th. Tickets for the popular romantic comedy, which will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles, will be on sale on February 3rd.

The film Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -The First Kiss that Never Ends- is the first feature film from the series Kaguya-sama: Love is War, currently streaming on Crunchyroll. The story follows Student Council President Miyuki Shirogane and Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya and their cunning warfare to get the other to confess their love for the other first. The film tells the events following the aftermath of their highly anticipated first kiss that concluded the third season.

Official Film Synopsis: 
Shuchiin Academy’s student council room, the place where Student Council Vice President Kaguya Shinomiya and President Miyuki Shirogane met. After a long battle in love, these two geniuses communicated their feelings and, at the Hoshin Festival, had their very first kiss. However, there was no clear confession of love. The relationship between these two, who assumed they would be a couple, remains ambiguous. Now, overly conscious of their feelings, they must face the biggest challenge yet: Christmas. It’s Shirogane who wants it to be perfect versus Kaguya who pursues the imperfect situation. This is the very “normal” love story of two geniuses and the first kiss that never ends. Run Time: 90 Minutes

About Kaguya-sama: Love Is War:
Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is an anime series, based on the hit comics by Aka Akasaka which has over 19 million copies in circulation. The anime series first premiered in 2019, followed by season 2 in 2020 and season 3 in 2022. The series has been Ranked #3 Top Anime Series of All Time on My Anime List, one of the world’s largest anime and manga communities with over 12 million active users per month. The highly popular series also recently received several Crunchyroll Anime Awards nominations in Best Continuing Series, Best Comedy, and Best Romance, among others categories with winners to be announced in March 2023.

Additionally, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War has prompted many viral moments including the ending sequence from season 1, which surpassed over 30 million views on YouTube and a parody campaign ad from a Brazilian politician.

The story revolves around main characters Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane, two geniuses and the top students of their class at the elite Shuchiin Academy. Their fellow students see them as the perfect match for one another, but neither Kaguya and Miyuki are willing to admit their true feelings for each other. The two geniuses come up with elaborate schemes to get the other to try and confess their love first. At the conclusion of season 3, the two protagonists share their first kiss.

After three years and three seasons of awaiting the first kiss between the two main characters, fans will finally see where Kaguya and Miyuki’s relationship stands, in the first feature length movie from the series, coming to cinemas on February 15th and 16th 2023!  (From Crunchyroll)


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