At long last! Kaguya and Miyuki reached a turning point where their hearts can bear it no more. Heart-pounding and heart-racing, they’re finally cornered into a situation where they must reveal one’s true feelings!
And what better way to do that than to allow A-1 Pictures to continue gracing our televisions with Season 3 of the Kaguya-sama: Love is War anime!
Since Season 2 of Kaguya-sama is still fresh in many fans’ minds, many people are wondering whether we’ll laugh and smile again with these enchanting characters in the future.
After all, those who are die-hard fans witnessed the delicious fanservice provided on the 30-minute Kaguya-sama OVA (that premiered last March 19, 2021),
But enough about those. Let’s talk about whether Kaguya and Miyuki’s feelings (as well as character developments) will also shine along with their tensed confession towards one another!
1. Does Kaguya confess to Shirogane?
Kaguya confessed to Miyuki Shirogane. She confessed during winter vacation (or on December 27) with a kiss — a French kiss — to Miyuki underneath a magical moonlit twilight sky!
That’s saying a lot about the girl who constantly repressed her feelings for about a year.
Technically, her confession is just an affirmative response to Miyuki’s romantic proposal that’s covered under the guise of a “study trip” to the U.S. Regardless of how or what it is, manga fans are elated to know that Kaguya voiced out her feelings!
It may initially seem like a shock for those who are anime-only fans because they’d think that the proud, ambitious, and beautiful Kaguya Shinomiya would never stoop this low to graze her pride!
But lo and behold the most astounding and breathtaking manga panels to grace Volumes 13, 14, and 15 of the series! Fans witness that neither Kaguya’s pride nor her heart is hurting.
If ever, this ecstatic girl started to get adorably shy and blush in front of Miyuki. And at the peak of it all, she became overwhelmed with joy and rapture!
What a cute and selfie moment that would have been with the boy she adores!
This momentous scene only proves that this one-in-a-million proposal from Miyuki damages some of Kaguya’s gaming points! Now, she has nothing to hide: her feelings are suddenly exposed now!
But not one to tone down when it comes to her cunning and daring side, Kaguya kissed Miyuki without a hitch at Shuichi’in Academy’s rooftop!
That’s with some hesitation, mind you, as she’s still waking up from a heart-filled dream environment!
2. Does Miyuki ever confess to Kaguya?
Miyuki also confessed to Kagya. In fact, he initiated his romantic proposal to Kaguya even when he’s doubting whether she can accompany him to the U.S!
Although his goal is to study abroad with her, we all know that Miyuki is just using the U.S. study trip as an excuse.
He loves Kaguya. Full stop. So, what better way to confess to the girl you like than by asking them to study overseas with you? In the nick of time, Miyuki did just that so he can hear her answer before he leaves Japan.
You might be thinking that it’s all too easy because of plot convenience. Well, think of the following points:
- Season 1 opening hints at Miyuki’s departure for the U.S. when he reads a newspaper where Lady Liberty’s picture is slightly shown. It’s difficult to see the black and white picture, but that’s certainly Miyuki prospecting for a U.S. university in New York!
- Season 2 Episode 4 (adapted from Chapter 58 of the manga) shows Miyuki purchasing a self-help CD-ROM guide to passing a national English exam! This “Official Guide to a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Test” is a subtle clue to Miyuki’s intention to study abroad.
3. How did Miyuki confess?
Miyuki became the “chad-Gane” of the Shirogane family when he confessed to Kaguya! He planned and timed everything so his once-in-a-lifetime cultural festival with Kaguya will go out with a bang!
And magnificently going out with a bang did it become! With his solitary goal of impressing his lady, Miyuki manipulated the situation so he can be alone with Kaguya at the rooftop during confession time.
Then, he utilized his big brains (which is accentuated with physics, mathematics, and complex calculations) to create a heart-struck moment with floating balloons falling and floating to them!
The crazy balloon-filled atmosphere instantly transformed the rooftop into a theatre stage!
Miyuki managed to grab his beloved’s attention with his show-stopping display. But in his mind, his dashing proposal is just beginning!
He ensured the heat generated by the bonfire’s updraft would cause the balloons to sway to the rooftop.
And thanks to the “wind tunnel effect” (also known as the “downdraught effect”), the wind from ground level pushes the balloons faster towards the rooftop!
This plan guarantees the heart-shaped balloons constantly float around the girl he loves. It also ensures that the balloons falling from the sky would be carried by the bonfire’s updraft so it can rise again. What a brilliant plan indeed!
Once Kaguya snapped from her daze, her attention finally focused on Miyuki’s romantic proposal. He asked to be together with her forever (under the guise of studying in America with him).
It’s certainly a ground-breaking debut for Miyuki, who’s also cosplaying as the cunning Arsène Lupin during this bombastic Cultural Festival!
4. How did Kaguya respond?
Flustered by the wondrous moment and Miyuki’s confession, Kaguya responded to Miyuki’s love with a French kiss!
For a pampered and rich lady, she became the daring Kaguya Shinomiya to boast her romantic feelings towards the man she’s been eyeing (or rather, targeting) for almost a year!
It was a heat-filled Cultural Festival moment, and certainly, one that many fans can’t wait to see animated gloriously on television!
For Kaguya, no words are needed — only actions. And to display her sweet response, she treasured every moment of that French kiss she had with Miyuki!
5. Miyuki and Kaguya’s Winter Vacation
Picking up where they left off, Miyuki and Kaguya’s romantic exploitations continued during winter break. But lo and behold! Chika, Ai, Miko, and Ishigami are about to run into the couple!
This is where the climax of this arc finally got moving.
On that fateful day, all members of the Student Council (as well as some Shuichi’in students) unexpectedly took a vacation and visited the very same mall that the blossoming couple chose for their date! What a twist!
Even while Kaguya and Miyuki are cherishing their newfound moments, they can’t get a breather during winter vacation!
Trouble seems to follow them! Heck, even Chika Fujiwara (whose code name is “Subject F” according to spy Ai Hayasaka) seems like a loose cannon that’s about to go off!
To hide their blossoming romantic relationship, the lovebirds ran to every corner of the mall to hide from their classmates.
If they want to preserve their newfound love, Kaguya and Miyuki’s romantic relationship must remain a secret even from members of the Student Council!
At sunset, Kaguya gave her sweet “Yes” and asked Miyuki to become her boyfriend. It was a gorgeous moment, topped off with another one of Kaguya’s French kiss, that only got elevated with a two-panel page on a wondrous moonlit twilight!
6. About Kaguya-sama
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai is a Japanese seinen manga series written and illustrated by Aka Akasaka.
It began serialization in Shueisha’s Miracle Jump in May 2015 and was transferred to Weekly Young Jump in March 2016.
It follows Student Council president (Miyuki Shirogane) and vice-president (Kaguya Shinomiya), both of whom 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 person declare their passions first! As of June 2021, the manga had over 14 million copies in print.